Welcome to SCOPE: School and College Organization for Prevention Educators  



August 27th, 2013

Conference Schedule and Session Descriptions

All pre- and post-conferences, featured speakers, keynotes, and the QPR optional training session are approved for American Psychological Association (APA) and National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) continuing education credit hours!


*Pre- and Post-Conferences are free with your registration!

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Tuesday, October 1st

Morning Pre-Conference Registration

Morning pre-conferences:

  • Straight, No Chaser: Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Education Program (Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., SCOPE)
  • Building Communities of Bystanders to Prevent Sexual and Relationship Violence and Stalking (Jane Stapleton, M.A., University of New Hampshire)

Afternoon Pre-Conference Registration

Afternoon pre-conferences:

Conference Registration


  • The Canary in the Mineshaft: What Rape Jokes Signal about Our Culture (Gail Stern, Ph.D., Catharsis Productions)

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 2nd

Sponsor Exhibits


Concurrent Sessions One

  • Enhancing Stress Regulation Skills in Students: A Neurobiological Approach (Shannon Lengerich and Megan Heckel, DePaul University)
  • Sexual Assault on the College Campus: Examining the Connections between Shifts in Alcohol Use and Attitudes among First Year Students (Helen Stubbs and Rob Beulow, EverFi)
  • Lighting the Flame: Empowering Student Leaders through New Collaborations (Daniel Cairo and Andie Celerio, University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Not on Our Yard: Addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) (Chimi Boyd -Keyes, North Carolina Central University)

Featured session

  • Getting to Know the Campus SaVE Act, Compliance with the VAWA Reauthorization (Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., The NCHERM Group, LLC)


Concurrent Sessions Two

  • Engaging Student-Athletes as Prevention Partners (Jennifer Jacobsen, Grinnell College)
  • LGBT Targeted Violence on Campus (Mary-Jeanne Raleigh, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Pembroke)
  • Mobilizing College Students for Health Outreach Using the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) (Jacqueline Awe and Seketa Bing-Nelson, Savannah State University)
  • An Empowerment Model of Self-Defense: Providing a Holistic Approach to Violence Prevention (Kate Webster, Ph.D., Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center and Clara Porter, Prevention.Action.Change.)

Lunch on Your Own


Concurrent Sessions Three

  • Reaching Mandated Students through Experiential Education: A Harm Reduction Strategy Facilitated by Peer Educators (Jenny Wagstaff and Steve Clarke, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University)
  • Transforming Campus Hazing Cultures: Building an Evidence Base (Elizabeth Allan, Ph.D., National Hazing Prevention Collaborative)
  • Yes, Please! Discussing Consent & Bystander Intervention through Live Performance and Social Media (Abbey Fox and Heather Imrie, Catharsis Productions)

Featured session

  • Creating Think About It: A Comprehensive and Creative Campus-Wide Model for Prevention Education (Peter Novak, D.F.A., University of San Francisco)

Snack Break


Concurrent Sessions Four

  • Post-vention: What You’re Expected to Do, and What Really Happens (David Denino, LPC, NCC, Southern Connecticut State University)
  • How to Speak to College Men about Sexual Assault and Dating Aggression (Aaron Boe, Aaron Boe Productions, LLC)
  • The Feminists and the Fraternity (Summer Little, Angela Catena, Emily Hernandez and Nate Armstrong, University of New Mexico)
  • Innovative Ideas Panel (moderated by Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., SCOPE)

Optional Theme Dinners

Thursday, October 3rd

Sponsor Exhibits


Concurrent Sessions Five

  • Masculinities 101 (Chris Taylor, Miami University)
  • It’s Not Them, It’s You: Building Healthy Relationships with Your Audiences (Gail Stern, Ph.D. and Heather Imrie, Catharsis Productions)
  • Addressing Interpersonal Violence at Harvard University: Building Comprehensive Intervention and Prevention Services (Sarah Rankin, Harvard University)
  • Engaging Students as Allies: Service Learning & Social Norms Campaign (Michele Manassah and Gary Deleonardis, Lewis University)

Optional Training Session


Concurrent Sessions Six

  • Reporting Patterns of Women of Color College Student Survivors of Sexual Assault: Results from a Multi-Institutional National Study (Sue Rankin, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University and Michelle Issadore, SCOPE)
  • When the Numbers Don’t Reflect the Problem: A Multi-Level Approach to Increasing Service Utilization by Survivors of Sexual Violence on College Campuses (Elizabeth Schrock, Vassar College)
  • Innovative Approaches to Peer Education and Mental Health Promotion: Building Awareness and Reducing Stigma at a California Community College (Becky Fein and Jeane Erlenborn, Santa Rosa Junior College)

Featured session

Friday, October 4th


Printable conference schedule

Conference Scholarships are available. Contact Executive Director Michelle Issadore for details.


October 1st - 4th, 2013

The Rosen Plaza Hotel

Orlando, FL

Click here for 2013 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities.

Click here to register for the 2013 Conference!

*Registration rates include your choice of two pre-conferences, the general conference and a post-conference event. Registration deadline is September 10th, 2013.*

  • SCOPE Members----------------------------------------------------$299
  • Non-SCOPE Members-----------------------------------------------$349
  • Students (degree-seeking)-----------------------------------------$149
  • Conference Registration/SCOPE Individual Membership--------------$398
  • QPR Certification Course--------------------------------------------$495
  • Post-conference only------------------------------------------------$149

For more information, please contact Michelle Issadore, Executive Director, by email at execdir@wearescope.org or by phone at 610-644-1718.



Tip of the Week

Addressing Basic Needs

As I’ve mentioned in a past Tip of the Week, an essential part of prevention education is understanding the needs of the students you intend to help. At Western Kentucky University, I began to notice a number of my counseling clients running out of money near the end of the semester. To learn how to help students address their most basic needs, click here.


Painting Kinder Tomorrows Today: Eliminating Bullying through Education, Practice, Research & Advocacy

Published by the National Institutes of Health, June 2013

This program is sponsored by the NIH Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Special Emphasis Program Manager, in collaboration with Salutaris: the NIH LGBT Employees’ Forum, and LGBT Fellows and Friends.

The panel discussion will begin with a dramatic performance that skillfully frames the phenomenon of bullying as it exists across the lifespan. With a particular focus on new and emerging LGBTI research, as well as various local, state, and federal public policy actions, panelists will demonstrate 1) how bullying affects the physiological and psychological health of LGBTI youth; 2) how positive school and living environments contribute to the development of resiliency in LGBTI men, women, and youth; and 3) how the intersection of race, poverty, ability, and LGBTI status exacerbates the vulnerability of double and triple minorities.

Practicing Prevention Tip

August 2013

SCOPE is excited to share the August 2013 Practicing Prevention Tip, authored by Visiting Scholar, Jason Laker, Ph.D.



Getting to Know the Campus SaVE Act - A Rapid Response Webinar on the VAWA Reauthorization

Originally presented on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Co-sponsored by The NCHERM Group, the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) and the Association for Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)

Click here to learn more about this webinar. To purchase your recording online, please click here.



Federal Register: Evaluation of the Food and Drug Administration's general market youth tobacco prevention campaigns

National Institutes of Health: Request for Information (RFI): Inviting comments and suggestions on the health and health research needs, specific health issues and concerns for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) populations

National Institutes of Health: Implications of new digital media use for underage drinking, drinking-related behaviors, and prevention research

Teach: Make a Difference: The two basic questions that bystanders ask themselves


For more information on SCOPE, visit www.wearescope.org or contact:
Michelle Issadore, Executive Director
116 E. King Street
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-1718
Fax: 610-993-0228


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