Date/Time: 
05/28/2014 - 8:00am to 05/30/2014 - 12:30pm
Location
Address: 

Heathman Lodge
Vancouver, WA

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP)
Description: 

The goals of our conference are to unite agencies and individuals working to end sexual violence, to provide educational opportunities to deepen our understanding of sexual violence, and to facilitate social change.The theme of this year’s conference is Celebrating Resilience.As advocates and preventionists working to end sexual violence, we have needed to be resilient.  While this need has made us stronger, it does not always feel like a gift.  This year we want to acknowledge the value of resilience within ourselves, to celebrate this amazing ability, and to cultivate a community of care.  It is the resilience in our lives, our communities, and our movement that inspires each of us to work for what seems impossible at times: the end of oppression and violence. This conference is a chance to connect to our co-workers, allies, and supporters, and to renew our energy, focus, and creativity.  There is more work to do and we need to recharge in order to take on this challenge.For more information, visit their website.

Date/Time: 
06/17/2013 - 2:00pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Margaret Mikkelsen
Contact Phone: 
609-631-4450, x208
Contact Email: 
mmikkelsen@njcasa.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.njcasa.org
Description: 

A 90-minute webinar presented by Philip McCabe, Health Educator at UMDNJ and leader of NJ Gay Health Initiative Project.

Sexual violence is any act (verbal and/or physical) which breaks a person’s trust and/or safety and is sexual in nature.Heterosexism and homo/trans phobia in our culture puts LGBTQ people at greater risk for sexual assault. It is common for perpetrators to use sexual violence as a way to punish and humiliate someone for being LGBTQ, and/or for sexual assault to be one type of violence that occurs during an anti-LGBTQ battering. Interpersonal violence can also occur between same sex domestic partners, former partners, other family members, friends, co workers and others known to the victim. Providers can benefit from understanding the difficulty for LGBTQ victims to receive services as well as what considerations can be beneficial for providing LGBTQ affirmative, trauma informed services. 

As a result of this webinar participants will:

*Analyze the prevalence and consequences of sexual violence as it pertains to LGBTQ individuals.

*Describe special considerations in working with victims of same-gender violence and also individuals who identify as LGBTQ and are victims of opposite gender sexual violence.

Participants will use GoToMeeting to join the webinar. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for participating. 

Date: June 17, 2013

Time: 2:00p-3:30p

Location: GoToMeeting.com

Fee: $10/person

Register for the webinar here. Once completed, you will then be redirected to NJCASA's website to pay your registration fee. Please allow your browser to redirect, or your registration will not be complete. If you need to complete your payment later, you may do so here.

Contact Margaret Mikkelsen at (609) 631-4450, x208 or mmikkelsen@njcasa.org for more information.

Date/Time: 
11/09/2014 - 8:00am to 11/11/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Dallas, TX

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Women's Media Center
Description: 

WMC Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and message training program for women in the country.  There are not enough progressive women’s voices in mainstream media and this program aims to change that.  We are looking for women with diverse expertise (economic justice, health care policy, LGBTQ rights, etc.) who have the ability to make their voices heard in the media.  We seek thought leaders, issue experts, and advocates for change who want to gain knowledge and skills to leverage their messages both locally and nationally.  Participants represent a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, sexual preference, ability, and generation. They receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespeople in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines. Graduates join a supportive network of alumnae who support each other in their media goals.

Date/Time: 
09/17/2014 - 8:00am to 09/19/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Chicago, IL

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Women's Media Center
Description: 

WMC Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and message training program for women in the country.  There are not enough progressive women’s voices in mainstream media and this program aims to change that.  We are looking for women with diverse expertise (economic justice, health care policy, LGBTQ rights, etc.) who have the ability to make their voices heard in the media.  We seek thought leaders, issue experts, and advocates for change who want to gain knowledge and skills to leverage their messages both locally and nationally.  Participants represent a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, sexual preference, ability, and generation. They receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespeople in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines. Graduates join a supportive network of alumnae who support each other in their media goals.

