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What would YOU do?: Involving students in campus sexual violence prevention through bystander intervention
March 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Please plan now to join us for a special event featuring Dr. Sarah McMahon, Associate Professor, Social Work, and Associate Director, Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the Rutgers University School of Social work. Her presentation is highly relevant for students, faculty, and staff: “What would YOU do?: Involving students in campus sexual violence prevention through bystander intervention.”
Dr. McMahon’s research focuses on violence against women and children, with an emphasis on prevention and social change. Dr. McMahon has extensive experience in designing and implementing studies with college students to measure their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to sexual violence, with a focus on bystander intervention. In 2014, she was invited to collaborate with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault through the testing of a campus climate survey tool. She was also appointed by the Governor of NJ to serve on the state’s Task Force to Address Campus Sexual Violence and also serves on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center Advisory Board. She has numerous publications on the topic of sexual violence and has presented her work around the country. Dr. McMahon also serves as the Chair of the NJ Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board. Prior to her position at the School of Social Work, Dr. McMahon worked in a clinical setting, providing crisis intervention and counseling to survivors of various forms of interpersonal violence and delivering prevention education to the wider community.