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Coordinated Community Response Team Updates

October 26, 2018

The U of I Coordinated Community Response Team (UI-CCRT) — a group of U of I and Moscow community members dedicated to preventing, responding to and educating our university community on gender-based violence — has been developing programs, conducting trainings and workshops and engaging students, staff and faculty to fulfill the goals of the Women’s Center’s grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

These efforts are intended to reduce incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking and to improve victim services for all individuals. Through the OVW grant, UI-CCRT is leading a number of initiatives to improve the response to gender-based violence on campus. Trainings and programs this semester have included:

  • In October, the Women’s Center partnered with the U of I Office of Civil Rights and Investigations and the Violence Prevention Programs office to offer in-person trainings to all faculty and staff in the College of Education at U of I Coeur d’Alene, including a full three-hour Green Dot bystander intervention training and a workshop on Handling Disclosures from Students. The Women’s Center also collaborated with the Violence Prevention Program Office and the International Programs Office to offer a sexual violence prevention training specifically tailored to international students.
  • The OVW Mobilizing Men subcommittee hosted a Fireside Chat on Monday, Oct. 22, where they discussed models of masculinity with 27 U of I students and 13 staff members. Participants further discussed expressing positive masculinity with intention through interactions with women and other men.
  • Directors of the Equity and Diversity Unit offices met with Chief James Fry of the Moscow Police Department to discuss strategies for better serving diverse populations on campus, including the development of trainings on gender bias and implicit bias for MPD, the Latah County Sheriff’s Office, and university security personnel.

What’s Happening:

  • U of I Boise faculty, staff and students will receive Handling Disclosures and Green Dot training Nov. 28.
  • Our OVW Student Advisory Council has been providing valuable feedback on our efforts and suggestions for future initiatives. Their feedback is helping to inform Year 3 grant goals for many subcommittees.
  • The Violence Prevention Programs office has scheduled a Green Dot bystander training for students on Sunday, Nov. 4.
  • F-Word Live! (a spoken word event and fundraiser for anti-violence campus initiatives) is coming. The event will take place in the Vandal Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2.
  • The Whitman County S.T.O.P. training on “Lethality Assessment for Domestic Violence Victim, Intervention, and Service Enhancement” is right around the corner. Register at http://bit.ly/STOPtraining2018 to attend from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 7.

What Can You Do:

  • Share the information from this update with others in your area. We want to get the word out.
  • Encourage colleagues and students to participate in F-Word Live! and mark your calendar to attend at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center.
  • Encourage students to sign up for the Green Dot training on Nov. 4. To sign up, students should email Emilie McLarnan at mclarnan@uidaho.edu
  • Attend the annual S.T.O.P. training from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Gladish Community Center in Pullman.
  • Keep an eye out for upcoming Green Dot trainings for staff and faculty. One-hour overviews and three-hour full trainings are available throughout the academic year.

Read more about the Office on Violence Against Women Campus Grant Project.

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