Online Program

Campus sexual vIolence prevention: An overview of pportunities and challenges in policy and programs

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

David S. Lee, MPH, Prevention Services, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Sacramento, CA
The issue of sexual violence on college campuses has draw significant national attention recently. With the establishment of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault in January 2014 and the subsequent release of its first report in April 2014, many public health practitioners, sexual violence prevention practitioners, college administators and student activists are dedicating attention toward new policies and prevention activities in order to reduce the incidence of sexual asault on college campuses. 

In 2014, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s (CALCASA) national project PreventConnect conducted a scan specific to prevention efforts on college campuses. The scan represents a summary of CALCASA's experience working with hundreds of college campuses as a training and technical assistance provider to the national Department of Justice Campus Program since 1999, participating in the Department of Education’s VAWA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, developing the 2004 California Campus Blueprint to Address Sexual Assault, working with student leaders to convene the 2014 Student Summit on Sexual Assault, PreventConnect's ten years of experience as a national online community of prevention practitioners, and from key informant interviews with national training and technical assistance providers and college campuses. CALCASA will be participating in CDC's Think Tank on Campsu Sexual Assault Prevention scheduled for May 2014 to help develop prevention. recommendations.

The scan identifies trends in current sexual violence prevention efforts on campuses; policies, mandates and regulations that impact sexual violence prevention on college campuses; and  indentifies challenges and opportunities in designing, implementing and evaluating sexual violence prevention strategies.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe key opportunities and challenges in developing, implementing and evaluating sexual violence prevention efforts on college campuses Identify key resources to support the development, implementation and evaluation of sexual violence prevention efforts on college campuses Describe next step to support sexual violence prevention efforts on their college campuses or in their community

Keyword(s): Sexual Assault, College Students

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: David Lee is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and manages the national online PreventConnect project where he reviews sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention efforts
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.