Huddil Lab
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Healthy Relationships

A partnership between Huddil, Centre County Women's Resource Center, and Penn State Athletes Take Action to prevent bullying, teen dating violence, and sexual violence. 

Goals

Add evidence-based content to the Penn State Athletes Take Action program. Emphasize the importance of bystander training. Communicate the developmental trajectory of bullying to later teen dating violence. 

Add evidence-based content to the Penn State Athletes Take Action program.

Emphasize the importance of bystander training.

Communicate the developmental trajectory of bullying to later teen dating violence. 

Measure effects of the program on sixth grade students' attitudes and behaviors.  Understand effects of facilitation on college athletes' attitudes and behaviors. Communicate evaluation results to stakeholders. 

Measure effects of the program on sixth grade students' attitudes and behaviors. 

Understand effects of facilitation on college athletes' attitudes and behaviors.

Communicate evaluation results to stakeholders. 

Design a version of Penn State Athletes Take Action that can be disseminated in other towns.  Use human-centered design techniques to ensure desirability, feasibility, and viability.  Inform program improvements using evaluation and dissemination data. 

Design a version of Penn State Athletes Take Action that can be disseminated in other towns. 

Use human-centered design techniques to ensure desirability, feasibility, and viability. 

Inform program improvements using evaluation and dissemination data. 



Team

Emily Waterman is a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State. Emily wants to prevent sexual violence using evidence-based prevention programming and human-centered design.   

Emily Waterman is a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State. Emily wants to prevent sexual violence using evidence-based prevention programming and human-centered design.   

Sarah Kidder is a research assistant in the Prevention Research Center. She is passionate about gender issues, global health, and education. 

Sarah Kidder is a research assistant in the Prevention Research Center. She is passionate about gender issues, global health, and education. 

Alicia Ali is a junior in Penn State’s Biobehavioral Health program. Alicia has a passion for healthcare, gender studies, and college student well-being. 

Alicia Ali is a junior in Penn State’s Biobehavioral Health program. Alicia has a passion for healthcare, gender studies, and college student well-being. 

Susanna Walter is a senior at State College Area High School. She is exploring careers in biology, healthcare, and prevention. 

Susanna Walter is a senior at State College Area High School. She is exploring careers in biology, healthcare, and prevention. 

Morgan Bryan is a senior at Penn State majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and minoring in Women's Studies. Morgan has a passion for social impact and prevention science. 

Morgan Bryan is a senior at Penn State majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and minoring in Women's Studies. Morgan has a passion for social impact and prevention science.