was selected as the cornerstone of the initiative because of its demonstrated and sustained primary and secondary preventive effects on multiple forms of dating violence for boys and girls (Foshee et al.) was selected for use with parents in Grade 6 because of its success engaging parents in urban communities, effectiveness in reducing youth sexual risk behaviors, and because it builds foundational skills of communication and positive parenting among participants (Miller et al.Individual level factors include youth substance use (O’Donnell et al.
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) that reflect these findings have been developed and evaluated, a transformation of the field would require the refinement of many programs currently in practice and the development of new prevention approaches.
As an example of a new comprehensive approach that reflects some of the critical findings in this Special Section, the Division of Violence Prevention at CDC is embarking on a new initiative: involves a variety of primary prevention strategies to address gaps in prevention programming for youth in urban communities with high crime and economic disadvantage, who may be at highest risk for TDV perpetration and victimization (O’Leary and Slep employs universal primary prevention focused on 11- to 14-year-old youth.
The reported incidence of teen dating violence varies significantly across studies, yet even with variation the known prevalence rates establish it as a serious problem in the United States.
The different rates of prevalence may be a result of differences in the methodology, the definitions, and/or in the targeted population used in the studies.
Risk behaviors may have common influences, including fundamental problems with how youth interact in relationships and how parents communicate with youth about healthy relationships.