Youth Dating Abuse Needs Assessment Report

Prevent - Preventing Violence through Education, Networking and Technical Assistance
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of the Youth Dating Abuse Needs Assessment: Report

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Youth dating abuse and sexual assault are prominent but less understood problems in the field of violence prevention. Although these forms of violence and abuse are fairly readily recognized as a substantial problem within the field of violence prevention, the dynamics, consequences, incidence and prevalence of dating abuse and sexual assault among teenagers and young adults is not well understood on the national level and even less so on the local level.

This report contains the highlights of a needs assessment and goals from the work of the Louisville PreVent Team.  The Louisville PreVent Team was one of 11 teams chosen nationally by the PreVent Institute (a UNC Chapel Hill and CDC cooperative agreement project) to attend a 6-month leadership on violence prevention institute and to develop a violence-prevention project for their community.

Louisville Team Members:

MetroGovernment
M. Gabriela Alcalde
(Office For Women) and
Darrel Aniton
(Office of Youth Development) 

JCPS
Cheryl Dolson

(Safe & Drug Free Schools)

YMCA
Dennis Enix (Safe Place) 

The Center for Women & Families
Rus Ervin Funk