By Ashley Maier on September 7, 2012

Involving families in teen dating abuse prevention

Involving families in the prevention of adolescent health risk behaviors is challenging but has the potential for promoting effectiveness. This web conference will examine the up coming article in The Journal of Adolescent Health, Assessing the effects of Families for Safe Dates, a family-based teen dating abuse prevention program. Families for Safe Dates is a family-based program for preventing teen dating abuse that has been evaluated using a randomized controlled design. Researchers and prevention practitioners will discuss the development, structure, conceptual basis, and research-based evidence of Families for Safe Dates and explore the benefits and challenges of involving families in the primary prevention of teen dating abuse and considerations for implementing programs such as Families for Safe Dates.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Host: David Lee, CALCASAPreventConnect



Vangie Foshee Luz McNaughton Reyes Lenny Mujica


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the challenges in and benefits of engaging families in teen dating abuse prevention
  • Gain an understanding of the development, structure and conceptual basis of Families for Safe Dates
  • Describe and evaluate the “evidence” for Families for Safe Dates
  • Identify and discuss considerations in implementing Families for Safe Dates in your communities
  • Become aware of other efforts by the study team at involving families in teen dating abuse prevention
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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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