The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) are proud to announce the second annual LGBTQ Summit, hosted by the PCAR/NSVRC LGBTQ Workgroup. This one-day summit will focus on understanding the connections between sexual violence and the LGBTQ community. Workshops will be beginner to advanced levels and include topics about the intersections of racial justice and the LGBTQ community; Queerability, people living with diasbilities who also identify as LGBTQ; healthy sexuality models for allies; and how sexual violence impacts the trans* community. In addition to networking opportunities, participants will also be invited to three open invitation caucuses (Queer, Allies, and Self-Care) for futher discussion.This event is for anyone who wants to learn more about how sexual violence impacts the LGBTQ community. Everyone, including straight allies!, are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registeration deadline is May 7th.
McAndrews Law Offices and the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative
McAndrews Law Offices and the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative have teamed up to present a free, informational seminar. Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A. will present on children’s educational rights, including the school district’s obligation to address bullying in a child’s IEP. Joseph McGettigan, Esq., the successful prosecutor in the Jerry Sandusky trial will discuss the prosecution and the importance of awareness surrounding abuse. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with an attorney from McAndrews Law Offices. View more information.
Ms. Munch spent years working as a prosecutor in Colorado working with domestic violence and sexual assault units. In addition to her work as a prosecutor, Ms. Munch was the director of the San Miguel Resource Center, a domestic violence and sexual assault program the Telluride, Colorado. She also directed the Ending Violence Against Women Project, a statewide multi-disciplinary training and technical assistance project in Colorado for nine years.
Currently, Ms. Munch works full time providing training and consulting in the area of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. She understands the complexity of crimes involving violence against women and the inherent challenges faced by victims. She is dedicated to improving our response to crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
This training is offender focused and victim centered and will cover specific topics such as understanding trauma and its effect on how victims perceive, store and recall information, offender tactics; who they are and how they operate, understanding the legal definition of “consent”, alcohol and drug related sexual assault, false reports and interviewing victims.
8:00-8:30 Administrative details
8:30-10:15 Sexual Assault; Naming the Unnamed Conspirator
10:30-12:00 First Impressions and False Reports
1:15-2:45 Sex Offenders; Who They Are and How They Operate
3:00-4:30 Understanding Trauma and Successful Victim Interviews
8:00-8:15 Administrative details
8:15-9:15 Victim Interviewing Practical Exercise
9:45-11:00 Intimate Partner Rape: Sexual Assault in the
Context of Domestic Violence
11:00-12:00 Tennessee Law Overview
1:15-2:15 Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault
2:15-2:45 Meeting the Consent Defense; Winning Investigation and Prosecution Strategies
2:45-4:15 Practical Ways to Improve the Sexual Assault Case
Who Should Attend:Anyone wishing to become more aware of issues faced by persons referred to as "sexual minorities". This heterogeneous population also includes persons with gender identity differences.Registration:Visit website for more information and registration form.Registration must be received by close of business Wednesday, April 23, 2014.For more information contact: Pat Madigan, 800-887-6422.
The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania
It has become widely accepted that a series of high-profile child sexual abuse cases from the 1980s and early 1990s were "witch hunts." That view first took hold in the media, then it spread to the courts and to parts of academia. Painstaking original trial court research challenges the accuracy of that narrative. These findings have significant implications on the debate over "child suggestibility" and the appropriateness of "taint hearings" for children. PRESENTER Ross E. Cheit is professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University. He has a PhD and law degree from the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Cheit is an inactive member of the California bar and is Chair of the Rhode Island Ethics Commission. He spent more than fifteen years researching his new book, The Witch-Hunt Narrative (Oxford University Press).This program is free but you must preregisterby 04/11/2014 if you plan to attend.This program has been approved for two (2.0) hours of substantive law credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credits may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Social Workers may receive 2 CEUs. For CEU or CLE credit, please bring a check in the amount of $25 made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.Questions? Please call 215.573.9779
National Association of Social Workers- PA Chapter
NASW-PA In collaboration with Elizabethtown College Social Work Department presents
Sexual Violence: The Role of Self-Esteem and Its Origins by Kayla Myers, BSW intern & Jeanne Elberfeld, MD, LSW Many victims of intimate partner violence experience a cycle of abuse which affects their level of self-esteem throughout life. We will explore links that have been made between childhood experiences, self esteem, and the prevalence of abuse, as well as, how culture fits into the equation.
Registration - 5 pm Program- 5:30 - 7:30 pm 2 CEs Location: Elizabethtown College, Hoover Building Room 212 Parking - May park in lot next to building, street parking also available.
Cost: Students - FREE - pre-registration required Members - $15 Non Members - $25
Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships To Respond to Sexual Assault is an interactive training that helps participants establish partnerships with local military installations in order to effectively respond to the needs of sexual assault victims in the military. Throughout this training, participants will build systems knowledge about military systems, protocols, and culture to improve service provision to military sexual assault victims and to develop an appreciation of the perspectives of their future collaborative partners. Training participants will gain information and skills related to:• On-installation resources, including the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), the military's single point of contact for matters related to sexual assault prevention and response and the military victim advocate.• Building successful collaborations, including the importance of writing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between their community-based program and local military installations to define roles, formalize agreements, and guarantee the longevity and continuity of such agreements.With the knowledge gained through this training process, in combination with their existing expertise in responding to sexual assault, participants will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations throughout the United States.WCSAP has funding available for participants from Member Programs to attend this training. For any questions or more information you can email Leah Holland or call (360) 754-7583.
Focusing particularly on immigrant residents, this free training will provide residents of the Commonwealth with advice and assistance regarding how to communicate effectively with elected officials. In addition to the professional trainer, elected officials will discuss what issues they are able to help with and their preferred communication strategies. Topics will include:
The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) is pleased to invite you to our second annual criminal justice event, Breaking Down Walls: Mass Incarceration Meets the Academy, on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the Penn Museum. This free day-long event aims to foster dialogue and galvanize change by uniting community members, academics, advocates, service providers, and people impacted by the criminal justice system in discussion and resource sharing. Breaking Down Walls will include three presentations highlighting criminal justice research by academics alongside personal narratives by previously incarcerated people to inform and personalize that research. A panel discussion will examine the relationship between research and practice as it relates to activists, religious organizations, social service agencies, city government, and the Philadelphia Prison System.Dr. Cornel West will deliver the keynote address and Dr. Heather Ann Thompson will provide the opening remarks. The event will also feature a resource fair of local advocacy and service provider organizations from 8:30am-9am and during the lunch break. Photographs from Richard Ross’s Juvenile In Justice exhibit will be displayed at the event.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
This year we offer 90 institutes and workshops which address all aspects of child maltreatment including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect. Cultural considerations will also be addressed. Seminars have been designed primarily for professionals in mental health, medicine and nursing, law, law enforcement, education, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields.
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