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Interpersonal Violence: Your Response

The Sexual Assault Response Team Training Presentation

Melissa N.

on 21 October 2014

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Eastern's Campus Matrix Partners preso! Harvard Business Review How to lower the cost of enterprise sales? Training Objectives Let's meet the SART! Interpersonal Violence: Your Response to Disclosures Presentation by Starsheemar Byrum, Coordinator
Women’s Center, Intercultural Center
& Sexual Assault Response Team

Prezi by Melissa Nosal, Graphic Designer Identify Interpersonal Violence

Understand protocol for responding to student disclosures

Connect with the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Non-consensual penetration - oral, vaginal, anal. Rape can be perpetrated by men and women, and in same sex relationships. Sexual Assault: Rape: Acquaintance Rape: Definitions Non-consensual sexual contact which includes rape as well as crimes such as incest, sexual harassment, and other unwanted sexual contact. Any forced or coerced sexual activity by someone known to the victim; non-legal term used to reinforce the fact that most victims know their attacker. Partner violence is controlling, coercive, abusive, and/or aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship.

It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination of these. Partner Violence / Domestic Violence: Stalking refers to harassing or threatening behavior that is engaged in repeatedly.
Physical Stalking
Cyber Stalking Stalking: 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of seventeen (Briere & Elliott, 2003).

1 in 4 college women are raped during their college years.

Most survivors of sexual assaults are full-time students. Approximately one-third of them are first year students between 17-19 years old. A Picture of Victims of Sexual Assault An average of 35 incidents of rape or attempted rape per 1,000 students each academic year.

3,016 female students- 84 victims Incidence of Sexual Violence on Campus (Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice and Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence in the United States, 1993-2004. Dec. 2006.) Women ages 16 to 24 are most likely to be abused in a dating relationship.

Approximately 32% of college students are victims of domestic violence.

39-54% of college dating violence victims remain in physically abusive relationships.

Between 1993 and 1999, an intimate partner was responsible for 45% of homicides of women age 20-24. A Picture of Victims of Domestic Violence (Stalking Resource Center National Statistics) Persons aged 18-24 years experience the highest rate of stalking.

3.4 million people over the age of 18 are stalked each year in the United States.
1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men have been stalked in their lifetime.

81% of women are stalked by a current or former intimate partner

31% are sexually assaulted by that partner. A Picture of Victims of Stalking A Picture
of Offenders In a recent study by the National Institute of Justice (2008), survivors of rape knew their attackers as:
Fellow classmates (35.5%)
Friends (34.2%)
Boyfriends or ex-boyfriends (23.7%)
Acquaintance (2.6%) 80-90% of sexual assaults are perpetrated by individuals known to the survivor.

85% of rapes are committed by a person the victim knows. *This training defines "victim" as someone who indicates that s/he has experienced some form of interpersonal violence. Victim's Rights to Report Action to be taken against offender = Reporting Who can report?
University Employees
Self-blame/not reporting based on:
Everyone is going to find out...
I don’t want to ruin their life...
But I was drunk...
It’s not that serious...
I identify as LGBT, no one will understand me... What are we seeing through victim reports? University Employee Responsibility When a student comes to
you, make sure you are:
Informed Responding
Disclosures Do you know what level of confidentiality you can provide to victims? Something to Consider... LIMITED byrums@easternct.edu

Phone: (860) 465-4314

Fax: (860) 465-5722

Location: Student Center
Room 116 Ms. Hazel Gage, Secretary,
Intercultural Center and
Women’s Center

Gage@easternct.edu Don’t blame the survivor. Victim-blaming is one of the most damaging responses to interpersonal violence.

Avoid asking questions that begin with "why."

Do not be judgmental.

Assure them that there are on-campus and off-campus resources.

If the assault was recent, encourage them to seek immediate medical attention.

Be supportive, sensitive and caring. You may be the first person he/she is disclosing this information to. What You Can Do
(Continued) Any University official informed of an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a student is required to file an informational report with the Coordinator of the Women’s Center. Your Report Ask guiding questions
Always share resources
Provide a safe space of support for the student When a Student Discloses Interpersonal Violence: Avoid saying things like “you’ll get over this,” or “you’ll forget all about this someday...”
Don’t go back to your colleagues and tell them what you’ve heard. Follow ECSU policies and procedures as appropriate.
Never say you understand how she/he feels. Everyone’s experience is different.
Do not tell the person to calm down and relax.
Absolutely no lectures! Listen. Don’t jump to conclusions.
Tell the person:
“I can see that you are upset”
“You are not alone”
“You are not to blame”
“Help is available to you”
“After an assault, health & safety comes first”
“This is a serious issue” Responding to Disclosure of Interpersonal Violence: What You Can Do Sexual Assault
Response Team

(SART) Multi-disciplinary team
Provides coordinated response and supportive response to victims
Explains the victim’s options for confidentiality, medical support, counseling, etc. Sexual Assault Response Team Sexual Assault Resource Team Provides ongoing assessment and reviews of the University’s sexual assault policies and procedures
Advises the University on educational programs for interpersonal violence awareness, prevention, and community safety. http://www.easternct.edu/womenscenter/SART/CSAP-members.html Effects of Trauma Undermines students' physical and emotional wellbeing. Starsheemar Byrum
Women's Center
Intercultural Center
Sexual Assault Response Team
Eastern Conn. State University It is our responsibility to...
Reach. Educate. Change. Interpersonal Violence: sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking

Who do I contact if I witness or receive a report of interpersonal violence?

You must report the incident, as soon as possible to at least one of the following offices:
Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator
Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Health Services
University Police A Quick Recap "Your Marble" Sexual assault victims are more likely to suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, to abuse alcohol and drugs, and to contemplate suicide.
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