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  • Today we’re gonna cover what to do when a student shares xxx… also know that these recommendations can be used if someone you work with, a university employee, needs assistance after xxx experience. JNWC provides advocacy for everyone on campus, students, staff, and faculty
  • What is interpersonal violence? Umbrella term: Domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are crimes!The effects of trauma can impact students’ ability to continue with their studies. Training faculty and staff to be aware of the issues affecting students (and each other), along with knowledge of resources available on and off campus, will help keep UNLV healthy and vibrant. Often someone will not say “I was assaulted” or “I’m in a violent relationship”, sometimes it’s more roundabout or a story. We are going to go over what DV, SA, and Stalking look like so you know some of the signs to be able to empathize with a victim/survivor and to be able to prompt someone to seek assistance.
  • Important because: this age group is statistically more at risk for DV, SA, and stalking than any other age group.Federally required to document and share crimes on campus with the campus community, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act.
  • If someone on campus experiences domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, they can make an appointment with a JNWC advocate. Trained victim advocates at the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center are available to help victims/survivors of interpersonal violence find resources and help. We help empower students and staff to make their own choices by providing options and support for their decisions.
  • What do you think of when I say DV?
  • Ask, What could this look like in a student’s life? Who could abuse them? How an abuser may exert power if their partner is a student? (hiding/throwing away books, deleting or throwing away homework, using childcare to keep someone from going to class (and thereby miss tests, etc), hinder someone’s ability to get to class (transportation), fight with them so cannot study before a big test or paper, etc
  • “Domestic Violence Facts,” and the Nevada Network against Domestic violence.
  • “Domestic Violence Facts,” and the Nevada Network against Domestic violence.
  • A: “Number of incidents and victimizations and ratio of victimizations to incidents, by type of crime.” (2010), Table 26. Personal crimes, 2007. Criminal Victimization in the United States, 2007 - Statistical Tables.B: Stalking Resource Center National Statistics
  • What do you think of when I say SA?
  • 80-90% from page 2 of NIJ Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities are Doing About it, 2005.
  • UMC is the only hospital that provides rape kits for free, covered under FCV. RCC or JNWC advocates can meet someone at the hospital to be her/his advocate during this process.
  • page 6 of NIJ Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities are Doing About it, 2005
  • These are crimes as defined by Nevada Revised Statutes and UNLV is committed to a safe, healthy campus
  • Training disclosure 11 29-10

    1. 1. When they come to you: disclosures of interpersonal violenceThis project was supported by Grant No. 2009-WA-AX-0022 awarded by the Office on Violence AgainstWomen, U.S. Department of Justice. Theopinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendationsexpressed in this publication/program/exhibition arethose of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect theviews of the Department of Justice, Office on ViolenceAgainst Women.
    2. 2. This workshop covers:• Review of 3 types of interpersonal violence• Step-by-step guide for what to say• On and off campus resources for survivors of violence and stalking• Statistics on interpersonal violence• Accompanying handbook for you to keep! ▫ Includes Nevada Revised Statues, all contact information for on and off campus resources, statistics, and everything covered here today
    3. 3. Who we are pg. 3• ASERTAV: Advocacy, Support, & Education Response Team Against Violence ▫ A task force of campus and community organizations and local law enforcement ▫ Includes the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center (JNWC), Office for Student Conduct (OSC), Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), campus police, & off campus police
    4. 4. JNWC Victim Advocates • Provide confidential and non-judgmental support for UNLV students, faculty, & staff • For victims, survivors, & secondary victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and/or stalking • We offer support, education, resources, & referrals to on and off campus entities ▫ Victim advocates go through extensive training to assist with reporting, social services, & the court system following experiences of violence.*The staff and advocates of JNWC are notlicensed therapists. Referrals to UNLVCAPS therapists are available from JNWC.
    5. 5. • Research shows most victims of interpersonal violence do not call police.• Instead, they tell peers or someone they trust. ▫ Students are most likely to tell a friend first- this is why we train students, faculty, and staff what to do if someone discloses• JNWC is prepared to help victims & survivors find resources and services (like counseling, medical care, housing assistance, etc). We also explain all the legal options available to them: from reporting to campus and local police to going through the Office of Student Conduct; and then help them through the legal and court system.
    6. 6. Domestic ViolencePg 9
    7. 7. What is domestic violence?• Pattern of assaultive andcoercive behaviors in which anindividual establishes andmaintains power and control overanother with whom he/she has anintimate, romantic, marital orfamily relationship• Abusers often usethreats, intimidation, isolation, violent acts and other behaviors toestablish and maintain power andcontrol. Domestic violence is a crime! NRS 33.018 (see pg 34)
    8. 8. Domestic Violence pg 21• One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. ▫ 85% of domestic violence victims are women. ▫ Women who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.• Of domestic violence incidents involving LGBTQ partners reported to social service and community agencies in 2008, almost a third were 19 to 29 years old ▫ Bisexual, transgender, lesbian, and gay people experience violence in intimate relationships at about the same rates as heterosexuals.
    9. 9. Domestic Violence• Nevada is #1 in the country for domestic violence fatalities.• Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police. ▫ Nationally, only 16% of LGBTQ victims of domestic violence called the police.• A woman returns to her abuser, on average, 7 times before leaving for good.• 36,835 Nevadans received services from domestic violence programs in 2007.
