The Violence Prevention focus area brings together a variety of NASPA programs that provide resources for members to build comprehensive and intentional violence prevention programs on their campuses, including providing primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention responses that address both the occurrence of violence and the inequalities that create it. Through involvement in Knowledge Communities, the Commission on Equity and Inclusion, Enough is Enough, the Center for Women, the Violence Prevention Conference and other NASPA events, and writing and research opportunities, you can learn how to educate yourself and others about violence and the culture that supports it, to become an advocate for victims, and to create more inclusive campus climates.
Gun violence – whether rampage shootings, homicides or suicides – is a potential reality all campuses have to face. This book provides leaders in higher…Buy
Colleges and universities in the United States are facing an epidemic of gender-based violence and widespread allegations that they are responding inadequately to the problem. This 5 Things Brief…Buy
Historically, colleges and universities have been the battleground for many important civil rights concerns. Reflecting Back, Looking Forward contains 18 first-person narrative accounts taken from author's interviews with student…Buy
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Are your violence prevention and mental health efforts on campus coordinated?
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Diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion are values espoused by most colleges and universities; yet many educators, including those in student affairs, expect students to "magically" interact with peers from different…Buy
Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act is a primer and quick reference guide for higher education professionals who work with students with disabilities, both apparent and hidden. Written for…Buy
NASPA hosts various events throughout the year focused on violence prevention.
Upcoming NASPA events that focus on or include violence prevention topics.
October serving as “Careers in Student Affairs Month,” it is important to take a moment and reflect on how we got to where we are. Taking my first job as a graduate assistant in an office within the Division of Student Affairs in the summer of 2014, I had little idea of exactly what the field of student affairs was. I quickly fell in love with the work I was doing and decided to make the academic switch to student affairs.
Each October, the nation comes together to raise awareness for breast cancer. A disease that affects one in eight women in their lifetime (Understanding Breast Cancer, 2016). Companies create pink items to sell to assist in the research for a cure; walks and races are completed by survivors (both primary and secondary) and supporters alike; and the National Football League allows players and teams to stray from their traditionally masculine color schemes in order to don uniforms and accessories in the now infamous Susan G. Komen pink. Thanks to the efforts of companies, organizations, and individuals around the country, there was a “37% decline in [breast cancer related] mortality from 1990 to 2013 (Why Komen?, n.d.). “
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news including black-white disparity in student loan debt; how the internet wrecked college admissions; customer service in a higher education context; middle ground on campus speech; Obama’s higher ed legacy; and balancing work and life while working at a community college.
This weekend, to beat the heat, I went down to my family’s lake house. My great-grandfather built a cabin on a lake and it’s been in our family ever since. My uncle invited a family going through a hard time to spend the weekend. It was a grandmother and grandfather with three young boys. I don’t know these people. They were staying until Sunday, and they were not my guests. They were my uncle’s, who I don’t particularly get along with. I say these things because they’re important details for what happened next.