Moms and Teens for Safe Dates e-Study

Moms and Teens for Safe Dates e-Study is a free web-based program that is designed to help moms prepare their teens to engage in healthy relationships and avoid dating abuse. The 6-week program is being developed by researchers at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and will be delivered to moms and their teens using a website and text messages. The Moms and Teens for Safe Dates program is being developed from a set of booklets that were found to be effective in increasing family cohesion and preventing dating abuse among youth who have been exposed to domestic violence in the home.

The Moms and Teens for Safe Dates is also a research study (Moms e-Study). The main goals of the research are to develop the program website and determine whether moms and teens are able to complete the program, enjoy doing the program activities, and find the website to be useful and easy to understand.

Interested in participating?

Currently we are enrolling moms and teens in a study to learn ways to improve the design of the website. If you participate you will be one of approximately 15 moms and teens participating in this part of the study.

You may be eligible if you:

  •  Have ever experienced domestic violence from an intimate partner in the past
  • Are not currently living with an abusive partner
  • Have a 12-15 year old teen who lives with you
  • Are willing to attend a 90-minute study visit at our site in Carrboro, NC

What will I do in the study?

Mothers and teens who participate in this study will attend a 90-minute study visit. You will be asked to give your opinions about the website and complete a brief questionnaire about how easy or hard it was to use.

What are the benefits of participating in the study?

You and your teen will each receive a $40 gift card for participating in the study visit.

Click here see if you are eligible!

If you would like to learn more about the Moms e-study, please contact us at

This study has been reviewed and determined to not constitute human subjects research by the UNC Office of Human Research Ethics (Study #19-3239).