As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Walk Against Rape will be held on April 25th, 2009. Walk Against Rape is a 3.1 mile walk starting at Justin Herman Plaza at 10am and culminating in a festival at noon in Dolores Mission Park. Walkers will arrive in the park to find speakers, performances, vendors, the Clothesline Project on display, prizes for the highest fundraisers, several community organizations who will be offering information and resources, and food and drink. Walkers interested in participating can download a registration form and begin to collect donations from their friends and family. All proceeds will benefit San Francisco Women Against Rape
The Twenty-Eighth Annual UC Davis National Child Abuse and Neglect Conference and accompanying institutes are designed for professionals involved in the investigation, evaluation, and treatment of abused and neglected children and triers of fact. The conference is planned to advance knowledge and practice standards of professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, mental health, and criminal and juvenile justice.
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this two-and-a-half-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.
Come walk with us for a great cause! San Francisco Women Against Rape invites you to participate in our 3rd annual Walk Against Rape. As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Walk Against Rape will be held on April 19th, 2008. The walk is a celebration that empowers survivors, their friends, families and supporters, and serves to break the silence by walking together on the streets against rape, and declare that San Francisco will not tolerate sexual violence. It is a 3.1 mile walk starting at Justin Herman Plaza at 10am and culminating in a rally at noon in Dolores Mission Park. Walkers will arrive in the park to find festivities such as speakers, performances, the Clothesline Project on display, prizes for the highest fundraisers, several community organizations offering information and resources, and food and drink. At SFWAR, we believe that no single individual, organization, foundation, or business alone can stop the epidemic of sexual assault, but by responding as a whole community, we each bring our piece of the solution. This is where your participation counts! Join us as we make visible what has historically been silenced and invisible. For more information, please visit our website at www.sfwar.org or call 415-861-2024.
Join IHA for 2 days of information, clinical tips, and skill-building sessions on recognizing and communicating effectively with your patients with low literacy skills. New to health literacy and want to get up to speed on the issues? Join IHA on Wednesday night, April 30, 2008, for a free, one-hour preconference session, "Health Literacy 101," for an overview of health literacy issues.
Bystander Approaches to Sexual Violence Prevention, Victoria Borges, University of New Hampshire’s Bringing in the Bystander Program
Prevention Programs for Girls and Young Women, Nell Myhand, co-author of Young Women’s Lives
Beyond Beats & Rhymes, Bryon Hurt
Developmental Assets for Primary Prevention, Marc Mannes, Search Institute
Behavioral Theory for Sexual Violence Prevention, Marc Mannes, Search Institute
Reinventing SAAM, CALCASA Staff
Art and Prevention Institute (All Day), GiRL FeST
Management Track: Employment Law, Volunteer Management, Board Recruitment & Development, Advanced Fundraising, Presentations from the CA Department of Public Health and the CA Office of Emergency Services
Effective Counseling for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Tiombe Preston, MS, MFT
This presentation is designed to explore counseling strategies for working with survivors of sexual violence. The presenter will examine ways of working more effectively with this population in multiple settings. The workshop will help crisis counselors, case managers, and clinicians enhance their skills in addressing the needs of survivors of sexual violence. The presentation will encourage exploration of the myths and stigma often associated with sexual violence and how to successfully address this with survivors. The workshop will promote understanding of the ways in which experiencing sexual violence intersects with trauma (PTSD) and mental health concerns. The presentation will include examples of the presenter’s experiences in creating and facilitating direct services for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones in various social service settings. The presenter will help service providers examine important issues in working with survivors including gender, boundaries, survivors with psychiatric disabilities, and building support for the survivor. Examples of the presenter’s work in training first responders including medical personnel, law enforcement, counselors, social workers, and advocates will give ideas for implementation of the counseling strategies in individual and group counseling. Interactive exercises will help participants learn strategies to aid survivors of sexual violence in healing from partner rape, child sexual abuse, and sexual assault. This presentation will help participants look at these crimes in a social framework that is inclusive of the diverse identities of the survivors they serve. The presentation has relevance for first responders, crisis counselors and experienced therapists who work with or train and supervise those who work with survivors of sexual violence. Material will be presented to encourage participants’ ability to incorporate the techniques presented into their everyday work, and agency training.
This program will discuss the rationale for expanding one’s clinical repertoire to adjust to the child’s needs. We will review the evidence-based practices for children, discuss best practices and explore a range of directive and non-directive strategies, including play therapy, that encourage children’s expression and intervene with problems and concerns.
Learn about cognitive-behavioral therapy for traumatized children and their families, including strategies to intervene with children and their parents. The rationale for this treatment model is presented and along with a description of the treatment procedures, which are stress management, psycho-education, gradual exposure, cognitive processing, and parental interventions.
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