Educational or Curriculum

The Katie Brown Educational Program

Initiative Description: The Katie Brown Educational Program is a 5-session Dating Violence prevention program. The implementation of the program (active condition) was compared to health class as usual (waitlist control condition). The curriculum is rooted in Social Learning Theory (SLT) with lessons that aim to modify cognitions (dating attitudes, expectations, and knowledge) and behaviors (conflict resolution, and communication skills) to help students foster healthy relationships. Sessions are designed for delivery in a classroom setting, with 50–60 minutes for each session.

Study Results: Lower approval of aggression, healthier dating attitudes, and more Dating Violence knowledge.

Reference: Joppa, M. C., Rizzo, C. J., Nieves, A. V., & Brown, L. K. (2016). Pilot investigation of the Katie Brown Educational Program: A school-community partnership. Journal of School Health, 86(4), 288–297.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good