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Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescent - II (DAVILA - II)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $555,896)

This basic research study will build on the current NIJ-funded Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents(DAVILA) Study which examines dating violence, co-morbid victimization, psychosocial outcomes of dating violence, help-seeking efforts by Latino youth, and the impact of cultural factors on these associations. The goal of DAVILA - II is to collect a second wave of data from the participants in the original DAVILA study, resulting in longitudinal data that will allow the researchers to overcome many of the limitations associated with cross-sectional data and result in the first national longitudinal study to focus on dating violence among Latino youth. The main goals of this study include (1) an examination of dating violence among Latino adolescents over time, (2) evaluating the longitudinal patterns of co-occurring victimization (polyvictimization) for Latino victims of dating violence, (3) examining the predictors of victimization patterns to understand the influences on dating violence over time (4) examining formal and informal help-seeking among Latino adolescents who experienced dating violence, and (5) determine the subsequent psychosocial impact of dating violence. The study will address significant gaps in the current literature by allowing for a longitudinal evaluation of dating violence within a relatively understudied group. The findings are also pertinent to shaping practice and policy, including school-based interventions and criminal justice institutions. Data will be collected via phone interviews (using a computer assisted telephone interview format) from the national sample of 1,500 Latino adolescents (ages 12-18) and their caregiver from the original DAVILA study. Participants will be asked about dating violence and other forms of victimization, formal and informal help-seeking efforts, psychological distress, delinquency, acculturation, familism, social support, and demographic information. ca/ncf
Date Created: September 8, 2011