Just Detention International and the PREA Resrouce Center are holding two FREE full-day trainings in Columbia, SC. The first training, on April 23, will focus on creating a trauma-informed victim services program, as required by the PREA standards.The second training, in April 24, will provide corrections staff with the skills to develop inmate education programs that comply with the PREA standards. Both trainings will be held at the same site in Columbia, SC. Because the sessions complement each other, it is encouraged that you attend both. Each will feature interactive exercies, expert panels, sexual abuse survivor testimonies, and group discussions that cater to individuals working in a range of detention settings. Speakers will include leaders in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, advocacy, and mental health, as well as a survivor of sexual abuse in detention.For more information or to register, visit http://www.justdetention.org/en/south-carolina-regional-training-application.aspx
The 2012 Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities: Reaching Out to Missing Partners is a training conference that emphasizes the unique challenges of conducting youth prevention in rural communities. The conference was founded by one of the most successful prevention coalitions in the country in hopes of raising awareness of the plight that many rural communities face with regards to the prevention of youth substance abuse.
Join SC's leading coaches and SCCADVASA in celebrating 30 years of advocacy on behalf of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors. Coach Dabo Swinney, Clemson University; Steve Spurrier, University of South Carolina; and Buddy Pough, South Carolina State will be the featured speakers plus honored guests. Coach Dabo Swinney will share his own personal experience with domestic violence in his family.
Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month? In recognition of SAAM, GroundZero of Spartanburg, a favorite local hangout since 1996, will be hosting a benefit concert for SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition, on April 15, 2011 at 7pm. Come out and enjoy a night of great local music, bring along a friend or meet a new one, and enjoy a low cover charge. Music provided by local artists Quarterfly, Coma Cinema, Din of Thieves, and more. SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition is a non-profit organization located in the heart of downtown Spartanburg that provides supportive services and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Currently, they operate the largest shelter in South Carolina and serve victims from Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties. Just within the past year, SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition has assisted 478 victims of sexual assault, and 23% of these were children under age seventeen. Increasing awareness of these issues will help create a climate in our community where victims feel supported enough to disclose the abuse, leave an unsafe environment, and get help necessary to recover. Please come out and show your support. GroundZero will be accepting donations for SAFE Home-Rape Crisis Coalition at the door the night of the event, as well as throughout the month of April.
If you are a band and would like to jump on board, contact GroundZero at 864-948-1661 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any concerns, questions, would like to donate your time and effort, or just need someone to talk to, please contact SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis 24-hours a day at 864-583-9803. More information is avaliable online. LIKE SHRCC Spartanburg on Facebook. See you on April 15th!!!
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