- November 5, 2014
- Jennifer Salerno
The national focus on sexual misconduct and Title IX requirements are putting a heavy burden on university health centers and institution leaders. And while implementation of new campus-wide policies, education campaigns, and “climate surveys” help to raise awareness a macro level – intervention at the individual level is a critical element for successfully addressing this complex issue.
Individual screening and counseling within the university health center offers an opportunity to both identify students who have experienced sexual assault – and to proactively identify the students at higher sexual risk.
*RAAPS is a risk assessment system developed especially for use by University Health Centers with 18-24 year olds to identify both moderate and high risk behaviors. RAAPS provides a short-form, screening and intervention technology-based solution that minimizes workflow impact AND allows you to quickly identify your students who are at high risk for:
- – A history of sexual, physical or relationship abuse
- – Binge drinking and drug experimentation or use (including prescription drugs)
- – Suicidal thoughts, depression and stress-related issues
- – Anger management issues
- – And lifestyle related risks such as exercise, nutrition, etc.
And while all of these risk behaviors impact student retention, engagement, and academic success, identifying the trifecta combination of emotional issues, substance use and a history of sexual abuse can help you proactively intervene with your students at higher risk for sexual violence.