Boys to Men will be hosting its first RSVP Teacher Training on may 10th. This workshop will be offered to faculty and administrators of area high school and middle schools. This program will be free and held at the Maple Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast in Hallowell, Maine. Teachers will be taught the basic framework of RSVP, a leadership program that teaches boys and girls how to prevent violence through bystander intervention. They will aslo learn skills needed to support students in violence prevention efforts.
Boys to Men will be opening registration for this workship at the end of March.
The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault will host it's annual SAAM Blaine House Tea at the Governor's mansion to celebrate individuals across the state who contribute to ending sexual violence throughout the year.
Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Justice Research and Statistics Association
BJS/JRSA 2010 National Conference
This conference focuses on the use of research and statistics
to improve justice system policies and practices. The conference
brings together justice professionals from government
and academia to share the latest data and research, discuss
ways of improving the quality of justice data and research in
the states, and promote the use of data and research in policy
development. The program includes more than 20 panel sessions
on systemwide topics (see list below), as well as plenary discussions
on current justice issues.
In conjunction with the conference, we will offer pre- and postconference
skill-building seminars on October 26, 27, and 30, on risk
assessment, conducting statewide crime victimization surveys, costbenefit
analysis, improving presentation skills and tools, evaluation
methods and related issues, evidence-based programs and practices,
and effectiveWeb site content and design.
Spectrum Generations - Central Maine Area Agency on Aging
Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center located in the Overlook Building; 521 Main Street in Damariscotta, Maine will host its weekly Lunch and Learn Program on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 beginning at 11:15 a.m. Following the luncheon Jenn Hemingway, Project Advance Coordinator, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, will discuss the difficult topic of Sexual Assault and how it effects and differs for older adults. In response to Sexual Assualt Awareness Month 2009 and the April 8th call to action Jenn will define the issue, provide information on what participants can do to help as well as offer an overview of SASSMM the programs and services that the Sexual Assualt Support Services of Mid-Coast Maine. Prevent Sexual Violence by creating an atmosphere of respect
Office for Victims of Crime Trainig and Technical Assistance Center
This training is intended primarily for sexual assault advocates, counselors, volunteers, or staff at rape crisis centers. However, nurses, including sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs), physicians, law enforcement officers, and mental health practitioners who assist sexual assault victims may also benefit from this training. With a focus on crisis intervention rather than long-term counseling, this training helps you deepen your understanding of the problem of sexual assault and the major roles of an advocate/counselor. Through case studies, role-playing, and other interactive exercises, participants will gain real-world skills to assist sexual assault victims effectively and sensitively. Participants will:
-Examine the physical and emotional impact of sexual assault.
-Learn how to respond to a crisis call reporting recent sexual assault.
-Develop a "toolkit" of crisis intervention techniques to support recovery from sexual assault.
-Learn to identify possible cases of drug-facilitated sexual assault.
-Formulate a personalized self-care plan to prevent burnout.
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