Saturday April 23, 2016 from 11am-2pm, they will be hosting the 2nd Annual Break the Silence Seminar at the Hawthorne Memorial Center, in Hawthorne, CA. The Keynote Speaker is Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Gloria Morrow. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this event is dedicated to educating, encouraging and supporting those who have been directly or indirectly impacted by sexual assault. Countless women and men are suffering in silence, and as a result are bound by the shame, guilt and embarrassment that is associated with sexual assault. Mary DeMuth, author of “The Wall Around Your Heart” said, “An untold story never heals.” Break the Silence is designed to provide a safe place for sexual assault survivors to break their silence, so that healing can begin. Additionally, we equip survivors with the tools to rise above the past, not allowing it to define them negatively. Since they survived this traumatic experience, it is critical that they realize there is a specific and unique purpose for their lives. According to Jacques McNeil, “There is Life, Hope, Healing, and Forgiveness on the other side of the Abuse.” Jacques McNeil is the Founder of Break the Silence and First Lady of Transforming Lives Community Church. TLCC is dedicated to empowering those who we encounter to be agents of transformation, restoration, deliverance and growth, which will lead to hope and healing. As a sexual assault survivor, she personally understands the power of breaking the silence. She is an advocate for all who have survived sexual assault, and she is committed to providing hope and a place for healing to manifest in the lives of those who have been violated.
Join us for YTH Live (hashtag #ythlive) from April 26–28, 2015 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. YTH Live is the premier conference for trailblazing technology that is advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults, and other underserved populations. Each year, the brightest minds in youth advocacy, health, and technology gather at YTH Live to showcase what works, share ideas and learnings, and launch new collaborations. Over 600 intergenerational attendees are expected in 2015, with a global audience of more than 2,000 participating online. Come to YTH Live to find out what’s new, what’s happening right now, and what’s next in the field of youth health tech. Connect with the vibrant thinkers, makers, and do-ers in the YTH Live community and take what you learn to improve the lives of the youth you serve and support.
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.
The purpose of this training program is to train local civilian victim advocates on building effective partnerships with local military installations to enhance and extend the system of support for sexual assault victims in the military. With the knowledge gained through this training process and their own expertise in sexual assault, local civilian victim advocates will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations.To prepare for the 2014 series of training events, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) through its Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) and in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), have updated the training curriculum to reflect FY2013 DoD data and new victim assistance related programs and policies.
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