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The purpose of this study is to improve our ability to identify and support college students who are experiencing violence in their relationships. Through a partnership with UCF’s Student Health Services and Victim Services, the team developed and are implementing and validating a screening tool to identify past-year IPV among college students.

Learn more about Care on Campus here:

Bethany Backes (PI), Julia O’Connor (Co-PI), Jacqueline Woerner (Co-PI), Jana Jasinski (Co-PI), Karina Villalba (Co-PI), Amy Reckdenwald (Co-PI), and James Schaus (Co-PI)

Total Award: $30,000

Funder: Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation

Read more about the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation funding here:

Principal Investigator

Bethany Backes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Social Work
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Julia O’Connor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work
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Jacqueline Woerner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Psychology
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Jana Jasinski, Ph.D.
Pegasus Professor of Sociology
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Karina Villalba, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Amy Reckdenwald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
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