On Monday, April 13, Carry That Weight is calling on students to join together once again and demand that college administrators take REAL action to end gender-based violence and rape culture at our schools.
Without concrete policy changes at the campus level, our campuses will continue to be unsafe. Survivors will not have access to critical resources and perpetrators will not be held responsible for committing violence. This is why we are calling on campuses to demand better policies to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Schools across the country are joining and in organizing to push for important policy changes--will you be a part of the movement?
National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country. In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, we have designed a historical timeline of significant moments in child abuse prevention in the United States
The theme is "#MPOWR: Knowledge + Choice = Strength."By bringing girls and boys together, we all contribute to creating a more equitable world-at home, at school, and in the workplace. This year, we are celebrating the opportunities that girls and boys will discover and the opportunities for parents, mentors, and the community to continue involvement in this unique educational experience.
In the United States April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights and social justice issue. We need everyone’s help to end it. Thank you for getting involved and for supporting SAAM efforts.Since 2001 the NSVRC supports SAAM organizers with resources, tools and training. You can ask us questions about sexual violence, prevention, or planning a campaign.
It’s Time to Come Together across settings and disciplines to participate in discussions about LGBT health disparities, and advocate and educate on critical healthcare gaps and needs of LGBT individuals.Throughout the week, the Coalition brings together national and state LGBT organizations, health centers, health departments, universities, health organizations, clinical and behavioral health providers, and LGBT individuals and allies to raise awareness of LGBT health equity focusing on the issues of trust, transparency, and truth.It’s Time for Trusting Relationships. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:00pm For more the agenda and to register http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50800/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY...
National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)
The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) is proud to be a founding partner of the National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth Violence. This week long national education initiative will involve activities that demonstrate the positive role young people can have in making their school and community safer.
This web conference will engage participants in a discussion of popular education as a community mobilization approach rooted in social justice. We will explore the use of popular education in statewide prevention capacity building, in addition to exploring the Texas Assosication Against Sexual Assault's (TAASA) support of rape crisis centers in using the methodology themselves. The presenters will explore the benefits and challenges of using this methodology for sexual violence prevention work at both the state and local level.Learning Objectives:By the end of the series, participants will be able to:
describe the basics of popular education - principles and practice and
identify ways to engage communities in sexual violence prevention, through popular education.
Comprehensive prevention practices must include culturally competent components. Preventionists do not need to be experts on these beliefs, but must have a foundational understanding of the intersections of child sexual abuse, cultural norms, and societal pressures, to create community centered programing. In this web conference, we will highlight Indigenous communities and the work community members are doing to end child sexual abuse.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is supporting three national organizations – the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), and the Resource Sharing Project (RSP) – to partner on a novel initiative to provide training and technical assistance to enhance probation responses to cases involving sexual assault. This project aims to promote well-informed, victim-centered probation responses within the context of a comprehensive approach to sex offender management through on-site training, technical assistance, written resources, and webinars.
Please join us for the first in a series of webinars to be delivered under this national initiative. During this webinar, presenters will:
Provide an overview of this project and the resources it can offer to the field;
Highlight the importance of victim-centeredness as an underlying tenet of sex offender management efforts, including probation practices;
Summarize findings from a national needs assessment of representatives from the victim advocacy and probation/parole supervision communities regarding shared goals, current practice trends and collaborations, and decision points that have implications for enhancing victim-centered probation responses; and
Offer examples of ways in which victim-centered sex offender supervision practices are being implemented.
Anticipated presenters for this session will be:
Karen Baker, Executive Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Dr. Kurt Bumby, Project Director, Center for Sex Offender Management
Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation and Parole Association
Registration is required to participate in this webinar. The webinar will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. EST; please plan to join approximately 10 minutes early to ensure your computer’s compatibility. For inquiries regarding this webinar, please contact Stevyn Fogg at email@example.com.
This project was supported by Grant #2013-TA-AX-K029 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
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