GREAT NECK, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After vetting numerous organizations, the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment, created by the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation, today announced that it has unanimously selected Self Solutions to conduct a comprehensive assessment of sexual misconduct at the Academy. Self Solutions specializes in investigating behaviors and culture aboard ships and at academies, and has developed programs that have helped college and university officials predict and prevent sexual assault. Their study will investigate:
- Best practices that can immediately impact sexual misconduct prevention and response at USMMA
- Better implementation of existing strategies to eliminate sexual misconduct at USMMA
- The effectiveness of the suspension of Sea Year core curricula as a means of eliminating sexual misconduct at USMMA
- Increasing the transparency of the Academy's efforts and rationale for implementing specific sexual misconduct policies
The Task Force is confident that Self Solutions' findings will be crucial in implementing evidence-backed solutions to mitigate the Academy's challenges related to sexual misconduct. "We stand ready to support the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in developing a facts-based plan for eliminating sexual misconduct and ensuring that current and future midshipmen are effectively trained in a safe environment," said Captain Eileen Roberson, USNR (Ret.). "Self Solutions is the right company for the job given their extensive experience analyzing behaviors on ships and academy campuses," she added.
Self Solutions will immediately begin the process of conducting its investigation and will release its report in its entirety upon completion.
About Self Solutions
Self Solutions is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned small business that blends analytics and training to help leaders lead, managers manage and employees develop. After a decade of concept validation throughout the DOD and Federal Market space, Self Solutions now applies its proven methodology to help leaders throughout the world see and solve today's most pressing issues. What makes Self Solution's approach unique is its use of qualitative analytics to get to the root causal factor of a particular challenge, revealing why it is happening. For optimal impact, only after the why is known may solutions be prioritized to promote the good and prevent the bad.
About the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
The Task Force was created by the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation to retain an independent, third party expert to conduct a comprehensive study on sexual misconduct both on campus and at sea.
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SOURCE U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation