The International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) has decreed the week of November 9-13 as Forensic Nurses Week. Forensic Nurses are on the front line making sure victims of rape, child abuse and domestic violence receive compassionate care, while vital forensic evidence is collected and preserved. IAFN invites you to join the association and colleagues who will celebrate this annual event by offering forensic nurses the recognition and praise they deserve!
Forensic nurses play such a vital role to those affected by violence not only by collecting important evidence that can be used in court, but also by offering patients compassion and emotional support after traumatic events. To get started on festivities to honor your favorite forensic nurses, visit IAFN's website where a promotional packet, sample press release, sample tweet, and ideas to help celebrate are available.
On Friday, November 13, 2009, IAFN says WEAR LILAC in honor of this special week!
In this discussion, we will address America's status as a sexually unhealthy nation and the challenges we face in advocating for real change. The presentation will feature an in-depth discussion of Evolve, an advertising and public information campaign from the makers of Trojan® brand condoms. The campaign is designed to get men and women thinking about worthiness, self-care, and trust: Does my partner care enough about me, or do I care enough about myself, to use a condom? The market research that led to the development of the Evolve campaign will be shared--along with key learnings with respect to framing sexual health communications that advocates may wish to incorporate into their work.
Presenters include Kathy Bonk, Executive Director of the Communications Consortium Media Center, Debra Hauser, Executive Vice President of Advocates For Youth, and Jim Daniels, Vice President of Marketing for Church & Dwight, the makers of Trojan® brand condoms. They will take us step by step through the implementation of the Evolve campaign and will look specifically at one example of partnering with the private sector to reframe people's perceptions about carrying and using condoms.
The poems in this series are about finding oneself after sexual trauma, finding one’s power and voice. The first person a victim speaks to after a sexual assault occurs is called the “outcry witness”- that’s the second reason for the title. An outcry is what the author is literally trying to raise in written form. An outcry of anger, an outcry of disgust, an outcry of protest saying that we refuse to allow this kind of violence to take place anymore.
TAALK will host a 24 hour internet radio show with guest speakers each hour covering a variety of topics related to child sexual abuse awareness, prevention and support. Hear 60+ speakers from around the world with the brightest minds and the biggest hearts. It's an event you won't want to miss!
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This videoconference will share how and why the Suffolk CAC Support to End Exploitation Now (SEEN) Coalition was developed and discuss lessons learned from our efforts to date. Participants will hear about how exploited youth are screened and identified, and specific protocols and policies developed to address the sexual exploitation of youth in Suffolk County. We will also discuss how the SEEN MDT model has been integrated into a CAC program. Presented by Susan Goldfarb.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
This webinar explores how homophobia, bullying and harassment; the real experiences lead young people to mask their sexual identities, feelings, and questions. In collaboration with Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Thom Harnett, Esq. will provide an overview of Ugly Ducklings, an important program that can be replicated throughout the country to change cultural attitudes. Thom Harnett directs the Civil Rights Team Project that has established Civil Rights Teams in more than 220 schools located throughout the State of Maine.
The purpose of this webinar is to introduce the topic of child sexual abuse and to explore the four top theological concepts that survivors struggle with and how the answers to these can help, heal, and strengthen survivors. Participants will also be challenged to think about how to support survivors.
Theological Struggles for Survivors of Child Sexual Assault:
Where was God? (God’s Love)
Why did He allow this to happen? (God’s Power)
Is my sinfulness the cause? (Sin)
Do I have to forgive my perpetrator? (Forgiveness)
This ninety-minute (90 min) session will start at 11 AM Pacific Standard Time (2 PM Eastern) .
Raising consciousness about oppression and gender issues is an increasingly important aspect of preventing sexual and domestic violence. But how does critically re-evaluating the social world fit in sexual and domestic violence prevention? Many efforts struggle to incorporate root causes of violence, and this webinar presents ways these challenges have been embraced in local efforts. Guest speakers will share their strategies to raise critical consciousness and dialog with participants about ways to help others develop an understanding of sexual and domestic violence linked to a broader social context of oppression and privilege.
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