This project was funded by the Texas Council on Family Violence.
Dating violence -- Study and teaching -- Texas, Dating violence -- Prevention -- Texas, Interpersonal relations in adolescence, Texas Dating Violence Prevention Team, Teenagers -- Services for -- Evaluation
The purpose of the evaluation project is to assess the process and the outcomes of implementing an intervention based on the Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Toolkit. For this purpose, the IDVSA research team developed a model for schools to follow based on multiple materials in the Toolkit. The project looked at how effective the intervention was in increasing awareness of dating violence among teens and knowledge of how to respond if they or their peers are in an abusive relationship.
The findings are organized into three sections based on the sources of data. The first section records the results of surveys given to students before and after the Implementation Week to gauge changes in their knowledge and attitudes about teen dating violence. The second section analyzes the results of teacher surveys that primarily address the content of the Teacher Implementation Plan and the process itself. The last section includes the results of interviews with two stakeholders who partnered with IDVSA for the evaluation project: a representative of a Dallas domestic violence agency and a representative of the Dallas Independent School District (DISD).
Findings from the student surveys indicate that ninth-graders exhibit increased awareness of and knowledge about teen dating violence when materials from the Toolkit are implemented the way they were in the evaluation project.
Busch-Armendariz, Noël Bridget; Kalergis, Karen; Little, Allison; Woo, Hyeyoung; Garza, Jacqueline; Ross, Tiffany, "An Evaluation of the Texas Team’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Toolkit" (2008). Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, University of Texas at Austin.