The Cleary Center is hosting a webinar on November 10th from 2:30-3:30pm ET, Implementation of the VAWA Amendments to the Cleary Act. The session will highlight the changes to Clery within the final regulations; identify a timeline and suggested action items for colleges and universities; and provide suggested resources for implementation. The announcement also states they will have an archived recording available within 48 hours on their site.
In the wake of the Ray Rice video there has been some spectacular reading dominating my Twitter feed. Certainly more than I can keep up with. I recommend checking out the entries under the hashtags #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft (and also #WhenILeft). They would make a great jumping off point for talks with your team about the realities our patients experience every day, or the basis for an inservice for Emergency Department or L&D personnel (especially if you’re hearing crap like “I don’t know why she expects us to care about her when she clearly doesn’t”, or other such nonsense).
UPDATE: VAWA PASSED THE SENATE!
If you’re in the US (and I suppose even if you’re not), you’ve probably been watching the debate around the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act with some interest. The White House Blog has a new post written by Lynn Rosenthal and Kimberly Teehee that specifically addresses the tribal jurisdiction provisions that seem to be one areas of consternation for some lawmakers. In their post, they concisely lay out the case for why these provisions should be in place.