2008 - 2010, 2011-present

Project Director: Nan Stein, Ed.D. and Bruce Taylor, Ph.D.

Funder: National Institute of Justice

This study is designed to help increase the capacity of schools to prevent Dating Violence/Harassment (DV/H).  The long-term goal of this study is to help prevent dating violence, sexual violence, and sexual harassment by employing the most rigorous methods to evaluate strategies for altering the violence-supportive attitudes and norms of youth.  The study will evaluate the relative effectiveness of a multi-level approach to DV/H prevention programming (in terms of knowledge, attitudes, intended behavior, behavior, and emotional safety of youth participants) for middle school students in 55 middle schools in a large urban school district.

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