Date/Time: 
02/07/2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
EVAWI and IAFN
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
EVAW International
Contact Phone: 
509-684-9800
Contact Email: 
info@evawintl.org
Description: 

All states and territories must certify that they are in compliance with VAWA 2005 requirements for medical forensic examinations. Specifically, exams must be available to sexual assault victims: 1) free of charge, and 2) regardless of their decision to participate in the criminal justice process.
 
Communities have faced considerable challenges in designing protocols that are compliant, in areas such as: the initial response to a sexual assault disclosure, payment for the medical forensic examination, mandatory reporting to law enforcement, storage and transportation of evidence, case tracking and retrieval, processing of evidence, and the potential for evidence-based prosecution (i.e., without the victim's cooperation). For many states and territories, the changes that are required in public policy and daily practice have been described as "monumental."

Date/Time: 
01/19/2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Michelle Duhart-Tonge
Contact Phone: 
703-225-2103
Contact Email: 
mduhart-tonge@nttac.org
Description: 

This Webinar is desinged to teach participants how to:

  • Become familiar with basic concepts and key terminology related to evaluation and performance measurement
  • Develop preliminary understanding of the concept and value of logic models
Date/Time: 
01/12/2012 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Jewish Women International & The National Association of Social Workers
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Lauren Levine
Contact Email: 
llevine@jwi.org
Description: 

routine screening for domestic violence and brief counseling was recommended by the Institute of Medicine and will be implemented as part of the affordable health care act roll out in 2012!  Join Jacquelyn Campbell on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from Noon to 1:30 pm EST for a discussion on impact, implementation and the exciting new opportunities for advocates to collaborate with healthcare professionals in a variety of settings.
Pre=registration is necessary to participate.

Date/Time: 
10/28/2011 - 1:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA
Contact Email: 
prevention@taasa.org
Description: 

This webinar will explore ways of engaging and organizing Latina and migrant farm worker communities in sexual violence prevention work. The session will based upon lessons learned through the work of Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA). Participants will learn about best practices for including diverse Latina communities in their efforts during lean times. MESA is a statewide sexual violence prevention program housed at Purdue University that focuses on reaching and organizing under-served communities in sexual violence prevention. MESA uses an arts-based popular education approach to promote healthy relationships and help communities move forward in preventing sexual violence.

Facilitated by Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez, MSW, Director and Founder of Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault(MESA) at Purdue University is a prevention practitioner and has been an advocate for Latina and migrant farm worker communities for over 20 years. Ms. Nicoletti-Martinez has helped in the research and development of sexual violence prevention resources for underserved communities. Kimber who brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm to her work has a positive attitude and is skilled at using an arts-based approach to engage and empower communities. Her experiences as a survivor and a bilingual therapist working with victims provide her with insight into barriers and challenges in providing culturally-relevant services. Kimber created Mujeres del Movimiento, a national resource and support group for Latina women who work in violence prevention. Ms. Nicoletti has worked as a consultant with many organizations including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, OVW, Praxis International, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, California Rural Legal Assistance and the U.S. Department of Army.
 

Date/Time: 
10/17/2011 - 1:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
Contact Email: 
prevention@taasa.org
Description: 

This webinar will present the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign, a project of Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. We will discuss the history of this successful primary prevention campaign, its components, objectives and purposes. We will then discuss some of the lessons learned and prospects for the future.

Massachusetts White Ribbon Day is connected with the International White Ribbon Campaign (WRC). WRC was created by a handful of Canadian men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man's massacre of fourteen women in Montreal. They began the White Ribbon Campaign to urge men to speak out against men’s violence against women. Today, the WRC is a worldwide campaign in over 60 countries that has collected well over 5 million signatures and growing.

Since launching the campaign in 2008, Jane Doe Inc. has recruited over 450 White Ribbon Day Ambassadors, 50 local organizations have joined as campaign affiliates and tens of thousands of men and boys have signed the pledge.

As a primary prevention strategy, this campaign focuses on celebrating positive masculinity and changing social norms; inviting men and boys to be part of the solution and to become leaders in helping end men’s violence against women.

