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13. Reduce adolescent intimate partner violence
- Strengthen the abilities and skills of communities to prevent violence.
- Promote values and beliefs that reinforce safe and healthy relationships.
- Implement evidence-based school violence prevention programs.
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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.