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How to Measure a Sense of Community

August 17, 2021

Feeling connected in your community is a protective factor against the risk of perpetrating sexual violence. Are you thinking about how to measure this in your prevention work? In this episode, NSVRC’s Evaluation Coordinator, Sally J. Laskey, talks with researchers Iris Cardenas, a PhD Candidate in the School of Social Work at Rutgers University, and Dr. Jordan Steiner about the Brief Sense of Community Scale and their study that examined the cultural relevance of one specific tool with non‐Hispanic, Black, and Hispanic college students. For assistance with accessing research on this topic, contact


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