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The Community Action and Mattering Initiative: Input from Adult Participants

Show simple item record Banyard, Victoria Edwards, Katie Rizzo, Andrew Segura-Montagut, Anna Greenberg, Patricia Kearns, Megan 2020-08-17T22:19:52Z 2020-08-17T22:19:52Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation Banyard, Victoria; Edwards, Katie; Rizzo, Andrew; Segura-Montagut, Anna; Greenberg, Patricia; Kearns, Megan. (2020). The Community Action and Mattering Initiative: Input from Adult Participants. Community Action and Mattering Initiative, Center on Violence Against Women and Children at Rutgers, 5 pgs. en_US
dc.description.abstract Sexual violence (SV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are pervasive public health issues in the United States. Very few strategies have led to long-term reductions in these forms of violence. One possible reason is that the vast majority of prevention strategies focus on changing individual attitudes, rather than engaging communities to change norms that SV/IPV are unacceptable and that everyone has a role to play in preventing SV/IPV. We examined reactions to Green Dot (GD) Community, a program which brings communities together to try to prevent SV/IPV. The GD Community program teaches skills to safely intervene to prevent SV/IPV. GD Community also uses bystander trainings, community action events (posters on main streets, booths at local community gatherings), and social marketing campaigns to promote community engagement. GD Community tries to make people in a community more intolerant of SV/IPV (thus creating positive social norms). When community members come together in this way, it may also help strengthen their sense that they can work together to solve problems like SV/IPV (thus having a feeling of collective efficacy). In this five-year project, adults in two towns were exposed to GD Community programming; those in two other towns were not. Surveys were used to examine whether attitudes changed among citizens who participated in GD Community programming as compared to those who did not. Interviews with steering committee members and key informant contributed to a richer understanding of the feasibility and acceptability of GD Community. [CVRL Note: This is one report from the Community Action and Mattering Initiative (CAMI), which aimed "to learn more about how communities work together to solve problems like domestic violence and sexual assault and to help their towns be healthier places for everyone in the community."] (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Center on Violence Against Women and Children en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Community Action and Mattering Initiative;
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Program Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Bystander Intervention en_US
dc.subject Community Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Community Perceptions en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Rape en_US
dc.subject Sexual Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Prevention en_US
dc.subject Community Involvement en_US
dc.subject Collective Efficacy en_US
dc.subject Social Norms en_US
dc.subject Interagency Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Partnerships en_US
dc.title The Community Action and Mattering Initiative: Input from Adult Participants en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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