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Accession Number PB2014-103340
Title Preventing Revictimization in Teen Dating Relationships.
Publication Date Nov 2013
Media Count 61p
Personal Author A. P. DePrince A. T. Chu C. Potter J. Labus S. R. Shirk
Abstract Revictimization refers to the occurrence of two or more instances of violence and poses an enormous criminal justice problem. Adolescent girls in the child welfare system are at high risk of revictimization in adolescence. Most interventions with teens have focused on primary prevention (that is, prevention in teens not previously exposed to violence) of physical (usually not sexual) violence. In addition, interventions have frequently targeted youth in school settings, though youth in the child welfare system experience frequent transitions in housing/care that disrupt regular attendance at a single school. Thus, child welfare youth at high risk of revictimization may not receive prevention programming as consistently as their peers. Thus, the current study compared two active interventions designed to decrease revictimization in a diverse sample of adolescent girls in the child welfare system. The interventions targeted theoretically distinct risk factors for revictimization. The social learning/feminist (SL/F) intervention focused on concepts derived from social learning and feminist models of risk, such as sexism and beliefs about relationships. The risk detection/executive function (RD/EF) intervention focused on potential disruptions in the ability to detect and respond to risky situations/people due to problems in executive function. We enrolled 180 adolescent girls involved in the child welfare system. Participants were assessed four times: pre-, immediately post-, 2 months, and 6 months after the intervention ended.
Keywords Adolescents
Child welfare system
Criminal justice
Dating violence

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
Corporate Author National Inst. of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Justice Programs.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number NCJ-2009-MU-MU-0025

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