A Synthesis of Research Examining Culturally Specific Barriers Black Female Students Experience Following Incidents of Sexual Violence

This review examines the barriers experienced by Black female students following incidents of sexual violence. Research revealed that nondisclosure amongst college students is linked to the student feeling fear, embarrassment, doubt, uncertainties, and unfamiliarity of resources and services. In contrast, Black females experience additional barriers that impede their decision to report the incident formally. Research on Black female student's barriers after sexual assault revealed the following themes: experiences, cultural-specific barriers, support. This systemic review concludes by recommending colleges and universities to develop culturally grounded campus prevention initiatives for Black female students.
sexual violence, cultural barriers, systemic barriers, Disclosure, Students, sexual assault