Research Partnership with Prevention Innovations, University of New Hampshire

Evaluation of Stop It Now! Training

Stop It Now! has engaged University of New Hampshire’s Prevention Innovations to consult on evaluation of our newest training, Creating Circles of Safety: How to Speak Up and Keep Children Safe. This web-based training series is designed to equip adults to intervene effectively in response to early warning signs of someone acting inappropriately towards a child, before a child is sexually abused.

Stop It Now! is working with  Jane Stapleton, Co-director;  Mary M. Moynihan, Program Evaluation Coordinator;  and Victoria Banyard, Research and Evaluation Consultant, of Prevention Innovations, a research, consulting and training unit housed at the University of New Hampshire. Banyard, Stapleton and Moynihan have extensive experience developing, implementing and evaluating cutting edge programs, policies and practices to prevent sexual and interpersonal violence on college campuses and in communities, including Know Your Power TM Bystander Intervention and Bringing in the Bystander.TM Their specific expertise creating and evaluating bystander intervention training programs, combined with Stop It Now!’s specific expertise in supporting adults in speaking up about their concerns and identifying the actions they can take to prevent the sexual abuse of a child will help us to build an evidence base for adult focused, bystander training to prevent the sexual abuse of children.

The Circles of Safety training will continue to be piloted throughout 2012.  Contact us for updates and to request training.