Facilitated by Craig Norberg-Bohm, the Coordinator for the Men’s Initiative for Jane Doe Inc. (MIJD) since 2002, is also the director of Massachusetts White Ribbon Day. As a project of Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, the MIJD operates an information clearinghouse and statewide network for the purpose of enabling male bystanders and allies to work on ending men’s violence. Craig consults generally on organizational methods, community engagement strategy, primary prevention and education models. He is Past-President of the Board of Directors for Emerge, a program for offenders of domestic violence. He is also currently President of Community Works, a fundraising federation made up of cooperating nonprofit organizations across the commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1978, Craig was one of the founders of RAVEN (Rape and Violence End Now) in St. Louis, Mo., one of the earliest men's centers in the U.S. established to engage men to end men's violence.
 

Date/Time: 
10/14/2011 - 10:30am
Sponsoring Agency: 
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
Contact Email: 
prevention@taasa.org
Description: 

Sexual violence is pervasive within our society and communities. Existing community norms regarding this interpersonal violence can make maintaining community commitment to prevention efforts difficult. This webinar will provide practical information designed to help Rape Crisis Centers frame their prevention work in ways that increase community engagement. The presenter will share lessons learned from fifteen years of sexual violence prevention work as well as emerging trends from the sexual violence prevention field.

Facilitated by Lydia Guy Ortiz, an independent consultant with an emphasis on sexual violence prevention and anti-oppression theory. Lydia has been active in the anti-rape movement for twenty-five years and is a board member of National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. She is committed to the creation of sexual violence prevention and intervention strategies that are relevant, culturally compelling, and innovative. In addition to extensive experience supporting groups in their prevention efforts, she has direct experience working at community based rape crisis centers and state coalitions as an educator, trainer and organizational leader. This experience provides her with genuine respect for the field and those who work in it, as well as a keen understanding of the broader social and political context in which the field is growing and evolving. Lydia is familiar with the challenges inherent in planning and implementing anti- violence against women programming as well as innovative and promising practices.
 

Date/Time: 
10/11/2011 - 3:00pm
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Kenya Fairley
Contact Email: 
kmf@pcadv.org
Description: 

On this show, participants will learn about statewide and local youth-driven violence prevention initiatives in Alaska and Florida. Both funded through CDC’s DELTA program, the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (ANDVSA)
and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) will share strategies and lessons learned through the development and implementation of two positive campaigns to engage youth: Stand Up Speak Up! and I Am Courageous. This 30 minute program will highlight the challenges and rewards of promoting primary prevention messaging during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and beyond.

See the program flyer for more information or register online.

Date/Time: 
10/18/2011 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Liz Cascone
Contact Email: 
lcascone@vsdvalliance.org
Description: 

This web-conference will take a look at the adaptations of the Fourth R, school-based healthy relationship curricula, for Alaska. Specifically, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the steps taken and tools used for culturally specific adaptations; roles of partners, communities, and strategy developers in this process; and hear more about the successes and lessons learned about these adaptations.

Lori Grassgreen is the Director of Prevention Projects with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA). Lori works with community coalitions and a statewide steering committee to develop culturally and community specific strategies to promote safe and healthy relationships.
 

Date/Time: 
10/11/2011 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
NEARI
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
NEARI
Contact Phone: 
413.540.0712
Contact Email: 
info@nearipress.org
Description: 

In this free one hour webinar, Joann Schladale will provide an overview of a clearly defined approach for evaluating and establishing safety after sexual harm by youth occurs. When adults support responsibility, accountability and healing for everyone involved, safety is established and families experience stability, two key factors for trauma recovery. Positive youth development and sexual health provide a foundation for preventing it from happening again.

Date/Time: 
09/19/2011 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
NEARI
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
NEARI
Contact Phone: 
413.540.0712, x14
Contact Email: 
info@nearipress.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.nsvrc.org
Description: 

Within this one-hour webinar, Mr. Prescott will provide an overview of the most current research and discuss the implication for professionals working directly with a wide range of adolescents exhibiting problematic to sexually abusive behaviors

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