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New -- Collegiate Recovery Program (CPR)
A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a College or University-provided, supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other. Universities and colleges across the nation are leading the way in supporting students in recovery from addiction. A collegiate recovery program can be implemented in many ways, utilizing many services, models and tools. The main point of a CRP is that it focuses on student support in higher education. The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) is the only association representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and collegiate recovery communities (CRCs), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them. There are currently 131 collegiate recovery programs across the United States. According to ARHE, each member college or university "incorporates recovery on their campus in a way that is unique to their population and culture."
New -- The Ultimate Guide to Incident Management for Higher Education
In higher education, continuous change is generally a positive thing. It means innovation, thought leadership, and fresh ideas. It means that students are learning, growing and starting to make their mark on the world. But as enrollment increases, it’s expected that campus crime will too. It means that as campuses continue to grow, we try to contain risk by rectifying incidents that have already happened and use our learnings to try and predict what’s likely to happen in the future. The Ultimate Guide to Incident Management for Higher Education (PDF – 611 KB).
New -- Do You Know the Answers to most HIPAA FAQs? Stay up-to-date on the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information, can be just as confusing as it is important. Between the law’s Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Omnibus Rule, Breach Notification Rule and Enforcement Rule, compliance is multitiered and ever-evolving. Common FAQs include subjects such as covered entities, authorizations, disclosures to law enforcement, disclosures to family and friends, FERPA, health information technology and smaller providers and businesses.
HIPAA Rules – Some Basic Ones (PDF) - Prepared by Sue Fisher - Emergency Management Coordinator, California State University - Fullerton.
Prevent Sexual Misconduct At Higher Ed Campuses: Concerning the prevention of sexual misconduct on higher education campuses - The act requires each institution of higher education (institution) to adopt, periodically review, and update a policy on sexual misconduct (policy). The act establishes minimum requirements for the policies, including reporting options, procedures for investigations and adjudications, and protections for involved persons. Senate Bill SB19-007 (PDF)
For more on recent legislative activity related to postsecondary campus safety or Higher Ed Campuses, Visit Colorado General Assembly
This Policy Snapshot reviews 2019 legislative activity addressing postsecondary campus sexual assault. It includes state examples of introduced, enacted and failed legislation. Campus Sexual Assault Policies (PDF)
New -- Consular Notification On Campus: 2019 Update
Every day in the United States, law enforcement officers make thousands of arrests as part of the performance of their duties. Most of the arrests are routine - the arresting officer informs the person they are being placed under arrest, makes them aware of any applicable charges they may face, and offers them the right to speak with an attorney if they choose. But let's imagine for a moment you are witnessing the arrest of someone outside of the United States. What would you expect to see? The document contains more information on the topic of consular notification obligations for law enforcement, including campus law enforcement officers, written by Carmen Hills, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State. Download the handout
Clery Act- Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act
Rape And Sexual Assault Among College-Age Females, 1995-2013
Compares the characteristics of rape and sexual assault victimization against females ages 18 to 24 who are enrolled and not enrolled in college. This report examines the relationship between the victim and offender, the involvement of a weapon, location of the victimization, reporting to police, perceived offender characteristics, and victim demographics. Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which collects information on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. The report also discusses methodological differences between the NCVS and other surveys that measure rape and sexual assault victimization and the impact of these difference on rape and sexual assault estimates.
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A new document, Dear Colleague Letter: Title IX Coordinators (PDF), is directed to leaders of institutions of higher education and school districts reminding them of their required responsibility to hire or designate a Title IX coordinator.The new Title IX Resource Guide (PDF) provides a variety of information for Title IX coordinators including:
This guide, published by the U.S. Department of Education in 2008, is intended to be a companion piece to Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities and emphasizes ongoing vulnerability assessment as a valuable part of emergency management planning. This guide is intended to assist schools with the implementation of an effective vulnerability assessment process, to include choosing an appropriate vulnerability assessment tool.
Tip sheet created by National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
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