Assertiveness skills to deal with pressure in relationships (negotiation, delay, and refusal skills) 6.
Sexuality: responsibilities and consequences (sexual abuse, dating violence, decision making) 7.
The PDV was greater in control vs intervention students (9.8% vs 7.4%; adjusted odds ratio, 2.42; 95% confidence interval, 1.00-6.02; P = .05).
A significant group × sex interaction effect indicated that the intervention effect was greater in boys (PDV: 7.1% in controls vs 2.7% in intervention students) than in girls (12.1% vs 11.9%).
Main effects for secondary outcomes were not statistically significant; however, sex × group analyses showed a significant difference in condom use in sexually active boys who received the intervention (114 of 168; 67.9%) vs controls (65 of 111 [58.6%]) (P Given these findings and the importance of reducing the cycle of violence, efforts to educate high school students about healthy dating relationship behaviors and ways to avoid or reduce PDV and associated risks are strongly recommended.
To determine whether an interactive curriculum that integrates dating violence prevention with lessons on healthy relationships, sexual health, and substance use reduces physical dating violence (PDV).Conflict resolution skills (rights and responsibilities when ending a relationship) 7.Action in the school and community Unit 2: Healthy Growth and Sexuality1.Barriers to healthy relationships (active listening skills, types of violence and abuse) 3.Contributors to violence (group effects on violence, individual differences) 4.