The purpose of this training program is to train local civilian victim advocates on building effective partnerships with local military installations to enhance and extend the system of support for sexual assault victims in the military. With the knowledge gained through this training process and their own expertise in sexual assault, local civilian victim advocates will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations.To prepare for the 2014 series of training events, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) through its Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) and in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), have updated the training curriculum to reflect FY2013 DoD data and new victim assistance related programs and policies.
The Atkinson Family & the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Join The Atkinson Family and the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestice Violence & Sexual Assault in Stillwater, Oklahoma for a weekend retreat to celebrate! Meet with other proud, positive survivors from across the country, for a time of happiness, victory, and cleansing! This "Celebration of Healing" will offer:
A weekend of art and music, performed by Grammy-award winner Bill Miller. Bill is a Native American (Mohegan) role model who has devoted his life to recovery and hopefulness, based on his own experiences with turmoil. He has toured with Tori Amos and Pearl Jam. Bill is often called upon to minister to communities that have been affected by violence, and it is extremely rare to be able to spend an entire weekend in his company. His music style is diverse, and ranges from folk, rock, traditional Native American, gospel/praise, and blues.
Discussions and workshops with curent leaders and experts in trauma recovery.
Spiritual cleansing/purification sweatlodge ceremony administered by a Sundance Priest/Holy Man from the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma, for those who wish to participate.
Tulsa organizations are coming together to observe Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Executive orders signed by President Bush and President Obama make January 11 the National Day of Observation that coincides with the Global Observance Day. Citizens united for a safer Oklahoma are coming together with twelve Tulsa area organizations to raise awareness, educate the public and alert the media about how Oklahomans can respond in 2011.
Thirty million people are trafficked for sex globally each year-3 million of those are children and 200,000 of those children are right here in the USA. This makes the United States the world’s #1 sex tourism destination. Oklahoma is caught in the crossfire and is a major trafficking destination and casualty because of the highway systems.
At 2 pm there will be a Press Conference hosted for local media. Each organization will have an announcement for the media followed by a time of Q & A. Exhibitors from each organization will be on hand with information and representatives at the Press Conference and the Evening Public Forum from 6-7:30 pm.
The partnering agencies include the Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute, Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Oklahoma District Attorneys Council, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma CASA Association, Oklahoma City Catholic Archdiocese, Office of Family Life, Oklahoma State Health Department and others.
Meet with other proud, positive survivors from across the country, for a time of happiness, victory, and cleansing!
This "Celebration of Wholeness" will offer:
• A weekend of art and music, performed by Grammy-award winner Bill Miller. Bill is a Native American (Mohegan) role model who has devoted his life to recovery and hopefulness, based on his own experiences with turmoil. He has toured with Tori Amos and Pearl Jam. Bill is often called upon to minister to communities that have been affected by violence, and it is extremely rare to be able to have his company for the full weekend. His music style is diverse, and ranges from folk, rock, traditional Native American, gospel/praise, and blues.
• Discussions and workshops with current leadersand experts in trauma recovery.
• Spiritual cleansing/purification sweatlodge ceremony administered by a Sundance Priest/Holy Man from the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma, for those who wish to participate.
• ...And more!
VIPER (Violence Intervention, Prevention and Early Response)
Denim Day is an international protest in response to the Italian Supreme Court's overruling of a rape conviction in 1998. An Italian woman was raped, and when the case went to trial, the jury found her assailant guilty. The Supreme Court then overturned the ruling, saying that jeans are so difficult to remove, the assailant could not have done so without the victim's help.
Help SWOSU take a stand against Sexual Assault by wearing denim on April 8th. Local Workshop: Women and Depression
Latricia Taylor, MA/LPC will be hosting a counseling workshop in Weatherford on April 2nd over depression as it relates to women. Topics will include symptoms, causes and treatments. While there is a small fee attached, students with a valid ID are eligible for a discount.
Call (800) 260-7966 for more information or to register.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is pleased to present this targeted technical assistance project to strengthen the Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) sustainability efforts regarding Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs.
Through the provision of free on-site technical assistance, information dissemination and follow-up consultation, this project aims to build sustainable SANE programs by increasing access to information, building SANE program staff capacity and enhancing collaborative efforts between victim advocates and forensic nurses.
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