Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships.

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Journal Name
Journal of Women's Health
Journal Volume
20
Journal Issue
12
Page Count
5
Year Published
2011
Author (Individual)
Tharp, Andra Teten.
Burton, Tessa.
Freire, Kimberley.
Hall, Diane M.
Harrier, Sara.
Latzman, Natasha E.
Luo, Feijun.
Niolon, Phyllis Holditch.
Ramirez, Mia.
Vagi, Kevin J.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
PDF

Teen dating violence (TDV) is a preventable public health problem that has negative consequences for youth. Despite evidence that youth in urban communities with high crime and economic disadvantage may be at particularly high risk for TDV, little work has specifically addressed TDV in these communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a comprehensive approach to prevent TDV--Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships--that addresses gaps in research and practice. This report from CDC describes the programmatic activities, implementation support, evaluation, and surveillance of the Dating Matters™ initiative, which will be implemented in four urban communities. (Author abstract)

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