Campus Dilemma: Unique Challenges of Addressing Problematic Sexual Behavior in Students

Recorded on September 14, 2021

Guest Speakers: Joan Tabachnick and Jay Wilgus

Over the past decade, increased advocacy and outrage have focused the public’s attention on sexual misconduct on college and university campuses. It is heartening to hear the public discourse and the insistence that something must be done to hold individuals and institutions responsible and provide appropriate resources for people who have experienced sexual harm. However, most colleges do not have specific resources or offices to offer support or work with students who have been accused or found responsible for sexual misconduct or choose to reach out for help.

Colleges and universities across the US are exploring effective prevention and intervention approaches to address the perpetration of sexual misconduct and wrestling with these important questions. This presentation provides an overview of existing campus approaches focusing on the emerging opportunities for clinicians who want to work with this transition age population.

Joan Tabachnick
Private Consultant

Joan Tabachnick has developed educational materials and innovative sexual violence prevention programs for national, state and local organizations over 25 years. Her primary focus is on preventing the perpetration of sexually harmful behaviors, particularly in adolescents and young adults. Joan has her own consulting practice, just completed a fellowship with the Department of Justice, SMART Office focusing on preventing campus sexual misconduct and over her career, is the author of numerous articles blogs, policy statements, and book chapters.

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Jay Wilgus
Principal, Klancy Street, LLC

Jay Wilgus is a lawyer, mediator, educator, and consultant who serves as Principal at Klancy Street, LLC – a specialized law, consulting and dispute resolution practice focused on helping parties find common ground. Prior to forming Klancy Street, Wilgus served as Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Utah and Director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution at the University of Michigan. His work regularly addresses restorative justice approaches to student sexual misconduct and research-informed interventions for students with problematic sexual behavior. Wilgus holds a Master’s in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine and a J.D. from the University of Utah.

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    1. Hi Alan:

      As I’ve indicated elsewhere, the webinar will review the current state of problem sexual behavior on campus. Safer Society produces numerous resources that are in line with positive psychology. I hope you can attend and offer purely solution-focused ideas. 🙂

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