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.
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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
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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.
There have been numerous reports in recent months that the pendulum has been swinging back toward a focus on the due process rights of respondents in campus sexual violence cases. The implications of this perception among campus professionals are serious and far-reaching. A closer look at the evidence found in Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) resolutions, state legislation, and lawsuits by respondents against institutions indicates that this perception may be misguided.
Catch up on this week’s student affairs and higher education news that includes hope for funding on heels of White House focus on HBCUs; Title IX enforcement and LGBT students with rescinding of protections; Middlebury students succeed in shutting down a lecture; International relations scholars ‘some of our friends couldn’t make it’; and NASPA celebrates the 2017 Pillars of the Profession at #NASPA17.
Meet Caroline. Caroline always struggled with her self-image. In middle school, she started obsessing over her appearance and weight. She never felt pretty as the other girls and turned to bulimia as a solution. When she was on her own for the first time in college the problem only got worse. She finally worked up the courage to visit the campus counseling center. Between one-on-one time with her psychiatrist and group therapy where she heard from other students coping with bulimia, Caroline started to feel the crippling thoughts in her head cease.
Each year at the annual NASPA Conference, the NASPA Foundation recognizes a series of distinguished individuals who have served as leaders, teachers, and scholars in student affairs and higher education. Each individual is nominated and supported for designation as a Pillar by colleagues, students, friends, or others who find him or her deserving of this honor. In the nominee’s name, a gift of $2,500 is made to the Foundation to further research and scholarship in student affairs.