This full day workshop will provide attendees with a fuller understanding of the grooming process and concrete, practical ways to gather information about grooming during an interview. Whether interviewing child victims, family members, or perpetrators, utilizing recent research on grooming and offense pathways can significantly improve the results of interviews. Based on victim environment and grooming research, McDonald developed victim interview protocols that include questions designed to reveal grooming practices of offenders. Her protocols have led to improved interviews, richer prosecution context, and better case outcomes. This workshop will cover the ways offenders groom a victim's environment, the steps of grooming, how to develop an interview plan, integrating grooming information into investigations, and much more!
The Neurobiology of Trauma and Victim Impact-Investigative Implications will include a discussion of brain research, physical impact, the psychological aspects, health impact, spiritual dynamics, and genetic implications of trauma. The adverse childhood experience study will be reviewed and recommendations for screening and early intervention will be provided for participants. Children exposed to violence will be discussed as a newer model of thinking regarding the impact of trauma, helping multidisciplinary teams to understand that the neurobiology of trauma exceeds the scope of only family violence.
Child Sexual Exploitation Today will focus on the extraordinarily more complicated nature of child sexual exploitation. Participants will learn of child sexual abuse images and the victim impact that has led to Supreme Court arguments. In addition, professionals will discuss the reality of familial trafficking of children, the continuum of cyber-enticement to cyberbullying and cyberstalking of children, and the complex nature of children as victims of sex tourism. This presentation will also provide an in-depth discussion of the victim, offender and legal aspects of domestic minor sex trafficking with an emphasis on technology facilitation. Finally, a discussion of self-exploitation and the emerging trend of parental psychological maltreatment of children in the online world will be provided.
About Dr. Sharon Cooper
Sharon Cooper has spent more than 35 years working in the area of child maltreatment, with a particular interest in child sexual exploitation. She has provided training to all members of multidisciplinary teams as well as judges, psychologists, military commanders, and universities. Sharon is the lead author of the most comprehensive texts on child sexual exploitation and works closely with local, state, federal, and military investigators and trial counsel.
There is still time to register for the following advanced training:
Registration has been reduced for this three day training to $50.00.
This training will assist advocates to understand the dynamics of conflict and become conflict competent colleagues, leaders and advocates! The goals of this training include learning the neurobiology behind reactions to conflict; fostering constructive responses to conflict and applying professional ethics to guide your response to conflict. In addition, you will be able to recognize personal hot buttons contributing to conflict, understand how interpreting the world through your own diversity lens can interfere with constructive conversations to resolve conflict, and the cost of not resolving conflicts.. Through this training you will become conflict competent with clients, colleagues, supervisors, and allied professionals, as well as skilled at diffusing difficult situations and become more comfortable with confronting conflict.
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College, PA Registration Limited to 25 Scholarships available PCCD Approved Training Hours: 18
The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault with the support of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)
Registration Fee (training materials and lunch)
• General Public: $30 • MCASA Members: $20 • Students:$20
The annual Women of Color Network Conference will feature local and national speakers on various topics of interest, including:
• Media as a Site of Rape Culture and Racial Discrimination • Online Safety and Security • Hope in Hashtags: Engaging Communities of Color in Activism & Advocacy Panel
Guest speakers include:
• Debjani Roy, the Deputy Director of Hollaback!, an international movement to raise awareness about and combat street harassment. • Soraya Chemaly, feminist writer, media critic and activist. She is a regular contributor to Salon, The Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine and CNN. • Kaofeng Lee, Deputy Director of Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
Through a variety of presentations, the Women of Color Conference will address the harmful and sometimes dangerous effects of popular media on our culture and ways in which social media can be harnessed as a vital tool of empowerment in combating rape culture and racial inequalities. Women of Color and their Allies welcome!
Dr. Cooper will speak on the topics of Brain Research & Trauma as well as Trafficking & Child Exploitation. She has spent more than 35 years working in the area of child maltreatment, with a particular interest in child sexual exploitation. This training is beneficial to all members of the multidisciplinary team and to CAC staff members.
Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society
MVP Institutes are three-day interactive trainings designed for adults and adult educators. The Institute consists of two phases: during the first phase individuals go through the training as participants. During the second phase participants practice facilitating the MVP curriculum and create MVP implementation plans. Upon completion of the Institute, participants receive a copy of the MVP curriculum and are certified to utilize it with their direct service population. Male and female adult educators and youth service providers are encouraged to attend. The Institute is also open to other adults who are interested in exploring the topic of men's violence against women. Participants are eligible to receive 21 PDP's from the Massachusetts Department of Education. Learn more to register now.
This North East regional training is an opportunity for organizations that:•Are geographically located in the United States North East region (CT, DC, DE, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV);•Are community-based;•Are culturally-specific;•Have limited or no experience with OVW grants and other federal funding;•Are 501 (c) 3 Nonprofits or have a fiscal sponsor; and,•Have a commitment to ending domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or gender based violence.This regional training will provide attendees with significant opportunities for networking, resource and expertise sharing, and critical discussions to enhance the work and sustainability of community-based and culturally-specific organizations.By the end of the training, participants will be able to: Assess and strengthen their organizational readiness to apply for OVW and other federal funds through aligning mission, values, organizational development and programs; Navigate the federal funding system and identify which grants support their mission; Develop and write compelling grant applications; and Represent their expertise as culturally-specific, community-based organizations.Send an email for any additional questions about this regional training.
Catharsis Productions is hosting a training and you are invited!
We have one question for you: Are you ready to join the Force of Awesome?
The Force of Awesome Institute is a 4.5 day anti-violence educator training program brought to you by the folks at Catharsis Productions. Our mission is to reinvigorate the training component of the anti-violence movement, imbuing it with energy, data, and skill. This institute will strengthen even the most seasoned trainer and educator.
Training Dates: October 20th-24th
Location: Chicago, IL
Register by September 11th - Institute Fee: $650 plus travel and lodging
Register by October 2nd - Institute Fee: $750 plus travel and lodging
Register after October 2nd - Institute Fee: $850 plus travel and lodging
Institute held at Catharsis Productions' offices: 700 N. Green St. Chicago, IL 60642
Institute Lodging at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel: 733 W. Madison St. Chicago
Institute rate is $179.00 plus tax • Must book hotel by September 17th
There are only 15 available spots, so sign up today!
The Force of Awesome Institute was designed to change the paradigm of prevention education and educator training programs. Its focus is on enabling educators to develop and hone both their curriculum development and analysis, and provide coaching and direction that profoundly improves their presentation delivery and ability to connect with diverse and challenging audiences. We believe that coaching and fostering analytical ability in a community of trainers to be the core of an effective train-the-trainer model, and one that has been sorely absent from our collective practice.
We are not just creating passionate orators who merely inspire; our educators will have the ability to translate their causes into purposeful, actions that may be immediately taken by their audiences. Our combined 35 years of training experience will take your skills from good to great. Join us, become a part of the Force of Awesome!
Again thanks for your interest & thanks for everything you are doing to make this world a better place!
Presented by National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The prevention of sexual violence on campus involves many voices and roles. Comprehensive prevention requires partners in every campus role taking action. During this webinar, campus stakeholders from different departments, offices, and programs will learn strategies to effectively practice prevention at colleges and universities.
A recording of the webinar will be available within 48 hours of the event.
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