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Going beyond the individual: The evidence supporting multilevel adolescent dating abuse prevention

Monday September 21, 2015
11am-12:30 pm Pacific Time
(2pm-3:30pm Eastern)

Interpersonal violence affects the lives of individuals, but have impacts for communities and society as well.  Community- and societal-level factors can also contribute to adolescent dating abuse, sexual violence, and adult partner violence.  Prevention practitioners have been encouraged to build multilevel prevention strategies to prevent these forms of violence, and some have been exploring new prevention strategies that go beyond creating change at the individual level only.  The American Journal of Preventive Medicine has recently released a special issue titled “Beyond the Individual: Family, Neighborhood, and State-level Influences on Dating Violence examining approaches to adolescent dating abuse prevention at the community, neighborhood, and societal levels.”  In this web conference, authors of three of the articles in that issue will share the findings of their work and explore implications for prevention practice.  Join this conversation as we examine how research contributes to improving prevention practice.  

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this web conference, participants will be able to:
  • Summarize the research evidence that examines the association between neighborhood-level factors and dating violence among adolescents and emerging adults.
  • Identify contextual factors that may influence the likelihood of substance use related dating aggression.
  • Discuss the implications of the association of state-level indicators of gender inequality with the prevalence of adolescent dating abuse 
  • Propose novel approaches to preventing dating violence that integrate the results from the most recent research in the field on the “outer layers” of the social-ecological model



Cost: Free


Hosts: David Lee, PreventConnect and CALCASA

  • Lindsay Gressard, MEd, MPH, Presidential Management Fellow, Georgia State University
  • Renee M. Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • H. Luz McNaughton Reyes, PhD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Emily F. Rothman, ScD, Associate Professor,Boston University School of Public Health

About This Web Conference

What is a Web Conference?


A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone.PreventConnect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.


Real-Time Captioning Available:


Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.




The iLinc web conference software used by Prevent Connect is compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers. Click here for detailed system requirements.

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