When we exercise our capacity to remove the barriers that emerge in the aftermath of sexual violence, we are making a commitment to student success. Perhaps more importantly, seeking to prevent violence from occurring in the first place – primary prevention – has the possibility of transforming our communities. This impact is felt by faculty, staff, students and even those in the communities surrounding our campuses. In addition to myriad laws that require prevention efforts, it is this potential for community impact that compels institutions of higher education to dedicate time to thinking about sexual violence prevention.
As those who make decisions about sexual violence prevention programming, we often have to answer the “why” behind the “what.” The 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences can help provide this context through its content and programming: What trends are we seeing in the field? What is driving the development of new programs? What does the research say about where to invest our institutional resources? It is in the act of answering these questions that practitioners will find the inspiration for their next sexual violence prevention programming efforts.
As part of a larger conference, the 2020 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference will provide participants with the opportunity to engage with colleagues on these and many more important topics. The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Planning Committee invites attendees to contribute their expertise as they engage in this critical work.
A huge thank you to our volunteer 2020 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Strategies Conference planning committee. Without this group of folks, this conference would not be possible.
Conference Learning Outcomes
Attend this conference to...
- Review best practices in: implementing sustainable, evidence-based prevention programs; improving campus response to violence and victims; and evaluating the impact of these efforts
- Describe strategies for developing or revising comprehensive campus sexual misconduct policies, including how they are impacted by the latest federal and state legislative policy changes
- Discuss innovative/promising approaches to the prevention of and response to sexual violence in higher education, including discussions of lessons learned, assessment and evaluation, and replicability
- Examine societal and institutional systems and structures that contribute to, are complicit in, or perpetuate violence, and identify practices that foster inclusive efforts to address sexual violence
- Identify strategies to expand and strengthen relationships between campuses and community service providers, in an effort to augment support for reporting and responding parties and increase communication around and collaboration in prevention and response