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.
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.