This presentation, “CALCASA-Campus Crime: Sexual Assault of Students with Disabilities,” was made by Dr. Nora J. Baladerian (from the Disability, Abuse, and Personal Rights Project) and Roberta Gibbons (Associate Director and Project Director of the Program Against Sexual Violence at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities). The presentation helps college administrators understand the scope of the problem and how to address it on their campus.
In this webinar hosted by Green Dot, Jeremy Inabinet talked about the foundational concepts for individuals conducting investigations for sexual misconduct complaints on college campuses. He gave recommendations on how to explore planning, partnerships, and information gathering, as it relates to an investigation. Some main areas that were focused on included the pre-investigation meeting for the victim and the respondent, how to design an investigation process to be as successful as possible, and the importance of maintaining an equitable and consistent practice.
In this webinar hosted by Green Dot, Dr. Cruz talked about ways in which campuses can ensure they are being inclusive of and affirmative toward LGTBQ students. Dr. Cruz defined key terms and spoke about what to do and not do when engaging LGBTQ students. Dr. Cruz gave suggestions for ways campuses can improve their reach and meaningfully engage LGBTQ students on their campuses. She also answered questions about attitudes toward LGBTQ student groups, training judicial boards on hearing cases involving LGBTQ students, and where campuses can find resources to help them with their prevention efforts with regard to LGBTQ students.
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This webinar presented by Alicia Aiken from NNEDV and Whitney Laas presented from the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Colleges and universities are increasingly utilizing social media to interact and communicate with the campus community. Campus violence against women prevention and intervention programs have also started interacting in the online space. What happens when disclosures take place online or in social media? How can schools sensitively handle this type of disclosure and respond in a way that is survivor centered? What are the judicial and legal ramifications? Come learn how this is being addressed and what your university can do.
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This webinar presented by Green Dot entitled, “In Scoring a Hat Trick: Three Ways to Maximize your Partnerships with Athletics,” presenters Darcie Folsom and CC Curtis of Connecticut College provided concrete suggestions for ways campus grantees can engage student athletes in their violence prevention efforts. Folsom and Curtis focused on three primary strategies: clearing the puck (investigating biases), planning for the power play (branding and relationship building), and the breakaway (making violence prevention the cool thing to do). Some of the concrete solutions offered during the webinar included attending athletic events, planning around athletes’ schedules, using a health promotion lens to engage athletes, identifying and building relationships with key athletic stakeholders, taking materials where athletes spend their time, giving recognition to athletes and coaches, highlighting your athletic partnerships when talking with prospective students, never mandating athletes to participate in prevention activities, and giving athletes tangible skills to keep their teammates from getting hurt or getting in trouble. Folsom and Curtis highlighted many of their successes at Connecticut College and answered questions about challenges, funding, and program assessment.
The report Sexual violence on campus: How too many institutions of higher education are failing to protect students was released in early July of 2014 and evaluates how U.S. colleges are addressing sexual violence.
In 2013, the Department of Education released the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operation Plans for Institutions of Higher Education. Although the guide is not specific in regards to sexual violence, it highlights a common framework to help develop a plan and identify courses of action in response to campus sexual assault. Click here to view the guide’s Planning Process section for more information on plan development and courses of action.
This resource was prepared for the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault report of April 2014. The document has three parts that focus on: primary prevention strategies, prevention activities from the CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education program, and campus program prevention examples. Click here to view the document and learn more.