2021 Dating & Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop

2021 Dating & Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Workshop promotes prevention strategies for teen relationship violence

Preventing interpersonal relationship violence among teens was the focus of the April 28 Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop, hosted by the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory.

The virtual, interactive workshop focused on practical, cost-effective, evidence-based prevention strategies. Katie Edwards, professor of educational psychology, and Emily Waterman, IVRL faculty affiliate, outlined definitions, statistics, causes and consequences of teen dating violence and sexual violence.

Along with prevention strategies and promotion of recovery among victims, participants also discussed risk and protective factors against violence in breakout rooms.

Attendees included more than 100 people from diverse professional backgrounds — educators, practitioners, advocates and others who work with Nebraska middle school- and high school-aged youth.



Katie Edwards

Professor, Educational Psychology

Katie Edwards is a professor in the department of education psychology.

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Emily Waterman

Faculty Affiliate, IVR Laboratory

Emily A. Waterman is a faculty affiliate at the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory.

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