Safe House Denver’s teen dating violence program targets not only young men and women, but also parents and members of the legal community. “We are trying to identify a problem, and get individuals help at a young age.This way, we can hopefully prevent abuse from happening again in the future.” Over the years, Safe House Denver’s program has been used at community centers and even in high schools across the Denver metro area.“The easier we can make it for a victim to access our services, the better the chance they will get help,” said Wall.This article is the final part of our four-part series on teen and young-adult relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking, which often overlap in unhealthy relationships.Hope Line from Verizon connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and helps protect the environment.
Thirteen percent of college women say they have been stalked, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
"In recent years, growing concern about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses has led to an amplified call for programs that intervene in intimate partner violence earlier," said study co-author Lisa De La Rue, an assistant professor of counseling psychology at the University of San Francisco.
"As more middle- and high schools begin to implement dating violence prevention programs it is imperative that educators and policymakers understand which programs have been successful.
To read our first installment on stalking, click here.
Our second installment on sexual violence prevention can be found here, and our third installment on sexual assault investigations can be found here.