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National Stalking Awareness Month

January has been declared National Stalking Awareness Month ( 2015 Presidential Proclamation). Stalking is a widespread issue that affects men, women, and children, and can occur anywhere, including within college and university communities. While stalking laws vary from state to state, certain elements remain the same. Stalking is not a one-time act, but typically defined as a pattern of behavior that would cause a reasonable person to fear bodily injury or death for himself/herself or a family member. Only half of stalking incidents are actually reported to the police, so it is important to promote awareness and intervention, as well as offer resources to those who may be experiencing or have experienced the dangers of stalking. Please visit our website, where we have compiled several stalking-related resources.
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SAMHSA Releases Paper on Trauma-Informed Approach 
 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released "SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach." This paper addresses key concepts identified by national experts, the general public during a public comment period, federal agencies that conduct work in the field of trauma, and other SAMHSA grant-funded experts. These concepts include:
  • What do we mean by trauma?
  • What do we mean by a trauma-informed approach?
  • What are the key principles of a trauma-informed approach?
  • What is the suggested guidance for implementing a trauma-informed approach?
  • How do we understand trauma in the context of community?

As SAMHSA notes in the introduction, "Trauma is a widespread, harmful and costly public health problem...Trauma has no boundaries with regard to age, gender, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, geography or sexual orientation."

 

SAMHSA intends for this paper to serve as a framework to federal partners and

their state and local system counterparts and to practitioners, researchers, and trauma survivors, families and communities. It is their hope that this framework will create dialogue between the many existing service systems and stakeholder groups to better understand trauma, the connection to behavioral health issues, and how these same groups can advocate for and deliver trauma-informed services.
Professional Development Opportunities

 

Title: Stalking on Campus  

Host: Stalking Resource Center and The Clery Center for Security on Campus     

Dates: Archived Webinar   

Location: Online  

Fee: Free
Information and Registration

Title: Association for Student Conduct Administration Annual Conference (ASCA)  

Host: ASCA  

Dates: February 4-7, 2015   

Location: St. Pete Beach, FL   

Fee: Registration Fee
Information and Registration

Title: 2015 National Conference on Bullying   

Host: School Safety Advocacy Council
Supported By: Florida Association of School Administrators and the Florida Association of School Resource Officers   

Dates: February 25-27, 2015   

Location: Orlando, FL    

Fee: Registration Fee
Information and Registration
This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.
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