SHARE PREVENTION STRATEGY (2017-2018)
With respect to sexual violence there are three levels of prevention employed at Mount Allison University based on when the prevention efforts occur:
 
Level 1: Primary (system level, to change culture and prevent incidents, includes events)
Level 2: Secondary (procedural, immediate response after incidents)
Level 3: Tertiary (long-term, remedial) 

Level 1 - Primary Prevention
 
Primary prevention refers to approaches that take place before sexual violence has occurred to prevent initial perpetration. 
 
Primary prevention is characterized as environmental and system-level strategies, policies, and actions that work to prevent sexual violence from initially occurring. Such prevention efforts work to modify and/or entirely eliminate the events, conditions, situations, or exposure to influences that result in the initiation of sexual violence. Mount Allison recognizes that sexual violence does not occur on solely an individual level; attitudes, myths, and stereotypes about gender, race, and other identities are proliferated at a societal level and often create unsafe environments where sexual violence is more likely to occur and where offenders are less likely to face consequences. Therefore, a community-based approach to preventing sexual violence is considered to be most effective in creating a safer campus for everybody.
 
Examples of primary prevention include: 
"    stand-alone Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Policy and procedures administered by SHARE;
"    employees training (Student Affairs, Sexual Assault Response Team members, pub staff, Event Services, unions, departments, etc.);
"    residence staff (RAs, Ads, Dons) and leaders (Academic Mentors, Exec) training;
"    education sessions and activities during new student orientation;
"    ongoing campaigns and educational opportunities (i.e. presentation, documentary screenings) during the academic year;
"    ongoing passive education initiatives;
"    ongoing active education initiatives;
"    active bystander education and participation opportunities (ex. Walk Home);
"    collaboration with various student groups and societies on campus;
"    Peer Education and active volunteer program
"    communication points for all members of the Mount Allison community to share concerns about issues and safety through:
1) President's Advisory Committee on Women's and Gender Issues;
2) Health and Safety Committees; and,
3) Student Affairs Security Issues Committee (safe@mta.ca)
4) SHARE email (share@mta.ca), landline (506-364-2613) or 24/7 cell phone call or text (506-540-7427)
 

SHARE 2017-18  Planned Events and Partnerships 
 
August-September:  
Awareness and Orientation Activities (students, new faculty)
Consent session for all students with SHARE and guest speakers and/or student skit/video presentations
Employee Training (Initial Contact, Support, Investigation)
Sexual Assault Investigator refresher sessions, training for any new investigators
Positive Space and Welcoming Activities (seminars, events, swag)
Pride March - with MASU, Catalyst, STEM, Get Real
Posters and campaigns related to consent, rape culture, role of the active bystander
Continue Walk Home (safe walk and active bystander awareness) program
Active and passive presentations tailored for sports teams (varsity, intramural, men, women)
New SHARE branding
 
October:
M'iq M'aq History Month collaborative events
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Events:
-    Missing women paper dolls and/or felt patch activity
-    Film screening: The Highway of Tears
-    Healing Circle
-    REDress project: Decolonizing Gender www.theredressproject.org

November:
Love Shouldn't Hurt campaign
Break Free (emotional abuse checklists in bathrooms)
Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov 20th)
14 Days of Action and Awareness Against Violence Against Women (lead up to Dec. 6)
"    mitten tree (donate to indigenous community service = Gignoo House)
"    smudging/healing ceremony
"    letter writing campaign
"    "Polytechnique" film and discussion (offer to classes?)
"    closed circuit slides
"    button making 
"    The Rose Campaign
"    Fetishism and intersectionality information booth, posters, discussion

December:
End of 14 Days of Action and Awareness - 5 activities - (goes to Dec 6)
December 6 Candlelight Vigil and Memorial - collaborative
 
 January:
Cyber-Harassment and Cyber Misogyny - with computing services and RCMP
Sexual Violence Response and Reporting Training for Residence Staff
Sexualized Violence Awareness and Trauma Informed Practice for Wellness Centre Professional Staff
Vicarious Trauma and Burnout: Self Care for Helpers and Caregivers
 
February:
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (use campaign from province)
The Vagina Monologues
 "Valentines to Myself"
-    Examinations of shame, slut shaming, body shaming
 
March:
Sexual Assault Response Training for 2018/19 Residence Staff, ESS, Security
International Women's Week Events - focus on women's history, feminism, gender equality
Sexual Harassment and Equity At Work
Feminist Leadership Conference
 
What happened in the 2016-17 Academic Year?
Awareness and Orientation Activities (students, new faculty)
Consent session for all students with SHARE and Venus Envy
Staff Training (Initial Contact, Support, Investigation)
Positive Space and Welcoming Activities (seminars, events, swag)
Gender Inclusive Classroom Checklists
Pride March (Sept. 22) - MASU
Take Back the Night March (organized by WGST Society, attended and supported by SHARE Work with other provincial services on resources for women who are newcomers to Canada
Peer Educators, WalkHome, SHARE Advisor)
Posters, campaigns and residence house training related to consent, rape culture, role of the active bystander*
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Meeting with Wellness Centre professionals, RCMP, SANE, Crossroads, Sackville Hospital, Coalition Against Abuse in Relationships Outreach Worker, etc: coordinating a sexual assault response team in our community
Sponsored a Mountie and worked with men's and women's teams to coordinate and relaunch Walk Home (safe walk and active bystander awareness) program
Training sessions tailored to sports teams
Sexual Assault Response certificate training (Oct. 6-8) - Fred'n Sexual Assault Centre
M'iq M'aq History Month - Indigenous Support Services
Positive Space Seminars
Marie Battiste (Oct 24)  Indigenous Voice and Vision in the Academy - Leadership Mount A
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Events: Indigenous Support Services
Darlene Copeland - speaker - M'iq M'aq Family Services -Indigenous Support Services
Missing women paper dolls activity -Indigenous Support Services
Film screening: The Highway of Tears -Indigenous Support Services, PACWGI
REDress Project: Decolonizing Gender   www.theredressproject.org -Indigenous Support Services, PACWGI
Trans* Awareness:
Dean Spade, Speaker (Oct. 6) Transgender Politics (WGST Initiative, support from PACWGI, Student Affairs)
Jack Saddleback (Oct. 11) "There are no closets in tipis" (title to be confirmed) - Student Affairs, Meighen Centre, MASU
Sexual Violence Investigator Training (Oct. 11)
Love Shouldn't Hurt campaign
Activity re: shifting dynamic in relationships: learn from indigenous ways of knowing? --Indigenous Support Services
Break Free (emotional abuse checklists in bathrooms)
Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov 20th)  -- Catalyst, Chaplain's Office
December 6 Vigil and Memorial - Canadian Studies, WGST, PACWGI, Indigenous Support Services
Cyber-Harassment and Cyber Misogyny posters, house session
Sexual Assault Awareness Month - February
The Vagina Monologues - Proceeds to Gignoo House - NB Indigenous Women's Shelter
Healthy Relationships Activity: photos, post its, social media
International Women's Week events
Women in Leadership Conference (glass ceilings, workplace sexual harassment)
Workplace Sexual Harassment (job hunting and job starting tips)
My Strength is not for Hurting - reaching out to athletes
Sexual Assault Response Training for 2017/18 residence leaders, ESS, etc.
 
