4.2 A. Research and Evaluations

Teenagers: learning from case reviews Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around working with adolescents

NSPCC (2014)

This briefing is based on case reviews published since 2010, where teenagers were the subject of the review and where the executive summaries are sufficiently detailed to be useful for identifying and sharing learning points.

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Online abuse: learning from case reviews Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around online abuse

NSPCC (2014)

This at-a-glance briefing pulls together and highlights the learning from case reviews into the death or serious injury of a child where online abuse was a key factor.

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Sexualised Sexism: Popular Culture, Sexualisation, and Violence Against Women & Girls

EVAW (2014)

A short briefing paper reviewing current academic debate on sexualisation and critiquing the mainstream tendency to problematise sexualisation only in terms of its impacts on children's lives

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CAADA Insights Factsheet: Teenage victims of domestic abuse

CAADA (2012)

The data in this report relates to 183 victims aged under 18 years old who were supported by  specialist domestic violence services during a two year period (1st July 2010 to 30th June 2012). The data was collected by caseworkers from 20 specialist services across England and Wales  using the CAADA Insights outcomes measurement tool

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"It blocks out the problem and becomes the addiction"

Dr Miranda A.H. Horvath, Dr Susan Hansen, Shola Apena-Rogers & Dr Joanna R. Adler (2012)

The intersections between problematic substance use and domestic and sexual violence experienced by young women in two London boroughs.

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In the Name of Love: partner abuse and Violence in Teenage Relationships

Barter, C. (2009) [abstract]

This article provides a critical assessment of our understanding of partner abuse and violence in teenage relationships. Initially, an overview is provided of theoretical and methodological issues in this area, examining how these dominant trends have influenced perceptions of this problem. In contrast, a more encompassing approach, incorporating gendered power relations, teenagers’ own experiences and an acknowledgement of young people’s agency, is suggested.

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Young women and their relationships - power and pleasure: key issues for practitioners and policy-makers

Maxwell, C. & Aggleton, P. (2009)

This University of London discussion paper has been developed following the completion of a research study exploring understandings of power and experiences of pleasure in sexual and intimate relationships among a small group of heterosexual young women aged 16-18 years.

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Starting in school: to end domestic violence

Refuge (2008)

Refuge have produced this report, to look at the findings of a YouGov survey to explore young women’s understanding and recognition of domestic violence.

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Challenging Violence Changing Lives: gender on the UK education agenda - findings and recommendations

WomanKind Worldwide (2007)

Evaluation of the effectiveness of WomanKind’s programme of work with teachers in UK secondary schools which was developed in response to research they commissioned in 2003.

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Peer Educator Pilot Project Evaluation Report

Walton, K. (2007)

The purpose of this project was to investigate the use of trained young people with drama skills as specialist peer educators in domestic violence prevention work in schools, by working with established domestic violence prevention projects in three London boroughs.

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Domestic Violence in Adolescent Relationships: young people in Southwark and their experiences with unhealthy relationships

Schütt, N. (2006)

UK research on the subject of domestic violence within adolescent relationships was carried out for Safer Southwark Partnership in London. This report draws on national and international literature and also refers to work undertaken in North America where preventative measures have been put in place with young people.

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UK Poll of 16 - 18 year olds

ICM (2006)

ICM was commissioned to undertake an online poll of 16 - 18 year olds in the United Kingdom for 'End Violence Against Women'. 524 completed responses to the survey were received and results available in a short report.

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Young Peoples Attitudes Towards Gendered Violence

Burman, M. and Cartmel, F. (2005), NHS Scotland

Produced on behalf of NHS Scotland, the research explores young people's views on the reasons for and effects of violence in certain contexts and situations and in particular their views concerning the acceptability of such violence.

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An evaluation of the Bristol Pregnancy and Domestic Violence Programme to promote the introduction of routine antenatal enquiry for domestic violence at North Bristol NHS Trust

Baird, K., Murphy, S., Price, S. & Salmon, D. (2004)

A briefing by the Research Centre for Public Health and Primary Care Development on the programme to equip a group of community midwives to have both the knowledge and confidence to effectively enquire about domestic violence in the antenatal period.

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Transforming our Interventions for Gender Equality by Addressing and Involving Men and Boys: a framework for analysis and action

Kaufman, M. (2004)

Produced on behalf of Oxfam outlines approaches which encourage men and boys to take responsibility for achieving gender equality drawing on some examples from the White Ribbon Campaign.

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Sexual Violence and Adolescents

Harner, H. & Rosenbluth, B. (2003)

This paper reviews the current state of the science regarding sexual violence occurring in adolescent dating and acquaintance relationships.

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Young People’s Attitudes Towards Violence, Sex and Relationships: a survey and focus group study

Burton, S. et al. (1998)

Commissioned by the The Zero Tolerance Charitable Trust in partnership with several local city councils this report draws on ten focus group discussions and a survey of 2039 young people.

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Teenage Mothers’ Experiences of Domestic Violence, Identifying Good Practice for Support Workers

A summary of a research project examining the effects of violence from male partners on teenage mothers and pregnant teenagers in order to identify strategies for successful intervention and good practice within Leeds.

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Clustering of Adolescent Dating Violence, Peer Violence, and Suicidal Behaviour

Bossarte, R.M. et al. (2008) [Abstract]

This research is based on a sample of 1,653 students who reported being violent and abusive in the past year within one US school district.

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Domestic and Dating Violence Peer Education Program: a pilot project final report

Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WA) Family and Domestic Violence Unit, and Department of Education and Training (2007)

This document presents a report on a peer education programme that was designed to raise awareness about domestic and dating violence among teachers and students in two secondary schools in metro and regional Western Australia during 2007.

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The Association Between Family Violence and Adolescent Dating Violence Onset: does it vary by race, socioeconomic status, and family structure?

Foshee, V.A. et al. (2005) [Abstract]

The authors determine whether the associations between family violence (corporal punishment, violence against the child with the intention of harm and witnessing violence between parents) and adolescent dating violence vary by sub-groups based on race, socioeconomic status, and family structure.

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Model Protocol on Working with Battered Women and their Teenage Boys in Shelter

Patterson, L. (2003)

An age limitation on male children within shelters is a policy that has historically been put in place in many domestic violence shelters across the US (and UK). The primary reason for establishing this separate standard for sheltering teenage boys is a concern for the safety of women, children, staff and volunteers in the shelter. This article outlines the reasons for establishing age limits for male children in shelters.

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Young Men as Allies in Preventing Violence and Abuse: building effective partnerships at schools

Berkowitz, A. et al. (2003)

This paper argues that 'young men can play a critical role in constructing a healthier world for women and men, a world free of violence and founded on principles of equity and compassion'. The focus of this paper is on the ways in which schools can play a critical role in bringing this ideal to fruition. It encourages educators and advocates to work towards implementing violence prevention programs in schools, and describes the importance of looking beyond obstacles in order to meet this challenge.

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A Prospective Cohort Study of the Impact of Domestic Violence on Young Teenage Pregnancy Outcomes

Quinlivan, J.A. and Evans S.F. (2001) [Abstract]

The incidence of domestic violence among pregnant Australian teenagers is higher than rates reported for the general community. However, there are limited data that address the impact of this abuse upon pregnancy outcome. This research examines the significant antenatal associations of domestic violence in young teenage pregnancy, and the impact of this abuse upon pregnancy outcome.

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