Sexual Assault Action Month (SAAM)

SAAM

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) but for the past few years Dartmouth has been shifting our language to Sexual Assault Action Month, mobilizing our community to move beyond ‘Awareness’ and encouraging each of us to take ‘Action!’ Each of us play an important role in shaping the culture on campus to one where we support those who have experienced harm, develop positive relationships and sexual behaviors, engage respectfully with one another across difference, and check-in or step-in to prevent harm from occurring in the first place.

We especially want to highlight this year’s opportunity to Request a Program, where YOU pick an area that peeks your interest, and we’ll bring the knowledge and resources to you at a time and date that fits YOUR schedule.

5 Steps for Requesting a Program

  1. Select a program(s) and work with your group to identify potential dates/times.
  2. Email the contact person(s) for the program(s) you’re interested in by April 26th to schedule a date/time. 
  3. Reserve a location and any tech/set-up needs. Confirm this information with the contact person(s).
  4. Get the word out! Make sure your group knows when/where the program is happening. Confirm with the group before the program.
  5. Arrive at the location 15-30 minutes early to meet with the contact person, help set up, and welcome your guests!

Available Programs

There are 18 programs you and your group/team/friends can choose to request! 

 

What is the College Doing to Prevent Sexual Violence?

Dartmouth is building a comprehensive and mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention education experience for all undergraduate students. Find out where we are, what we're doing, and how students have been and will continue to be involved. 
Time: 60 minutes
Contact Information: Amanda Childress,
[email protected]

 

Bystander Intervention in Your Community

Learn concrete skills to recognize harm and intervene to prevent potential sexual violence and keep each other safe.
Time: 60 minutes
Contact Information: Ben Bradley, [email protected]

 

Consent: Complicating Agency in Photography @ the Hood Museum of Art

The concept of consent in photography is complex. Who is giving it? Who is receiving it, if anyone at all? This exhibition, curated by the Hood Museum of Art’s 2017-18 interns, addresses these questions through four themes: Self Reflections, Individuals and Identities, Public Spheres, and Global Ethics. Participants will be able to think about consent more broadly as it affects many aspects of their lives.
Time: 30-45 minutes
Contact information: Isadora Italia, [email protected]

 

Q&A with Counseling

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about Counseling Center services, meet Counseling Center staff, and ask any questions they may have. Minimum audience of 20 students.
Time: 30-60 minutes
Contact Information: Alex Lenzen, [email protected]

 

How to Help a Friend

Students often feel unequipped when someone they care about discloses that they’ve experienced gender-based violence. This workshop aims to help students recognize their innate skills in caring for others, enabling them to trust their instincts when called upon for support. Building from a common understanding of empathy, students will learn about some of the most common responses to trauma and begin to develop an understanding of how to be “trauma-informed” in their interactions with friends and the community at large. Finally, available support resources will be reviewed, and students will learn to differentiate the role they play as friends from that of other helping professionals. Minimum audience of 20 students.
Time: 90 minutes 
Contact Information: Alex Lenzen, [email protected]

 

Meet and Greet with SAPAs

Students will learn more about what the Sexual Assault Peer Alliance (SAPA) is, meet some of the active SAPAs, and have the opportunity to ask questions about what SAPAs do and how to get involved. Minimum audience of 15 students.
Time: 30-60 minutes
Contact Information: Alex Lenzen, [email protected]

 

Meet & Greet with SANE from DHMC

A casual opportunity to speak with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) to learn about the medical services available after one experiences sexual assault. What happens? Options? Diseases? My body? Evidence Collection? Resources?
Time: 30-120 minutes
Contact Information: Janet Carroll, [email protected]

 

Medically: What Could I Do After Sexual Assault?

This presentation will review the medical forensic evaluation by specially trained SANE Nurses at DHMC in a casual manner. We will review options of care (you don't have to report to law enforcement—that's your choice), billing (you don't have to bill your insurance), short/long term health consequences of sexual assault (STI, pregnancy, HIV, etc), community & campus resources, follow up care, evidence collection, Q&A, etc.
Time: 30-120 minutes
Contact Information: Janet Carroll, [email protected]

 

Q&A with a WISE Advocate

Bring your questions!
Time: 30 minutes
Contact Information: Bailey Ray, [email protected]

 

What is Advocacy?

What is the role of the campus advocate? What is social change advocacy? How does having an advocate impact survivors and communities affected by gender-based violence?
Time: 30-60 minutes
Contact Information: Bailey Ray, [email protected]

 

Meet and Greet with the Hanover Police Department (HPD)

Opportunity to ask questions, get to know officers, and receive information on reporting and safety options.
Time: 30 minutes
Contact Information: Mark Bodanza, [email protected]

 

You Have Options 

Learn more about the Hanover Police Department’s adult sexual assault reporting program.
Time: 30 minutes
Contact Information: Mark Bodanza, [email protected]

 

Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviewing

Learn more about Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviewing (FETI), how the brain works, and how HPD officers are using FETI. 
Time: 30 minutes
Contact Information: Mark Bodanza, [email protected]

 

Understanding Title IX & Judicial Affairs

Learn about Title IX rights and resources and the role of Judicial Affairs in the adjudicative process.
Time: 60 minutes
Contact Information: Mary Lamar Nicholas, [email protected]

 

Sexual Violence Resources

Students will learn more about the resources available to those who have experienced sexual violence by identifying the difference between private and confidential resources, what happens when information is shared with a private resource and the Title IX office, the difference between advocacy and Title IX, and which resources might be the most helpful in various situations.
Time: 60 minutes
Contact Information: Amber Strock, [email protected]

 

Movement Against Violence (MAV) Facilitation

A student-led facilitation which challenges participants to recognize their agency within their communities, make connections between the beliefs/attitudes/norms that underlie sexual violence, and critically reflect on how they may participate in cultures that perpetuate these beliefs/attitudes/norms.
Time: 90 minutes
Contact Information: Ruthie Nordhoff, [email protected]

 

Relationship Goals

Through group activities and discussion, students will identify factors that impact their expectations and perceptions of relationships, reflect on what they’re looking for from partners and friends, and learn ways to express boundaries and expectations and recognize others’ expectations and boundaries.
Time: 60 minutes
Contact Information: Amber Strock, [email protected]

 

Real Talk: Relationships, Sex, and Alcohol

Using personal reflection, group dialogue, and community discussion to have a real conversation around Dartmouth’s culture, this workshop will dive into questions like: How much is too much to drink for people to be unable to consent? Who gets status and who gets stigma for having sex? What does status or stigma look like on our campus?
Time: 60-90 minutes
Contact Information: Tong Meltzer, [email protected]