If effective, the products developed for the initiative will be available and free of charge to the public.In the future, the ™ framework of delivering high doses of developmentally appropriate prevention across levels of the social ecology may be modified to address the unique needs of other high-risk groups identified in this Special Section, such as young parents or youth who have witnessed or experienced violence in the home.
), the CDC-developed student curricula also target dyadic processes that may contribute to mutual violence, such as emotion regulation and poor communication skills.
Violence in an adolescent relationship sets the stage for problems in future relationships, including intimate partner violence and sexual violence perpetration and/or victimization throughout life.
Therefore, early intervention is needed to stop violence in youth relationships before it begins and keep it from continuing into adult relationships.
Individual level factors include youth substance use (O’Donnell et al.
) implemented in Grade 8—and a comprehensive approach, which includes implementation of prevention strategies across levels of the social ecology for youth, parents, and educators in Grades 6 to 8, in addition to policy change efforts and communications strategies.It may also be modified to reflect the culture of high-risk rural communities.The promotion of healthy relationships in early adolescence represents a critical element of TDV prevention.In particular, the initiative employs a high dose of TDV prevention by implementing universal prevention strategies throughout middle school, by involving youth, parents, and educators, and by reinforcing these strategies with communications strategies and policy.