Mandated Reporting of Sexual Misconduct
by Campus Employees
An Online Training
From ATIXA & THE NCHERM GROUP, LLC
Due to recent regulations and recommendations released by the Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Education, this training tool is scheduled to undergo a number of updates and revisions to reflect these changes. While ATIXA is happy to offer you the ability to preview and purchase this tool, note that a revised version will be made available in the coming months.
The Title IX OCR Dear Colleague Letter (April 4, 2011) tells us we must train all of our employees on reporting responsibilities. How are we supposed to do that? We’ve heard your requests for ATIXA to create the tool you need, and now you can train your employees with ease, online.
This online training is designed to inform employees about their duty to report sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and other behaviors that fall under Title IX. This training can be used in large groups or individually, and is appropriate for all employees, including staff, administrators and faculty.
The training comprehensively covers reporting of sex and gender discrimination incidents, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, bullying, stalking and related behaviors, thus satisfying the expectations of Title IX and Title VII. The training also addresses the reporting of crimes and crime statistics for Clery Act compliance, when those crimes intersect with Title IX and Title VII (as in the case of sexual assault).
The training includes a 35 minute online video featuring Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., as well as support documents including a brief study guide, Powerpoint slides, and a printable proof-of-completion post-test that employees can use to demonstrate that they have completed the training.
A pre-test is available to assess baseline knowledge for all institutions. The online format makes training your employees quick, clear and cost-effective.
The training is based on the policy premise that all employees are mandated to report, and empowers Jane/John Doe reporting for confidential employees from whom only statistical information will be requested. To utilize this training, we encourage you to make sure that its content is compatible with your university or college policies and expectations. We believe the content of this training represents both best practices and what is required to assure compliance with three relevant federal statutes.
This training is suitable for all institutional employees, whether they are supervisors or supervisees. It is suitable for administrators, confidential employees and subcontractors.
The training features content addressing these topics:
- Basics of Title IX Protections
- Basics of Title VII Protections
- Basics of Clery Act Reporting
- The Role of the Title IX Coordinator
- Distinguishing Sex/Gender Discrimination from Crimes
- What Supervisors Need to Report
- What Supervises Need to Report
- Expectations for Faculty
- What to do if you are Unsure of What to Report, When, How or to Whom
- The Full Report v. the Jane/John Doe Report — How do you know which one to file?
- Confidential Employees and the Duty to Report
- What to do with Victim Requests for Confidentiality
- Addressing Duties to Report Abuse of Minors
- Off-campus Conduct and the Duty to Report
- Conduct by Guests, Visitors and Subcontractors
A one-time free viewing of this training is available to your campus so that you can evaluate the content to be sure it that it is a good fit for your campus policy, employee reporting expectations and training needs. The preview video will be available for five (5) business days. Access to the video will expire after this time. To request your free preview, please contact Marianne Price, Director of Educational Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-644-7858. Click here to view a sample mandated reporting policy developed by ATIXA to support training of this kind.
Mandated reporter training is based on a per viewing, flat fee. You can purchase as little as one viewing at a time. Please note that in light of federal requirements, ATIXA recommends that all employees receive training on mandated reporting. Cost for the training is $4.00 per employee.
In conjunction with our CCC program, individuals and institutions alike can now take advantage of our Online Training Portal. This new system allows users to log in to view video-based trainings and accumulate credits. The system is based on purchasing “tokens,” or views, that are valid for any online training in the system.
Institutions can use the online training portal for the following:
- Specific online trainings include learning outcomes and pre- and post-tests, which institutions may find useful for assessing outcomes attainment for faculty, staff and student training
- Purchase online trainings and distribute tokens, or viewing rights, to users at your institution
- Create and name groups of your users for the purpose of distributing tokens
- View information for your users, including name, email address and certification status
- View and export the pass/fail rate for your users who have viewed an online training
- Prompt and remind your users to view specific online trainings by deadline dates
- Generate a link that can be emailed to your users from your institution’s email system, which will enable them to create an account that is pre-associated with your institution
- Upload a logo to be displayed on the landing page for your users (.png or.jpg format, not to exceed 500KB)
Your institution can visit our website here to create an organizational account. Once set up, institutions can log-in to access their account. Once completed, payment for the online training tool can be made directly through portal, allowing you to purchase your selected amount of viewings.
Once purchased through our portal, institutions can contact ATIXA directly (email@example.com; 610-644-7858) for an optional 20-30 minute demo of the portal.
Once your institution has purchased the online training viewing “tokens”, you will assign your users (employees) the training within your institutional online training portal. Employees will log-in to their individual accounts and will be greeted with an alert requesting the training be taken at their earliest convenience.
The training will ask employees to take a pre-test and will be offered their score before watching the training video. After the video has been viewed fully, employees must take the post-test immediately. A final pass/fail score will be offered and available in your institution online training portal.
Q: Is this training delivered via live streaming video?
A: No. This training is based on video from a training that Brett Sokolow provided live, that was recorded. The slides from the training were then edited into the high definition video. So, you’ll see Brett talking, and you be able to read the slides as they appear while he talks. Part of the video also includes his Q&A with the on-site audience, and you’ll see the questions and answers.
Q: Can the video be paused, or does it need to be viewed in a single sitting?
A: The video will be streamed through our online training portal. Only stop and pause features are available. An employee can pause and step away at any time.
Q: Is this training interactive?
A: This training has been designed with multimedia learning components. The pre-test questions assess baseline understanding before the training is completed. The post-test features the same questions as the pre-test. Trainees answer the post-test after viewing the video, which addresses each of the questions found in the test. Once completed, the trainee can submit the completed quiz (to their supervisor or other designated administrator on your campus) screen as proof-of-completion of the training.
For questions about the training, information on purchasing or any other inquiries, please contact Marianne Price, Director of Educational Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-644-7858.