Date/Time: 
12/04/2012 - 8:00am to 12/06/2012 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Seattle, WA

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Resource Sharing Project
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Kris Bein
Contact Phone: 
515-244-7424
Contact Email: 
kris@iowacasa.org
Description: 

DOR National MeetingThe Resource Sharing Project is providing this unique 2.5-day training on enhancing sexual assault services exclusively to OVW Rural Grantees that are dual/multi-service agencies. This national meeting will bring you together with your peers from dual/multiservice advocacy agencies to discuss aspects of providing innovative services to rural sexual assault survivors. Participants will learn how to use their strengths to craft individualized plans to confront sexual violence in their communities. Together, we will identify the barriers in rural communities and build on our strengths to create meaningful solutions for dual/multiservice advocacy agencies. There are only 100 seats available for this conference. Each Rural Grant (lead grantee and sub-grantees combined) may send four attendees. DOR State Coalition InstituteAfter the training, we invite state coalition staff to stay for the DOR State Coalition Institute, a half-day meeting to discuss methods and strategies in implementation of statewide sexual assault service enhancement projects. We will aid state coalitions in guiding member centers through the strengths-based assessments, adapting the Deepening Our Roots curriculum, and creating customized strategies to overcome the cultural and organizational barriers to high-quality rural sexual assault services in dual/multi-service agencies. The Institute must have a minimum of four coalitions in attendance.

Date/Time: 
10/04/2012 - 8:00am to 10/05/2012 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Embassy Suites
7900 NE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97220

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Shared Hope International & AEquitas
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
1-866-437-5433
Description: 

The Do You Know Lacy? Training is a 5-track community-model training designed to build a collaborative response. Together, with leaders in your community, you will learn about the national issue of domestic minor sex trafficking, hear the personal account of a survivor, better understand the conditions that increase a child’s vulnerability to trafficking, and learn the methods of pimp control that prevent victims from fleeing.

Date/Time: 
10/16/2012 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
FISA Foundation
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Sue
Contact Phone: 
412-456-5550
Contact Email: 
sue@fisafoundation.org
Description: 

Adolescent relationship abuse is prevalent and associated with poor sexual health outcomes. This presentation will review research on relationship abuse and discuss implications for adolescent pregnancy prevention and sexual health promotion. One potential mechanism linking adolescent relationship abuse with unintended pregnancy is male partners’ control of women’s reproduction (reproductive coercion) through active interference with contraception (birth control sabotage), behaviors to promote pregnancy (pregnancy pressure), and attempts to control the outcomes of a pregnancy (pregnancy coercion). This presentation will review qualitative and quantitative studies on partner violence and reproductive coercion, including data from a pilot intervention study in family planning clinics and school health centers. Implications of research findings for both clinic-based interventions and prevention of adolescent relationship abuse and unintended pregnancy will be discussed. Learning objectives:

  1. To describe the dynamics of adolescent relationship abuse and reproductive coercion and impact on adolescent sexual health
  2. To discuss clinic and community-based intervention strategies to promote healthy relationships, improve adolescent sexual health, and reduce unintended pregnancy
  3. To identify opportunities for relationship abuse prevention and intervention in clinical and community-based settings

 Intended Audience:This program is designed for program directors and direct service staff who work with adolescents (both young women and young men). It will provide a framework that is new to southwestern Pennsylvania, but has proven effective in other regions. About the presenter:Dr. Elizabeth Miller is Chief of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Trained in medical anthropology as well as Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Miller’s research has included examination of sex trafficking among adolescents in Asia, teen dating abuse, and reproductive health, with a focus on underserved youth populations including pregnant and parenting teens, foster, homeless, and gang-affiliated youth. Her current research focuses on the impact of gender-based violence on young women’s reproductive health. She has participated in numerous legislative hearings related to protecting adolescent confidentiality, adolescent reproductive health, and dating abuse. Her work on reproductive coercion and birth control sabotage has been featured in the New York Times, and she was also on the Oprah Winfrey show as a national expert on teen dating violence (at the time Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna). She has conducted research in partnership with Planned Parenthood in Northern California (funded by the National Institutes of Health), pilot testing a brief clinical intervention to address partner violence and reproductive coercion in reproductive health care settings, which has led to a large NIH-funded randomized trial in Western Pennsylvania. In addition, she is conducting a study of a sexual violence prevention program entitled “Coaching Boys into Men” which involves training high school coaches to talk to their male athletes about stopping violence against women, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is also involved in projects to reduce gender-based violence and improve women’s health in India, Japan, and Kenya.

Date/Time: 
09/28/2012 - 8:00am
Location
Address: 

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Virginia Tech
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Teresa Gallegos
Contact Phone: 
540-231-6002
Contact Email: 
gallegos@vt.edu
Description: 

GoalThis conference will use a social justice lens to engage participants in preventing campus sexual violence. Specifically, the conference will provide participants with an opportunity to learn a variety of prevention principles from leaders in the field and encourage participants to apply the knowledge within their communities. Ample time will also be given for networking and idea sharing among participants.Objectives

  • Participants will gain a better understanding of sexual violence prevention and its uses with college populations.
  • Participants will be able to apply tools to plan and implement sexual violence prevention initiatives.
  • Participants will be exposed to promising practices in campus sexual violence prevention, as well as emerging innovations.
  • Participants will be able to apply a social justice lens to sexual violence prevention work.
  • Participants will meet and learn from others engaging in campus sexual violence prevention work across the state.

