Programs of prevention of abuse in intimate relationships for adolescents and young adults abroad



The article gives an overview of the programs of work with teenagers and young people, aimed at primary prevention of violence in intimate relationships. The content models of sex education as one of the highest priorities for primary prevention. A brief description of the methodological foundations of these programs, such as the focus on changing the existing norms of violence, gender stereotypes, pathogenic skills avoiding conflicts. Describes the procedural and substantive content features of these programs. The results of studies on the effectiveness of a number of programs that have demonstrated a decrease in the level of violence, positive changes in the skills that are most scarce to training with regard to the acceptability of violence and behavioral intentions. Highlights those aspects of targeted programs that are short-term and prolonged effects. So changing views on the norms of behavior in intimate relationships, conflict resolution skills and knowledge are stored in the long term, while females exhibit more positive attitudes and behavioral intentions than men.

General Information

Keywords: domestic violence, primary prevention of violence in intimate relationships, violence prevention programs for adolescents.

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Makurina A.P., Belyakova M.Y., Bulygina V.G. Programs of prevention of abuse in intimate relationships for adolescents and young adults abroad [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2014. Vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 102–113. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna. P. Makurina, junior researcher, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Mariya Y. Belyakova, researcher, The V. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Vera G. Bulygina, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of Laboratory of Psychohygiene and Psychoprophylaxis, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Professor, Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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