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NCJ Number: 250822 Find in a Library
Title: Digital Forms of Dating Violence: What School Nurses Need To Know
Journal: NASN School Nurse  Dated:August 2016
Author(s): J. Van Ouytsel; M. Walrave; K. Ponnet; J. R. Temple
Date Published: August 2016
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-WG-BX-0005
Document: HTML
Type: Issue Overview; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents an overview of recent research on the context and consequences of cyber dating abuse and outlines several suggestions for prevention and intervention, with attention to the role of school nurses as first responders in such cases.
Abstract: A substantial amount of U.S. teenagers experience physical or sexual abuse within their romantic relationships. With recent technological advances, teenage dating violence can also be perpetrated digitally by harassing or controlling a romantic partner through the Internet or mobile phone. School nurses are naturally positioned to act as first responders for victims of an abusive romantic relationship. As online and offline forms of dating violence are often intertwined, it is imperative that school nurses are able to identify different types of digital dating violence as this could signal the presence of offline forms of dating abuse. Therefore, being able to interpret potential warning signs could help school nurses to play an active role in the prevention and intervention of different types of dating violence. 20 references (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Computer related crime; Dating Violence; Healthcare workers; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ grant-related documents; School health services; Teen Dating Violence
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