2019 Evolving Practices Conference

                               *Click here for the full conference program.


Evolving Practices: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Gender-Based Violence on College Campuses offers a wide range of perspectives, including non-profit professionals, academics, student conduct professionals and more on the multifaceted nature of sexual and gender-based violence at the university level.

Topics include:

  • Cyberstalking
  • Title IX Investigations
  • Power Dynamics
  • Institutional Sexual Violence
  • Gender-based violence and undocumented students
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault

This conference is best suited for professionals working directly with college aged students including law enforcement, student conduct, victim advocates, counselors, academics and other interested parties.  Students are welcome to attend!

Thank you to everyone who attended the inaugural Evolving Practices Conference at the University of Mary Washington.  Nearly 70 guests joined us for a full day of fruitful discussion surrounding gender and sexual-based violence on college campuses.  We hope you all learned something new and are inspired to continue growing your practices to meet the needs of your college students.  Presentation materials can be found below:

Angela Hattery – Gender Based Violence on College Campuses: Past Present and Future Presentation

Ann Kloeckner – Legal Aid Works Presentation

Kana Zink – Relationship Abuse Presentation

Michelle Laaksonen – Alcohol and Sexual Violence-What Do We Keep Missing?  Presentation

Palma Pustilnik – Administrative and Legal Options Presentation (Part 1)

Palma Pustilnik – Administrative and Legal Options Presentation (Part 2)

RCASA Cybersecurity Presentation

For feedback or inquiries regarding upcoming training opportunities at UMW,  please contact:
Britnae Purdy at bpurdy@umw.edu or  (540) 654-5655

*OVW Disclaimer: This project was supported by Grant No.  2016-WA-AX-0019   awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.