National Sexual Violence Resource Center/PCAR/CALCASA
SAVE THE DATE. The National Sexual Assault Conference is a two and a half day, advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention. More information to follow.
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) in the U.S. Department of Justice sponsors the National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA). The NVAA is comprised of education and skill-based classroom trainings for those who assist victims and survivors of crime in the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States. While international applicants may apply to attend the Academy, please note that the training is not designed to meet the needs of the specific target populations who live outside of the United States. If accepted to attend, international applicants must cover all expenses involved and are responsible to obtain the appropriate documents necessary for travel to and within the United States.
Child-victims of crime face unique challenges. From the myriad of legal systems that may be involved, to the developmental differences in children, protecting a child-victim's rights presents unique hurdles for advocates.
As part of NCVLI's commitment to furthering the rights of child-victims of crime, the Safeguarding Child-Victims' Rights Initiative has spent the past year working with an eleven-member multidisciplinary curriculum committee to develop an intensive two-day, skills-based training on how to provide effective rights enforcement representation to child-victims of crime. The pilot launch of the training will take place at Lewis & Clark Law School on February 24th and 25th. Two additional trainings will be offered in locations across the country in the Spring and Summer of 2012.
The Institute, sponsored by NIJ's Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Center (SRTB-RC), is targeted/designed for the command staff/supervisory personnel of small, rural, tribal and border law enforcement agencies containing fewer than 50 sworn officers. Participants will receive information and assistance on existing and developing technologies, work through problems relating to technology implementation, and exchange technology lessons learned that are important to the small, rural, tribal and border law enforcement community.As part of the program, participants are required to give a brief presentation on a technology issue that their department has encountered or is in the process of implementing. The presentation can be either an issue to be dealt with or a lessons-learned format, depending on whether the program has been completed, and must be submitted with the application.
Free “No Wrong Door” Training DayThe New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault is hosting a full day of training on providing services to survivors of sexual violence with developmental, intellectual, or other disabilities. Workshop presenters will include Beverly Frantz, PhD, of Temple University; Sarah Zesski of NJCBW; and Jessica Oppenheim of The Arc of New Jersey. Sexual violence program staff and all professionals who serve people with disabilities are encouraged to attend for cross-training and important conversations. FREE!The goal of No Wrong Door NJ is that survivors of sexual and domestic violence will be treated with dignity and respect through a seamless, integrated system where they will receive timely, appropriate and sufficient services regardless of whether they access services at victim services programs or at disability programs.Date: October 21, 2013 Time: Sign-in starts at 9am. Trainings from 10am to 4pm. Fee: Free, but advanced registration is required. Location: At the Middlesex County Fire Academy at 1001 Fire Academy Dr, Sayreville, NJ 08872 Register at http://www.njcasa.org/education-training/training-institute#nwdQuestions? Please call Margaret Mikkelsen at 609-631-4450, ext 1208.
Arte Sana is pleased to announce its fifth national gathering of Latin@ victim advocates, prevention specialists, survivors, promotoras, and allies, to promote the engagement of Latin@s as agents of change in addressing gender-based violence, celebrate our collective wisdom & leadhership en los movimientos.
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.
Once again, the PAIRWN will display the "Our Voice" exhibit from May 13 - June 15, 2014 on the Yellow Wall Gallery at Midtown Scholar, Harrisburg. Attached is the flyer.Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014 from 6pm to 10pmLecture: Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm. The PAIRWN will have a presentation on "Story Circle". Both of these activities will be at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore 1302 N Third Street Harrisburg, PA. Attached is the flyer.Our Voices: Refugee and Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories is a 2005 exhibit featuring the portraits of women newcomers of Harrisburg and their stories of moving to the United States. The black and white portraits were taken by photographer Catherine Wert of Halifax, PA.The project was born out of the Story Circle program hosted by the Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women's Network (PAIRWN) where women came together to share their experiences and support one another in their transition to a new home and the accompanying struggles and triumphs.
Rutgers College of Nursing Center for Professional Development
Program Fee: $850 Online and Onsite Class (includes extensive Program materials, teaching assistants and lab experience). This course is designed to provide the professional nurse, nurse practitioner or nurse midwife who wishes to practice as a sexual assault examiner (SANE) or the physician who wishes to refine skills, with a comprehensive educational program. Course content includes how to do the assessment, evaluation and treatment of an adult or adolescent sexual assault survivor. In addition to covering psychosocial aspects of sexual assault, topics will include mechanics and identification of sexual assault injury, forensic concepts, documentation, evidence collection, legal aspects and the role of the provider from initial interventions to courtroom responsibilities. Methods include didactic sessions as well as clinical practice with teaching assistants. A Rutgers certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. Selected days are open to social workers, rape crisis personnel, law enforcement and other interested professionals.
Rutgers College of Nursing Center for Professional Development
Prerequisite: completion of SANE Part I. The pediatric sexual assault examiner course is designed for professionals who have responsibility for providing health evaluations for children who are alleged victims of sexual abuse. This educational program is appropriate for registered nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants. The course content will include pediatric growth and development relative to interviewing and disclosures, utilization of the team approach to child maltreatment, role of the provider in pediatric sexual assault, approach to the examination of the child victim of physical and sexual abuse, identification of injury specific to child physical and sexual abuse and documentation and interpretation of findings. The course also includes review of the legal process in child sexual abuse, evidence collection, providing expert courtroom testimony and advocating for the child victim.
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