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NASPA Launches Gender-Based Violence Online Series


NASPA announced a new series of online courses to help student affairs professionals "understand, comply with, and implement laws and best practices for addressing gender-based violence at their institutions." NASPA has partnered with leaders in the field, including the Clery Center for Security on Campus and the Victim Rights Law Center, to develop and present material through courses such as:

Courses provide a range of information on gender-based violence issues from an introduction to the fundamentals of addressing violence such as sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to in-depth looks at specific prevention methods and the laws that apply to them. Additional courses are in development and will address topics including:

  • Writing a comprehensive policy for gender-based violence on campus;
  • Addressing stalking, cyber-stalking, and domestic/dating violence;
  • Creating comprehensive prevention programs;
  • Developing primary prevention programs for men;
  • Implementing a campus climate survey;
  • Understanding intersections between Title IX, the Clery Act and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); and
  • Constructing and implementing a Title IX investigation process.

NASPA's goal is to empower its members to "to take concepts and tools introduced in the curriculum to their campus and to implement them immediately and independently, without the need for ongoing consultation services." However, if needed, experts from NASPA, the Clery Center, and the Victim Rights Law Center will be available to answer questions.


For more information, or to register, please visit the NASPA website. 

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsors NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. An integral part of NCADD's Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol-Free Weekend that takes place this weekend, April 3-5, to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses and our communities. Campuses wishing to participate may invite students, faculty and staff to abstain from drinking alcohol over the three-day weekend to demonstrate that alcohol isn't necessary to have a good time. NCADD urges participants who find it difficult to go without alcohol during this 72-hour period to contact local NCADD Affiliates or other alcoholism agencies to learn more about alcoholism and its early symptoms. Campuses are encouraged to provide contact information for local resources.


The 2015 theme, "For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction," is designed to draw attention to the need for early education to give youth a better understanding of the impact that alcohol can have on their lives. Andrew Pucher, President and Chief Executive Officer of NCADD, says "underage drinking is a complex issue, one that can only be solved through a sustained and cooperative effort. As a nation, we need to wake up to the reality that for some, alcoholism and addiction develop at a young age and that intervention, treatment, and recovery support are essential for them and their families."


NCADD has put together an Organizer's Guide (PDF) for the 2015 campaign that includes:

  • History, Theme
  • Instructions on Use of Organizer's Guide
  • Sample Proclamation
  • Media Advisory & News Releases
  • :30 Radio PSA Scripts
  • Op-Ed Newspaper Article
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Suggested Grassroots Activities for States, Communities, Schools, Students, Colleges, Media, Religious Organizations and Parents
  • Links to Additional Resources
  • Thoughts on Stigma, by Marty Mann
For more information about NCADD, underage drinking,   NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month and NCADD Alcohol-Free Weekend, visit the NCADD website.


In addition, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, National Health Information Center supports public health education and promotion by maintaining a calendar of National Health Observances on The April 2015 Toolkit - Alcohol Awareness Month (PDF) contains information on the following to help you plan a public health campaign:

  • Get the Word Out
  • Get Involved
  • Share These Resources
  • Tips to Plan a National Health Observance

Margolis Healy 2015 Campus Safety Survey 

Margolis Healy, with input from the National Center for Campus Public Safety, is conducting their 2015 Campus Safety Survey.  This is your opportunity to share what's happening on your campus anonymously! Please take this 10-minute survey today.
Professional Development Opportunities


Title: Men of Color and Community Trauma Prevention: What links sexual and domestic violence efforts to trauma prevention?

Host: PreventConnect and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

Dates: April 9, 2015, 2 PM EST

Location: Online   

Fee: Free
Information and Registration


Title:  The Briefings: A National School Safety Symposium 

Host: The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Koshka Foundation  

Date: April 13, 2015

Location: Manassas, VA

Fee: Registration Fee

Information and Registration 


Title: Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management (MGT-440)

Host: DHS/FEMA-funded course

Fee: Free

Information and Registration 

Locations and Dates:

  • Santa Clara, CA - April 21-23, 2015 
  • Miami Beach, FL - June 2-4, 2015 
  • New Haven, CT - June 23-25, 2015 
Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC)
The UDETC provides community based training programs and training for law enforcement. The UDETC has already obtained approval from many states for various training and if a training is not pre-approved, the UDETC is willing to assist in supplying information that will aid in the approval process. Trainings may be modified to address the specific needs of the host site. If you are interested in attending a training in your local area, you may contact the Program Manager for your state.  
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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