Violence Against Women
Bystander response, Prevention evaluation, Sexual violence prevention
Bystander approaches to reducing sexual violence train community members in prosocial roles to interrupt situations with risk of sexual violence and be supportive community allies after an assault. This study employs a true experimental design to evaluate the effectiveness of Bringing in the Bystander™ through 1-year post-implementation with first-year students from two universities (one rural, primarily residential; one urban, heavily commuter). We found significant change in bystander attitudes for male and female student program participants compared with the control group on both campuses, although the pattern of change depended on the combination of gender and campus.
Preparation of this manuscript was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Grant 5 R01 CE001388-02 (PI: Banyard). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Cares, A. C.; Banyard, V. L. ; Moynihan, M. M. ; Williams, L. M. ; Potter, S. J. ; and Stapleton, J. G. (2015). Changing Attitudes About Being a Bystander to Violence: Translating an In-Person Sexual Violence Prevention Program to a New Campus. Violence Against Women 21(2): 165-187. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801214564681