In this podcast, PreventConnect’s newest staff member, Deena Fulton, joins Laurie Graham, Rachel Valentine, and Alexis Kralic of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center in North Carolina to discuss their prevention evaluation partnership with Deena’s public health graduate program at the University of North Carolina. They describe the partnership and discuss what it was like working together and how they were able to reconcile differing perspectives and generate very useful products and outcomes.
Author: Sari Lipsett
Student Voices: Engaging students in campus prevention efforts
In this podcast Fatima Avellán discusses her experience as a student organizer against sexual violence, sharing her tips for how to effectively engage students on campus. Fatima, a new student at the School of Social Services at the University of Chicago, was a Project S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Free Environment) Program Assistant who co-organized campus peer-education and crisis intervention programs. Learn more about how to engage students by listening below.
Culture of Respect
Culture of Respect is an independent information portal to strengthen sexual assault prevention efforts on college campuses. They seek to strengthen schools by providing them with a framework to assess and improve efforts to eliminate rape and sexual assault from their campuses.
Margolis Healy: Solutions for Safe Campuses
Margolis Healy is a professional services firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12. We provide our clients with a variety of specialized services that include, but are not limited to, campus safety and security assessments, Title IX and Clery Act assessments; emergency management risk and hazard assessments; emergency preparedness and crisis response systems and exercises; implementation of lethal and less-than-lethal force options; litigation consultation; and special investigations/independent reviews. Our team of professionals brings a diverse set of skills and expertise to client institutions ranging from large public universities to private institutions, community colleges and K-12 private and public school districts.
Learn.PreventConnect.org is an extension of PreventConnect‘s work to grow and support a national community of practice for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence. The popularity of our web conferences, eLearning units, podcasts, email groups and other online offerings has shown us just how much you value both easily accessible learning tools as well as opportunities to interact with fellow prevention practitioners. This project uses the Moodle learning management system to create a central learning “hub” for prevention practitioners that offers the information and interaction you seek, accessible at your convenience. With this project, your learning isn’t confined to a particular day or time and you can discuss what you learn with prevention practitioners from anywhere.
Check back often for updates to learn.preventconnect.org. Our latest updates include three new courses: Introduction to Sexual Health, Coalition Building and Turf Management, and Collaboration. As part of the PreventConnect community, you are not only part of a dynamic and growing national community of practice, but you also have the opportunity to participate in a national community of learning.
Podcast featuring OVW Grantee Adam Hall from UNC-W CARE
In this podcast featured on PreventConnect, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, Adam Hall, shares his experience with the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s CARE program from the 2015 NASPA Mental Health Conference.
The CARE program is University of North Carolina Wilmington’s resource center for students affected by violence, harassment or sexual assault.
Is your campus prepared for SAAM 2015?
NSVRC has launched the SAAM 2015 campaign. The SAAM 2015 campaign provides resources on campus sexual violence prevention. Help us create communities that prevent violence and build campuses that respond well. Everyone can play a role in creating safer campuses. Take action to prevent sexual violence.
This is a toolkit for advocates, campus personnel, students and allies. These materials can be used to engage the entire community to take action to end sexual assault.
Opening the Gateway to Collaboration
This webinar presented by CALCASA and presented by Kari Mansager, UC Merced Violence Prevention Program Director and Meghan Kehoe, Valley Crisis Center Program Director provided lessons learned from the partnership between University of California – Merced and Valley Crisis Center. The webinar covered the benefits of campus and community partnerships and ways in which it enhances survivor services on campus.
To view the slides from the webinar: Partnership Webinar. To download the transformational relationship survey talked about on this webinar: TransformationalRelationshpSurvey
Promising practices: Law enforcement response
Click here to read Stalking: Law Enforcement Response, a Promising Practice guide produced by the US Department of Justice. It contains a checklist for law enforcement response to stalking.
Comprehensive Prevention Efforts: How SARTs Can Play a Role
Through Oregon’s Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, Ashley Maier and Alexa Priddy provide comprehensive information on how SARTs can play a role in prevention efforts.
Some of their advice includes examples prevention like:
- community engagement efforts that seek to change norms about the acceptability of sexual violence and enhance protective factors that inhibit sexual violence from occurring;
- efforts that engage youth and strengthen developmental assets;
- and initiatives that promote the status of women and girls and focus on the issues of male sexual entitlement and violence.
Click below to read through their suggestions.