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Program

Rocky Mountain Campus Safety Summit Schedule
(Times subject to change)

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June 7, 2017
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Registration
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Opening Remarks
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Keynote
3:14 pm – 5:15 pm – 2-part workshops

June 8, 2017
7:30 am – 9:30 am – Registration
8:15 am – 8:30 am – Opening Remarks
8:30 am – 10:00 am – Keynote
10:15 am – 11:15 am – Breakout Session 1
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Breakout Session 2
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Lunch
1:55 pm – 2:55 pm – Breakout Session 3
3:05 pm – 4:05 pm – Breakout Session 4

Presentations:

A Student’s Perspective: Implementing a Campus Climate Survey – Kaiti Dinges, MPS.

New Developments in Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts: Why Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction Matter – Melissa Holtzman, PhD.

Keynotes:

Understanding and Combating Rape Culture – Pamela Jacobs, Board Member, Jana’s Campaign, Inc.
This keynote will examine the pervasiveness of rape culture – including the societal messages and attitudes that normalize and trivialize sexual assault and abuse. We will address the causes and impacts of victim blaming, how so-called “prevention” messages further stigmatize victims, and the importance of true perpetrator accountability. Most importantly, we will examine effective ways to change these messages and norms, transform our response to sexual assault, and ultimately stop these epidemics before they occur.

Deep Dive with Keynote Speaker Gary Margolis – Gary Margolis, CEO and Founder, Social Sentinel
Social media has become the primary communication tool for our students, faculty and staff. It is the most pervasive means of sharing what is important to us, for us and about us. As a result, it also provides a set of challenges for universities and colleges. This presentation explores the impact, challenges and opportunities for harnessing the insights found in social media, and how to do so effectively and respectfully.

2-Part Workshops

Workshop Option 1- Title IX and Clery Compliance:

Part 1: Clery Compliance: How Your Institution Can Avoid the Most Common Clery Fines – Hayley Hanson, Partner, Husch Blackwell
This session will focus on the Clery Annual Security Report. Session participants will be led through a breakdown of Clery geography, the misclassification of crime statistics, and missing policy statements that can weaken a report.
Part 2: A Continuation of Part One. Title IX Compliance – Hayley Hanson, Partner, Husch Blackwell In part two, the workshop will shift focus from Clery Compliance to Title IX Compliance.

Workshop Option 2 – Elemental: An Evidence-Based Sexual Assault Protection Program

Part 1: Elemental: An Evidence-Based Sexual Assault Protection Program – Mellisa Holtzman, Professor of Sociology, Ball State University
Elemental is a sexual assault protection program that combines primary prevention educational programming on assault, consent, party culture, and party safety with physical and verbal risk reduction training. Students learn how to recognize sexual threats early, give and get consent, communicate with partners about sex, and use a variety of self-protection techniques that vary in intensity and level of violence. Published research on Elemental shows that participants experience long-term changes in their attitudes about sexual assault and a 66% reduction in their risk of assault. This interactive session will offer a demonstration of the program.

Part 2: Elemental: An Evidence-Based Sexual Assault Protection Program – Mellisa Holtzman, Professor of Sociology, Ball State University
A continuation of the Elemental program, with demonstration of the program, as well as group
discussion.

Workshop Option 3 – Sex Offender Typology

Part 1: Sex Offender Typology – Jen Brockman, Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center, University of Kansas
Typological classification is a useful method in which groups of individuals can be differentiated and distinguished based on sets of meaningful characteristics. The focus of this session is to review the larger domain of sex offender characteristics and the subsets of offenders within. We will identify the primary differences between sex offender types in terms of motivations for offending, chronicity of offending, relapse rates, victim selection, personality patterns, risk categories, and other pertinent areas. We will also discuss the limitations of such classifications and the impact of technology on sexual crimes.

Part 2: Sex Offender Typology – Jen Brockman, Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center, University of Kansas
A continuation from part one of Sex Offender Typology, as well as group discussion.

