Dating violence in college
Intended for male and female 8th- and 9th-grade students, the goals of the program include the following: Safe Dates has five components: a ten-session course, a play script, a poster contest, parent materials, and a teacher training outline.Research found reductions in sexual dating violence perpetration and victimization that continued through a four-year follow-up period.The goals of this program are to prevent sexually violent behavior toward women by: Real Consent consists of six 30-minute web-based, interactive modules that include didactic activities and episodes of a serial drama to model sexual communication, consent, and positive bystander behaviors.A study found that the program was effective in decreasing sexual violence perpetration and increasing positive bystander behavior at 6 month follow-up in a sample of college-aged men.
Other prevention strategies address social norms, policies, or laws in communities to reduce the perpetration of sexual violence across the population.
Further, significant decreases in sexual violence perpetration and victimization, sexual harassment, stalking, and dating violence perpetration and victimization were observed among high schools implementing Green Dot compared to control high schools Second Step: SSTP is a school-based, social-emotional skills based program for middle school students aimed at reducing bullying, peer victimization, and other problem behaviors.
The program is delivered over 15 weeks by teachers and includes content related to bullying, problem-solving skills, emotion management, and empathy.
The goals of this program include the following: Shifting Boundaries is a six-session classroom course with a school-wide program that involves revising school rules regarding dating violence and sexual harassment, temporary school-based restraining orders, posters to increase awareness and reporting, and student ‘hot spot’ maps of unsafe school areas to determine the placement of faculty or school security for greater surveillance.
A study found that the classroom curriculum alone was not effective for reducing rates of sexual violence.
The solutions, however, are just as complex as the problem.