Community Violence

Fourth R Evaluation

Fourth R Evaluation

The NIH funded school-based cluster randomized trial of the 7th-grade version of Fourth R includes 24 ethnically diverse middle schools (ie, clusters: 12 intervention schools, 12 control schools) in area schools to determine the impact of the program by comparing students in intervention schools with those in control schools.

The primary aim is to determine whether Fourth R reduces students’ teen dating violence.

The secondary aims are to determine whether Fourth R:

  1. improves students’ relationship quality, emotional well-being, and increases their acquisition and use of healthy relationship skills
  2. ameliorates the modifiable cognitive and behavioral correlates associated with the perpetration and victimization of TDV
  3. improves school climate

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