Date/Time: 
03/08/2012 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
US Department of Education's Higher Education Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
US Department of Education's Higher Education Center
Contact Website: 
http://higheredcenter.ed.gov/services/training/webinars
Description: 

As a way to extend its reach and services to institutions of higher education, the Higher Education Center convenes and broadcasts a series of interactive Webinars on current issues in campus alcohol, other drug, and violence (AODV) prevention. The Webinar topics and materials focus on using research-based prevention strategies, as well as current and emerging AODV issues based on the work of leading researchers and practitioners in the field.

The Center’s Webinar series as a whole will represent a coherent “prevention program,” with skills and knowledge based on the Center’s comprehensive approach to AODV prevention. While each interactive Webinar will be an effective, discrete learning opportunity, those who participate in the entire series will gain a toolkit of AODV prevention skills and build their prevention capacity.
 

Date/Time: 
09/27/2012 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
National PREA Resource Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Cynthia Totten, Esq.
Contact Phone: 
202-506-3595
Contact Email: 
ctotten@justdetention.org
Description: 

Content of the Webinar:

The Prison Rape Elimination Act standards are an historic achievement that have dramatically increased the potential to end the crisis of sexual assault in detention. For victim advocates, the standards will mean more opportunities to expand services through better access to resources and the chance to build new partnerships.

In this webinar, led by a panel of experts, advocates will learn how to use the standards as a tool to develop and expand their work with survivors. The webinar will also feature survivors talking about their experiences behind bars and about their own role as advocates. At the end of the session, participants will have time to ask questions.

Who Should Attend:

Rape crisis community centers and state sexual assault coalitions, victims’ services and nonprofit organizations. Other entities that may benefit from this webinar include local and state correctional agencies; social and human services, criminal justice and correctional nongovernmental organizations; and governmental health, social, human services, and criminal justice funding agencies.

 

Date/Time: 
06/13/2012 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Casa de Esperanza
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Heidi Notario-Smull
Contact Email: 
hnotario@casadeesperanza.org
Description: 

Women with disabilities and Deaf women experience violence at greater rates than the general population. Despite this alarming reality, much remains to be done in terms of research and practical interventions to improve the responses of mainstream services' to this problem.  Unfortunately, even less has been done to effectively respond to Latin@ s with disabilities experiencing violence. During this webinar participants will have the opportunity to analyze the intersection of violence and Latin@ survivors with disabilities.  The presenter will 1) provide foundational information on disabilities and Deaf culture, 2) discuss specific aspects of the violence experienced by women with disabilities and Deaf women, 3) analyze the intersection of disability, violence and Latin@s within the U.S. context 4) discuss barriers faced by Latin@ survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors; 5) provide strategies for effectively respond to  Latin@ survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors. 

Date/Time: 
08/03/2011 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
AIDS Alliance
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
AIDS Alliance
Contact Email: 
acheckley@aids-alliance.org
Description: 

AIDS Alliance invites you to participate in a free webinar focusing on the impact that gender-based violence has on women and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs. Join us as we raise awareness of emotional and physical violence against women and examine the intersection of violence and HIV.
Stigma plays a role in the lives of women affected by violence and HIV, but it is their intersection that is often overlooked. The risk of HIV infection among women who have experienced violence is up to three times greater than for women who have not been abused. Whether you are working with HIV-positive clients or victims of violence, this webinar will examine their intersection and address how providers can better serve and support these women.
 

Date/Time: 
08/09/2012 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
IAFN
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
IAFN
Description: 

The history of virginity throughout the ages is explored, from bizarre medieval “virginity checks” to current surgical procedures for “revirgination”. This presentation is suited for anyone who has ever questioned the history of virginity, why we believe what we believe and how these “truths” ultimately shape the course of child sexual abuse investigations. The longstanding myths surrounding virginity are challenged and information is provided to help the learner build a strong case even when the medical examination is normal.

Date/Time: 
08/30/2012 - 2:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Ms. Foundation for Women
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Prevent Connect
Description: 

This web conference is the fourth in a series of nine web conferences on Ending Child Sexual Abuse. This is a collaboration between PreventConnect and Ms. Foundation for Women. Please see the materials and recordings from the previous web conference “Preventing the Perpetration of Child Sexual Abuse." The fourth web conference on August 30, 2012 is titled “Voices of experience: the role of direct experience in efforts to end child sexual abuse.” Adult survivors, their families, and many others affected by sexual violence have been powerful in raising awareness of the problem of child sexual abuse throughout the history of this work. This web conference focuses on practical ways to engage voices of experience in prevention efforts.

Date/Time: 
08/22/2012 - 2:00pm
Location
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City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
OVC
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
OVC
Description: 

On August 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. ET, OVC will conduct a Web Forum Guest Host Session on Implementing the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Model. Ari Redbord, of the Washington, DC, Human Trafficking Task Force, and Derek Marsh, of the Orange County, California, Human Trafficking Task Force, will lead the discussion.   View their biographies at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/guesthost.asp and submit questions for discussion at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/index.asp.

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: 
10/17/2011 - 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: 
04/11/2013 - 2:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Description: 

This JDI webinar on preventing sexual abuse in youth detention will cover the importance of partnerships between community advocates and corrections officials and the vital role of community advocates in serving incarcerated youth. Leaders from both of these fields will discuss trauma-informed responses to this abuse and new opportunities to provide services to this underserved group afforded by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The speakers will also address related changes in juvenile correction's approach to sexual abuse and next steps for continuing this critically important cultural shift.The webinar will offer examples of successful community-corrections partnerships, and will feature a conversation between an advocate and corrections leader who are currently working together to end sexual violence against youth behind bars. These discussions will demonstrate how such collaborations can ensure that youth get the help they need, including confidential rape crisis services. This webinar is the second in a three-part series on sexual violence in youth detention.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.“Connections” is the second in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in juvenile 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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