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. 
Findings include:

  • 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.

To read the full article click here.