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By Destiny Mundy. Nursing; Morgan Jackson, Nursing; Madelyn Bell, Nursing
Presentation ID: 129
Abstract: Sexual assault is most evidently seen amongst the college population primarily due to age, college activities, and being a vulnerable group to seeking new involvements. Sexual assault can be defined as any non-consensual sexual interaction involving a perpetrator and a victim. Sexual encounters should always be clearly communicated, however there are still a high number of sexual assault cases at universities. In addition, students rarely report sexual assault to the university or police due to multiple reasons including shame, guilt, or not knowing how. The purpose of this educational project is to assess college students' understanding of sexual assault, consent, barriers to reporting, resources available, and next steps after an assault. The audience, a total of 89 female students at the University of Cincinnati between the ages 18-23, attended an educational presentation regarding sexual assault. Participants completed a ten question pre-test and post-test that consisted of the same questions to measure knowledge growth and strength of educational intervention. The audience was receptive to the material presented, expressing engagement throughout each of the points discussed. When comparing tests, results showed an increase in overall knowledge.