    10. 10. When someone discloses domestic violence 1. Share important messages with the student to avoid blaming: “You are not alone.” “You are not to blame.” “You do not deserve to be treated this way.” “There is help available to you.” “Would you like to call the Women’s Center for you so you can talk to an advocate who can help? 2. Assess their immediate safety: Do you feel safe going home? Are you afraid to go home? Do you have a safety plan? Are there weapons present? Do you need access to a shelter? Can you stay with family or friends? Has the violence increased in frequency and/or severity? Have there been threats of homicide or suicide? Do you want police intervention?
    11. 11. When someone discloses domestic violence3. If they feel unsafe or unsure, suggest the following:Contact a JNWC advocate to help them create a safety plan, apply for atemporary or emergency protection order through Clark County, and help them findhousing alternatives. Jean Nidetch Women’s Center: 702-895-4475Contact the Office of Student Conduct if the abuser is also a student. OSC canguide the student in making sure they feel safe on campus and decide if they want toapply for a No Contact Letter, the campus’ equivalent of a protection order. Office of Student Conduct: 702-895-2308Contact Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) if they want someone totalk to about the violence they’ve experienced. Student Counseling and Psychological Services : 702-895-3627Contact the Student Health Center if in need of medical attention. Student Health Center: 702-895-3770
    12. 12. Co-occurrence• Sexual assault or forced sex occurs in approximately 40-45% of battering relationships a• 81% of women stalked by a current or former intimate partner are also physically assaulted by that partner; 31% are also sexually assaulted by that partner b
    13. 13. Sexual AssaultPg 14
    14. 14. Disclosure of Sexual AssaultWhat is Sexual Assault? What to Say• When someone overpowers “You are not alone.”their victim with the threat of “You are not to blame.”violence or actual violence and “Help is available toengages in sexual activity you.” “The Women’s Center hasagainst that person’s will advocates to help you heal & find resources.”• Considering 80-90% ofvictims know theirassailants, an assailant oftenuses the victim’s trust toisolate, force, threaten, intimi NRS 200.366, NRS 200.364 (pgdate, or pressure him/her. 34)
    15. 15. Resources to GiveRape Crisis Center of Southern Nevada366-1640UNLV Student Counseling & PsychologicalServices (CAPS) 895-3627UNLV Student Health Center 895-3770UNLV Office of Student Conduct 895-2308(if offender is a student)UNLV Jean Nidetch Women’s Center895-4475 (victim advocates)Financial Compensation for Victims of a ViolentCrime (JNWC advocatescan help a victim navigate this process.)LVMPD Sexual Assault Unit 828-3421NLVPD (North Las Vegas) 646-9111HNPD (Henderson area) 267-4727
    16. 16. Sexual Assault Statistics pgs 20-21• 1 in 6 women, and 1 in 33 • One in five women will be men, have experienced an sexually assaulted during attempted or completed rape their college career• 47% of female survivors receiving • For UNLV, this means 840-1400 assistance from the Rape Crisis women will be sexually assaulted Center of Southern Nevada were ▫ Not including those less likely between the ages of 18 and 29 to report: men, transgender (2008). people, gay men and lesbians• Similarly, among those who report to Las Vegas Metro PD, the most frequently victimized women were between 19-29 years old (33.5% of cases reported, 1/08 – 3/10)
    17. 17. StalkingPg 16
    18. 18. Stalking can take many forms • Repeated physical proximity • Nonconsensual communications including electronic forms of communication (e-mails, texting, social networking sites) • Gifting of unwanted items or presents • Verbal or written implied threats that make someone feel unsafe • Any unwanted contact between a stalker and their victim which directly or indirectly communicates a threat or places the victim in fearNRS 200.575 (pg 35)
    19. 19. Stalking protection pg 22 What to say: • Off campus resources ▫ Las Vegas Regional Justice “This is a serious issue.” Center (702) 671-3165 “I believe you.” “Help is available to you.” ▫ What is a stalking order? “You are not to blame.” ▫ Order the adverse party to stay “Women’s Center advocates can help away from the you.” home, school, business, or place of employment of the victim and• On campus resources any other location specifically named by the court. ▫ Campus Police 895-3668 ▫ Order the adverse party to refrain ▫ Office of Student Conduct 895-2308 from ▫ OSC can draw up a “No Contact contacting, intimidating, threaten Letter” ing or otherwise interfering with the victim and any other ▫ Jean Nidetch Women’s Center person, including a member of 895-4475 the family or the household of the victim, specifically named by the court.
    20. 20. Stalking statistics pg 20-21• 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men have been stalked in their lifetime• People aged 18-24 years experience the highest rate of stalking ▫ Around 10% of college women are stalked ▫ Only 30% of female students are stalked only off campus– the remaining victims are stalked either only on campus or both on and off campus
    21. 21. Interpersonal violence can happen to anyone• Lesbian and gay relationships• Transgender students, students questioning their gender identity• Men, often by other men Be aware & sensitive of language! Words matter.
    22. 22. • Encourage the student to seekassistance via the Jean NidetchWomen’s Center advocates or theOffice of Student Conduct • Encourage self-care: Counseling & Psychological Services or medical assistance• Encourage official reporting to thelocal police, campus police, and/orthe Office of Student Conduct (if theoffender is also a student)
    23. 23. • Remember, it’s often scary anddifficult to disclose.• We don’t expect you to be a counselornor is that what is needed.• What is needed is for students to getreferred to the people and places thatcan directly help them.• Remember, not your place to try tofigure out what happened, what’s trueor not.