Establishment and Evaluation of an Indigenous-led Center to Prevent Sexual Violence among Indigenous Youth across the U.S.
Funded by a UNL Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition grant, researchers will collaborate with Native American partners to establish an Indigenous-led sexual violence prevention center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The center, which will be named by the community, will create jobs, provide training and education opportunities, and bring sexual violence prevention adapted from the IMpower program to K-12 youth across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Indigenous staff of the center will work with other tribal/Indigenous communities across the United States to implement, evaluate and sustain the culturally grounded IMpower sexual violence prevention system.
A key focus of the project will be the sustainability of the sexual violence prevention center as an Indigenous-led organization. This project also includes a youth-led documentary component.
Research & Evaluation Methods, Psychosocial Development & Social-Emotional Learning, Academic Intervention & Learning