The National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) is an annual conference that brings together over 1,000 people to share information, advance learning opportunities, and support professional growth to those who work to address the needs of survivors of sexual assault, to raise awareness about sexual assault, and to prevent sexual assault from happening.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center are excited to announce a call for workshop proposals for the 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference, in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The theme of the conference is “Hopeful FUTURE, Honored PAST.”
We welcome workshop proposals that focus on the uniqueness and value of sexual assault specific programs and services. Proposals that engage in a culturally competent approach to traditionally underserved populations and those that involve interactive learning techniques and innovative methods are encouraged.
We will be focusing on three categories this year: • Direct Services - Working directly with individuals impacted by sexual violence. • Prevention- Presentation or workshop submissions to the Prevention category should describe efforts to engage communities in the prevention of sexual assault, with an emphasis on primary prevention. Workshop proposals should support the needs of local grantees from the Rape Prevention and Education program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Proposals should draw on the best available research and / or prevention practices. • Systems/Collaboration
For each workshop session, only one (1) presenter will receive one (1) free conference registration and one (1) night’s lodging at the federal or state government rate, if the presenter’s office is more than 50 miles from the conference site (per government guidelines). If the workshop has multiple presenters, then they must select one individual to receive the one (1) free conference registration and one (1) night’s lodging, as permitted. NSVRC or PCAR will not reimburse for any other expenses incurred by the selected presenter(s) for each workshop.
The publication provides frameworks and examples of prevention work that supports healthy development, protective factors, and resiliency in children, families, and communities. It begins by providing a look into the complimentary field of research and ground work in childhood development and trauma. Next we delve into two nuanced topics: child sexual abuse in Latin@ communities and addressing sexual development for children. The following articles spotlight a new resource tool and the pilot project supported across the state of Washington. It concludes with a Question Oppression and Resources section to help further the conversation about consent.
Partners in Social Change is published by the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Prevention Resource Center from its office in Olympia, Washington.The focus of this publication is to present information and resources for the prevention of sexual violence, with a special emphasis on social change.
Tools to help you establish your program’s language access standards and make them part of your program’s day-to-day work, such as language skill assessments, interpreter code of ethics and confidentiality forms, and multilingual materials (I Speak cards, translated materials, etc.).
Descriptions and analysis of specific language access strategies such as language identification and interpreter services.
Support to help you advocate for language access services throughout the community: training curriculum and systems advocacy guidance.
Resources, such as federal law and guidance, sample plans, and promising practices to help you shape your efforts. These are informational resources you may need to build your own Language Access Plan and for systems advocacy.
These slides were created to support the June 2015 Online xCHANGE Forum: Sexual violence in the lives of African American Women. This forum will explore current research on the sexual victimization of African American women and future needs for the field.
The Spring/Summer 2015 edition of The Resource shines a spotlight on campus sexual assault. Included in the special campus section are the following articles:
'The Hunting Ground': An interview with filmmaker Amy Ziering reveals it wasn't difficult to find survivors of campus sexual violence who wanted to tell their stories for the documentary film. "The sad thing is, there are way too many survivors," Ziering said.
Director's Viewpoint: Karen Baker, Director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, talks about a busy Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April 2015, the theme of which was "It's Time to Act: Safer Campuses, Brighter Futures. Prevent Sexual Violence."
Prevention preparedness: Are coalitions in the U.S. ready to lead primary prevention, campus-based efforts?
'From compliance to commitment': The North Carolina Campus Consortium hosted its first-ever Campus Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Peer Educator's Summit.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Photos from 30 busy days of activism.
Other topics covered in this issue include: effective social media advocacy, The Six Pillars for Prevention of child sexual abuse, the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference in Los Angeles, and more.
Want to read about a topic that hasn't been covered? Send ideas to email@example.com with the subject line "Resource Story Idea."
The Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) Newsletter serves as a project brief to the field on the first national demonstration initiative designed to identify and disseminate information on promising practices for enhancing services to sexual violence survivors in dual and multi-service agencies. This edition provides information and tools related to organizational trauma and creating resilient organizations.
El acceso multilingüe es crucial para la prevención de la violencia sexual y las intervenciones conexas. Esta declaración describe en enfoque del NSVRC al acceso multilingüe dentro de un marco de justicia social.
The 2014 Fall & Winter edition of The Resource celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.
Vice President Joe Biden recently deemed VAWA his “proudest legislative achievement.” In an article inside this issue, a legal advocate gives an inside look at what it was like to work on the second iteration of the landmark legislation in 1998.
Other topics covered in this issue include:
Primary prevention: It’s for everyone, so how can we make getting started more accessible?
Community Voices: We asked members of the anti-sexual violence movement to tell us their favorite ways to practice self-care.
Racism: Becoming an anti-racist organization is a process; let’s begin.
Evaluation: It’s important to evaluate our prevention work. But how can we do that effectively?
There’s even more inside! Want to read about a topic we haven’t covered? Send your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for reading.
The 2014 Spring & Summer edition of The Resource features a cover story on campus sexual assault written by the Clery Center For Security On Campus. The article provides details on recent amendments to the Jeanne Cleary Act and how policy can be used to help protect the well-being of students. In the same vein, The University of Oregon has students talking about consent with its SexPositive cellphone app, which has been downloaded more than 10,000 times.
Other topics covered in this issue include the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, how to protect victims’ privacy when electronic evidence is introduced, and a reflection on three years of healthy sexuality as the theme of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Does taking a sabbatical sound like a good idea? Read about one executive director’s three-month getaway . Looking for a creative way to fundraise? Check out a vanity license plate campaign from Virginia that has been raising money to prevent sexual and domestic violence.
Learn about sexual assault prevention efforts in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Hampshire. See snapshots from Love146’s Sweet Relief Benefit Bakeoff, an event that combined treats and information about fighting human trafficking on Valentine’s Day.
In the January 2014 edition of the Reshape newsletter, Eric Stiles discusses the practice of creating sensitive and informed spaces for men and boys accessing services at sexual assault programs. Using trauma-informed strategies and the practice of meeting survivors where they are at, he promotes gender inclusive spaces and programming.
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