College or School
Sociology, Justice Studies, Psychology
Faculty Research Advisor
Sexual violence is a prevalent societal problem that has many detrimental consequences for survivors. In an attempt to reduce the high incidence of sexual violence in the community, Bringing in the Bystander™ encourages bystanders to safely and effectively intervene in situations at risk for sexual violence. The current research on this topic primarily focuses on the effectiveness of Bringing in the Bystander™ on changing attitudes and behaviors of college students. This prior research, however, has failed to analyze the impact the program specifically has on survivors. Thus, the purpose of the present study is to allow survivors to voice their perceptions of Bringing in the Bystander™ and to compare attitude change among survivors in the control and the program group. Implications for practitioners and future research will also be discussed.
Aiello, Maria; Bennett, Sidney; and Cunningham, Cameron, "Survivors' Voices on Prevention" (2013). Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Student Presentations. 115.