Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Workshop promotes prevention strategies for teen relationship violence

Preventing interpersonal relationship violence among teens was the focus of the April 28 Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop, hosted by the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory.

The virtual, interactive workshop focused on practical, cost-effective, evidence-based prevention strategies. Katie Edwards, associate professor, CYFS and educational psychology, and Emily Waterman, IVRL faculty affiliate, outlined definitions, statistics, causes and consequences of teen dating violence and sexual violence.

Along with prevention strategies and promotion of recovery among victims, participants also discussed risk and protective factors against violence in breakout rooms.

Attendees included more than 100 people from diverse professional backgrounds — educators, practitioners, advocates and others who work with Nebraska middle school- and high school-aged youth.



Katie Edwards

Associate Professor, CYFS

Katie Edwards is an associate professor at the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools.

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Emily Waterman

Faculty Affiliate, IVR Laboratory

Emily A. Waterman is a faculty affiliate at the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory.

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