Sexual Assault Responders

workers. They were the ones most likely to come into contact with and respond to students who disclosed. I emailed them all, saying how our community agency was available to…

Leadership

…IX, Karen continues her advocacy work in elder law and elder abuse prevention. Susan Moen, Executive Director, Jackson County (OR) SART Susan Moen has worked in the field of sexual…

#MeTooK12 Campaign

…when working for justice: Facebook Group: Start a private (or secret) Facebook group to facilitate communication between alums and concerned parties. Appoint an administrator/moderator who will screen potential members and…

Newsworthy

…a culture of respect in their districts. Here’s what you can do: Bring our toolkit to your community. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Contact us to volunteer. April 1,…

Private Schools

…on our experiences, here is a list of actions to take when working for justice: Facebook Group: Start a private (or secret) Facebook group to facilitate communication between alums and…

Our Work in the Media

…Baxter) #MeTooK12 Case Study: A High School Sexual Abuse Scandal (features the work of SSAIS Board member Kathryn Leehane)(Ms.) How Generations of Berkeley High Students Forced a Reckoning About Sexual…

The K-12 Sexual Assault and Harassment Problem: Title IX in K-12 Schools

…accessed at: http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/features/n_9391/ [7] See: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/11/yes_all_daughters_oklahoma_high_school_students_walk_out_protest_alleged_mistrea.html [8] Adam Clark, Rutgers Report: ‘Sexual violence starts before college; Sept. 3 2015, accessed at: http://www.nj.com/education/2015/09/rutgers_report_sexual_violence_starts_before_colle.html Read moreRead less Jules Irvin-Rooney, J.D. is the…

Title IX Coordinators

How to File a Formal Complaint https://www.pausd.org/about-us/policies-procedures/formal-complaint-procedures Title IX Chat https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dVJV_zlq17X2n1A3IhbDdQgosZgcRZL_/edit Workshop, Training, and Meetings https://www.pausd.org/about-us/policies-procedures/title-ix-office Title IX Coordinator Life: Part 1 – Who Are Your Constituents? October, 2020 by…

Join Our Work

…Our work continues to make an impact in Seattle: Seattle Public Schools imposed strict penalties after another fieldtrip sexual assault was reported at the same school. Our work was recently…

K-12 Sexual Assault Reports

…of High School (Broadly) Kindergarteners among youngest schoolhouse assault victims (Associated Press) Rape survivor Adriana Presas speaks publicly for the first time (WILX.com) Dietrich: Idaho Teen, Community Grapple With Aftermath…

Helpful Forms

…IX. Use the “Title IX Compliance Demand Letter” to make a final demand for Title IX compliance before beginning an OCR complaint. Use the “General Public Records Request Letter” to…

Activism Toolkit

…take action to combat the U.S. Dept. of Education’s new Title IX rules: The SSAIS Action Guide lists dozens of ideas for student activism: Activities for students and their allies…

Awareness Videos and Films

…their conversation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYH1dmMmufE&align=left&rel=0 Middle School and High School PSAs     High school student activist Minnah explains why she supports the work of SSAIS Proud Activist and survivor of high…

Get Help

…identities and orientations]: RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: 1-866-331-9474 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE Love Is Respect: 1-866-331-9474 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)….

Filing Complaints

…policies, the employee handbook, and the student handbook. Filing Title IX complaints with other federal agencies. OCR only handles Title IX complaints where schools have received federal funds through the…

Library

…the Classroom, School, and Community. With more than 700 specific strategies and solutions to use in the classroom, school, and community, this book covers just about everything that educators need,…

Toolkits and Factsheets

…it says, and if it meets federal guidelines: Use this new guide Investigating What Happens When a Student Reports Sexual Harassment to find out what happens when you report sexual…

Share Your Story

…sexual abuse by a Horace Mann school faculty explains how vulnerable students are lured into long-term relationships with teachers. First person accounts of sexual abuse at Horace Mann Prep School….

Problem With Your School?

…steps parents can take to make their schools Title IX compliant: Parents: You Can Become the Agent of Change for Title IX Policies in Your Schools. Read Bill Howe’s blog…

Video

…your school (SSAIS.org) Filing complaints (SSAIS.org) Abuse by school staff Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, & Exploitation (S.E.S.A.M.E.) Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids (TAALK) Films, online talks, and PSAs…

Mission and History

See also: Our Family’s Story K-12 Sexual Assault in the Media Our Work in the Media Sample OCR Cases Join Our Work Sexual harassment/assault and gender-based discrimination in the school…

Join the Discussion

…suggestions too. As this thread grows comments will be sorted by topic. To contribute a longer guest blog/vlog/audio statement or report on your activism, contact us. Trigger Warning: This page…

#MeTooK12 Campaign

…exposed the decades-long sexual abuse scandal. Read more > #MeTooK12: How can we end sexual assault in schools? by Beth Hoover, Communications Manager and Violence Prevention Trainer at Power Up,…

Chinese Resources 中文资源

…sexual harassment is prohibited at school or online just like it is in the workplace. Help your student recognize sexual exploitation, grooming, and abuse by teachers or school staff. Encourage…

Legal FAQs

…Letter (January 2001) https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/shguide.pdf Dear Colleague Letter (October 2014) http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-resourcecomp-201410.pdf Dear Colleague Letter: Sexual Violence Background, Summary, and Fast Facts (April 4, 2011) http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet-201104.pdf Note: OCR withdrew this guidance on…

Old homepage content

…as a corrective measure and long overdue gesture of accountability for devastation it caused the victim. Our achievements, the result of unrelenting advocacy, have been substantial. They include: The opening…

#MeTooK12 Resources

…Sexual Harassment K-12: Strategies and Solutions for Educators to Use in the Classroom, School, and Community, by Bernice Sandler and Harriett Stonehill (2005) This book is a comprehensive and detailed…

Our Family’s Story

…“I’m exhausted.” Jan. 8: Last week she harmed herself because of the rape. She can’t sustain a friendship with her boyfriend because she can’t make any promises. Her future is…