Whereas according to a National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most rape and intimate partner violence is first experienced before age 25; Whereas Public Law 113–4, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, includes the SMART Teen Dating Violence Act, a bill to improve the coordination and effectiveness of existing programs to address abusive youth relationships; Whereas according to the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) of the CDC, nearly 10 percent of high school students have been hit, slapped, or physically hurt by a dating partner in the past year; Whereas a 2012 study as part of an independent evaluation of Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships, an initiative aimed at building healthy relationships among middle school youth, finds teen dating violence common even among 7th grade students, with nearly 1 in 6 reporting physical dating violence; Whereas according to data from the YRBSS, almost 20 percent of teen girls, who were exposed to physical dating violence, did not attend school on one or more occasions during the past 30 days due to feeling unsafe at school or on the way to or from school; Whereas a recent Ball State University Study recent study found that 81 percent of school counselors reported that they did not have a school protocol on how to respond to an incident of teen dating violence, but 61 percent of school counselors reported that they had assisted victims of teen dating violence in the past two years; Whereas a study published in Pediatrics suggests that teen dating violence is a substantial public health problem as victims of teen dating violence are at increased risk of mood and behavioral problems as young adults, and at increased risk of future violence in relationships; Whereas girls victimized by a teen boyfriend reported more heavy drinking, smoking, depression, and thoughts of suicide, and teens of both sexes who were in aggressive relationships were two to three times more likely to be in violent relationships as young adults; Whereas 70 percent of college students who were in an abusive relationship failed to realize that they were in an abusive relationship, and 60 percent of such students said that no one stepped in to help them when they were in an abusive relationship; Whereas primary prevention programs are a key part of addressing teen dating violence, and many successful examples of such programs include education, community outreach, and social marketing campaigns that are culturally appropriate; Whereas the establishment of the month of February 2017 as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month will benefit schools, communities, and families regardless of socioeconomic status, race, and sex: Now, therefore, be it That the House of Representatives— (1) supports the designation of “National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month”; (2) supports communities in empowering teens to develop healthy relationships throughout their lives; and (3) calls on the people of the United States, including youth, parents, schools, law enforcement, State and local officials, and interested groups to observe National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month with appropriate programs and activities that promote awareness and prevention of teen dating violence in their communities.
: Training in conflict resolution strategies is a goal in different intervention contexts, and the Conflict Resolution Styles Inventory is a proven, useful tool for assessing these skills.
The second study, with 1,938 adolescents, tested whether the factorial structure obtained discriminates between levels of dating violence involvement.
: Besides verifying the adequacy of items, the results of the first study showed the same three-factor structure in both versions: a positive approach to conflicts and two non-constructive styles, engagement and withdrawal.
Se realizaron dos estudios, uno orientado a analizar las propiedades psicométricas del instrumento, y otro a demostrar su capacidad para discriminar entre parejas de adolescentes violentas y no violentas.
Dating violence is a vicious cycle that not only affects adults but also affects teens.The second study demonstrated the discriminative capacity of both scales.The final tool, which consisted of 13 items with a good internal consistency, may be useful for assessing the effectiveness of interventions to improve conflict resolution skills, as well as for screening and classification purposes.: El entrenamiento en resolución de conflictos es objeto de intervención en diferentes contextos, y el Conflict Resolution Styles Inventory ha demostrado su utilidad para evaluar dichas habilidades.One in five teens today say that they have been the victim of, or know a friend who has been the victim of, dating violence.Dating violence consists of verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse.