EVERFI, the leading social impact education innovator, today announced that the 11th annual Campus Prevention Network Summit will take place June 10-12 in Nashville, Tenn. The Campus Prevention Network Summit is the preeminent opportunity for the more than 1,500 colleges, universities, and Greek letter organizations that make up the Campus Prevention Network to gather, learn, and share strategies for solving the critical issues related to campus health and safety.
Keynote speakers for this year’s Summit include Anita Hill, attorney, educator, and advocate for women’s rights and Tara Westover, author of Educated: A Memoir. The full agenda for the Summit can be found here.
A prominent advocate for women’s rights, Anita Hill is a pivotal figure in the efforts to end harassment and unfair treatment. From her 1991 hearing against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas to her continued activism and leadership today, Hill will share her powerful perspective on the successes, challenges, and opportunities of the anti-harassment movement.
Named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019, Westover’s memoir documents her childhood growing up in a survivalist family with no formal education until she decided she wanted to enroll in college. Westover graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a Ph.D. in history in 2014.
Established in 2008, EVERFI’s Campus Prevention Network provides tools, resources, and insights to help colleges and universities drive lasting, large-scale change.
Some highlights of the 2019 Campus Prevention Network Summit include:
- Sessions focused on the prevention of Sexual Assault and Harassment as well as Substance Abuse; Wellness and Mental Health; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Inspiring plenary sessions, curated breakouts, and in-depth networking opportunities
- Updates and best practices around state and federal compliance requirements
- EVERFI Impact Awards ceremony recognizing 2019 honorees
“Institutions of higher education have long joined forces to take on some of the most pressing issues facing their campuses and communities. Through the Campus Prevention Network and annual Summit we are bringing the nation’s leading institutions together to discuss the best ways to strengthen and expand their health and safety efforts,” said Craig Chanoff, president, Higher Education, EVERFI. “These organizations know that to be successful, prevention programs must be built upon a foundation of institutional commitment to wellness and prevention, informed by strategic processes, and reinforced by strong policies that communicate and enforce institutional values and expectations.”
To help institutions of higher education address the issues of sexual assault, substance abuse, hazing, mental health and well-being, and diversity and inclusion, the Campus Prevention Network developed a Framework for Comprehensive Prevention that is based on four research-backed core components. The components include:
- Institutionalization – The degree of system-wide buy-in, visible commitment, and meaningful investment in effective prevention initiatives.
- Critical processes – The strategic, collaborative, and research informed translation of resources (including staff and budget) into effective policies and programs.
- Policy – The values and expectations of the institution and its community, and the system of accountability to uphold and enforce them.
- Programming – The intentional development, multi-modal design, and targeted delivery of prevention programs and messages that will maximize impact.
“Much of the dialogue regarding important prevention and well-being efforts on college campuses centers around compliance with federal mandates, adequately responding to incidents after they occur, and supporting those affected in a timely and sensitive manner,” said Chanoff. “These focus areas are important but they fall short of the comprehensive approach to prevention that will result in healthy, safer communities for students. When organizations better understand the cultural contributors to these challenges, identify goals and objectives, and–crucially–draw on evidence and prevention science to support the behavior changes being targeted, that is how we will see real impact.”
To learn more about the Campus Prevention Network please visit www.campuspreventionnetwork.com.
EVERFI is the leading education technology company that provides learners of all ages education for the real world, through innovative and scalable digital learning including topics like Financial Education, Digital Citizenship, STEM Career Readiness, Diversity and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Character Education, and Health and Wellness. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model and has reached over 30 million learners in critical skill areas. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Advance Publications, Rethink Education, and Rethink Impact. The EVERFI Education Network powers more than 3,500 partners in their education initiatives across all 50 states and Canada. To learn more about EVERFI visit everfi.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter @EVERFI.
About the Campus Prevention Network
EVERFI’s Campus Prevention Network, is a nationwide initiative of more than 1,500 institutions dedicated to creating safer, healthier campus communities. Any college or university may join the Campus Prevention Network at no cost by agreeing to take a pledge to adopt the highest standards of prevention related to critical health and safety challenges–including sexual and relationship violence, alcohol and other drugs, diversity and inclusion, and mental health and wellness–and to assess the progress and impact of their efforts. Through the Campus Prevention Network, colleges and universities will have access to prevention best practices, regulatory compliance expertise, ongoing professional development, and groundbreaking prevention research. Campuses can join the network and take the pledge here.