In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, RightRides for Women's Safety is hosting a FREE event to celebrate anti-violence advocacy, civic involvement, and commitment to creating safer communities!
Please join us and learn about the work we're doing to prevent sexual assault and harassment in our communities and to advocate for more progressive legislation addressing gender-based violence. Come out for some drinks and music among your fellow activists dedicated to building a stronger, safer city and society!
This training is specficially designed for experienced professionals who come in contact with child victims and childhood survivors of sexual abuse, who are also part of or wish to become part of an Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). Topics to be covered during the training include: interviewing a child: the continuum of disclosure through testimony; children beyond normal child behavior; adolescents who recant; and breaking the cultural barriers of multi-generational abuse. Presenters include Jack F. Coyne, MD FAAP, Medical Director of Erie, Niagara, and Genesee County Child Avocacy Center and Eileen Treacy, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor at Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York and Independent Court Expert and Expert Witness. Contact Crime Victims Assistance Center, Inc. for additional questions about the training and for registration.
Richard Gartner, training and supervising analyst, faculty, and founding director of the Sexual Abuse Service at the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute, speaks on the long-term effects of boyhood sexual abuse.Dr. Gartner is the author of Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men and Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse. A pioneer in treating sexually abused men, he is a founder and past president of MaleSurvivor.org. He has written op-ed pieces for the New York Times (where he was also the subject of an interview in the “Science Times”), the Daily News, and Newsday; and columns on line at Forbes.com and Psychology Today’s Psychoanalysis 3.0 blog. He has been quoted and interviewed widely in the media, including NPR, London Times; Washington Post; The Nation; Los Angeles Times; 20/20; CNN; CBS; MSNBC; and documentaries on WABC-TV New York.
On Friday, April 11, 2014, VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center will host its annual Suffolk County Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Conference at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College. The goal of this event is to bring together community stakeholders to share knowledge and ideas about how to prevent and respond to sexual assault. This event is open to the entire community, and will draw participants from various fields, including law enforcement, education, and other human service agencies.This year's conference will focus on prevention and response to child sexual abuse and will highlight the Enough Abuse Campaign, a national grassroots movement aimed at providing adults and communities with the knowledge and skills to put an end to the child sexual abuse epidemic. VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center is thrilled to partner with the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center as the lead agencies for Suffolk County's Enough Abuse Campaign, one of only three sites chosen in the state of New York.Conference events will also include:-A keynote address by Terri Muuss, author of Over Exposed: A Poetic Memoir-Eight different workshop offerings-Networking opportunities-Continental breakfast and lunchFor more information, email Lindsay Schoenig or call 631-360-3730 x220.
On Friday, April 11, 2014, VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center will host its annual Suffolk County Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Conference at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College. The goal of this event is to bring together community stakeholders to share knowledge and ideas about how to prevent and respond to sexual assault. This event will be open to the entire community, drawing participants from various fields, including law enforcement, education, and other human service agencies. The day’s events will include a continental breakfast and networking lunch, morning panel session, workshops, and closing plenary address.The theme of this year’s conference is “Beyond Stranger Danger: Uncovering the Truth about Child Sexual Abuse” The focus of this event will be on the prevention of and response to child sexual assault. Throughout the conference we will highlight Enough Abuse Suffolk, one of three New York pilot sites participating in the Enough Abuse Campaign.This campaign, developed in Massachusetts with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focuses on adult and community responsibility to prevent child sexual abuse, and we are so excited to share this revolutionary initiative with conference attendees!Additional details and registration information will be available in early March on VIBS' website. Please contact Lindsay Schoenig with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event!
Join us for Bystanders No More, a public forum bringing together policy makers, activists, and thought leaders for a panel discussion exploring men and boys’ stake in the movement to end gender violence, including:
How does gender violence affect boys and men?
How do societal influences promote and perpetuate gender violence?
Gender violence cannot be eradicated without changing attitudes, especially those of men and boys. Increasingly, the movement to prevent and end gender violence is working to foster communities of male allies who recognize and reject this violence in all of its forms. Engaging men (and boys) with these issues on a large scale will immensely strengthen our movement.
"Bystanders No More" will bring together influential activists and thought leaders who will discuss why men and boys should have a stake in the movement to end gender violence and what they can do to become leaders.
Featured panelists include:
• Ted Bunch, co-founder, A CALL TO MEN • Casey Gwinn, President of the National Family Justice Center Alliance • Byron Hurt, Director/Producer, "Beyond Beats & Rhymes" - It's: Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In? • Angelo Rivera, Director of Sanctuary's Economic Empowerment Programs
Moderated by Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Media Center.
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