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Healthy Relationship Education for Dating Violence Prevention Among High-Risk Youth.

Publication Year: 
2011
Personal Author: 
Antle, Becky F.
Sullivan, Dana J.
Dryden, Althea.
Karam, Eli A.
Barbee, Anita P.
Journal Article
Page Count: 
7

A federal grant was awarded to provide the Love U2 healthy relationship curriculum to low-income, high-risk youth. This research sought to examine the relative effectiveness of a brief intervention with this curriculum compared to the much more intensive relationship education programs that have been previously provided to high-risk youth. Data were collected from 233 participants through measures of training and relationship outcomes pre- and post-training. Participants experienced high levels of training satisfaction, significant increases in relationship knowledge and self-efficacy related to conflict resolution. They also experienced a significant improvement in attitudes toward couple violence in the desired direction. Implications of these findings for promoting healthy relationships and reducing dating violence among high-risk youth are discussed. (Author abstract)

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