Who should attend?This conference is open to anyone interested in preventing sexual violence on Virginia’s college and university campuses. The voices of students and survivors are integral to accomplishing the conference’s goals and objectives; therefore we particularly encourage students and survivors to attend.Additionally, we invite:

  • Administrators, student affairs practitioners, campus advocates, mental health workers, and health educators from 2 and 4-year, public and private colleges and universities.
  • Community sexual violence prevention practitioners whose target populations include college students.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about campus sexual violence prevention.

While this conference is targeted toward Virginia campuses and communities, we also welcome those outside of Virginia who would like to attend. 

Date/Time: 
09/05/2012 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Address: 

Office of Justice Programs, 3rd Floor Ballroom
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Institute of Justice
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Yolanda Curtis
Contact Phone: 
202-305-2554
Contact Email: 
yolanda.curtis@usdoj.gov
Description: 

With its criminal justice system in disarray following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans invited the Vera Institute of Justice to examine the city’s court and jail operations. For five years, Vera has been tracking arrest-to-first-appearance time, custodial arrests versus summonses, the granting of pretrial release, and many other decision-making points. Based on analysis of these data, Vera is making policy recommendations to assist with the implementation of new procedures and to ensure performance monitoring. Like other jurisdictions, New Orleans had never collected court, jail, and other justice system data in ways that could inform policy development. Vera’s work has demonstrated to key stakeholders—including legislators and executive officials—that data capture and analysis can be critical. For example, the New Orleans Police Department used Vera’s data to monitor the time from arrest to report writing to more effectively manage individual line officers’ output. In addition, data are now at the heart of a citywide debate over the proper size of the new jail that is being planned. Learn more about these successes, the continuing challenges of replacing a jurisdiction’s existing data systems, and how costs and other institutional issues will test the “acceptance” of critical criminal justice policies in the years to come.The seminar is free but you must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security. 

Date/Time: 
10/01/2012 - 8:00am to 10/02/2012 - 4:00pm
Location
Address: 

Perseus House Auditorium
1511 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
PCAR
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Krista Hoffman
Contact Phone: 
717-728-9740 x 138
Contact Email: 
khoffman@pcar.org
Description: 

Cost is $10 (Fee is for full or parcel attendance.  Lunch is NOT included.)Payments can be made online or mailed to:PA Coalition Against Rape125 N Enola DriveEnola, PA 17025Attn: Fiscal Dept - Trafficking TrainingRegistration Deadline is Monday, September 24th, 2012.

Date/Time: 
10/19/2012 - 8:30am
Location
Address: 

Red Lion Hotel
221 North Lincoln Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
WCSAP
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
WCSAP
Contact Phone: 
360-754-7583
Contact Email: 
info@wcsap.org
Description: 

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.

Date/Time: 
08/27/2012 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Location
Address: 

Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel
3201 South 176th Street
Seattle, WA 98188

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
WCSAP
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
WCSAP
Contact Phone: 
360-754-7583
Contact Email: 
info@wcsap.org
Description: 

This highly interactive program will address the concept "justice gap", learn strategies for answering the hard questions about sexual assault, and we will explore the language of sexual assault: how we talk about and write about this crime.  

Date/Time: 
12/18/2012 - 8:00am to 12/19/2012 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 
City: 
San Jose
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
VERA Institute of Justice
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
VERA Institute of Justice
Contact Email: 
cvs@vera.org
Description: 

The Vera Institute of Justice's Center on Victimization and Safety is now accepting applications to attend the Interpreting Effectively and Safely for Deaf Survivors of Violence training, which will be held on December 18 and 19, 2012, in San Jose, California.American Sign Language and Certified/Deaf Interpreters play an important role in helping to remove these barriers and ensuring Deaf survivors have equal access to services and justice options in their community. To do so, however, Interpreters must have the knowledge and comfort level to interpret effectively in contexts involving sexual and domestic violence.This two-day training is designed to prepare American Sign Language and Certified/Deaf Interpreters to interpret in contexts involving sexual and domestic violence. In-depth information on foundational as well as emerging topics related to interpreting in these contexts will be provided. Participants will have the opportunities to explore how context impacts language decisions, to define ethical decision-making in contexts involving domestic or sexual violence, and to learn tips for keeping safe in these contexts. Training participants will be eligible for 1.3 Continuing Education Units from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Who Should Apply?The training is designed for qualified American Sign Language and Certified/Deaf Interpreters who currently interpret in contexts involving sexual or domestic violence. We are looking for ASL Interpreters who have:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of interpreting experience;
  • RID Certification;
  • A demonstrated connection to their Deaf community; 
  • A demonstrated interest in interpreting in contexts involving sexual and/or domestic violence; and
  • A leadership role in the interpreting community.

We are looking for Certified/Deaf Interpreters who have:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of interpreting experience;
  • Certification or other demonstration of skill level;
  • A demonstrated interest in interpreting in contexts involving sexual and/or domestic violence; and
  • A leadership role in the Deaf or interpreting community.
Date/Time: 
04/03/2013 - 8:00am to 04/05/2013 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Baltimore Hilton
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
EVAWI
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
EVAWi
Contact Email: 
info@evawintl.org
Description: 

End Violence Against Women International is excited to commemorate its 10th anniversary with this year's 2013 conference. Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this three day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Register and pay by February 15th, 2013 to receive $50 off the price of the conference. The 2013 conference will also include a Pre-Conference Track addressing the Forensic Clinical Response to Victims of Violence Against Women. This Pre-Conference Track will take place on April 2, the day before the conference. For more information on the Pre-Conference Track, see:  http://www.evawintl.org/PreConferenceDetail.aspx?confid=12

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