Title IX Coordinators

…report of sexual harassment. We have continued these efforts. We have information available on the district website and direct links to the Title IX website on every school website in…

Newsworthy

…New Website Provides Resources on Sexual Assault in Schools and Education Equality Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS) has recently announced the launch of its unique website that provides a…

Private Schools

…is not a prerequisite to filing a lawsuit, and may not toll the statute of limitations, it’s best to consult with an attorney to determine the best course of action….

#MeTooK12 Campaign

…that began with President and CEO Fatima Goss Graves’s inaugural blog for the SSAIS website and Director of Education Neena Chaudhry’s appearance in Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! The…

K-12 Sexual Assault Reports

…Reports about Title IX in K-12 District log reveals reports of discrimination (Palo Alto Online) Report: District failed to follow law, policy in sex-assault case (Palo Alto Online) OCR findings:…

Leadership

…advocacy groups regarding compliance issues; additionally, she implements discussions of “best practices,” advocates/educates in online and in-person trainings, collaborates with domestic violence advocates, police officers, commonwealths’ attorneys, among others, and…

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

…a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution.” See: http://itsonus.org [4] See: http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/new-guidance-us-department-education-reminds-schools-obligation-designate-title-ix-coordinator [5] See: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lausd-sex-abuse-20150902-story.html?utm_content=bufferd3cb3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer [6] Robert Kolker “Out of Bounds” New York Magazine,…

Sexual Assault Responders

…Title IX regulations take effect, these feelings will likely compound with confusion and disappointment. For example, under the new Title IX regulations, students will be exposed to escalating levels of…

Sexual Harassment Defined

…Harassment: A Primer for Students Read online or Read Here Students are dropping out of school at alarming rates. Many boys and girls report that they drop out because they…

Sample OCR Cases

…Increase supervision of students at school sites and at all school-sponsored after-school activities, whether held on campus or off campus; Develop and implement multidisciplinary best practices for reducing the incidence…

Get Help

…and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. 1is2Many. Resources from The Obama White House. After Silence online support group | After Silence en Español AfterSilence.org offers…

Library

…Sexual Violence Coalitions National Directory of Sexual Violence Coalitions. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has an online directory that highlights organizations and projects working to eliminate sexual violence….

Awareness Videos and Films

…assault and suicide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z9d7gnEuxI&align=left&rel=0 Part 2 Kristi was raped by a classmate. She doesn’t want to tell her parents. But she does want to know how she can return to…

Filing Complaints

…and Guardians By Dr. Bill Howe with Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS.org) Dr. Howe was the Connecticut State Title IX coordinator for 17 years. He maintains a website on…

Join Our Work

…released with the victim’s identifying information, in violation of FERPA, so they could be posted online on Facebook and Scribd. Other alumni, like Sylvie Nemeth (whose survey on sexual assault…

Our Work in the Media

…SSAIS advisor Michelle Seyler (Education Post) Ashbrook HS student forced to take online classes after speaking out about sex assaults (FOX46 TV, Charlotte, NC) Thousands of sexual harassment offenses in…

SSAIS April Newsletter

…both promotes awareness and inspires action to counteract pervasive sexual harassment and sexual violence in K-12 schools. Over 35 TV, radio, print, and online media reports feature the new SSAIS…

#MeTooK12 Campaign

…first beginning to spread online, I was chatting on a friend’s Facebook wall after she wrote a piece asking whether schools should teach boys to respect girls. Read more >…

Activism Toolkit

…with the Sexual Harassment Defined webpage of the SSAIS website. Learn about the signs of sexual abuse, assault, and trauma on the Safety and Prevention pages at the RAINN.org website.

Toolkits and Factsheets

Listen to these parents, relatives, and neighbors describe the toll sexual harassment takes on the K-12 students in their lives. Hear their frustration with schools that discount, disbelieve, and ultimately…

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…

#MeTooK12 Resources

…very best. SexEd Library SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) compiled over 100 lesson plans for educators, counselors, administrators, and health professionals seeking the latest in…

Video

…Justice 2015 , Berkeley High School Stop Harassing Website (Berkeley HS Stop Harassing) Gender Equity Activities at the Myra Sadker Foundation Read 6 more items ↓Read Less Resources referenced in…

Our Family’s Story

…asleep owing to nightmares. She kept herself up writing poetry, posting her poems and art anonymously on online, and drawing until she eventually fell asleep at dawn. We let her…

Join the Discussion

…other options too. Check out the website and contact us if needed. 4. Assaulted at school, victim blamed, no equitable investigation At the beginning of this year, 9th grade, a…

Two Years of #MeTooK12: Analyzing the Impact of the Campaign to End Sexual Harassment in Schools

…We see online reports about schools conducting assemblies on sexual harassment. Several education law firms reference #MeTooK12 to emphasize schools’ Title IX responsibilities. Families reading the parenting magazine Seattle’s Child…

Student Voices Drive Change

…fall, the district introduced an optional “Culture of Respect” training which was an online module focused on preventing all forms of bullying, harassment, and intimidation. Many students felt that this…