Given low rates of booklet completion and follow-up, however, the researchers could not decisively determine what effects the booklet had.The pilot study was instrumental in guiding the development, refinement and implementation of a larger, ongoing efficacy trial of the intervention that is being funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The girls were assigned randomly to receive one of two curriculums: A third group of 42 girls were enrolled in the study but did not participate in a curriculum intervention.Overall, the girls reported positive experiences about participating in a curriculum.
The study focused on girls because they sometimes face more serious consequences of dating violence (e.g., injuries, pregnancy) than boys do., Participants included 176 adolescent girls involved in child welfare services.
This is an ideal time to promote healthy relationships and prevent patterns of relationship violence that can last into adulthood.Studies investigating the effectiveness of programs to prevent dating violence are beginning to show positive results.
Most programs focus on changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors linked with dating violence while focusing on the skills needed to build healthy relationships.
[note 4] Foshee, Vangie A., Heath Luz Mc Naughton Reyes, Susan T.
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