American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is now accepting submissions for its 22nd Annual Colloquium, June 11-14, 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. APSAC is soliciting abstracts for training, research and poster presentations. You do not need to be a member to submit your abstract.Join us at one of the field’s premier forums for child abuse professionals to offer training presentations and report new research findings concerning legal, medical, mental health, investigative, preventive, and protective services work with abused and neglected children, their families, and perpetrators of abuse. Presentations are encouraged on all aspects of child maltreatment, including cultural diversity.APSAC’s vision is for a world where all maltreated or at-risk children and their families have access to the highest level of professional commitment and service. Our mission is achieved in a number of ways, most notably through expert training and educational activities, policy leadership and collaboration, and consultation that emphasizes theoretically sound, evidence-based principles. Come join us in the celebration of this vision and commitment to supporting and training professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence.We hope to see you in New Orleans.Viola Vaughan-EdenAPSAC Board President
Bystander intervention has emerged as a popular and powerful strategy for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence. This web conference will further national dialogue on the strategy, with a particular focus on social justice. It will highlight new publications about bystander intervention from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, as well as provide examples of successful integration of a social justice framework into the strategy.
After the session, participants will be able to:
1) Explain how bystander intervention strategies contribute to the prevention of sexual and domestic violence 2) Identify at least 3 resources to assist in implementing a bystander intervention strategy to prevent sexual and domestic violence 3) Articulate how to integrate a social justice approach into a bystander intervention strategy to prevent sexual and domestic violence
National Sexual Violence Resource Center/PCAR/CALCASA
SAVE THE DATE. 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. More information to follow.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Class Adult/Adolescent.
S.A.F.E.R. SANE Training will be held at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana
August 5-9, 2013. Registration deadline is July 1, 2013.
$550 Nursing $250 Non-medical.
This multidisciplinary training meets the IAFN educator guidelines for SANE Certification.
You will learn from Law Enforcement Officers, SANE’s, State Lab personnel, coroner, GYN Nurse Practitioner, prosecutors, Patient Advocate, and of course our wonderful special speakers; Jamie Ferrell and Roger Caniff. You will also have the experience of being in an actual court room with an actual judge, prosecutor and defense attorney for a mock trial.
This class is also SANE-A preparatory. CEU’s offered for SANE’s, Prosecutors, Law Enforcement, and refresher course for SANE’s.
Registration and further information can be located at jchh.com, under heading Community, and then choose S.A.F.E.R.
"One in Eight: The Reality of Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention” is the first in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in juvenile detention. This webinar will cover the juvenile detention system, focusing on the crisis of sexual abuse facing youth detainees. Expert presenters will review the offenses that most often result in the incarceration of young people, and the types of facilities that are used to detain them. The session will also look at the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards, which apply to youth facilities. The webinar will feature talks by community advocates as well as survivors of sexual abuse in youth detention. These perspectives will help shed light on why so many youth detainees – one in eight overall – are sexually victimized, and on the impact of this abuse on youth and their communities.
Who Should Attend: This webinar series is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.
The series is part of JDI’s National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. JDI is an international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention.
Cases of sexual abuse perpetrated against a child by a family member can be difficult to prosecute. Misperceptions about the dynamics of incest can lead to inadequate response by victim service providers and other members of the system. Prosecutors and allied criminal justice professionals can provide crucial support to children and families surviving incest by learning to identify and respond to their unique needs.Join us as Jennifer Long, Director of AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, and former prosecutor, and Alissa Mailen Perrotto, Online Resource Specialist for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and former children’s advocate, discuss strategies for preparing and litigating cases of incest while supporting children and families.By the conclusion of this presentation participants will be better able to:• Recognize the unique challenges related to the investigation and prosecution of incest cases• Overcome potential barriers in the prosecution of incest cases to improve offender accountability • Collaborate with advocates to decrease the likelihood retraumatizing child victims during investigation and prosecution
Genesis Women's Shelter & Dallas Police Department
Our mission is to provide a national forum to disseminate the highest level of training, information and strategies to professionals who are responders and advocates to victims of crimes against women. We are THE national clearinghouse of best practices for professionals working in the area of crimes against women and addresses issues of victim advocacy, investigation and prosecution of a wide range of crimes committed against women.
The Sexual Assault Across the Lifespan National Technical Assistance Project, a project of the National Sexual Violence Resource center, invites you to attend our upcoming webinar, "Prosecuting Cases of Sexual Violence in Later Life". Misconceptions about older adults and aging can make cases of sexual assault later in life difficult to prosecute. To build an effective prosecution it is necessary for criminal justice professionals to understand not only the unique realities of aging and elder abuse but also how to contest stereotypes about older adults used to cast doubt on testimony. Join us as Viktoria Kristiansson, Attorney Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, and Linda Dawson, Elder Justice Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), share their insights on how to support survivors and hold offenders accountable in cases of sexual violence in later life. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
Identify the dynamics of sexual abuse in later life and consequences for older victims
Recognize tactics employed by offenders who commit sexual assault via force, fraud, or coercion
Investigate and prosecute cases involving the sexual assault of older victims
Promote collaboration and communication among agencies involved with elder abuse cases
Just Detention International is a international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention. "The Right Response: Addressing Sexual Abuse in Large, Urban Jails" is the third in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in jails. This JDI webinar will help advocates develop a better understanding of the crisis of sexual abuse in large, urban jails. The session will review the obstacles to providing victim services in such facilities, such as the high levels of need among inmates. Participants will hear from expert speakers on how to conduct hospital accompaniments, handle hotline calls, and deliver vital-in person services. The webinar will also review the new opportunities to expand inmate services afforded by the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards, which are binding on jails nationwide.
The session will feature a conversation between a community-based victim services advocate and the administrator of a large, urban jail who are collaborating on a program to address sexual abuse in the facility. They will discuss the benefits of working together, and offer tips on overcoming the challenges of working in city jails with many inmates. The session will conclude with a presentation on creating sexual assault response teams, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The series is part of JDI’s National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. The first two webinars of this series can be found in the archived webinars section of this page.
Who Should Attend:
This webinar is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month is a time to recognize that every person can promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families in the community. Learn more about the history, protective factors, and how to get involved at: http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/.
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