Authors: Lee, L., Wells, L., & Gray, S.
Date: April 2021
Over the past three years Shift has focused on engaging parents/primary caregivers as a primary prevention strategy to prevent teen dating violence. Included in this work was a literature review to identify programs/initiatives that engage caregivers in the prevention of teen dating violence, understand the extent to which caregivers participate in these programs/initiatives, and to understand factors that impede and promote their participation. Last year, Shift partnered with PREVNet (Canada’s Healthy Relationships Hub) to publish a brief that summarizes our most recent findings and describes Shift’s ConnectED Parents approach to creating environments and social conditions that engage caregivers in promoting healthy youth relationships. Through PREVNet, researchers, community practitioners, and educators from across Canada can access the brief and learn about effective ways to support caregivers.