Project Respect

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2007
     Project End Date: 6/30/2010

Project Goal Statement: Project Respect will develop leadership, capacity and programs at eight Milwaukee neighborhood centers to effectively engage communities in the prevention of risk factors of sexual and intimate partner violence involving adolescents who live in many of the most impoverished areas of our community.

Original Award Amount: $449,951
Adjusted Award Amount: $387,955*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: City of Milwaukee Health Department
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
  • United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Lynn K. Sheets, MD, Department of Pediatrics

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - June 2008
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - June 2009
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2009 - December 2009
     Project Final Report Summary   

Affiliated Web Pages:
    City of Milwaukee Health Department
    Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
    United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Media
    • Featured on WUWM radio and Fox News Milwaukee to promote the project’s kickoff event on September 26, 2008
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Hosted a Call To Action Final Project Summit/Community Event to share lessons learned and accomplishments with the community (Spring 2010)
  • Posters
    • Poster presentation at the Wisconsin Public Health Association 2009 Annual Conference – Sheets LK, Guilonard KG, Lacke S, Beck B. Project Respect: A community-based teen dating and sexual violence education program. Wisconsin Public Health Association 2009 Annual Conference. Appleton, Wisconsin. July 7, 2009. 
    • Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association 2009 Annual Conference – Guilonard KG, Lacke S, Beck B, Simpson P, Nugent ML, Bretl DA, Sheets LK. Project Respect: A community-based teen dating and sexual violence education program. American Public Health Association 2009 Annual Conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 9, 2009.
    • Poster presentation at the American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Conference – Guilonard KG, Lacke S, Beck B, Simpson P, Nugent ML, Bretl DA, Sheets LK. Project Respect: A community-based teen dating and sexual violence education program. American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Conference. Clearwater Beach, FL. February 7, 2010.
    • Poster presentation at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Annual Colloquium – Guilonard KG, Lacke S, Beck B, Simpson P, Nugent ML, Bretl DA, Sheets LK. Project Respect: A community-based teen dating and sexual violence education program.  American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Annual Colloquium. New Orleans, LA. June 23, 2010.
    • Poster presentation at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Annual Colloquium - Beck B, Lee S, Lacke S, Sheets LK. Parent Perspectives on Teen Dating and Sexual Violence in Inner-City Neighborhoods. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Annual Colloquium. New Orleans, LA. June 23, 2010.
    • Poster presentation at the MCW Fellows Scholarship Recognition Day – Project Respect: A community-based teen dating and sexual violence education program.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the Family Violence Prevention Fund National Conference on Health & Domestic Violence – Sheets LK, Lacke S. Creating foundations of strength: Building capacity around sensitive public health topics for youth. Family Violence Prevention Fund National Conference on Health & Domestic Violence. New Orleans, Louisiana. October 9, 2009.
    • Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals Midwest Regional Conference
    • MCW Public Health Doctoral Students
    • Hosted a skill-building workshop at the Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals Midwest Regional Conference – Lacke S, O’Leary C. Creating foundations of strength: Building capacity around sensitive public health topics for youth. Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals Midwest Regional Conference. Waukesha, WI. May 25-27, 2010.
    • Educational presentation to MCW Public Health Doctoral Students

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

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