Toolkit for Preventing Sexual Harassment (PATH to Care)
During the 2019 Spring semester, the School of Public Health (SPH) partnered with the PATH to Care Center to pilot a new resource, Preventing Sexual Harassment in your Academic Department: A Toolkit. The toolkit was designed to help decision-makers in academic units create and implement a plan to prevent sexual harassment within their community.
The pilot of the Toolkit for Prevention Sexual Harassment, described above, was utilized to develop a set of recommendations to further the School’s sexual harassment prevention efforts. The workgroup report describes seven high-level recommendations the working group made to the SPH leadership as a result of this work.
SVSH Prevention Education
The SPH SVSH Prevention Committee currently conducts several SVSH-related training for SPH. Committee members who conduct these trainings participate in a train-the-trainer workshop hosted by the PATH to Care Center every summer. If your team, department, or unit is interested in receiving an in-person training, please contact Marissa McKool (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- New Graduate Student Training: All incoming graduate and professional students are required to complete an in-person SVSH training to be completed within the first six weeks of the start of the program. The SPH SVSH Prevention Committee currently facilitates these trainings for all SPH graduate students, excluding OOMPH and JMP students.
- New Graduate Student Instructor Training: The SVSH Prevention Committee also facilitates training with first-time Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) in the Fall Semester SPH Pedagogy course on how to create an inclusive and respectful classroom.
Internal Data Source for Prevention Review
Principles of Community Statement
The SVSH Prevention Committee has been working to develop a Principles of Community Statement to affirm our school’s values. The statement aims to be a positively affirming and actionable statement tied to our mission of health and vulnerable populations (healthy space for learning, working, and researching). The goal of this statement is to serve as a foundation for any and all efforts in the school to improve our community’s experience, climate, and interactions with one another, beyond just related to SVSH.
The committee will be asking for feedback from the SPH community via focus groups and surveys and hope to have the statement finalized by the end of 2020. Stay tuned!
The committee will be presenting its work from the Spring 2019 SVSH Working Group, which piloted PATH to Care’s toolkit to prevent SVSH in academic departments, in partnership with PATH to Care at the 2020 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence. The conference was postponed due to COVID-19 and the rescheduled presentation is to be determined.