Relationship Dynamics and their Contribution to Adolescent Relationships and Dating Violence

Event Date: 
March 30, 2017 - 02:00pm to 03:30pm EDT

Presents newly emerging information from two NIJ-funded longitudinal studies regarding important relationship dynamic contexts in dating violence among youth. In the first presentation, Drs. Michael Lorber and Amy Smith Slep discussed the role of negative interaction patterns in dating relationships and violence over time in a sample of 200 adolescent dating couples in New York City. In the second presentation, Drs. Megan Bair-Merritt and Ty Ridenour presented findings about how daily changes in relational factors like feelings of jealousy, intimacy, and instrumental support are associated with dating violence victimization and perpetration in a sample of 158 high-risk adolescent females. The webinar concluded with Kelly Miller from the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence providing an overview of the possible impact of the presented research on primary prevention strategies on adolescent relationship abuse and how these studies can better inform approaches across the socioecological level. Click here to learn more.