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The Weekly Snapshot                            
Your source for the latest tips, information, and current campus safety resources from the NCCPS.                       

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Updated Weekly Snapshot Directory 
The NCCPS strives to improve and expand services to those who are charged with creating and maintaining safe and secure environments on college and university campuses nationwide. Each week, we disseminate the  Weekly Snapshot publication you're reading now that features pertinent campus safety, law enforcement, and emergency management information and resources on a variety of topics. In the  Weekly Snapshot, we also share details on nationally recognized observances, newly released legislative updates and federal intelligence bulletins, as well as professional development opportunities. 
Links to our previously distributed Weekly Snapshot articles have been compiled into one document, the  Weekly Snapshot Directory, that is arranged by date and includes article titles, links, and summaries. Users can easily search for and access specific information on topics such as emergency preparedness and response, sexual and gender violence, the Clery Act and Title IX, travel and study abroad, active threat, and mental health. This Directory will be updated monthly. 
To request additional information on any topic, please don't hesitate to contact us. You may also connect with us on  TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn for up-to-date information and access to important resources.

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Free Webinar: Applying the Best Available Research Evidence to Build Comprehensive Strategies for Sexual Violence Prevention

Eliminating sexual violence on college campuses and their communities requires a comprehensive approach to primary prevention based on the best available research evidence. Join us on  Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:00PM ET to discuss the latest research on sexual violence with  Kathleen C. Basile, PhD, a Lead Behavioral Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a subject matter expert for sexual violence definitions, research, evidence-based prevention strategies, and surveillance. 
During this webinar, Kathleen will provide an overview of the latest knowledge related to sexual violence, including risk and protective factors, evidence-based strategies, and the need for comprehensive, multi-level approaches that address the complexities of this problem.  Register by Friday, August 12, 2016 to reserve one of the limited spaces available. One person may register on behalf of a group; these webinars are ideal for multiple participants from one institution or organization.

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CDC Issues U.S. Zika Travel Warning 

On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the first   Zika travel warning in the U.S. A neighborhood in Miami, Wynwood, has been identified as an area where mosquitos are spreading Zika with 10 new cases identified, bringing the total to 14. According to CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, the new cases were found and confirmed after door-to-door surveys of 200 people in homes and businesses, followed by urine and blood samples that tested positive for the virus or an antibody.
This CDC warning is historic as this is the first time the CDC has warned people not to travel to a U.S. neighborhood for fear of catching an infectious disease. The guidance issued by the CDC is for people who live in or have traveled to the 150 sq. meter area anytime after June 15, 2016. The warning timeline is based on the earliest time symptoms can start and the maximum two-week incubation period for Zika virus. The groups at greatest risk are pregnant women and their partners as well as couples thinking about becoming pregnant. Information for each specific group, including schools, can be found on the CDC website.
Zika has been reported in each state in the U.S. to date except Idaho, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Alaska. However, Florida is the first state to have cases reported that were caused by local transmission. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is aware of the importance of sharing information and resources "to guard against viruses spread by mosquitoes such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus disease (Zika)" with educators, school leaders, and school-based health staff. In a letter sent in late July, Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. shared the CDC's Zika communication toolkit, which includes a version that has been specially developed for colleges and universities. A variety of fact sheets, doorhangers, and infographics are available to institutions of higher education in multiple languages. Sharing these resources across campuses, with community and student group partners both on- and off-campus, and launching education campaigns will help strengthen campus communities' understanding of Zika and how to protect against it.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Title:  Webinar: Addressing Campus Safety for the LGBTQ Community
Hosted by:  Clery Center for Security On Campus
Date:  August 16, 2016 at 1:00PM ET
Location:  Online
Fee:  Free for members, fee for non-members 
Title:  Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Training
Hosted by:  Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP)
Dates: August 16-19, 2016
Location: Duluth, MN
Fee: Registration fee

Title: Women's Leadership Institute (WLI)
Hosted by: The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Dates: November 13-18, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Fee: Registration fee

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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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