The Clean Slate Diaries was created to honor and recognize the path survivors of Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence have walked. Currently, there are no races taking place in support of survivor recovery or color-coded products sold to recognize the intense courage and fierce determination required to overcome the trauma that remains from these crimes.
Clean Slate Founder and Executive Producer, Renee DeVesty, knew that finding your voice was an essential first step in the healing process. A survivor of Rape and Domestic Violence, she decided to choreograph an evening of Art, Music, Dance and Spoken Word Stories that would inspire and empower survivors to break through the darkness of guilt and shame and allow their light to shine – their voice to be heard – using Art as a form of expression.
Produced by survivors, for survivors and held annually during April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Syracuse, New York, 2013 will bring together five area colleges and universities to raise awareness of the high incidence of sexaul assault and intimate partner violence among the college demographic, along with award-winning musicians, artists and dancers.
This event is a reminder that despite anything that has happened, a new beginning is always available to us – an opportunity to wipe away the stain and begin again.
Just Detention International is a international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention. "Getting Down to Basics" is the first of a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in jails. The webinar will provide an overview of the crisis of sexual abuse in jails, outlining the factors that make this violence so prevalent, as well as its devastating impact on survivors. Participants will have an opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of sexual abuse in jail from JDI Survivor Council members. The webinar will also feature JDI staff who have worked extensively to ensure services for incarcerated survivors. Following the presentation, participants will have a chance to ask questions 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.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.Register online.
SWAN is thrilled to announce Truth and Justice: The 2013 Summit on Military Sexual Violence, taking place on April 17-18 in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit http://truthandjusticesummit.org/ asdfj .
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA) launched National Wellness Week as a part of National Recovery Month. During this week, SAMSHA encourages everyone to increase healthy behaviors. Events highlighted during this week support one of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness and involve exploring talents, skills, relationships, and environments to promote wellness. Substance abuse and mental health concerns are commonly associated with sexual violence. Healthy and well communities and practices may help to reduce risk factors for violence.
Vera Institute of Justice's Center on Victimization and Safety
This conference brings together professionals from a variety of fields including criminal justice, disability rights, Deaf rights, self-advocacy, violence against women, and other to highlight promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities; explore emerging issues at the intersection of violence and disability; and foster networking among those working to end violence against people with disabilities. The conference features 5 keynote addresses, more than 30 workshops, a promising practices showcase, and an art exhibit.Who Should Attend
Disability organization advocates, educators, and managers
Domestic violence program advocates, educators, and managers
Law enforcement officers
Rape crisis center advocates, educators, and managers
Self-advocates and survivors
State domestic violence and sexual assault coalition staff
Office on Violence Against Women grantees
Other allied professionals
Organizations from the same community are encouraged to attend in teams to foster collaboration. This conference is an OVW-approved conference. With approval from your OVW Program Specialist, OVW grant funds can be used to support your attendance.
The National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention offers:
A platform to network with professionals passionate about prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation, including Circle Dialogues, which are a great opportunity for meaningful discussion and community building.
A chance to experience a powerful new prevention tool from Ping Chong & Company: Secret Survivors.
Cutting edge information from expert leaders in the field.
Workshops such as:
How Lessons Learned from the Penn State Scandal Are Improving the Safety of Children in Youth-Serving Organizations
Normative Sexuality Development in Childhood: Implications for Developmental Guidance and Prevention of Sexual Abuse
Breaking the Cycle, Beating the Odds: 12 Step Self Awareness Model (SAM)
The National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children
A chance to become involved with the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation.
An opportunity to learn more about a variety of prevention topics in the exciting and fun environment of New Orleans.
Stalking affects 6.6 million people in the United States each year and stalking victims recount the fear and distress they have experienced as a result of this crime in courtrooms throughout the country everyday. Far too often, these victims’ reports are taken seriously only after the stalkers escalate their behaviors and cause significant property damage, physical harm, or death to their victims. Stalkers create and exploit vulnerabilities in their victims while relying on technology and their ability to manipulate the justice system in order to conceal their crimes and cast doubt on their victim’s credibility. This conference will address the challenges stalking crimes present, the use of technology to commit and conceal the crime and innovative strategies for investigating and prosecuting stalkers and promoting victim safety.AEquitas is partnering with the Stalking Resource Center and the Battered Women’s Justice Project to host a national conference that will include topical and skill building sessions designed to enhance the ability of participants to prosecute intimate partner stalking cases.
Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
The conference will focus on self reflection, individual discovery and learning ways to best support ourselves while supporting others. This conference will bring together advocates, educators, health professionals and community members who want to learn about making positive changes to the way we do our work.Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships will be provided to current MCADSV members based on need. To apply for a scholarship please type the link below into your web browser:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ScholarshipApplicationFormAnnualConferenceThe scholarship application deadline is July 30, 2012. Please note that we will not accept scholarship applications after the deadline.
The 2012 Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities: Reaching Out to Missing Partners is a training conference that emphasizes the unique challenges of conducting youth prevention in rural communities. The conference was founded by one of the most successful prevention coalitions in the country in hopes of raising awareness of the plight that many rural communities face with regards to the prevention of youth substance abuse.
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