From Empower to Green Dot: Successful Strategies and Lessons Learned in Developing Comprehensive Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Programming

Patricia G. Cook-Craig, Phyllis H. Millspaugh, Eileen A. Recktenwald, Natalie C. Kelly, Lea M. Hegge, Ann L. Coker, Tisha S. Pletcher

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1162-1178
Number of pages17
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume20
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 2014

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Keywords

  • bystander interventions
  • empowerment evaluation
  • sexual violence prevention
  • socioecological model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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