Because few women perceive themselves to be potential victims of rape, The Women’s Program focuses on how to identify men’s potentially high-risk behavior and how women can be effective bystanders with their friends in high-risk situations, particularly those involving alcohol. In addition, the program focuses on how to help a friend recover from sexual assault without blaming the survivor. During the program, participants learn characteristics of men who rape and the situations in which men are most likely to commit rape. We discuss how to identify red flags in men’s behavior and how to help ones friends identify these behaviors. We also discuss ways participants can help sexual assault survivors and explain that helping sexual assault survivors involves understanding the needs of the survivor as well as self limitations. In the end, participants are engaged in discussion of bystander intervention scenarios and talk about how they can help their friends avoid risky situations.
|18101 Barrington Drive, Edmond OK|
|John Foubert at 405-338-8046, email@example.com|
|University / College (4 year)|
|Traditional Age (18-24)|
|Gender Specific - Female|
|In-Person Presentation, Training for Peer Facilitation|
|Alcohol and Sexual Assault, Awareness, Bystander Intervention, Consent, Empathy Building, Neurological Effects of Trauma, Risk Reduction and Safety, Sexual Assault|
John Foubert first wrote this program in 1999. It was first presented in 2000. Later, it was presented to over a thousand people in test-audiences to receive feedback. By 2006, presentations began at colleges, universities, and military units nationwide. It has since been presented at dozens of colleges and has been evaluated in two peer reviewed studies.
|Theory of change|
Two theories underly The Women's Program -- belief system theory and the elaboration likelihood model.
The program was written based on an extensive review of the research on effective risk-reduction techniques. Two published studies demonstrate its efficacy.
The program discusses the trauma experienced by rape survivors, and its impact.
|Violence Against Women Act|
The program meets several requirements of VAWA.
A highly scripted presentation adds to treatment fidelity.
Two peer reviewed studies: Bannon, R.S. & Foubert, J.D. (in press). The bystander approach to sexual assault risk reduction: Effects on risk recognition, perceived self-efficacy, and protective behavior. Violence and Victims. Foubert, J.D. & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Brasfield, H., & Hill, B. (2010). Effects of a rape awareness program on college women: Increasing bystander efficacy and willingness to intervene. Journal of Community Psychology, 38, 813-827.
|Formulative evaluation with input from target audience members during the development of the program, Outcome evaluations to measure whether anticipated outcomes have been reached, Satisfcation surveys from participants, Qualitative feedback|
Bannon, R.S. & Foubert, J.D. (in press). The bystander approach to sexual assault risk reduction: Effects on risk recognition, perceived self-efficacy, and protective behavior. Violence and Victims. Foubert, J.D. & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Brasfield, H., & Hill, B. (2010). Effects of a rape awareness program on college women: Increasing bystander efficacy and willingness to intervene. Journal of Community Psychology, 38, 813-827.
|Welcome message, Policy information, Survivor support/resource information, Statistics, Police/reporting information|
|Is data collected?|
|Is data personalized?|
|Pricing model fees|
Institutions can have a free pdf copy of the training manual by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and asking for a pdf of The Men's and Women's Programs; a related video is available from the National Judicial Education Program. If institutions want on site training or presentations, they can contract with John Foubert, contacting him at 405-338-8046 or email@example.com.
As fast as an institution wishes.
Email, Skype, phone, and on-site assistance as needed.
Identified for inclusion as a promising program in the National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions.gov website.
Moody Bible Institute, Eastern University, Caldwell University, Taylor University, Cornerstone University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Northwestern College
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