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ENCOURAGE THEM TO TALK TO PEOPLE WHO CAN PROVIDE HELP AND GUIDANCE.
Find a local domestic violence agency that provides counseling or support groups.
Expect Respect has the potential to decrease negative health and educational outcomes associated with aggression in peer and dating relationships.
(Reidy, Holland, Cortina, Ball & Rosenbluth (2017) Evaluation of the expect respect support group program: A violence prevention strategy for youth exposed to violence.
Promising results laid the groundwork for a multi-year, controlled outcome evaluation of Expect Respect Support Groups funded by the CDC (manuscript under review).
It may be helpful to direct teens to resources where they can talk about their situation anonymously and confidentially.
Program evaluation has been an integral part of the Expect Respect® Program from its very beginning.
These findings provided the impetus for strengthening the support group curriculum by focusing on active skill development within an emotionally safe and respectful group environment.
Expect Respect continued to refine survey instruments to quantify program outcomes of support groups.