So often, men’s issues of trauma go unaddressed in their treatment for mental health and addiction, which complicates or frustrates the recovery process and threatens long term recovery. This workshop is designed to provide information, support and intervention strategy to clinical and assessment professionals in their work with male clients who also have a history of trauma.Presenter:Kirsti Mouncey, LISW-S, LCDCIIIVice President of Client and Clinical ServicesCleveland Rape Crisis CenterCEU’s: 6Fee: $65
The most comprehensive training available on engaging men in preventing men's violence against women.
Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR)’s “From Theory to Practice” Training has equipped thousands of professionals and activists in engaging men to prevent gender-based violence. Through interactive group exercises, role-playing, and multi-media presentations, "From Theory to Practice” prepares participants with the necessary skills to motivate men to take a more active role in challenging attitudes and behaviors that support rape and other forms of men’s violence against women. Past participants have included staff from government agencies, statewide and local coalitions, the US armed forces, law enforcement agencies, and universities.
Participants will learn the theory behind our comprehensive “Strength Campaign”, which is based on the social ecological model advocated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a framework for the primary prevention of gender-based violence. MCSR’s Strength Campaign includes the award-winning middle school and high school Men of Strength Club curriculum, "My Strength is Not for Hurting" public awareness campaign, and the Men Creating Change college program. Participants will also learn how to facilitate MCSR’s “Gut Check” Bystander Intervention training to build men’s and boys’ skills in pro-actively preventing violence against women.
A 2-day public workshop to explore the relationship between mental health and violence. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions with the goal of laying the foundation for progress in improving outcomes with respect to mental health and violence embodied in research, policy change, and program development.Workshop speakers and participants will explore a continuum of approaches to improving both mental health and violence prevention with the objectives of:
Arriving at a better understanding of the intersections between mental health and violence, including:
The relationships between mental health dysfunction and risks of violence perpetration and victimization as well as the mental health consequences of exposure to violence; and
The extent to which improved mental health functioning and improved mental health services can--or cannot--address concerns about violence in society.
Exploring a new model for thinking about the intersections of mental health promotion and violence prevention that is useful for improving outcomes.
MVP is a gender violence prevention program which uses the unique Bystander Approach to motivate both men and women to play a central role in solving problems that have historically been considered “women’s issues”: rape, battery, and sexual harassment. The MVP program views all individuals not as potential perpetrators or victims, but as empowered bystanders who can recognize and confront abuse.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 digital 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.
In this unique, first-of-its-kind Messaging Summit, participants will learn from nationally renowned communication experts about the fundamentals of strategic communication-about what works and why - and come away with a framework for the creation of powerful messages that will resonate far into the future.Who should attend? Domestic violence professionals, stakeholders and allied organizations who want to learn and effectively apply the fundamentals of persuasive messaging.
Gain an increased awareness and understanding of state-of-the-art research on effective approaches. What works best and why?
Learn to avoid common messaging pitfalls.
Become familiar with and be able to apply concepts such as framing and metaphor, and understand the role emotions play in persuasive messaging strategies.
Respond effectively to harmful narratives as they emerge.
Identify and assess the strengths and weaknesses of current messaging efforts, and brainstorm new approaches.
Learn why our approach to reaching victims of violence may be falling short and what
Stalking affects 6.6 million people in the United States each year and stalking victims recount the fear and distress they have experienced as a result of this crime in courtrooms throughout the country everyday. Far too often, these victims’ reports are taken seriously only after the stalkers escalate their behaviors and cause significant property damage, physical harm, or death to their victims. Stalkers create and exploit vulnerabilities in their victims while relying on technology and their ability to manipulate the justice system in order to conceal their crimes and cast doubt on their victim’s credibility. This conference will address the challenges stalking crimes present, the use of technology to commit and conceal the crime and innovative strategies for investigating and prosecuting stalkers and promoting victim safety.AEquitas is partnering with the Stalking Resource Center and the Battered Women’s Justice Project to host a national conference that will include topical and skill building sessions designed to enhance the ability of participants to prosecute intimate partner stalking cases.
The Institute is a 2 ½ day course and is open to team coordinators (leaders) and state and territorial level leaders that coordinate or support local teams responding to sexual violence.The Institute’s primary objective is to build the capacity of team leaders to design and facilitate effective team processes. The team leader plays a key role in a team’s overall development. It is complex, challenging and rewarding work. The social and system improvement teams work towards requires more than knowledge of best practices — it also requires the ability to influence multiple systems and agencies in order to apply that knowledge. The Institute will focus on the skills needed to lead multidisciplinary teams to design, implement, and evaluate their community’sresponse to sexual violence.
Successfully prosecuting crimes of sexual violence requires specialized knowledge and the ability to analyze and explain complex legal, medical, and scientific issues while overcoming myths about sexual assault and sexual assault victims. The National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence II (NIPSVII) is a three and one-half day advanced training course designed to provide prosecutors who have previously attended the original NIPSV or NIPSVI with the training, resources, and skills necessary to overcome emerging legal issues and challenges to successfully prosecute these difficult cases. NIPSVII delves more deeply into the concepts addressed during NIPSVI and integrates such complicated dynamics as campus sexual assault, sexually exploited victims, and victims with disabilities.
NIPSVII utilizes a highly interactive team format to engage and challenge prosecutors while providing them the opportunity to collaborate with their peers to develop more effective prosecution strategies. Attendees will also work closely with expert faculty including prosecutors, advocates, and other national experts to examine and promote the application of promising practices being implemented by other jurisdictions across the country. In addition to victim-centered, offender-focused prosecution practices, participants will enhance their understanding of criminalistics, DNA, and computer forensics as they work through complex case files based on actual cases. Attendees will also be encouraged to develop unique strategies and policies to increase victim participation and overcome defense tactics devised to bias juries and judges. Participants will leave NIPSVII prepared to engage in local multidisciplinary training and encourage innovative system-wide approaches while implementing more effective case evaluation, investigation, and preparation techniques to achieve justice in sexual violence cases.
This course is open to all prosecutors and attendance is free of charge; however, priority will be given to OVW grantees and NIPSV I attendees. There is no limit to the number of attendees from any jurisdiction. Seating is limited and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by email. NOTE: Prior attendance at NIPSV I is strongly encouraged.
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