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This Applied Research paper reviews available evidence on the effectiveness of gender violence prevention programs on college campuses, explores various models of campus-based prevention programming, and discusses the implications of emerging themes from the literature for practice.
Authors: Roberta E. Gibbons in consultation with Julie Evans
The author reviews available research on perceptions held by the general public about sexual violence and how they have changed over time. She also makes recommendations for future practice, which include discussing the root causes of sexual violence and addressing subtle victim blaming.
Authors: Sarah McMahon in consultation with Karen Baker
This Applied Research paper examines whether organizational affiliation and structure affect the quantity and quality of sexual assault services. The paper offers recommendations for future research evaluating the effectiveness of rape crisis centers.
Authors: Debra Patterson With contributions from Sally Laskey
This Applied Research paper provides information on core concepts relevant to media campaign evaluation strategies and showcases several sexual violence prevention campaigns that have completed evaluations at various stages of the implementation process.
Authors: Sharyn J. Potter With contributions from Brad Perry
This paper synthesizes information on African American female victim/survivors. It addresses historical context, survivor traits, risk factors, health consequences, culturally sensitive responses, and resilience of survivors.
Authors: Carolyn M. West With contributions from Jacqueline Johnson
This document discusses four evaluations of community advocacy efforts and identifies the need for both individual and systems-focused advocacy in order to create an effective and comprehensive community response to battered women.
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