By Meghan Yap on July 7, 2017 · tagged as , ,

Resources for School Policy Change

Drawing of the social ecological model with overlapping ovals showing the individual, relationship, community and societal levels.

Image source: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/SVPrevention-a.pdf

As individual activists and organizations striving to change culture, it is critical that we challenge ourselves to expand our work to outer layers of the Social-Ecological Model (SEM). Engaging in policy change efforts, the outermost layer of the SEM, can feel like a daunting undertaking. Fortunately, a number of resources are being developed to provide guidance and support in policy efforts. Below are twelve resources to assist with school policy change efforts, including model policies, resource websites, and policy briefs.

Website: Stop Sexual Assault in Schools

Video: Ignite Talks- Creating Change Beyond the Classroom

Web Conference: Keeping the Climate Study Data and Other Reports Off-the-Shelf

Report: Student Safety, Justice, and Support Policy Guidelines for Campuses Addressing Sexual Assault, Domestic Dating Violence, and Stalking

Model Policy: School and District Policies to Increase Student Safety and Improve School Climate

Model Policy: Idaho Model Secondary School Policy Adolescent Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Governance Brief: Promoting Healthy Relationships for Adolescents: Board Policy Considerations

Talking Points: “Considerations for School District Sexual Misconduct”

Policy Draft: “Los Angeles Unified School District Teen Dating Violence Policy Draft”

Report: Ending Harassment Now, Keeping our Kids Safe at School

Framework: Developing School Policies to Address Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

Policy Brief: Addressing Bullying and Adolescent Dating Abuse

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Meghan first became involved with the fight to end sexual assault as a research assistant with UC San Diego Medical School’s Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH). Through her work with the “It’s on Us” campaign, Meghan speaks publically about her experiences with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), rape, and recovery with the hope that her story will empower other survivors. In April 2016, Vice President Joe Biden awarded Meghan the White House “Champion of Change” honor for her efforts to address campus sexual assault and promote survivor-centered services and policies at UC San Diego. In her free time, Meghan volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for clinics in developing/underserved regions.

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