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Injury Prevention Inventory: Teen Dating Violence
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A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources



Sample Measures

Additional Resources


Supporting Resources

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School-based program to increase knowledge and awareness of sexual abuse and harassment

Shifting Boundaries


Shifting Boundaries: Program Profile

Nan Stein, Ed.D., Wellesley Centers for Women

Classroom curricula designed to reduce dating violence and sexual harassment among middle school students

Teen dating violence prevention training

Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC’s teen dating violence prevention initiative intended to reduce dating violence and increase healthy relationships

Safe Dates

Hazelden Publishing



School-based prevention program for middle and high school students designed to stop or prevent the initiation of dating violence victimization and perpetration, including the psychological, physical, and sexual abuse that may occur between youths involved in a dating relationship

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Sample Measures

Sample Distal Measures for Teen Dating Violence

Sample Proximal Measures for Teen Dating Violence

  • Emergency department visits
  • Fatalities
  • Hospitalizations


  • Civil protection orders for individuals in dating relationships
  • Links between statewide surveillance systems that can inform teen dating violence prevention
  • Participants/organizations reached through teen dating violence trainings
  • Partners actively engaged in implementing teen dating violence prevention programs and policies
  • Police reports related to dating violence among adolescents
  • Referrals to school counseling
  • Teen dating violence prevention policies adopted
  • Teens reporting dating violence victimization
  • Trainings related to teen dating violence (e.g., harassment, stalking, online dating, etc.)

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Additional Resources Related to Teen Dating Violence

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Dating Matters: Interactive Guide on Informing Policy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The Dating Matters Guide to Informing Policy provides a framework for evaluating Teen Dating Violence (TDV) and TDV-related policies and synthesizing the information to inform policy.
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) A technical package is a collection of strategies that represents the best available evidence to prevent or reduce public health problems. This package highlights six strategies to prevent intimate partner violence: teach safe and healthy relationship skills; engage influential adults and peers; disrupt developmental pathways toward partner violence; create protective environments; strengthen economic supports for families; and support survivors to increase safety and lessen harms. 
STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The strategies in this package include those with a focus on preventing sexual violence from happening in the first place, as well as approaches to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of sexual violence.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente

Investigation conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being.

Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A resource co-developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and Prevention Institute that shares research on connections between different forms of violence and describes how these connections affect communities.

The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report

Trust for America’s Health

This report highlights a set of indicators that provide the public and policymakers with information about the status of some key injury prevention policies in states, and provides recommendations for key strategies to reduce injuries in the United States.

VetoViolence Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC’s online source of free violence prevention trainings, tools, and resources based on the best available evidence and research.

The State Health Department’s Role in the Policy Process

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This document was created to provide guidance to CDC funded state health departments about their important role in informing and evaluating policy to prevent injuries and violence through active participation in the policy process.

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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations associated with the strategies and resources listed within this inventory are exclusively those of their authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Safe States Alliance.

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