On February 11, 2010, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, the National Crime Prevention Council, in partnership with BJA, will host "The Importance of Conducting Safety and Security Risk Assessments," a campus crime prevention webinar. The webinar will discuss why conducting risk assessments is vital to campus safety and what roles campus officials play in responding to an event to maintain security.
This is the second webinar in a four-part series focused on the Protocol Development Cycle. The series is designed to offer teams tools, strategies, and ideas for their work.
This webinar will explore how multidisciplinary teams can develop a Community Needs Assessment process that cumulates in a written narrative that captures the human and community tragedy of sexual violence.
How to weave the victim experience throughout the report
How to develop a report that stands out to funders, allies, stakeholders, and persons in leadership positions
Examples of finished reports and formats
How to use the report to recommend specific system changes
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. If you suspect an act of human trafficking in your area, you can report a tip to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. This national, toll free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
The SVRI would like to invite you to participate in this new moderated online discussion. In developing effective therapeutic and programming strategies, the aim of this discussion is then to explore the following questions:
1. What are the greatest challenges that you have faced in helping male survivors?
2. What do you think are the greatest challenges faced by the male survivors you have helped?
3. What can facilitate or hinder disclosure of sexual assault of men?
This discussion will form the basis of a briefing paper on this topic and will be moderated by Alastair Hilton, a social work consultant, based in Cambodia and Michael Peel, formerly of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Torture Victims, assisted by Wynne Russell, an independent researcher into this topic. To participate in the discussion please register and click on the discussion topic.
Need some help finding your rights as a victim? VictimLaw is a free, online database of over 17,500 victims' rights related provisions, including:
victims' rights statutes
administrative code provisions
attorney general opinions
case summaries of related court decisions
Learn more about this comprehensive tool with this free webinar, "VictimLaw: Your #1 Source for Victims' Rights Laws," designed specifically for victims and victim advocates and presented by Chandra Middleton, staff attorney & VictimLaw outreach coordinator of the National Center for Victims of Crime.
Far more than a lecture, this webinar will provide a personal tour through this innovative resource, guiding attendees through the discreet searches available on VictimLaw. This webinar will teach attendees how to get the most out of this valuable and unique database, which supports victims and policymakers in their work to strengthen crime victims' rights and services.
To participate in the Webinar, you must register. Space is limited.
Office for Victims of Crime and OFfice on Violence Against Women
On January 27, 2010, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in coordination with the Office on Violence Against Women, will present a Web Forum discussion with Suzanne Koepplinger, M.A., and Alexandra (Sandi) Pierce, Ph.D., on best practices for assisting American Indian victims of sex trafficking. Ms. Koepplinger is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, which provides social services and education to American Indian women and their families. She is of Canadian Mohawk and European ancestry, and has a background in international project development, communications, domestic violence advocacy, and fundraising. Dr. Pierce is an adjunct faculty member of the Sociology Department and the Master’s Program in Community Psychology at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota and is the principal investigator and author of Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota. She is of Seneca and European descent and the senior consultant for Othayonih Research and Evaluation Services LLC.
Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Ms. Koepplinger and Dr. Pierce and return on January 27 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Learn how to participate beforehand so you are ready for the discussion.
That’s Not Cool is a national public education initiative to prevent teen dating abuse. Developed by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women and the Advertising Council, That’s Not Cool focuses on preventing controlling or abusive behavior occurring within the digital universe – online, via cellphone, etc. – and encourages teens to draw their own lines about what is, or is not, acceptable relationship behavior. Since the January 2009 campaign launch, That’s Not Cool has engaged hundreds of thousands of teens in teen dating abuse prevention, both online and on-the-ground.
This webinar will give an overview of the campaign’s learning over the past year and introduce a new Campaign Tools website that will help violence prevention activists and youth serving community leaders activate That’s Not Cool in local communities across the country.
Participation is limited to 400 people, so be sure to register now! The web conference will be led by Catherine Pierce and Nadine Neufville at the Office on Violence Against Women and Brian O'Connor, Sara Fewer, and Belinda Sirha at the Family Violence Prevention Fund. The conference will be hosted by David S. Lee at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Prevention Connection.
On January 19, 2010, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Stalking Awareness Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Rebecca Dreke and Michael Proctor on stalking in the workplace.
Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Ms. Dreke and Mr. Proctor and return on January 19 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Learn how to participatebeforehand so you are ready for the discussion.
How in the world did a children's hospital increase charitable income to its newsletter 1,000%, from $5,000 per issue to $50,000 per issue? They applied the same lessons you'll learn in this fast, practical videoconference presented by communications expert Tom Ahern. You'll learn best practices for donor newsletters and also how to tune up your website for donors and prospects. As a bonus, Tom will share with you rare tips and research into how to successfully market bequests. Presented by Tom Ahern.
This videoconference will share how and why the Suffolk CAC Support to End Exploitation Now (SEEN) Coalition was developed and discuss lessons learned from our efforts to date. Participants will hear about how exploited youth are screened and identified, and specific protocols and policies developed to address the sexual exploitation of youth in Suffolk County. We will also discuss how the SEEN MDT model has been integrated into a CAC program. Presented by Susan Goldfarb.
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