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Sexual Violence on Campus

Sexual Violence on Campus

SKU# 9780826113740

Policies, Programs and Perspectives


  • Allen J. Ottens PhD
  • Kathy Hotelling PhD, ABPP

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This is a somber reminder that sexual aggression, violence, and rape are chronic and serious problems on college campuses today. The volume proposes proactive strides toward stopping such violence. It addresses the role of alcohol and rape, includes the latest information on club drugs and drug-facilitated rape, and explores the special issues surrounding gay, lesbian and transgender violence. Chapters also address changing "the culture" found in, and often fostered by, fraternities and sororities as well as some athletic teams. It puts forward constructive strategies for preventing sexual assault, managing anger, group counseling for survivors, and more. This book will aid counselors and administrators in understanding and stopping sexual assault on college campuses across the country.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 14, 2000
  • Page Count 328
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113740
  • EISBN 9780826197139

Table of Contents 

Step 1: Offers all birthing mothers unrestricted access to birth companions, labor support, professional midwifery care.

Marilyn Curl

Step 2: Provides accurate descriptive and statistical information to the public about its practices and procedures for birth care, including measures of interventions and outcomes.

Marilyn Curl

Step 3: Provides culturally competent care – that is, care that is sensitive and responsive to the specific beliefs, values, and customs of the mother’s ethnicity and religion.

Karen Miles Sheffield

Step 4: Provides the birthing woman with the freedom to walk, move about, and assume the positions of her choice during labor and birth (unless restriction is specifically required to correct a complication), and discourages the use of the lithotomy (flat on back with legs elevated) position.

Laurey Munch

Step 5: Has clearly defined policies and procedures for:

• Collaborating and consulting throughout the perinatal period with other maternity services, including communicating with the original caregiver when transfer from one birth site to another is necessary;

• Linking the mother and baby to appropriate community resources, including prenatal and post-discharge follow-up and breastfeeding support.

Judith A. Lothian

Step 6: Does not routinely employ practices and procedures that are unsupported by scientific evidence,

Barbara A. Hotelling

Step 7: Educates staff in non-drug methods of pain relief, and does not promote the use of analgesic or anesthetic drugs not specifically required to correct a complication.

Jeanette Schwartz

Step 8: Encourages all mothers and families, including those with sick or premature newborns or infants with congenital problems, to touch, hold, breastfeed, and care for their babies to the extent compatible with their conditions.

Rhonda Lanning

Step 9: Discourages non-religious circumcision of the newborn.

Catherine Gordon

Step 10: Strives to achieve the WHO-UNICEF “Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative” to promote successful breastfeeding:

Eileen A. DiFrisco and Jessica Deeb


• Mother-Friendly self-assessment tool for hospitals, birth centers, and home birth practices.

• Having a Baby?: Ten Questions to Ask

• Is Your Perinatal Practice Mother-Friendly?

• Is Your Doula Practice Mother-Friendly?

• Are Your Childbirth Classes Mother-Friendly?

• Additional Policy: Nitrous Oxide Use in the Intrapartum/Immediate Post-Partum Period

• Additional Policy: Birth Can Safely Take Place at Home and in Birthing Centers