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.
Dealing with mental health issues in the victim service world can be a challenge. This training will provide information on how to deal with the intersection between victims and mental health issues including the issues arising out of traumatization and pre-existing diagnoses of mental disorders in victims and offenders. This training will also address caring for yourself when dealing with these challenges.RegistrationRegistration closes on May 23, 2014. To register online click on the Register Now button at the top of this course description. You can also download the registration form and mail, fax or email it to:Donna R. HullVictim Serviced Training Consultant806 West Market StreetWest Chester, PA 19382Fax: (888) 486-5136
Once again, the PAIRWN will display the "Our Voice" exhibit from May 13 - June 15, 2014 on the Yellow Wall Gallery at Midtown Scholar, Harrisburg. Attached is the flyer.Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014 from 6pm to 10pmLecture: Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm. The PAIRWN will have a presentation on "Story Circle". Both of these activities will be at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore 1302 N Third Street Harrisburg, PA. Attached is the flyer.Our Voices: Refugee and Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories is a 2005 exhibit featuring the portraits of women newcomers of Harrisburg and their stories of moving to the United States. The black and white portraits were taken by photographer Catherine Wert of Halifax, PA.The project was born out of the Story Circle program hosted by the Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women's Network (PAIRWN) where women came together to share their experiences and support one another in their transition to a new home and the accompanying struggles and triumphs.
WHAT: Pa. Health Equity Conference aimed towards increasing knowledge and sharing evidence-based practices to reduce health disparitiesWHERE: Radisson Convention Center, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011WHEN: Aug. 21 (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and 22, 2014 (8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)• Multiple sessions, exhibitors and workshops addressing:o Cultural competence o Language accesso Health literacy o Refugee healtho LGBTQ health o Emergency preparednesso Rural and urban health o Mental health• Continuing Education Creditso Act 48 (school personnel), Act 58 (nurses)o ConEd (EMS, EMTs and paramedics)o CME and social work creditso Certified health education specialist credits
This cross-disciplinary conference will provide an in-depth focus on prevention, response, and coping with violence and trauma in the context of families, schools, medical settings, workplace, and in the military. For each of the four days of training, breakout sessions will include panels focused on both research and skill-building. Daily panels within the larger conference are organized according to subthemes. Many C.E. workshops will be offered in the evenings, including ones that cover professional ethics.Reach RegistrationAttendees can select from single day or full conference registration options.•Full Conference: $150•Per Day: $50•IUP Students: $25 per dayFor general questions, please email Pearl Berman, Professor of Psychology, or call at 724-357-2105.
On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 10am, CPIP is offering a FREE 1.5 hour cultural competency training on working with Muslim victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The training will be held at the York County Annex Building located at 118 Pleasant Acres Road York, PA 17402. Please RSVP for the training by emailing Sarah. The trainer is Ms. Asma Hanif, an advanced practice nurse who has devoted her life to operating Al-Nissa Holistic Health Center, a free clinic for women who are homeless, uninsured, or victims of domestic abuse, and Muslimat Al-Nisaa, a shelter for Muslim women in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Hanif’s work has been featured in stories on NPR and MSNBC. The training will focus on the following topics: - Basic cultural competency training (overview of major cultural/religious tenets)- Challenges that Muslim victims of domestic violence and sexual assault face/barriers to leaving abusive relationships and seeking services- Concrete tips and guidance for DV/SA service providers working with Muslim victims They are excited to host Ms. Hanif and are hopeful many of you can make it to this training!
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) are proud to announce the second annual LGBTQ Summit, hosted by the PCAR/NSVRC LGBTQ Workgroup. This one-day summit will focus on understanding the connections between sexual violence and the LGBTQ community. Workshops will be beginner to advanced levels and include topics about the intersections of racial justice and the LGBTQ community; Queerability, people living with diasbilities who also identify as LGBTQ; healthy sexuality models for allies; and how sexual violence impacts the trans* community. In addition to networking opportunities, participants will also be invited to three open invitation caucuses (Queer, Allies, and Self-Care) for futher discussion.This event is for anyone who wants to learn more about how sexual violence impacts the LGBTQ community. Everyone, including straight allies!, are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registeration deadline is May 7th.
A cross disciplinary conference focused on the prevention, experience and responses to interpersonal violence including a research and a clinical track of presentations and workshops. Designed for academic, graduate students, and professional audiences.Registration: $150 for 4 days, $50 for single day.To register, visit the conference website and click on Inaugural REACH ConferenceFor more information contact Pearl Berman or Maureen McHugh.
This seminar will be taught by three Christian women that lived through sexual, physical, or verbal abuse either in a marriage or in their childhood. They will share with you the tools that God gave them in ther hour of need and how God made the difference in their circumstances. If you are dealing with abuse in your past or present situations this seminar is for you.Guest speakers include: Marsha Barth, author of "The Shattering" A Child's Innocence Betrayed; Theresa Johnson, Leader Women's Prison Ministry; and Donna Carr, Chairman "Step into Life Ministry"
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