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SAVE Coalition Meeting minutes
February 9, 2004
Present: Kevin Harm, Jill Belt, Ilene Nichols, Derek Anderson,
Jason Mrsny, Curt Frye, Andrea Kucera, Samantha Wolfe, Deb
Scholten, Brandy Frevert, Karen Granberg, Lin Brummels,
Paul Campbell, Jeff Carstens, JoAnn Bondhus, Connie Bargstadt,
Jamie Paulson, Michelle Meyer.
Introduced program under the new name, The SAVE Program-Students
Against Violence Everywhere Program.
Let coalition members know about Website link. Thanks were
expressed to Ron Vick for his assistance in setting this
up and also for the logo he created for the SAVE program.
Jill Belt, LMHP from Providence Medical Center, talked
about SART (sexual assault response team), which is a collaborative
effort between law enforcement and medical personnel to
more effectively respond to victims and gather evidence
in sexual assault cases. Jill indicated trainings that members
of this team have received as well as upcoming trainings.
Jill and Lance Webster have been appointed to a 20 member
state task force to examine sexual assault in rural areas.
There was a victim treated last week in a possible
drug facilitated sexual assault.
Jill stated that HIPAA privacy requirements prevent
them from referring without a signed consent from the
patient, but they are working to get those more often,
and are making referrals to the WSC Counseling Center
and Haven House when appropriate.
Tammy Tyson, Jason Mrsny, Jamie Paulson and Michelle
Meyer had the opportunity to attend the first of six
mandatory trainings sponsored by the Dept of Justice
Office on Violence Against Women. This institute was
in Universal City CA. CALCASA the California Coalition
Against Sexual Assault has a contract with the DOJ,
OVW to provide these trainees to campus grantees.
The workshops and experience of talking with others
doing this work was seen as beneficial and eye opening.
Jason, Jamie and Michelle all shared a little of what
they thought was of greatest benefit. Good information,
good ideas, and good weather. The next Institute is
in June In Minneapolis.
The Ad hoc policy committee has met once. Members include:
Laura Barelman. Barb Black, JoAnn Bondhus, Lin Brummels,
Jeff Carstens, Prearl Hansen, Michelle Meyer, Jamie
Paulson, and Karen Walker.
- It was recommended that the new Human Resources
Director be invited to be part of this committee and
- Minutes of that meeting can be read on the Website.
- Information received at the CALCASA Institute increased
the awareness that this is a very important and complicated
endeavor. Questions have arisen about who our Title
IX coordinator is and the role this title plays in
the civil remedies related to gender violence on campuses,
and the availability of that information to our students.
We have also become aware as a result of the Human
Resources audit that our existing Sexual Harassment
Policy has some problems. We are currently waiting
for a copy of the audit to determine where the problems
lie and how our policy committee can address these
Other items discussed:
- SAVE Program staff meeting with R.A.'s regarding
trainings and educational activities.
- The first Dorm presentation sponsored by the SAVE
Program with the help of the Peer Educators will be
2/10/04 in Anderson Hall.
- A brochure created on sexual responsibility was
passed around, for feedback from coalition members
before it goes to a final print.
- Lin Brummels also discussed the conversations occurring
on campus regarding the development of a women's coalition
or a Presidents council or commission on gender issues.
- Samantha Wolfe provided the dates for the upcoming
trainings occurring through Bright Horizons at the
Life Long Learning Center in Norfolk. They begin Monday
February 16th 2004 from 6:30-9:30 and continue on
Mondays and Thursdays thru March 8, 2004. Continuing
Education hours will be provided.
E-mail reminders will be sent out regarding the next meeting,
which is scheduled for Monday, March 22, 2004 at 3:30 in
the Student Activities rm. in the Student Center.
The meeting Adjourned at 4:30
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor