hust-rodgers-cropDr. Stacey J.T. Hust, of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, and Dr. Kathleen Boyce Rodgers, Human Development at Washington State University, have received a $10,000 innovation grant from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) to investigate how parents talk with their teens about violent and sexual content in popular music videos.

The research will draw on the observation of 50 parents and their teens as they talk about music videos. The results will inform the development of a research-based parenting program that uses media to foster parent-teen dialogue about romantic relationships and dating violence, to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships.

More information on the project can be found on WSU News.