Prevention Program Tracking Form

Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Campus SaVE Act, Universities are required to provide primary prevention and awareness programs for new students and employees, as well as ongoing prevention and awareness programs. The purpose of this form is to create a centralized database to collect and keep track of all sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking prevention, education, and awareness initiatives on campus. This includes, but is not limited to educational programs, events, lectures, awareness campaigns, and trainings on campus relevant to these topics.

This form should be filled out by members of any other University employee or student who would like to make a record of a prevention program hosted by their organization. Please enter one program entry per form. If your organization has sponsored multiple events, please fill out a separate form for each program. However, if your organization has sponsored multiples of the same program in question (e.g. a biweekly support group), one entry will suffice (just be sure to include the total reach and all relevant dates). If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer McCary at mccary@bgsu.edu.

Primary prevention includes programming, initiatives, and strategies that are sustained over time and focus on increasing understanding of topics relevant to and skills for addressing dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. For tracking purposes, primary prevention programs refers to programs intended to educate first-year and incoming students.(e.g. Haven, "Not In Our Town" skits that happen on a regular basis such as during SOAR or welcome weekend, It’s On Us”)

Ongoing prevention means programming, initiatives, and strategies (preferably informed by research or assessed for value, effectiveness, or outcome) that are intended to stop dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking before they occur through the promotion of positive and healthy behaviors that foster healthy, mutually respectful relationships and sexuality, encourage safe bystander intervention, and seek to change behavior and social norms in healthy and safe directions.(e.g. Support Groups, lecture about dating violence, etc.)

Bystander programs encourage emphasis on safe and positive options that may be carried out by an individual or individuals to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Bystander intervention includes recognizing situations of potential harm, understanding institutional structures and cultural conditions that facilitate violence, overcoming barriers to intervening, identifying safe and effective intervention options, and taking action to intervene. (e.g. bystander intervention programs offered through the Wellness Connect, the Assistant VP for Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator, Counseling Center programs, etc.)



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