Date/Time: 
05/15/2009 (All day) to 05/17/2009 (All day)
Location
Address: 

129 Center Point Drive

City: 
Dahlonega
Postal Code: 
30533
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Center for New Beginnings
Description: 

MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery are open to any man, 18 or older, who have been sexually victimized as a child and/or as an adult. We have selected a very special place to host this weekend experience, the Center for New Beginnings, in Dahlonega, GA, about 2 hours north of Atlanta. The Center for New Beginnings is located in one of the most beautiful and peaceful spots in the nation – the unspoiled North Georgia mountains. The splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains – Cedar Mountain, in particular, to the west and the Horseshoe Appalachians to the north – provides a year-round backdrop for respite and renewal, and should be especially beautiful in the spring. Goals of the Weekend of Recovery: The facilitator team invites you to: Dare to dream you can leave your isolation behind you at this weekend; Dare to dream you can make real connections with the participants and facilitators at the weekend; Dare to dream you can co-create and experience a sense of real safety; Dare to dream you can claim your right to use your voice to become a powerful male survivor who is sensitive to his own feelings and experiences and those of other survivors here; Dare to dream you can tell your story this time and be understood, believed and supported like you have always deserved; Dare to dream you can experiment with being more vulnerable and letting go and still feel safe enough; Dare to dream you will be able to leave Dahlonega a freer, less burdened, and even a happier man, taking the connections you make here with with you to utilize as you continue to heal and recover!

Date/Time: 
02/13/2009 (All day) to 02/15/2009 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Embassy Suites Atlanta Galleria

City: 
Atlanta
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
This Far By Faith
Description: 

This Far By Faith is designed to address the multi-layered issues of serving women who live their lives in the context of the historic Black church and cultural traditions, along with the (battered women's)/violence against women's movement. The goals of this consultation are to:

Goal 1: Develop ethical strategies for addressing violence against women of faith.

Goal 2: Identify compatible partnerships between secular and faith-based organizations to respond to women of faith.

Goal 3: Lay the groundwork for strategic plans for faith based initiatives.

The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute (BCDVI), a national educational ministry, will convene this integenerational forum with emphasis on education, training and technical assistance. BCDVI consists of a network of agencies and congregations organized to address domestic violence and sexual assault against women of faith. Advocating for collaboration through coordinated community response efforts, BCDVI also trains faith communities in the appropriate response and service providers in cultural competency.

Date/Time: 
04/23/2008 (All day) to 04/24/2008 (All day)
Location
City: 
Atlanta
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Freedom Network USA Conference
Description: 

Freedom Network USA
2008 Annual Conference
Action through Alliance:
Partnerships in Combating
Modern Day Slavery

April 23rd & 24th in Atlanta, Georgia

Nationally Known Experts on Human Trafficking will be speaking on a variety of topics.

Workshops Include:

Best Practices: Cooperation Between Law Enforcement & Social Service Agencies
Effective Case Management: Accessing Public Benefits
National Advocacy - Corporate Responsibility
Trafficking Trends: Minors, Domestic & International
 
Who should attend?

Legal advocates, victim advocates; social service providers; ethnic, faith-based and community-based organization members; local and federal law enforcement; attorneys; governmental representatives and anyone else interested.
 

Date/Time: 
04/24/2008 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
University of Georgia Women's Studies Student Organization
Description: 

UGA's eighth annual Take Back the Night campus and community event is scheuled for Thursday, April 24th. The purpose of Take Back the Night is to give students and community members an opportunity to come together against sexual violence.

Date/Time: 
05/16/2008 (All day) to 05/18/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Center for New Beginnings

City: 
Dahlonega
Description: 

The MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery are open to any man 18 or older who has been sexually victimized as a child and / or as an adult. Weekends of Recovery are facilitated by trained therapists, utilizing the same clinical boundaries and code of ethics as adopted by the American Psychological Association. The weekends are designed to assist any adult survivor who seeks further support in his recovery by being in the company of other male survivors. The weekends are structured and professionally facilitated. The weekends are adjuncts to participants' ongoing recovery work with individual and / or group psychotherapy, twelve step programs and individual spiritual work. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Registration for each weekend opens approximately 4 months prior to the scheduled event. Additional information can be obtained by contacting admin@malesurvivor.org

Date/Time: 
07/23/2008 (All day) to 07/25/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Comfort Inn- I-95 North5308 New Jesup Highway 912/264-6540

City: 
Brunswick
Postal Code: 
31523
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
Description: 

Who should attend? Rape crisis advocates, campus advocates, rape crisis center volunteers, and any other service provider who has contact with victims of sexual assault.
Co-Sponsored by: Connie Smith Rape Crisis Center

Date/Time: 
08/05/2008 (All day) to 08/07/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Northside Hospital1200 Northside Forsyth Dr.

