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
Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships To Respond to Sexual Assault is an interactive training that helps participants establish partnerships with local military installations in order to effectively respond to the needs of sexual assault victims in the military. Throughout this training, participants will build systems knowledge about military systems, protocols, and culture to improve service provision to military sexual assault victims and to develop an appreciation of the perspectives of their future collaborative partners. Training participants will gain information and skills related to:• On-installation resources, including the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), the military's single point of contact for matters related to sexual assault prevention and response and the military victim advocate.• Building successful collaborations, including the importance of writing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between their community-based program and local military installations to define roles, formalize agreements, and guarantee the longevity and continuity of such agreements.With the knowledge gained through this training process, in combination with their existing expertise in responding to sexual assault, participants will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations throughout the United States.WCSAP has funding available for participants from Member Programs to attend this training. For any questions or more information you can email Leah Holland or call (360) 754-7583.
Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society
The MVP Institute is a three-day interactive training designed for adults and adult educators, led by engaging and knowledgeable teams of male and female facilitators. Upon completion of the Institute, participants receive a copy of the MVP curriculum and are certified to utilize it with their direct service population. Male and female adult educators and youth service providers are encouraged to attend. The Institute is also open to other adults who are interested in exploring the topic of men’s violence against women. For more information, email Jarrod Chin or call 617-373-8420. To register, click here!
Working with Youth means working with feelings and emotions of everything they have seen and heard and may not be able to articulate because they do not understand. This webinar takes a look at Youth development and suggest some tools and skills to help adolescences "get out of their own way".
Implementing sexual violence prevention work within independent school districts can be challenging for a myriad of reasons not limited to disinterest, scheduling difficulties, and the censure of topic areas. Prevention work can be hugely successful outside of the traditional classroom. This interactive webinar will discuss techniques to identify and foster successful partnerships with existing local agencies, youth serving organizations, and community groups.
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP)
The goals of our conference are to unite agencies and individuals working to end sexual violence, to provide educational opportunities to deepen our understanding of sexual violence, and to facilitate social change.The theme of this year’s conference is Celebrating Resilience.As advocates and preventionists working to end sexual violence, we have needed to be resilient. While this need has made us stronger, it does not always feel like a gift. This year we want to acknowledge the value of resilience within ourselves, to celebrate this amazing ability, and to cultivate a community of care. It is the resilience in our lives, our communities, and our movement that inspires each of us to work for what seems impossible at times: the end of oppression and violence. This conference is a chance to connect to our co-workers, allies, and supporters, and to renew our energy, focus, and creativity. There is more work to do and we need to recharge in order to take on this challenge.For more information, visit their website.
Incident-based data reported by law enforcement capture numerous elements that can help uncover patterns about particular types of crime, crime victims, arrestees, and other factors. The knowledge provided from analyzing IBR data has contributed to strategic and operational changes in law enforcement agencies, the creation of more effective prevention programs, the establishment of educational programs for victims and advocacy groups, and changes in justice policy. The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate the utility of incident-based data as an analytic tool to address matters relevant to policy. Presenters will discuss issues they have addressed using such data: how they analyzed the data, how the findings led to a better understanding of problems such as domestic violence and disproportionate minority contact, and the policy and/or strategic implications of their findings. They will also discuss the limitations of the data and possible future research to further explore the issue.Panelists: Max Schlueter SAC Director, Vermont Center for Justice Research Rob McManus SAC Director, Office of Justice Programs, South Carolina Department of Public SafetyModerator: Lisa Walbolt Wagner, Research Associate, Justice Research and Statistics Association
Windy City Times is hosting a summit May 2-5 on LGBTQ youth in the Chicago region, to assess the current issues impacting homeless youth, and new solutions to these complex issues. Kim Hunt, executive director of Affinity Community Services, is the summit’s director.The title of the summit is “Owning Our Lives: Dream It. Speak It. Do It!!”Each of the summit’s three days will have a different area of focus:Friday, May 2, 2-8 p.m.Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s HospitalOpen to people 25 and under who have been impacted by homelessness.Registration: FREESat., May 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.University of Illinois at Chicago, Behavioral Sciences Bldg, 1007 W. HarrisonOpen to youth, nonprofits, government agencies, politicians, foundations, activists, service providers, academic researchers and individuals working on these issues.Registration: $45 adults, youth freeMon., May 5, 8 a.m.-NoonMuseum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St.Report to government agencies, politicians, foundations (private, public and corporate foundations encouraged to attend), academics, and donors.Registration: FREEFor more information visit the website.
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