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Engage: Multi Level Violence Prevention Strategy

Care. Make an Impact. Commit to Community.


Engage is a multi-level violence prevention program, created by Missouri Partners in Prevention in with support from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Office on Women's Health in collaboration with the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The aim of the work of Missouri Partners in Prevention and our partners, was to create a multi-level violence prevention strategy that is both accessible and adaptable and have fidelity to the model that is created. The strategy that we've developed frames bystander behavior within the context of community connection and sense of belonging.

Engage training includes an online training module for campuses to use as well as overview and deeper dive presentations to be facilitated with students and other audiences.

Interested in becoming a facilitator for Engage on your campus? Register here!

Take the Engage online introductory training here!

Click here to learn more about Engage!

The goal of this project is the creation of a multi-level violence prevention strategy for use by institutions of higher education within Missouri that focuses on encouraging a culture of care and a desire to engage in preventing potentially harmful situations.

The following are those components that will be delivered throughout the project:

  1. Deliverable 1: Intervention training program
  2. Deliverable 2: Online training for first-year students (pre-matriculation program)
  3. Deliverable 3: Community-level violence prevention elements

This project also aims to be accessible and adaptable for each individual institution of higher education, framing bystander behavior within the context of community connection and a sense of belonging. Overall, the focus is on the following take-aways:

  1. Why you should care/intervene (i.e., civic responsibility, bystander effect)
  2. How you can show care/intervene
  3. How to apply a variety of approaches
  4. How your different identities might influence your ability/willingness to show care/intervene
  5. What resources are available

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At a Glance

MOCADSV's Sexual Violence on Campus Guiding Practices for Prevention

Learn more about the basis for the Engage project and our commitment to creating a product that is adaptable and meets the needs of campuses. Special thanks to our partners at MOCADSV for their research with campuses to create this guidance document for our work moving forward. Download the report here.

Tentative Timeline

  1. Contract effective: May 2021
  2. Subcontract with Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MOCADSV): Summer 2021
  3. Create and implement “bystander survey” for student feedback: Summer/Fall 2021
  4. MOCADSV implementation of listening sessions and survey with campus partners: Fall 2021
  5. Review and request feedback of the pre-matriculation training program outline: Winter 2022
  6. Implement MACHB survey: February/March 2022
  7. Technical assistance at the Meeting of the Minds conference: April 2022
  8. Pilot individual components of the “bystander” intervention training: Late Spring 2022
  9. Train on the implementation of both the pre-matriculation module and the intervention training program: Summer 2022
  10. Develop social marketing campaign: Summer 2022
  11. Implement pre-matriculation module: Summer 2022
  12. Implement intervention training: Fall 2022
  13. Implement social marketing campaign: Fall 2022

Click here for the Engage Implementation Team Toolkit!

This program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and is part of a financial assistance award totaling(?) $98,112 with 100% of that assistance funded by the CDC and DHHS. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, the CDC, DHHS, or the US Government.

PIP is partnering with MOCADSV and DHSS Office on Women’s Health on this project. Find out more about this collaboration and how our organizations have collaborated previously here.