This webinar for social service providers, law enforcement and other professionals who work with men, provides an opportunity to consider the particular ways men may respond differently to childhood sexual abuse. Whatever your level of knowledge about working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, this interactive webinar may encourage you to rethink your current assumptions, examine your expectations and to employ a lens of masculinity to enhance your existing skills when working with men.Learn more about the webinar.
This webinar will include: A discussion of specific scenarios and issues that might arise working with male survivors in crisis; An examination of misunderstandings and fears that might discourage a man from disclosing sexual abuse experiences; An assessment of ways that core skills might be modified to work more effectively with male survivors; A review of the effects of childhood sexual trauma on male survivors and how it sometimes differs from the effects on female survivors; and an exploration of socialized biases and beliefs about men that might impact participants’ effectiveness in working with male survivors.Register now.
Wednesday, August 12: Session 3 - Digital Storytelling and the “Sensitive” Story: Potentials, Pitfalls, and Case Studies
Presenter: StoryCenter Staff 10 am - 12 pm PST/1 pm - 3 pm EST Register Now
If the role that sharing personal stories can play in emotional healing is so clear, why do few community-based opportunities exist for trauma survivors to connect with each other, share their experiences publicly, and demand justice? Since 1999, StoryCenter has been partnering with behavioral health, grassroots survivor support, and advocacy organizations to create compassionate listening environments where “sensitive” and stigmatized stories can be explored within local communities.
An overview of the theory, research, and practice behind our approach to addressing trauma;
An honest look at case study examples, with attention both to the ways they have made a difference and the ways they might be improved; and
A guided, interactive conversation about when sensitive stories can be impactful, in a community-based public health context, and when the challenges inherent in “representing” trauma suggests alternative approaches are appropriate.
Stalking is a crime that is frequently minimized and misunderstood, in part because it is a behavior that is socially normalized. Media plays a critical role in shaping our understanding of stalking, and other forms of violence. Media literacy is a tool that we can all use to better deconstruct media and deconstruct the culture at large as we work towards building more effective violence response and prevention methods. Using media clips and examples, this webinar will introduce basic media literacy concepts and deconstruction questions that can be integrated into stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault response and prevention programs, workshops, and daily conversations.
In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, please join us for a very important webinar where presenters will be discussing both sexual assault that occurs within the context of ongoing relationships AND those that occur in a one-time interaction (e.g., at a party, among casual acquaintances, friends, etc. who are not in an ongoing intimate/romantic relationship).Presenters include a mother who will speak about her LGBTQ daughter’s experiences of sexual assault at school as well as their participation in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
This webinar will provide an overview of issues that LGBT/GNC youth experience in the juvenile justice system, including the newly-released data from the National Council on Crime & Delinquency. Participants will learn how data collection practices, staff training, and anti-discrimination policies can help build an equitable juvenile justice system for LGBT/GNC youth.
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center and Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
This webinar lays the foundation for understanding sex trafficking of Native women and survivor centered responses developed by three experts in the field: Lisa Brunner, Anishinaabe, White Earth Ojibwe Nation, Program Specialist for the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center; Christine Stark (Cherokee/Anishinaabe), award winning author, speaker, organizer, and visual artist, and Dr. Alexandra (Sandi) Pierce, applied sociologist of Seneca and European descent and a long-time survivor of sex trafficking.
This webinar will provide an overview of the resources available at the newly launched www.seethesigns.org. Learn how local domestic violence programs and rape crisis centers can partner with employers to offer:
• Online bystander intervention courses with certificate of completion • Video vignette trainings for both managers and employees • Onsite training materials (including downloadable PowerPoint presentations, facilitator's guide/script, and Quick Start guide) • And more!
This web conference will engage participants in a discussion of popular education as a community mobilization approach rooted in social justice. We will explore the use of popular education in statewide prevention capacity building, in addition to exploring the Texas Assosication Against Sexual Assault's (TAASA) support of rape crisis centers in using the methodology themselves. The presenters will explore the benefits and challenges of using this methodology for sexual violence prevention work at both the state and local level.Learning Objectives:By the end of the series, participants will be able to:
describe the basics of popular education - principles and practice and
identify ways to engage communities in sexual violence prevention, through popular education.
Presented by: Dr. Kirsti A. Dyer, physician, health educator, lecturer, author; Dr. Sonia Oyola, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago; Ann Marie Winter, COO Specialized Programs and Policy, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services.
This past December, CEO of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Rochelle Tatrai-Ray, was murdered by her estranged husband. This webinar explores the response in the Clearwater community and discusses the impact of trauma, grief and loss in a workplace setting, focusing on recommendations for workers and managers, general coping strategies and integrative therapies.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Consider the impact of traumatic events in workplace settings, especially in a domestic violence context
Identify strategies to build an environment of support in a workplace setting
Recognize coping strategies and integrative therapies that can be effective in a workplace
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