NAFSA REGION XII                                                                                     Presenter: Ines DeRom...
NAFSA REGION XII                                                                           Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober...
NAFSA REGION XII                                                            Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012      ...
NAFSA REGION XII                                                          Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012        ...
NAFSA REGION XII       Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012   University of California System                       Ed...
NAFSA REGION XII                                                              Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012    ...
NAFSA REGION XII                                                                                  Presenter: Ines DeRomana...
NAFSA REGION XII                                                                                Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOc...
NAFSA REGION XII                                                                              Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOcto...
NAFSA REGION XII                                                                              Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOcto...
NAFSA REGION XII                                                         Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012         ...
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Supporting student health and safety for study abroad

  1. 1. NAFSA REGION XII Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012 University of California System Education Abroad Program Inés DeRomaña Health, Safety, and Emergency Response ideromana@eap.ucop.edu eap.ucop.edu Gender-Based Violence and Study Abroad  Sexual violence against women ◦ major public health problem ◦ violation of women’s human rights  Multi-country study ◦ 15-70% of women reported experiencing physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner Source: www.who.int/gender/violence/who_multicountry_study/en/ 1
  2. 2. NAFSA REGION XII Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012 University of California System Education Abroad Program  40 - 50 percent of women in EU countries experience unwanted sexual advances, physical contact or other forms of sexual harassment at their workplace Source: www.who.int/gender/violence/who_multicountry_study/en/  1 in 6 women will be a sexual assault survivor  17.7 million women have been survivors of attempted or completed rape  2.78 million men have been survivors of sexual assault or rape  Every 2 minutes someone somewhere in America is sexually violated Source: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/sexual-violence-report-march.pdf  95% of attacks are unreported  3% of college women nationally have experienced rape or attempted rape during the academic year ◦ One rape per day in a campus with 6,000 students  13% of women are stalked during the academic year Source: http://www.aauw.org/act/laf/library/assault_stats.cfm 2
  3. 3. NAFSA REGION XII Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012 University of California System Education Abroad Program  90% of women know the person  75% of the time, offender, survivor, or both were drinking  42% of rape survivors tell no one  5% of rape incidents are reported to the police; 10 times more rapes are reported to crisis lines  42% of rape survivors expect to be raped again Source: http://www.aauw.org/act/laf/library/assault_stats.cfm  71% of rapes are planned in advance  80% of women who are raped try to resist  48.8% of women did not consider what happened to them to be raped  43% of college men conceded to using coercive behavior to have sex ◦ Did not admit that it was rape Source: http://www.aauw.org/act/laf/library/assault_stats.cfm  Physical and Emotional ◦ 40% of rape survivors develop STDs ◦ 80% endure chronic physical or psychological problems over time ◦ 13 times as many rape survivors are more likely to attempt suicide than other crime survivors ◦ 20-50% sexual assault survivors get mental health treatment Source: http://www.aauw.org/act/laf/library/assault_stats.cfm 3
  4. 4. NAFSA REGION XII Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012 University of California System Education Abroad Program  Survivors cannot perform at the same academic levels that they did before the attack  Some students are unable to carry a normal class load, and they miss classes more frequently  Survivors regularly withdraw from courses  Some survivors withdraw from studies Source: http://www.aauw.org/act/laf/library/assault_stats.cfm Study Abroad 4
  5. 5. NAFSA REGION XII Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012 University of California System Education Abroad Program 5
