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It is commonly said that youth who are exposed to interparental domestic violence are at an increased risk of experiencing dating violence in their romantic relationships. This phenomenon is often referred to as “the cycle of violence” or intergenerational transmission of violence. There is ample evidence supporting “the cycle of violence” hypothesis; yet, most youth exposed to interparental domestic violence do not go on to experience violence in their romantic relationships. How can we explain these seemingly opposing findings?
Specifically, webinar attendees will learn:
- What factors can increase or decrease adolescents’ risk of dating violence.
- How individuals can help prevent or break the cycle of violence.
- How to help promote post-traumatic growth and resilience in adolescents’ romantic relationships.
Presenters: Megan Haselschwerdt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Child and Family Studies, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Who should attend: Violence prevention specialists, professionals working with couples and families impacted by domestic violence, marriage and healthy relationship grantees, family life educators, high school guidance counselors, Family and Consumer Sciences students and educators, and teen dating violence researchers
When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific
Duration: 60 minutes