The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center, in partnership with the University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), is gathering information about risk and protective factors related to violence, especially sexual violence in the community, the causes and conditions that contribute to violence, and community strengths that protect people from violence in Lawrence.

The University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development and KDHE support the practice of protection for human subjects participating in community needs assessment. The following information is provided for you to decide whether you wish to respond to the present survey. Please be aware that even if you start responding to the survey, you are free to stop at any time without penalty. Though it is greatly appreciated if you answer all the questions in the survey, you may choose to not respond to some or all of them.

We are conducting this study to better understand the risks and protections in the community for violence, especially sexual violence, their causes, and community assets. Your responses are important to understanding this issue. The survey is expected to take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The content of the survey questions should cause no more discomfort than you would experience in your everyday life. Although participation may not benefit you directly, we believe that the information obtained from this study will help us gain a better understanding of community violence, causes, and assets. Your participation is solicited, although strictly voluntary. Your name will not be associated in any way with the findings from the assessment. If you would like additional information concerning this study before or after it is completed, please feel free to contact us by phone or mail.

Responding to the survey questions indicates your willingness to participate in this assessment and that you are over the age of eighteen. If you have any additional questions about your rights as a respondent, you may call Christina Holt at 785-864-0719.

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* 1. Are you a resident of Lawrence?

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* 2. How old are you?

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* 3. What is your gender?

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* 4. Which elementary school attendance area do you live in? (If unsure, please see the attached map here.)

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* 5. What is your race and ethnicity? Please select all that apply.

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* 6. What is the highest grade or year of school you completed? Check one.

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* 7. Are you currently...? Check one or more.

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* 8. Your annual household  income from all sources - Check one.

Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statements about your neighborhood and neighbors.

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* 9. I feel at home on this block.

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* 10. I have almost no influence over what this block is like.

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* 11. If there is a problem on this block, people who live here can get it solved.

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* 12. My neighbors and I want the same things for the block.

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* 13. People on this block generally do not get along.

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* 14. Occasionally, my neighbors visit inside each other's homes.

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* 15. In my neighborhood, people are willing to intervene if they are witnessing violence or illegal activity.

Please respond to the following questions about how crime affects your daily life.
How afraid are you of being attacked or robbed ... (Questions 16-19)

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* 16. At home in your house or apartment?

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* 17. On the streets of your neighborhood during the day?

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* 18. Out alone at night in your neighborhood?

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* 19. Out with other people at night in your neighborhood?

Has a fear of crime caused you to ... (Questions 20-23)

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* 20. Limit the places or the times that you will go out by yourself?

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* 21. Purchase a weapon for self-protection?

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* 22. Install a home security system or install protective devices such as bars on the windows, buzzers on windows and/or doors, etc.?

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* 23. Move to a different place to live?

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* 24. Do you have a firearm in your home?

You will be presented with a set of statements and asked to answer whether you agree or disagree with each. These statements do not reflect the positions held by any entity involved with this survey - we are interested in your personal opinion.

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* 25. Many women tend to exaggerate the problem of male violence.

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* 26. The discussion about sexual harassment on the job has mainly resulted in many harmless behaviors being misinterpreted as harassment.

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* 27. Nowadays, the victims of sexual violence receive sufficient help in the form of shelters, therapy offers, and support groups.

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* 28. Men who sexually assault women experience no repercussions.

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* 29. Reporting sexual assault will lead to consequences.

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* 30. If a woman is raped while she is drunk, she is at least somewhat responsible for letting things get out of hand.

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* 31. If a woman goes to a room alone with a man at a party, it is her own fault if she is raped.

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* 32. If a woman acts like a slut, eventually she is going to get into trouble.

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* 33. When women get raped, it's often because the way they said "no" was unclear.

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* 34. If a woman initiates kissing or hooking up, she should not be surprised if a man assumes she wants to have sex.

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* 35. Men don't usually intend to force sex on a woman, but sometimes they get too sexually carried away.

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* 36. If a man is drunk, he might rape someone unintentionally.

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* 37. It shouldn't be considered rape if a man is drunk and didn't realize what he was doing.

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* 38. If both people are drunk, it can't be rape.

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* 39. If a woman doesn't physically resist sex - even if protesting verbally -it can't be considered rape.

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* 40. If the accused "rapist" doesn't have a weapon, you really can't call it rape.

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* 41. If a woman doesn't say "no" she can't claim rape.

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* 42. A lot of times, women who say they were raped agreed to have sex and then regret it.

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* 43. Men don't really experience sexual assault because they are always up for sex.

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* 44. Rape accusations are often used as a way of getting back at men.

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* 45. Women who are caught cheating on their boyfriends sometimes claim it was rape.

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* 46. Lastly, do you have any additional comments or clarifications about your responses?

Thank you for completing the survey!
Please call the STA Care Center at (785) 843-8985 for 24-hour support by trained advocates.
 
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