Raksha, meaning protection in several South Asian languages, is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization for the South Asian Community. Raksha’s general direct services include crisis intervention, information and referrals, interpretation and translation, legal and general advocacy, individual and family counseling with children and adults encompassing a variety of issues facing the South Asian community. In addition to these services, we participated in a variety of community building and economic empowerment initiatives.
Our programs are designed to enrich the lives of children and families experiencing homelessness with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to break the cycles of homelessness and poverty. Our programs are designed to enrich the lives of children and families experiencing homelessness with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to break the cycles of homelessness and poverty.
- housing services
- family services
- early childhood education
- employment training services
The work of a Sexual Assault Nurse/Forensic Examiner (SANE/SAFE) is important to a community’s Sexual Assault Response Team. The practice requires skill in providing care for patients who experienced trauma, gathering medical history along with evidence for possible criminal investigations. Opportunities for peer review and support are limited, particularly in communities with part-time SANE practitioners.
Mosaic Georgia now offers monthly Peer Review Online sessions for Adolescent/Adult Forensic Medical Exams (FME). Peer Review Online (PRO) enables Sexual Assault Nurse/Forensic Examiners (SANE/SAFE) to present a case and discuss interpretation of findings, complications with the process, review documentation, request and provide feedback.
Peer Reviews are moderated by experienced SANEs to foster an environment of shared learning and skill-building. The PRO SANE program will utilize Zoom, a HIPAA-compliant web-conferencing platform. Our online peer reviews are offered every 3rd Wednesday of each month, as follows: March 18, April 15, May 20, and June 17 at 12:30pm ET.
SANE/SAFEs Earn 1 Continuing Education Credit for each PRO/SANE session.
Legal Remedies for Trafficking Survivors for Attorneys
October 3-4, 2017 Atlanta, GA
This two-day training enables attorneys and legal providers to assist survivors of human trafficking.
- Overview of Legal Definition of Trafficking
- Intake Best Practices
- Ethical Issues
- Public Benefits
- Victim Witness Advocacy
- Criminal Re-Entry/Vacatur
- Immigration Remedies
- Intro to Civil Remedies
- Best Practices Working with Multi-Disciplinary Teams
This training is free. CLE credits are available, but if CLE credits are claimed, the attorneys shall be responsible for paying the attorney fee for CLE credits pursuant to Georgia State Bar Governance Rule 8-103(C). *Space is limited -- priority will be given to Georgia-based legal providers. **Paralegals, BIA Accredited Representatives, and law students must be accompanied by supervising attorneys to register for the training.
Raksha — meaning “protection” in several South Asian languages — is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization for the South Asian community. Though we primarily serve the South Asian community, we provide services to all those who face similar barriers to justice, regardless of ability, country of origin, race, religion, caste, socioeconomic status, gender identity, age, immigration status, or sexual orientation. Raksha’s mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. Guided by values of consensus in decision-making, diversity in leadership, and the dignity and worth of every individual, Raksha strives to empower and serve the South Asian community.
Seminars have been designed primarily for professionals in mental health, medicine and nursing, law, law enforcement, education, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields. All aspects of child maltreatment will be addressed including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect. Cultural considerations will also be addressed.
Celebrating the Nurse in Forensic Nursing
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) guides national efforts to reduce the incidence, severity and adverse outcomes of intentional and unintentional injury in the United States. As the lead federal agency for injury prevention, NCIPC works closely with other federal agencies and national, state and local organizations to reduce injury, disability, and premature death caused by motor-vehicle crashes, fires, drownings, poisonings, homicides and suicides, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child maltreatment and other violent acts and preventable injuries.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) operates a 24-hour hotline for victims of sexual assault. Callers are routed automatically to the closest member rape crisis center for counseling. More than 890 centers participate in the network.