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Safe Dates

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Children not experiencing physical, psychological or emotional abuse

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       High School
     Type of Service
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Child Abuse and Neglect
       Teen Sex / Pregnancy
       Violent Behavior

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Safe Dates is a school-based intervention program designed for middle and high school students to prevent the initiation of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse on dates or between individuals involved in a dating relationship. The curriculum consists of nine 50-minute sessions, a 45-minute play performed by students, and a poster contest.

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Program Reviews

The Safe Dates program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

Find Youth Info Program Directory

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

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