Prevention during Adolescence

The Youth Relationships Project
  • Anna-Lee Pittman
  • David A. Wolfe
  • Christine Wekerle
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


The pervasiveness of domestic violence, coupled with the limitations of attempting to treat offenders after the fact (Dutton, 1994; Wolfe & Wekerle, 1993), point to the need for theory-based prevention strategies. Many children and youth—close to one-third, according to a national survey (Boney-McCoy & Finkelhor, 1995)—are assaulted by a family member. In addition, many are subjected to marital violence: according to the national survey on violence against women and children in Canada, 3 in 10 women currently or previously married have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence at the hands of a marital partner (Statistics Canada, 1993).


Emotional Abuse Sexual Coercion Woman Abuse Adolescent Relationship Relationship Violence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna-Lee Pittman
    • 1
  • David A. Wolfe
    • 1
  • Christine Wekerle
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyYork UniversityNorth YorkCanada

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