This fun, family-friendly event will encourage us all to work together to end sexual assault and abuse. Participatns of all ages will pair up to step out together against sexual violence.
If 500 pairs participate, we will break the world record for the most pairs in a three-legged race!
The entry fee is only $20 per pair. Rase additional funds for SARA's programs by collecting pledges from friends and family.
The race will be held at the Downtown Mall, Charlottesville. The race beins at the Free Speech Wall. Festivities, kids activities, and sign-in begin at 10am, and the race kicks off at 11am. Please be there to sign in by 10:45am.
Office for Victims of Crime-Training and Technical Assistance Center
Instructors: Linda Ledray & Shara Moscinski
This training is intended primarily for sexual assault advocates, counselors, volunteers, or staff at rape crisis centers. However, nurses, including sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs), physicians, law enforcement officers, and mental health practitioners who assist sexual assault victims may also benefit from this training. With a focus on crisis intervention rather than long-term counseling, this training helps you deepen your understanding of the problem of sexual assault and the major roles of an advocate/counselor. Through case studies, role-playing, and other interactive exercises, participants will gain real-world skills to assist sexual assault victims effectively and sensitively. Participants will:
Examine the physical and emotional impact of sexual assault.
Learn how to respond to a crisis call reporting recent sexual assault.
Develop a "toolkit" of crisis intervention techniques to support recovery from sexual assault.
Learn to identify possible cases of drug-facilitated sexual assault.
Formulate a personalized self-care plan to prevent burnout.
Dr. Henry Lee and Dr. Michael Baden, two of the country's top forensic scientists, will share their individual and collective expertise to help the participants understand the importance of the body as evidence as it relates to sexually violent crimes.
A Day of Exploration & Celebration for Survivors of Sexual Assault Join us for a day-long retreat focusing on re-connecting with your inner Self through meditation, movement, art, and laughter! MORE DETAILS: COST: $75 (includes lunch and snacks), $50 early bird registration (by Sept. 3, 2010), Scholarships available (based on need) DATE: October 9, 2010 TIME: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. LOCATION: Alexandria, VA WHO CAN ATTEND? Survivors of sexual violence and their families and friends.
Register information avaliable online
Sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, the 2014 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference will provide young activists with the opportunity to network, grow their knowledge on pertinent domestic and global feminist issues, and fine-tune their organizing methodology. Join young feminist activists from around the nation as we discuss issues including (but definitely not limited to) reproductive justice, eco-feminism, intersectionality and identity-based activism, campus organizing tactics and methods, violence against women, ballot measures and political organizing, social media and web-based activism, and global women’s rights and health.Learn more.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Additional Information: A week-long Child Forensic Interview Clinic that provides an unparalleled intensive training opportunity for professionals responsible for investigative interviews with children in suspected abuse cases. Appropriate for those just beginning as well as those with some experience. The APSAC Clinics present a balanced review of several prominent interview models and bring some of the most well-known national experts together to teach and facilitate practice interviews which are critiqued and videotaped. The Clinic culminates with a Mock Court experience for attendees.
Participants include: law enforcement investigators, child interviewers, CPS investigators, social workers, and any other professional responsible for investigative interviews with children in suspected child abuse cases
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