Ending Sexual Violence in College
A Community-Focused Approach
Ending Sexual Violence in College is a prescriptive guide for creating a campus culture that is intolerant of sexual misconduct regardless of who is involved or the context in which it happens. A culture of intolerance, the authors argue, does not consider the role or status of either the perpetrator or victim/survivor. Rather, this culture protects all members. Using a public health model with an emphasis on prevention to create this cultural change, the book utilizes psychological and organizational research to understand the challenges of making these changes while enhancing the odds of permanent cultural change for the better.
Designed to spur community-wide conversations on how we can make our campuses safe from sexual violence, this book's preventive approach allows communities to self-monitor. The authors include case studies of institutions that have not been proactive in putting programs in place to protect students, as well as examples of institutions that are effectively addressing these problems. Aimed at college administrators and Title IX coordinators who are responsible for leading campuses that are safe for everyone, Ending Sexual Violence in College also enables those who work or live on a college campus to take an active role in making the campus safer.
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"This very well-written book sets up a compelling need for greater attention to be paid to the topic of sexual assault in schools and university workplaces. Providing an excellent and soundly researched overview of the topic, this book has the potential to positively impact practices on campus, creating a safe environment where everyone can thrive."—Elisabeth M. Krimbill, Texas A&M University–San Antonio
"As women strive for gender equality, we still see a large number of cases of sexual abuse of women in educational settings like universities. This book is the only one that systematically addresses the issue of sexual violence in college in a very practical and game-changing way. A must-read for university administrations throughout the world if they are serious about tackling this problem."—Cary L. Cooper, CBE, University of Manchester, coeditor of Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Theory, Research and Practice
"A desperately needed book from the introduction to the references, Ending Sexual Violence in College provides critical insights on the prevalence and destructiveness of sexual violence in college—and, importantly, on how to prevent it. Along with powerful real-life examples, the book addresses Title IX, suggestions for campus-wide education, and measures for justice and healing."—Myrtle P. Bell, University of Texas at Arlington, author of Diversity in Organizations
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