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NCJ Number: 250526 Find in a Library
Title: Dating Violence Among Latino Teenagers
Date Published: July 2016
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2011-WB-BX-0021
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reports on research funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) that examined follow-up issues related to the study entitled Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents (DAVILA).
Abstract: The current study found that among students who experienced dating violence in the initial study, dating violence was likely to be a repeated event. Also, as the number of romantic relationships a teen had experienced increased, the risk of being a victim of dating violence also increased. In addition, teens who experienced dating violence in the first study reported feeling less connection with their schools in the follow-up study. Further, teens who did not experience dating violence in the first study and who had strong social-support networks were less likely to experience dating violence in the follow-up study. The follow-up study also found that teens who lived with other children in the household had a lower risk for experiencing dating violence. Cultural identity was not found to affect dating violence victimization in the follow-up study. The implications of these findings for policy and practice are discussed.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Hispanic Americans; Multiple victimization; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Psychological victimization effects; Social Support; Teen Dating Violence; Victimization risk
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