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ERIC Number: ED537636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Sexual Violence and Alcohol and Other Drug Use on Campus. Infofacts/Resources
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention
This "Infofacts/Resources" describes the scope of the problem of sexual assault on campus, perpetrator characteristics and situational circumstances that may make assaults more likely to happen, and the role alcohol and other drugs, including rape-facilitating drugs, play in sexual assault. This publication also provides an overview of sexual harassment and a sidebar on stalking on campus. While these are complex problems, campuses fortunately can take positive steps to address these issues. This publication outlines a set of principles and processes that institutions of higher education can implement to prevent and mitigate sexual violence on campus. These include: (1) Conducting education programs that convey accurate information, challenge unhealthy beliefs and attitudes, teach skills, and encourage students to form healthy behavioral intentions; (2) Creating systems for investigating and addressing complaints of prohibited behaviors; creating and disseminating materials explaining to students, parents, and employees how to use the complaint procedures; (3) Creating and enforcing policies and laws that convey a clear institutional stance against violence; (4) Reducing vulnerability to victimization; and (5) Implementing comprehensive alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention programs, including individual and environmental strategies, and ensuring they are integrated with violence prevention efforts. (Contains 7 resources.)
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention. EDC, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 800-676-1730; Fax: 617-928-1537; e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org; Web site: http://www.edc.org/projects/higher_education_center_alcohol_drug_abuse_and_violence_prevention
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (ED)
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention (ED)
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