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SCOPE MEMBER NEWSLETTER

March 12th, 2013

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SCOPE Co-Sponsors Campus SaVE Act Rapid Response Webinar

After years of legislative wrangling, Congress reauthorized a robust, expanded and much strengthened version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in late February. Included in the VAWA Reauthorization legislation is the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act), whose Section 304 substantially amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to impose SEVENTY (70) new provisions, disclosures and procedural protections. Is your campus ready? Join SCOPE and its partnering organizations, ATIXA & The NCHERM Group, LLC, on April 2nd, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm EST for Getting to Know the Campus SaVE Act – A Webinar on the VAWA Reauthorization. All SCOPE members receive a 15% discounted registration rate. Click here to learn more.

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SCOPE Resource Spotlight

SCOPE is excited to share the March 2013 Reflection & Practicing Prevention Tip authored by its Visiting Scholar, Dr. Jason Laker. For more Resources authored by Dr. Laker, please visit SCOPE Visiting Scholar.

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SCOPE Tip of the Week

Understanding Suicide

Suicide isn’t a new concept. The idea of ending one’s life has been around for a long time. There are many reasons why college students consider suicide. In this brief article, I will set out to cover a few of them.

Depression can be like a stifling, all-encompassing blanket settling over a person. It prevents them from seeing the world clearly – like Sylvia Plath’s character Esther in The Bell Jar. The world inside the bell jar is stagnant and full of haze; from this vantage point a person with depression sees the world through this filter. It is a place from which they feel disconnected. They are often acutely aware of this disconnection, but powerless to do something to change it.

For more on understanding suicide, please view our full Tip of the Week here.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 12th from 12:00-1:30pm EST

SCOPE Spring Webinar Series

Bystander Intervention as One Component of an Overall Initiative: Creating Coordinated and Synergistic Prevention Efforts

Presented by Linda Langford, Sc.D., Independent Consultant

Tuesday, April 2nd from 1:00-3:00pm EST

A SCOPE Co-Sponsored Rapid Response Webinar

Getting to Know the Campus SaVE Act – A Webinar on the VAWA Reauthorization

October 1st - 4th, 2013
The 3rd Annual National Conference

The Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL

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Relevant News Articles

United Nations - Post-2015 Development Agenda Must Challenge ‘Narrow’

Millennium Goals, Place Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment at Its Core

The Center for Public Integrity - Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act headed for President's signature

Boston Globe - President signs expanded domestic violence legislation

The Washington Informer - No One Should Have to Live in Fear of Violence

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