Readings: Theories and Models of Dating Violence Prevention


Berkowitz, A.D. (2003). The social norms approach to violence prevention. In Building Partnerships to End Men's Violence: Discussion 4. Family Violence Prevention Fund: San Francisco, CA.

Bronstein, L.R. (1996). Intervening with homeless youths: direct practice without blaming the victim. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 13(2), 127-138.

Close, S.M. (2005). Dating violence prevention in middle school and high school youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 18(1), 2-9.

Cornelius, T.L. & Resseguie, N. (2007). Primary and secondary prevention programs for dating violence: A review of the literature. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 12(3), 364-375.

Grasley, C., Wolfe, D.A., & Wekerle, C. (1999). Empowering youth to end relationship violence. Children’s Services: Social Policy, Research, and Practice, 2(4), 209-223.

Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership. (2007, November). addressing intimate partner abuse in runaway and homeless youth: A practical guide for service providers.

Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership. (2007, November). Relationship traffic – young adult version: An intimate partner violence abuse prevention curriculum for runaway and homeless youth.

Law, K.M. (n.d) Youth sexual violence prevention programs: What we know and what we are doing. Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: Okemos, MI.

National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Initiative. (2006). Teen dating violence prevention recommendations. American Bar Association: Chicago, IL.

Partnerships Against Domestic Violence. (2000). Domestic violence prevention: Strategies and resources for working with young people. Commonwealth of Australia: Canberra Mail Centre ACT.

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. community development demonstration initiative 1: Working with youth who are homeless. Sexual Assault Prevention Resource Center, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs: Olympia, WA.

Wolfe, D.A. & Jaffe, P.G. (2003). Prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault. National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Harrisburg, PA.

Program Evaluation/Assessment

Foshee, V., Bauman, K.E., Arriaga, X.B., Helms, R.W., Koch, G.G., & Linder, G.F. (1998). An evaluation of safe dates, and adolescent dating violence prevention program. American Journal of Public Health, 88(1), 45-50.

Foshee, V.A., Bauman, K.E., Ennett, S.T., Linder, F.G., Benefield, T., & Suchindran, C. (2004).  Assessing the long-term effects of the safe dates program and a booster in preventing and reducing adolescent dating violence victimization and perpetration. American Journal of Public Health, 94(4), 619-624.

Lowe, L.A., Jones, C.D., & Banks, L. (2007). Preventing dating violence in public schools: An evaluation of an interagency collaborative program for youth. Journal of School Violence, 6(3), 69-87.

Nelson, C., Pacifici, C., & Stoolmiller, M. (2001). Evaluating a prevention program for teenagers on sexual coercion: A differential effectiveness approach. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69(3), 552-559.

Weisz, A.N. & Black, B.M. (2001). Evaluating a sexual assault and dating violence prevention program for urban youths. Social Work Research, 25(2), 89-100.

Wolfe, D.A., Crooks, C.V., Chiodo, D., Hughes, R., & Jaffe, P. (September 2005). The fourth R interim evaluation report. Impact of a comprehensive school-based prevention program: Changes in adolescents’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour related to violence, sexual behaviour and substance use. CAMH Centre for Prevention Science: London, ON.

Wolfe, D.A., Wekerle, C., Scott, K., Straatman, A., Grasley, C., & Rietzel-Jaffe, D. (2003). Dating violence prevention with at-risk youth: A controlled outcome evaluation. Journal of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, 71(2), 279-291.

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