Building an Evidence-Based Approach to Address Dating Violence Prevention

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Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, ISSN: 2155-5834, Vol: 4, Issue: 1, Page: 13

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Smith, Peggy B.
adolescence; evidence-based; dating violence prevention
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Purpose: To discuss the approach and recommendations related to the adoption of school based curriculum for violence prevention.Findings: Preliminary assessments suggest that middle and high school youth experience a variety of forms of violence in social and dating relationships. Such experiences have negative academic, behavioral and emotional consequences.Conclusions: The authors have clearly illuminated the need for addressing the phenomenon of dating violence. The field could benefit from more robust evidenced-based investigations that substantiate that interventions have an impact beyond attitudinal changes toward the behavior. Such academic endeavors will provide a platform to validate the inclusion of such information in a school based curriculum as act as a call for action for broad based interventions.