The Red Flag Campaign is the first statewide public awareness campaign to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on Virginia’s college campuses. Designed with a “bystander intervention” social norms strategy, the campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for dating violence in a friend’s relationship.

The Action Alliance developed and maintains the Red Flag Campaign. To learn more about it or purchase materials, please visit The Red Flag Campaign website.

Do you feel like you are on a prevention island at your campus?

Come build your prevention network, connect over challenging cases, and stay on top of best practices in sexual and intimate partner violence primary prevention, all from the comfort of your office.

ECHO is an international evidence-based model for training and peer-to-peer learning originally developed at the University of New Mexico. In this ECHO program, staff at colleges, universities, and community colleges are invited to present challenging cases to each other, gather feedback and recommendations, and discuss new developments and best practices for primary prevention and peer educator programs. This isn’t another passive webinar! We use Zoom so that you can see each other and communicate in real-time. Come prepared to ask questions, make recommendations, and connect with other campus professionals and students across Virginia

Do you have a challenge that you’d like to brainstorm about with other preventionists? Or would you like to present a new idea for feedback? Consider presenting a case! You can access the case presentation form here: https://bit.ly/ECHOeducase

Please click on the dates that you want to register for below. You will get the ZOOM meeting information after you register! (All ECHO clinics are free to attend.)

February 9, 10:30 – 12:00 PM

April 13, 10:30 – 12:00 PM

June 8, 10:30 – 12:00 PM

August 10, 2023, 10:30 – 12:00 PM

Want to share this information with other preventionists? Click here to download our ECHO@edu flyer! 

For more questions, please reach out to our Prevention Team at prevention@vsdvalliance.org

 

The Action Alliance created a series of Guides, published in 2016, containing recommendations based on more than 35 years of gender-based violence response, prevention, and policy work, as well as information gathered from a variety of governmental agencies, professional organizations, and survivor groups.

Inside the Guides you will find recommendations, resources, and concrete examples for campus leaders interested in implementing a trauma-informed and social justice-oriented response to sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and other forms of gender-based violence on campus. All of which are categorized by discipline:

  • Campus Administrators
  • Advocates and Campus-Based First Responders
  • Faculty and other Instructional Employees
  • Campus Law Enforcement and Campus Security
    • Prevention Specialists
  • Please visit Community Solutions VA to access several interactive versions, which feature live links to concrete examples and resources, and including an edition specific to community colleges.

Transforming Relationships: A Violence Prevention Toolkit for Peer Educators serves as a tool for young adults and supportive professional staff who want to cultivate safer thriving communities on their college campuses. The goal is to empower student leaders to use their knowledge and skills to make transformative change, which will aid their own development as well as pave the way for future classes of students to do the same. The toolkit dives into foundational knowledge, key frameworks, and activities for peer educators to use in their programming.

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