Education / Safety / SSAIS

What is Title IX?

In this short excerpt from the Stop Sexual Assault in Schools’ video Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! students watch a presentation that explains Title IX protections. I was honored that some of my friends and I could contribute our voices to the video. Click here to watch the full video  and Part 2. Sexual Harassment: Not … Continue reading

Education / Safety / SSAIS

Hidden Horror of K-12 School Sex Assaults Revealed by AP

Relying on state education records, supplemented by federal crime data, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press uncovered roughly 17,000 official reports of sex assaults by students over a four-year period, from fall 2011 to spring 2015. Though that figure represents the most complete tally yet of sexual assaults among the nation’s 50 million K-12 … Continue reading

Education / In The News / Safety / SSAIS

Free Video “Sexual Harassment: Not In Our School!” is Now Available

I am so happy to announce that Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! is now available. I invite you to preview the free video and related materials at ssais.org/video and to share this game-changing resource with everyone you know. You can locate specific content using the Video Contents link at ssais.org/video. You may also click on the image below to go directly to the … Continue reading

Safety / SSAIS

Sexual violence isn’t just a college problem. It happens in K-12 schools, too.

Dea Goodman, photographed with her daughter, shares her story of how her 15-year-old daughter was wrongly expelled after reporting that she was sexually assaulted in May 2015. This article appeared yesterday in the Washington Post. It’s so sad to see how something so bad can be made even worse by how others respond or fail to. Through … Continue reading

Education / Safety

New Documentary: It Happened Here

I recently discovered another documentary that takes on sexual assault on universities called It Happened Here. It’s a compelling new documentary from director Lisa F. Jackson and producer Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen. They explore sexual assault on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change. I encourage everyone … Continue reading