Sara Crann is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology. Her work is focused on adapting and evaluating the Enhanced Assess Acknowledge Act (EAAA) sexual assault resistance program for girls and young women in high school (14 to 17 years old). Dr. Crann’s research addresses issues related to gender and health, including male violence against girls/women. She is particularly interested in the relationship between girls’ and women’s gendered subjectivities/experiences and health and wellbeing. She received her MA (2012) and PhD (2016) in applied social psychology from the University of Guelph.
Current Research Project:
Adapting and evaluating EAAA (Flip the Script™) for high school girls/young women
Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (2018-2023), this project involves two phases of research. We are currently in Phase 1 of the project. The purpose of Phase 1 is adapt the EAAA program for the social and developmental context of adolescence to produce a version of EAAA designed specifically for girls (inclusive of cis, trans, and non-binary girls) between 14 and 17 years old. Once we have a fully adapted version for youth, Phase 2 will rigorously evaluate the adapted program with 900 girls in Ontario. This project is in partnership with 10 partner organizations across Ontario (including social service organizations and school boards).
The first study of Phase I is now complete. The research report is available here: “Girl, You Got This!” Project: Adapting an evidence-based program to help teen girls effectively resist sexual dating violence [pdf].
We are currently preparing for the second and final study of Phase I. A research report with the findings of this study will be available in July 2020.
If you are a high school student, parent, teacher, or school administrator interested in learning more about the high school adaptation research, please contact Sara Crann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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