Date/Time: 
11/13/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Victims of Crime
Description: 

Join experts from the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), Crime Victims Services (CVS), and Social Solutions to learn what research and resources are available to help victim-serving agencies measure their activities and improve their impact.

Susan Howley of NCVC will offer insight into why the victims services field is moving increasingly towards measuring outcomes and delivering evidence-based programming, and what that means for service providers. David Voth of CVS will address how practitioners can contextualize programs in terms of specific outcomes and indicators to help connect staff efforts with participant outcomes, using tools like logic models. Nicole Geller of Social Solutions will address what technological supports exist today to help providers measure those program efforts and improve participant outcomes.

Date/Time: 
12/10/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Description: 

Transgender men and women are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse behind bars. What support do transgender survivors need to heal? How can you, as an advocate, make a difference in their lives?
 
Join JDI for our final two webinars of the year — a two-part series for rape crisis advocates who want to provide services to transgender survivors of sexual abuse in detention.

Part 2: On December 10, we will focus on direct advocacy strategies, including legal and systems advocacy. Jennifer Orthwein from the Transgender Law Center will talk about her experience working with transgender survivors in California state prisons and provide an overview of her organization’s advocacy strategies. Earline Budd, an advocate who has provided direct services to transgender inmates in Washington, D.C., will discuss safety planning, systems advocacy, and re-entry planning for incarcerated transgender survivors of sexual abuse.

Learn more about part 1

Date/Time: 
11/19/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Description: 

Transgender men and women are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse behind bars. What support do transgender survivors need to heal? How can you, as an advocate, make a difference in their lives?
 
Join JDI for our final two webinars of the year — a two-part series for rape crisis advocates who want to provide services to transgender survivors of sexual abuse in detention.

Part 1: On November 19, we will cover how to communicate effectively with transgender survivors and give an overview of life behind bars for transgender people. Michael Munson, Director of FORGE, will talk about FORGE’s publication Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault and how to adapt the interventions in the guide to a prison setting. Joining Michael as a guest speaker will be Kerri Cecil, a transgender woman, prisoner rape survivor, filmmaker, and activist. 

Learn more about part 2

Date/Time: 
11/08/2014 - 9:00am to 01/10/2015 - 11:59pm
Location
City: 
Charlotte
Postal Code: 
28223
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
UNC Charlotte Center for Wellness Promotion
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Nicole Madonna-Rosario
Contact Phone: 
704-687-7348
Contact Email: 
nmadonna@uncc.edu
Contact Website: 
http://wellness.uncc.edu
Description: 

The Center for Wellness Promotion at UNC Charlotte in collaboration with Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sports in Society will be hosting  the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Training Institute on January 20-22, 2015.  The training is 3 days and costs $500 per person. What is MVP? MVP utilizes a unique bystander approach to empower all individuals to learn safe and healthy ways to confront abuse.  What are MVP Institutes?It’s a 3 day interactive training designed for professional staff and faculty.  It will provide you with the skills necessary to develop, implement and conduct MVP trainings at your institution. Who should attend? College and high school educators who have an interest in violence prevention and education. Space is limited! To register please visit our websitewww.wellness.uncc.edu

Date/Time: 
09/09/2015 - 8:00am to 09/11/2015 - 5:00pm
Location
City: 
Anaheim
Postal Code: 
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Description: 

About the National Center for Victims of Crime

The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for victims of crime. Our mission is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.

 

Call for Workshop Proposals

The National Center for Victims of Crime is seeking presenters for its National Training Institute, to be held September 9-11, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, in Aneheim, CA. Workshops will address a wide range of topics organized into separate conference tracks. Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes (1.5 hours) in length, unless otherwise specified in the proposal. Accepted presenters will be assigned day and presentation time by the Institute planning committee.

Access the call for proposals.

 

2015 National Training Institute Overview

The National Center is pleased to present the National Center for Victims of Crime 2015 National Training Institute. As in past years, this training will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. Our National Conference is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations. Conference sessions will highlight practical information to better support services for the wide range of persons victimized by crimes of all types.

Date/Time: 
09/02/2015 - 8:00am to 09/04/2015 - 1:00pm
Location
City: 
Los Angeles
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
CALCASA
Description: 

Learn more about the National Sexual Assault Conference.

Date/Time: 
12/16/2014 - 1:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Victim Rights Law Center
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.victimrights.org/
Description: 

Whether it is a single incident or an ongoing pattern of abuse, sexual assault can undermine a victim’s physical and emotional safety—effective safety plans empower victims and can help them reclaim a sense of safety and security. This 90-minute webinar will address the importance of safety planning for victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault, explore how safety planning for these survivors may be different than safety planning with domestic violence victims, and provide tips for using the VRLC's new, OVW-approved guide to safety planning with adult survivors of non-intimate partner sexual assault. The webinar will include a discussion of strategies for protecting victim privacy, discussing emotional safety, and providing survivor-centered safety planning.

Date/Time: 
11/18/2014 - 1:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UciMpaHg2AD4rsln3it1b-PvshJfc8WXNfyLrhQ62VU/viewform
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.victimrights.org/
Description: 

Legal advocacy and representation in the civil justice arena is a critical complement to the remedies and rights available to sexual assault victims through the criminal justice process. After completing this webinar, participants will be able to identify some of the unique issues confronted by victims of sexual assault, and better understand what advocates, lawyers, and other responders can do to access civil remedies to promote victim healing and recovery. The webinar will address victims’ rights and remedies related to employment, housing, privacy, education, immigration, safety, and financial stability, providing participants with the opportunity to “issue spot” victim needs and develop strategies to meet them. 

Date/Time: 
11/20/2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location
Address: 

Webinar

Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Cener for Sex Offender Management,National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Resource Sharing Project, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Stevyn Fogg
Contact Email: 
sfogg@cepp.com
Description: 

It is increasingly acknowledged that efforts to promote victim and community safety and prevent sexual victimization can be enhanced when sexual assault victim advocates and sex offender management professionals work together toward a shared vision.  Recognizing this potential, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is supporting four national organizations – the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the Resource Sharing Project (RSP), and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) – to partner on a novel initiative to support collaboration between sexual assault victim advocates and sex offender management professionals. This support will take the form of on-site training, technical assistance, written resources, and webinars. Please join us for the first in a series of webinars to be delivered under this national initiative. In this webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of the project and highlight the findings of needs assessments completed by national samples of representatives from the victim advocacy and sex offender treatment communities. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to: 

  • Learn about perspectives on collaboration between these stakeholder groups;
  • Develop an understanding about current trends and practices;
  • Hear factors that support or create barriers to collaboration;
  • Share promising strategies they have learned and used in the field; and
  • Learn about project resources and next steps.

 Registration is required to participate in this webinar. After your registration has been processed, you will receive instructions for joining the webinar. Click here to register. Presenters:

  • Karen Baker, Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
  • Kurt Bumby, Director, Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)
  • Maia Christopher, Executive Director, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

 For inquiries regarding this webinar, please contactStevyn Fogg at sfogg@cepp.com.The webinar will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. EST   This project was supported by Grant #2013-TA-AX-K029 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Date/Time: 
01/22/2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Valencia College - West Campus
1800 South Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
www.fcasv.org
Description: 

College and university administrators, counselors and advocates are invited to join us on January 22, 2015 for a one-day training as we bring together national Title IX expert Lindy Aldrich, Esq.* of the Victim Rights Law Center and state responders to focus on understanding and responding to sexual violence on campus.Topic highlights include: confidentiality, trauma informed investigations, Title IX for educators, and sexual assault: fact and fiction. Registration is $95 per person. Learn more about this one-day training.

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