A Long Walk Home’s youth leaders, Girl/Friends host their 2nd Annual One Mic:Poetry Slam to bring awareness about sexual assault in the NLCP community and to build allies against gender violence in their school community.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
This year they are offing 95 institutes and workshops which address all aspects of child maltreatment including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect. Cultural considerations will also be addressed.Seminars have been designed primarily for professionals in mental health, medicine and nursing, law, law enforcement, education, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields.The educational goal of APSAC’s Colloquium is to foster professional excellence in the field of child maltreatment by providing interdisciplinary professional education.Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Identify physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect in children
Treat abused and neglected children
Apply model examination techniques for assessment of abused/neglected children
Describe and utilize the most up-to-date information concerning working with abused and neglected children to improve patient care
Prepare and report quality testimony in court cases, both as experts and as witnesses
Join the staff of VOICE Sexual Assault Services and local high school artists at the 3rd Annual Adolescent Allies Art Show Awards Ceremony and Presentation on Friday, May 6 at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park. The students will showcase their original, thought-provoking art pieces reflecting on this year’s theme of Self Esteem: Body, Mind or Soul.
College scholarship money will be awarded as follows: 1st place $1,000; 2nd place $500; 3rd and 4th place $250.
The reception is from 5:00 – 9:00 pm with the presentation and awards ceremony beginning at 7:00 pm. Accompanying the presentation, will be a brief educational info-session that focuses on and raises awareness of today’s issues surrounding sexual assault such as “sexting,” date rape drugs, and consent. Parents are encouraged to attend this event to learn the latest information in keeping their children and teens safe in an ever-changing world.
VOICE Sexual Assault Services is a division of Pioneer Center for Human Services, the largest social service agency in McHenry County providing services to the most at-risk youth and the most vulnerable community members. As a result of the challenging economy, VOICE continues to see a rise in the victims and families it serves. Last year, VOICE provided counseling and advocacy services to 146 victims and their significant others; and provided education and training to over 6,000 individuals. All services are free and confidential and are available to all residents of McHenry County.
The 3rd Annual Adolescent Allies Art Show is sponsored by the Donna L. Vestal Fund
PAVE is a multi-national non-profit that uses art, education and action to shatter the silence of sexual violence. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused. These crimes are extremely prevalent, but shrouded in silence and shame. Every person knows someone who has been affected by sexual assault, but the majority of folks will never even know it! It is up to us to be the voice for everyone who has been silenced by violence!! Join PAVE for its inaugural national walk as a day of solidarity for an empowering conclusion to Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Your donations will help our 35 walkers meet their fundraising goals and help us shatter the silence of sexual violence.
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