Take Back the Night is an international event intended to educate, protest, and bring awareness on ending violence against women. UWF's TBTN has historically been the biggest event of the Spring Semester. Join hundreds of UWF Students to speak out about sexual violence and learn how we can work together to prevent it.
Join us on April 3rd at 5:30pm in the Commons Auditorium. There will be free food, an information fair, a Colloquium featuring several survivors who will speak on their experiences, and we will end the evening with a Campus March at 7:00pm. We will also be giving away two styles of tshirts for those who attend the Colloquium and those who attend the March, as well as our Keep Calm button collections and other giveaways. The winners of our Creativity for a Cause will be also be announced and showcased.
"One in Eight: The Reality of Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention” is the first in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in juvenile detention. This webinar will cover the juvenile detention system, focusing on the crisis of sexual abuse facing youth detainees. Expert presenters will review the offenses that most often result in the incarceration of young people, and the types of facilities that are used to detain them. The session will also look at the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards, which apply to youth facilities. The webinar will feature talks by community advocates as well as survivors of sexual abuse in youth detention. These perspectives will help shed light on why so many youth detainees – one in eight overall – are sexually victimized, and on the impact of this abuse on youth and their communities.
Who Should Attend: This webinar series 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.
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.
Cases of sexual abuse perpetrated against a child by a family member can be difficult to prosecute. Misperceptions about the dynamics of incest can lead to inadequate response by victim service providers and other members of the system. Prosecutors and allied criminal justice professionals can provide crucial support to children and families surviving incest by learning to identify and respond to their unique needs.Join us as Jennifer Long, Director of AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, and former prosecutor, and Alissa Mailen Perrotto, Online Resource Specialist for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and former children’s advocate, discuss strategies for preparing and litigating cases of incest while supporting children and families.By the conclusion of this presentation participants will be better able to:• Recognize the unique challenges related to the investigation and prosecution of incest cases• Overcome potential barriers in the prosecution of incest cases to improve offender accountability • Collaborate with advocates to decrease the likelihood retraumatizing child victims during investigation and prosecution
Genesis Women's Shelter & Dallas Police Department
Our mission is to provide a national forum to disseminate the highest level of training, information and strategies to professionals who are responders and advocates to victims of crimes against women. We are THE national clearinghouse of best practices for professionals working in the area of crimes against women and addresses issues of victim advocacy, investigation and prosecution of a wide range of crimes committed against women.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013, Henderson County residents and professionals are invited to attend the first annual CELEBRATION OF COURAGE luncheon where you will be introduced to our featured speaker, Ms. Olga Trujillo, abuse survivor, attorney and author of The Sum of My Parts, copies of which are available at the main library and for sale on Amazon.com. This is the electrifying story of Olga's traumatic childhood of sexual, emotional and physical abuse and the amazing courage it took for her to emerge from that tunnel of terror to become the accomplished and healed individual whose voice, once heard, you will never forget.
You are Invited to Become a Trainer!If you work with families who have young children, you prevent child sexual abuse every day. Teaching communication and empathy to both children and adults increases protective factors and decreases the risk of abuse. This 2-day training will give you the skills to increase parents' and professionals' knowledge of healthy sexuality, teach specific skills to protect children, and support teachers and childcare providers in the implementation of the Care for Kids Program.$475 general fee or $250 for Vermonters
Just Detention International is a international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention. "The Right Response: Addressing Sexual Abuse in Large, Urban Jails" is the third in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in jails. This JDI webinar will help advocates develop a better understanding of the crisis of sexual abuse in large, urban jails. The session will review the obstacles to providing victim services in such facilities, such as the high levels of need among inmates. Participants will hear from expert speakers on how to conduct hospital accompaniments, handle hotline calls, and deliver vital-in person services. The webinar will also review the new opportunities to expand inmate services afforded by the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards, which are binding on jails nationwide.
The session will feature a conversation between a community-based victim services advocate and the administrator of a large, urban jail who are collaborating on a program to address sexual abuse in the facility. They will discuss the benefits of working together, and offer tips on overcoming the challenges of working in city jails with many inmates. The session will conclude with a presentation on creating sexual assault response teams, followed by a question-and-answer session.
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. The first two webinars of this series can be found in the archived webinars section of this page.
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.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.....IT'S TIME TO WALK ABOUT IT!MOVING4WARD MINISTRIES IS PROUDLY HOSTING OUR 1ST ANNUAL 5K WALK TO HELP BRING AN END TO THE SILENCE BEHIND SEXUAL VIOLENCE, AND TO BRING ENCOURAGMENT TO ALL SURVIVORS BY LETTING THEM KNOW THEIR VOICE HAS A RIGHT TO BE HEARD AND THEY ARE NOT ALONE.COME STROLL WITH US ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27,2013 AT CREVE COEUR MEMORIAL LAKE PARK (TREMAYNE PAVILION). LET'S ALLOW OUR VOICES TO BE HEARD!! FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION, OR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION, PLEASE GO TO WWW.MOVING4WARDSTL.COM
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