Other 'What Works' Topics
By Elizabeth C. Hair, Ph.D., Justin Jager, and Sarah B. Garrett
Grandparent and Other Family Member Relationships
Non-Familial Adult Relationships
Peer Relationships: Platonic Relationships
Peer Relationships: Romantic Relationships
Conflict Resolution Skills
Social Confidence: Assertiveness, Self-Efficacy, and Initiative
Experimental Research Studies
Non-Experimental Research Studies
Anxiety-reduction through desensitization training and/or replication skills training.
Safe Dates Project: Intervention consisted of role-playing, a poster contest, and a curriculum on violence, gender stereotyping and conflict management. Development of victim services available in the community. (N=1,892)A month after the end of the program, participants in the treatment group reported committing 60% less violence against their romantic partner than the those control group.
Previous exposure to successful heterosocial exchanges and functional heterosocial relationships.
Communication with parents, particularly mothers, about romantic relationships.
Parents who have remained married or who otherwise model functional romantic relationships.
Practice dating, counseling, self-reinforcement, behavioral rehearsal, "heterosexual group discussion", participant modeling, self-observation by videotape, desensitization, sensitivity training, behavior-skills-training, sexual education, and "cognitive modification".
Research Brief (PDF)
in Youth Development Main Page