Article on dating violence

For more information on teenage sexual abuse prevention, intervention, and support, check out the resources at U. Department of Justice’s National Sex Offender Public site.

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The dearth of effective prevention strategies available to date may reflect a lack of fit between the design of many of the existing programs and the principles of effective prevention identified by Nation et al.

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Fewer students were likely to express concern or disapproval over sexual jokes, comments, and gestures.

Surprisingly, students were least likely to get involved when a friend appeared to be drunk at a party and were taken out of the room. According to the University of New Hampshire report, some of the biggest barriers were a desire to avoid drama, fear of social repercussion, the nature of their own relationship with either the victim or the perpetrator or a feeling that the behavior wasn’t actually abusive.

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