On Friday, April 11, 2014, VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center will host its annual Suffolk County Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Conference at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College. The goal of this event is to bring together community stakeholders to share knowledge and ideas about how to prevent and respond to sexual assault. This event will be open to the entire community, drawing participants from various fields, including law enforcement, education, and other human service agencies. The day’s events will include a continental breakfast and networking lunch, morning panel session, workshops, and closing plenary address.The theme of this year’s conference is “Beyond Stranger Danger: Uncovering the Truth about Child Sexual Abuse” The focus of this event will be on the prevention of and response to child sexual assault. Throughout the conference we will highlight Enough Abuse Suffolk, one of three New York pilot sites participating in the Enough Abuse Campaign.This campaign, developed in Massachusetts with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focuses on adult and community responsibility to prevent child sexual abuse, and we are so excited to share this revolutionary initiative with conference attendees!Additional details and registration information will be available in early March on VIBS' website. Please contact Lindsay Schoenig with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event!
Join us for Bystanders No More, a public forum bringing together policy makers, activists, and thought leaders for a panel discussion exploring men and boys’ stake in the movement to end gender violence, including:
How does gender violence affect boys and men?
How do societal influences promote and perpetuate gender violence?
VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center, in collaboration with Stony Brook University Medical Center and the NY State Department of Health, invites Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physicians Assistants and Medical Doctors to attend the Suffolk County SANE/SAFE Training Program.A new SAFE/SANE training program has been scheduled from February 17-21. It will be held at Stony Brook University Medical Center and is open to those licensed as N.P., R.N., P.A., or M.D. and have at least one year of clinical experience. The program is a 5 day/40 hour comprehensive didactic training. The SAFE/SANE training program meets the guidelines of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and offers its graduates 40 C.E.U.’s. The tuition is $750.00.A Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) is a medical professional who provides compassionate care to adult and adolescent survivors of rape and sexual assault by obtaining medical histories, collecting forensic evidence and offering preventative medications.All interested parties wanting details regarding the informational sessions, may contact Jennifer, SANE liaison at VIBS, at 631-360-3730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gender violence cannot be eradicated without changing attitudes, especially those of men and boys. Increasingly, the movement to prevent and end gender violence is working to foster communities of male allies who recognize and reject this violence in all of its forms. Engaging men (and boys) with these issues on a large scale will immensely strengthen our movement.
"Bystanders No More" will bring together influential activists and thought leaders who will discuss why men and boys should have a stake in the movement to end gender violence and what they can do to become leaders.
Featured panelists include:
• Ted Bunch, co-founder, A CALL TO MEN • Casey Gwinn, President of the National Family Justice Center Alliance • Byron Hurt, Director/Producer, "Beyond Beats & Rhymes" - It's: Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In? • Angelo Rivera, Director of Sanctuary's Economic Empowerment Programs
Moderated by Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Media Center.
Sexual Violence prevention is not always an easy subject to talk about! When it comes to communicating our primary prevention messages to our community, we often wonder what would resonate the most with our audience.During this 1-hr webinar we will explore simple and creative ways of getting our prevention messages out to the community. Applying the techniques and strategies of advertising to sexual violence prevention, the speaker will guide us through the process of developing constituency–specific social media messaging, highlight some of the common pitfalls to avoid, and share tips on how to measure the impact of social media campaigns.Whether you are working on a flyer or poster-campaign for your neighborhood community, or creating social messaging campaign for youth on Facebook or Twitter, these simple, easy to follow steps will help you to craft effective primary prevention messages that would resonate with your targeted audience. Participants will find out about :
Tips and strategies on how to communicate the value of sexual violence prevention to the community
Messaging tactics designed to resonate with targeted audience
About successful primary prevention media campaigns
Simple ways of measuring the impact of their social media campaigns
Presenter : Brad Perry, MS, MA worked at the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA) from 2000-2011 after starting the first male-focused sexual assault peer education group at James Madison University. In his role as statewide Statewide Prevention Coordinator for VSDVAA, he provided training and technical assistance to primary prevention initiatives throughout Virginia, consulted for the CDC, and edited the Moving Upstream newsletter. He currently sits on the national board of Hollaback!, and has authored articles published in Yes Means Yes, The Prevention Researcher, and Violence Against Women. Brad currently works fulltime as a Strategist at Internet branding agency, Create Digital.To register for this webinar follow the linkhttps://cc.readytalk.com/r/bf2tzu7tazah&eom
VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center, in collaboration with Stony Brook University Medical Center and the NY State Department of Health, invites Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physicians Assistants and Medical Doctors to attend the Suffolk County SANE/SAFE Training Program. A new SAFE/SANE training program has been scheduled from February 17-21. It will be held at Stony Brook University Medical Center and is open to those licensed as N.P., R.N., P.A., or M.D. and have at least one year of clinical experience. The program is a 5 day/40 hour comprehensive didactic training. The SAFE/SANE training program meets the guidelines of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and offers its graduates 40 C.E.U.’s. The tuition is $750.00. A Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) is a medical professional who provides compassionate care to adult and adolescent survivors of rape and sexual assault by obtaining medical histories, collecting forensic evidence and offering preventative medications. All interested parties wanting details regarding the informational sessions, may contact Jennifer, SANE liaison at VIBS, at 631-360-3730 or by email.
On Thursday, November 7 Cassia Spohn, Foundation Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, presents research from a National Institute of Justice funded study in which Spohn and colleague Katharine Tellis investigated police and prosecutorial decision making in sexual assault cases. The study uses quantitative data on sexual assaults reported to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2008, and qualitative data from interviews with detectives and deputy district attorneys.Cassia Spohn is a Foundation Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She is the author or co-author of five books, including The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America and How Do Judges Decide: The Search for Fairness and Equity in Punishment. A sixth book, Policing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Inside the Criminal Justice System will be published in 2013. Her research interests include prosecutorial and judicial decision making, the intersections of race, ethnicity, crime and justice, and sexual assault case processing decisions.
Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School
The Avon Global Center for Women and Justice presents a Veteran's Week panel and screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary on sexual violence in the U.S. Military. Panelists include a former JAG attorney, military sexual assault survivor-advocate and mental health and trauma specialist.
Please join us for this comedy night fundraiser to benefit the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault. The entire cover will benefit the Alliance's mission. There is also a two drink minimum. Comics include... Regina DeCicco (2012 Ladies of Laughter) Tom Daddario (Sirius XM) Moody McCarthy (Late Show with David Letterman) Carmen Lynch (Late Show with David Letterman) Keith Alberstadt (Late Show with David Letterman) MC'ed by Harris Bloom The Alliance's mission is to build the capacity of communities, organizations, and institutions to advance the right to live free from sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes individuals, families and society.For more information please visit www.svfreenyc.org
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