Programs to Reduce Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault


(12 min) In this interview with Arlene Weisz and Beverly Black, authors of Programs to Reduce Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault: Perspectives on What Works (2009), Prevention Connection’s David Lee explores the research behind the book and the prevention programming basics that the book describes.
Publisher’s description of the book:

Arlene Weisz and Beverly Black interview practitioners from more than fifty dating violence and sexual assault programs across the United States to provide a unique resource for effective teen dating violence prevention. Enhancing existing research with the shared wisdom of the nation’s prevention community, Weisz and Black describe program goals and content, recruitment strategies, membership, structure, and community involvement in practitioners’ own words. Their comprehensive approach reveals the core techniques that should be a part of any successful prevention program, including theoretical consistency, which contributes to sound content development, and peer education and youth leadership, which empower participants and keep programs relevant.

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