Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus: Issue of Partners in Social Change

This edition of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs’ newsletter Partners in Social Change focuses on campus prevention and highlights the efforts of the health and wellness centers of both Washington State University and Western Washington University. A topic also featured in the newsletter is the role of technology, such as the Hollaback! Against Campus Harassment campaign and the iPhone app Circleof6, plays in college campus prevention efforts. This resource includes articles by Kat Monusky (Thinking about Campus Prevention), Jaclyn Friedman (Combating the Campus Rape Crisis).

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Podcast: What’s Happening on our Campuses and How Can We Change It?

Ashley Maier of Prevent Connect and Alexis Marbach of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence are back with a new prevention session! This time, they discuss sexual assault and domestic violence on college campuses. Colleges and universities have certainly made the news lately regarding sexual and domestic violence taking place at their institutions and student activists are speaking out.  So what does this mean for prevention?

Listen to the podcast by clicking on vie resource below.

Social Media in Prevention Work on Campuses

On June 26, 2013, PreventConnect’s Chad Sniffen gave a presentation titled “Social Media in Prevention Work on Campuses” on how to optimize the use of social media for social justice movements at the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Summer Training and Technical Assistance Institute from June 24 to 27, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Empowerment Based Advocacy [Video Podcast]

In this CALCASA video podcast, Kimberly Wong, a psychotherapist and clinical consultant, presents on best practices for empowering survivors of sexual assault through Empowerment Based Advocacy. Empowerment Based Advocacy is an approach to working with survivors to promote self-actualization as well as to be their supporter and advocate. She discusses how to manage such relationships within the confines of one’s professional role and the importance of one’s own emotional awareness to better empower the survivor. Wong also details crisis theory and how to spot the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder among those who have been sexually assaulted. She offers techniques on how to empower survivors as well as practices to avoid.  Watch the podcast here or below.

White House’s Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault: A Student’s Experience [Podcast]

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) recently sponsored UC Davis senior Sarah Yang to participate in the White House’s Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault.  Sarah joined more than ten other students in sharing their thoughts, experiences, and programs on preventing sexual violence on their college and university campuses.  Join Sarah as CALCASA’s Sari Lipsett and Ashley Maier discuss Sarah’s experiences at this meeting and implications for prevention.

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