The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women just released a publication entitled, The Evaluation of Campus-Based Gender Violence Prevention Programming: What We Know about Program Effectiveness and Implication for Practitioners by Roberta E. Gibbons. It covers the effectiveness of various programs for reducing sexual violence on campus, such as: risk reduction/self-defense programs, empathy building programs, rape awareness/attitude change programs and bystander programs.
- Programs have been effective in increasing knowledge and decreasing rape supportive attitudes, especially in the short term.
- Dosage matters. Longer and more frequent exposures to interventions result in greater outcomes.
- Bystander programs have demonstrated link between change in attitudes an change in behavior.
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