Workshop Description: This workshop will define vicarious trauma and distinguish it from ideas of a job's "normal wear and tear." This training provides participants the opportunity to reflect on their current work experiences and learn preventative strategies for dealing with vicarious trauma. When considering environmental factors, levels of communication within organizations and personal methods of dealing with vicarious trauma, we can paint a better picture of creating healthy support and strategies for maintaining emotional well-being. This training is available to mental health professionals.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of the Interior, and the Office of Legal Education, are pleased to announce the co-sponsorship of this training. This seminar is designed for federal and tribal investigators, prosecutors, and victim witness personnel who work Indian Country child and adult sexual assault crimes. This training will cover applicable federal sexual assault statutes, initial crime scene investigations, interviewing victim and suspects, an overview of medical evidence, trial issues including pre-trial motions, the use of expert testimony, and common defenses. Application Deadline is October 19, 2012.Tuition is free, participant's agency is responsible for travel, lodging and per diem cost associated with attending this program.Fax Application to: Veronica ToersBijns, BIA Training Technician505-563-3090or Scanned applicaitons can be emailed to:firstname.lastname@example.org ApplicaAp
The Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities will hold a workshop on Wednesday, November 14, in Seattle, WA. The purpose of this workshop is to focus on native American Health and how culture is a decisive factor when addressing health inequalities.The topics for the workshop include:
DOR National MeetingThe Resource Sharing Project is providing this unique 2.5-day training on enhancing sexual assault services exclusively to OVW Rural Grantees that are dual/multi-service agencies. This national meeting will bring you together with your peers from dual/multiservice advocacy agencies to discuss aspects of providing innovative services to rural sexual assault survivors. Participants will learn how to use their strengths to craft individualized plans to confront sexual violence in their communities. Together, we will identify the barriers in rural communities and build on our strengths to create meaningful solutions for dual/multiservice advocacy agencies. There are only 100 seats available for this conference. Each Rural Grant (lead grantee and sub-grantees combined) may send four attendees.DOR State Coalition InstituteAfter the training, we invite state coalition staff to stay for the DOR State Coalition Institute, a half-day meeting to discuss methods and strategies in implementation of statewide sexual assault service enhancement projects. We will aid state coalitions in guiding member centers through the strengths-based assessments, adapting the Deepening Our Roots curriculum, and creating customized strategies to overcome the cultural and organizational barriers to high-quality rural sexual assault services in dual/multi-service agencies. The Institute must have a minimum of four coalitions in attendance.
This interactive course for managers will focus on understanding the building block concepts of vicarious trauma (VT), vicarious transformation, compassion fatigue (CF), compassion satisfaction (CS), and burnout, and how they can be used in management of organizations that provide services to those who have experienced trauma or great suffering. Participants will learn how various management techniques can enhance or impede creating the safest working environment for the personnel who work with sexual assault victims. Additionally, the business case for incorporating worker-focused VT/CS-CF policies will be reviewed. During the afternoon, participants will use course materials to create a draft values and vision statement for their organization. The final portion of the course will focus on developing actual policies and procedures that can be examined and refined for use by the participant’s organization.
This highly interactive program will address the concept "justice gap", learn strategies for answering the hard questions about sexual assault, and we will explore the language of sexual assault: how we talk about and write about this crime.
This 23 hour training will satisfy the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy Core Training requirements for therapists treating victims of sexual assault/abuse. This training is broken into 2 parts: Part 1 requires that you complete a 6 hour online training course. By submitting registration and being accepted into this training, you will receive a username and password allowing you to login to the online course on August 27th. The online portion must be completed by 5pm on September 14th. Following this online training is a 17 hour in-person training at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia from September 17 - 19, 2012. This training is availble to licensed mental health counselors only.
In this highly interactive program, they will address the concept "justice gap", learn strategies for answering the hard questions about sexual assault, and they will explore the language of sexual assault: how we talk about and write about this crime.
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