Date/Time: 
01/25/2011 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
WATCH
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Anna Light
Contact Phone: 
(612) 341-2747 x7
Contact Email: 
alight@watchmn.org
Contact Website: 
www.watchmn.org
Description: 

Monitoring the Order for Protection Process

This webinar will help you create a framework for examining your order for protection process including creating a research or monitoring project designed to improve your courts. Topics include:
• Why monitoring civil proceedings matters
• How monitoring can improve your order protection process
• Differentiating between monitoring and advocacy
• Ideas for data collection and sharing/dissemination
You will be provided sample forms and reports as well as follow-up support and assistance. This webinar is appropriate for anyone interested in improving their courts.
COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members.

More information and registration are available online.

Date/Time: 
05/03/2011 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
SAMHSA
Contact Phone: 
1-877-726-4727
Contact Email: 
SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
Description: 

Studies on the brain show that physical, emotional, or sexual abuse in childhood can cause permanent damage, reduce the size of parts of the brain, impact the way a child's brain copes with daily stress, and can result in enduring problems such as depression, anxiety, aggression, impulsiveness, delinquency, hyperactivity, and substance abuse.

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is a day to join SAMHSA, communities, organizations, agencies, and individuals nationwide in raising awareness that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth. This year, the national theme will focus on building resilience in young children dealing with trauma.

Date/Time: 
01/01/2010 (All day) to 01/31/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
US Department of Justice
Description: 

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.

Date/Time: 
09/29/2010 - 2:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Victims of Crime
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Center for Victims of Crime
Contact Phone: 
202-467-8700
Description: 

Most victim advocates are familiar with the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), but many may not know about the unique work of a forensic nurse examiner (FNE). This webinar aims to increase understanding about the work of FNEs and collection of evidence in domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and other crimes. Through this webinar victim service providers and other participants will become familiar with the importance of the medical forensic exam for DNA collection in crimes other than sexual assault and why having such trained examiners is important to survivors.

Speakers: Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, Manager, Forensic Nurse Examiner Program, Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado
 

Register online!

Date/Time: 
01/19/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime
Description: 

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.

Date/Time: 
05/24/2011 - 2:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
OVC
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
OVC
Contact Website: 
http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp
Description: 

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.

Date/Time: 
04/27/2011 - 2:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Office for Victims of Crime
Contact Email: 
OVCproviderforum@ncjrs.gov
Description: 

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.

Date/Time: 
11/18/2008 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location
Address: 

Online

Sponsoring Agency: 
Government Innovators Network
Description: 

Sex trafficking is the largest subcategory of the modern day slave trade, and affects mostly women and girls. Every year, domestic and foreign-born victims are trafficked into local prostitution markets to be sold and exploited.

The trafficking industry flourishes due to the persistent demand for commercial sex. Robust demand unleashes powerful market forces: the opportunity for profit ensures a steady supply of pimps and traffickers, and there is no domestic or foreign shortage of women and girls in desperate circumstances who are vulnerable to exploitation.

In the United States, state governments and local authorities have implemented demand-reduction programs like "john schools" and public awareness campaigns illustrating strict penalties for sexual exploitation. In Sweden, a law was passed in 1999 criminalizing the purchase of a sexual service and was the first attempt by a country to address the buyer in the equation.

What is being done to address the consumer side of this human rights issue? This online conference, cosponsored with the Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, will focus on the best practices to combat the demand of sex trafficking.

The discussion will be moderated by Michael Shively, Ph.D., Senior Associate of the Center on Crime, Drugs, and Justice at Abt Associates, Inc.

The panel will feature:

Donna Hughes, Ph.D., Professor and Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair, Women's Studies Program, University of Rhode Island
Sgt. Lavonnie Bickerstaff, Bureau of Police, Pittsburgh, PA
Stephanie Davis, Policy Advisor on Women's Issues, Office of the Mayor, City of Atlanta, GA
 

Date/Time: 
02/22/2010 (All day) to 03/05/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
RWJF Vulnerable Populations Portfolio
Description: 

This virtual forum will take place from February 22 through March 5. You can participate at any time throughout these two weeks by:

  • Following "A Healthy Conversation about Teen Relationships"
  • Answering any of the board questions on:
    • Identifying and Engaging New Partners
    • Innovation, Insight and Advice
    • Mobilizing Youth to Take Action
    • A Public Health Priority
  • Helping to spread the word about this forum to people you know who care about these issues
Date/Time: 
08/25/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Safety Net Project and Greater Boston Legal Services
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
The Safety Net Project
Contact Phone: 
202-543-5566
Contact Email: 
relocation@nnedv.or
Description: 

 

Survivors ask about blocking their exes from their MySpace pages, staying in touch with their support systems through email and Facebook and how to relocate without revealing their new location online. This session will address how personal information gets published and linked online and offer concrete tips for helping survivors increase and maintain their privacy in our very public world.

Please register online by August 23, 2010.

Open to all OVW grantees!

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