 
What Happened in the 2015-2016 academic year (some examples): 
"    REDress Project, speaker, paper dolls: to raise awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada
"    Consent follow-up training in residences
"    Healthy relationships (and boundary-setting) workshops in residences
"    How to be single and happy on Valentine's Day in residences
"    What is Sexual Harassment? Sessions in residences
"    Positive Space in residences
"    Break the Silence (campaign against emotional abuse in relationships)
"    December 6 Vigil and Memorial with testimonial on sexual assault
"    Safer Campus, Brighter Future Campaign: Sue Montgomery  "Been Raped, Never Reported", self defense, etc.
"    Take Back the Pub (informal self-defense, focus groups, trivia night)
"    Walk Home Pilot Project
"    Training for Student Life Staff, Residence Staff and Executive, Event Services Staff
"    Poster Campaigns
"    The Vagina Monologues; show, post-show discussions, writing workshops
"    Positive Space Campaign: department presentations, posters, stickers
"    Volunteer Opportunities for active involvement through SHARE Peer Education program
"    SexPo; a week of events dedicated to sex-positivity and promoting healthy sexual relationships (speakers, panels, sex toy party with consent messages, BDSM info, etc)
"    Collaboration for International Women's Week Events with the President's Advisory Council on Women's and Gender Issues 
"    Launch New stand alone Sexual Violence Policy
"    SHARE and Venus Envy presentation on Consent and sex-positivity to all new students and student staff
"    Consent training for Athletics
"    Healthy relationships (and boundary-setting) workshops in residences
"    Women's Issues Project in residences and student centre (information boards, collection of issues)
"    Positive Space Seminars for all residence staff 
"    Break the Silence (campaign against emotional abuse in relationships)
"    December 6 Vigil and Memorial with student poem about sexual assault
"    Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre pan-university training on response to sexual violence
"    Investigator training by lawyer
"    Walk Home Project is formalized with dedicated cell phone
"    Training for Student Life Staff, Residence Staff and Executive, Event Services Staff (sexual violence response, trauma awareness, role of the active bystander)
"    Break Free (from Emotional Abuse) Campaign (healthy relationship checklists in washrooms)
"    Consultations on all-gender washrooms, administrative procedures
"    Poster Campaigns: new policy, getting help, helping, fetishism, cyber misogyny, etc.
"    The Vagina Monologues; show, post-show discussions, art making and writing workshops
"    Positive Space Campaign: department presentations, posters, stickers
"    Volunteer Opportunities for active involvement through SHARE Peer Education program
"    Collaboration for International Women's Week Events with the President's Advisory Council on Women's and Gender Issues
"    Coordination of Mount Allison professional staff and community services response after sexual assault
 
Level 2 - Secondary Prevention
 
Secondary Prevention refers to immediate responses after sexual violence has occurred to address the early identification of victims and the short-term consequences of sexual violence. 
 
SHARE uses a trauma-informed response to supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence. A trauma-informed approach involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of the trauma caused by sexual violence. It recognizes the wide variety of ways that individuals may react to and behave after experiencing sexual violence. A trauma-informed approach also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for everyone involved, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.? We need to be careful not to re-traumatize anyone during our procedures. Understanding the impact of trauma is an important first step in becoming a secure, compassionate and supportive community.
 
Examples of secondary prevention include:
"    advertisement of and referral to primary response services such as police and local hospital;
"    24-hour University service phone line (call or text SHARE at (506) 540-7427)
"    easy-to-remember email share@mta.ca;
"    full range of services under Student Affairs including the SHARE Advisor, Nurse Educator, emergency contraception availability, liaison with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in Moncton, counseling, support from sexual violence outreach workers from Moncton and Amherst NS;
"    Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) involving nurse, counsellors, security, residence life manager (for residence students) and others as required to meet SHARE client needs (Academic Support, Meighen Centre, Chaplin, etc)
"    community resources including collaboration with RCMP, hospitals, local outreach worker from Coalition Against Abuse in Relationships, Beausejour Crisis Centre, PFLAG, AIDS Moncton, Salvus Clinic, Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre, etc.;
"    ongoing work to ensure a coordinated response among Mount Allison and community-based services
 
Level 3 - Tertiary Prevention
 
Tertiary prevention refers to long-term responses after sexual violence has occurred to address the lasting consequences of violence, including treatment and interventions. Maintaining a trauma-informed approach, SHARE understands that not everybody heals at the same rate or in the same way after sexual violence and seeks to support and empower individuals depending on their needs.
 
Examples of tertiary prevention include:
"    counselling on campus;
"    referral to off-campus counselling;
"    support groups run by SHARE and/or Mount Allison counselling services and/or community-based services such as CAAR and Autumn House Sexual Violence Outreach Workers;
"    Sexual Violence Prevention and Response procedures and outcomes that include solutions such as no-contact orders, bans, academic accommodations, education of the perpetrator, etc.;
"    Develop a schedule of misconduct and types of outcomes;
"    Volunteer opportunities such as residence house representatives, peer educators and more for those who wish to help with prevention on behalf of other students and/or for students whose recovery includes having the opportunity to advocate on behalf of victims of sexual violence
 

What happened in the 2016-17 Academic Year?

