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Teen Dating Resources

Dating Violence 101: Educating Youth about Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships is an innovative dating violence prevention curriculum developed by Break the Cycle for teachers, community members, and social service providers to educate teens about dating and domestic violence. It comes with an instructor’s manual, flash cards, activities, and visual aids to provide an interactive educational experience. Go to: www.breakthecycle.org. To place an order, please contact Break the Cycle at 310-286- 3366 or orders@breakthecycle.org.

Research Brief: Curbing Teen Dating Violence, Evidence from a School Prevention Program. This research brief summarizes a survey about the effectiveness of programs from Break the Cycle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and fielding dating-violence prevention programs. For more information, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9194/

Speaking Out: Latino Youth on Discrimination in the United States Latino youth are coming of age at a time when anti-immigrant and anti-Hispanic sentiment is high and rising. The environment in which we raise our children matters. Blatant discrimination, racial profiling, and ethnic stereotyping have consequences for young people. American children of immigrants have historically played an important role, and their future and potential are the dreams that drive their parents' sacrifice and hard work. The study shows that across the nation, Latino adolescents receive stereotypical and discriminatory messages. They hear that they are not expected to graduate college, that they are suspected of being gang members, and that their families do not belong in the U.S. In some places these messages drive public debate and policymaking. In spite of these challenges, Latino teenagers remain optimistic. They want to do the best they can to follow their dreams and contribute to our nation as our future workers, voters, and leaders. National Council of La Raza

Teen Dating Violence Radio Ad July 09 (Spanish) Enlace Comunitario, a domestic violence organization in Albuquerque, NM that serves immigrant families. Listen to MP3

Teen Dating Violence: A Review of Risk Factors and Prevention Efforts PDF (15 p.) HTML by Maura O'Keefe, VAWnet: The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (April 2005)
Provides a critical review of the dating violence literature with respect to potential risk factors for both perpetrators and victims and examines the empirical research regarding the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs targeting teens. [More Info]

Teen Dating Violence: Prevention and Intervention Strategies Item #9, $25, This packet includes a DVD and written materials that focus on teen dating violence intervention and prevention strategies. It includes an in-depth interview with Carole Sousa, national expert on teen dating violence. Use it to raise awareness in your community, train new staff and volunteers, enhance your intervention and prevention strategies when advocating for teen victims, youth at risk, and adolescent perpetrators, assist advocates in mentoring and preparing youth to organize for social change, help advocates think through and develop strategies that involve youth in working to change the social climate around violence against young women, help advocates organize youth and community members to change school policies on teen dating violence. Purhcase - Praxis International, Inc.

¡Ubicate! Haz la Diferencia. Video for young Latinos, educators, and community leaders. It is drama based on information, relationships, and is inspired by the reality of youth. (Spanish & English versions: 17 minutes). (2003). Distributed by: Casa de Esperanza, P.O. Box 75177, St. Paul, MN 55175, Phone: 651-646-5553, www.casadeesperanza.org