Weekly support groups address topics such as how to be safe in an unsafe home, self-esteem and anger management.Children and teens often model the behavior in their homes, thus the YW attempts to interrupt this learned behavior.The building-only and the combined interventions were effective in reducing sexual violence victimization involving either peers or dating partners at 6-months post-intervention.
ABSTRACT FROM AUTHORAccession Number: 16199749; Close, Sharron M.
1 Email Address: [email protected]; Affiliations: 1: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, NYU/Bellevue Department of Pediatrics, New York, NY; Source Information: Jan-Mar2005, Vol.
338The YWCA Central Alabama offers the Healthy Relationships Program for area middle schools and high schools in an effort to combat dating violence.
Participants are given information on the warning signs of an abusive relationship and on how to end unhealthy dating relationships.
Student surveys were implemented at baseline, immediately after the intervention, and 6-months post-intervention.