Dating violence prevention with at-risk youth: a controlled outcome evaluation.

  title={Dating violence prevention with at-risk youth: a controlled outcome evaluation.},
  author={David A. Wolfe and Christine Wekerle and Katreena L. Scott and Anna‐Lee Straatman and Carolyn Grasley and Deborah Reitzel-Jaffe},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={71 2},
This study evaluated a community-based intervention to help at-risk teens develop healthy, nonabusive relationships with dating partners. Participants were 158 14-16-year-olds with histories of child maltreatment who were randomly assigned to a preventive intervention group or a no-treatment control group. They completed measures of abuse and victimization with dating partners, emotional distress, and healthy relationship skills at bimonthly intervals when dating someone. Intervention consisted… 

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