Date/Time: 
09/17/2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location
Address: 
Webinar
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Victim Rights Law Center in partnership with the Orgeon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Rachel DiBella, Victim Rights Law Center
Contact Phone: 
617-399-6720
Contact Email: 
RDiBella@victimrights.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.victimrights.org/
Description: 

Sexual Assault in the LGBTQ Community: What Every Prosecutor Needs to Know

Sexual orientation and gender identity can impact a sexual assault victim’s legal needs and the legal remedies available to victims; they also can shape both the strategy and the outcome of the case. To successfully prosecute cases involving lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender victims, attorneys must be both culturally competent and aware of how a victim’s sexual orientation and gender identity may play a role in the current case and the ramifications a criminal case may have on future civil actions involving the victim. In this webinar, participants will learn about the legal issues LGBTQ victims face and how to better prosecute cases involving victims from this community.

Laura Mahr is an attorney at the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the nation’s legal response to rape and sexual assault. VRLC provides free legal representation to sexual assault survivors in Massachusetts, and legal technical assistance nationally on sexual assault issues. Ms. Mahr is based in the VRLC’s Portland, Oregon, office, where she provides national legal training and technical assistance on civil legal remedies for sexual assault victims to Office of Violence Against Women programs, including population-specific issues including survivors from the LGBTQ and farmworker communities.

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Date/Time: 
04/14/2011 - 12:00am to 1:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Jewish Women International
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Caroline Laskowski
Contact Email: 
claskowski@jwi.org
Description: 

It has been a year since Yeardley Love was murdered on her UVA campus. We know that sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking occurs on college campuses. But we don’t know what, if anything has changed. Join JWI as they look at a model program at UW- Madison that provides a multidisciplinary and survivor centered approach in coordinating services and prevention efforts to better serve students, providers and community members at large. This webinar will address the challenges campuses face in ending sexual violence, review how community based organizations can work with campuses as well as discuss opportunities for collaboration with funding programs offered by the federal government.

Location

525 Portland Avenue South, #712 Sexual Assault Resource Service
Minneapolis, MN 55434
United States

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Date/Time: 
06/12/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NSVRC
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Benje Douglas
Contact Phone: 
717-909-0710 ext. 127
Contact Email: 
resources@nsvrc.org
Description: 

PRESENTED BY: Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, International Association of Forensic Nurses

DESCRIPTION:

Healthcare providers are in a unique position regarding effective identification and response to sexual violence in Later Life (National Center on Elder Abuse, 2012).  The short- and long-term health implications for patients, in combination with increased mortality rates, make recognizing and effectively responding to sexual violence against older adults an important responsibility of all health care professionals.  Collaboration with community-based sexual assault organizations and advocates is helpful in ensuring that health care professionals have the tools they need to identify and respond to sexual violence.

AUDIENCE:

Forensic examiners, medical advocates, healthcare professionals and sexual assault advocates --This event is for anyone who works closely with adults in later life and would like to learn more about how sexual violence impacts the elder community.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The content will be the same for each webinar and we are limiting the audience to 30 individuals, please feel free to sign up for either but not both.

Cost: Free.

REGISTRATION: Deadline: June 6th, 2014

Register and for further details visit the NSVRC’s Online Store and select the webinar registration that you would like to attend.

First time website users must register for PCAR/NSVRC website account to register for events and trainings.

•    Click New Visitor Registration, and complete the process as instructed. (if email address is already registered in database system, please click the forgot password link provided and instructions will be email to you to change your password.)

o    Registering for our new website will provide you access to all future events, trainings and PCAR/NSVRC store purchases. Please keep your password and login information for future use.

 

This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K023 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Date/Time: 
06/11/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NSVRC
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Benje Douglas
Contact Phone: 
717-909-0710 ext. 127
Contact Email: 
resources@nsvrc.org
Description: 

PRESENTED BY: Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, International Association of Forensic Nurses

DESCRIPTION:

Healthcare providers are in a unique position regarding effective identification and response to sexual violence in Later Life (National Center on Elder Abuse, 2012).  The short- and long-term health implications for patients, in combination with increased mortality rates, make recognizing and effectively responding to sexual violence against older adults an important responsibility of all health care professionals.  Collaboration with community-based sexual assault organizations and advocates is helpful in ensuring that health care professionals have the tools they need to identify and respond to sexual violence.

AUDIENCE:

Forensic examiners, medical advocates, healthcare professionals and sexual assault advocates --This event is for anyone who works closely with adults in later life and would like to learn more about how sexual violence impacts the elder community.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The content will be the same for each webinar and we are limiting the audience to 30 individuals, please feel free to sign up for either but not both.

Cost: Free.

REGISTRATION: Deadline: June 6th, 2014

Register and for further details visit the NSVRC’s Online Store and select the webinar registration that you would like to attend.

First time website users must register for PCAR/NSVRC website account to register for events and trainings.

