Dare to Dream will provide male survivors with a safe and comfortable environment to join others in lifting the veil of secrecy and shame from their experience. The program will feature the screening of a film or television program with relevant subject matter, a facilitated panel discussion, and an opportunity to learn about local resources and support groups.
The Weekends of Recovery program is divided into two levels: Level I Weekends are open to all male survivors ages eighteen and older, regardless of where they are in their recovery process. Advanced Weekends are open only to alumni of MaleSurvivor Level I Weekends.
Early registration discounts of $50 will be available for the 1st month registration is open. Paid members of MaleSurvivor will also receive $75 off their registration cost. Registration costs will be posted when registration is open for each weekend, and are dependent upon the type of accommodation you choose.
OVC Scholarship Opportunities
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice, is generously supporting the NOVA Conference through its National Conference Support Program. Professional Development Scholarship information is avaliable online.
A 5k walk/run fundraising event to raise funds to put on parent focus nights. Parent focus nights are for education and awareness, for parents, to educate them on how to talk to their children about sexual abuse.
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
The goal of this workshop is to provide victim service agencies with the information, skills, and tools needed to adequately assess within their agency and community the current needs of advocates and professionals working with victims of crime and the needs of victims themselves and to plan and implement ongoing evaluation of the programs and services designed to meet these needs.
Plan a needs assessment within their community that involves key stakeholders and utilizes, to the extent possible, existing data
Use needs assessment results to inform the planning and design of program evaluations.
Plan or participate in the planning of an evaluation of a single program/service or multiple, comprehensive programs/services to meet their documentation and reporting needs
Develop program logic models and identify program outcomes and impacts, measures, and data sources.
National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)
Join the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) and South Valley Sanctuary at the Univ. of Utah for the 20th Annual Men's Studies Institute (Thursday 8/21/08), and 21/2 more full days of, workshops, keynotes, cultural events and general discussion (Friday and Saturday, 8/22 &8/23/08) on the issues surrounding men and masculinity in the 21st century. Nationally noted speakers and panelists will conduct sessions on topics including men's role in domestic violence work; anti-racist, anti-sexist community organizing models, domestic violence in the LGBT community, co-option of shelter services/dilemmas/challenges in domestic violence shelters, multicultural feminist counseling models, and working with youth exposed to violence.
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