Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Addresses the long-term implications of sexual assault-related trauma on the lives of women survivors and demonstrates how nature-based cultural institutions can support the needs of this population throughout recovery. The study proposes the adoption of The Olive Branch Program (a hypothetical outreach program) by local nature-based cultural institutions in light of the long term needs of women survivors on various pathways towards recovery. In addition, the study proposes ways for cultural institutions to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, address issues of accessibility, and offer socially relevant programming.
Swick, M. I. (2013). The Olive Branch Program : a proposal for outreach to survivors of trauma highlighting the restorative potential of nature-based cultural settings. New York : Bank Street College of Education. Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/93