Webinar for Victim Service Providers and Advocates
“How Title IX Includes Community Victim Service Providers” Wednesday, November 5, 2014 10:00 am, central standard time
Webinar Description: Since the vast majority of sexual assault victims are between the ages of 12 and 24, most are left without a clear path toward healing and sustaining their education. This 60 minute webinar will discuss what protections Title IX Offers students and what advocates can do to help victims get the accommodations they need.
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Facilitator: Victim’s Rights Law Center (VRLC), Deputy Director Lindy Aldrich, Esq., trains throughout the U.S., has served as a national consultant to federal agencies on Title IX and campus sexual assault policies, and has been a guest commentator for MSNBC, CNN, and other media outlets. She has a faculty member of the MS Coalition Against Sexual Assault OVW Campus Technical Assistance Project team since 2010 as the Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy Expert.
Thursday November 20, 2014 11am-12:30pm Pacific Time (2pm-3:30pm Eastern)
"Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links between Multiple Forms of Violence" is a new resource co-developed by CDC's Division of Violence Prevention and Prevention Institute. This webinar highlights key content from this resource including the latest research on the connections between different forms of violence and how these connections affect communities. Taylor Code Maxie, a survivor of violence and hip hop artist, will perform and Tomei Kuehl from Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment will also join us to describe how Colorado has worked strategically and creatively to prevent multiple types of violence from occurring in the first place
Hosts: Ashley Maier & David S. Lee, PreventConnect, CALCASA
Annie Lyles, Prevention Institute Taylor Code Maxie, Hip Hop Artist Marci Hertz, MS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tomei Kuehl, MPA, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Natalie Wilkins, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,National Center for Injury Prevention and Control(NCIPC)
By the end of the presentation, participants will learn:
What the latest research says about shared risk and protective factors across different forms of violence How experiencing one form of violence affects people's risk for experiencing other forms of violence How to consider peoples' risk and protection from multiple forms of violence within the context of their communities Examples of ways state health departments can address multiple forms of violence through shared risk and protective factors
When a jurisdiction reveals that it has large numbers of sexual assault kits that have never been submitted to the lab, it faces a number of complex, sensitive, and interconnected challenges. To better understand the problem and possible solutions, the National Institute of Justice funded multi-disciplinary teams to investigate the issues in Detroit and Houston. The projects engaged key stakeholders (including police, prosecutors, victims, and victims support providers) in partnership with researchers to explore the underlying reasons of why so many unsubmitted sexual assault kits accumulated over time and make recommendations about how best to proceed. In this seminar, the teams will discuss the issues they grappled with: how to triage and process the testing of the kits, when and how to notify victims, and how to make policy and practice changes to both prevent future buildups of kits and enhance the provision of justice for victims of sexual assault.
• Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., Michigan State University. • Noel Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. • Bill Wells, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University. • Mary Lentschke, Assistant Chief, Houston Police Department.
Moderator: Bethany Backes, Social Science Analyst, National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice.
Time: 11:00am–12:30pm Pacific (Please note the time in your timezone: 12pm–1:30pm Mountain, 1pm–2:30pm Central, 2pm–3:30pm Eastern)
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people are at extreme risk for sexual abuse behind bars. How can you, as an advocate, help LGB survivors?
On October 29, join JDI for a webinar for advocates who want to provide services to LGB people in detention. We’ll discuss the widespread homophobia in prisons and jails nationwide, and how such attitudes allow sexual violence to thrive. Using real stories from inmates, presenters will guide advocates through scenarios and best practices for helping LGB survivors heal and stay safe.
We’ll also review some basic information, including definitions, the prevalence of sexual abuse of LGB inmates, and dynamics of this abuse in both men’s and women’s institutions.
The webinar is geared toward advocates, but anyone who works with current or former detainees is encouraged to attend. This webinar is part of a series that is supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Hosted by: The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community & Futures Without Violence
Presenters: Lonna Davis, Futures without Violence and Karma Cottman, DCCADV.
Description: Learn about innovative strategies developed to address the unique challenges of dating violence and sexual assault on college campuses. Presenters will discuss efforts underway to engage students and faculty in violence prevention activities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and other schools around the country.
Two-Part Webinar Series – On October 30, 2014 from 2-3pm EDT, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention National Training and Technical Assistance Center will host the first of a two-part webinar series. This series is a collaborative effort by DOJ, the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Agriculture, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The first webinar will focus on internet safety and cyberbullying. The second webinar will occur in mid-November and focus on sexting and sextortion. Stay tuned to StopBullying.gov for more information!
Learn about motivating teens to take leadership roles sexual violence prevention from Jennifer Rauhouse, Founder of Peer Solutions and developer of STAND & SERVE (S&S), a locally and nationally recognized student, school, family and community primary prevention initiative designed to cultivate safety, equality and respect as norms. Register to learn more.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
On October 16, 2014, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the National District Attorneys Association, will present “Giving Voice to the Last Silent Victims.” Male survivors of child sexual abuse are among the most underserved of all victim populations. This Webinar will address common dynamics associated with male victimization, common tactics that predators use against boys, and how these issues can be overcome
In partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women, PreventConnect is pleased to announce the third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series. With the continuation of an online community to support this movement to end child sexual abuse, #PowerInPrevention transcends from a hashtag statement to the possibility of cultural change. This is the first web conference of the 2014-2015 series.The intersections of vulnerability that occur for children are often most acute when they are apart of marginalized communities. Children of migrant farmworkers are commonly at the center of these intersections because of unique pressures on them and their families. In this web conference, speakers will discuss how they utilize popular education frameworks and principles based on Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed as the basis for their work organizing and mobilizing farm worker communities around child sexual abuse prevention work.
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