Project Director: Nan Stein, Ed.D. and Bruce Taylor, Ph.D.
Funder: National Institute of Justice
The goal of this study was to increase the capacity of schools to prevent Dating Violence/Harassment (DV/H) by evaluating the effectiveness of current multi-level DV/H prevention programming (Shifting Boundaries) in middle schools within a large urban school district.
This study was 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 evaluated 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 middle schools in a large urban school district. Read about the original program and research conducted 2005-2007 in Cleveland, OH, area schools. The 2008-2010 and 2011-2015 programming and research initiatives were conducted in New York City schools.
Download the Shifting Boundaries curriculum, resources, and findings from the column on the right.