City: 
Cumming
Postal Code: 
30041
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
Description: 

Who should attend? Rape crisis advocates, campus advocates, rape crisis center volunteers, and any other service provider who has contact with victims of sexual assault.
Co-Sponsored by: Northside Hospital and Forsyth County Family Haven

** Daily Lunch Provided By Northside Hosptial**
 

Date/Time: 
08/20/2008 (All day) to 08/22/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Mansour Center 995 Roswell Street

City: 
Marietta
Postal Code: 
30060
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
Description: 

Training is Free

Who should attend? Rape crisis advocates, campus advocates, rape crisis center volunteers, and any other service provider who has contact with victims of sexual assault
 
Co-Sponsored by: YWCA of NW GA
A Block of Rooms has been reserved for this training at Hampton Inn- Atlanta/ Marietta for $78/ night.
 

Date/Time: 
08/19/2008 (All day) to 08/22/2008 (All day)
Location
City: 
Marietta
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
Description: 

Trainings will be facilitated by GNESA Staff, Co-Sponsoring Rape Crisis Center Staff, and Local Community Partners

To Register, call GNESA at 404-815-5261 or e-mail arobertson@gnesa.org . Please indicate which date you plan to attend. Training is FREE to all.

Agenda:

Day 1: Role of the Rape Crisis Center

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. ----------History of the Rape Crisis Center Movement
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. --------Societal Issues That Lead to Rape
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ------Break
10:15 a.m. - 11.15 p.m. ------Portrayal of Women
- Property
- Media
- Pornography
- Sex role Stereotypes
11:15 p.m. - 11:30 AM------Rape Crisis Centers in Georgia
11:30-11:45 AM----------------Role of Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
11:45 AM -1 PM---------------Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. -------Local RCC Advocate/ Director Presentation
- policies
- procedures
- Services offered by SAC's
1:30p.m. - 2:30 PM p.m. --Tour of local program
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.----------Break
2:45p.m.- 3:00 p.m.----------Suicide Risk
-assessment
-next steps
3:00 a.m.-3:30 a.m.----------Role Play for Suicide Assessment
3:30 PM Adjourn

Day 2: Roles of the Advocate

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. -----------Helping Skills
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. -----------Role Play of skills
- Active Listening
-Verbal Messages
-Non-Verbal Messages
-Empathy
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ---------Ethics-General Ethical Issues
-Confidentiality
-Dual Relationships
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. ----------Break
10:15 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.----------Ethical Dilemma Vignettes
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. --------Boundaries with clients
-Safety when working with victims
-Victims under the influence
-Self care
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. --------Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. -----------Sexual Assault 101
-Statistics
-Impact of Victimization
-Myths about SA
-Reasons victims will not report to Law Enforcement
-Working Definitions
-Common Victim Responses
-Untruthful, Incomplete, orInaccurate Statements Made by the Victim
3:30 Adjourn

Day 3: Issues Facing the Victim and Community Partners

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.-------------Underserved Victim Concerns
8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.-------------After Care Concerns of the Victim
-HIV
-Pregnancy
-Mental Health Concerns
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. -----------PTSD
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. -----------Victims with Mental Illness
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ---------Break
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ------------Role of SANE
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. -------Tour local Hospital/ Exam area
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon ------Role of SART and Law Enforcement
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ---------Lunch
1:15 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.------------Judicial Role
1:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m.-------------Life After Sexual Assault
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. ----------Break
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ------------Role of District Attorney
-Overview of the Criminal Justice System
-Working Definitions According to Georgia Law
-Rape
-Sexual Assault
-Sexual Battery
-Stalking
-Statutory Rape
Adjourn 3:30 PM
 

Date/Time: 
09/14/2008 - 8:00am to 09/15/2008 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

The Outdoor Activity Center144 Richland Drive SW.

City: 
Atlanta
Postal Code: 
30310
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Boundless: Con Amor y Paz Institute
Description: 

Two inspirational days of self-refl ecting, safe dialouging, thoughtful nurturing, and action planning for your Grassroots Community Organizing Programs, Projects, and Intiative.
The Boundless: Con Amor Y Paz Institute is a premier learning hub where we will be educating and reeducating ourselves on creating and nurturing Grassroots Community Organizing solutions to oppression including Violence Against Women, Children, and Others in our nighborhoods.
Boundless: Con Amor Y Paz
P.O. Box 11315 Atlanta, GA 30310
boundlessconarmorypaz@gmail.com
678.447.9839

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