School based program to prevent dating violence
Impact: Expect Respect is currently conducting a controlled evaluation of support groups with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Previous evaluation efforts have demonstrated positive outcomes for youth and adult participants.Capacity: Expect Respect has multiple components so organizations can choose which activities fit their current needs and capacity and expand over time.Cost: The cost of the complete manual is 0 plus shipping.New Hope for Women offers school-based prevention and intervention programs that aim toward building healthy relationships and reducing the harmful impact of domestic and dating violence.School-Based Advocates are available to provide these programs to students and staff grades K-12 All of our services are free and confidential.Focus may vary among prevention programs according to the ages of the target student population, and programs may focus on either general violence or specific forms of violence such as bullying or dating violence.Moving toward making universal school-based violence prevention available, in 2013 Oregon enacted a law requiring school districts to incorporate bullying prevention into existing student training programs.
The program manual consists of a Program Overview, Support Group Curriculum and Facilitator Guide, Youth Leadership Curriculum and Facilitator Guide and School-wide Prevention Strategies Facilitator Guide and Resources. Safe Place developed Expect Respect for use in local schools.
Benefit-cost analyses conducted by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) on three evidence-based school violence prevention programs—Life Skills Training, the Good Behavior Game, and Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)—found that they were all associated with positive benefit-to-cost ratios.