On May 24, 2011, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Cindy Southworth on using social media to assist crime victims. Ms. Southworth is the Vice President of Development and Innovation at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), where she leads the network’s communications, development, technology, and international efforts. She has spent the past 13 years focusing on how technology can be used to increase victim safety and how stalkers can be held accountable for their misuse of technology. Ms. Southworth joined NNEDV in 2002, when she founded the Safety Net Project to address all aspects of technology as they relate to violence against women. The Safety Net Team works with private industry, state and federal agencies, and international groups to improve safety and privacy for victims in the digital age. As part of that effort, it is one of five organizations on the Facebook Safety Advisory Board.
SisterSong will tackle many exciting, but controversial issues that are critical to the Reproductive Justice Movement. One such topic is supporting the rights of sex workers in the Reproductive Justice Movement. Join our panel discussion of women of color experts from Young Women's Empowerment Project (YWEP), Different Avenues, MI LOLA, and SisterSong as we discuss the engaging issue of sexual rights and justice. Panelists for this event include:
Kelli Dorsey, Different Avenues, Washington DC
Dominique McKinney, YWEP, Chicago, IL
Maame-Mensima Horne, MI LOLA, Miami, FL
Loretta Ross, SisterSong, Atlanta, GA
To participate in this webinar please RSVP with Heidi Williamson at email@example.com by noon May 16th. Only those who RSVP will be allowed to attend this event.
This session will demonstrate recent patterns and trends of online victimization mined from NCMEC data as well as intriguing law enforcement investigations. Topics will include the vulnerabilities of children using online gaming, cellular devices and virtual communities. In addition, this session will explore the difficult issue of “self-exploitation” that is increasing in prevalence across the country.
This workshop will identify developmental characteristics and sexual norms, which increase an adolescent's risk-taking behavior, examine personal reactions and biases to teens engaged in consensual relationships, plus provide practical solutions to interviewing adolescents and de-escalating "out-of-control" behavior
SAMHSA's Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health
Social inclusion occurs when individuals and entire communities of people have access to rights, opportunities, and resources that are usually available to members of American society. People with mental health and substance use problems are more likely to fully recover and rebuild their lives when they have access not only to care and services, but also to social, economic, educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities that most citizens take for granted. A socially inclusive society also provides opportunities for individuals in recovery to contribute to their communities as peers, employees, parents, residents, students, volunteers, teachers, and active citizens. Social inclusion provides a policy framework to make this vision a reality.
The SAMHSA ADS Center invites you to a FREE teleconference training to learn about three innovative community programs that are improving lives, changing communities, and transforming systems through social inclusion practices. The training will highlight the promising practices of the 2010 Campaign for Social Inclusion Award recipients, including:
• SC SHARE's Dream Team, which is reaching thousands of young people throughout South Carolina through partnerships with key government, faith, and community leaders. The Dream Team uses lived experience to show that there is hope; that a full, productive life can be the expectation; and that recovery is possible.
• Heartland Consumer Network's Poetry for Personal Power, which is changing lives and influencing educational systems by bringing open mic spoken poetry competitions to colleges throughout Missouri. This program is offering young people with mental health and substance use problems the chance to use personal experience and creativity to inspire others.
• Advocacy Unlimited, Inc., which developed a 30-minute documentary titled Shining Stars - Young Adults in Recovery to give a voice to young people with mental health and substance use problems who teach about what recovery looks like and the important role all of us play in supporting each other. This program will be featured during a public viewing of the documentary in June at the State Legislative Office Building in Connecticut.
These SAMHSA-supported community-based efforts will demonstrate how social inclusion programs improve lives, communities, and systems. Participants will also learn how they can apply for the 2011 Campaign for Social Inclusion Awards and become a pioneer for building a socially inclusive America.
On April 27, 2011, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in coordination with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will present a Web Forum discussion with Curtis Allen and Andrea Cardona on using therapy dogs to respond to child victims. Detective Allen of the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office in Utah is a member of the county’s Children’s Justice Center (CJC) multidisciplinary team. For the past 3 years, he has also managed CJC’s Healing Paws Program, which provides canine companions to comfort children who are victims of abuse before, during, and after they participate in justice-related interviews. Healing Paws is a unique program that trains dogs to accompany children into interviews without their handlers present, and Detective Allen created the standards by which dogs are evaluated before they are accepted into the program. Ms. Cardona is a sexual assault counselor for children and teens, and the founder of FLA Four Legged Advocates, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer advocates and service dogs to assist child victims of sexual assault. Following her own sexual assault at age 17, Ms. Cardona found great comfort in the companionship of her dog, so she began taking her service dog with her when she accompanied victims to counseling sessions and trials. She discovered that the dog’s presence comforted the young people and eased their fears. Ms. Cardona’s methods have received national attention and have been replicated throughout the country with victims of all ages and of varying crimes.
TAALK will host a 24 hour internet radio show with guest speakers each hour covering a variety of topics related to child sexual abuse awareness, prevention and support. Hear 60+ speakers from around the world with the brightest minds and the biggest hearts. It's an event you won't want to miss!
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Learn from experts about the importance of child maltreatment prevention, how safe, stable and nurturing relationships can provide a buffer against violence, and what you can do to create safer, healthier lives for children:
• CDC Experts
CDC’s research and programs work to understand the problem of child maltreatment and prevent it before it begins.
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• Prevent Child Abuse America
Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) has worked to build awareness, provide education, and inspire hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent child abuse and neglect.
In a sea of toxic media messages, envisioning development of healthy attitudes about sex is no easy task. Join expert Dr. Sharon Lamb in Hardy Girls Healthy Women's next webinar to learn what we, as caring adults in girls' lives, can do to combat unhealthy messages!
Dr. Sharon Lamb has published widely in the fields of moral development, abuse and victimization, sexual development , psychotherapy with children and adolescents, the sexualization of girls, and media and marketing impact on the development of girls and boys. She served on the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls, which found that sexualization in media leads to increased eating disorders, increased depression, and lower self-esteem among girls.
During this webinar, she'll explore alternatives to the narrow versions of sexuality sold to our youth by the media. How do we encourage girls' to use their voices, see themselves as subjects rather than objects, value their own pleasure, and grow at their own pace?
*Registration for this innovative event costs $49.99. Register by April 22nd and receive a $10.00 discount.
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