As you read about our current collaborations you will gain a better understanding of our focus and goals of eliminating violence on college campuses nationwide.
The Campus Sexual Violence and Relationship Violence Prevention Consortium is a collaboration between Prevention Innovations and university and college campuses across the United States. The consortium provides members with training, prevention strategies, technical assistance and evaluation tools to assess and effectively address sexual and relationship violence and stalking in their communities. Technical assistance is provided by leading researchers and practitioners in the prevention, direct services, and compliance fields and is grounded in research, theory and evidence based evaluation.
Establishing a Community of Responsibility: Bystander Intervention and Sexual Violence©
This prevention program emphasizes a bystander intervention approach and assumes that everyone has a role to play in ending violence against women. In addition to the prevention goal, the program has a research component which seeks to measure the effectiveness of the prevention program with different constituencies. Participation in this program and research project represents a unique opportunity for members of the UNH community to take on a leadership role in educating themselves on how to stop violence against women on the UNH campus.
Developed by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, the Know Your Power® Bystander Social Marketing Campaign is a nationally recognized program focused on reducing sexual and relationship violence and stalking on college campuses. The campaign consists of a series of images which portray realistic and provocative scenarios that highlight the important role all members of the community have in ending sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. The images raise awareness about the problem of sexual and relationship violence and stalking and model active bystander behaviors that target audience members can use in situations where violence is occurring, has occurred, or has the potential to occur. The Know Your Power Campaign can be used on its own or in combination with the Bringing in the Bystander® In-Person Prevention Program.
NH National Guard
Members of Prevention Innovations and the New Hampshire National Guard are currently working together to develop and evaluate programming focused on the prevention of sexual violence. The first edition of the Senior Leader SAPRQ Quarterly, a co-production of the NH National Guard and Prevention Innovations was released on April 1, 2014
AmerTechnology and the United States Air Force
Prepared literature review titled “The Need for Bystander Education in Sexual Violence Prevention What It Is and How To Do It.”
Co-director Sharyn Potter was awarded funds from the United States Department of Defense to translate, administer and evaluate the Know Your Power Bystander Social Marketing Campaign on one United States Army Post in Europe (USAREUR) Post and translate, administer and evaluate the Bringing in the Bystander In-Person Prevention Program on a second USARUER Post. Two papers describing these research findings were recently published. The first paper, “Translating Sexual Assault and Stalking Prevention from a College Campus to a US Military Post: Piloting the Know-Your-Power Social Marketing Campaign” was published in 2012 in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. A second paper, “Bringing in the Bystander to US Military Installation: Results from a Pilot Study,” was published in August 2011 in Military Medicine.
Potter S.J. & Stapleton J.G. (2012). “Translating sexual assault and stalking prevention from a college campus to a U.S. military post: Piloting the Know-Your-Power Social Marketing Campaign.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27: 1593-1621.*
Potter S.J.& Moynihan M.M. (2011) “Bringing in the Bystander to US Military Installation: Results from a Pilot Study.” Military Medicine, 176, 2011, 870-875.
Prevention Innovations members received UNH funding to collaborate with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the NH Department of Health and Human Services to conduct statewide surveys on sexual assault prevalence, consequences and service effectiveness.
Prevention Innovations members have collaborated with the Research Committee of the NH Governor’s Commission to End Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking and the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence to study sexual assault cases in the New Hampshire Criminal Justice System.
Prevention Innovations members received UNH funding to collaborate with the Research Committee of the NH Governor’s Commission to End Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking and the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence to compare the attrition rates of sexual assault cases vs. burglary cases in the New Hampshire Criminal Justice System.
The goal of this project is to create a comprehensive plan to strengthen the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence’s current provision of mental health services and support for children who experience the trauma of domestic and/or sexual violence in their homes by engaging key stakeholders in a needs assessment of the mental health needs of these children, the current provision of Coalition and community-based services and supports, and best practices and reimbursement models.
The goal of the Open Doors to Safety Project is to enhance the capacity of local domestic violence program advocates to provide effective and meaningful support to victims who are experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse problems.
Prevention Innovations members are leading the field in the development of bystander intervention prevention strategies and researching the incidence of intimate partner violence in LGBTQ+ Communities.
Bystander Intervention in LGBTQ+ Communities
Potter S. J.,Fountain K. & Stapleton J.G. “Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence in the LGBT Community Using a Bystander Framework.” Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 20, 2012, 201-208.
LGBTQ Know Your Power Images
Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ+ College Students
Previous Collaborative Events
Psychology and Prevention Innovations Present Framingham High School Peer Leadership
Framingham High School Peer Leadership program proudly presents the Bully Cycle - an Interactive lesson designed to raise awareness of bullying issues teens confront today.