Union County College will be hosting a free screening and discussion of Nancy Schwartzman's powerful documentary The Line. A counselor will facilitate a post-film discussion about what constitutes rape and consent, and how to support survivors of sexual assault.
*To share new data and data gathering opportunities that give us a better understanding of trends in sexual violence including: new procedures for capturing UCR data, results of the federal NSVIS survey on interpersonal violence and results of the recent gender norms survey.
*Recognize the implications of this and other data on both the intervention and prevention of sexual violence for children and adults.
*Establish a path forward in improving both data collection and data integration across all departments of state government and across all the related fields concerned with power based personal violence.
Panelists include staff from the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Prevent Child Abuse of NJ and Women’s Law Project
Jyoti Venketraman from NJCASA will cover a step by step approach to increase understanding of evaluation including best practices on low-capacity evaluation to provide participants with the skills to apply evaluation principles to sexual violence prevention programs.
College students are victimized by their peers at alarming rates, however only around 5% will ever report to police or university officials. Join Jacqueline Deitch-Stackhouse from The College of New Jersey and Laura Luciano from Rutgers University in uncovering the unique aspects of sexual violence among college students and an explanation of why it is under-reported.
Certified police instructor Ellen Bloom, formerly of 180 Turning Lives Around of Monmouth County and Detective Shawn Murphy of Monmouth County’s Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit will focus on all aspects of drug facilitated sexual assault including dynamics, types of drugs, signs and symptomology, effective crisis response and the legal, medical and mental health options available. Forensic and investigative considerations of predatory drugs such as interviewing techniques and evidence collection will also be discussed.
This workshop will introduce participants to the issue of sexual violence and its relevance for those working with children and adolescents. Information regarding types of abuse, signs and symptoms and reporting requirements will be discussed. In addition, issues of power and gender will be explored as they relate to victimization, perpetration and prevention through interactive exercises and video clips.
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