By the Community: Building Culturally-Informed Prevention Curriculum

with Stephanie L McClure

About This Course

Showcasing an LGBTQ+ consent curriculum, we will present a model and toolkit, utilizing Participatory Activist Research (PAtR), that can be adapted by minoritized populations. Presenters will demonstrate how PAtR facilitates social change and provides opportunities for diverse students to be centered in prevention development efforts, all while increasing protective factors, self-efficacy, and empowerment.

This live briefing showcases how Weber State University’s Safe@Weber Violence Prevention and Advocacy Program utilized PAtR to empower LGBTQ+ students on campus to get involved and help develop, implement, and evaluate a consent curriculum by the LGBTQ+ community, for the community. We found that PAtR allows for the development of culturally informed curriculum that is specific to the community and their lived experiences. Additionally, PAtR provides the opportunity for the target community to increase skill development, build self-efficacy, reduce risk, increase protective factors, and empower queer spectrum students.

We hope that this presentation will aid campuses across the nation in furthering their culturally relevant and intersectional violence prevention strategies. We also hope that this model showcase can demonstrate how to address multiple prevention objectives and initiatives simultaneously when building a comprehensive campus prevention program. Our presentation focuses on providing a toolkit to assist universities in thinking through how they can effectively leverage institutional and community resources, center student populations who are most at risk of experiencing violence and/or who deal with multiple interlocking forms of violence, domination, discrimination, and oppression, and information and resources regarding the use of PAtR as an effective prevention curriculum development tool. Participants will receive a toolkit and develop a customized plan for implementation at their own universities.

Learning Objectives

By participating in this session, attendees will:

  • be able to describe Participatory Activist Research (PAtR) methodology and how it can be used to develop violence prevention curriculum that is customized for at-risk populations;
  • discuss strategies to increase protective factors, self-efficacy, and empowerment utilizing PAtR and community-based research and curriculum development initiatives; and
  • apply a PAtR toolkit and create an implementation plan for their campus.


This session is $149 for NASPA members, $220 for non-members. Pricing will be accurately reflected in your cart.

Accessing the Presentation

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  • This session is recorded. By clicking into, "Contents," you will find the session recording, resources, and PowerPoint slides. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

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