The seminars are hosted by Starr Commonwealth, this year celebrating 100 years of helping troubled kids shine. The campus, with picturesque Montcalm Lake and acres of majestic hardwoods, is striking in October.The Reclaiming Youth Conference takes place Monday morning, October 22 through Wednesday noon, October 24. Then, on Wednesday afternoon, October 24 through Friday noon, October 26 for one of three 2-day training sessions including Response Ability Pathways (RAP), Developmental Audit, or The Three Pillars of TraumaWise Care.
St. Clair County Community College will host a sexual assault awareness mock trial from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Fine Arts Theatre on the college’s Port Huron campus.
The mock trial’s purpose is to raise awareness about date rape and date rape myths. It is being presented in observance of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action and National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
*This event is free and open to the public!
The event is being coordinated by SC4 student Kristen Richardson.
Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan
The BISC-MI 2008 Fall Conference will focus on shifting the paradigm from blaming battered mothers to emphasizing the importance of developing programs and practices that promote and expect men who batter to be responsible and loving fathers. This includes respectful and honorable interaction with the children's mother. This cutting edge conference offers the expertise of nationally recognized faculty with over a century of combined years of experience. Presenters will share studies, tools, theories, concepts, books, and curricula to assist those working with men to understand the intersection between fatherhood and battering. There will be opportunities to discuss intervention and programming strategies and network with others who intervene with fatherhood issues and domestic violence.
DATES: September 17, 18 and 19; 2008 CE: MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) and Michigan social work CEU hours offered. SPONSOR: Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI)
CONTACT INFORMATION: Conference information link: http://www.biscmi.org/stp
Conference brochure: http://www.biscmi.org/stp/STP_Brochure.pdf
Conference Registration link: http://www.regonline.com/stp
David J.H. Garvin: Chair, Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISCMI) Email: email@example.com Phone: (517) 482-3933 or (866) 482-3933. Fax: (866) 506-7937 Batterer Intervention Services of Michigan
Web site: http://www.biscmi.org
Address: Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan, 3893 Okemos Road, Suite B-1 Lansing, Michigan 48864 LOCATION: Shanty Creek Resorts: One Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, Michigan 49615.
NATIONAL FACULTY: Dr. David Adams, Juan Carlos Arean, Jacquelyn Boggess, Eusebus Ekere, Dr. Ed Gondolf, Matthew Grimes, Julie Johnson, Juanita Jones, David Mandel, Dave Mathews, Dr. Fernando Mederos, Lisa Nitsch, Johnny Rice II, Roger Steffy, Lee Taft, Dr. Rich Tolman, Dr. Oliver Williams. Additional faculty may be added.
Sexual violence is a huge concern in our communities and in the lives of women and children in the City of Detroit. Survivors of sexual assault often live in silence and in our city. Many of families do not know where to turn for help or even know that help is available. To bring awareness to this issue and the organizations that are dedicated to serving the community the Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner's (WC SAFE) Advocacy Program and YWCA/Interim House are planning a Take Back The Night Rally in the City of Detroit. WC SAFE is providing advocacy services to victims of The 400 Project. The 400 Project is a sample of the 12,000 evidence collection kits done on rape victims that were never processed and found in storage units in 2009. WC SAFE is providing advocacy services to these victims, but also to any sexual assault survivor in Wayne County. YWCA/ Interim House is the only domestic violence and sexual assault shelter in the city of Detroit and one of the largest in the State of Michigan.
Take Back The Night started in the United States in the 1970s and focused on the unsafe streets, cities and campuses. Today, events highlight the problem of violence against women as well as the broader issues of sexual violence. All events during the month of April strive to bring awareness to the problem of sexual violence and support those who have been victimized. Wayne County SAFE and YWCA/Interim House are working to gather the support of our criminal justice systems and other community agencies. Two speakers for the evening will be Lori Robinson, Editor of B.L.A.C. Detroit Magazine and author of “I Will Survive: The African American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse”, and Stacy Y. Barker, a sexual assault survivor and the first women in Michigan to have a mandatory sentence vacated by a federal court. There will be spoken words by Kalimah Johnson a performance poet and activist for women and the LGBT community. The rally will be held on April 6, 2011 at 6:00pm-8:00pm in Cadillac Square.
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