“Prevention research is clear: effective prevention requires campuses to develop culturally relevant programs– i.e comprehensive and adapted to fit the specific needs of diverse student populations. However, college-based practitioners have been frustrated by the lack of culturally-specific programming available for adoption. Moreover, under-resourced institutions like community colleges and those serving predominantly low-income student populations have been especially challenged to develop or adapt existing programming to meet diverse student needs.

With that in mind, Holly Rider-Milkovich, Senior Director of Prevention Education at EVERFI, will be hosting a webinar to discuss how schools can adapt existing sexual violence prevention training to meet the needs of diverse student populations. The webinar will feature:

Michelle Munro-Kramer, PhD, CNM, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Michigan

Sarah Rominski, PhD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan

During the free webinar presenters Michelle Munro-Kramer and Sarah Romnski will:

  • Introduce the use of a research-informed adaptation process to target prevention programs for specific populations, contexts, or locations.
  • Describe the use of this model to adapt a sexual violence primary prevention intervention targeting students from a university in the United States to one in Ghana.
  • Discuss the potential the model holds in systematically adapting pre-existing, evidenced-based sexual violence interventions to reach diverse student audiences at community colleges and commuter campuses as well as tradition colleges and universities.