Rensselaer County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Join members of the Rensselaer County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), students and professionals from healthcare, law enforcement, counseling, advocacy, higher education, and prosecution from throughout New York State for the third annual one-day conference on preventing and responding to sexual assault. Attendees of the conference may choose from a variety of workshops which fit their interests and training needs, and will also have the opportunity to network with other professionals. The cost to attend the full-day conference is $40, which includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments, all conference materials and parking. This year, we are able to offer a special student rate of $32 for full-time students. Detailed directions, parking instructions and helpful reminders will be emailed to attendees in advance of the conference.
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.
The Clean Slate Diaries was created to honor and recognize the path survivors of Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence have walked. Currently, there are no races taking place in support of survivor recovery or color-coded products sold to recognize the intense courage and fierce determination required to overcome the trauma that remains from these crimes.
Clean Slate Founder and Executive Producer, Renee DeVesty, knew that finding your voice was an essential first step in the healing process. A survivor of Rape and Domestic Violence, she decided to choreograph an evening of Art, Music, Dance and Spoken Word Stories that would inspire and empower survivors to break through the darkness of guilt and shame and allow their light to shine – their voice to be heard – using Art as a form of expression.
Produced by survivors, for survivors and held annually during April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Syracuse, New York, 2013 will bring together five area colleges and universities to raise awareness of the high incidence of sexaul assault and intimate partner violence among the college demographic, along with award-winning musicians, artists and dancers.
This event is a reminder that despite anything that has happened, a new beginning is always available to us – an opportunity to wipe away the stain and begin again.
This international conference provides a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth, networking, and the dissemination of new knowledge in the area of sexually traumatized boys and men. This four-day event will feature numerous workshops for male survivors of sexual abuse, their loved ones/partners, and professionals who work with them.
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