Code of Respect (X-CoRe) Program.
A study to develop and test the usability of a sexual harassment and assault prevention program for active duty Airmen.
Sexual harassment and sexual assault remain serious problems among Service members, affecting their overall well-being, productivity, and mission readiness. More than 35,000 Active-duty Service members experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2021. X-CoRe is an online multi-level healthy relationships intervention developed to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault in the Air Force. It consists of ten 10-minute lessons tailored by rank, as well as a social marketing campaign that targets installation norms. Through interactive skill-building activities, Airmen learn about respectful relationships, setting boundaries, managing emotions, effective communication, active consent, the role of alcohol in decision-making, reporting, and bystander intervention.
Belinda Hernandez, PhD - Principal Investigator
Melissa Peskin, PhD - Co-Principal Investigator
Ross Shegog, PhD - Co-Principal Investigator
Christine Markham, PhD - Co-Principal Investigator
Susan Tortolero Emery, PhD - Co-Principal Investigator
Elizabeth Baumler - Co-Principal Investigator/Statistician
Military Partners – Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst:
- Iraina Witherspoon
- Janis Doss
- Victor Jones