Ally Week, taking place this year on September 28 – October 2, 2015, is a national dialogue about how everyone -- in and out of school -- can work to become better allies to LGBT youth.We know that allyship is about more than broadly supporting LGBT people; it's an active, ongoing process of advocating for LGBT youth (and other marginalized groups) without speaking for them or over them. During Ally Week, we challenge one another to think critically about what allyship means, how we are allies to others, and what kind of allies we seek out for ourselves.Supported by over 20 endorsers, Ally Week is an opportunity for us to recognize what true allyship looks like for each of us. How should you get started?FIRST, register for Ally Week here! It helps us learn who's participating in Ally Week and gives us a way to get in touch with you in the future.THEN, read up on what actions you can take as an ally right now. Allyship doesn't happen overnight; the more steps you take to support LGBT youth from all walks of life, the stronger an ally you'll be.IF you're an educator, take a look at our Ally Week Guide for Educators to learn how you can support your students during Ally Week.AND if you're looking for something to talk about with your peers during Ally Week, check out GroundSpark's free streaming of the documentary Straightlaced - How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up. This documentary can be a great tool for starting discussions and building community. Get your free access here!FINALLY, tweet or Instagram us with the hashtag #myallies to tell us what you need from your allies, or use #AllyWeek to tell us how you're participating.REGISTER FOR ALLY WEEK TODAY!
National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
The National Sexual Assault Conference is a two and a half day, advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention. For updates go to www.nsvrc.org/nsac.
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing & Health Studies
SANE-A-PALOOZA is a proctored, clinical, experience-focused training designed to prepare sexual assault nurse examiners for clinical work. This offering will prepare the forensic nurse examiner to complete a sexual assault medical forensic exam. The attendee will perform hands-on, proctored examinations with diverse standardized patients in a clinical exam setting. This learning activity is designed to assist participants with demonstrating confidence, comfort and competence in performance of a comprehensive evaluation of a client (including timely and accurate evidence collection and documentation) who has experienced sexual assault. Pre-requisite(s):Learners attending SANE-A-PALOOZA must have previously attended a 40-hour Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner course. SANE-A-PALOOZA is not a comprehensive didactic course for learners with no knowledge/experience in forensic care. It is a course designed to enhance comfort, competence and confidence of the learner in providing high quality, hands-on care to victims of sexual and physical violence.
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations
Every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported.
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