Contact: William DeLamater, eReadia LLC
Project website: JustinCaseforColleges.com
eReadia LLC Partners with HazingPrevention.Org to make information on hazing available to thousands of college students via the Just in Case mobile app
HazingPrevention.Org, the leading national organization for the prevention of hazing, and eReadia LLC, creators of the Just in Case app, announced a partnership today which will bring information about how to recognize, prevent and report hazing to the smartphones of thousands of college students. Campuses currently providing outreach to students in crisis via the Just in Case app will now have the option to include this expert advice on hazing and what to do about it from HazingPrevention.Org.
“We are thrilled to partner with Just in Case for Colleges to be able to provide hazing-prevention content to students who may be at risk for physical, mental or psychological harms of hazing, or who may have a roommate or friend caught up in a situation” said Emily Pualwan, Executive Director of HazingPrevention.Org. “We value the platform’s ease of use and careful content that allows students to quickly assess a situation and find help in a crisis.”
The Just in Case app was created in 2012 to provide college campuses with an easy way to publish critical information regarding mental health crisis intervention and suicide prevention to students via their smartphones. Today, hundreds of thousands of students have access to the app on the campuses of participating schools. Each app reflects the unique information and branding preferences of the participating campus.
“With 18-24 year olds representing among the highest levels of smartphone ownership among all age demographics, we think that using this “Just in Case” mobile app to provide support and guidance in case of a crisis makes great sense”, said Will DeLamater, CEO of eReadia. “The addition of these resources developed by HazingPrevention.Org adds a critical dimension to the lifeline that the app represents to students caught up in a crisis and in need of guidance.”
The “Just in Case” app operates on all major smartphone platforms, and provides a set of guidelines and links for both students in crisis and for those around them. Using phrases like “I can’t cope…” and “I’m worried about a friend…,” the simple app interface guides students to the information and the help that best fits their circumstance. A special section of resources entitled “This might be hazing…” contains the expert guidance provided by HazingPrevention.Org, including subsections on “What is hazing?” and “What can I do?”
The new content is available immediately to colleges participating in the Just in Case project, which counts NASPA, the national organization for student affairs administrators, as a partner as well.
HazingPrevention.Org is a national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing, by providing education and resources, and building partnerships with others. Major initiatives of the organization include National Hazing Prevention Week TM, the Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention TM, and educational courses that touch the lives of thousands of individuals, organizations, campuses and communities.
About eReadia LLC
eReadia LLC is a leading mobile publishing provider for colleges and schools. Its mobile publishing platform allows institutions to push timely and relevant information to users via multiple mobile platforms. Originally designed for suicide prevention outreach on campus, the “Just in Case” app currently provides a lifeline to thousands of students confronting crises involving mental health, alcohol abuse, sexual assault and violence.