ERIC Number: EJ872265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Needs of Sexual Assault Advocates in Campus-Based Sexual Assault Centers
Carmody, Dianne; Ekhomu, Jessica; Payne, Brian K.
College Student Journal, v43 n2 p507-513 Jun 2009
Most campuses have sexual assault crisis centers that are designed to assist victims and educate the college community about this crime. While much is known about sexual assault victimization patterns on college campuses, there is still a lack of understanding about the needs of those working to prevent sexual assault. In the current study, campus sexual assault advocates define what is needed to better serve college and university students. Based on focus group data of seventeen advocates working with campus sexual assault centers, specific needs were highlighted. Advocates emphasized the need for increased funding for prevention and counseling programs, improved strategies to assist international students, and coordination of college sexual assault programs at the state level.
Descriptors: Campuses, Rape, Focus Groups, Advocacy, Sexual Abuse, College Students, Crime, Victims of Crime, Consciousness Raising, Financial Support, School Counseling, Foreign Students, Prevention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia