Adolescent Dating Violence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128117972

Adolescent Dating Violence

1st Edition

Theory, Research, and Prevention

Editors: David Wolfe Jeff Temple
Paperback ISBN: 9780128117972
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 562
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Adolescent Dating Violence: Theory, Research, and Prevention summarizes the course, risk/protective factors, consequences and treatment/prevention of adolescent dating violence, i.e., physical, sexual, psychological and cyber behavior meant to harm the partner. The book discusses research design and measurement in this field, the outcome of longitudinal studies, and the result of intervention initiatives. Divided into five sections, the book reviews theory on dating violence and its consequences, discusses risk factors and protective factors, such as substance use, social media, and sexting, and how social and cultural backgrounds can influence teen dating violence in different ethnicities and among gay teens.

In addition, the book presents recent research priorities, including gender differences in dating violence and online behavior, and finally, evidence based practice for treatment and prevention.

Key Features

  • Encompasses physical, sexual, psychological and cyber violence
  • Introduces theory on dating violence in relation to findings
  • Reviews results from longitudinal studies and intervention initiatives
  • Highlights the influence of social media and technology on dating violence
  • Discusses ethnic, gender and other social and cultural differences in prevalence
  • Examines evidence-based practice in treatment and prevention


Researchers and practitioners in clinical psychology, developmental psychology, and social psychology

Table of Contents

Section I: Theory and Consequences
1. Adolescent dating violence: A developmental psychopathology perspective
2. Theory and causes of adolescent dating violence
3. The acute and chronic impact of adolescent dating violence
4. Relationship of adolescent dating violence to other forms of abuse

Section II: Risk and Protective Factors
5. Social-cognitive predictors of adolescent dating violence
6. How peer relationships influence adolescent dating violence
7. Substance use and adolescent dating violence
8. Exposure to family of origin violence and adolescent dating violence
9. Sexting, social media, and adolescent dating violence
10. Adolescent dating violence and the misuse of technology

Section III: Social and Cultural Influences
11. An international perspective on adolescent dating violence
12. Adolescent dating violence among LGBTQ youth
13. Adolescent dating violence among ethnically diverse youth
14. Neighborhood Factors and Dating Violence Among Youth

Section IV: Research Priorities
15. Gender inequality and adolescent dating violence
16. Measuring adolescent dating violence
17. Violence begets violence: Addressing the dual nature of adolescent dating violence
18. Adolescent dating violence among girls
19. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will always hurt me

Section V: Treatment and Prevention
20. Evidence-based strategies for preventing adolescent dating violence: What works?
21. Preventing sexual violence among adolescents and young adults
22. College-based dating violence prevention strategies
23. Intervention Mapping: Developing effective interventions to address adolescent dating violence
24. Building community capacity to address adolescent dating violence
25. Policy and advocacy on adolescent dating violence


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About the Editor

David Wolfe

David A. Wolfe, Ph.D., ABPP, Senior Scientist (CAMH), Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, London, Ontario, Canada

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children and the Centre for School Mental Health, Faculty of Education, Western University, London, Canada

Jeff Temple

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Editor, Journal of Primary Prevention

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