Nan Stein, Ed.D. and Bruce Taylor, Ph.D.: Shifting Boundaries: Findings from a Youth Dating Violence Prevention Program Evaluation in NYC Middle Schools
Lunchtime Seminar October 27, 2011 (54:18 min.)
Nan Stein, Ed.D., Senior Research Scientist, and Bruce Taylor, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago, discuss the results and implications from the Dating Violence Prevention Programs in Public Middle Schools research project. This project, funded by the National Institute of Justice and conducted in 30 New York City middle schools (6th& 7th grades), looked at precursors to teen dating violence, in particular sexual harassment, peer violence, and adolescent relationship violence. This study was the first to use a rigorous scientific methodology with such a young population; most teen dating violence projects look at older students. Schools were assigned to one of four conditions: (1) a classroom-based intervention, (2) a building intervention, (3) both classroom and building interventions, or (4) a no-treatment control group. Researchers collected program evaluation data from about 2,700 students who completed surveys administered before the intervention, immediately afterwards, and about six months post-intervention.
- Shifting Boundaries: Lesson on Relationships for Students in Middle School (PDF)
- Dating Violence Prevention Programs in New York City Public Middle Schools (PDF)