Resources

For the Public

National Organization for Victim Assistance

NOVA’s mission is to champion dignity and compassion for victims of crime & crisis. Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause. NOVA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

School Violence Law (“SVL”)

SVL is the only nationwide legal team dedicated to representing victims and families of victims of school violence, sexual assault, hazing, bullying, and Title IX violation issues, having specialized in this area for nearly 20 years.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.

PEACE OUTside CAMPUS

PEACE OUTside CAMPUS – The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation is dedicated to promoting peaceful and safe living environments in off-campus college communities nationwide.

ULifeline

ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource to learn more about your thoughts and feelings, and to reach out for help if necessary. Visit ULifeline.org to take a confidential screening, to research mental health conditions or to locate resources on your campus. If you or someone you know needs help immediately, please contact your campus counseling center, call 9-1-1, text START to 741-741, or dial The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK.

Love is Louder

Sometimes we don’t speak up when we’re struggling because we want to act strong or we think people won’t understand. The truth is this — asking for help when you’re having a hard time isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. If your foot was hurting days or weeks on end, you’d go to a doctor to get it checked out. It’s just as important to be proactive about how you’re feeling and to get support for your emotional health. Love is Louder was launched by The Jed Foundation, MTV and actress Brittany Snow. The movement works online, through the media and in communities to strengthen emotional health by building resiliency, creating connectedness, promoting acceptance and empowering others to support their peers. Love is Louder has already inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world to take actions that will help them feel more connected, be more resilient, help others and reach out for support if needed.

Half of Us

Have you or a friend been feeling stressed, anxious, sad, hopeless, irritable or unfocused? It’s OK to answer “yes” if that’s the case. These feelings could be normal, but they could also be something that requires help to overcome. If you were in physical pain, you’d get it checked out. Mental health is just as important. Young people are especially at risk, with half of college students reporting that they have been stressed to a point where they couldn’t function during the past year. The good news is that nearly all mental health issues can be improved with proper treatment. When we decrease the stigma around mental health and encourage help-seeking, we can change and save lives. Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation aim to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.

The Transition Year

Your roadmap to emotional health and wellness at college starts here. Whether you need help picking a school that is the best fit, are looking for tips on managing stress once on campus, or want guidance in making a smooth transition for a student dealing with an issue like depression, this site has the tools and information you need. The Transition Year is an online resource center to help parents and students focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition. It’s common to assume that the major obstacle in adjusting to campus life will be academic. However, research shows that emotional issues are most likely to interfere with success at college. Transition Year helps you prepare.

The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation is a leader in protecting the emotional health of America’s 21 million college students. Our proven model and award-winning programs are changing the way campuses, communities and families promote mental health and prevent suicide. As the nation’s leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, The Jed Foundation is protecting the mental health of students across the country. With your support, we will continue to lead the way and protect the potential of tomorrow’s leaders.

Not Alone

Launched in connection with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, www.notalone.gov provides information for students, schools, and the public regarding prevention of and response to campus sexual assault, including the intersection of the Clery Act and Title IX.

One Love

Founded in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, One Love works with young people across the country to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and activate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence. The danger level of a relationship can be difficult to assess. The My Plan App helps women and their friends to determine if a relationship is unsafe and create an action plan to leave safely.

LoveisRespect

LoveisRespect’s mission is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. Start a live chat with LoveisRespect.org for a confidential live chat (IM-style) with a peer advocate available 24/7. Send a text message and get a quick response from one of LoveisRespect’s peer advocates by texting “loveis” (capitalization does not matter) to 22522. Call a peer advocate and speak with a trained LoveisRespect advocate for education and support for you or someone you love who is in a violent relationship at 1-866-331-9474.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call a hotline and reach a trained expert advocate 24/7 for education and support for you or someone you love. The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-799-7233 or www.thehotline.org.

SurvJustice

SurvJustice is an organization working to provide justice for survivors of sexual violence through effective legal assistance, institutional policymaking and legislative lobbying.

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event

A video that begins with graphic violence by Ready Houston and funded by Department of Homeland Security. The video shows how to survive during an active shooter event by teaching the concept of Run > Hide > Fight.

For Schools

Campus Safety Magazine

Campus Safety Magazine exclusively serves campus police chiefs, security directors, IT personnel, emergency managers and executive administrators involved in the public safety and security of major hospitals, schools and universities in the United States. Campus Safety is a product of Torrance, Calif.-based business-to-business publishing company Bobit Business Media.

National Center For Campus Public Safety

The National Center for Campus Public Safety’s (NCCPS or the National Center) mission is to bring together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of the nation’s colleges and universities. The National Center promotes innovative practices specific to campus public safety efforts and develops comprehensive responses, resources and strategies, drawing from contemporary practices and the latest thinking on school safety and security. In addition, the National Center delivers essential training and technical assistance to campus security teams, student affairs professionals and key stakeholders and coordinates resources germane to the safety of students and teachers.

Clery Center For Security On Campus

The Clery Center for Security On Campus is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to preventing violence, substance abuse and other crimes on college and university campuses across the United States, and to compassionately assist the victims of these crimes.

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) advances public safety for educational institutions by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services. IACLEA is the leading voice for the campus public safety community.

CSHEMA

The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) supports and educates campus-based EHS professionals to empower and to improve the EHS profession in campus environments. Originally founded in 1954 as the Campus Safety Association, CSHEMA has a long history of service to the college, university, and research communities.

National Organization for Victim Assistance

NOVA’s mission is to champion dignity and compassion for victims of crime & crisis. Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause. NOVA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.

PEACE OUTside CAMPUS

PEACE OUTside CAMPUS – The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation is dedicated to promoting peaceful and safe living environments in off-campus college communities nationwide.

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event

A video that begins with graphic violence by Ready Houston and funded by Department of Homeland Security. The video shows how to survive during an active shooter event by teaching the concept of Run > Hide > Fight.