Advocacy programs exist to work in partnership with survivors as they find a way to heal both mind and body. Alongside survivors and educated healthcare providers, our advocacy programs can explore trauma informed ways to meet the medical needs of survivors of sexual violence. Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project to learn more about comprehensive medical advocacy for sexual assault survivors in rural communities. This webinar will focus on the role of the advocate in finding, creating, and partnering with healthcare providers to create healing medical services for survivors.
Rural communities have a deep connection to faith and spirituality. Advocacy programs inevitably must find a way to build relationships with faith communities to provide holistic services to survivors of sexual violence. Yet many rural programs report struggling to build this connection. Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project and Anne Marie Hunter and Alyson Morse Katzman from Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse on this CALL that will bring together rural programs across the country to discuss working with faith communities. Our peer sharing calls are a space to share success, challenges, and to brainstorm together how to move forward. This call is capped at 30 participants.
We have all heard the term “trauma-informed care”, but what does it really mean? And what does it look like applied to services for sexual violence survivors? Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project to learn more about trauma informed services in rural communities. This webinar will focus on the ways we can tangibly incorporate trauma informed principles into the services we offer, our environments, and our staff culture.
Do you facilitate a sexual assault support group in a rural community? Do you wish you could connect with other support group facilitators to discuss facilitation skills, curricula, and to seek support? Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project on this CALL that will bring together support group facilitators from rural programs across the country to discuss sexual assault support groups. Our peer-sharing calls are a space to share success, challenges, and to brainstorm together how to move forward. This call is capped at 30 participants.
Rural advocacy programs typically have large spread-out service areas and a small staff to provide services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. This reality for rural programs can make it difficult to provide outreach and services to all of the many small communities within the larger service area. This webinar will focus on mobile advocacy, hiring practices and organizational culture, and outreach to rural communities. Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project to learn more about methods of structuring rural programs in order to best serve the whole community.
The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Use/Substance Use Disorders
“The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Use/Substance Use Disorders” will be presented on Tuesday October 23, 2018; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by David J.H. Garvin MSW, LMSW; Vice President, Programs and Facilities, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County and Founder, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County; and Barbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center. There is a strong correlation between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use – and correlation does not equal cause/effect nor does it define personal responsibility. Intoxication does not explain abuse or assault, excuse a perpetrator’s behaviors, or justify a person being assaulted or abused. Domestic violence/sexual assault offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use will be central to this discussion. The audience will be provided with a primmer regarding perpetrator tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the perpetrator accountable for abusive/assaultive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding the relationship between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use and substance use disorders in order to safely and effectively intervene and/or interrupt the perpetrator's behaviors and support the survivor. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about substance use disorders, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent people with addiction and their families from getting help and getting well. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is provided. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or email@example.com, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.
The goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women.
The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental or non-profit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, social work, victim's advocacy, therapy, probation/parole, campus safety and medicine who work directly with victims of crime.
April 8-11, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel, Dallas, Texas
The WY Crimes Against Children Conference and the WY Children's Justice Conference have merged to create one advanced learning opportunity:
Wyoming's Joint Symposium on Children and Youth (WyoJSCY).
Registration Is Open for the 2018
Wyoming's Joint Symposium on Children & Youth (WyoJSCY)!
We hope you will consider joining us for Wyoming's leading statewide training event in the movement to prevent child abuse and neglect, strengthen families, and end crimes against children!
The Symposium takes a multidisciplinary approach to promoting innovative methods, distinctive approaches, and promising practices in responding to crimes against children and helping children and families heal.
The WyoJSCY Committee invites you to join us at the leading statewide training event in the movement to prevent child abuse and neglect, strengthen families, and end crimes against children.