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Related Services > SAVE Program > SAVE Meeting Minutes > 03/22/2004

 

The SAVE Coalition Meeting Minutes, March 22, 2004

 

Present: Brook Jech, Ilene Nichols, Jason Mrsny, Brandy Frevert, Ron Vick, Lin Brummels, Kathy Mohlfeld, Jamie Paulson, Jeff Carstens, Lance Webster, Michelle Meyer

 

Michelle Meyer called the meeting to order.

 

Minutes from the February meeting were approved as read.

 

New business:

Education and training efforts are moving forward, Jamie Paulson worked with Karen Granberg to train seven new peer educators on Saturday 3/20/2004.

The Peer educators along with The SAVE Staff gave one dorm presentation in February in Anderson Hall, 17 individuals were in attendance.

One classroom presentation was given in Dr. Karlen's Family class 12 students were in attendance.

Michelle Meyer attended a daylong workshop by Brett Sokolow on sexual assault and alcohol, at Central College in Pella Iowa. 3/19/2004

In addition training has been set up for law enforcement and others on behaviors of sex offenders with particular emphasis on non-stranger sexual assault and the effects of rape and information for officers to keep in mind when responding to a sexual assault report. This training will be held May 17, 2004 from 1PM to 5PM on the WSC campus. More information will be coming.

Grant update:

We are still waiting on the information and reporting guidelines for the new on-line reporting that is being mandated by the DOJ-OVW.

Policy report:

Work is still being done on the policy, the Ad hoc committee meets Thursday 3/25/04 at 4PM in Connell Hall. Deadline is mid May for inclusion in the 2004-2005 Student Handbook.

Teleconference report:

Last Months teleconference addressed working with Greek Organizations on campus, Derek Anderson, the Greek Council advisor and Ron Vick, GAMMA Advisor, were in attendance. Out of the information presented The SAVE Program and Greek Council will be working together to bring the " These Hands Don't Hurt Project" to WSC the first week of April which is Sexual Assault Awareness month.

The March teleconference is at 1PM on Tuesday March 30, 2004 the topic will focus on working with international communities, the teleconferences are held in the group room in the counseling center. If interested in this topic let us know seats are limited.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities:

Lavender ribbons were made available, although Brook from Haven House indicated that teal is the color being utilized for sexual assault awareness, clarification will be sought on this and the proper color of ribbons will be made available.

The " These Hands Don't Hurt Project" will be discussed with the Greek Council this evening at their meeting.

Bulletin Board information on sexual assault, stalking, date rape drugs and relationship violence and information for setting them up will be provided to each dorm floor for creation and display during April.

Letters and information are being sent out to all faith leaders in the community of Wayne and on the WSC Campus by The SAVE program in collaboration with Haven House.

Other awareness efforts include Denim Day on April 21, 2004 and Shine a Light on Sexual Assault on April 30, 2004

 

Discussion was held on co-sponsoring the "Clothesline Project " somewhere on Campus with the assistance of Haven House. It was decided we would do this utilizing some space in the student center for display.

 

It was also suggested that we work with Judy Johnson to coordinate publicity efforts.
and work through the city council to have a Mayoral proclamation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Other suggestions included bring a speaker to campus, it may be too late to plan that for this year.

 

Other business: The SART will be visiting the Mercy Medical Child Advocacy Ctr, in Sioux City, IA. It is the model for a center being opened by Mark Zimmer in connection with Faith Regional in Norfolk. It provides state of the art response, advocacy and evidence collection for child victims. This visit will be April 5, 2004 contact Leslie Schulz for more information.

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:15


Respectfully Submitted,

 

Michelle Meyer

 

P.S. the next SAVE Coalition meeting will be Monday April 19, 2004 @ 3:00 in the Student Activities rm. In the WSC Student Center (note the time change)

 

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Ron Vick, MA, LPC
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