Date/Time: 
08/14/2014 - 8:00am to 08/17/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Hilton Alexandrai Mark Center
Alexandria, VA

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
Description: 

Welcome to the 5th year of the only Sexual Freedom Summit – the event where all of the personal and political elements of the sexual freedom movement come together.  And this year, 2014, brings you even more of the fabulous discussions, trainings, networking events, and extended Institutes than ever before.Attend from Thursday, August 14, 2014 for four fabulous days, thru Sunday, August 17, 2014, to share information, experiences, and strategies to use in the fight for human rights and sexual freedom.They'll talk about the denial of our identities, relationships and families, the undermining of our health care, and reduction of our access to sexuality education, as well as the criminalization of our sexual expression and pleasure.But they'll also be talking about how to create the change they want to see in these and other areas.Many ideas, CEs, CLEs, tons of topics, one goal:  to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.

Date/Time: 
04/04/2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
Description: 

Implementing sexual violence prevention work within independent school districts can be challenging for a myriad of reasons not limited to disinterest, scheduling difficulties, and the censure of topic areas. Prevention work can be hugely successful outside of the traditional classroom. This interactive webinar will discuss techniques to identify and foster successful partnerships with existing local agencies, youth serving organizations, and community groups.

Date/Time: 
02/03/2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NNEDV & NRCDV
Description: 

Featured speakers include Pat Humphlett, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), U.S. Department of Labor and a representative from the Social Security Administration.
 
For many, planning for retirement is a mystery.  Join us for a webinar that will help you unravel the mystery and reach your retirement goals.
 
The webcast, designed for people who are 10 to 15 years from retirement, offers a simplified, bottom-line approach to figuring out how much you need to save and how to make your money last over a possibly long retirement.
 
You'll learn how to track down and understand:
Your savings, 401(k) plans, home equity, and other assets
Your Social Security benefit - and how to decide when to start drawing benefits
Your spending and expenses now and in retirement
Filling the gap in your retirement savings.
 
A Social Security Administration representative who will discuss Social Security retirement benefits will join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration.
 
Who should attend?
Advocates who are 10 to 15 years from retirement

Register now.

Date/Time: 
06/16/2014 - 8:00am to 06/17/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Institute of Medicine
Description: 

On June 16-17, the forum will convene a public workshop on Harvesting the Scientific Investment in Prevention Science to Promote Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health. The first day of the workshop will feature presentations on and discussion of facilitators and barriers to broad implementation of preventive interventions, and the roles of scientific norms, implementation strategies, and practices in care quality and health outcomes for youth at the national, state, and local levels. The first day will also include breakout group sessions for meeting participants to discuss these issues in the sector areas of (1) health care (including mental health), (2) schools, and (3) child welfare and juvenile/family justice. The second day of the workshop will include summary reports from the chairs of each of the three breakout groups and presentations on and discussion of new methodological directions in prevention science to promote children’s cognitive, affective, and behavioral health.The workshop will be held at the National Academy of Sciences building at 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., in Washington, DC. Registration is now available and is required to attend via live webcast or in-person and seating space is limited. A draft workshop agenda is available under ‘Other Meeting Resources’ on the right hand side of this page.

Date/Time: 
04/07/2014 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
Description: 

Working with Youth means working with feelings and emotions of everything they have seen and heard and may not be able to articulate because they do not understand. This webinar takes a look at Youth development and suggest some tools and skills to help adolescences "get out of their own way".

Date/Time: 
06/26/2013 - 2:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Just Detention International
Contact Phone: 
213-384-1400
Contact Email: 
info@justdetention.org
Contact Website: 
www.justdetention.org
Description: 

This webinar on sexual violence behind bars will focus on the immigration detention system. Expert presenters will look at the unique vulnerabilities of immigrant detainees -- and the obstacles to getting help that they face. The session will also give an overview of the U.S.’s rapidly growing immigration detention system, covering its complex array of agencies and facilities and the pending Department of Homeland Security standards to eliminate the sexual abuse of detainees.  The webinar will also feature talks by a community advocate and a survivor of sexual abuse in immigration detention. These perspectives will help shed light on the specific needs of survivors of this abuse and the ways advocates can get them help.  Who Should Attend: This webinar is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited. No Refuge Here is part of a series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in detention. The series is part of JDI’s National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. JDI is an international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention.

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