This webinar explores alcohol policies as a strategy for prevention. Alcohol policies involve the use of laws or regulations at the local, state, and national level to regulate or modify the production, sale, and consumption of alcohol, and they may be helpful in reducing risk for violence perpetration at the community-level.
Campus-based alcohol and other drug (AOD) and violence prevention efforts are more effective when they are guided by the latest research and tailored to local campus circumstances. Key to this process is conducting a campus-based assessment and consulting the research literature.
Each year, more than 500,000 non-fatal violent crimes are committed against women. These crimes include sexual assault, rape, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse. Many of these crimes involve the use of alcohol or other drugs. The course describes these "hidden problems" and identifies risk factors, screening and assessment tools, prevention and intervention strategies, tools for clients, and legal issues.
It Won't Happen to Me: Substance Abuse Related Violence Against Women for Anyone Concerned About The Issues
This 11-module online course discusses substance abuse, violence against women, the connection between the two, signs and symptoms, myths, how to see if a problem exists, as well as prevention, treatment and legal options.
Arkansas in training their staff and volunteer advocates. The course includes modules that will enable the student to gain self-study credit toward certification as a trained victim assistance advocate. In addition, the information and exercises will provide valuable information to anyone wanting to learn more about the complex issue of sexual assault. Access is free, but registration is required. The course includes: quizes, slideshows, cases/scenarios and video lectures.