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NCJ Number: 251206 Find in a Library
Title: Long-Term Impact of a Positive Youth Development Program on Dating Violence Outcomes During the Transition to Adulthood
Author(s): Heather Taussig; Edward Garrido
Date Published: October 2017
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
University of Colorado - Denver

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2013-VA-CX-0002
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study identified risk and protective factors for dating violence (DV) among young adults (ages 18-22) with a history of maltreatment and placement in foster care, focusing on factors that ameliorated the effects of risk to reduce DV perpetration and victimization in young adulthood.
Abstract: This study - one of the first to examine an array of risk and protective factors over 10 years among a high-risk sample for dating violence - found that an overwhelming majority of youth in the study (N=243) reported perpetrating and also being the victim of at least one past-year incident of DV. Regarding risk factors, only exposure to “moral-legal maltreatment” was related to DV in young adulthood. This is defined as the caregiver exposing or involving the child in illegal activity or other activities that may foster delinquency or antisocial behavior. The study found that emotional/verbal abuse was the most common type of abuse experienced and perpetrated, with physical and sexual abuse being the least reported type of abuse. Future research will examine gender differences and the contextual factors associated with dating violence. 4 tables and 20 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile Risk Factors
Index Term(s): Child abuse as crime factor; Domestic violence causes; Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence; Foster adolescents; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ final report; Risk and Protective Factors; Treatment effectiveness; Young adult offenders
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