This live webinar begins at 3:00 PM EST and is for advocates, clergy, lay leaders, social service providers and will explore some of these lessons and the implications for those doing this work.
For some thirty years, battered women and their advocates have been confronting the epidemic of men’s violence against women. We have learned that survivor safety and empowerment are of primary importance. But— within the context of survivor safety—what is our responsibility to the perpetrator? We know that in order to provide meaningful safety and justice for survivors, we also have to hold their batterers accountable. What does accountability mean? Whose responsibility is it to make that happen? When does holding batterers accountable compromise the safety of survivors? Is the criminal justice response always an appropriate and effective solution? Do batterer intervention programs work? If not, what are our alternatives?
Questions that will be addressed include:
Can advocates trust men to hold survivor safety as a primary concern?
Why is it easier for us to focus on what we think the survivor needs to do rather than what the perpetrator needs to do?
What are the implications of involving law enforcement?
What are proven strategies for holding perpetrators accountable while ensuring survivor safety?
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA)
Christopher Mallios from AEquitas will be joined by Sgt. Chonda Rosario, Advocate Sailume Walo and Forensic Nurse Farkhanda Farooqi from the Sexual Assault Response Team in Hudson County, New Jersey. They will share their theories and practices regarding how to formulate an effective multidisciplinary approach to cases of sexual assault while serving the needs of the survivor as well as the needs of the criminal justice system.
$50.00 for 3 people per NJCASA Sexual Violence Program Member and Students
$65.00 for 2 people per Allied Member Organization and Public. Register online!
**NJCASA is now accepting ALL registrations online! Even if you are NOT paying with a credit card, you must still register online by selecting the “Free” pricing option. For multiple registrants, simply fill in the individual names in the Comments section on the Checkout page**
The Safety Net Project and Greater Boston Legal Services
Survivors ask about blocking their exes from their MySpace pages, staying in touch with their support systems through email and Facebook and how to relocate without revealing their new location online. This session will address how personal information gets published and linked online and offer concrete tips for helping survivors increase and maintain their privacy in our very public world.
The Safety Net Project and Greater Boston Legal Services
Open to all OVW grantees!
Courts are increasingly considering virtual visitation as an option when a
custodial parent petitions to relocate. This session will review the technologies and legal implications of visitation via webcams, email, instant message, and more. Whether a survivor is considering this option or a judge has mandated it, learn what questions to ask and what precautions survivors can take
This webinar will incorporate the positive aspects of sexuality education into a sexual violence prevention framework. If we're working to prevent rape and other forms of sexual violence, we must simultaneously promote healthy sexual interactions. This webinar will address a sex-positive approach to violence prevention, provide a model workshop outline, and explore the challenges of this approach.
Participants will be taught:
The importance of sex positive approaches to sexual violence education
How to incorporate a sex positive approach to sexual violence prevention education
Skills for balancing discussions about healthy sex and unhealthy sexual violence, including how to guide audience members through these discussions
Information to create a model program outline appropriate to use with their target audience
Currently the Associate Director in the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations at the University of Illinois where he coordinates social justice and diversity programs. Ross has created several violence prevention programs focused on community-building and engagement.
Currently serves as the Sexual Health Educator for the University of Illinois Urban-Champaign, where she has worked full-time for the past eight years. Kim has worked in the field of sexuality for the past thirteen years and is certified as both a sex counselor and sex educator by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).
Join in a global dialogue to share strategies for the prevention of the sexual abuse of children.
This session is 1.5 hours.
Participate in Stop It Now!'s free webinar about their experience in child sexual abuse prevention. Learn how Stop It Now!'s Online Help Center can be a resource for you. The Online Help Center is an interactive tool where adults can get private, 24/7 access to customized information and resources for preventing child sexual abuse.
Together we can learn from each other. Stop It Now's goal is to create a dialogue between international violence prevention advocates and Stop It Now! for developing innovative tools and strategies for prevention.
Increase knowledge of specialized information on the prevention of sexual abuse of children
Increase participants’ ease of use of the Stop It Now! Online Help Center and customized content and resources
Open up communication between international and US professionals for ongoing exchange of information
Need to know how you can respond to behaviors that raise concerns about child sexual abuse?
This session is 1 hour.
Join Stop It Now's free webinar that shows you how Stop It Now!'s Online Help Center can give you the help you need. The Online Help Center is an interactive tool where adults can get private, 24/7 access to customized information and resources for preventing child sexual abuse.
The webinar takes an hour and has a limited number of participants so that you can get the answers you need for your family, work or community.
In this session, you’ll learn how the new features of the Stop It Now! Online Help Center can help you with your work with children and families. This unique online tool offers the following resources for adults concerned about preventing child sexual abuse:
* Specialized information on child sexual abuse
* Customized guidance on how to respond to concerns
* Practical resources to turn to for help
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
June 15, 2010 is Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Day. The key objective of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is to raise awareness of elder abuse (which encompasses neglect and mal- or mistreatment) throughout the world.
An introductory webinar for adults to prevent the sexual abuse of children.
Join a free web conference that will introduce you to the tools and approach that Stop It Now! has developed in the US since 1992 to help adults prevent the sexual abuse of children.
Learn how to use our interactive Online Help Center that gives adults private access to free information and resources for preventing abuse.
Department of Defense’s Centers of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
While reports of sexual assault within the military have been on the rise, the majority of victims remain silent due to a variety of reasons to include stigma and shame. This is not unique to the military, but is a national problem. This webinar will explore the reasons that service members may not report; spotlight national and local support and counseling resources; and provide best practices for preventing sexual assault and sexual trauma.
Dr. Susan McCutcheon Director, Family Services
Women’s Mental Health and Military Sexual Trauma
Veterans Health Administration
Department of Veterans Affairs Dr. Kaye Whitley Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
Department of Defense
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