Adolescent dating abuse prevention curriculum ethical issues with counselors dating clients
Click here to find out what other programs have found about the average effect sizes for this outcome. This manual and the accompanying CD-ROM include the framework for all 10 sessions of the dating abuse curriculum; instructions for conducting the 45-minute play about dating abuse and violence; guidance for holding the poster contest; all parent materials, including a letter, newsletter, and the Families for Safe Dates program; the evaluation questionnaire; and reproducible handouts and resources.At a 1-month follow up, adolescents who participated in Safe Dates reported statistically significant reductions in perpetrating psychological abuse against a dating partner than those in the control group. Implementing schools or agencies may assess their fidelity to the program through the administration of the evaluation questionnaire to students, which is included in the manual.
The likelihood of being physically victimized by a peer (someone of the same sex and age) was 12% lower in the Safe Dates group than in the control group at a 1-year follow up.
Based on one study and three measures, the average effect size for victimization and maltreatment is .11 (95% CI: .03, .15). Those interested in implementing the Safe Dates program should contact the program supplier, Hazelden Publishing, to obtain free dissemination information.