The Jean Nidetch Women’s Center• The only on campus resource for referrals to community organizations• Four on-staff, certified victim advocates• Members of ASERTAV task force• Oversee all violence prevention programming on campus• Provides yearly peer education training (PAAVE) on domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
P.A.A.V.E• Peers Advocating for Anti-Violence Education• Formerly known as SAFE Team• Began in 2002• Volunteers complete an 18-hour training on domestic violence and sexual assault
What do PAAVE volunteers learn?• Since January 2009 training included an entire session on cultural competency• Members of the Anti-Violence Community such as NCASV, RCC, FACT, Safe House, and JNWC/UNLV present information on specialized topics including: Power and Control, Submission vs. Consent, Media Literacy, Rape Culture, Pornography, Sexuality, Sexual Assault, The Role of Alcohol & Rape Drugs, Masculinity and Violence, Male Victims & Marginalized Communities, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Effects on Victims, Stalking and Cyberstalking, and Sexual Harrassment
Presentation Topics• 1. Rape Culture, Gender and the Media: The focus of this presentation is to give a larger social context to the epidemic of violence and sexual assault. It uses media outlets, primarily in popular culture, to analyze the connection between gender roles in the media and violence.• 2. Drug Facilitated Rape: This provides an overview of drug facilitated rape by providing examples of the multiple forms of drugs used in rape cases. It also includes statistical information from LV Metro and The Rape Crisis Center of Southern Nevada.• 3. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Facts and Resources: This is a straight forward, lecture formatted presentation that includes state and federal definitions of battering, domestic violence, sexual assault and rape and provides an overview of campus and community resources.
Presentation Topics• 4. Understanding "No": The presentation is interactive and gives scenarios in which the audience will judge whether the sexual act was consensual or by force. Also discusses dating violence & healthy relationships.• 5. Same Sex Violence: This presentation goes over the lack of adequate resources available to LGBT victims of violence and also addresses misconceptions about violence in the LGBT community.• 6. “Why do they stay?”: This is an interactive game formatted presentation and is best suited for groups of no more than 15. The “game” places participants in the real-life choices of victims of violence, highlighting limited access to resources and funds, with the ultimate goal of addressing the victim-blaming stigmatized question of, “Why do they stay? Why don’t they just leave?”
P.A.A.V.E. Spring 2011• 11 presentations• Spoke to classes and at Greek Leadership Day• Reached 456 students• 34 total volunteer hours• During summer orientations, 1692 students were reached with resource information.
Statistics• Nevada is 4th in the nation for Sexual Assault, and 1st for Death as a result of Domestic Violence• 25% of women and 7% of men will be victims of domestic violence or partner rape.• Six months following an experience of domestic violence, 32% of battered victims are victimized again
Statistics• Yearly, 3.3 million children are exposed to interfamily violence against their mothers or female caretakers• Only about 42% of rapes/sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement in 2007• 1 out of 6 Americans have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime• About 3% of men (2.78 million) have experienced an attempted or completed rape against them
UNLV Police Services Reports of Forcible Sex Offenses on Campus 2005 - 4 2006 - 0 2007 - 3 2008 – 2 2009 – 1 2010 – 1*Often times these crimes occur and are reported outside of the jurisdiction of UNLV.
Effects on Victims• Can be short or long term – Cutting/ self-mutilation, eating disorders – Depression – Alcohol and substance abuse – Re-entrance into a violent relationship – Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Academic Career affected or halted
Questions? Comments? Scheduling?• Call the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center at http://womenscenter.unlv.edu firstname.lastname@example.org 702.895.4475• Christina Hernandez, 702.895.0689 Karoline Khamis, 702.895.0605 Treasure Watanabe, 702.895.4475 Crystal Jackson, 702.895.0343
Roles in Non-profit work• Rape Crisis Center – Advocate at Court and Hospital – Track offender charges, pleas, judges’ decisions• Family and Child Treatment – SAP for Children w/ disabilities – Donna’s House Central• JNWC – P.A.A.V.E. 2009 - 2011 – C.A.R.E. Line Summer 2011