Kid & Teen SAFE: An abuse prevention program for youth with disabilities. Respect ED: Promoting safe relationships and communities through respect education. “Red Cross prevention education aims to stop the hurt before it starts.
Implications of these findings for promoting healthy relationships and reducing dating violence among high-risk youth are discussed.
During the preteen and teen years, young people are learning the skills they need to form positive, healthy relationships with others, and it is therefore an ideal time to promote healthy relationships and prevent patterns of teen dating violence that can last into adulthood.
Similarly, for boys, high levels of parental bonding have been found to be associated with less externalizing behavior, which in turn is associated with less teen dating violence victimization.
Most of the handful of programs that have been empirically investigated are school-based and use a group format.
Every day, young people navigate relationships - crushes, breakups, sexuality, firsts, and hook ups - but they don’t always have the space to talk about them, learn about them, or share their experiences.