|Program Title||He Said – She Said|
|Overview||He Said - She Said is an interactive, gender-inclusive program on sexual assault. The performance that features survivors telling their stories alongside their perpetrators and then asks the audience to act a jury. The stories feature a diversity of voices including same-sex relationships and male survivors.|
|program name||level of evidence"Supported by evidence, promising direction or emerging"||bystander"Bystander programs engage men and women not (primarily) as potential perpetrators or victims, but rather as potential bystanders to situations involving sexual or intimate partner violence. Bystander prevention programs presume that all members of the community have a role in shifting norms to prevent violence.... The bystander model includes tools and ideas for action and strongly encourages each person to make a difference." (Gibbons & Evans, 2013, page 5)||empathy"Empathy-based programs give participants the skills to understand sexual violence, provide compassionate responses to disclosures, and reduce the likelihood of sexual assault perpetration by males." (Gibbons & Evans, 2013, page 4)||dispelling
rape myths"These programs address common misconceptions and myths about circumstances, causes, and realities of sexual violence. Topics often include rates of assault and reporting, definitions of consent, and clarifying common circumstances of assault." (Gibbons & Evans, 2013)
|alcoholThese programs discuss the role alcohol plays in sexual violence and how drinking impacts the communication of consent.||otherAdditional topics of focus are listed here.|
|He Said – She Said||Promising Direction||X||X||X||X||interactive theatrical performance|
|Author||Campus Outreach Services|
By the end of the program, participants will have an:
He Said- She Said is an interactive jury exercise co-presented by a male and female educator. Students hear the real-life story of Jake and Erica, from their meeting in a class to their night of drinking and dancing. Each member of the audience gets a vote and applies your school’s policy to decide whether lines were crossed and by whom. A guided debate is followed with key take-aways to promote bystander intervention and risk reduction.
One performance of 45 minutes, plus optional hour-long breakout discussions afterwards.
Campus Outreach Services can perform up to 8 sessions in one day with groups as large as 5,000.
High school students, college students, athletes, Greeks, faculty and staff.
|Theoretical basis for approach||
He Said – She Said is grounded in the following evidence and research from the field: Bystander Intervention research from David Lisak and others; identification of risk factors for perpetration and victimization from research by Rapaport & Burkhart, Foubert, Koss; gender differences in perceptions of educational approaches from Kelly & Torres, Kilmartin and Katz; and experiences of sexual victimization among various races and religious groups from Kalof & Wade and others.
Campus Outreach Services conducts internal evaluations using pre and post test results from its current participants. From data collected at 500 of their performances, participants have shown: an increase in knowledge, improvement in attitudes, increase in behavior intent to engage in risk reduction, and increased understanding of the importance of engaging with peers by confronting negative behaviors, attitudes and statements that are rape-supportive. Internal evaluation data is available upon request.
|Participating colleges and universities||
A list is available from Campus Outreach Services upon request.
|How to access this program||
To request a performance email inspire@CampusOutreachServices.com or call 866-966-9013. The cost of the program starts at $1500. Campus outreach services uses a portion of the fee paid by each host to support doing their program for students in economically disadvantaged communities.
Kalof, L. & Wade, B. H. (1995). Sexual attitudes and experiences with sexual coercion: exploring the influence of race and gender. Journal of Black Psychology, 21(3), 224-238.
Katz, J. (1994, 2000). Mentors in Violence Prevention Playbook.
Kelly, B. T., & Torres, A. (2006). Campus safety: perceptions and experiences of women students. Journal of College Student Development, 47(1), 20-36.
Kilmartin, C., & Berkowitz, A. (2005). Sexual assault in context: teaching college men about gender. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Eribaum Associates Publishers.
Rapaport, K. & Burkhart, B. R. (1984). Personality and attitudinal characteristics of sexually coercive college males. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 2(2), 216-221.