Other Youth Topics


Ackard, D. M., Eisenberg, M. E., & Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2007). Long-term impact of adolescent dating violence on the behavioral and psychological health of male and female youth. Journal of Pediatrics, 151, 476-481.

Arriaga, X. B., & Foshee, V. A. (2004). Adolescent dating violence: Do adolescents follow their friends or their parent’ footsteps? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(2), 162-184.

Baum, K., Catalano, S., Rand, M., & Rose, K. (2009). Stalking victimization in the United States. Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin. Retrieved from  http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/svus_rev.pdf (PDF, 16 pages)

Black, M. C., Basile, K. C., Breiding, M. J., Smith, S. G., Walters, M. L., Merrick, M. T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M. R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 summary report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/NISVS_Report2010-a.pdf (PDF, 124 pages)

Break the Cycle. (2008). Technology and teen dating violence. Issue Brief, no. 4. Retrieved from http://www.breakthecycle.org/sites/default/files/pdf/ta-issue-brief-12-08.pdf (PDF, 4 pages)

Break the Cycle. (2010). 2010 State law report cards: A national survey of teen dating violence laws. Retrieved from https://www.breakthecycle.org/sites/default/files/pdf/2010-Dating-Violence-State-Law-Report-Card-Full-Report.pdf (PDF, 114 pages)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. (2005). Choose respect community action kit: Helping preteens and teens build healthy relationships. Retrieved from  http://www.aldine.k12.tx.us/cms/file_process/download.cfm?docID=BED9BF514B2EAD07 (PDF, 60 pages)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Understanding intimate partner violence fact sheet. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/ipv-factsheet.pdf (PDF, 2 pages)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Surveillance summaries: Youth risk behavior surveillance – United States, 2009. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss5905.pdf (PDF, 148 pages)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. (2012). Fact sheet: Understanding teen dating violence. Retrieved from http://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/13117 (PDF, 2 pages)

Davis, A. (2008). Interpersonal and physical dating violence among teens. The National Council on Crime and Delinquency Focus. Retrieved from http://www.nccdglobal.org/sites/default/files/publication_pdf/focus-dating-violence.pdf (PDF, 8 pages)

Decker, M., Silverman, J., & Raj, A. (2005). Dating violence and sexually transmitted disease/HIV testing and diagnosis among adolescent females. Pediatrics, 116, 272-276.

Draucker, C. B., & Martsolf, D. (2010). The role of electronic communication technology in adolescent dating violence. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23, 133–42.

Eaton, D. K., Davis, K. S., Barrios, L., Brenner, N. D., & Nonnan, R. K. (2007). Associations of dating violence victimization with lifetime participation, co-occurrence, and early initiation of risk behaviors among U.S. high school students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22, 585-602.

Foshee, V. A., Bauman, K. E., Ennett, S., Suchindran, C., Benefield, T., & Linder, G. F. (2005). Assessing the effects of the dating violence prevention program “Safe Dates” using random coefficient regression modeling. Prevention Science, 6(3), 245-258.

Foshee, V. A., & Reyes, H. L. M. (2009). Primary prevention of adolescent dating abuse perpetration: When to begin, whom to target, and how to do it. In D. J. Whitaker & J. R. Lutzker (Eds.), Preventing partner violence: Research and evidence-based intervention strategies (pp. 141–168). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Halpern, C. T., Oslak, S. G., Young, M. L., Martin, S. L., & Kupper, L. L. (2001). Partner violence among adolescents in opposite-sex romantic relationships: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. American Journal of Public Health, 91(10), 1679–1685. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1446854/

Halpern, C. T.,  Spriggs, A. L., Martin, S. L., & Kupper, L. L. (2009). Patterns of intimate partner violence victimization from adolescence to young adulthood in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Adolescent Health, 45, 508-516.

Halpern, C. T., Young, M. L., Waller, M. W., Martin, S. L., & Kupper, L. L. (2004). Prevalence of partner violence in same-sex romantic relationships in a national sample of adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 35(2), 124-131.

Howard, D., Wang, M. Q., & Yan, F.  (2007). Psychosocial factors associated with reports of physical dating violence among U.S. adolescent females. Adolescence, Summer, 42(166), 311-24. 

Jaycox, L. H., McCaffrey, D., Eisenman, B., Aronoff, J., Shelley, G. A., Collins, R. L., & Marshall, G. N. (2006). Impact of a school-based dating violence prevention program among Latino teens: Randomized controlled effectiveness trial. Journal of Adolescent Health, 39(5), 694-704.

Lewis, S. F., & Fremouw, W. (2001). Dating violence: A critical review of the literature. Clinical Psychology Review, 21(1), 105–127.

Love is Respect. (2011). Building healthy relationships. Retrieved from http://www.loveisrespect.org/dating-basics/healthy-relationships

Maas, C. D., Fleming, C. B., Herrenkohl, T. I., & Catalano, R. F. (2010). Childhood predictors of teen dating violence victimization. Violence and Victims, 25(2), 131-149.

Marquart, B. S., Nannini, D. K., Edwards, R. W., Stanley, L. R., & Wayman, J. C. (2007). Prevalence of dating violence and victimization: Regional and gender differences. Adolescence, 168(42), 645-657.

Miller, E., Decker, M. R., McCauley, H. L., Tancredi, D. J., Levenson, R. R., Waldman, J. Schoenwald, P., & Silverman, J. G. (2010). Pregnancy coercion, intimate partner violence and unintended pregnancy. Contraception, 81, 316–322.

