This workshop will provide a brief overview of cutting edge brain science research, which is informing our understanding and improving our responses to victims of domestic and sexual violence. What can seem like counter-intuitive responses by victims and survivors are better understood when you learn that “the brain is doing what the brain does” when trauma is experienced.
Everyone says they are working on prevention, but are you really? Prevention is different than awareness, it’s different than response, and it’s different than risk reduction. This workshop will examine the shift that needs to happen when we focus on preventing sexual violence and interpersonal violence.
Sexual violence is a topic that needs serious focus and respect, but talking about it can be a bummer. How do we balance the reverence needed with this issue while working to engage an audience to not only stay awake, but be fired up to engage in making change?
This workshop will focus on the Clery Annual Security Report. Participants will be led through a breakdown of Clery geography, the misclassification of crime statistics, and missing policy statements that can weaken a report. The second portion will switch focus from Clery compliance to Title IX Compliance.
National Victim Recovery Network of D.C. case managers are full-time crisis advocates that, in addition to providing crisis intervention, work to empower survivors throughout their recovery. Having worked with survivors from the eight colleges and universities, they have seen first-hand the importance of a coordinated effort with all of the stakeholders in a college student’s health and well-being. In this workshop, the presenters will discuss the intricacies and importance of medical, campus, law enforcement, and community-based organizations coming together in support of a survivor’s goals.