Alcohol-focused Support of Survivors In Sororities Training (ASSIST)

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The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate a new online program called ASSIST – Alcohol-focused Support of Survivors In Sororities Training. The training is designed to help sorority members learn how to support friends who have had an unwanted sexual experience, both during the initial discussion of the experience and when navigating recovery in the longer-term. This multiphase study involves (1) developing the training in collaboration with students and campus stakeholders, (2) improving the training content and design through individual interviews with sorority members, (3) conducting an open trial of the training within one chapter, and then (4) conducting a pilot cluster randomized trial to evaluate feasibility and initial efficacy of the training. If found to be effective, this training could be widely disseminated and facilitate positive change in social contexts where survivors recover.

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April 1, 2021 March 31, 2026

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University of Washington

Patient Population(s):
College Students

Targeted Condition(s):
General Mental Well-Being, PTSD, Substance use disorders/misuse