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A review of school-based relationship violence prevention programmes Natasha McInninie Family Support Worker Circle Natasha.Mcinninie@circlescotland.org
ChildLine Scotland (2006): 932 calls about partner relationships Requests for sex/sexual acts, pressure to have sex & partners threats to end relationship, threatened violence (physical and sexual), unwanted sex, partner abuse EVAW (2006): online study of 524 young people 42% knew girls whose boyfriends had hit them 40% knew girls whose boyfriends had coerced them to have sex NSPCC Study (2009): 1353 pupils surveyed, 91 interviewed 75% of girls/50% of boys in a relationship experienced emotional violence 33% of girls/16% of boys in a relationship reported sexual violence 25% of girls/18% of boys in a relationship experienced physical violence 1 in 10 girls defined physical violence as severe Greater proportion of young people with same sex partners used emotional and sexual violence compared to those with opposite-sex partners
Research aims To conduct a review of the evidence on teenage dating violence prevention (TDV) programmes in order to: 1. Discuss the selected programmes effectiveness in reducing teenage dating violence 2. Explore which components of the selected programmes were most effective 3. Make some recommendations about which programme components (if any) might be considered for their transferability to a Scottish context
Titles and abstracts identified from electronic databases: 490 Total number of titles and abstracts excluded: 341 Articles that fully met selection criteria: 9 Process of screening and reviewing
Programme components Skills-based components - role play, assertiveness training The promotion of healthy relationships and respect Informing young people about the law Promoting bystander behaviour Getting young people involved – youth action committees Peer educators
Individual levelSchool levelCommunity level Practice new skillsWhole school approachInvolve community organisations Learn negotiation & conflict management skills, assertiveness & how to regulate emotions Practice through role play Prevention programmes embedded within school curriculum Training for service providers Invite outside speakers into school Involve local arts organisations Change attitudesYoung people involvementCreative arts Challenge gender stereotypes, masculinity scripts and violence norms Student led action committees Theatre productions in school Increase knowledgeHealthy relationships focusAwareness raising Learning about prevalence, the law, age of consent, definitions of rape Healthy relationships promoted throughout school curriculum Poster campaigns in school and wider community Newsletters to parents
Recommendations Pilot a dating violence programme in Scotland Include a component that addresses electronic violence Gender strategic approach Same sex relationships Additional evaluation methods Evaluate each programme component separately
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