Friday, May 9, 2014

Ideas to Combat Sex Assaults in Colleges and Beyond

The current administration is really pushing colleges to find ways to combat this issue. As educators, part of our job is to provide solutions, so I am curious as to what you all think about how we can truly stop this.

Ironically, there was an article published to today that I want to share with an appropriate title:

“Ideas to Combat Sex Assaults”

“The message from the White House was loud, clear and footnoted last week: Colleges aren’t doing enough to combat sexual assault on campus and dozens may be out of compliance with federal law.”

“But the 23-page report, “Not Alone,” also handed out high praise to three universities that will “lead by example” to pinpoint how colleges can improve their sexual assault knowledge, policies and responses. Researchers at University of New Hampshire, University of Texas at Austin and Johns Hopkins University will build on proven records of sexual assault research and launch studies over the next year to help fulfill the White House’s goals.”

University of New Hampshire

“One of the most important lessons New Hampshire researchers have learned after designing sexual assault education programs is that college students are “at the peak of their narcissism,” said Sharyn J. Potter, an associate professor of sociology and co-director of Prevention Innovations Center.

What can we be doing differently to combat this culture? Share some ideas please.

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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