The Violence Prevention focus area brings together a variety of NASPA programs that provide resources for members to build comprehensive and intentional violence prevention and response programs on their campuses, including providing primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention that address both the occurrence of violence and its root causes. Through involvement in NASPA’s many constituent groups, including the Campus Safety and Violence Prevention KC, Men and Masculinities KC, the Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention and Response KC, and Women in Student Affairs, you can engage with and learn from other professionals who are responsible for addressing a wide range of violence prevention and response concerns, including student conduct professionals, prevention educators, advocates, and Title IX coordinators, among others. Additionally, NASPA hosts professional development events such as the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference: A NASPA Strategies conference among others, where 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. NASPA is also proud to be the home of Culture of Respect, an initiative dedicated to working with college stakeholders to improve institutional efforts to address sexual violence on campus.
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NASPA hosts various events throughout the year focused on violence prevention.
Ongoing NASPA initiatives that focus on or include violence prevention topics.
The NASPA Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Knowledge Community recognizes outstanding contributions in two ways: Individual / Group Awards and Best Practices Awards.
For graduate students attending the NASPA Annual Conference
In a two-part commentary series on the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on campus life, Edward Smith focuses on the role of campus practitioners in ensuring that students understand their options and responsibilities under the laws mandates and provisions.
Campus Safety KC's Welcome Blog Post!
NASPA is answering President Obama’s call to launch a national conversation to increase the understanding and awareness about mental health by forming a partnership with the American Council on Education (ACE) and the American Psychological Association (APA) to produce a new report reviewing current trends in college student mental health and highlighting promising practices that contribute to student well-being.
NASPA supports thoughtful and common sense steps to reduce the threat of gun violence on our college and university campuses, and encourages federal and state policymakers to take action on gun control. A safe, supportive campus environment is a precursor to the learning and personal growth at the center of college and university life. As the nation continues to place increased importance on college-going, we believe it must do so in an environment that reduces the presence of guns on campus and increases campus safety.