Press Release for the ATIXA/SCOPE 2014 Joint National Conference

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Job posting: The NCHERM Group is hiring a Senior Program Coordinator

The NCHERM Group is hiring a Program Coordinator. Click here for the job description and application information.

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SCOPE 2013 Conference QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training highlighted in convention trade publication

The School and College Organization for Prevention Educators offered a special seminar on suicide prevention — so attendees could take that training back to their own communities.

When the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) meets each year for its Annual Conference, its main goal is to help attendees guide, shape, and lead the prevention community — which includes examining alcohol- and drug-abuse and sexual-assault prevention, mental-health awareness, and hazing and bullying behaviors.

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The NCHERM Group Introduces Shortcut for Colleges to Easily Comply with Campus SaVE Act

By now, many in higher education have taken a look at the VAWA Reauthorization section known as the Campus SaVE Act. This act is now law, with enforcement expected to kick in a year from now. Start planning now, because there is a lot to this new law. This amendment changes the Clery Act in ways much more substantive than previous amendments. While amendments before asked administrators to disclose existing policies, they largely did not require the creation of new policies except for the set of amendments contained in the 1992 Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights. Now, those disclosures and rights have been largely eclipsed by the SaVE amendments, which will require the field to develop significant new policy language, much of the content of which is prescribed by the SaVE Act.

Summary of changes

  • New hate crime categories added to the Annual Security Report
  • New hate crimes and definitions added to the Annual Security Report
  • Primary prevention and awareness programs required for all incoming students and new employees
  • Applicable jurisdiction’s definitions for hate crimes and consent required in policy
  • Bystander intervention options required in policy
  • Ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns required
  • Parties entitled to the same opportunities to a support person/advisor at any proceeding or meeting
  • Officials responsible for institutional disciplinary procedures must receive annual training
  • Policy statements to include written explanation of:
    • the rights of victims
    • institutional responsibilities
    • information about confidentiality
    • prevention of retaliation

The NCHERM Group has a shortcut to SaVE you time. They have created template language to satisfy all of the new SaVE Act disclosure requirements (at least as best can be deciphered before regulations are issued). It’s eight pages of model language containing policy and procedure information outlined by Title IX and Campus SaVE. This template is available from The NCHERM Group for $249.

To purchase the SaVE disclosure template, visit the online store or contact Alisha DiGiandomenico at (610) 644-3387. Please note that this template only includes the new ASR required disclosures, not all updates that were made by SaVE, such as those involving hate crimes statistics and hate crime categories.

For additional information, please contact:

Alisha DiGiandomenico
Client Relations

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SCOPE proudly partners with USA Today and Media Planet on violence prevention

SCOPE is proud to be partnered with USA Today and Media Planet to highlight violence prevention. In this article, Michelle N. Issadore, SCOPE Executive Director, explains the importance of primary prevention.

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SCOPE pre-conference presenter, Gentry McCreary, Ph.D. elected to AFA Board of Directors

Congratulations to SCOPE pre-conference presenter, Gentry McCreary, Ph.D. on his election to the Association of Fraternity Sorority Advisors Board of Directors!

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Announcing NCHERM Group Online Trainings

The NCHERM Group Online Trainings is a new endeavor to provide quality, distance learning education and discussion opportunities to colleges and universities across the country and around the world.

The NCHERM Group and its affiliated associations, SCOPE, ATIXA and NaBITA, have identified experts from numerous fields to bring you quality online programs that address the most pressing needs in threat assessment, prevention education, sexual assault response, higher education legal issues, administrative best practices and risk management.

  • Managing the Suicidal Student on Campus
    Co-sponsored by SCOPE and NaBITA
    Click here to register.
    Date and Time: November 19, 2013 1pm ET
    Presenters: Brian Van Brunt. Ed.D. and Josh Gunn, Ph.D.
  • Seven Things We Can Do To End Hazing
    Sponsored by SCOPE
    Click here to register.
    Date and Time: December 3, 2013 1pm ET
    Presenter: Gentry McCreary, Ph.D.

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