Sexual violence screening practices of student health centers located on universities in Florida

Valerie Halstead, Jessica Williams, Karina Gattamorta, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe current sexual violence screening practices of student health centers located on universities in Florida. Participants: Institutional level data was collected from 33 student health centers from November 2015 through January 2016. The student health centers were located on public or private universities. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study design was used. Data was collected from student health center representatives through use of a telephone administered survey. Results: Findings reveal that the majority of student health centers screen for sexual violence. However, not all use effective screening strategies. Further, the majority of screening questions used are not specific to sexual violence. Conclusions: Findings can be used to assist universities with responding to campus sexual violence among the college population. Recommendations for strengthening sexual violence screening practices and future research are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of American College Health
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Sep 5 2017

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Keywords

  • Sexual assault
  • sexual violence
  • student health center
  • student services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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