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Using Brief Interventions to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

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90 minutes

In this moderated discussion with researchers, practitioners, and a policy advocate, we will talk about the promise of brief interventions to reduce teen dating violence across multiple settings with potentially high risk populations. Dr. Emily F. Rothman and Ms. Sarah DeCosta will talk about the Real Talk intervention, which is a brief motivational interview intervention designed to stop dating abuse perpetration by youth ages 15-19 years old, and was tested through a randomized controlled trial in adolescent health care settings. Dr. Elizabeth Miller and Ms. Janice Goldsborough will talk about universal screening, warm transfers, and reasons patients do not seek or accept assistance. Ms. Lisa James will talk about a brief intervention approach and its impact in the health care/clinical setting.

Our moderator will be Dr. Carrie Mulford, Social Science Analyst, at the National Institute of Justice.

Our discussants include:

  • Dr. Emily F. Rothman, Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health
  • Sarah DeCosta, Research Assistant and Interventionist at Boston University School of Public Health
  • Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Janice Goldsborough, Medical Advocate at Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Lisa James, Director of Health at the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) at Futures Without Violence.

Date Created: February 7, 2018