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Professional Sports Leagues Respond to Domestic Violence

October 2, 2015: Professional Sports Leagues Respond to Domestic Violence

DVAM:
Did You Know?
Did you know that each of the major professional sports leagues in our country have policies and services to respond to domestic violence, whether their players are victimized or perpetrate violence?
MLB (Major League Baseball): The most recent league to implement a policy, MLB’s is a comprehensive response that includes investigation and discipline for current offenses, treatment and intervention for both the victim and the offender, and regular prevention education.
NBA (National Basketball Association): Domestic violence convictions are handled under the league’s rules about “Unlawful Violence” – players are immediately suspended for a minimum of 10 games, must get a clinical evaluation and attend counseling sessions. Additionally, NBA union officials said players already receive [prevention] training at least one year before they join the basketball league.
NFL (National Football League): The NFL’s policy, announced in December 2014, includes developing critical response teams for each team as well as prevention education programming for youth in football programs.
NHL (National Hockey League): Officials said they meet with players annually to discuss conduct and conduct and determine responses to domestic violence on a case-by-case basis.
Sources: Click on the hyperlinks above for more information.

What can we do?

 Get Educated!
o Watch the NFL’s Call to Coaches video

o Read this research overview on engaging men and boys and this research on how to mobilize men and boys as allies

 Promote implementation of primary prevention programs such as:

o Coaching Boys into Men

o Teach Early

 Attend George Mason University’s Healthy Masculinity workshop on 10/28.

 Use social media to spread the word!
o DVAM: Did you know that all major professional sports leagues have policies in place to respond to #DomesticViolence? Let’s take their lead and promote prevention efforts, such as Teach Early, in youth sports leagues here in #FairfaxCounty. #DVAM2015 #LookAgain

o DYK we can help stop #domesticviolence through youth prevention efforts, such as #TeachEarly. #DVAM2015 #FairfaxCounty #LookAgain
[Go to: http://teachearly.org/, when you scroll down the page, social media links will pop up on the left.]

Mental Health First Aid Training, 2 Days: Oct. 8-9 Register now in NOVA Academy

Greetings!

 

The Office of Student Mental Health and Behavior and the Professional Development Unit (HR) have invited the Fairfax County Community Services Board once again to facilitate the Mental Health First Aid workshop.

 

Location: Fairfax, 3922 Pender, Suite 150

Date: Wednesday, October 8th and Thursday, October 9th.

Time:  9:30 am-till 3:00 pm.

Note: Participants need to commit to both days and be present for the duration of the sessions to receive their certification.

Maximum number of participants: 20

Registration closes on Tuesday, September 30th at midnight, so sign up now!

 

Course Title:

NOVA – HR: Mental Health First Aid 

 

Course Description:

You are more likely to encounter someone experiencing a mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that teaches you about common warning signs and risk factors for mental health problems and provides a five-step action plan and resources for helping someone in crisis. Mental Health First Aid provides an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and gives an overview of common treatments. Those who take the 8 hour course certify as Mental Health First Aiders and learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

 

Please register through NOVA Academy for this class at https://covkc.virginia.gov/nvcc.  Search for keyword “nova health.”  You may contact AskHR@nvcc.edu if you have any additional questions.

 

Thank you,

 

Human Resources

Northern Virginia Community College

3926 Pender Drive, Suite 150

Fairfax, VA 22030-0974

 

http://www.nvcc.edu/

 

ASIST Training Opportunity Coming Soon! Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE: ASIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) will be on January 8 & 9th at the Arlington Urgent Care Center Building, 601 S Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204. It is conveniently located right off of Route 50. Registration information will be posted soon.

Active Shooter Trainings This Week – Lead by NOVA Police Officer, Tony Ong

September is CAMPUS SAFETY Month!

Help keep our campus safe! If You See Something, Say Something!  Report it using NOVACares!  www.nvcc.edu/novacares

Active Shooter Trainings this week throughout NOVA.  Make plans to attend the best one for your schedule.  Just email Officer Tony Ong at tong@nvcc.edu to reserve your spot.
From NOVA’s Police Department:
Good morning,
As a friendly reminder, the NOVA Police will be hosting a Fall Active Shooter Response Training campus wide. Please refer to the dates and locations below and e-mail me if you are interested in attending.
  • All training will be held from 12 pm-1 pm.
Topics include:
• What is an Active Shooter?
• Statistics/case studies
• Tips on how to protect yourself and others
 Resources Dates/Times: 
• Annandale– September 16, CE Building, Seminar Room C&D
• Alexandria– September 17, AA158
• Woodbridge– September 18, WS 109
• Manassas– September 19, MP 217
• Loudoun– September 20, LC 209
Regards, Tony
OFC. Tony Ong
Community Resource/Crime Prevention Officer
Police Department
Northern Virginia Community College
3001 N. Beauregard Street Alexandria, Virginia 22311
Office: (703) 933-1850 Cell: (703) 229-2527

Opportunity for training on the new VAWA Laws in January, 2014

Training on the legal changes associated with the new violence against women laws. Local dates/locations are January 15th for Stevenson, MD (Baltimore area); January 16th for Richmond, VA; or Jan 17th for McLean,VA. Click on the link below and select nationwide locations to find the one closest to you. Registration is open now.

http://www.schoolpolicyinstitute.org/