Strategy Educating teens about abusive relationships helps prevent teen dating violence.Community Problem Addressed In dating situations, youth test their concepts of masculinity, femininity, respect, mutuality, and communication.
Adapted for use by school personnel, shelter workers, and youth advocates, the curriculum incorporates lessons and lectures, role playing, and storytelling.
A complimentary teachers' guide is available through the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women.
Spearman's rho correlations were .566 for the knowledge section and .669 for the attitude section.
Knowledge and attitude sections were measured for internal con- sistency with Cronbach's alpha, with respective values of .3178 and .7207.
Many victims of domestic violence, too, are young women.
Experts believe that violence between dating teens is severely underreported.
The experimental group received the curriculum intervention,=.0089) sections of the inventory.
This impact did not remain stable at post post-test.
Item analyses with Wilcoxon Rank Sum tests identified 11 knowledge statements and one attitude statement as significantly discriminating at both test and retest.