The Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts, YWCA of Central Massachusetts / Daybreak, & Girls, Inc. of Worcester
Taking Steps is a 5k Walkathon that supports survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Worcester County and promotes prevention of violence against women and children. Funds raised are shared among organizations within Central Massachusetts that are in the forefront of providing advocacy, counseling, shelter, safety and education. Your participation directly helps victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, their families, friends and communities.
Fourth Annual Walk for Change
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Lace up your sneakers and come join the crowd!
Strength in numbers * Inspiration * Hope Healing * Action
Our 2009 Goals:
*$100,000 to support BARCC services
*A giant step forward in ending sexual violence Here's why people Walk for Change: For yourself "Walking last year with all those people showed me that I am not alone and that there are people out there who want to help" For someone you know "When my friend was raped, I didn't know what I could do to show her I supported her until I heard about the Walk" For your community "I knew sexual assault happened on campus, I just didn't know what to do. One of my friends told us about the walk, so we decided to form a team."
This 1-day workshop offers advanced clinical skills for trauma-informed evaluation, treatment planning/contracting, clinical supervision/consultation, and more. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for working with clients who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. Participants should be mental health professionals (or grad students/interns) with an active psychotherapy caseload
This 1-day workshop offers advanced clinical skills for trauma-informed evaluation, treatment planning/contracting, clinical supervision/consultation, and more. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for working with clients who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. Participants should be mental health professionals (or grad students/interns) with an active psychotherapy caseload.
On February 14, 2009, men throughout Massachusetts will once again speak out to:
change societal attitudes and beliefs that perpetuate and make excuses for violence against women!
promote safety and respect in all relationships and situations!
build a network of resounding voices that will support and advance the initiatives and efforts of Jane Doe Inc. and its member organizations to promote the safety, liberty and dignity of survivors!
For the 14th consecutive year, Wheelock College is offering a very
popular summer institute on the role that the media (television,
magazines, advertising, pornography, video games and music videos) plays in shaping our gender identity, our intimate relationships, our children's lives, and ultimately our culture. The institute is taught by Dr Gail Dines, author of Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality, and Dr. Diane Levin, author of the forthcoming So Sexy So Soon.
Participants will learn:
- How media violence affects behavior and contributes to violence in society
- How media images perpetuate and legitimize sexism, racism,
consumerism and economic inequality
- How political and economic forces shape the media
- How media affects children's ideas about sexual behavior and
relationships with others
- How to critically deconstruct media images and develop media literacy skills
- How to become active in advocacy, community building and grass roots organizing
As a way to accommodate the needs of the participants, this year two days of the institute will be split into the following tracks:
1. Fighting the porn culture: how to think about and organize against the increasing pornification of our society. Led by Dr. Gail Dines,
with guest lectures by feminist educators and activists
2. Combating the hazards of media culture: how to work with children and teachers in a classroom setting.
- Price for non-credit institute: $475 (special rate for organizations
sending more than one person)
- Price for three graduate credits: $2,025
- Price for single dorm room at Wheelock: $35 per night/double is $45 per room
- The institute runs from 9am-5pm, Tuesday through Friday, with
optional evening events
If you need to apply for a scholarship to cover cost of the
institute/training, don't click on the link above. Instead, please
write a one-paragraph application that includes the following:
- History of your involvement with these issues, if any
- Reasons you want to attend the institute/training
- What you hope to do in the future with the information
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15. Applicants will receive an answer by May 20th.
For everyone who needs a dorm room at the college, please let the conference organiaers know so that they can reserve one for you.
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