Share your “ROAR” with us at the Biennial Florida Council Against Sexual Violence Training Summit. Join the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence for a three-day, movement-building and networking event focused on sexual violence advocacy, prevention and services. For decades, you and advocates like you in the anti-sexual violence movement have fought to have communities acknowledge the impact of sexual violence and help survivors share their stories. What was once a whispered-about topic is now being revealed, and the nation is taking notice with the roar from advocates, communities and survivors. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:Russell Strand, Former Special Agent, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation DivisionSofie Karasek, Director of Education and Co-Founder, End Rape on CampusLauren Book, M.S. Ed., CEO and Founder, Lauren’s Kids Want to ROAR with us? Workshop Proposals are Now Being Accepted!
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.
SisterSong and the Free Marissa Now Campaign have partnered to organize the "Standing Our Ground: Raising Our Voices against Reproductive Oppression and Violence against Women" weekend in Jacksonville, FL this July 25-28.SCHEDULE Friday, July 25th - 9:30am- 4:30pmRJ 101 Training - Open to the community of Jacksonville and for activists who haven't had the chance to experience SisterSong's premier training! 5:30pm-7:00pm - Meet & Greet at the Host Hotel (Crowne Plaza) Saturday, July 26th - 9:00am- 6:00pmRJ Institute at Host Hotel Panel Discussion Topics include:• RJ & the Criminal Justice System• RJ & the Child Welfare System• RJ & Violence Against Women• So You Want to Talk About "Modern Day Slavery"?• Doing Collectively What We Can't Do Individually!• Southern Call to Action!Sunday, July 27th - Free AfternoonTake time to explore the city and rich history of Jacksonville 7:00pm - Free Marissa Now Benefit Concert Monday, July 28th - Direct Action - 8:00am Meet at Host Hotel to March to Duval County CourthouseFor questions regarding the weekend, contact us at 404-756-2680 or email.
Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education, Lauren has worked to turn her horrific personal experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors by starting Lauren’s Kids. Lauren’s Kids encourages victims to “shine a light in dark places” and “shed the shame.” Lauren’s Kids is based in South Florida and educates adults and children about sexual abuse topics through in-school curriculum, a 24-hour Crisis Hotline and speaking engagements around the country. Lauren’s Kids holds an annual, statewide “Walk in My Shoes” event, which brings together survivors and advocates on a walk across Florida to raise awareness and promote supportive legislation. Lauren’s Kids also holds annual fundraisers such as the Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino Golf Tournament and VIP dinner that raise funds for the organization. Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino are the TV broadcast voices of the Miami Heat.Learn more.
Join Prevent Child Abuse America in Jacksonville, FL from May 18 - 21 for The National Conference for America's Children! Take in lectures from world-renowned experts such as Dr. Bruce Perry and Robin Karr-Morse, participate in trainings and workshops on timely topics spanning brain architecture, home visitation, Adverse Childhood Experiences, organizational development and many more, and network with like-minded professionals equally committed to healthy starts for our nation's children!You won't want to miss this, and they don't want you to either! That's why they're announcing several cost-saving options today to help you make the journey to Jacksonville a little easier:
If you're willing to volunteer by monitoring workshops, they'll offer a $50 reduction in registration to the first 20 applicants! This is a great way to learn from their great workshops while saving a little bit on the bottom line.
The Early Bird gets the lunch! Register now to not only take advantage of their Early Bird registration rate (register before April 1!), but also to be entered into a contest to attend a private lunch with Dr. Bruce Perry! Save some money and give yourself a chance to chat with one of the most accomplished researchers in the world of infant mental health.
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Advanced Crisis Intervention: Contemporary Approaches by Jane Dwyer, MSW, Florida State University
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