The agenda is now available for our Regional Training Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This 2-day training will be held at the St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotelon Wednesday and Thursday, October 2 - 3, 2013. Training TopicsLearn from leading experts on the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and strangulation:
Effectively Recognizing and Responding to Sexual Assault
Overcoming the Consent Defense
Effective Report Writing Using the Language of Non-Consensual Sex
A Paradigm Shift: The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview
Barriers to Successfully Interviewing Sexual Assault Survivors
Preparing Domestic Violence Cases for Trial
Prosecuting Cases Involving Strangulation
Self Care -- It's all About You!
Sgt. Joanne Archambault, SDPD (Ret.), Executive Director, End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), President and Training Director, SATI, Inc., Addy, WA
Det. Michael Crumrine, Austin Police Department, Austin, TX
Sgt. Elizabeth Donegan, Austin Police Department, Austin, TX
Dana Nelson, Assistant District Attorney, Travis County, TX
Russell Strand, Chief, Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division, United States Army Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Registration FeeThe registration fee for this conference is $250.
Register by August 9, 2013 to receive a $25 early bird discount
Student registration with identification is $200
Teams with 5 or more get the 5th registration free
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is proud to announce the 3rd international conference on sexual violence research, SVRI Forum 2013. The aim of SVRI Forum 2013 is to promote promising practices for preventing and responding to sexual and intimate partner violence. The Forum 2013 will be co-hosted by Partners for Prevention.The scope of the SVRI Forum will expand in 2013 to include both sexual violence and intimate partner violence. This extension of the scope of the SVRI Forum encourages examination of the overlapping nature of these acts of violence. The SVRI Forum 2013 will also link the child protection and SGBV fields and promote cross sectoral dialogue and exchange on primary prevention of child abuse and neglect especially when linked to future prevention of sexual violence perpetration and victimization.The objectives of SVRI Forum 2013 are to:
Promote excellence in research on sexual and intimate partner violence
Bridge gaps between research, policy and practice
Provide opportunity and space for speakers and audience to interact and learn from high-level presentations and developments in the field
Encourage discussion of new ideas for services and prevention responses with the principal elements derived from evidence and expert opinions
Encourage networking and sharing of knowledge across fields and sectors, including across violence against women and violence against children
Provide a space where participants feel supported to talk about challenges in undertaking research on sexual and intimate partner violence
Researchers, activists, donors, service providers and policy-makers from across all sectors are therefore invited to submit abstracts, according to the SVRI Forum 2013 themes:
Addressing sexual and intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries
Child abuse and neglect
HIV and sexual violence
Trafficking for sexual exploitation
Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence in conflict and crisis
Within these themes, abstracts which include a life-course perspective; address under-researched areas such as disability and sexual abuse; the role of faith based organisations and other community based institutions in responding to and prevention sexual and gender based violence, as well as abstracts which address men and masculinities; and gender and prevention of sexual violence and IPV are particularly encouraged. Priority will also be given to abstracts that detail responses and prevention programmes that incorporate multi-sectoral and cross sectoral strategies or have findings of interventions and longitudinal studies.We encourage participants to use the SVRI Sexual Violence Research Agenda as guide in developing abstracts. In the coming weeks we will give more details about the venue, call for abstracts, pre-conference workshops, prize-giving and more.
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center & Dallas Police Department
A nationally and internationally-recognized conference for professionals from the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.2013 is the 25th anniversary of the Crimes Against Children Conference. We are planning a very special conference to celebrate this milestone. Registration is open!Aaron Fisher is this year's keynote speaker.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a 2013 Youth Summit, Empowering Young Leaders for Juvenile Justice Reform, on August 2 and August 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Summit will bring together young people from around the country and is open to all young people interested in juvenile justice reform. (The Summit content and training sessions will be appropriate for individuals ages 16-30.) The Summit seeks to cultivate and empower a young body of juvenile justice advocates. Participants will learn the basics of juvenile justice, and will have the opportunity to delve into more detail about two hot topics in juvenile justice reform: Disproportionate Minority Contact and the School-to-Prison-Pipeline. The Summit will also engage participants in skill-building sessions on leadership development and civic engagement.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host its 2013 Youth Summit on August 2-3, 2013, in Washington, DC. In accordance with the summit theme, “Empowering Young Leaders for Juvenile Justice Reform,” sessions will provide youth leaders with information on juvenile justice basics, disproportionate minority contact, the school-to-prison pipeline, and leadership development. (OJJDP)
California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center
The California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center (CCFMTC) is pleased to present the SART Summit August 1 and 2, 2013 at the Queen Mary. Attached is the agenda for this affordable conference. Law enforcement officers, prosecutors, SAFE/SANE Teams, criminalists, and advocates from throughout California plan to be in attendance.
