Addressing Domestic Violence on the College Campus
Domestic violence doesn’t just “stay at home”. Victims of domestic violence are often stalked, harassed and assaulted both on campus and at work. Statistics indicate college-aged women 16-24 experience the highest rate of partner violence in the country.1 Almost a third (25%) of college males reported physically assaulting a dating partner in the past 12 months.2 And 53% of college students have experienced at least one incident of dating violence.3
On Thursday, September 22, we held a free webinar that explored how to best intervene with victims of domestic violence to help ensure safety for victims, co-workers and school personnel.
As a result of this webinar participants learned:
- How best to encourage and respond to reporting.
- How to work with victims to develop safety plans and connect with outside resources.
- Best practice interventions in response to violations of active restraining and protective orders.
Who should attend?
This webinar will provide crucial information to university and college counselors, faculty and administrators who are interested in getting a better understanding of domestic violence and learning what they can do about this issue on their own campus.
For those who were unable to attend, below is a recording of the webinar.
About the Speaker
Jean Haertl is the founder and President of Safety and Respect At Work, a consulting organization providing domestic violence, bullying and discriminatory harassment prevention training, policy development and investigations services across the country. Jean brings over 24 years of experience in working with violent offenders, victims of discriminatory harassment, domestic violence and workplace violence. Previous accomplishments include:
- Served as Director of Workplace and Domestic Violence Prevention for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a position she established in 2001 and held for nine years.
- Worked with the Governor’s Office to draft the Executive Order on Domestic Violence signed by Governor Paul Cellucci in 1997, the Workplace Violence Executive Order for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, signed by Governor Swift in 2001, and the Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Executive Order, signed by Governor Deval Patrick in 2007.
- Served for 4 years as Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission on Domestic Violence, chaired by Governor Paul Cellucci. In this position, Jean worked with the Governor to recommend budgetary, policy and public awareness initiatives focusing on domestic violence prevention.
- Directed the Reach Shelter program in Waltham, a non-profit battered women’s program serving over 28 MetroWest communities.
- Served as Executive Director of Employers Against Domestic Violence, a non-profit uniting corporate leaders with advocates to address domestic violence in the workplace.
Jean is an honors graduate of Wellesley College and received her Masters in psychology from Boston College. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination investigations and discriminatory harassment prevention and reasonable accommodations training series. She is certified to deliver the MBTI and is a certified batterers intervention counselor through EMERGE.
1US Department of Justice, Bureau Statistics, October, 2001
2Hannan and Burkhart, 1993
3Worth, Mathews and Coleman, 1990
*Any information or resources provided during the webinar are for general information and educational purposes only.