CDC is seeking to build health departments’ capacity to become key agents for dating violence prevention programming though the implementation of the Dating Matters® violence prevention strategies, which include school-based programs for middle school students, parent programs, educator training, a communications campaign, and policy change.
The evaluation examines the effectiveness of the Dating Matters® program — working with local health departments to lead their communities in implementing a comprehensive public health approach — to prevent teen dating violence before it starts.
The evaluation is a clustered randomized control trial (RCT) design to assess intervention outcomes such as student knowledge and attitudes toward TDV, and behavioral measures (victimization and perpetration).
NORC is collecting data through four years of longitudinal middle school student surveys, middle school administrative data on disciplinary incidents and school climate, parent/caregiver surveys, middle school educator and interventionist surveys, program monitoring/attendance/fidelity data, student and implementer focus groups, cost data on program implementation, and community indicator data.
This report examines sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization using data from 2011.
The report describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization; racial/ethnic variation in prevalence; how types of perpetrators vary by violence type; and the age at which victimization typically begins. NISVS gathers data on experiences of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence among adult women and men in the United States by using a dual-frame sampling strategy that includes both landline and cellular telephones.
The participation of schools serves as a cornerstone of the comprehensive approach that defines Dating Matters.
An estimated 15.2% of women and 5.7% of men have been a victim of stalking during their lifetimes. Breiding, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC. Problem/Condition: Sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are public health problems known to have a negative impact on millions of persons in the United States each year, not only by way of immediate harm but also through negative long-term health impacts.Before implementation of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) in 2010, the most recent detailed national data on the public health burden from these forms of violence were obtained from the National Violence against Women Survey conducted during 1995–1996.Watch a 3 minute video that describes the Dating Matters Recently, efforts to prevent teen dating violence have grown, particularly in schools and among policymakers and sexual violence and domestic violence prevention groups.Now many states and communities also are working to stop teen dating violence.