Topical issues and strategies for preventing violence at the stage of dating in adolescent youthful pairs



The article presents a methodical analysis of the current experience of preventing adolescent and youthful dating violence in Russia and other countries (USA, Great Britain, Switzerland, etc.). The most controversial issues concerning the organization and conduct of preventive programs have been singled out; in particular, the choice of the main target group is considered in the light of current ideas about the micro-mediated factors of violence at the stage of dating in adolescent youthful pairs. Four strategies that are most widely used in the designated area of preventive work are described in detail: information, behavioral (training), personality-oriented and experiential. The "philosophy" of each strategy, which determines the methodological content of the activity of the psychologist and his professional position in interaction with participants, is characterized through a «conditional message» to the group. The recommendations on the prevention of violence at the stage of dating in adolescent and youth are formulated.

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Keywords: adolescents, young people, romantic relationships, dating violence, prevention of dating violence.

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Lukovtseva Z.V. Topical issues and strategies for preventing violence at the stage of dating in adolescent youthful pairs [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2018. Vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1–12. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2018080101. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Zoya V. Lukovtseva, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor, Chair of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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