Because social norms for men often inhibit their effective emotional responses to childhood trauma, men often learn to cope other ways — sometimes not so effective ways. These may include addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, work, pornography and unsafe sexual practices; risky physical activities; issues with anger management; suicide, and physical violence. So instead of calling rape crisis centers or mental health clinics, male survivors often show up in court, rehab facilities, or in the ER without ever disclosing their secret.This webinar explores: Men’s presenting issues that may reflect a history of childhood sexual abuse; resources and options for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse; ineffective coping strategies men use that may be related to childhood sexual abuse; ways men may respond differently from women to a history of abuse; availability of resources for male survivors; social/cultural norms for men that inhibit male survivors from reaching out for help; self-care issues that may arise when working with male survivors; and impact of abuse and resources for secondary survivors (family and loved ones).
This webinar for social service providers, law enforcement and other professionals who work with men, provides an opportunity to consider the particular ways men may respond differently to childhood sexual abuse. Whatever your level of knowledge about working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, this interactive webinar may encourage you to rethink your current assumptions, examine your expectations and to employ a lens of masculinity to enhance your existing skills when working with men.This workshop explores: Common misunderstandings about men and sexual abuse; special barriers men face in disclosing childhood abuse; how cultural norms may inhibit men from seeking treatment (Gender expression, Sexual Orientation, Race, Ethnicity, Faith…); the importance and role of language in advocacy & education; helpful audit tools for program effectiveness; discussion of existing resources and the challenge of finding therapists specifically trained to work with male survivors of sexual abuse; and guidance on the critical need to remain neutral when raising the issue of sexual abuse or responding to a disclosure.
On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 10am, CPIP is offering a FREE 1.5 hour cultural competency training on working with Muslim victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The training will be held at the York County Annex Building located at 118 Pleasant Acres Road York, PA 17402. Please RSVP for the training by emailing Sarah. The trainer is Ms. Asma Hanif, an advanced practice nurse who has devoted her life to operating Al-Nissa Holistic Health Center, a free clinic for women who are homeless, uninsured, or victims of domestic abuse, and Muslimat Al-Nisaa, a shelter for Muslim women in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Hanif’s work has been featured in stories on NPR and MSNBC. The training will focus on the following topics: - Basic cultural competency training (overview of major cultural/religious tenets)- Challenges that Muslim victims of domestic violence and sexual assault face/barriers to leaving abusive relationships and seeking services- Concrete tips and guidance for DV/SA service providers working with Muslim victims They are excited to host Ms. Hanif and are hopeful many of you can make it to this training!
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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
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