NSV Highlight on: Campus Climate Survey: Best Practices

by Sean Hedden On October 14, 2016, Principal Deputy Director Bea Hanson, Ph.D., of the DOJ’s Office of Violence Against Women released a statement offering best practices to conduct campus climate surveys measuring the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses. There is also a link to a Student Action Packet for student leaders who… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Campus Climate Survey: Best Practices

Correcting the Messaging Behind Prevention Tips

by Melissa Bonnici The purpose of this blog is to discuss the tips that we give others to prevent sexual assault. The phrase “Sexual Violence Prevention” often evokes a set of tips, often told to women and girls. These tips include but are not limited to: Don’t walk alone, especially after dark. Carry pepperspray or… Continue reading Correcting the Messaging Behind Prevention Tips

Changing Disclosures to Prevent Sexual Violence

by Melissa Bonnici Violence is often imagined as a dichotomous experience, with the perpetrator on one end and the victim on the other. However, violence is more complex than that. Responses to violence on an individual and societal level can facilitate violence or create environments in which violence is acceptable or even encouraged. I know… Continue reading Changing Disclosures to Prevent Sexual Violence