Intimate Partner Violence Literature Review

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Literature Review of Interventions This review sought out to examine school-based prevention programs intended to decrease intimate partner violence /dating violence among young adults and adolescents as its main outcome as well as influencing other outcomes such as reducing sexual harassment. Programs included should seek to reduce sexual violence through changing attitudes about intimate partner violence, promoting bystander interventions or change attitudes supportive of teen dating violence, or raise actions of peer support for those that are experiencing sexual violence. Determining the effectiveness of sexual violence and dating violence prevention programs in high schools and colleges in challenging due to the various theories, curriculums, and measurements being employed by these programs.

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Dating and relationship based programs focus on helping these groups learn about low –risk dating strategies, identify aspects of health and unhealthy relationships, recognize behaviors of abuse and how to address them (CITE). Twelve of the studies included in this review focused their interventions towards the promotion of healthy relationship skills concerning conflict tactics, aggression, communication and reasoning skills. Nine of the interventions were conducted with mixed-gender participants from high schools, while one intervention, Coaching Boys to Men, was aimed at male high school students (Adler-Baeder, Kerpelman, Schramm, Higginbotham, & Paulk, 2007; Avery-Leaf, Cascardi, O'Leary, & Cano, 1997; Foshee et. al 1998; Gardner, 2005; Gardner, Giese, & Parrot, 2004; Jaycox, 2006; Sanchez-Cesareo, 2002; Miller et al. 2012). An additional intervention, aimed at preventing sexual aggression in college dating relationships among mixed gendered ungraduated students was included in the
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