Schools play critical roles, often in partnership with local health departments and community organizations, in being able to reach significant numbers of youth and parents in communities while also serving as important resources for the community as a whole.
CDC is seeking to build health departments’ capacity to become key agents for dating violence prevention programming though the implementation of the Dating Matters® violence prevention strategies, which include school-based programs for middle school students, parent programs, educator training, a communications campaign, and policy change.
To Opt Out of the Evaluation Study You may decide at any point that you or your child do not wish to participate in the Dating Matters Evaluation Study.
If you would like to withdraw from or opt out of participation in the study, please email [email protected] call 1-877-388-6369.
- The ultimate goal is to stop dating violence before it starts.
Strategies that promote healthy and respectful relationships are vital.
This is a lot of responsibility and it is also an amazing opportunity.
Creating, influencing, and fostering teen dating violence prevention efforts like Dating Matters gives us the opportunity to make a positive impact today and years from now.
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision.
Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study.
The Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative intends to promote respectful, nonviolent dating relationships among adolescents living in high-risk, urban communities.