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SCOPE NEWSLETTER

September 10th, 2013

 


 

Conference Deadline Extended!

SCOPE has extended its registration deadline to Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Register today!

 


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!

Schedule

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

Click here for session descriptions

Tuesday, October 1st

8:00am-9:00am
Morning Pre-Conference Registration

9:00am-12:00pm
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)

12:00pm-1:00pm
Afternoon Pre-Conference Registration

1:00pm-4:00pm
Afternoon pre-conferences:

6:00pm-7:00pm
Conference Registration

7:00pm-8:30pm
Keynote

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

8:30pm-9:30pm
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 2nd

8:00am-5:00pm
Sponsor Exhibits

8:00am-9:15am

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)

9:30am-10:30am
Featured session

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

10:45am-12:00pm

Concurrent Sessions Two

  • Engaging Student-Athletes as Prevention Partners (Jennifer Jacobsen, Grinnell College)
  • 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.)

12:00pm-1:00pm
Lunch on Your Own

1:00pm-2:15pm

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 (Mary Madden, 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)

2:30pm-3:30pm
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)

3:30pm-3:45pm
Snack Break

3:45pm-5:00pm

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)

- Continuing the Conversation on Bystander Intervention—Developing “Part II” of Your Bystander Intervention Program (Traci Thomas-Card, University of Minnesota)

- Engaging students. Motivating change. Creating responsible citizens. (Rhonda DiNovo, University of South Carolina)

- Building Relationships on Campus for Survivor Advocacy (Liz Howley, James Madison University)

- Community Collaboration: Partnering with Social Services and Healthcare to Implement a Primary Prevention Program at Local Universities (Allison Taylor, Creighton University and Teresa Holman, Women’s Center for Advancement)

- Changing the Culture: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response in Higher Education (Gillian Cutshaw, Saint Mary’s College of California)

- Acting for Change: Peer Theatre Models (Paige Miller, Lamea “Elle” Shaaban-Magana and Wanda Burton, University of Alabama)


Evening
Optional Theme Dinners

Thursday, October 3rd

8:00am-12:00pm
Sponsor Exhibits

8:00am-9:15am

Concurrent Sessions Five

  • It’s Not Them, It’s You: Building Healthy Relationships with Your Audiences (Gail Stern, Ph.D. and Heather Imrie, Catharsis Productions)
  • LGBT Targeted Violence on Campus (Mary-Jeanne Raleigh, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Pembroke)
  • Engaging Students as Allies: Service Learning & Social Norms Campaign (Michele Manassah and Gary Deleonardis, Lewis University)

9:00am-5:00pm
Optional Training Session

9:30am-10:45am

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)


11:00am-12:00pm
Featured session


Friday, October 4th

9:00am-5:00pm
Post-conference

Printable conference schedule

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

Registration

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 17th, 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.

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Prevention Resources

Tip of the Week


Summary of Pathways to Prevention: Part II

SCOPE acts not as a source for its own prevention framework, but as a convener and resource for integrating effective prevention frameworks developed across the field. Several such frameworks exist, but are not summarized in one place as a primer on effective prevention. SCOPE aims to serve as a synergizing entity for the field of prevention by highlighting and cataloguing the following models for practitioners.

  1. Public Health
  2. Gordon’s Operational
  3. Social-Ecological
  4. Spectrum of Prevention

Part two of a four part series, this week's Tip outlines the Gordon's Operational. Subsequent Tips will speak to the other three approaches. Check back throughout the month of September to learn more about other models.

Spotlight

World Suicide Prevention Day

Take Five to Save Lives

More people in the world die from suicide than from war or murder combined. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and you can make a difference. Suicide is preventable. By taking five minutes to get involved and become informed, you will be part of a worldwide movement to save lives.

Practicing Prevention Tip


September 2013

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

 


Prevention Audits

What We Do

Our goal is to help college and university offices working on prevention efforts to improve productivity, communication and to become more transparent when responding to administrative expectations. We provide a quality audit designed to address best practice industry standards in a solution-focused manner. Each audit is individually crafted and designed with a focus on the individual needs of the prevention office/committee as it fits into the larger campus community.

Who We Are

With years of experience working with public and private institutions with both large and small enrollments, Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., Jane Stapleton, M.A. and Michelle Issadore, M.Ed. bring a wealth of knowledge, theory and practical application to an assessment.

The NCHERM Group’s Prevention Audit is based on its experience and expertise as well as standards established by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (www.cas.edu), American College Health Association (www.acha.org) and now defunct Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention.

Brett A. Sokolow is the founder, president and CEO of The NCHERM Group, a national multidisciplinary risk management consulting and law firm. He is recognized for his national leadership on systems-level solutions for safer schools and campuses. Jane Stapleton is a Co-Director of Prevention Innovations, is a lead developer and evaluator of the Know-Your-PowerTM Bystander Social Marketing Campaign. She is often called upon by campuses to consult on program development, direct services, and evaluation and prevention strategies. Michelle Issadore is the Executive Director of the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE). She works with institutions nationwide on improving prevention efforts and implementing best practices.

We Assess

  • Comparative, normed statistics on the staff:student ratio
  • Scope of practice and training of staff
  • Prevention programming efforts on suicide, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, alcohol and other drugs (AOD), eating disorders, mental health, bystander intervention, hazing, harassment and sexual health
  • Relationship between prevention office(s) and other departments; addressing budgets, scheduling, assessment, strategic planning, messaging, consistency, reinforcement and more
  • Comprehension, acquisition and retention of learning outcomes
    Peer education
  • Alignment of prevention practices with climate survey and focus group results
  • Prevention strategy structure, composition, efficacy, integration and communication
  • Resource needs assessment
  • Mandated legislation compliance, such as the Campus SaVE Act, Clery Act, Title IX and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act
  • Web presence, accessibility and outreach via online resources
    Staff satisfaction, performance concerns and professional development

For more information contact Alisha DiGiandomenico at (610) 644-3387.

 


Announcing SCOPE Co-Sponsored NCHERM Group Online TrainingsNCHERM Group Online Trainings

The NCHERM Group Online Trainings is a new endeavor to provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and universities across the country and around the world.

The NCHERM Group and its affiliated associations, SCOPE, ATIXA and NaBITA, have identified experts from numerous fields to bring you quality online programs that address the most pressing needs in threat assessment, prevention education, sexual assault response, higher education legal issues, administrative best practices and risk management.

Fall 2013 Online Trainings Schedule

November 19, 2013: Managing the Suicidal Student on Campus

December 3, 2013: Seven Things We Can Do To End Hazing

 


Webinars

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.

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News Articles

Inside Higher Ed: Let's talk (differently) about sex

American Psychological Association: One in three U.S. youths report being victims of dating violence

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Everyone plays a role in suicide prevention

SAMHSA: Promoting recovery and independence for older adolescents and young adults who experience serious mental health challenges

 


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

 

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