Support groups dating violence
In 2003, the Expect Respect Program was one of four programs selected by the CDC to participate in an empowerment evaluation that aimed to build capacity for program improvement, manual development and evaluation and develop a knowledge base of evidence-based prevention efforts (Noonan & Gibbs, 2009).
The initial, qualitative evaluation focused on Expect Respect support groups for at-risk youth.
Support is critical and the more they feel supported by people who care for them, the easier it will be for them to take the steps necessary to get and stay safe away from their abusive partner.
Remember that you can call the hotline to find local support groups and information on staying safe. Check out our information on creating a safety plan for wherever they are in their relationship — whether they're choosing to stay, preparing to leave, or have already left.
These findings provided the impetus for strengthening the support group curriculum by focusing on active skill development within an emotionally safe and respectful group environment.
Expect Respect continued to refine survey instruments to quantify program outcomes of support groups.
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Self-report measures included perpetration and victimization of controlling behaviors, psychological teen dating violence (TDV), physical TDV, sexual TDV, and reactive/ proactive aggression. Journal of Adolescent Health 58 (2016) 202e207 Ball, B., Holland, K., Marshall, K., Lippy, C., Jain, S., Souders, K.
For boys, the number of group sessions attended related to incremental declines in psychological, physical and sexual TDV victimization, psychological and sexual TDV perpetration, and reactive and proactive aggression.
If someone you love is being abused, it can be so difficult to know what to do.
Your instinct may be to “save” them from the relationship, but it’s not that easy.