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Evidence-based Strategies:
Reduce adolescent intimate partner violence

Safe Dates Prevention Program for Dating Abuse

Description: Safe Dates Prevention Program for Dating Abuse is the only evidence-based curriculum that prevents dating abuse, a factor often linked to alcohol and other drug use.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Highly engaging and interactive, Safe Dates helps teens recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative, or abusive dating relationships. Designated as a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In 2006, Safe Dates was selected for the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and received high ratings on all criteria.

The Fourth R: Skills for Youth Relationships

Description: The Fourth R: Skills for Youth Relationships is a curriculum for 8th- and 9th-grade students designed to promote healthy and safe behaviors related to dating, bullying, sexuality, and substance use. Based on social learning theory and stages of social development, the Fourth R focuses on improving students' relationships with peers and dating partners and avoiding symptomatic problem behaviors (e.g., violence, aggression).

Specific Programs/Strategies: The Fourth R is composed of three units: (1) personal safety and injury prevention, (2) healthy growth and sexuality, and (3) substance use and abuse. Each unit contains seven 75-minute classes, which are delivered by trained teachers and integrated into the school's standard health and physical education curriculum.

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