Event Abstract: This full-day training will provide corrections staff with the tools and information to develop and implement successful inmate education programs that are compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards.Event Description:The training will provide an overview of different inmate education program formats and implementation methods. The training will also address the importance of inmate education programs in maintaining safe facilities, and the impact of institutional culture on such programs. By the end of the training, participants will have gained the necessary skills to establish inmate education programs and develop curricula that meet or exceed the requirements of the PREA standards.The training will feature dynamic group exercises, expert panels, survivor testimonies, and interactive discussions to encourage the sharing of expertise and strategies. Attendees will also break into small groups based on the type of facility in which they work to discuss issues that are specific to their detention setting.A training focused on victim services will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at the same location. Participants are encouraged to attend both. For more information click here.Eligibility Requirements:Applicants may apply for this training individually, but are encouraged to apply as part of a team of two or more per agency.Applicant agencies can be from state departments of corrections, jails, juvenile agencies, community corrections agencies, or lock-ups. Agencies can represent federal, state, and local levels of government, as well as Tribal authorities.Suggested attendees include: PREA coordinators, incarcerated victim service coordinators, prosecutors, lead investigators, medical and mental health staff, and correctional trainers.Each applicant from a facility will need to complete an application.Supplemental Materials:Please submit the following supplemental materials with your application:
An organizational chart of your agency
Any agency policies pertaining to inmate education as it relates to PREA, including the rights of inmates to be free from sexual violence, the agency’s PREA policies, and how to report incidents of sexual abuse.
A PREA standards self-assessment (if your agency has completed one)
An agency PREA standards implementation plan (if your agency has completed one)
Registration Deadline: Jan 18th, 2013 by 5pm EST Notification of Acceptance:There is space for approximately 75 individuals to attend this training. JDI will review all applications and notify applicants of their acceptance to attend by January 22, 2013. At that time, you will receive information regarding logistics.Cost Disclaimer:This training will be hosted by JDI, and funded through a grant to the National PREA Resource Center (PRC) from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). While the training itself is free, each participant is responsible for 100% of his/her own expenses (travel, accommodations, meals, and incidentals); no portion of any expenses will be paid for or reimbursed by JDI, PRC or BJA.Lodging Information:JDI has arranged for free lodging at the CDCR Training Center in Galt, CA. Rooms are double occupancy with private bathrooms. Additionally, a block of rooms has been reserved for participants at a nearby Comfort Inn for the government rate of $75, plus tax. Additional lodging details will be provided to applicants on January 22. For questions, please contact Nicole de la Torre at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 506-3333.
Are you an experience RN with a heart to work with survivors of sexual violence in Palm Beach County? Palm Beach County Victim Services is sponsoring a 40-hour Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training Feb 25-Mar1. To find out more attend the Open House.
Are you an experienced RN with a heart to work with survivors of sexual violence in Palm Beach County? Palm Beach County Victim Services is sponsoring 40-hour Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training Feb 25-Mar 1st. To find out more, attend their Open House.
This 2-day training is the first of 3 of three and provides an excellent opportunity for professionals to benefit from the expertise of experienced speakers and educators. This trianing will highlight:
Dynamics: What Does Sexual Assault Really Look Like?
Effective Report Writing: Using the Language of Non-Consensual Sex
Interviewing the Victim: Techniques Based on the Realistic Dynamics of Sexual Assault
Identifying and Implementing Innovative Investigation & Prosecution Strategies
The goals of this Conference are to present the latest research, prevention, assessment, and intervention techniques concerning various aspects of child, adolescent and adult trauma and maltreatment and the long term affects if they go untreated. Plenary and breakout sessions discuss the types of child, adolescent and adult trauma, the dynamics of maltreatment and trauma at home or in the community, and the effects on children, adolescents and adults psychologically, behaviorally and neurodevelopmentally. Nationally and internationally recognized presenters and local practitioners come together to discuss the latest research, assessment methods, interventions, and prevention strategies for children, adolescents and adults who have been traumatized, abused and/or victimized. Application of current research information and practical techniques will be emphasized throughout the Conference.
Adolescent Trauma/Youth Violence
Intimate Partner Violence
Trauma in the Military Personnel, Veterans and Their Families
Healthcare Professional Dealing with Abuse and Trauma
The goals of the conference are to unite agencies and individuals working to end sexual violence, to provide educational opportunities to deepen our understanding of sexual violence, and to facilitate social change. This year's conference theme is Communities Uniting for Change. The power to make changes comes from working together and sharing in the vision of communities free from violence. The WCSAP Annual conference is a place to share, discuss, and explore the personal connections and creative solutions essential to our efforts to end sexual violence.
SWAN is thrilled to announce Truth and Justice: The 2013 Summit on Military Sexual Violence, taking place on April 17-18 in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit http://truthandjusticesummit.org/ asdfj .
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.
Arte Sana is offering a special 2-for-1 reduced registration rate for the Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference that will be held in Des Moines on April 1 & 2, 2013. This is a savings of $125 per registration! To take advantage of this limited offer just mark "Other" on this form and make sure to pay *online* via PayPal or credit card by 12/21/2012.
Must be for two or more registrations; one person connot register for $125
2-for-1 registration payments must be made online by December 21, 2012.
The conference group hotel rate is $78 plus tax for double occupancy.
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
The Coalition will host a training on Trauma Informed Care for domestic and sexual violence programs on Thursday, December 13 from 10:00-4:00 EST. This training will examine the effects of trauma on survivors and advocates, introduce Tennessee's new comprehensive statewide policy for trauma-informed care, and give advocates the tools they need to effectively work with survivors in crisis. The trainers are Elizabeth Edmondson, Coalition Program Manager at the Tennessee Coalition and Sheri Eastridge, Women and Children’s Investment Program Manager at Child & Family Tennessee. This training itself is provided at no cost to participants, however, lunch will be on your own.
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