ASU Sexual Violence Prevention Education Program

Project: Research project

Project Details


ASU Sexual Violence Prevention Education Program ASU Sexual Violence Prevention Education Program ASU as a community and as an institution are primed for expansion and enhancement of the current effective programs and services for sexual violence prevention and education. The ASU Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Program (ASU-SRVP) is uniquely positioned to address the sexual violence prevention needs outlined in this grant proposal. ASU-SRVP was previous a part of ASU Wellness. Together these programs have provided over 25 years of leadership at ASU in sexual violence prevention and education and other student health education and promotion needs. ASU SRVP and ASU Wellness share expertise in delivering relevant presentations, engaging students as peer educators, coordinating awareness events, producing social marketing campaigns, web-based education and messaging, delivering gatekeeper training, collaborating with students, campus and community partners, conducting and analyzing student surveys and evaluation studies, supporting program needs, and garnering student and institutional support. Collaborative relationships with key stakeholders on all ASU campuses including students provides a platform for education, involvement, and success across ASU. ASU SRVP and ASU Wellness have successfully implemented grant funded projects addressing sexual wellness, high-risk and underage drinking, tobacco use prevention, nutrition, suicide prevention and sexual violence prevention, including fifteen years of funding through the Arizona Department of Health Services Sexual Violence Prevention and Education. The Co-Principle Investigators of this project, Kimberly Frick and Dr. Karen Moses have been leading sexual violence prevention efforts at ASU: Ms. Frick for 10 years, and Dr. Moses for 25 years, with Dr. Moses as lead PI on the grants described in the previous paragraph. Both are engaged in national conversations concerning primary prevention in sexual violence prevention. Dr. Moses recently wrote a book chapter covering this topic in Further Wellness Issues for Higher Education (2016)1 and co-authored a research article evaluating the effectiveness of ASUs multisession sexual violence prevention education strategy that was published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2019) 2 . ASU Sexual Violence Prevention Education Program ASU Sexual Violence Prevention Education Program The training curriculum focuses on creating foundations for healthy relationships and building skills to provide peerlevel support and resource connection to victims and survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. After completing the 8-hour training, students will be prepared to lead community circles which are designed to increase social support to help students build healthy relationships, including those who have experienced sexual or relationship violence. The community circles are designed to help enhance peer support, but are not confidential spaces for victims/survivors as a licensed clinician will not be involved in the groups. Implementation Two videos with student actors will be created to enhance online training components for participants in order to ensure those who do not wish to attend training in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic have the opportunity to receive high quality training. Videos will provide training participants with additional skills to support survivors and build foundations for healthy relationships. Videos will support community circles in order to increase participation. Large outdoor banner posters will be designed, produced and posted in prominent locations across the four Phoenix area campuses to promote the Sun Devil Support Network training and services. We will promote the Sun Devil Support Network at the Lake Havasu campus using digital ads, since the outdoor banners are not feasible for use at that campus.
Effective start/end date8/27/211/31/24


  • Arizona Department of Health Services: $161,310.00


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