The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign encourages communities and individuals to bring healthy sexuality into the conversation on how we connect, respect and prevent sexual violence.
The 2012 SAAM campaign "It's time...to talk about it!" provides tools and resources that focus on promoting positive expressions of sexuality and healthy behaviors. Promoting healthy behaviors encourages sexual interactions and relationships that are consensual, respectful and informed. By starting the conversation, this diologue can build safe, healthy relationships.
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show support to and solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV. Wearing a red ribbon is one simple way to do this. Find out where you can get a red ribbon.
Share your “ROAR” with us at the Biennial Florida Council Against Sexual Violence Training Summit. Join the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence for a three-day, movement-building and networking event focused on sexual violence advocacy, prevention and services. For decades, you and advocates like you in the anti-sexual violence movement have fought to have communities acknowledge the impact of sexual violence and help survivors share their stories. What was once a whispered-about topic is now being revealed, and the nation is taking notice with the roar from advocates, communities and survivors. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:Russell Strand, Former Special Agent, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation DivisionSofie Karasek, Director of Education and Co-Founder, End Rape on CampusLauren Book, M.S. Ed., CEO and Founder, Lauren’s Kids Want to ROAR with us? Workshop Proposals are Now Being Accepted!
In rural communities many barriers exist for sexual violence survivors who have physical or cognitive disabilities. A lack of nearby services and resources, confidentiality and privacy challenges, and inadequate transportation systems all contribute to the obstacles these survivors may face in seeking supportive and healing services. Join Shirley Paceley from Blue Tower Training and Leah Green as they discuss how rural advocacy programs can best support sexual violence survivors with disabilities.
Our movement was undeniably founded on the strength and courage of survivors. As we have moved towards professionalization in recent decades, and considering our hiring practices, have we truly made a space for survivors to join us as staff and volunteers? Rural rape crisis centers, with the smallest number of community members to pull from, will be the focus of this workshop as we explore ways to broaden our strategies to be more inclusive and survivor friendly. Join Michelle Dixon-Wall from WCSAP and Leah Green for this exciting webinar.
Join Cat Fribley, Director of the Resource Sharing Project, for part two of a two part conversation about sexual health and its impact on sexual violence survivors. This webinar will provide education for rural sexual violence advocates who seek to learn more about providing trauma informed approaches to supporting survivors healing sexuality. This webinar will identify and explore an advocate's role in support for healing sexuality for survivors, including such topics as pleasure, consent and desire, boundaries, dissociation and embodiment, and trigger plans for working with survivors interested in exploring healing sexuality. This webinar will contain direct and graphic language about sexuality.
Join Kim Day from the International Association of Forensic Nurses for part one of a two part conversation about sexual health and its impact on sexual violence survivors. This webinar will provide education for rural sexual violence advocates on pregnancy options post assault, sexually transmitted infections, Plan B, and HIV medication with an emphasis placed on creating a safe space for advocates to ask questions and learn about sexual health from an expert.
The effects of sexual violence not only impact survivors, but those who care about them as well. Family members, friends, and intimate partners have a profound effect on the healing of survivors, but they need information and support in order to be committed allies for the survivors they love. This webinar will identify the challenges faced by these partners in healing and describe how rural programs can meet their needs in a compassionate and effective manner.
LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
APSAC’s Colloquium Planning Committee is accepting online session proposals for the 24th Annual APSAC Colloquium to be held June 22-25, 2016 in New Orleans.Abstracts should be designed primarily for professionals in mental health, medicine and nursing, law, education, law enforcement, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields.You do not need to be a member of APSAC to submit an abstract.
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