Dating Violence Prevention Programs in Public Middle Schools: A Multi-Level Experimental Evaluation

Employs a multi-level experiment to provide high-quality scientific evidence concerning the effectiveness of targeting a young, universal primary prevention audience with classroom-based curricula and school-level interventions around reducing peer-to-peer harassment and dating violence. Compared to a control group, findings indicate interventions increased student awareness, students receiving "Building only" intervention were more likely to intervene as bystanders, combination of classroom and building interventions reduced sexual harassment. Discussion highlighted the potential that such interventions may hold if brought to scale.

Sponsored By
U.S. Department of Justice
Year Resource Released

American Institutes for Research

U.S. Department of Education

The contents of the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments Web site were assembled under contracts from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools to the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Contract Number  91990021A0020.

This Web site is operated and maintained by AIR. The contents of this Web site do not necessarily represent the policy or views of the U.S. Department of Education nor do they imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education.

©2024 American Institutes for Research — Disclaimer   |   Privacy Policy   |   Accessibility Statement