Take Back the Night- DuPage is proud to announce its 18th annual Take Back the Night Rally! The event will take place Saturday October 2nd, at Central Park, 104 E Benton Avenue in Naperville, beginning at 4:00 PM.
Browse Take Back the Night DuPage's booths and displays, enjoy the live music. The keynote speaker will be Erin Merryn, author of Stolen Innocence and Living for Today, memoirs about childhood sexual abuse. Take Back the Night DuPage is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. They work to prevent future violence and to empower survivors of abuse and assault. Join them for a memorable night of empowerment and check out a great cause at the Take Back the Night Rally on Saturday October 2nd!
International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking.
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this two-and-a-half-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.
The goal for this conference is to provide continuing education and training for sexual assault staff within ICASA’s local sexual assault crisis centers across Illinois along with allied professionals working to serve victims of sexual assault within our communities.
To forge working relationships between sexual assault center staff and allied professionals;
To enhance the knowledge base of sexual assault issues; and
To provide a broad focus of expertise in the areas of counseling, advocacy, prevention education, and management.
Registration deadline is April 27, 2010.
For more information please call Susan Faupel at 217-753-4117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence (NIPSV) is a three and one-half day course designed to challenge participants to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting sexual violence crimes. NIPSV explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors in balancing offender accountability and the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to practical case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum addresses the development and improvement of culturally sensitive victim services by prosecutors; examines the benefits of developing a coordinated victim-centered community response; explains common injuries, relevant medical evidence and offers guidance on the use of medical experts; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in sexual violence cases.
NIPSV uses hypothetical case problems, role-playing exercises, small group discussions, mini-lectures, and faculty demonstrations. Rather than reading specific case law, participants employ case evaluation, preparation, and trial skills to understand sexual violence in the various contexts in which it occurs and examine their current attitudes and practices. The highly interactive format enables prosecutors from different jurisdictions, with varied levels of experience, to learn from one another and engage in “real-life” activities that are readily transferable to their everyday work. Prosecutors who have found strategies to overcome the unique challenges in handling sexual violence cases will share their success stories and techniques. Prosecutors will leave the institute with new ideas and methods for keeping victims safe and holding offenders accountable.
NIPSV is open to prosecutors only and attendance is free of charge. Accepted applicants are responsible for making and paying for their own travel and lodging arrangements. A limited number of scholarships related to travel and accommodations may be available upon request. Please submit scholarship requests to email@example.com for consideration.
Hosted by AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women in partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
Office for Victims of Crime-Training and Technical Assistance Center
Instructors: Carroll Ann Ellis & Mary Beth Williams
This training will focus on the needs of children who experience grief and trauma as a result of homicide and how victim service providers, mental health professionals, and law enforcement can work together to best serve these children. Topics include:
The types and effects of traumatic events such as homicide.
The signs of grief and trauma in children affected by a homicide and the unique challenges surrounding this experience.
Strategies to enhance multidisciplinary responses to the special needs of children who experience grief and trauma.
The purpose of Take Back the Night is to raise awareness of the problems of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault, prevent future violence and empower survivors of abuse. 4:00pm Browse booths by local organizations and displays including The Silent Witness figures, and The Clothesline Project. Live music 5:30pm Keynote Speaker 6:15pm Survivor Speak-Out and Rally 7:30pm March through downtown Naperville 8:15pm Closing Ceremony by candlelight
Don't miss this unique training opportunity. In addition to the instruction and group exercises, trainees will have the chance to learn from the experiences of other bilingual interviewers and hear about how other communities deal with the challenges of multi-cultural child abuse cases. Trainees will have the opportunity to bring one of their own videotaped interviews for constructive peer review. In addition, each of the trainers brings a variety of experience from different areas of the country to share in the training.
Pauline Lucero Esquivel, MA, LMSW, LPCC; Maria Rosales-Lambert; and Linda Cordisco Steele, MEd, LPC will provide training on topics such as: Understanding Latino Culture, Forensic Questioning, Use of Interpreters, Beyond Language: Barriers to Interviewing, and many more. This training is specifically designed for child interviewers who are proficient in Spanish and conduct some or all of their interviews in Spanish. The instruction will be presented in both English and Spanish.
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