"Consent is good, joyous, sexy": A banner campaign to market consent to college students.

Summary: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a banner campaign to promote consent among college students. The main message of this campaign was that consent is necessary and positive. A random sample of 1200 undergraduate students completed an online survey, which asked students if they remembered seeing the banners on campus, and whether their reactions to them were positive or negative.

A critical review of sexual violence prevention on college campuses.

Summary: This review sought to increase the data and research regarding what qualifies as an evidence-based rape prevention program with a target population of college/University students.  The researchers conducted their review utilizing the databases of PsychInfo and Web of Science.  The researchers utilized multiple combinations of the following keywords: intervention, prevention, sexual assault, sexual aggression, sexual violence, and rape.  The searches resulted in the identification of 158 studies.  Of those identified studies, 28 were evaluated as part of the review.  Based on the re

Formative research with college men to Inform content and messages for a web-based sexual violence prevention program.

Summary: The purpose of the study was to gather data on attitudes and beliefs of college-aged men to inform a web-based sexual violence prevention program. A sample of 48 undergraduate male students from a large, public southeastern university participated in 8 focus groups. Topics discussed included how participants obtain consent for sex, their ideas on the relationship between alcohol and sex, how comfortable participants felt in intervening as bystanders, and techniques for bystander interventions, as identified by the men.

Necessary but not sufficient: Sexual assault information on college and university websites.

Summary: For this study, a random sample of 102 (accredited and not for profit) colleges and University websites that grant Bachelor’s degrees were analyzed for web content regarding sexual violence.  The websites were coded for information and location of sexual violence information.  88 percent (n=90) of the school’s websites included information regarding sexual violence, however the information mostly focused on the school’s policies regarding sexual violence.  67 percent (n=61) of those schools also had information available through their .edu domain that included definitions of sexual

A systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions to prevent and respond to violence against persons with disabilities.

Summary: The purpose of the study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature on effectiveness of interventions to prevent and reduce the consequences of interpersonal violence against individuals with disabilities.  After conducting a variety of searches, 10 separate studies met the inclusion criteria and were included in the review. Six of the studies included individuals with intellectual disabilities. Two studies included individuals with developmental disabilities. All studies received a weak rating based on the use of a quality assessment tool.

A meta-analysis of school-based interventions aimed to prevent or reduce violence in teen dating relationships.

Summary: 1,608 interventions were originally identified for analysis.  Searches were performed in international and local databases.  The searches also included grey literature found from teen dating violence prevention organizations and/or foundation websites.  From the original 1,608 interventions identified, 23 met the study’s inclusion criteria.  The interventions were mostly found in journal articles; however a book chapter, a program evaluation report, and two dissertations were also included in the final analysis.  The teen dating violence programs varied widely and there was not one

A 3-component approach incorporating focus groups in strategic planning for sexual violence prevention.

Summary: An advisory committee was formed in New Mexico with the aim of sexual violence prevention.  This article highlights the planning and processes utilized in what the author’s referred to as a three-component advisement and feedback structure.  The first component involved the creation of a sexual assault advisory group.  The members of the advisory group met on a monthly basis for a year.  The second component involved recruiting and working with subject matter experts to help develop sections of the community plan, such as addressing the Prison Rape Elimination Act in New Mexico.  T

An examination of sexual violence against college women

This investigation examined college women's experiences with unwanted sexual contact. Participants completed a questionnaire assessing the incidence of various types of forced sexual contact the women had experienced since enrolling in college. Demographic and situational variables associated with these incidents of sexual violence were also obtained. It was observed that since enrolling in college, 27% of the sample had experienced unwanted sexual contact ranging from kissing and petting to oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse.

Logic models as a tool for sexual violence prevention program development

Sexual violence is a growing public health problem, and there is an urgent need to develop sexual violence prevention programs. Logic models have emerged as a vital tool in program development. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded an empowerment evaluation designed to work with programs focused on the prevention of first-time male perpetration of sexual violence, and it included as one of its goals, the development of program logic models.

Intimate Partner Violence and HIV/STD Risk Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals

To date, there has been little research examining HIV/STD risk among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals who are in abusive relationships. This article uses data collected from a community-based organization that provides counseling for LGBT victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). A total of 58 clients completed the survey, which inquired as to sexual violence and difficulties negotiating safer sex with their abusive partners. A large percentage of participants reported being forced by their partners to have sex (41%).


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