Now that we know how a culture of power, control and abuse impacts our young people’s lives and communities, we need to know that we have the ability to prevent power-based violence as well as teach its prevention in our classrooms. Join Scenarios USA for tips, skills, and creative ways to get our young people talking, thinking critically and writing creatively about their role and agency in shaping a safer, healthier, happier world. Scenarios USA has a unique and engaging way to use film, storytelling, and art to engage our youth in a dialogue about these important issues.
Wondering what is going on with our students: why they show up late, miss class, give attitude, or generally have a hard time? It could be that they’ve experienced power-based violence, such as sexual assault, at the hands of someone they know or who they care about. Learn more about power-based violence, especially sexual violence, and how these issues affect all of us, whether we are survivors or bystanders. April 10th at 4:00 pm EST. Click here to register: https://answer.rutgers.edu/course/154.
This JDI webinar on preventing sexual abuse in youth detention will cover the importance of partnerships between community advocates and corrections officials and the vital role of community advocates in serving incarcerated youth. Leaders from both of these fields will discuss trauma-informed responses to this abuse and new opportunities to provide services to this underserved group afforded by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The speakers will also address related changes in juvenile correction's approach to sexual abuse and next steps for continuing this critically important cultural shift.The webinar will offer examples of successful community-corrections partnerships, and will feature a conversation between an advocate and corrections leader who are currently working together to end sexual violence against youth behind bars. These discussions will demonstrate how such collaborations can ensure that youth get the help they need, including confidential rape crisis services. This webinar is the second in a three-part series on sexual violence in youth detention.Who Should Attend:This webinar is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.“Connections” is the second in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in juvenile detention. The series is part of JDI’s National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. JDI is an international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention.
Webinar Description: “Language can never be neutral; it creates versions of reality.” Yet when we discuss sexual assault, we constantly use the language of consensual sex to describe assaultive acts. This language often implies consent and romance, rather than criminal acts. In addition, we describe violence against women in passive terms, which allows the perpetrators of this violence to remain invisible and unaccountable. We also use language that objectifies or blames sexual assault victims.This interactive webinar will explore the language of sexual assault: how we talk about and write about this crime. We will discuss specific examples of the language we use and explore how to discuss sexual assault in a way that more accurately depicts the crime.Audience: This session will provide useful information and strategies for a wide variety of professionals, including prosecutors and other lawyers, law enforcement, medical professionals, judges, victim advocates, journalists and communications professionals, and others who interact with and write about sexual assault victims. Closed Captioning; Please contact Eliana Theodorou at email@example.com if you require closed captioning at least 72 hours prior to the webinar. Please put “closed captioning” in the subject line of your e-mail.
Within this one-hour webinar, Geral Blanchard combines traditional indigenous wisdom with contemporary neuroscience and psychotherapeutic innovations to create a comprehensive model for psychological healing. Blanchard encourages the exploration of robust therapeutic growth that requires a strong spiritual component, immersion in nature, and recovery strategies that are steeped in community relationships, rituals, and ceremonies.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center is excited to announce an upcoming webinar: Sexual Violence and the Workplace:Making the Connections We know that sexual violence can negatively affect a person’s employment and that the entire workplace plays a role in sexual violence prevention and response. Advocates, preventionists and allied partners are invited to attend this free webinar with our guest speakers Mandy Mundy,Director of Education and Training at Network of Victim Assostance (NOVA); Jessie Mindlin, National Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the Victim Rights Law Center; and Maya Raghu, Policy and Program Attorney at Futures Without Violence. These experts will talk about their experiences preventing and responding to sexual violence in the workplace and engaging employers as partners in these efforts. This webinar will also introduce a new information packet developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), entitled Sexual Violence and the Workplace. When: Wednesday April 24th, 2013 1-2:30 Eastern12-1:30 Central11-12:30 Mountain10-11:30 Pacific9-10-:30 Alaskan8-9:30 Hawaii Please register online at https://nsvrc.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=hyrkhfx&user_id=. Space is limited so register today!If you have any questions please contact Jenn Benner, Resource Development Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org This recorded webinar is supported by Cooperative Agreement #1H28CE002205-01from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.
The US Department of Justice's National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations
The US Department of Justice's National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations emphasizes the delivery of high-quality, victim-centered care for all sexual assault victims. The SAFEta webinar series is a collection of instructional webinars that present information on a wide range of topics for professionals who are working with adults and adolescents who have experienced sexual assault. This year's topics are intended to give information on caring for specialized populations including: Patients with developmental and/or physical disabilities offered on April 11, 2013; Older patients offered on May 9, 2013 and Patients who are in the military offered on July 9, 2013.
This site is supported by Grant/ Cooperative Agreement No. 1UF2CE002359-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.