Dating violence prevention in New Brunswick


The goal of the Provincial Strategy Team for Dating Violence Prevention was to make recommendations for a sustainable comprehensive provincial strategy for youth dating violence prevention in the Province of New Brunswick. These recommendations were to be based on an empirical evaluation of dating violence prevention programs conducted with high school students in New Brunswick during the autumn of 2005 by five community-based organizations: Le Centre de Prévention de la Violence Familiale de Kent (CPVFK), Coalition Against Abuse in Relationships/Coalition Contre l’Abus dans les Relations (CAAR), Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (FSACC), and Making Waves/Vague par vague, Inc. (MW/Vpv). The evaluation was designed to be at arms’ length from, yet informed by, the programs, systematic, scientifically rigorous, longitudinal, and to assess diverse areas.