Out-of-School Programs Successful in Reducing Dating Violence for High Risk Teen Girls

Adolescent girls in the child welfare system are at high risk of revictimization in teen dating relationships and later in adulthood. A new study compares two out-of-school interventions designed to decrease revictimization. Girls who participated in one of the two interventions were three- to five-times less likely to report sexual or physical revictimization than girls in the comparison group. This report suggests that we would do well to investigate non-school-based dating violence interventions, since many of the girls who benefited from this out of school approach would not have been reached by traditional, school‐based dating violence programming.

About amybarasch

Seasoned professional in the area of partner violence, criminal justice, and public policy. Public Service Professor at the Center for Human Services Research, SUNY Albany. Former Director of the NYS OPDV; NYC FJC; and creator of a variety of collaborative community-engaged programs.
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