This weekend workshop is for non-offending adult male survivors of sexual child abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, abandonment and/or neglect. Our goal is to offer a safe, encouraging, powerful environment of shared healing. The weekend will provide opportunities to engage in a variety of healing activities, including sharing of stories, writing exercises, anger work and other emotional expression, small group discussion, shared creativity, relaxation and, yes, even fun.
This is our 19th annual male survivor weekend at Kirkridge. As in previous years, if there are sufficient numbers and interest, the workshop will include a special track for survivors of abuse by clergy.
This event is for men who are actively engaged in recovery work; it is not a substitute for therapy. A letter of recommendation from a therapist must accompany the
registration form/deposit. The registration deadline for this event is August 3rd, Space is limited, so try to register early to insure your place.
Led by Mike Lew, M.Ed., and Thom Harrigan, L.I.C.S.W., of The Next Step
Counseling in Brookline, MA. Mike is author of Victims No Longer: Men Recovering
from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse and Leaping Upon the Mountains: Men
Proclaiming Victory Over Sexual Child Abuse. Thom leads groups for male survivors and has worked extensively with men recovering from sexual abuse by clergy. For more information on the leaders, http://www.nextstepcounseling.org
Keynote by the Honorable Robert P. Casey, Jr., US Senator Featuring Jackie Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, an endowed professor at Johns Hopkins University and nationally renowned researcher and expert on domestic violence, presenting results of a PA based study on domestic violence homicides. Gael Strack, a former domestic violence prosecutor in the San Diego County Attorney´s office, CEO of the Family Justice Center Alliance and internationally recognized expert, presenting on domestic violence and strangulation. Other sessions will include danger assessment, supervised visitation, case studies of domestic violence homicides, prosecution of strangulation cases, addressing the needs of children left behind after homicides, and more.
For more information, contact Nancy Durborow at 800-932-4632
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
This workshop expands upon the Basics of Strategic Planning training to provide participants with hands-on experience developing a strategic plan for their own organizations. The training draws from materials contained in OVC’s Strategic Planning Toolkit. Following the training, you will be encouraged to request specialized technical assistance from OVC TTAC to help you implement a comprehensive strategic plan.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
Define strategic planning.
Articulate the importance of strategic planning.
Describe the strategic planning process.
Identify and use strategies for developing an effective strategic planning group.
Identify and use strategies for determining if the organization is ready for a strategic plan.
Identify and use strategies for creating a common ground and respectful environment in a strategic planning group.
Use the SWOT analysis method to assess an organization’s current status.
Identify strategies for collecting and consolidating data about an organization’s current status.
Identify and develop guiding statements (values, vision, and mission).
Identify and develop clear goals and objectives.
Identify strategies for setting priorities based on the list of goals and objectives.
Identify elements of a strategic plan.
Write a strategic plan outline.
Identify elements of an action plan and strategies for developing an action plan.
Identify potential resources needed for a strategic plan initiative.
Identify possible sources of financial support for a strategic plan initiative.
Identify what strategic plan marketing is and why it is important.
Identify sample marketing strategies.
Identify why evaluating or tracking the progress of a strategic plan is important.
“Painting for Prevention” Parents and children, children’s advocates, and state, county, and local officials will collaborate with members of the general public to paint a mural as a way of building awareness about preventing child abuse and neglect. State Senator Pat Vance, who represents Cumberland and York counties, and is a professional nurse, is scheduled to attend the event.
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