This case study describes Kentucky’s partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) EMPOWER (Enhancing and Making Programs Work to End Rape) program to enhance the mission and services of existing rape crisis centers to include comprehensive primary prevention programming to reduce rates of sexual violence perpetration. The planning process and the successful implementation of a statewide, 5-year, randomized control trial study of a bystander prevention program (Green Dot), and its evaluation are described. Lessons learned in generating new questions, seeking funding, building relationships and capacity, and disseminating knowledge are presented.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Violence Against Women|
|State||Published - Oct 11 2014|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Research was supported by the Centers for Control and Disease Prevention Enhancing and Making Programs Work to End Rape (EMPOWER) Program and by the Centers for Control and Disease Prevention Cooperative agreement 5U01CE001675. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
© The Author(s) 2014.
- bystander interventions
- empowerment evaluation
- sexual violence prevention
- socioecological model
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science