•    Click New Visitor Registration, and complete the process as instructed. (if email address is already registered in database system, please click the forgot password link provided and instructions will be email to you to change your password.)

o    Registering for our new website will provide you access to all future events, trainings and PCAR/NSVRC store purchases. Please keep your password and login information for future use.

 

This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K023 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Date/Time: 
12/10/2010 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Hardy Girls Healthy Women
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Renee Randazzo
Contact Phone: 
207-861-8131
Contact Website: 
www.hghw.org
Description: 

The 2007 APA Taskforce on the Sexualization of Girls documents how the relentless barrage of sexualized media messages compromises girls’ healthy social, emotional, and physical development. Sharon Lamb Ed.D., a Taskforce member and co-author of Packaging Girlhood, explores the images that overwhelm girls each day and exposes the stereotypes and limited choices present. She will share strategies for educators, counselors, and parents to help girls navigate and resist these powerful and omnipresent messages.

Date/Time: 
07/16/2009 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Stop It Now!
Description: 

Join in a global dialogue to share strategies for the prevention of the sexual abuse of children.

This session is 1.5 hours.
Cost: Free

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.

Objectives include:

  • 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
Date/Time: 
02/24/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime
Description: 

2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Anne Seymour and Viki Sharp regarding Strategic Planning for Victim Service Leaders.

Ms. Seymour is Cofounder and Senior Advisor of Justice Solutions, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that specializes in criminal and juvenile justice, crime victims’ rights and services, and community safety. In addition to serving victims for 25 years as a crime victim advocate, she has also helped more than 30 local, state, and national entities to develop strategic plans and authored or contributed to more than 30 OVC publications, including the Strategic Planning Toolkit.

Ms. Sharp has spent 30 years as an advocate for crime victims’ rights and continues to educate and train others during her retirement. As a consultant for the National District Attorneys Association and OVC, Ms. Sharp helped establish and expand victim services throughout the country and provided extensive training in crisis intervention, communication, vicarious trauma, team building, and victimology to law enforcement and victim service providers.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Ms. Seymour and Ms. Sharp. Learn how to participate beforehand so you are ready for the discussion.
 

Date/Time: 
07/20/2010 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location
City: 
Minneapolis
Postal Code: 
55402
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
WATCH
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Anna Light
Contact Email: 
alight@watchmn.org
Description: 

Join WATCH on Tuesday, July 20th at 11:30am CST (9:30am PST, 10:30am MST, 12:30pm EST) for a one-hour webinar on System Accountability for Sexual Assault Cases with special guest Laura Jones, attorney and CourtWatch Manager of King County Sexual Assault Resource Center in Seattle. Through monitoring, research, and feedback, court watch programs promote system accountability by examining and reporting on court procedures, policies, and practices. But with so few cases of sexual violence getting reported to the police and even fewer going to trial, how can court monitoring help? This one-hour presentation will provide an overview of court monitoring and address ways sexual assault programs and advocates can highlight flaws in the system and advocate for change. Special guest Laura Jones will discuss her program’s project using court monitors to examine their Sexual Assault Protection Order process.

COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. You may pay with a credit card at www.watchmn.org or send a check to: WATCH, 608 2nd Ave S, #465, Minneapolis, MN 55402. If paying with a check, please include the name of the webinar you are registering for, as well as a phone number, mailing address and e-mail contact. QUESTIONS: Email alight@watchmn.org or call (612) 341-2747 x7.

A WEBINAR IS: a seminar transmitted over the web. All you need is a phone line and access to the internet. Upon registration you will be provided with access codes.

Date/Time: 
05/11/2009 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Phone Meeting @ 12:00 PM CDT

Sponsoring Agency: 
WATCH
Description: 

System Accountability through Court Monitoring: Using Court Monitoring Strategies to Improve Your Courts Response to Sexual Violence

Court monitoring is one strategy to hold criminal justice systems accountable to their core purposes—protecting public and victim safety.  Through monitoring, research, and feedback, court watch programs promote system accountability by examining and reporting on court procedures, policies, and practices.  But with so few cases of sexual violence getting reported to the police and even fewer going to trial, how can court monitoring help?  This webinar will provide an overview of court monitoring and address ways sexual assault programs and advocates can highlight flaws in the system and advocate for change. We'll also begin a conversation of why multidisciplinary teams might consider court monitoring as an approach to improving system response.

Presenter Information:
Dawn Dougherty
is the National Project Director at WATCH, a court monitoring and research organization based in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to coming to WATCH she was the Director of Public Education and Outreach at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. She has been an educator and trainer working to end domestic violence and sexual assault since 1994.
 
Laura Williams
is the National Technical Assistance Project Director and Team Leader for the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) @ MNCASA, a program of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. The Institute provides analysis, training, and technical assistance on the multidisciplinary collaborative response to sexual violence. Laura has worked in the movement to end sexual violence since the 1980s. You can learn more about her background and SVJI's work at www.mncasa.org

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