Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Take CARE, a brief video bystander program designed to promote helpful bystander behavior in situations involving relationship violence among high school students. The TakeCARE video used in this research presents a series of vignettes involving dating violence, including a risky (i.e., potentially violent) situation, an actively violent situation, and one depicting support after a risky situation has already occurred. Classrooms were randomized to view Take CARE or to a control condition, and high school counselors administered the video in the classrooms assigned to view Take CARE.

Study Results: Students who viewed Take CARE reported more helpful bystander behavior at the follow-up assessment than students in the control condition.

Reference: Sargent, K. S., Jouriles, E. N., Rosenfield, D., & McDonald, R. (2017). A high school-based evaluation of Take CARE, a video bystander program to prevent adolescent relationship violence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(3), 633–643.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good