In 2011, the Dear Colleague Letter refocused higher education’s attention on the problem of sexual violence on campus. Seven years later, institutions have made great progress, but the #MeToo movement makes it clear there is still more work to be done. While there are many competing challenges looming in higher education, the long shadow cast when a student experiences sexual violence makes it critical that sexual violence prevention remain at the forefront of institutional priorities.
This is the moment
This is the moment for prevention and response professionals to harness societal momentum to create a lasting cultural shift in the way we understand and address sexual violence, in higher education and throughout society. Recognizing the pace of institutional change does not keep stride with evolving student needs, critically examining how society treats provides an opportunity for advocates and practitioners to reinvigorate institutional focus on sexual and relationship violence prevention. Utilizing headlines to garner the attention of institutional leaders is a start—but are you armed with cutting-edge strategies, a current policy perspective, and scalable, integrated approaches for targeted and comprehensive improvement of your institutional prevention and response?
Changing your institution’s culture
Sexual and relationship violence can cause immeasurable harms to a student, just one of which is impeding their ability to achieve their academic goals. As resources continue to tighten and shift, many higher education professionals find themselves in roles expanded to include prevention of and response to sexual and relationship violence. Success in this work requires innovative, integrated approaches that leverage cross-functional partnerships to drive institutional change around sexual violence.
Why Strategies Top 3:
The benefit of gathering practitioners from all sectors of institutional health and wellness is the centering of integrative, systemic approaches in much of the learning—with potential partners on campus-wide solutions sitting across the table.
Collect your continuing education credits at the largest wellness-focused event in higher education.
Gain exposure (or even create your own customized deep-dive track) to a sector of health and wellness that you are passionate about, but may not relate to your current job function. Or, perhaps your role was recently expanded to include a new function and you need a crash course? Your registration gets you full access to all programming of the four events making up the NASPA Strategies Conferences.
Join us at the 2019 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference.
Rates increase December 17.
New! The Office on Violence Against Women has approved the 2019 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response conference for OVW grantees.
Grantees from Campus, ICJR, LAV and State Coalition programs have conditionally approved their grantees to attend this conference. Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.
The reference number for this conference is OVW-2019-MU-009. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file”. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
NASPA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5120. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Participants can receive a maximum of 12.5 clock hours for this event. Up to eight additional clock hours are available for attending pre-conference workshops. To receive credit, please complete a reporting form available at the registration desk. In addition, you must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A certificate of completion will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)
NASPA is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 12.5 Category I continuing education contact hours (CHES) and up to nine Category I continuing education contact hours (MCHES) . If you attend a pre-conference workshop, up to five additional CHES contact hours are available. Poster sessions are not approved for CHES/MCHES contact hours.
To receive credit, please complete a paper evaluation of each individual session that you attend. Forms are available to pick up at the registration desk. A certificate of completion will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved, and individual hours will be reported to NCHEC in April.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #86679822-3047) for a maximum of 18 continuing education contact hours.
To receive credit, please complete a reporting form available at the registration desk. In addition, you must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A certificate of completion will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.
If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at [email protected].
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference is put on in conjunction with the Alcohol, other Drug, and Violence Prevention Conference , Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference , and the Mental Health Conference .