ERIC Number: EJ815197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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Conceptual and Methodological Considerations for Assessment and Prevention of Adolescent Dating Violence and Stalking at School
Theriot, Matthew T.
Children & Schools, v30 n4 p223-233 Oct 2008
Although research has highlighted that dating violence is a serious and pervasive problem in many adolescent relationships, the prevalence and characteristics of such violence at schools is not fully understood. Yet, adolescents spend a great deal of time at school, and schools facilitate their relationships by providing numerous opportunities for dating partners to interact during the course of a typical day. School social workers are in a unique position to intervene in violent relationships while also educating students to prevent dating violence. This article defines dating violence as a constellation of different behaviors, reviews research about the prevalence of these behaviors at school, and discusses important conceptual and methodological considerations pertaining to the assessment and prevention of school-based dating violence. It is expected that such information will enhance school social workers' and school personnel's knowledge about dating violence and understanding of critical issues relating to adolescence and adolescent relationships and will inform efforts aimed at preventing dating violence at school.
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Violence, Adolescents, Incidence, Evaluation, Prevention, School Social Workers, Schools
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