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.
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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 12.
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
NASPA is seeking approval by NBCC to be an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5120. Programs that do not quality for NBCC credit will be clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)
NASPA is seeking approval to be 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).
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
We will be submitting an application to the National Association of Social Workers for the appropriate number of credit hours.
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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 .