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.

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