Assertiveness skills to deal with pressure in relationships (negotiation, delay, and refusal skills) 6.

conflict in adolescent dating relationships inventory-15

Responsible sexuality (communication with your partner, healthy relationships) 4.

Preventing pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections 5.

A 21-lesson curriculum delivered during 28 hours by teachers with additional training in the dynamics of dating violence and healthy relationships.

Dating violence prevention was integrated with core lessons about healthy relationships, sexual health, and substance use prevention using interactive exercises.

Barriers to healthy relationships (active listening skills, types of violence and abuse) 3.

Contributors to violence (group effects on violence, individual differences) 4.

Relationship skills to promote safer decision making with peers and dating partners were emphasized.

Control schools targeted similar objectives without training or materials.

Similar strategies may be well suited to reducing PDV because violence prevention benefits most youths and may be enhanced if delivered along with messages that pertain to related risk behaviors that occur in a relational context, such as sexual activity and substance use.

Because boys and girls both report perpetration of dating violence during this period of development, it is also appropriate to target universal intervention efforts to both sexes, taking into account developmental and gendered aspects of violence in adolescent relationships faced by youths of today.

Conflict resolution skills (rights and responsibilities when ending a relationship) 7.