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:
To describe the dynamics of adolescent relationship abuse and reproductive coercion and impact on adolescent sexual health
To discuss clinic and community-based intervention strategies to promote healthy relationships, improve adolescent sexual health, and reduce unintended pregnancy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is offering a statewide Legal Advocacy training on Friday, September 7, 2012. Registration begins at 8:30 and the training will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at 2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 301, Nashville, Tennessee This training is for new advocates and will include:* Basics of civil and criminal law in cases of domestic and sexual violence;* The role of the advocate and tips on avoiding the unauthorized practice of lawRobin Harris Kimbrough, Esq. is Legal Counsel for the Coalition and has worked with public interest issues for over ten years. This Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fisk University received her law degree from Emory School of Law in 1995. Upon graduation, she received an appointment as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee and continued her legal career in the private and public sectors of law forging change on issues concerning the protection of children and their families, especially those involved in the foster care system. She has also served as a Night Court Commissioner for the General Sessions Court, Davidson County, Tennessee and a professor on womanist/feminist issues in the Africana Studies Department and the Women's Studies Program at Tennessee State University. Besides her law endeavors, Attorney Kimbrough holds a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School and has served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church, Tennessee Conference for six years.All training materials will be provided, however, lunch will be on your own. Registration will be closed when the space is full. Registration Effective January 1, 2010, the registration deadline for all trainings will be one week prior to the training. Registration may be closed early due to the fulfillment of space capacity. On-site registrations will only be accepted if space and materials are available.PaymentIf meals are included in the training fee, payment must be made at least 48 hours prior to the training. If payment is not made at least 48 hours in advance, individuals will be responsible for his or her meals. This will not result in the reduction of training costs.Payment is required no later than the day of training, and can be made by credit card, check, or cash. Individuals will not be able to attend the training if payment is not received prior to or during registration the morning of the training.Registration Cancellation Cancellation must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop/meeting/training. Cancellations must be made through a Coalition Resource Specialist and should be submitted in writing. Individuals will receive a cancellation confirmation via email for their records. If a cancellation is made at least 24 hours prior to the event, registered individuals/programs will receive a credit valid for one year from date of the cancelled training. Refunds should be requested in writing and submitted to a Coalition Resource Specialist. Registration fees are non-refundable and will not be credited for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the event. Registered individuals have the option of sending a replacement to avoid the loss of registration fees.Sponsor Cancellation In the case of unforeseen circumstances or of insufficient numbers enrolled into a course, the Coalition reserves right to cancel a training. Such decisions will be made at least one week before the scheduled course date. Every effort will be made to avoid cancellations.In the event of cancellation by the Coalition, registered participants/programs will be contacted and receive a credit valid for one year from date of the cancelled training. Refunds should be requested in writing and submitted to a Coalition Resource Specialist.If the training is rescheduled, all registrations and payments will be applied to the new date. If unable to attend, individuals will receive a credit in the full payment amount to be applied toward future training/events in the current calendar year. Refunds should be requested in writing and submitted to a Coalition Resource Specialist.Please note that if an outstanding invoice remains for you or your agency, you will not be able to register for other Coalition trainings or events.
The Child Sexual Abuse Conference: Traumatic Impact, Prevention, and Intervention brings together an impressive lineup of nationally recognized experts who are gifted in translating the results of research into the language of the layperson. Featured speakers include Elizabeth Smart and Sugar Ray Leonard, whose testimonies will address abuse, recovery, and resiliency.The goals of the conference are to raise awareness, educate, energize, and empower all of us to move forward to better protect children.
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