Learn about: * Non-Stranger Rapists * Evidentiary Value of Suspect Exams * Stable Funding Model for SAFE/SANE Teams * Rapid DNA Analysis for Sexual Assault Kits * Much more…..
Discounted hotel rates offered by the Queen Mary for the SART Summit: * $89 per night plus tax for standard room * $109 per night plus tax for deluxe king room * $119 per night plus tax for deluxe harbor view room The Queen Mary Ballroom holds 200 registrants !
As healthy sexuality gains momentum as an approach to sexual violence prevention, it can be easy for beginners to feel they are in uncharted territory. This workshop will focus on exploring the basics of the healthy sexuality framework and how it connects to and strengthens prevention efforts. No question or concern is off-limits as we create a space that is centered on increasing participant’s skills, comfort-level and fluency in discussing and defining healthy sexuality. Participants will learn strategies for including healthy sexuality in sexual violence prevention efforts. This workshop will be interactive in format, allowing for activities, discussion, and feedback regarding opportunities and barriers. Note: this is a repeat of the training with the same name in November 2012. It was so popular, we decided to offer it again!
Presenters: Alison Bellavance (Planned Parenthood of Northeast, Mid-Penn & Bucks County) and Laura Palumbo (National Sexual Violence Resource Center)
Date: July 23, 2013
Fee: $50 General Public/$35 NJCASA Sexual Violence Program Members (enter promotion code SVP2 at checkout)
Location: NJCASA Office , Crossroads Corporate Center, 3150 Brunswick Pike, suite 230, Lawrenceville, NJ 08468
A two-part training led by Viktoria Kristiansson of AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women.
Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
This presentation will examine the devastating dynamics of sexual assault by an intimate partner including the use of power and control in a battering relationship. It will provide an overview of intimate partner sexual assault, the impact on victims and the resulting behavior and the importance of a coordinated community response to this crime. Prosecutors and allied professionals will be better able to recognize and respond to common challenges in these cases including the reluctant victim, victim intimidation and manipulation and confronting the misperceptions of the judge or jury.
Overcoming the Consent Defense: Prosecuting the Non-stranger Rapist
This session will examine the dynamics of non-stranger sexual assault, identify the challenges in investigating and prosecuting these cases, and explore strategies for overcoming these challenges. The presenter will discuss the characteristics of the non-stranger rapist and how they challenge traditional perspectives of investigators, prosecutors, judges and juries. Additionally this presentation will address the unique vulnerability of victims in non-stranger rape situations. This presentation will highlight the importance of an offender-focused approach throughout the investigation and prosecution. Additional topics include common defense questions and rape myths that can be barriers to a successful prosecution.
Date: July 11, 2013
Location: United Way of Mercer County, Crossroads Corporate Center, 3150 Brunswick Pike, STE 230, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center (CCFMTC)
The California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center (CCFMTC) is pleased to present the SART Summit August 1 and 2, 2013 at the Queen Mary. Law enforcement officers, prosecutors, SAFE/SANE Teams, criminalists, and advocates from throughout California plan to be in attendance. Learn about: The Predatory Nature of Non-Stranger Rapists; Evidentiary Value of Suspect Exams; Stable Funding Model for SAFE/SANE Teams; Rapid DNA Analysis for Sexual Assault Kits; and much more. Discounted hotel rates offered by the Queen Mary for the SART Summit. View event details.
Are you a SANE program manager struggling with recruiting and retaining staff, budgeting, and program management? Do you ever think, "Wow, they sure didn’t teach this in school!" Consider applying for this free, online 6-week SANE Sustainability course offered by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Taught by nationally recognized experts, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P and Jenifer Markowitz ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, this course will provide education and skill building on issues of program sustainability, including budgeting, staffing, and collaboration, as well as ongoing technical assistance and capacity building to SANE Program Managers. Approximately 15 nursing contact hours (CE) will be awarded upon completion of the course. See attached PDF for more information.
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