Combating Campus Sexual Assault:  SENATE HEARINGS July 29, 2015

Senator Lemar Alexander Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee On Health, Education, Labor & Pensions held public hearings on Combating Campus Sexual Assault with the following Expert Witnesses:

Witnesses

Panel I

  1. The Honorable Claire McCaskill
  2. The Honorable Dean Heller
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  6. The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand
  7. The Honorable Kelly Ayotte

Panel II

  1. The Honorable Janet Napolitano  President, University of California Oakland , CA
  2. Dana Bolger , Co-Founder, Know Your IX. Washington , D.C.
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  8. Dolores Stafford ,Executive Director, National Association of Clery Compliance Officers & Professionals and President & CEO, D. Stafford & Associates, Rehoboth Beach , DE
  9. Mollie Benz Flounlacker Associate Vice President for Federal Relations,Association of American Universities, Washington , D.C.

The actions taken by Senator Lemar Alexander are commendable with a Senate Bill estimated for late September 2015.

The testimony of the Witnesses, unfortunately, said little about true PREVENTION where the early years of socialization has been virtually ignored in contributing to a cultural climate of gender violence that begins in infancy and early childhood and becomes manifest in the adult years. Sexual violence has become a  “rite of passage” in cultures throughout the world, which has many roots and deserves national and international attention.

The following letters to Senator Lemar Alexander and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan explore the many roots of gender violence that focuses on the early years; the role that the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health under PL87-838, enacted by the Congress and which created the NICHD to conduct research and training in the special health problems and requirements of mothers and children..."(Sec 441; the failure of the NICHD/NIH to comply with PL 87-838; and the NIH Conference on Violence (April 1994) that specified FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, where none of these Findings and Recommendations were implemented are detailed.

The failure of Federal Agencies to comply with the Public Laws enacted by the Congress requires that the Congress specify fiscal obligations upon the federal agencies in meeting the obligations set by the Congress, as did Republican Secretary Casper Weinberger in setting fiscal obligations for supporting child abuse and neglect research.

The Congress needs to set fiscal obligations for research program priorities, first acknowledged and enacted by Secretary Caspar Weinberger, see NICHD Chronology.

http://www.violence.de/archive.shtml#NICHD_Chronology

1975.  May 14, 1975

NIH Memo to Jehu C. Hunter from Joseph Bobbitt, Ph.D. It explicitly states that DHEW Secretary Weinberger is upset by the lack of response from various federal agencies to his directive to increase activity and research on child abuse and neglect. "He finally said that perhaps the Secretary would have to remind the agencies and set fiscal obligations as he did for FY [fiscal year] 74." Bobbitt stated "that specific requirements were never set for FY 75 (but that NICHD had maintained its FY 1974 mandate level)". View Document

I fear that the history of child abuse and neglect research and intervention programs will be followed by the Congressional programs to combat violence against women. 

PAST BECOMES PROLOGUE.

Ltr of 3 Sept 15 to Senator Lemar Alexander..HERE

Lt of 3 Sept 15 To Secretary Duncan, HERE

Kindergaten is too late Here

http://www.violence.de/prescott/dvd/Ibuka5.html

1970 White House Conference on Children  HERE

http://www.violence.de/prescott/dvd/Nixon-1970-WHC.pdf

1974 NIH VIOLENCE CONFERENCE HERE

http://www.violence.de/history/NIHR_1994.html

ALIENATION OF AFFECTION HERE

http://www.violence.de/prescott/letters/Alienation_of_Affection.pdf

CULTURAL BRAIN: FUTURE OF HUMANITY HERE

http://www.violence.de/prescott/ttf/cultbrain.pdf

NIH: BETRAYAL OF CHILDREN HERE

https://ttfuture.org/blog/james-prescott/betrayal-abused-and-neglected-children-mothers

3 September 2015

 

Senator Lemar Alexander

Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee On

Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

428 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

Re: Testimony: Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Combating Campus Sexual Assault July 29, 2015,Wed 9:00 AM

Dear Senator Alexander,

You are to be commended for your leadership in bringing the U.S. Senate to action in understanding and taking action on the epidemic of sexual assault on U.S. campuses.

Unfortunately, little has been said about true PREVENTION where the early years of socialization has been virtually ignored in contributing to a cultural climate of gender violence that begins in infancy and early childhood and becomes manifest in the adult years. Sexual violence has become a  “rite of passage” in cultures throughout the world and has many roots.

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3 September 2015

Secretary Arne Ducan

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202

Dear Secretary Duncan,

Enclosed is a copy of my letter to Senator Lemar Alexander Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee On Health, Education, Labor & Pensions concerning Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Combating Campus Sexual Assault, hearings  held on July 29, 2015 ,Wed 9:00 AM with attachments.

Unfortunately, little has been said about true PREVENTION where the early years of socialization has been virtually ignored in contributing to a cultural climate of gender violence that begins in infancy and early childhood and becomes manifest in the adult years.

An “agonizing reappraisal” of our educational system is required that would promote the necessity of affectional bonding in the mother-infant/child relationship and in the developing social relationships of the child, if violence is to be prevented.

The enclosed documentation supports this necessity and highlights the failure of the National Institutes of Health to meet its statutory obligations under PL 87-838 to support research and training in the special health problems and requirements of mothers and children..."(Sec 441).

Research over the past some fifty years has documented how Culture shapes the developing brain and the future of Humanity, which tragically has been ignored by the Congress and the federal agencies responsible for this nation’s health (see enclosures).

I urge you to act in your educational efforts to end violence against women and in our nation.

Respectfully,

James W. Prescott, Ph.D

Cc: Senator Lemar Alexander.

 

BIOBEHAVIORAL SYSTEMS

http://www.violence.de

http://montagunocircpetition.org

https://ttfuture.org/blog/james-prescott/betrayal-abused-and-neglected-children-mothers