October 25, 2011
“The high rates of dating aggression among adolescents is alarming,” says Steven Ungerleider, PhD., founding editor of The Prevention Researcher. “It has both physical and mental health consequences that negatively affect the lives of teenagers and their future romantic relationships.”
The social world of most teens increasingly involves dating and romantic relationships. Respect in Schools Everywhere) program, an example of a peer-led approach that demonstrates the power of peer influence in preventing dating aggression.
“Connelly and Friedlander clearly show how adults can work together to both prevent dating violence and intervene when it occurs,” says Ungerleider. “Parents and professionals who work with young people can help teenagers develop and maintain healthy romantic relationships, making a positive difference in their lives as they transition into adulthood.”
For a complimentary copy of “Peer Group Influences on Adolescent Dating Aggression,” visit http://www.tpronline.org.
About The Prevention Researcher
Founded in 1994, The Prevention Researcher is published by the non-profit, Integrated Research Services in Eugene, Oregon. The quarterly journal focuses on successful adolescent development and serves professionals who work with young people in a variety of organizational settings.
Each issue of The Prevention Researcher covers a single topic, presenting the latest adolescent behavioral research and findings on significant issues facing today’s youth. The journal provides information about programs that create supportive environments for youth, strategies for preventing problems affecting adolescents, and resources that help youth-serving professionals.
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