8:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Registration and light breakfast
Registration for the conference is outside the Whittenberg Auditorium on the first floor of the IMU.
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Division of Student Affairs
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Plenary Session #1
Emerging Adult’s Sexual Behaviors and Attitudes in the Digital Age
Justin Garcia, PhD
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Plenary Session #2
Complexities in Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Research Findings Related to Sexual Wantedness, Sexual Consent, and Sexual Perpetration
Zoe Peterson, PhD
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Question and Answer with Keynote Speakers
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Breakout Session 1
3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Breakout Session 2
Beyond Cultural Competency: How Attention to Diverse Populations Can Better Inform Sexual Violence Prevention Efforts
Rory James, MPH
Director, Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion; School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington
Brian Richardson, MS
Assistant Director, Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion; School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington
Cultural competency is “acquiring culturally based knowledge and skills in order to provide care in a culturally congruent manner” (Cartwright & Shingles, 2011). Recognizing sexual violence as a public health issue also means that the efforts of clinicians, prevention educators and professionals, health care professionals and safety specialists must be culturally congruent. In this workshop the facilitators will give a general overview of cultural competency, highlight inclusive practices, and provide scenarios for attendees to deliberate and create a sample culturally aware outreach program. Our focus will be sexual violence prevention efforts geared toward men, sexual and gender minorities, and racial/ethnic populations.
Moving Upstream: Innovative Approaches to Sexual Assault Prevention
Heather Eastman-Mueller, PhD, CSE, CHES, FACHA
Assistant Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health; IU Health Center Faculty; School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington
Cathy A. Wyatt, MS, CTTS, CHWC
Assistant Director, Disease Prevention Programming; IU Health Center Adjunct Instructor; School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington
According to The World Health Organization, “sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence”. As campus and community professionals promote sexual well-being among students, they simultaneously prevent sexual misconduct. This presentation will provide an overview of inclusive, trauma-informed, evidence-based methods to promote sexual health on college and university campuses. Participants will identify events, partnerships, and educational initiatives that foster sex positivity, encourage healthy relationships, and increase self-efficacy, thereby mitigating risk factors for sexual violence perpetration.
Victims and Advocates: Helping Victims Regain Power and Control When They Choose Not to File a Report
Sandra Miles, PhD
Dean of Students; Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus
Coordinator of Leadership and Service; Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus
This workshop will allow a forum for a victim to share her story including the circumstances that led her to decide not to report and the other ways she was able to push through the pain of her circumstances. The second half of the presentation will provide tips for employees on how to have a conversation with a victim who is not sure whether or not they want to file a report; working with faculty/staff who are pressuring students to report; and providing nonjudgmental support to a victim that is adamantly opposed to reporting.