The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime
"January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time that challenges our nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it. Once again, the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime is pleased to join the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice in presenting a versatile set of resources to help you plan your observance of 2010 National Stalking Awareness Month and your outreach throughout the year. We hope these new and revised tools will inspire your efforts to know, name, and stop stalking in your community."
Michelle Garcia, Director
Stalking Resource Center
You can promote National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) and enhance your activities by using the downloadable resources. Three posters, each with a different design; buttons, magnets, and logos; certificates of appreciation; Web site banners; letterhead; and much more will magnify the visual impact of your campaign. The sample news release offers a model you can use for your own media outreach. Just download the resources you need, and then print them or take them to a local printer.
The Mary Byron Project will host a National Summit to End Domestic Violence November 8 - 10, 2009, in Louisville, Kentucky. This one-time-only event will showcase innovative programs from across the country that are proving successful in ending domestic violence.
Scholarships have been made available. Recipients will receive a $500 stipend, $300 of which will cover the cost of registration and meals, and the remaining $200 can be used for airfare, hotel, or other travel expenses. Please use the attached form to apply; the deadline is Friday, October 9, 2009. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the scholarship nomination form.
Clarian Health and the Indiana Violence Prevention Partnership
The conference will include several national speakers and focus on evidence-based and best practice web-based strategies for preventing online and traditional youth violence. The purposes of the conference are to: 1) reduce youths' risk of becoming victims of electronic aggression while emailing, chatting, blogging, instant messaging, surfing the Internet, or text messaging; 2) foster a greater understanding of this generation of youth and the risks and adverse effects of technology harassment; and 3) study evidence-based and best practice web-based strategies for preventing online and traditional youth violence. Each session will include strategies that parents and professionals can implement in their communities or homes to increase the safety of youth by reducing the risks associated with electronic networking and utilizing online youth violence prevention resources. For more information on registration, exhibitors, and speakers, please visit www.clarian.org/communityplunge. To register for the event, please call 317.916.3525 or 1.800.265.3220.
Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA)
MESA’s Multicultural Gathering which is co-sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center is a national event that focuses on developing strategies for sexual violence prevention in under-served and under-represented communities. This gathering continues to focus on ending violence and giving voice to the needs of Latina, Muslim, Asian, African-American/Black, Tribal, Indigenous and all Ethnically/Racially diverse Communities. This Multicultural Gathering will provide people from under-served and under-represented communities from all over the country the opportunity to connect and mobilize around all forms of violence.
Registration fee: $50
Make checks payable to MESA
Registration form along with remittance should be submitted to:
AGAD Room 214
615 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
Phone: 765 – 496 - 3492
FAX: 765 – 496 – 7383 email@example.com
Deadline for Registration: September 25
There are a very limited number of scholarship opportunities available. Please contact Kimber Nicoletti at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 11th to receive scholarship application. Deadline for scholarship applications: September 16th.
Lodging rate: $94.00 Please ask for the Purdue University block of rooms to receive the conference rate.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
June is National Internet Safety Month. The purpose of this observance is to raise awareness of the dangers to which children may be exposed on the Internet and ways in which they can be protected from them.
Online safety is everyone's responsibility. Parents need to be vigilant about their children's use of the computer and cell phone. Teachers need to promote responsible Internet usage by students. Internet safety organizations need to help youth develop the decision-making skills needed to use the Web safely. Only through such coordinated efforts can we maximize the benefits of the Internet, while minimizing its dangers.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports a number of programs and activities designed to raise awareness about the importance of online safety and to help protect children and youth from online exploitation and victimization.
Peace Over Violence is proud to present the Annual Denim Day USA 2010, a campaign to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault.
In 1998, an Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans, reasoning she must have helped her attacker remove them. People all over the world were outraged. Wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.
This day we unite against the sexual assault of girls, women, boys and men. We stand in support of survivors. We break the silence to end sexual violence.
On Denim Day, wear your jeans as a visible sign of protest against the myths that still surround sexual assault!
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