  6. 6. NAFSA REGION XII Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012 University of California System Education Abroad Program  King v. Board of Control of Eastern Michigan University The federal court held Title IX’s sexual discrimination protections apply to American students participating in an American university’s study abroad program  Alcohol  Gamma Hydroxy Butrate (GHB) – Easy lay, Gib, Liquid X ◦ Effects last 3-6 hours Just 2 grams can induce a coma-like sleep where intubation is the only means to wake the user; ½ gram unable to defend against assault ◦ Can be “homegrown” ◦ Odorless and colorless ◦ Urine test detects presence of GHB by-products up to 24 hours after ingestion; experts say that 4-6 hours maximum can yield better results 6
  7. 7. NAFSA REGION XII Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012 University of California System Education Abroad Program  Ketamine – Special K, New Ecstasy ◦ Effects last 1 hour ◦ Urine test detects broken down form 7-14 days after ingestion ◦ May be very difficult to detect in its true form because the body quickly breaks it down  Rohypnol – “Roofies”, drop pill ◦ Tranquilizer-like Valium; 10 times more potent ◦ White pill; looks like an aspirin ◦ Effects can last up to 8-24 hours ◦ Urine test detects the presence up to 60 hours after ingestion; most experts say that 24 hours maximum can yield better results  How are these crimes defined locally?  What are the forensic medical exam procedures?  What medical services are available?  Is there a local crisis center?  Is there a 24-hour hotline students can call? ◦ If not available locally; consider providing hotline in the U.S. Source: Dr. Kegan Allee, University of California, Santa Barbara 7
  8. 8. NAFSA REGION XII Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012 University of California System Education Abroad Program  Create a plan for every program location  Train staff and faculty how to respond  Train students before departure and onsite ◦ Partner with your campus experts  Have a plan and follow it Source: Dr. Kegan Allee, University of California, Santa Barbara  Basic training (partner with campus experts) ◦ Definitions ◦ Myths & facts ◦ Supporting survivors ◦ Reporting obligations ◦ Specific protocols ◦ Who can help the student? Other students? Staff? ◦ Insurance coverage Source: Dr. Kegan Allee, University of California, Santa Barbara 8
  9. 9. NAFSA REGION XII Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012 University of California System Education Abroad Program ‣ Pre-departure and onsite orientations oDefinitions, Myths & Facts oCulturally-specific gender and sexual customs oCulturally-specific safety and security concerns oSpecific information where they can get help oSexual assault policy oSpecific contact information for program responder Source: Dr. Kegan Allee, University of California, Santa Barbara  Feeling more intoxicated than usually  Waking up with lapses in memory, feeling “fuzzy”  Having physical indication of having sex; not remembering the incident  Do not drink beverages you do not open yourself  Do not share or exchange drinks  Do not drink from a punchbowl at a party  Do not leave drink unattended  Keep an eye on your friends; if acting strangely intervene 9
  10. 10. NAFSA REGION XII Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012 University of California System Education Abroad Program  Housing changes  Academic extensions, excused absences, etc.  Opportunity to make calls back home- family, friends, partner, or rape crisis center hotline  Opportunity to return home  Counseling, support group Source: Dr. Kegan Allee, University of California, Santa Barbara ‣ Gender-based violence can cause other program participants to fear for their own safety (be ready for parental calls, know about confidentiality) ‣ Counseling available for other students ‣ Counseling available for staff, especially those directly working with the victim- vicarious trauma  Sexual Harassment And Prevention In College Students Studying Abroad ◦ http://globaled.us/safeti/v1n22000ed_sexual_hara ssment_and_prevention.asp  Adaptation of Peace Corps Document: Rape Response Handbook ◦ http://globaled.us/peacecorps/rape-response- handbook.asp  International Sexual Assault Resources ◦ http://www.rainn.org/get-help/sexual-assault- and-rape-international-resources 10
  11. 11. NAFSA REGION XII Presenter: Ines DeRomanaOctober 24, 2012 University of California System Education Abroad Program  Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network ◦ http://www.rainn.org/  National Sexual Violence Resource Center ◦ http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/fact- sheets/worldwide-sexual-assault-statistics  CDC Sexual Violence ◦ http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviole nce/index.html  As copyright holder of this material, the University of California official, Inés De Romaña, shares this presentation and if any part is used, the authorization to use it is conditioned on the acknowledgement of UC official Inés De Romaña as the author, with copyright belonging to The Regents of the University of California. 11

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