Gender Violence Harassment Abuse Projects

  • Dating Violence Prevention Program for Each Grade in Middle School

    Ongoing since 2011
    A longitudinal multi-level experiment

    The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of grade-differentiated dating violence and sexual harassment prevention curricula.

  • Dating Violence Prevention Programs in Public Middle Schools

    2008 - 2010, 2011-present
    A Collaborative Multi-Level Experimental Evaluation

    The goal of this study is to increase the capacity of schools to prevent Dating Violence/Harassment (DV/H) by evaluating the effectiveness of current multi-level DV/H prevention programming in middle schools within a large urban school district.

  • Enhancing Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts through Situational Interventions: Adapting an Evidence-Based Model

    Ongoing since 2015
    Gender Violence

    Nan Stein , Ed.D., in partnership with the Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), and Applied Research Services (ARS) will address campus sexual assault prevention, with an overarching goal of contributing to national and institutional efforts to prevent and reduce campus sexual violence effectively.

  • Sexual Harassment in Schools: Concerns, New Directions, and Strategies for Prevention

    Ongoing since 2010
    Sexual Harassment/Gender Violence

    This project examines sexual harassment in K-12 schools over the course of 30 years and identified future directions for research, litigation and school strategies.

  • Decriminalizing Consensual Teen Sex

    Completed 2007
    Law and Consensual Teen Sex

    This project explored the ways in which states attempt to regulate consensual adolescent sexual behavior through criminal law.

  • Developing Direct Connections on Bullying and Harassment to Curriculum Frameworks and Performance Standards Nationwide Using Bullyproof

    Linking Bullyproof to Curriculum Frameworks and Performance Standards: Nationwide

    This project led to the development of a teacher's manual that links curriculum on bullying and harassment directly to national education standards, based on Bullyproof curriculum.

  • Development and Evaluation of Sexual Violence/Harassment Prevention Programs

    Sexual Violence/Harassment Prevention Programs in Middle Schools

    This study is designed to help increase the capacity of programs to prevent sexual violence and harassment. The long-term goal/objective of this study is to help prevent intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and sexual harassment by employing the most rigorous methods to evaluate strategies for altering the violence-supportive attitudes and norms of youth.

  • Dual-Trauma Couples

    Completed in 2009
    Couples where both members have a history of childhood trauma

    This project is attempting to address the question as to what happens when both members of a couple have a history of childhood trauma.

  • Longitudinal Research on Partner Violence, Child Physical Abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse

    Completed in 1998
    Partner Violence, Child Physical Abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse

    This study examined the ways in which physical and/or sexual violence within a family affects the individual, the family unit, and the community. The project focused on prevention programs and policies in order to better understand the varied outcomes of family violence.

  • Middle School Bullying & Sexual Violence: Measurement Issues & Etiological Models

    Informing Sexual Violence Prevention

    This research project addresses a critical issue by examining the overlap of bullying perpetration/victimization and sexual violence in order to inform sexual violence prevention in US schools.

  • National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center

    A consortium to help prevent violence against women.

    The Centers for Disease Control established this consortium of WCW, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of Missouri. 

  • Navy Family Study

    Violence in Navy Families

    This longitudinal study examined family violence within the Navy and was designed to help Navy leaders develop their family advocacy program.

  • Sexual Harassment and Gender Violence in Schools: A Research and Development Project Linking Schools

    Title IX, Sexual Harassment and Gender Violence in Schools

    This project created a collaborative intervention model and curriculum for schools and community-based organizations in order to understand and counter rising rates of rape, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in school environments.

  • Women in Development IQC: Gender Matters

    2002-2005, 2007-2008
    School-related Gender Violence in Developing Countries

    international work   Through this project, a review was developed to identify, annotate, and synthesize research studies and projects/interventions addressing primary and secondary school-related gender-based violence in developing countries. The review was conducted in 2002-2003 and again in 2007-2008.

  • Zero Tolerance

    Sexual Harassment Policies: Zero Tolerance

    Through this project, researchers examined experiences of sexual harassment in schools even when zero-tolerance policies may exist.