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Learn About Our Prevention Efforts

Join us in working to educate and spread awareness around forms of interpersonal and gender-based violence, to prevent the occurrence of violence on our campus or impacting our community, and to support and advocate for survivors of violence.

Prevention Education Network Charge

The Prevention Education Network (PEN) is a committee designed to enhance the college's prevention education by creating a network of professional staff, faculty, student organizations, and community partners who are invested in empowering the community through education and co-curricular programming. 

PEN's charge is to:

  • Create and maintain a network of organizations and offices implementing crime, interpersonal and sexual violence prevention education on campus
  • Facilitate regularly scheduled campus-wide training opportunities to enhance knowledge of interpersonal violence
  • Provide skill development opportunities on how to respond as a prosocial bystander and provide support to individuals that have been impacted by interpersonal violence
  • Provide prevention education on domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual violence
  • Empower individuals with a sense of purpose and responsibility to co-create a safer community
  • Discuss the intersection of substance use, interpersonal violence, and consent
  • Identify any gaps in campus programming initiatives and make recommendations to appropriate offices and/or organizations to implement needed programming
  • Develop and implement at least one campus-wide initiative each semester (i.e., Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month)

COMMERCIAL BREAK PROGRAMMING

Before you cancel that class or meeting, consider inviting PEN to offer a workshop.

THIS WORKSHOP OFFERS INDIVIDUALS A CHANCE TO REVIEW WHAT AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT MEANS AND LOOKS LIKE IN REAL TIME.

It can be offered in 60 or 90 minutes

THESE WORKSHOPS CAN BE OFFERED IN 60 MINUTES

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU 
A FILM THAT SHOWS HOW THREE POWERFUL LITTLE WORDS, MEANT TO EXPRESS CARE, CAN BE USED AS A TOOL FOR MANIPULATION AND CONTROL.

BEHIND THE POST
PICTURE PERFECT POSTS CAN HIDE AN UGLY TRUTH. THESE 10 SHORT FILMS TELL THE REAL STORY BEHIND SEEMINGLY BLISSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS.

LOVE LABYRINTH
WHEN YOU’RE IN AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP, IT CAN BE HARD TO FIND A WAY OUT. SEE HOW GASLIGHTING AND INTIMIDATION TACTICS CAN TRAP A PERSON IN A WEB OF CONFUSION AND LOW SELF-ESTEEM.

COUPLETS
THIS SERIES OF EIGHT SHORT VIDEOS HIGHLIGHT THE FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS IN A LIGHT AND ACCESSIBLE WAY.

HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED SOMETHING HAPPEN AND THEN WONDERED…COULD I HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING?

  • BYSTANDER INTERVENTION
    THIS WORKSHOP WILL IDENTIFY WAYS TO INTERVENE SAFELY WHEN YOU NOTICE A RISKY SITUATION. 

    This program can be delivered in the style of a brief Ted Talk or full 50 minute session.

  • INTERVENE
    THIS WORKSHOP PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO VIEW THE "INTERVENE" BYSTANDER CAMPAIGN VIDEO WITH OTHERS AND ENGAGE IN A FACILITATED CONVERSATION TO REFLECT UPON THE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS THAT INFLUENCE THE PROCESS OF INTERVENING AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR WITH ASSISTANCE.

    This program can be offered in 50 or 90 minutes. 

  • BRINGING IN THE BYSTANDER
    A PREVENTION PROGRAM THAT HIGHLIGHTS EVERYONE'S ROLE IN ENDING SEXUAL VIOLENCE. DESIGNED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, THIS PROGRAM IS A GATEWAY FOR STUDENTS TO BECOME PEER FACILITATORS. BRINGING IN THE BYSTANDER IS BROUGHT TO ITHACA COLLEGE IN COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY, THE LOCAL ADVOCACY CENTER OF TOMPKINS COUNTY, AND THE TITLE IX OFFICE. 

    This program can be offered in 90 minutes. 

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT TITLE IX? DO YOU THINK YOUR STUDENTS COULD BENEFIT FROM A REFRESHER COURSE? OUR OFFICE WOULD BE HAPPY TO OFFER A BRIEF OVERVIEW, WE WILL COVER:

  • WHAT IS TITLE IX

  • HOW TO MAKE REPORT

  • HOW TO ACCESS SUPPORTIVE RESOURCES 

THIS PROGRAM CAN BE OFFERED IN 30 MINUTES

Committee Membership

Leonardo WiseTitle IX Investigator & Prevention Specialist | Co-Chair

Elyse NepaAssistant Director of the Clery Act & Prevention Education | Co-Chair

Samantha ElebiaryDirector, BOLD Scholars Program

Erienne Roberts, Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA)

Naiara Bezerra-Gastesi, Liaison/Campus Educator, Tompkins County Advocacy Center

Linda KoenigDirector for Title IX Compliance & Title IX Coordinator 

Grace Dosdall, Fellow, LGBT Education, Outreach and Services

Natasha Bharj, Assistant Professor, Psychology / Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Michelle GoodeProgram Director, Center for Health Promotion

Lindsay Sayer, Student Representative