Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School
By Nan Stein, Ed.D, Wellesley Centers for Women, with Kelly Mennemeier, Natalie Russ and Bruce Taylor, Ph.D

Shifting Boundaries has both a classroom component and a component for school-wide programming. Created in 2001, it is designed to reduce dating violence and sexual harassment among middle school students. It highlights the consequences for abusers of dating and sexual abuse behavior. It also points out unsafe areas within the school that teachers can watch more closely.

This program aims to:

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of sexual abuse and harassment
  • Promote pro-social attitudes and a negative view of dating violence and sexual harassment
  • Promote nonviolent behavioral intentions in bystanders
  • Reduce the occurrence of dating and peer violence
  • Reduce the occurrence of sexual harassment

Shifting Boundaries is available from major booksellers.

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    PCADV's primary prevention team is available to provide ideas for implementation or a more detailed review. Contact the prevention team at 1-800-932-4632.

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