We’re hosting a free live online training on January 17th at 12pm EST to give athletic departments practical advice on how to comply with the NCAA’s new sexual violence prevention policy in 2018–and you’re invited (register here)!
We’re partnering with Kalimah Johnson, a nationally recognized leader in educating athletes in the areas of sexual violence prevention and healthy relationships, to host a free online training that will give athletic departments practical advice on how to deliver sexual violence prevention education to coaches, student-athletes and administrators in a way that is impactful and complies with the NCAA’s new requirements.
Kalimah Johnson, LMSW, ACSW, LCSW
Founder/Executive Director of SASHA (Sexual Assault Services for Holistic Healing and Awareness) Center in Detroit, Michigan and the lead consultant to the National Basketball Association, the WNBA, the National Hockey League and the National Football League-Detroit Lions.
It’s no secret that sexual violence, harassment and interpersonal conflict have been growing problems on college campuses across the country.
A study published last year by the Department of Justice showed that the rate of forcible sexual offenses increased by 136% between 2001 and 2014—rising from 1.9 per 10,000 students to 4.5 per 10,000 college students.
According to the most recent major studies published by the DOJ, approximately 25% of women were sexually assaulted in college and as many as 50% of college students experienced dating violence.
College men are also affected by sexual violence—and research shows that one in 33 men will be victims of sexual violence during their lifetimes.
In August of last year, the NCAA adopted a new policy on sexual violence prevention education to further address the prevalence of this problem campuses.
The new policy states that, “coaches, college athletes and athletics administrators are required to complete education each year in sexual violence prevention.”
Moreover, the NCAA will now require that, “each university chancellor/president, director of athletics and Title IX coordinator must attest annually that the athletics department is fully knowledgeable about, integrated in, and compliant with institutional policies and processes regarding sexual violence prevention and proper adjudication and resolution of acts of sexual violence.”
NCAA Board of Governors
Many universities already have some form of sexual violence prevention education in place on campus.
The problem is, the types of programs that are in place today aren’t designed to meet the unique needs of an entire athletic department (they’re also not readily accessible without planning and coordination).
What’s more, they’re typically only delivered once to every incoming class of freshmen—and since the NCAA’s new rules now require that sexual violence prevention education be delivered every year to coaches and administrators in addition to student-athletes, campus-wide solutions are no longer sufficient.
We’re holding this live online training and partnering with THE EXPERT in sexual violence prevention education for athletes to give you practical advice on how to prepare your athletic department for the NCAA’s new policy in 2018.
We’ll also be covering our new Sexual Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships for Athletes Curriculum that was developed in cooperation with subject matter experts to specifically address the NCAA’s new policy and help athletic departments comply with these new requirements.
This curriculum is the most comprehensive of its kind–including 13 courses in total which are separated into foundational material, year-specific material and two separate courses for coaches and administrators.We hope you’ll join us on January 17th at 12pm EST for this online training! Click here to learn more and register!