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Feasibility and Acceptability of Engaging Significant Adults in Youth Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Work.

Authors
  • Banyard, Victoria1
  • Jefferson, Gena C2
  • Segura, Anna3
  • Forman, Susan G1
  • Haviland, Mary4
  • McMahon, Sarah1
  • DeSilva, Abigail R1
  • Frye, Victoria5
  • Sarkar, Saswati4
  • 1 242612Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA.
  • 2 139042New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault and Just As I Am Youth Empowerment, New York, USA.
  • 3 Rutgers University and Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, New Brunswick, USA.
  • 4 New York City, Alliance Against Sexual Assault, New York, USA.
  • 5 City University of New York Medical School, New York, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Violence against women
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2022
Volume
28
Issue
10
Pages
2540–2565
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/10778012211034201
PMID: 34874216
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Relationship and sexual violence (RSV) disproportionately affect youth in immigrant and other marginalized communities yet few prevention initiatives are truly grounded in their experiences. The current study represents a pilot implementation evaluation of youth-led workshops to engage significant adults (parents, grandparents, aunts, adult siblings, community leaders) as RSV prevention partners in diverse communities in a large urban area. The current mixed methods evaluation examined the perceptions of 66 adults and six youth leaders of four, day-long adult training workshops. Results showed high feasibility and acceptability and an important role for significant adults in enhancing RSV prevention.

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