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SCOPE NEWSLETTER

September 24th, 2013

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Prevention Resources

Tip of the Week


Summary of Pathways to Prevention: Part IV

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

The final installation of a four part series, this week's Tip outlines the the spectrum of prevention model. Previous Tips outlined the other three approaches. Visit the SCOPE Newsletter Archives to read past Tips and newsletters for resources and ideas on prevention education.

Spotlight

StopBullying.gov

A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

 

Practicing Prevention Column


September 2013

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

 


Introducing The NCHERM Group Model Code Project: A Developmental Framework for a Code of Student Conduct

The NCHERM Group Model Code Project

Six higher education law and policy experts havecollaborated to offer a new model code of student conduct to the field. You can access the free model with this link, and we also invite you to contribute to our open-source code Wiki project, which allows the entire field to contribute to, critique and strengthen this model. Access the Wiki here. You'll find this model is a substantial departure from previous model codes, while it also builds on their significant foundations. We hope you will find our model useful in your future code revision efforts. The NCHERM Group continues to offer custom code writing and revision services if you prefer our expertise in tailoring our templates to your unique campus culture. Variations on the model code for private colleges and community colleges are also available. Please contact The NCHERM Group for details.

 


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: Managing the Suicidal Student on Campus

December 3: Seven Things We Can Do To End Hazing

Click here to view the full Fall 2013 Online Trainings Schedule.
Click here to read the official press release.

 


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

Salon: What drives women to drink?

Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative: News

VAWAnet.org: Special collection: Preventing and responding to domestic violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) communities

National Sexual Violence Resource Center: How to support healthy, happy young people

 


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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