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.
MEGA♪ is a developmentally sensitive, evidence–based, gender-specific risk assessment tool for assessing the level of risk for coarse sexual improprieties and/or sexually abusive behaviors of male and female youth ages 4-19. This training will discuss the strengths of the MEGA♪ and risk assessment reports in multiple formats.
At this Summit, the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention aim to highlight successful strategies that support the creation of a positive school climate. The Summit will kick off with a look at current trends and data, as well as the state of the research in bullying prevention. SEA and LEA administrators will share their successes and lessons learned regarding their bullying prevention work. Focus groups will allow audience members to express their opinions concerning the opportunities and challenges they face in implementing their bullying prevention programs.Participants will also be able to share suggestions regarding the future direction of federal bullying prevention efforts to support local programming. Youth, who have worked to reduce bullying in their schools and/or communities, will be participating as an integral part of the Summit. The Federal Partners will highlight recent and past accomplishments and future directions. Other topics that will be covered include cyberbullying, related bullying behaviors that impact healthy school climate, and the relationship between bullying prevention programs and school discipline.Registration for virtual participants will be available through the day of the Summit.
The MaleSurvivor International Conference has developed a world-renowned reputation as one of largest professional conferences with a singular focus on male victimization issues. We hope you will join us as we welcome hundreds of survivors, mental health professionals, researchers, law enforcement and legal professionals, and many others for workshops, presentations, and discussions on a wide range of topics including: International and national work with refugees, the trafficked, prisoners of war; Sexual abuse within institutions- educational, religious, athletic, military, child welfare, health care, criminal justice organizations, family structures and dynamics of abuse; Psychotherapeutic and expressive arts approaches to healing; Personal journeys of healing Managing substance abuse and self-medication; Fatherhood as a healing experience, a challenge, and an opportunity for growth; Creative inclusion & support of partners of male survivors.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association present Time To THRIVE, the 2nd annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth...everywhere!
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department
This conference provides training for professionals in government and nonprofit agencies—law enforcement, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, and medicine—who work directly with child victims of crime.
This training will focus on the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault as well as stalking. Topics include:•Sexual Assault Dynamics - Effectively Recognizing and Responding to Sexual Assault•The Impact of Trauma on Memory and Overcoming Barriers to Successfully Interview Victims of Sexual Assault•Start by Believing Public Awareness Campaign•Unfounded Cases and False Reports•Gang-Related Violence Against Women and Girls•VAWA Forensic Compliance and Anonymous Reporting•Educating Judges and Juries on Victim Behavior in Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence•The Use of Technology to Stalk - Intermediate and Advanced Intervention•Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault•The Impact of DNA on the Sexual Assault Investigation•Investigating Sexual Assault: A Multidisciplinary Collaborative Approach
This training is open to therapists who are working in settings where they will be providing the entire TF-CBT therapy model to child victims and their family members. Participants should only sign up if they commit to attending both the TF-CBT training and telephone case consultations. The Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training and consultation is provided by Claudia Kirkland of Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress. The goal of this Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) components-based training and consultation is to teach the basic principles of effective trauma therapy with children and their families, and promote the consistent use of interventions that work for the variety of conditions and concerns of traumatized children/families seeking treatment.
In this webinar, presenters from three innovative clinics serving military and veteran families will discuss practices they have designed and adapted to create a comfortable environment their clients that minimizes barriers to engagement in treatment. The speakers will share examples of how organizations can incorporate military-informed procedures and practices, beginning with asking about service member status and affiliations. They will present service members' viewpoints about their family needs and perspectives as gathered through focus groups with service members and their families and discuss ways to increase engagement and participation in services through effective community outreach and partnerships with military and civilian systems serving military and veteran families.
The National Center for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce our upcoming webinar, "Fighting Trafficking with the Power of Forensic Science," on June 23. This webinar will focus on new efforts to address worldwide trafficking in persons using forensic science. An expert at the University of New Haven will present information about how DNA can be used to increase the investigation and prosecution of the criminals behind these crimes, while minimizing trauma to the victims.
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