Awareness and Orientation Activities (students, new faculty)
Consent session for all students with SHARE and Venus Envy
Staff Training (Initial Contact, Support, Investigation)
Positive Space and Welcoming Activities (seminars, events, swag)
Gender Inclusive Classroom Checklists
Pride March (Sept. 22) - MASU
Take Back the Night March (organized by WGST Society, attended and supported by SHARE Work with other provincial services on resources for women who are newcomers to Canada
Peer Educators, WalkHome, SHARE Advisor)
Posters, campaigns and residence house trainings related to consent, rape culture, role of the active bystander*
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Meeting with Wellness Centre professionals, RCMP, SANE, Crossroads, Sackville Hospital, Coalition Against Abuse in Relationships Outreach Worker, etc: coordinating a sexual assault response team in our community
Sponsored a Mountie and worked with men’s and women’s teams to coordinate and relaunch Walk Home (safe walk and active bystander awareness) program
Training sessions tailored to sports teams
Sexual Assault Response certificate training (Oct. 6-8) – Fred’n Sexual Assault Centre
M’iq M’aq History Month - Indigenous Support Services
Positive Space Seminars
Marie Battiste (Oct 24)  Indigenous Voice and Vision in the Academy – Leadership Mount A
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Events: Indigenous Support Services
Darlene Copeland – speaker – M’iq M’aq Family Services –Indigenous Support Services
Missing women paper dolls activity –Indigenous Support Services
Film screening: The Highway of Tears –Indigenous Support Services, PACWGI
REDress Project: Decolonizing Gender   www.theredressproject.org –Indigenous Support Services, PACWGI
Trans* Awareness:
Dean Spade, Speaker (Oct. 6) Transgender Politics (WGST Initiative, support from PACWGI, Student Affairs)
Jack Saddleback (Oct. 11) “There are no closets in tipis” (title to be confirmed) – Student Affairs, Meighen Centre, MASU
Sexual Violence Investigator Training (Oct. 11)
Love Shouldn’t Hurt campaign
Activity re: shifting dynamic in relationships: learn from indigenous ways of knowing? --Indigenous Support Services
Break Free (emotional abuse checklists in bathrooms)
Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov 20th)  -- Catalyst, Chaplain’s Office
December 6 Vigil and Memorial – Canadian Studies, WGST, PACWGI, Indigenous Support Services
Cyber-Harassment and Cyber Misogyny posters, house session
Sexual Assault Awareness Month - February
The Vagina Monologues - Proceeds to Gignoo House – NB Indigenous Women’s Shelter
Healthy Relationships Activity: photos, post its, social media
International Women’s Week events
Women in Leadership Conference (glass ceilings, workplace sexual harassment)
Workplace Sexual Harassment (job hunting and job starting tips)
My Strength is not for Hurting – reaching out to athletes
Sexual Assault Response Training for 2017/18 residence leaders, ESS, etc.
  
What Happened in the 2015-2016 academic year (some examples): 
•    REDress Project, speaker, paper dolls: to raise awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada
•    Consent follow-up training in residences
•    Healthy relationships (and boundary-setting) workshops in residences
•    How to be single and happy on Valentine’s Day in residences
•    What is Sexual Harassment? Sessions in residences
•    Positive Space in residences
•    Break the Silence (campaign against emotional abuse in relationships)
•    December 6 Vigil and Memorial with testimonial on sexual assault
•    Safer Campus, Brighter Future Campaign: Sue Montgomery  “Been Raped, Never Reported”, self defense, etc.
•    Take Back the Pub (informal self-defense, focus groups, trivia night)
•    Walk Home Pilot Project
•    Training for Student Life Staff, Residence Staff and Executive, Event Services Staff
•    Poster Campaigns
•    The Vagina Monologues; show, post-show discussions, writing workshops
•    Positive Space Campaign: department presentations, posters, stickers
•    Volunteer Opportunities for active involvement through SHARE Peer Education program
•    SexPo; a week of events dedicated to sex-positivity and promoting healthy sexual relationships (speakers, panels, sex toy party with consent messages, BDSM info, etc)
•    Collaboration for International Women’s Week Events with the President’s Advisory Council on Women’s and Gender Issues