In 2013, President Obama declared February National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
"Sexual violence prevention: The role of stages of change." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 25(1): 111-135.
The purpose of this article is to discuss the utility of applying the transtheoretical model of readiness for change to sexual violence prevention and evaluation. Although sexual assault prevention programs have been increasingly successful at improving knowledge about sexual violence and decreasing rape-supportive attitudes and beliefs among participants, reducing sexually assaultive conduct itself remains an elusive outcome. "Assessing the effect of routine activity theory and self-control on property, personal, and sexual assault victimization." Criminal Justice and Behavior 39(10): 1296-1315.
"It is true that if you grow up in a violent household you have a higher likelihood of being in a violent relationship," said Brenda Lohman, lead author and an associate professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University.
The research focused on psychological violence instead of physical violence.
The consensus of this work is that although important lessons have been learned, the field is still in the early stages of developing and fully researching effective models, particularly for the primary prevention of this problem in communities. "Toward a multi-level, ecological approach to the primary prevention of sexual assault: prevention in peer and community contexts." Trauma Violence Abuse 10(2): 91-114.