Evidence-based TDV prevention programs are in use throughout the country and organizations can educate key stakeholders about these programs.The table below provides a list of some evidence-based TDV prevention programs.
Most of the handful of programs that have been empirically investigated are school-based and use a group format.
Organizations can also work with stakeholders to identify common goals or develop synergy around complementary issues (e.g., parent-child relationship quality, sexual health, substance abuse, Title IX, youth violence, academic achievement, social/emotional learning objectives, and exposure to violence).
The Dating Matters initiative’s comprehensive approach to TDV prevention includes a range of preventive strategies, including youth and parent education and skill-development programs, educator training, communication strategies, policy strategies, and evaluation and surveillance for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods.
“This new Classroom Discussion Guide with Resource Information is designed to help teachers, counselors and other caring adults have a comfortable, informative discussion with girls and boys in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades about abuse issues and prevention.” 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade basic curriculum kit available for 5. Making the peace: An approach to preventing relationship violence among youth.
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These can also be fostered by a teen’s home and community.