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Violence & Substance Abuse Prevention

Administration Building 102
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4044



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Haven

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Haven?
Why is UCM requiring students to complete Haven?
Do I have to be 18 to take Haven?
Do I still have to complete Haven if I took it at another university?
But I am single and do not date, so why do I have to take this course?
What happens if I don’t take this?
How will I know when I am done with the course?
How long will it take me to complete this program?
Will this be confidential? Will anyone be able to see my answers?
What do I do if I am having trouble watching the videos?

What is Haven?

Haven uses a population-level approach to educate all students on the issues associated with sexual assault and relationship violence, taking into account their unique perspectives and experiences, providing:

- Key definitions and statistics
- Reflective and personalized content
- Bystander skill and confidence-building strategies
- Campus-specific policies, procedures and resources


Why is UCM requiring students to take Haven?

Haven helps students understand healthy and unhealthy relationships and resources available for those who may experience sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking.
The 2013 federal Campus Sexual Violence Act (SaVE Act) now requires all new students to complete a sexual and interpersonal violence prevention education; Haven fulfills this requirement.


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Do I have to be 18 to take Haven?

No, the minimum age requirement to take this course is 17 years old.

 

Do I still have to complete Haven if I took it at another university?

 

Yes, the course has UCM specific information and we don't have access to other schools records.



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But I am single and do not date, so why do I have to take this course?

Even students who are not in an intimate relationship need to recognize healthy and unhealthy relationships in others and know how to intervene if they observe problematic behavior. Whether you plan to be in a relationship or not, this information will help you navigate future school and work envrionments.

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What happens if I don't take this?

Any student who fails to complete Part 1 of Haven by the deadline will have a hold placed on their student account and will not be able to register for classes for the following semester until you have completed the course.

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How will I know when I am done with the course?

To fulill UCM's requirement you must complete Part 1 and the Exam. Students who do this will not receive a hold on their account. However, to complete the entire program, students should also finish Part 2.

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How long will it take to complete this program?

The answer to this question depends on the speed of your internet service and how much you choose to interact with the activites provided. Using high speed internet, most students complete Part 1 of Haven in about 45 minutes. Remember that you may log in and out of the course. Part 2 of the course, which you complete 45 days after you finished Part 1, only takes about 15-20 minutes.

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Will this be confidential? Will anyone be able to see my answers?

Yes it is confidential, and no, your name will not be linked with your answers. The UCM staff who implements Haven will know if you have completed the course and your final exam score, but not your individual responses or answers to questions. Your name and responses are separated and kept in separate data storage facilities. This program has been designed to protect your privacy.

What do I do if I’m having trouble watching the videos?

  1. Ensure that you are using a supported browser:
    • Firefox
    • Safari
    • Google Chrome
    • Internet Explorer
    • The most recent versions of these programs are preferred.
  2. Ensure that you are running the most recent version of Flash Player by performing the following steps:
    • Go to Google (or other search engine) and search for "flash version check" (no quotes).
    • Select the link that says Adobe - Flash Player. Direct link: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about
    • The installed version information will display on the screen.
    • Need to upgrade? Go to: http://www.adobe.com and click the button that says Get Flash Player.
  3. If the above steps do not resolve the issue, continue to Task 2.

Task 2: Troubleshooting:

  1. Switch to Audio only mode.
  2. Close all other applications and tabs, e.g.: iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Additionally, do not have any CDs or DVDs playing on the computer while viewing the course.
  3. Delete your browser history and cookies.
  4. Reboot the computer.
  5. Switch to another supported browser.
  6. Disable all popup blockers and third party toolbars.
  7. If on a wireless connection, try a wired connection.
  8. Try accessing the course from a different connection (computer lab, library, etc.)
  9. Try accessing the course at a different time of day (e.g.: during non-peak Internet usage hours, like morning).

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