National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. The theme for 2015 is “The Voice of One, the Power of All.”
Wednesday, August 12: Session 3 - Digital Storytelling and the “Sensitive” Story: Potentials, Pitfalls, and Case Studies
Presenter: StoryCenter Staff 10 am - 12 pm PST/1 pm - 3 pm EST Register Now
If the role that sharing personal stories can play in emotional healing is so clear, why do few community-based opportunities exist for trauma survivors to connect with each other, share their experiences publicly, and demand justice? Since 1999, StoryCenter has been partnering with behavioral health, grassroots survivor support, and advocacy organizations to create compassionate listening environments where “sensitive” and stigmatized stories can be explored within local communities.
An overview of the theory, research, and practice behind our approach to addressing trauma;
An honest look at case study examples, with attention both to the ways they have made a difference and the ways they might be improved; and
A guided, interactive conversation about when sensitive stories can be impactful, in a community-based public health context, and when the challenges inherent in “representing” trauma suggests alternative approaches are appropriate.
In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, please join us for a very important webinar where presenters will be discussing both sexual assault that occurs within the context of ongoing relationships AND those that occur in a one-time interaction (e.g., at a party, among casual acquaintances, friends, etc. who are not in an ongoing intimate/romantic relationship).Presenters include a mother who will speak about her LGBTQ daughter’s experiences of sexual assault at school as well as their participation in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
This webinar will provide an overview of issues that LGBT/GNC youth experience in the juvenile justice system, including the newly-released data from the National Council on Crime & Delinquency. Participants will learn how data collection practices, staff training, and anti-discrimination policies can help build an equitable juvenile justice system for LGBT/GNC youth.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center and popular Tumblr #SurvivorLoveLetter are working together to gather uplifting messages for survivors of sexual assault. Help flood the Internet with love on Wednesday, April 22, for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Culture of Respect is asking college students, “What does a Culture of Respect mean to you?” Culture of Respect wants to showcase the student voice in the movement to address and prevent campus sexual violence and invites you to join the #CultureofRespect Video Project on April 7th. #CultureofRespect #SAAM2015
This is the first annual day for faculty to publicly demonstrate their support for sexual assault survivors on their campus, and to raise awareness about the campus rape problem. #FacultyAgainstRape #NFDA
On Monday, April 13, Carry That Weight is calling on students to join together once again and demand that college administrators take REAL action to end gender-based violence and rape culture at our schools.
Without concrete policy changes at the campus level, our campuses will continue to be unsafe. Survivors will not have access to critical resources and perpetrators will not be held responsible for committing violence. This is why we are calling on campuses to demand better policies to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Schools across the country are joining and in organizing to push for important policy changes--will you be a part of the movement?
National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country. In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, we have designed a historical timeline of significant moments in child abuse prevention in the United States
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