The study found no significant differences in revictimization rates for girls who completed the social learning/feminist curriculum compared with those who completed the risk detection/executive functioning curriculum.
In addition, compared with girls who did not participate in a curriculum, the odds of not being revictimized (sexually or physically) were two to five times greater for girls who received the risk detection/executive functioning or social learning curriculum. Shifting Boundaries: Final Report on an Experimental Evaluation of a Youth Dating Violence Prevention Program in New York City Middle Schools (pdf, 322 pages).
School-level interventions included the use of temporary school-based restraining orders, higher levels of faculty and security presence in "hot spots," and raising awareness schoolwide.
Researchers found that, compared with the control group who received no intervention, students who received the school-level intervention or both the school- and classroom-level interventions experienced reduced levels of dating violence and sexual harassment.
Adolescents who are maltreated and become involved in the child welfare system are at risk for being revictimized by romantic partners. To better understand how to prevent revictimization among this high-risk group, NIJ funded a study to evaluate the effectiveness of two prevention curriculums.
To be eligible, women had to have been victims of domestic violence but no longer living with their partners and to have a child 12 to 15 years old.[note 4] Foshee, Vangie A., Heath Luz Mc Naughton Reyes, Susan T. Adolescence is a time of incredibly physical, social and emotional growth, and peer relationships – especially romantic ones – are a major social focus for many youth.Understanding the role social and digital media play in these romantic relationships is critical, given how deeply enmeshed these technology tools are in lives of American youth and how rapidly these platforms and devices change.This study reveals that the digital realm is one part of a broader universe in which teens meet, date and break up with romantic partners.These findings are important in several ways: The success of the school-level intervention is particularly important because it can be implemented with very few extra costs to schools.