Webinar Archive

The recorded webinars below cover a range of important topics. New webinars will be added periodically to ensure you have access to the most recent and relevant information.

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Facilitator: Men Can Stop Rape

Mobilizing campus men to prevent gender-based violence is something fairly new to the majority of colleges and universities. Many are only beginning to think about or implement strategies and practices, and many are wondering what other campuses are doing.

This webinar is a chance to learn. Three campuses – a small, liberal arts school, a large state school, and a historically black university – share their efforts to mobilize men.

Presenter: Jessy Lyons, Green Dot, Inc.

This webinar explores ways to integrate prevention strategies into your work providing direct services to survivors on campus.

Presenter: Farah Tanis and Sherine Powerful, Black Women’s Blueprint

This webinar is intended to assist with building colleges’ and universities’ capacity to center the identities and lived experiences of a variety of student groups in program delivery and the subsequent assessment of program compatibility and utilization.

Our aim is for each campus to be equipped to respond to the impact of relevant, population-specific, and intersectional factors like geography, transition, and history in addition to interpersonal, social, and cultural realities and beliefs about race, gender, and sexuality, among others, that can function both as challenges or assets in prevention and intervention initiatives for students.

Presenter: Rebecca Balog, Women of Color Network, Inc. in collaboration with University of Colorado Denver Center on Domestic Violence

During “A Discussion on Communities,” presenters discuss ways we can better identify communities in need, how to build better relationships, and what our barriers in reaching them are. People don’t come with barriers the way institutions and organizations do.

Most services and programs have some components set up to deal with community-specific barriers, but we have to shift our thinking from perceived “deficits” and turn the lens inward on overall programming and craft services that truly serve the full spectrum of needs that people in our constituencies, authentically.

Presenter: Vicky Banyard, University of New Hampshire

This webinar provides an overview of recent work on campus climate surveys and discusses different ways climate surveys can help campus work to respond to and prevent sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking. Different climate survey instruments are discussed as well as new lessons learned from the field about how best to collect climate survey data. Strategies for resourcing surveys on campuses are also be presented.

Presenter: Abigail Boyer and Alison Kiss, Clery Center

In 2013, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) expanded the Clery Act to include additional rights for survivors o f sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. This webinar discusses:

    • Required elements within campus sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking policies for students and employees.
    • How to reflect your updated policies within this year’s annual security report.

Presenter: Darcie Folsom, Connecticut College in collaboration with Green Dot

Making the team can be tough. In this session, presenters explore “preseason conditioning” to get you ready to take the ice with strategies to create a solid foundation for a working partnership with Athletics. With “teamwork” your prevention work can be enhanced and positively impact campus culture while empowering athletes to see themselves as part of the solution.

College students live in a “noisy” environment, rife with messages communicated constantly through newly emerging technology. How can you effectively engage the men on campus in preventing gender-based violence when it’s such a “busy” space? Launching a well-conceived and well-run engaging men public awareness campaign can be a useful means of breaking through the “noise.”

This webinar discusses findings for the 2014 Campus Program focus groups on working with International Students. Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe discusses considerations for effectively engaging international students in violence prevention efforts on campus including: (1) Culture – understanding how the perceptions of international students towards violence and violence prevention are shaped by their home culture and modes of socialization, (2) Mainstreaming the culture of non-violence – how to recruit International students as effective allies and advocates for change in the campaign against violence, and (3) Orientation – how to help international students navigate the American system (reporting violence, law, police) so that they can become committed allies and navigators for ending violence in their communities.

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disseminate an annual security report (ASR) describing their campus safety and security policies and procedures by October 1st. In this webinar, Alison Kiss and Abigail Boyer from the Clery Center for Security On Campus highlight how institutions can integrate the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act into a comprehensive ASR. Through this recording, individuals can:

    • Determine if their institution’s ASR contains all the required disclosure statements and elements
    • Determine if their institution’s ASR contains all the required crime statistics data
    • Understand that their institution must distribute the ASR by October 1st
    • Develop effective distribution methods for current and prospective student and employee populations

This webinar explores how to use social marketing as a sexual violence preventions strategy. Using the Know Your Power ® Bystander Intervention Social Marketing Campaign (cola.unh.edu/prevention-innovations/bystander-store-posters) as an example, the webinar explores the components of social marketing, identify how to develop new and adapt existing social marketing campaigns, describe how to effectively disseminate social marketing campaigns, and learn how to evaluate social marketing campaigns to measure success. Specific emphasis focuses on creating and implementing social marketing campaigns that resonate with target audiences and effectively convey prevention goals.

Speaker: Dr. Victoria Banyard, University of New Hampshire

This webinar provides information on manageable ways to begin to think about evaluating your prevention programs and assessing their impact. Practical and actionable tools and suggestions will be provided.

The new release of the No Contact Order guide was developed in partnership with the Victim Rights Law Center and the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault. No Contact Orders (NCO’s) are a crucial tool in safety planning for campus sexual assault victims. This webinar, in conjunction with the release of the “Where to Start Guide: Drafting and Implementing No Contact Orders for Sexual Violence Victims on College Campuses”, outlines the types of NCO’s that can be issued, model practices and challenges of drafting, implementing and enforcing an NCO. Participants will utilize case studies to work through common situations such as incidental contact, campus logistics and third party contact.

This webinar provides participants with an intersectional framework, which can be used to build their capacity to address violence against women and students of color on their campuses. Using asset-based and participatory assessment models, the workshop will help examine campus readiness and present elements of culturally competent programs that can successfully engage a multiplicity of student identities. Participants will learn how the application of a cultural lens can positively impact the development and implementation of campus programming, learn strategies for creative, inclusive interventions that center the experiences of students of color as these relate to race and ethnicity, as well as other intersecting identities and dynamics. Participants will learn to understand the diversity of needs with which survivors of color may present, understand how to better organize their campus communities of color against violence against women, and shape institutional culture in order to be responsive to students of color.

Title IX and Mandatory Reporting: Interpreting “Must Promptly Investigate”

This webinar presented by MSCASA joined with Victim Rights Law Center to present, “Title IX and Mandatory Reporting: Interpreting “Must Promptly Investigate,” which focused on the Dear Colleague Letter that issued Title IX guidance related to sexual assault. Lindy Aldrich, Esq., Deputy Director of Victim Rights Law Center presented on this topic. She provided information about the language in the Dear Colleague Letter that addressed investigation and reporting while also discussing confidentiality and maintaining privacy within a multidisciplinary group.

How to Effectively Include Students in Development and Revision of Sexual Assault Policy

This webinar presented by CALCASA in collaboration with SAFER Campus and OVW Campus Grantees discusses the importance of students working together with their universities on sexual assault, dating violence and stalking policy. Recently in the media we have seen numerous news stories of college students vocalizing discontent with their universities about policy and response to sexual assault on campus. By being proactive with student involvement in policy, universities can create a more collaborative relationship with students to ensure their needs are being met on campus.

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