Breakout Sessions

Deep Dive with Keynote Speaker Gary Margolis – Gary Margolis, CEO and Founder, Social Sentinel During this “deep dive” with keynote speaker Gary Margolis, participants will have the opportunity to further explore themes discussed in the keynote presentation, as well as ask questions and share best practices.

A Student’s Perspective: Implementing a Campus Climate Survey, Kaiti Dinges, Graduate Student, Fort Hays State University
With colleges having increased responsibility to improve their culture surroundig gender-based violence, specifically addressing instances of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, campus climate surveys can be be implememneted to get a clearer picture of the prevalence of these issues and the exisiting culutre among students, faculty and staff. This presentation will dive into the details of how students can implement the climate survery on your campus.

Ranking Universites via Their Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Efforts – Julie Wenski, Universitiy of Denver; Ally Garcia, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Nicole Cote, Univeristy of Denver; Jenner Streed, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver; Christopher Silva, Housing & Residential Education, University of Denver
University rankings commonly use exam scores, alumni involvement, faculty salaries and other elements to classify universities. We advocate for a system that prioritizes institutions for their educational efforts to prevent, as well as use systems to support survivors of sexual assault. Our presentation will inform on this new ranking system and its possibilities to bring awareness to both incoming and currents students of any university.

Building Bridges beyond Requirements in Interpersonal Violence Education Services – Pikes Peak Community College
Building Bridges is an interactive workshop that will provide participants with a brief overview of an effective coordinated community response to interpersonal violence. It is designed to develop and guide a conversation with participants on current best practices and includes common ways to adapting a community response approach to the needs of the community in which it serves.

Trauma Informed Response for Professionals – Jen Brockman, Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center, University of Kansas
Trauma is a part of all our lives in one form or another. Trauma manifest in a variety of ways as well. This training with address the neurobiological contributors and external manifestations of trauma and provide participates with communication tools for working with those in trauma. This session addresses trauma across the spectrum, is not limited to sexual violence.

Creating a Trauma-Informed Community – Heather Horton, Director, Wellness Resource Center, Colorado College
While ensuring that those associated with campus Title IX processes operate in trauma-informed ways, engaging an entire community in trauma-informed practices helps to promote violence prevention efforts. In this session, participants will learn ways to integrate trauma-informed practices and training into bystander-focused prevention efforts. Intersections of violence prevention work with other anti-oppression work, as well as with mental health promotion and substance abuse prevention work will be highlighted.

New Developments in Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts: Why Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction Matter – Mellisa Holtzman, Professor of Sociology, Ball State University
Most sexual assault prevention efforts focus exclusively on primary prevention programs. Recent research suggests, however, that risk reduction strategies have an equally important role to play in prevention efforts. This interactive, discussion-based session will foster dialogue about the benefits and shortfalls of primary prevention and risk reduction programs, as well as use efficacy data from an empirically-proven sexual assault protection program to illustrate the benefits of combining these programming strategies within a single seminar.

The Scope and Nature of Human Trafficking in the Pikes Peak Region (Part 1)– Craig Simpson, Police Sergeant and Ben Heule, Police Officer, Colorado Springs Police Department
This presentation will discuss Human Trafficking on the global, national, and local scale providing an insight on commercial sex buyers, the sex traffickers, and the victims who fall prey to them. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Creating a B.A.D.A.S.S. Active Bystander Intervention Campaign, Heather Horton, Director,Wellness Resource Center, Colorado College
Making a bystander intervention campaign that resonates with your campus community is a tall order. Building a collaborative, integrated and campus-informed campaign may serve your campus best. This session will utilize the Colorado College B.A.D.A.S.S. (Be Aware, Decide to Act, Say Something) Active Bystander Intervention Campaign as an example of a collaborative model that resonates with students, staff and faculty, is integrated into other campus wellness efforts, and utilizes best practices for bystander-focused prevention efforts. Participants will learn strategies for combining social marketing and educational workshops to extend the reach of their campaigns. Intersections of violence prevention work with other anti-oppression work, as well as with mental health promotion and substance abuse prevention work will be highlighted