The Children's Safety Network (CSN) and the Network for Public Health Law (NPHL) jointly announce the launch of a new webinar series titled "Advancing Injury Prevention through Policy." A total of four webinars will be held from November 2012 through May 2013. Each session will feature one injury topic and when appropriate, will include an update on which states currently have laws or policies related to that topic, state experience in gaining passage and implementing the law, and the experience of evaluating the effectiveness of the law. Presenters will also discuss the challenges faced by state health department injury prevention staff including prohibitions on involvement in promoting enactment of policies, lack of research on effectiveness of injury prevention laws, lack of funds for implementation of legislation; and, how to work with the opposition. The first session is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST. "Bullying Prevention Legislation: Focus on LGBT Youth" will be presented by Cristina Meneses, JD, MS, Senior Staff Attorney, The Network, Eastern Region, The University of Maryland Francis Carey School of Law and Ellen Schmidt, Assistant Director, Children's Safety Network, Education Development Center. About the Speaker:Cristina M. Meneses, J.D., M.S. is a senior staff attorney with the Public Health Law Network-Eastern Region. Cristina has worked in health care law and policy in various forms: through litigation, legislation, developing trainings for health care providers and providing technical assistance for legal advocates. Cristina joined the Public Health Law Network after working as a disability law attorney representing individuals with claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Cristina also spent two years at Georgia Legal Services Program, where she litigated on behalf of low-income Georgians in the areas of health, family, public benefits, employment and elder law.
The sexual abuse of young boys by Jerry Sandusky at Penn State captured the attention of the country for months. Reports covered the pain of the victims, the responsibility of those who did not report allegations and the shock that rocked the entire community. And with this attention, there is emerging research on working with youth serving organizations and lessons learned from Penn State to focus attention on child sexual abuse prevention. This webinar will provide an overview of the research and lessons learned and describe efforts underway to advance efforts to end child sexual abuse. HostsJoan Tabachnick & Cordelia AndersonGuestsKaren Baker, Director, National Sexual Violence Resource CenterKeith kaufman, Ph.D., Portland State UniversityJanet Saul, Ph.D., Research Psychologist and Chief of the Prevention Development and Evaluation Barnch of the Division of Violence, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCost is FreeLearning Objectives:
Describe three lessons learned after the Penn State Tragedy.
Outline key strategies for youth serving organizations beyond reporting.
Identify three key resources for working with youth serving organizations.
The webinar – the first in a three-part series – will provide participants with an overview of one of the country’s worst human rights crises: the sexual abuse of prisoners. It will also highlight ways that advocates can expand services to these survivors, focusing on new opportunities created by the recently issued Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. Webinar participants will have the chance to hear directly from survivors themselves on the dynamics and impact of this violence.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. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.Mark your calendars for November 14, 2012 at 11:00 am PST (8:00am EST)
This broadcast is meant to inform and increase awareness of strategies for developing policies and procedures for LGBTI populations. The broadcast will highlight promising practices by providing resources and examples of agencies who are responding to the needs of the LGBTI population in their setting.
Please join us for our second online webinar in this new NEARI Press series. Kevin Creeden will present on Thursday, November 9th at 2 PM EST. Space is limited, so please register now to be guaranteed a spot!After you register, we will send you information about how to sign on. If you have never participated in a webinar before, we ask that you join us 15 minutes before we begin on November 8th (1:45 PM EDT) for a short tutorial. In 15 minutes, we can teach you how to use the webinar system. After you register, we will send you information about how to sign on. If you have never participated in a webinar before, we ask that you join us 15 minutes before we begin on November 8th (1:45 PM EDT) for a short tutorial. In 15 minutes, we can teach you how to use the webinar system.
Are you ready for a new approach in sex education? Join Sharon Lamb, EdD to learn about Sex and Ethics for a Caring Society (SECS), a free sex education curriculum available at www.sexandethics.org. SECS helps students learn to act ethically as they navigate an increasingly sexual world.Cost is $29.95
Looking for ways to teach students critical thinking, analytical writing, collaboration, and public speaking - all while linking them to important social issues that ask them to practice care and compassion? Join Ileana Jiménez in this webinar as she shares her work connecting her high school students (both male and female) to feminist texts and activism. Participants will receive concrete tips, activities, and curriculum ideas they can use to explore gender, racial, and economic justice with their students.Cost is $29.95 Cost is Cost
To participate in the Webinar, you must register. Space is limited. Hear from one of our country’s foremost researchers on violence against women about the neurobiology of trauma and sexual assault cold case survivors. Dr. Campbell will explain how the brain responds to trauma and the impact of trauma on victim participation in the criminal justice system. In particular, participants will gain an understanding of the way trauma affects victim participation in cases that are “reactivated” after many years have passed. Learn how trauma affects a victim’s reaction to the crime and the ability to remember details of the assault.Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, is nationally recognized for her ground breaking research on the effectiveness and improved criminal justice outcomes gained through the use sexual assault nurse examiner programs.Who should participate? Victim advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners/Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners, therapists, and anyone who works with sexual assault survivors. This presentation is transmitted over the Internet, using Webinar technology. You can participate in the Webinar in one of two ways:1. Through your high-speed (Broadband) computer hook-up and speakers (or headset). Upon registration, you will be given a link from which you will hear and view the Webinar. 2. Phone and computer with access to the Internet. Upon registration you will be given a phone number and Web address to log into the training.
Project Girl, a proven arts-based approach to media literacy, gets girls asking questions they’ve never heard before and gives them critical tools to look at their contemporary media based culture with smarter, more resistant eyes.Project Girl co-founders Kelly Parks Snider and Jane Bartell will facilitate a three part webinar series for educators, girl group leaders, girl allies, girl mentors and concerned parents. This webinar series will give you the necessary tools to successfully use Project Girl’s unique arts-based media literacy curriculum. You’ll learn how to use art to explore the following topics with adolescent girls:
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