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Serving Adolescent Victims


PreventConnect Wiki Project—Curricula for Adolescents and Teens
Lists resources and educational curriculums that focus on teen dating violence and sexual violence.

State Legislators' Handbook for Statutory Rape Issues
Provides information and suggestions to help states develop realistic and enforceable statutory rape laws.

Teen Dating Violence: A Review of Risk Factors and Prevention Efforts
Provides a critical review of the research literature regarding risk factors for both perpetrators and victims of dating violence and examines the research on the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs.

Teen Dating Violence: Information and Resources
Describes key issues related to teen dating violence and lists resources and activist opportunities for teens.

Underserved Teen Victims Initiative
Provides information on adolescent development, local programs and resources, strategies for education and outreach, teen-specific intervention strategies, and legal issues.

Highlights YOVA, a youth leadership program that educates teens on the dynamics of victimization and provides information on where they can turn for help and support. Through YOVA, youth-adult teams from around the Nation are creating outreach events, materials, and advertising to reach teen victims in their communities.