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NCJ Number: NCJ 241295     Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Violence Prevention: The Role of Stages of Change
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Author(s): Victoria L. Banyard ; Robert P. Eckstein ; Mary M. Moynihan
  Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:25  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:111 to 135
Date Published: 01/2010
Page Count: 25
  Annotation: This study explored a prevention program for sexual violence prevention.
Abstract: Increasing numbers of empirical studies and theoretical frameworks for preventing sexual violence are appearing in the research- and practice-based literatures. The consensus of this work is that although important lessons have been learned, the field is still in the early stages of developing and fully researching effective models, particularly for the primary prevention of this problem in communities. The purpose of this article is to discuss the utility of applying the transtheoretical model of readiness for change to sexual violence prevention and evaluation. A review of this model and its application in one promising new primary prevention program is provided, along with exploratory data about what is learned about program design and effectiveness when the model is used. The study also represents one of the first attempts to operationalize and create specific measures to quantify readiness for change in the context of sexual violence prevention and evaluation. Implications for program development and evaluation research are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Rape prevention programs
Index Term(s): Sexual assault ; Witness intervention in crime ; Violence prevention ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2002-WG-BX-0009
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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