The Initial Contact Advocacy Network (ICAN) is a safety net for all victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking within the TCNJ community. The Network facilitates access to the myriad of resources and service-providers available to victims/survivors. ICAN offers alternative entry points to resources for victims/survivors who would otherwise be hesitant to utilize mainstream campus and community services. ICAN operates as part of TCNJ’s victim-response system through a network of empathetic listeners with an interdisciplinary background. The ICAN members attend an initial training and are kept up to date on current issues impacting victims/survivors under the supervision of Anti-Violence Initiatives (AVI).
All ICAN members will be easily identified by an ICAN placard placed visibly on or around their door.
- ICAN members can be TCNJ faculty, staff, or administrators who maintain regular or reliable hours in an on-campus office.
- ICAN members are capable of maintaining privacy, but DO NOT hold the privilege of legal confidentiality.
- All ICAN members are willing and able to provide access to resources and services in accordance with the training.
- All ICAN members are 18 years old or over.
- All ICAN members complete appropriate documentation including anonymous reports in support of the Clery Act.
Current ICAN Members
|Lynn Bradley||Chemistry Facultyfirstname.lastname@example.org||3013||Science Complex|
|Barbara Clark||Student Health Services Nurse Practitioneremail@example.com||2889||Eickhoff|
|Dave Conner||Fraternity & Sorority Life Assistant Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||3125||Student Center|
|Robbin Loonan||Anti-Violence Initiatives Coordinatoremail@example.com||2272||Holman|
|Tabitha Dell’Angelo||Elementary Education Facultyfirstname.lastname@example.org||3354||Forcina|
|Joe Hadge||Alcohol & Drug Education Program (ADEP)Coordinatoremail@example.com||2571||Holman|
|Lynette Harris||Career Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org||3371||Forcina|
|Holly Heller||Student Health Services Nurse Practitioneremail@example.com||2889||Eickhoff|
|Dawn Henderson||Sr. Associate Director of Athletics / Women’s Basketball Coachfirstname.lastname@example.org||3030||Recreation Center|
|Sally Miller||Softball Coachemail@example.com||2365||Recreation Center|
|Amanda Norvell||Biology Facultyfirstname.lastname@example.org||3439||Biology Building|
|Marcia O’Connell||Biology Facultyemail@example.com||2879||Biology Building|
|Georgeann O’Leary||Student Health Services Nurse Practitionerfirstname.lastname@example.org||2889||Eickhoff|
|Antonino Scarpati||Nursing, Health, & Exercise Science Assistant Deanemail@example.com||2447||Loser|
|Anntarie Sims||Communication Studies Facultyfirstname.lastname@example.org||2125||Kendall|
|Felicia Steele||English Facultyemail@example.com||2698||Bliss|
|Brunelle Tomsky||Psychology Department Stafffirstname.lastname@example.org||2427||Social Sciences|
|Tina Tormey||Residential Education & Housing Assistant Directoremail@example.com||3279||Allen|
|Janice Vermeychuk||Student Health Services Director / Nurse Practitionerfirstname.lastname@example.org||2841||Eickhoff|
|Linda Young||Student Health Services Registered Nurseemail@example.com||2889||Eickhoff|
Goals of ICAN
ICAN is a victim-centered program. Victim/survivor assistance is second only to victim/survivor safety. Therefore, the dual purpose of ICAN is to advertise to the victim/survivor that a known safe haven is available to her/him and that the person in that safe haven can help her/him become informed about medical, legal, and mental health resources both on and off campus. The goals of ICAN are as follows:
- To minimize re-victimization that occurs from discussing the incident with multiple sources.
- To always empower the victim/survivor.
- To hold the victim/survivor in unconditional positive regard and without judgment.
- To make victims/survivors aware that an ICAN member is not trained to provide professional care to the victim/survivor.
- To clarify that confidentiality cannot* be ensured, but privacy will be.
- To expedite the victim to professional care where confidentiality can be ensured if desired by the victim/survivor.
- To make the victim/survivor aware of resources both on- and off -campus via use of the CARE (Choice~Advocacy~Respect~Empowerment) Package.
*Any questions about the limitations of confidentiality can be directed to Robbin Loonan, AVI and ICAN Coordinator
ICAN members must complete a 1/2 day training to receive an ICAN Placard.
Training covers the following topics:
- Overview of Domestic/Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
- Resource and Referral Training with the CARE Package
- Mandatory Reporting Procedures