The June 2011 issue of the journal Violence Against Women will include many articles about research on bystander programs designed to prevent sexual violence and domestic violence. It is great to see so many articles looking at prevention programs.
Check out this PreventConnect podcast interview with authors Christine Gidycz, Ph.D., and Alan Berkowitz, Ph.D., discussing their article “Preventing Sexual Aggression among College Men: An Evaluation of a Social Norms and Bystander Intervention Program.”
Other articles released online so far include
- Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, John D. Foubert, Hope M. Brasfield, Brent Hill, and Shannon Shelley-Tremblay, The Men’s Program: Does It Impact College Men’s Self-Reported Bystander Efficacy and Willingness to Intervene?
- Courtney E. Ahrens, Marc D. Rich, and Jodie B. Ullman, Rehearsing for Real Life: The Impact of the InterACT Sexual Assault Prevention Program on Self-Reported Likelihood of Engaging in Bystander Interventions
- Mary M. Moynihan, Victoria L. Banyard, Julie S. Arnold, Robert P. Eckstein, and Jane G. Stapleton, Sisterhood May Be Powerful for Reducing Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: An Evaluation of the Bringing in the Bystander In-Person Program with Sorority Members
- Jackson Katz, H. Alan Heisterkamp, and Wm. Michael Fleming, The Social Justice Roots of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Model and Its Application in a High School Setting
- Ann L. Coker, Patricia G. Cook-Craig, Corrine M. Williams, Bonnie S. Fisher, Emily R. Clear, Lisandra S. Garcia, and Lea M. Hegge, Evaluation of Green Dot: An Active Bystander Intervention to Reduce Sexual Violence on College Campuses
This research gives us an opportunity to strengthen our prevention efforts using the bystander approach.