Issues dating violence research
Weisz and Black show that multisession programs are most useful in preventing violence and assault, because they enable participants to learn new behaviors and change entrenched attitudes.
Combining single- and mixed-gender sessions, as well as steering discussions away from the assignment of blame, also yield positive results.
The authors demonstrate that productive education remains sensitive to differences in culture and sexual orientation and includes experiential exercises and role-playing.
Manuals help in guiding educators and improving evaluation, but they should also allow adolescents to direct the discussion.
Good programs regularly address teachers and parents.
Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.Such research has extended the knowledge base not only about the incidence and types of violence occurring but also about consequences, contributing factors, and gender differences.However, there are a number of important research issues in the literature that require clarification and/or research replication.This review identifies and addresses these issues in three sections.The first section of the review examines methodological issues, which include definition, violence rates, and sampling.