The Living, Language, Love Curriculum guides and promotes healthy and production relationships by improving the effectiveness between counselors, educators, parents, and students within learning environments; among families; within communities and organizations. Our curriculum is designed to create better outcomes for healthier relationship development, learning and success, within individuals and families.
Lobby Day is an opportunity for you to meet with your district representatives in the House and Senate and share your expertise regarding your local program and the services you provide to their constituents. Lobby Day is also your opportunity to be an advocate for the WCSAP legislative agenda and to discuss with your legislators the need for them to champion WCSAP-supported legislation. Legislative support is vital for maintaining and enhancing sexual assault services in Washington State and for addressing sexual violence issues at the state level. Your expertise needs to be shared with elected officials so they can be well informed and support quality policy.
Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault & Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The 2011 Louisiana Conference on Sexual and Domestic Violence, themed on a concept developed by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, will be an exciting three days of workshops, plenary sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities. A committee of representatives from the agencies co-sponsoring the conference, each of which deal with sexual assault issues in some capacity, have designed a program that will be valuable for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, nurses and physicians, emergency medical personnel, crime lab staff, child advocates, child and adult protection staff, advocates, counselors, therapists, prevention educators, probation and parole officers, corrections officers, and sex offender treatment providers, as well as other professionals. National and local experts will lead the discussions and present important information to all conference attendees. We hope it will be an invaluable educational experience to all who serve the victims of and seek to bring perpetrators of sexual assault to justice.
This international conference provides a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth, networking, and the dissemination of new knowledge in the area of sexually traumatized boys and men. This four-day event will feature numerous workshops for male survivors of sexual abuse, their loved ones/partners, and professionals who work with them.
MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery are open to any man, 18 or older, who has been sexually victimized as a child and/or as an adult.Hope Springs Institute is the location of our October Level I Weekend of Recovery. Hope Springs is located in the solitude of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the small rural southwestern Ohio town of Peebles. Hope Springs offers a combination of colorful, very comfortable housing and 130 rolling acres of ridges, ravines, wooded acres and meadows, including two ponds, walking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, a campfire circle and a labyrinth. Hope Springs offers groups a chance for discovery and practice, for privacy and company, for safety and challenges. The Institute's priorities are to offer you personal comfort and a challenge to grow utilizing the Land, your Body and your Spirit as primary teachers and caretakers. While at Hope Springs, you will take part in delicious, healthy food, warm, inviting accommodations and exquisite grounds. The vision of the Hope Springs Institute fits perfectly with the mission of MaleSurvivor: "The Center was established to ignite spirit and bring balance to lives. Our vision is of a world family in which people cherish each person's uniqueness. We encourage dialogues across differences, creative resolution of conflict and nurturing of mind, body and spirit. Hope Spring honors and welcomes people of all faiths, cultures, races, ages, sexual orientations and abilities." You can visit their website at www.hopespringsinstitute.com A variety of accommodations will be available, and we'll have space for 28 men for this weekend. This weekend is one of our most popular weekends, so we encourage you to register early if you are interested.The facilitator team invites you to:Dare to dream you can leave your isolation behind you at this weekend;Dare to dream you can make real connections with the participants and facilitators at the weekend;Dare to dream you can co-create and experience a sense of real safety and mindfulness;Dare to dream you can claim your right to use your voice to become a powerful male survivor who is sensitive to his own feelings and experiences and those of other survivors here;Dare to dream you can tell your story this time and be understood, believed and supported like you have always deserved;Dare to dream you can experiment with being more creative, more vulnerable and letting go and still feel safe enough;Dare to dream you can connect with your sense of wonder and playfulnessDare to dream you will be able to leave Hope Springs a freer, less burdened, and even a happier man, taking the connections you make here with you to utilize as you continue to heal and recover!
MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery are open to any man, 18 or older, who have been sexually victimized as a child and/or assaulted or raped as an adult.This will be the 10th visit to Alta Lodge, which tells you how much they love the facility, its extremely supportive and nurturing staff, and the gorgeous surroundings. Alta Lodge is located at 8,600 feet (2,700 meters) at the base of the Alta Ski Area in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. Alta Lodge, nestled in a quaint alpine setting at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, offers spectacular mountain views. During September, the cottonwood and aspen trees are usually in the prime of their fall yellow plumage, adding to the beauty of this setting. Alta Lodge is part of a rare tradition of country inns where the attentiveness and warmth of family hoteliers is combined with the pleasures of excellent dining and comfortable surroundings. The atmosphere of the Alta Lodge is relaxed, intimate and informal. There will be space for up to 28 men on this weekend.The facilitator team invites you to:Dare to dream you can leave your isolation behind you at this weekend;Dare to dream you can make real connections with the participants and facilitators at the weekend;Dare to dream you can co-create and experience a sense of real safety and mindfulness;Dare to dream you can claim your right to use your voice to become a powerful male survivor who is sensitive to his own feelings and experiences and those of other survivors here;Dare to dream you can tell your story this time and be understood, believed and supported like you have always deserved;Dare to dream you can experiment with being more creative, more vulnerable and letting go and still feel safe enough;Dare to dream you can connect with the boy inside you so both of you can learn to play safely and enjoy the experience;Dare to dream you will be able to leave Alta a freer, less burdened, and even a happier man, taking the connections you make here with you to utilize as you continue to heal and recover!Weekends of Recovery are facilitated by trained psychotherapists, utilizing the same clinical boundaries and code of ethics as adopted by the American Psychological Association. The weekends are adjuncts to participants’ ongoing recovery work with individual and/or group psychotherapy, twelve step programs, and individual spiritual work, and are not meant to substitute for the participants’ local support systems that are consistent with their own recovery. Dr. Howard Fradkin, a Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with male survivors, co-chairs the facilitator team, along with Jim Struve, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years of experience working with male survivors. The team of facilitators includes other Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors. Biographies of all staff members for this weekend can be found on the MaleSurvivor website at www.malesurvivor.org
Sequoia Retreat Center is the location of our first 2014 Level I Weekend of Recovery. Nestled amid 200 acres of majestic coastal redwoods, madrones and tan oaks, the Sequoia Retreat Center provides a beautiful setting in which each of you can take the risks necessary to make this weekend a significant one in your recovery.While at Sequoia, you will take part in California style meals with an emphasis on fresh, organic, and local foods. We'll have single, double, and triple cabins available for lodging. All of the cabins have hardwood floors, have been modernized, and each has its own private bathroom. There will be space for up to 28 men on this weekend. *Please be aware that Sequoia Retreat Center is not wheelchair-accessible, however all of our other sites used for Weekends of Recovery are wheelchair accessible. "Before attending the WoR, I was on a crash course with disaster. My marriage and family were bearing the weight of my abuse! Processing the experience makes me thankful the facilitators care so much! I felt like they guided me personally off the tracks of destruction! The deep dark hole of depression and self loathing have very little power over me now! Get to the next WoR, you'll leave the past where it belongs!"--Hope Springs alumnus, October, 2013 Registration Costs Fees start at $695 for early registration. Registration includes the costs of the facilitated Weekend of Recovery program, with our 8 skilled facilitators from the MaleSurvivor Weekend of Recovery Facilitator Team, plus lodging, 7 meals, and snacks. Bottled water, juices, tea and coffee will be available throughout the weekend. Scholarships are available on a limited basis to help offset registration costs. If you are seeking financial assistance to attend the Weekend, the first thing to do is consider your health insurance plan. Some of the larger carriers do provide reimbursement for specific interventions such as the Weekend of Recovery if you ask. Call the utilization management office of your insurance company and be sure to stress the weekend is facilitated by licensed mental health clinicians.But that's just the start of an exciting 2014! MaleSurvivor has a full slate of Weekends, Trainings, and other events planned for 2014! All leading up to our 14th International Conference that will be held at the Newark Airport Marriott in Newark, NJ Oct. 31 to Nov. 2!We encourage survivors, mental health professionals, researchers, academicians and others to submit their work on a wide range of topics. Our call for Submissions ends February 10. And for more information on bringing a MaleSurvivor training or a Dare to Dream awareness event to your campus or community, please contact Community Outreach Director Trisha Massa or visit the website.
This interactive course for managers will focus on understanding the building block concepts of vicarious trauma (VT), vicarious transformation, compassion fatigue (CF), compassion satisfaction (CS), and burnout, and how they can be used in management of organizations that provide services to those who have experienced trauma or great suffering. Participants will learn how various management techniques can enhance or impede creating the safest working environment for the personnel who work with sexual assault victims. Additionally, the business case for incorporating worker-focused VT/CS-CF policies will be reviewed. During the afternoon, participants will use course materials to create a draft values and vision statement for their organization. The final portion of the course will focus on developing actual policies and procedures that can be examined and refined for use by the participant’s organization.
Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
The conference will focus on self reflection, individual discovery and learning ways to best support ourselves while supporting others. This conference will bring together advocates, educators, health professionals and community members who want to learn about making positive changes to the way we do our work.Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships will be provided to current MCADSV members based on need. To apply for a scholarship please type the link below into your web browser:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ScholarshipApplicationFormAnnualConferenceThe scholarship application deadline is July 30, 2012. Please note that we will not accept scholarship applications after the deadline.
MEGA♪ is a developmentally sensitive, evidence–based, gender-specific risk assessment tool for assessing the level of risk for coarse sexual improprieties and/or sexually abusive behaviors of male and female youth ages 4-19. This training will discuss the strengths of the MEGA♪ and risk assessment reports in multiple formats.
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