Rebecca Macy, PhD is the Preyer Distinguished Chair for Strengthening Families, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor at the UNC School of social Work. Her professional interests include family violence, interpersonal violence, human trafficking, violence prevention, interventions to promote violence survivors health and well-being, community-based ... MORE
Dr. Moracco conducts applied research on the primary and secondary prevention of violence, primarily gender-based violence in global and domestic settings. Her work is focused on evaluating violence prevention programs and policies while simultaneously building the capacity of stakeholders to design and evaluate their own interventions.Much of ... MORE
Sexual violence prevention efforts have long focused on addressing potential perpetrators and victims and changing their attitudes, beliefs and behaviors. Increasingly experts in the field are promoting the idea of bystander intervention, in which witnesses to an interaction that appears likely to lead to an abusive interaction have the skills and confidence to step in ... MORE
Noviolencia translates the highly successful Safedates intervention into the Latino community. This multi-phase project combines translational research with developmental and intervention research by adapting the evidence-based Families for Safe Dates and related evaluation strategies to be culturally appropriate for Latino families. “NoViolencia: Preparing our teens for health and safe dating” includes six booklets of interactive ... MORE
Foshee VA, McNaughton Reyes HL, Ennett ST, Cance JD, Bauman KE, Bowling JM. Assessing the effects of families for safe dates, a family-based teen dating abuse prevention program. J Adolesc Health. 2012;51:349-356. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22999835.
McNaughton Reyes HL, Foshee VA, Bauer DJ, Ennett ST. Heavy alcohol use and dating violence perpetration during adolescence: Family, peer and neighborhood violence as moderators. Prev Sci. 2012;13:340-349. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21494801.
Reyes HL, Foshee VA, Bauer DJ, Ennett ST. PMC3625033; developmental associations between adolescent alcohol use and dating aggression. J Res Adolesc. 2012;22:526-541. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23589667.
The Gender-Based Violence Research Group is a group of graduate students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners at UNC-Chapel Hill who work to foster a better understanding of, and an end to, all forms of violence associated with a person’s gender. Our efforts affect change domestically and globally through research initiatives, advocacy, pursuits of funding, and the training of individuals working to prevent and control this epidemic.
Please join us for our first Gender-Based Violence Research Group Speaker Series Events of Fall 2016!
Ammunition for Change: Explaining the Surprising Adoption of Domestic Violence and Gun Control Policies Across the United States from 2009-2015
Sierra Smucker, MSc, PhD Candidate, Duke University
Thursday October 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, 3100 MHRC
The availability of firearms continues to threaten the lives of ... MORE
by Jessica Porter
The following is reprinted with permission from Endeavors, the UNC Research online magazine.
In January 2015, college students flocked to campus showings of “The Hunting Ground.” While dozens of universities appear in the film, it has a clear focus. As images of ... MORE
The UNC Gender-Based Violence Research Group and UNC Injury Prevention Research Center will be hosting our annual Gender-Based Violence Summit on April 6 from 1:30-4:30 pm, in Rosenau Hall 133.
The focus of the summit will be “Violence Across the Life Course” with domestic and internationally-focused talks given by UNC Doctoral Students. ... MORE
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
North Carolina Division of Public Health, Injury & Violence Prevention Branch Intimate Partner Violence
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
National Network to End Domestic Violence
Futures Without Violence
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Intimate Partner Violence
Teen Dating Violence
The Delta Program: Preventing Intimate Partner Violence in the United States