Learn from a Nevada state legislator why she championed a bill to enable law enforcement to collect DNA from felony arrestees.Senator Debbie Smith (D-NV) will talk about the importance of these laws for preventing and solving crimes. She will discuss overcoming barriers to passage, lessons learned along the way, and how collaborations contribute to best practices in policymaking.
On this free 45-minute call, several national organizations, governmental agencies, local domestic violence programs, advocates, allies, survivors and their family and friends gather together to connect and refocus our efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Each year, callers dial in to join the call and listen together in counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, meeting rooms, at school, at home, and at many other gatherings.Learn more.
Free “No Wrong Door” Training DayThe New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault is hosting a full day of training on providing services to survivors of sexual violence with developmental, intellectual, or other disabilities. Workshop presenters will include Beverly Frantz, PhD, of Temple University; Sarah Zesski of NJCBW; and Jessica Oppenheim of The Arc of New Jersey. Sexual violence program staff and all professionals who serve people with disabilities are encouraged to attend for cross-training and important conversations. FREE!The goal of No Wrong Door NJ is that survivors of sexual and domestic violence will be treated with dignity and respect through a seamless, integrated system where they will receive timely, appropriate and sufficient services regardless of whether they access services at victim services programs or at disability programs.Date: October 21, 2013 Time: Sign-in starts at 9am. Trainings from 10am to 4pm. Fee: Free, but advanced registration is required. Location: At the Middlesex County Fire Academy at 1001 Fire Academy Dr, Sayreville, NJ 08872 Register at http://www.njcasa.org/education-training/training-institute#nwdQuestions? Please call Margaret Mikkelsen at 609-631-4450, ext 1208.
Bystander intervention has emerged as a popular and powerful strategy for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence. This web conference will further national dialogue on the strategy, with a particular focus on social justice. It will highlight new publications about bystander intervention from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, as well as provide examples of successful integration of a social justice framework into the strategy.
After the session, participants will be able to:
1) Explain how bystander intervention strategies contribute to the prevention of sexual and domestic violence 2) Identify at least 3 resources to assist in implementing a bystander intervention strategy to prevent sexual and domestic violence 3) Articulate how to integrate a social justice approach into a bystander intervention strategy to prevent sexual and domestic violence
National Sexual Violence Resource Center/PCAR/CALCASA
SAVE THE DATE. The National Sexual Assault Conference is a two and a half day, advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention. More information to follow.
Guest speakers will include longtime advocates and an expert on probation and parole. The webinar will also feature a first-hand account of a survivor who was sexually abused in community corrections. The session is geared toward advocates, and specifically those working in community corrections, probation, or parole, but anyone who works with current or former detainees is encouraged to attend. The webinar is being supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
The 32nd Annual Research and Treatment Conference sponsored by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, Illinois, October 30 through November 2, 2013. This conference will offer symposia, workshop presentations, poster sessions, discussion groups, and advanced clinics relating to issues in both victim and perpetrator research and treatment. All sessions, with the exception of posters, have been approved for Continuing Education credits. Each presentation will provide information and training based on cutting edge research development and clinical application. The format is designed to best facilitate interaction with and learning from some of the most advanced practitioners in the field of sexual abuse. In addition to the three-day Conference schedule, ATSA will offer a selection of intensive half- and/or full-day Pre-Conference Clinics. These Clinics are designed to provide participants with extensive training and skills enhancement. View full conference description and registration information.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host its 2013 Youth Summit on August 2-3, 2013, in Washington, DC. In accordance with the summit theme, “Empowering Young Leaders for Juvenile Justice Reform,” sessions will provide youth leaders with information on juvenile justice basics, disproportionate minority contact, the school-to-prison pipeline, and leadership development. (OJJDP)
As healthy sexuality gains momentum as an approach to sexual violence prevention, it can be easy for beginners to feel they are in uncharted territory. This workshop will focus on exploring the basics of the healthy sexuality framework and how it connects to and strengthens prevention efforts. No question or concern is off-limits as we create a space that is centered on increasing participant’s skills, comfort-level and fluency in discussing and defining healthy sexuality. Participants will learn strategies for including healthy sexuality in sexual violence prevention efforts. This workshop will be interactive in format, allowing for activities, discussion, and feedback regarding opportunities and barriers. Note: this is a repeat of the training with the same name in November 2012. It was so popular, we decided to offer it again!
Presenters: Alison Bellavance (Planned Parenthood of Northeast, Mid-Penn & Bucks County) and Laura Palumbo (National Sexual Violence Resource Center)
Date: July 23, 2013
Fee: $50 General Public/$35 NJCASA Sexual Violence Program Members (enter promotion code SVP2 at checkout)
Location: NJCASA Office , Crossroads Corporate Center, 3150 Brunswick Pike, suite 230, Lawrenceville, NJ 08468
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