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NCJ Number: 252517 Find in a Library
Title: Partner Violence Prevention For Middle-School Boys: A Dyadic Web-Based Intervention Study (Project STRONG)
Author(s): Christie J. Rizzo; Christopher Houck
Corporate Author: Northeastern University
United States of America
Date Published: January 2019
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2014-MU-CX-4002
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed); 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 is a report on the development, evaluation, and refinement of a web-based intervention called STRONG, whose goal is to reduce the risk of dating violence among middle-school aged boys.
Abstract: The project’s findings indicate that an interactive, online intervention that targets emotion regulation and parent-child communication skills reduces dating violence. STRONG was determined to show promise in reducing dating violence behaviors among early adolescent boys over a 9-month period. STRONG is based on the empirical literature that links deficits in emotion regulation to violent behavior, along with studies which indicate that parental involvement is critical in reducing the risk of dating violence. In Phase I of its development, an expert panel was consulted and an iterative focus group had a series of meetings with a community advisory panel composed of middle school boys and their parents. In Phase 2, STRONG was tested in a small randomized trial to assess feasibility and acceptability (Aim 1), as well as detect preliminary between-group effect sizes (Aim 2) for the purpose of supporting a future large randomized efficacy trial of the program. Project design and methods are described in this report. The trial involved a sample of 59 parent-child dyads randomized to the STRONG intervention and 60 parent-child dyads randomized to the control condition. Dating violence behaviors were measured with the Conflict in Adolescent Dating Relationships Inventory (CADRI; Wolfe et al., 2001), which was completed by dating teens, assessing verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual dating abuse perpetration and victimization with a current or recent dating partner. The report also addresses secondary outcomes, intervention mechanisms, procedures and intervention components, control condition, data analysis, and study limitations. 3 tables and 20 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Computer aided instruction; Crime specific countermeasures; Dating Violence; Effectiveness of crime prevention programs; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ final report; Parent-Child Relations; Parental influence; Self Control; Social control; Teen Dating Violence
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