Identified Model Teen Dating Violence Curricular Materials

Posted: Wed, 04/25/2012 - 1:55pm Updated: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 3:16pm

The information posted below represents the results of a review process performed by a selected group of individuals recognized by those in the dating violence community of Indiana to be experts in their field. The review results, and any accompanying information, is meant to provide guidance to school personnel and others in their process of assessing and selecting teen dating violence prevention materials that may be implemented in the classroom or building setting.

The assessment criteria were derived from the best practice standards for prevention described in research literature; as such, they reflect the highest theoretical standards. Given the enormous amount of resources needed to achieve all the ideals of effective prevention programming, it is not realistic that prevention initiatives could “check off” all of the programmatic components contained in the tool used to assess the materials. Therefore, evaluators should not be concerned with the inevitable fact that the program materials or curricula do not meet every standard at the highest level – it is almost impossible. Rather, this process is meant to designate those programs and materials that are meeting the assessment guidelines at a high level, relative to others.


(Click link to view scores for each guideline.)



Be Strong: From the Inside Out

Peace Over Violence Prevention

82 Reviewer Comments

CARe 2 Be Connected – Grade 6

Alternatives Inc.

45 Reviewer Comments

CARe 2 Be Connected – Grades 7-12

Alternatives Inc.

47 Reviewer Comments

Ending Violence...One Green Dot at a Time

Dorothy J. Edwards, Ph.D.

79 Reviewer Comments

Expect Respect: Building Healthy Teen Relationships

Safe Place

94 Reviewer Comments

Eyes Wide Open...Relationship Aware

YWCA Northeast Indiana

56 Reviewer Comments

In Touch With Teens

Peace Over Violence Prevention

86 Reviewer Comments

Love is Not Abuse: A Teen Dating Violence Prevention Curriculum

Liz Claiborne Inc. in conjunction with Education Development Center, Inc.

60 Reviewer Comments

Owning Up

Research Press

74 Reviewer Comments

Respect Works

Hazelden Publishing

75 Reviewer Comments

Safe Dates

Hazelden Publishing

90 Reviewer Comments

Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School

Nan D. Stein, Ed.D., with Kelly Mennemeier, Natalie Russ, and Bruce Taylor, Ph.D., with contributions from the NYC DOE

84 Reviewer Comments

The Fourth R: Skills for Youth Relationships

CAMH Centre for Prevention Science, David A. Wolfe., Ph.D.

83 Reviewer Comments