Read the final technical report Dating Abuse Prevention in Teens of Moms with Domestic Violence Protection Orders (pdf, 405 pages).Learn more about the CDC's Randomized Efficacy Trial of Moms and Teens for Safe Dates.Nationally, one in three adolescents is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
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This program is offered to students in grades 7 through 12.
The study suggests that high-risk girls can successfully participate in and benefit from relational programming. Final report submitted to the National Institute of Justice, grant number 2008-MU-MU-0010, October 2011, NCJ 236175. Michael Bowling, "Assessing the Effects of Families for Safe Dates, a Family-Based Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Program," 14 (December 1999): 1249-1262.
Read an abstract and access the final report  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Ehrensaft, Miriam K., Patricia Cohen, Jocelyn Brown, Elizabeth Smailes, Henian Chen, and Jeffrey G. "Intergenerational Transmission of Partner Violence: A 20-Year Prospective Study," 71 (August 2003): 741-753.
The researchers adjusted the protocol recruitment strategies, data collection procedures, measures, and program administration, and eliminated the follow-up calls from the health educator.