I am currently interested in understanding adolescents experience with sexual assault. Specifically, what are the unique developmental experiences of young female teens during a sexual assault and subsequent help-seeking behavior. Other research interests include adult sexual assault survivors’ experience with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs (SANE’s), dating violence prevention for adolescents, attribution and coping styles among adult rape survivors, and the impact of social reactions to adult rape survivors.
2007 - 2009
Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims’ Experiences with SANE-SARTs and the Criminal Justice System.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Principal Investigator)
Focus Group Facilitator
Community Evaluation and Research Center, Michigan Evaluation of School- based Health (MESH) Project.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (Dr. Miles McNall, Project Director)
Graduate Research Assistant
2006 - 2008
A Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.(Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Principal Investigator)
Violence Free Communities by Design Consortium Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Cabral, G., Campbell, B., Patterson, D. (under review)
Adult Sexual Assault Survivor’s Experiences with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs). Submitted to Research in Nursing and Health.
Patterson, D., Campbell, B. & Cabral, G. (under review)
Law Enforcement and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners’ Patterns of Response to Rape Survivors.
Campbell, R., Patterson, D., & Cabral, G. (in press)
Using Ecological Theory to Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Indigenous Community Intervention: A Study of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs. American Journal of Community Psychology.
Ahrens, C., Cabral, G. & Abeling, S. (2009)
Healing or hurtful: Sexual assault survivors’ interpretations of social reactions from different support providers. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33(1), 81-94.
Campbell, R., Dworkin, E., & Cabral, G. (2009)
An ecological model of the impact of sexual assault on women's mental health. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 10, 225-246
Campbell, R. Greeson, M. & Fehler-Cabral, G. (2010, October)
Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims: Disclosure, Help-seeking, and Medical and Legal System Experiences. Paper to be presented at the 18th Annual International Nursing Scientific Assembly, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Fehler-Cabral, G., Campbell, R. & Greeson, M. (2010, September)
Adolescent Sexual Assault: How Teen Survivors Disclose and Seek Help. Poster to be presented at the 15th International Conference for Trauma, Violence and Abuse, San Diego, California.
Fehler-Cabral, G., Rosen, H., Bauman, A., Phillipich, E. & Collins, C. (2010, June)
Readiness for Change and Bystander Behavior: Do college students’ level of readiness and beliefs about interpersonal violence influence intended bystander behaviors? Poster to be presented at the 18th Annual Society for Prevention Research Conference, Denver, Colorado.
Fehler-Cabral, G., Rosen, H., Phillipich, E., Baumann, A., & Collins, C. (2010, February)
Predictors of Intended Bystander Behavior against Interpersonal Violence among College Students. Poster presented at the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Summit, Dallas, Texas.
Campbell, R., Greeson, M., Cabral, G. (2009, June)
Feminist Interviewing: Research with traumatized populations across the lifespan. Roundtable presented at the Society for Community Research and Action 12th Biennial Conference, New Jersey.
Campbell, R., Greeson, M., & Cabral, G. (2009 June)
Invited Talk: Adolescent sexual assault victims’ experiences with the criminal justice system. National Institute of Justice Research Conference, Washington, DC.
Patterson, D., Campbell, R. & Cabral, G. (April, 2009)
Patient care and the emotional impact on patients treated in a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Conference, Detroit, Michigan.
Patterson, D., Campbell, R. & Cabral, G. (January, 2009)
How SANE programs benefit rape victims/survivors. Turning Point Forensic Nurse Examiner Program Annual Conference, Mt Clemens, Michigan.
Campbell, R., Dworkin, E., & Cabral, G. (2008, June)
An ecological model of the impact of sexual assault on women’s mental health. Paper presented at the National Scientific Meeting on the Mental Health Implications of Violence Against Women, University of Kentucky.
Patterson, D., Campbell, R. & Cabral, G. (January, 2008)
The Emotional Care of SANE Patients. Turning Point Forensic Nurse Examiner Program Annual Conference, Mt Clemens, Michigan
Patterson, D., Campbell, R., & Cabral, G. (2007, October)
The humanizing effect: How SANE programs are helpful to victims throughout the stages of the legal system. Paper presented at the International Forensic Nursing Scientific Assembly, Salt Lake City, UT.
Sprague, H., Greeson, M. Cabral, G., Droege, E., & Campbell, C. (2007, June)
First year practicum in community psychology: Graduate student perspectives. Town meeting presented at the Society for Community Research And Action 11th Biennial Conference, Pasadena, California.
Abeling, S. Cabral, G., Ahrens, A. (2006, June)
Healing or hurtful? Rape survivors’ ratings of social reactions. Poster presented at the Society for the Psychological Studies of Social Issues Biennial Conventions, Long Beach, California.
Cabral, G. & Ahrens, C. (2006, April)
Self-blame as a mediator of avoidance coping among rape survivors. Poster presented at the 85th Annual Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, California.
Cabral, G. (2006, April)
Co-Authoring research publications: A master’s student's perspective. (Symposium Chair: Courtney Ahrens. Students as Co-Authors on Research Publications) Symposium presented at the 85th Annual Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, California.
Ahrens, C. Cabral, G., Abeling, S., Jennings, A., Ahmad, S., Stansell, J. & Hinman, J. (2005, November)
Women speaking out about violence project: Preliminary results. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Long Beach Research Symposium, Long Beach, California.
Cabral, G. (2005, April)
Self-blame as a mediator of avoidance coping Among rape survivors-Preliminary Results. Poster presented at Psych Day, California State University, Long Beach, California.