Mitchell, K. J., Finkelhor, D., Jones, L. M., & Wolak, J. (2012). Prevalence and characteristics of youth sexting: A national study. Pediatrics, 129(1), 13-20.

Molider, C. & Tolman, R. M. (1998) Adolescent dating violence victimization and psychological well-being,  Journal of Adolescent Research, 18(6), 664-681. 

Mulford, C., & Giordano, P. C. (2008). Teen dating violence: A closer look at adolescent romantic relationships. National Institute of Justice Journal, 261, 34-40.

National Center for Victims of Crime. (2003). If you are a victim of teen dating violence. Retrieved from http://victimsofcrime.org/help-for-crime-victims/get-help-bulletins-for-crime-victims/bulletins-for-teens/dating-violence

National Conference of State Legislatures. (2011). Teen dating violence. Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=17582#State

Offenhauer, P., & Buchalter, A. (2011). Teen dating violence: An annotated bibliography. Washington, DC: Library of Congress. Retrieved from http://www.ncdsv.org/images/LibraryOfCongress_TDV-AnnotateBibliography_4-2011.pdf (PDF, 91 pages)

Office of Justice Programs (2011). Longitudinal data on teen dating violence: Meeting summary. Retrieved from http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/intimate-partner-violence/teen-dating-violence/longitudinal-data-meeting/welcome.htm#lessonslearned

O’Keefe, M., & Aldridge, L. (2005). Teen dating violence: A review of risk factors and prevention efforts. National online resource center on violence against women. Retrieved from http://www.vawnet.org/applied-research-papers/print-document.php?doc_id=409

O’Leary, K. D., Slep, A. M., Avery-Leaf, S., & Cascardi, M. (2008). Gender differences in dating aggression among multiethnic high school students. Journal of Adolescent Health, 42, 473-479.

Olshen, E., McVeigh, K. H., Wunsch-Hitzig, R. A., & Rickert, V. I. (2007). Dating violence, sexual assault, and suicide attempts among urban teenagers. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 161, 539-545.

Rickert, V. I., & Wiemann, C. M. (2008). Date rape among adolescents and young adults. Journal of Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology, 11(4), 167-75.

Roberts, T. A., & Klein, J. (2003). Intimate partner abuse and high-risk behavior in adolescents, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 157, 375-380.

Saperstein, P. (2005). Teen dating violence: Eliminating statutory barriers to civil protection orders. Family Law Quarterly, 39(1), 181–96.

Silverman, J., Raj, A., Mucci, L. A., & Hathaway, J. E. (2001). Dating violence against adolescent girls and associated substance use, unhealthy weight control, sexual risk behavior, pregnancy, and suicidality. Journal of the American Medical Association, 286, 572-579. Retrieved from http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/286/5/572.

Smith, P. H., White, J. W., & Holland, L. J. (2003). A longitudinal perspective on dating violence among adolescent and college-age women. American Journal of Public Health, 93(7), 1104-1109.

Swahn, M. H., Simon, T. R., Arias, I., & Bossarte, R. M. (2008). Measuring sex differences in violence victimization and perpetration within date and same-sex peer relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23(8), 1120-1138.

Swahn, M. H., Simon, T. R., Hertz, M. F., Arias, I., Bossarte, R. M., Ross, J. G., Gross, L. A., Iachan, R., & Hamburger, M. E. (2008). Linking dating violence, peer violence, and suicidal behaviors among high-risk youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 34(1), 30-38.

Teenage Research Unlimited for Liz Claiborne Inc. (2005). Teen dating abuse study. Retrieved from https://www.breakthecycle.org/dating-violence-research/teen-dating-abuse-survey-2005

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com. (2008).  Sex and tech: Results from a survey of teens and young adults. Retrieved from http://apo.org.au/node/17127 (PDF, 20 pages)

The White House. Office of the Press Secretary. (2011). Presidential Proclamation – National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2011. Retrieved from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/31/presidential-proclamation-national-teen-dating-violence-awareness-and-pr

Taylor, B., Stein, N., Woods, D., & Mumford, E. (2011). Shifting Boundaries: Final report on an experimental evaluation of a youth dating violence prevention program in New York City middle schools. Retrieved from https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/236175.pdf (PDF, 332 pages)

Truman, J., & Rand, M. (2010). Criminal victimization, 2009. Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin. Retrieved from https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv09.pdf (PDF, 16 pages)

United States Congress. (2010). Designating the month of February 2011 as ‘‘National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month’’ S. RES. 32. Retrieved from http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112sres32ats/pdf/BILLS-112sres32ats.pdf (PDF, 5 pages)

United States Department of Health and Human Services. (2011). Talk to teens about healthy relationships. Retrieved from http://healthfinder.gov/prevention/ViewTopic.aspx?topicId=88

United States Department of Justice. (2011). February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

United States Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women. (2011). Dating violence. Retrieved from https://www.justice.gov/ovw/dating-violence

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., & Mitchell, K. J. (2012). How often are teens arrested for sexting? Data from a national sample of police cases. Pediatrics, 129(1), 4-12.

Wolitzky-Taylor, K. B., Ruggiero, K. L., Danielson, C. K., Resnick, H. S., Hanson, R. F., Smith, D. W., Saunders, B. E., & Kilpatrick, D. G. (2008). Prevalence and correlates of dating violence in a national sample of adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, 755-762.

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