Posted: Wed, 04/25/2012 - 1:55pm Updated: Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:48pm

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