Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships to Respond to Sexual Assault is an interactive two-day training that will help participants establish partnerships with local military installations in order to effectively respond to the needs of sexual assault victims in the military. Throughout this training, participants will build knowledge about military systems, protocols, and culture to improve service provision to military sexual assault victims and to develop an appreciation of the perspectives of their future collaborative partners. It is through this developing sense of awareness that civilians will begin to understand who the military Service Member is, the culture they need to live and operate in, what motivates him/her, and what the military victim needs when working with community-based advocates. With the knowledge gained through this training process, in combination with their existing expertise in sexual assault, participants will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations throughout the United States.
Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
This year’s 9th annual Rock Against Rape will be held at Capt’n Bills Backyard Grill on April 16th, 2011 from 11:00-10:00pm. There will be volleyball tournaments and corn hole tournaments - 1st place winners win a goodie bag with gift certificates and freebies. There will be many raffle give-aways throughout the day and loud, rock music! Check out the line up! If you are interested in supporting our cause or would like more information, please call/email Lindsay Husch, Prevention Educator of RCC, 910.392.6936 or LHusch@coastalhorizons.org.
The Shelter Home of Caldwell County is sponsoring a Conceptual Art Show of Journey and Hope. Various artists will display work of visual art and poetry in honor of survivors. For more information visit the website or contact Lily Moody.
Cultural competence is an asset in any professional pursuit, and it is a core requirement in the field of victim assistance because crime can happen to anyone in any neighborhood. This interactive, 2-day training addresses cultural barriers such as stereotyping, value differences, communication styles, and language and interpreter bias, and how they impede effective service delivery to victims of crime from diverse populations. The training is designed for victim advocates as well as law enforcement officers and administrators, prosecutors, and other professionals who work with victims of crime. You will participate in simulations/skits, interactive activities, independent self-assessments and case studies to brainstorm and develop strategies to overcome cultural barriers in your own workplace. As a result of this training, you will be able to—
Recognize and overcome a variety of cultural barriers to effective service delivery.
Reduce problems that can arise when using language interpreters.
Give feedback to others who engage in culturally inappropriate speech and actions.
Envision a culturally competent victim services program.
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