See it, define it, report it ! Michelle L. Eichelberger, MSW803-777-8248
SAVIP Office Staff Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00 (Holiday and Summer Hours 8:30-4:30) Office: 803-777-8248 On-call 24 hours a day To reach the advocate on-call after hours contact USCPD Dispatch 803-777-4215 Whitney Sudduth Administrative Assistant Stephanie Hinton Director Michelle Eichelberger Program Coordinator Corey Ingram Program Coordinator
SAVIP Services • Crisis Intervention • Safety Planning • Medical Services • Legal Advocacy • Academic Assistance • Counseling • Support Groups • Special Services
U SC Sexual Assault Policy • Offensive Touching: Sexual Assault The touching of an unwilling person’s intimate parts (such as genitalia, groin, breast, buttocks, mouth and/or clothing covering them); touching an unwilling person with one’s own intimate parts or forcing an unwilling person to touch another’s intimate parts. • Non-consensual Sexual Assault Unwilling or non-consensual penetration of any bodily object or body part. This includes, but is not limited to, penetration of bodily opening through the use of coercion
Sexual Assault Policy (Cont.) • Forced Sexual Assault Unwilling or non-consensual penetration of any bodily opening with any object or body part that is committed either by force, threat, intimidation, or through exploitation of another’s mental or physical condition of which the assailant was aware or should have been aware. The use of alcohol and other drugs by either party, in conjunction with an incident of sexual assault does not mitigate accountability for the commission of this offense.
USC’s CONSENT Definition • Both individuals are physically free and capable to act. • Both are clear about there intent to engage in sexual activities and their desire to do so is willing. • Silence in and of itself may not constitute consent. • Past consent of sexual activity does not imply ongoing future consent. Healthy sexual activities involve mutually expressed consent. Consent is defined as:
Sexual Assault Protocol • As University Personnel what do I do? • Assess the situation. • Seek medical attention immediately, if necessary. • If violence is occurring at the moment, contact USCPD immediately. • Explain boundaries of confidentiality: • SAVIP should be contacted. SAVIP can further assessthe student, determine if parents need to be contacted and notify other parties that need to be contacted. SAVIP can encourage going to the hospital and filing a police report.
Sexual Assault Protocol (Cont.) Medical: After 120 Hours: • Contact SAVIP (7-8248 or consult on-call advocate) • Encourage a medical exam for potential pregnancy or STI transmission. • Women’s Care in the Thomson Student Health Center (7-6816) or a private clinician. Within 120 Hours of the Assault: • Contact SAVIP (7-8248 or consult on-call advocate) • Encourage forensic exam for evidence collection • FNE, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital • Remind survivors to avoid bathing, dinking, urinating, brushing teeth or changing clothes. If clothing has been changed, take it to the hospital in a paper bag. All these measures are used to help preserve evidence.
WARNING GHB Gamma Hydroxybutyric Street Names: Liquid Ecstasy, Scoop, Easy Lay, Georgia Home Boy, Grievous Bodily Harm, Liquid X, and Goop Drug Facilitated Crime Common Symptoms • feeling more intoxicated than normal after just a drink or two • nausea & vomiting • numbness in extremities • heart palpitations • unconsciousness • amnesia or partial amnesia • speech and motor skill impairment • coma and/or death
Relationship Violence • patterns of unhealthy behavior • consistent need for one partner to have power over the other • both men and women engage in unhealthy relationship behaviors • can be emotional, physical or psychological • lethality is a key component to consider when assessing the safety of a student
Honeymoon Phase: Flowers, cards, “I’m Sorry”, “It will never happen again”, “I didn’t mean to hurt you”, ect. Tension Building Phase: Ongoing threats, arguments, doesn’t want you out of their sight (takes you to class, cant hang out with friends), “get out of my face”, “stop your nagging”, “your so stupid”, “I told you not to talk to them”, etc. Cycle of Violence • Explosion Phase: • Kicking, hitting, shoving, forced sex, punching, use of weapons, ect.
USC Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy Relationship Violence is defines as: • Physical behavior (i.e. slapping, pulling hair, punching) • Threats of abuse (i.e. threatening to hit, harm or use weapons on another, or other forms of verbal abuse) • Emotional abuse (i.e. harassment) directed toward a current or former partner or spouse
USC Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy (Cont.) Stalking is defined as (by USC): A pattern of conduct that is intended to cause or does cause a person to fear • Death or death of others important to that person; • Assault or assault of others important to that person; • Bodily injury or bodily injury to others important to that person; • Sexual assault or sexual assault of others important to that person.
USC Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy (Cont.) • Involuntary restraint or involuntary restraint of others important to that person • Damage to property or damage to the property of others important to that person • Confinement or confinement of others important to that person • Threats of harassment via electronic devices (i.e. e-mail, phone, fax, ect.) Stalking Definition Continued
Don’t Stalking Behaviors • Following the victim or victim’s family • Harassing telephone calls, letters or emails • Damaging victim’s property • Leaving unwanted objects at the home or workplace of the victim • Encouraging third party harassment • Cyberstalking • Accessing Internet Accounts, Cell phone accounts and changing passwords, etc. • Spoofing – using internet services to disguise phone number or internet address Save & Document!!
Relationship Violence Protocol Witnessing an Incident: • Call USCPD, DO NOT GET INVOLVED! • Notify your supervisor • Call SAVIP • Work supervisor to file an incident report • Check with you individual departments to determine what their policy is-if there is no policy SAVIP will be more than happy to work with your department and develop one
Relationship Violence Protocol (Cont.) Immediately Following an Incident …… (alleged assailant has left the scene) • Contact USCPD • If medical assistance is needed, follow Emergency Health Care Protocol • Seek assistance from other building staff as needed • Explain boundaries of confidentiality • Report to professional staff supervisor • Consult SAVIP
Relationship Violence and Stalking Protocol • Listen to student’s concerns • Inform student of SAVIP and USCPD • Encourage the student to contact SAVIP • Offer to accompany the student to SAVIP • Contact you supervisor Non-emergency Response:
Barriers to Reporting:“Things to consider when approaching a student…” • Self Blame • Fear of being blamed by others • Fear of not being believed • Fear of everyone knowing • Cultural influences (familial obligation, mistrust in social/legal systems, language barriers, outing, etc.) • Minimizing the situation
Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention Interpersonal Violence Response (803) 777-8248 Thomson Student Health Center www.sa.sc.edu/shs/savip/