Advancing Social Culture in Partnership w/ Prevention Culture
What are the underlying beliefs & attitudes that drive student behavior in your fraternity/sorority community?
ADVANCING SOCIAL CULTURE | PREVENTION CULTURES + DYAD STRATEGIES
Through a partnership with Prevention Culture, we can now provide an even greater level of customization for each chapter and campus community through a program called Advancing Social Culture, which combines a cultural assessment with proven approaches to prevention.
HOW DO THEY TREAT VICTIMS/SURVIVORS?
The new partnership between Prevention Culture and Dyad Strategies allows us to provide a customized workshop to be delivered to one chapter, and a different customized program based on the unique needs of the chapter next door.
Each critical issue has multiple aspects. For example, some students currently hold attitudes that make them more likely to violate another person or minimize the impact of sexual misconduct, and other students hold attitudes that make them less likely to support a victim/survivor, or recognize the need to intervene proactively.
DO THEY HOLD UNDERLYING BELIEFS THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF ENGAGING IN OR ALLOWING CERTAIN TYPES OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT?
Previous research has shown that organizational culture can be a powerful influence on beliefs and attitudes. By assessing attitudes and trends, we are better able to identify where critical gaps and points of disconnect lie. This allows us to target the roots of negative chapter and community cultures relating to sexual misconduct and other social issues.
A TEAM OF EXPERTS WORKING FOR YOU
With the team of Aaron Boe, Dr. Gentry McCreary and Dr. Joshua Schutts working together to impact your students and campus, you’ll have experts on sexual misconduct, abusive relationships, hazing, and positive approaches to social culture change on your team to provide assessment-driven consulting for your campus.
An initial assessment will be completed by Dyad Strategies to uncover insights into the unique landscape of attitudes and themes in your chapters and community. After data is collected, the Prevention Culture and Dyad Strategies team will analyze the data and Prevention Culture will design and deliver a strategic approach to change in your community.
In addition to programming tailored to individual chapters, campuses will receive a report detailing their fraternity/sorority community’s scores on a variety of constructs, including:
SURVIVOR SUPPORT MENTALITY
SEXUAL ASSAULT MINIMIZATION MENTALITY
SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM-BLAMING MENTALITY
SEXUAL ASSAULT SOCIAL PRESSURE MENTALITY (SORORITIES ONLY)
SEXUAL ASSAULT SOLIDARITY MENTALITY (FRATERNITIES ONLY)
BROTHER/SISTERHOOD CHAPTER PROFILES
OTHER CONSTRUCTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Options range from a customized approach for one to two days of strategic education to a multi-year relationship with multiple components.