Since the 2003 passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, the issue of sexual abuse behind bars has gained attention among many corrections and government officials, and some community-based victim advocates and medical professionals. However, too often victims of sexual abuse in detention still face extreme barriers in receiving proper medical, crisis intervention, and mental health services. This webinar will address the unique dynamics of sexual abuse in detention and how medical professionals, victim advocates and community-based Sexual Assault Response Teams can address teh unique needs of incarcerated victims. The webinar will include information about the prevalence of sexual abuse in both adult and juvenile facilities, barriers to victims' recovery, best practices for providing crisis intervention and counseling to victims, and the importance of prison-based SARTs.
Instinctive Defense, LLC to benefit Shenandoah Women's Center
This class will benefit The Shenandoah Women's Center. The cost is $20.00 for a 3 hour women's self defense class taught by a Certified Instructor. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month & this is one way Instinctive Defense, LLC is trying to make a difference. We need to create awareness !! This class will include videos, hands on techniques & valuable information on date rape drugs and how to be more aware of your surroundings. You will be put in the worse positions & taught how to escape them. You will be able to use the techniques on a mock "bad guy". This will ensure you are doing the techniques correctly, create confidence & better prepare you mentally if ever attacked. It's best to practice in a safe environment, not walk around "without" a plan! Limited space ! You must pre-register.
This online forum will provide a one-hour live real time xChange of information on April 12, 2011 from 2:30-3:30 pm Eastern on the effectiveness of bystander intervention approaches moderated by Dr. Victoria Banyard. Bystander intervention serves as the central theme and approach in the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s 2011 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign: It’s Time…to Get Involved.
Participate in the continued discussion on bystander intervention through April 15th. This exchange will not be a real time discussion but the forum will be open for questions, responses and comments; responses will be posted daily.
Each April since 1981, OVC has helped lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
The next NCVRW will be observed April 10-16, 2011. The theme for NCVRW 2011 is "Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past." and the theme colors are teal, yellow, and black
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