Meeting with rural survivors of sexual violence in their homes removes transportation barriers and often puts survivors more at ease than meeting in an office or a public space. And yet, many rural programs are unsure how to start the process of working with survivors in their homes. What does it mean for advocate safety? What kinds of policies and procedures should be in place? Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project on this CALL that will bring together rural program from across the country to discuss providing advocacy directly to survivors in their homes. 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 know that we are not the only support system for survivors of sexual violence. Friends, family, and partners of survivors provide emotional care and connection to survivors in our rural communities, even when they don’t have a relationship with our program. Friends and family of survivors have unique needs independent of the survivors they love and we can provide outreach and services to meet these needs. Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project for this interactive webinar to learn more about reaching friends and family of survivors and to practice the skills necessary to support the whole community.
In rural communities it is often difficult to find enough participants to start a support group, particularly when the support groups are specialized to focus on identity or type of violence experienced. In recent years more and more rural medical and mental health providers are utilizing technology to provide services, so how can we apply this same approach? Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project and two programs from rural Maine on this CALL that will bring together rural program from across the country to discuss the how-to’s of digital 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.
Advocacy programs often have high rates of turnover in staff serving the most rural parts of their service area. With staff frequently changing it can feel impossible to set up sustainable services and earn the trust of the community. What factors contribute to this turnover and how can it be avoided? Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project to learn more about supporting and mentoring rural staff, even when they live hours away from the main office.
Tourism based rural communities see an influx of visitors at specific times of the year, such as spring break, or have a high volume of visitors all year round, such as communities near national parks. These visitors can benefit our rural communities, but they can also increase the presence of sexual violence. Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project on this CALL that will bring together rural program staff from across the country to discuss how they navigate community engagement, services, and outreach to sexual violence survivors in tourism based 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. *This call is only relevant if your program is situated, at least partially, within a tourism based economy.*
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.
Internationally recognized, the Crimes Against Children Conference is the premier conference of its kind providing practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal. There were more than 4,300 professionals from around the world in 2017!
The conference is presented annually by the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department. The conference is conducted to provide training to those employed by government or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.
Safe Bars uses innovative bystander-education strategies to empower D.C.-area bar staff to stand up against sexual harassment and assault. It also trains and provides technical assistance to people and groups all over the country and internationally to start Safe Bars programs where they live.
The Breathe Network connects survivors of sexual violence with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healing arts practitioners across the country. We educate and train healing arts practitioners on the nuanced impacts of sexual violence as well as techniques to increase trauma-informed care within their practice in order to best serve the unique needs of survivors.
The Breathe Network: Building Resilience through Embodied Approaches To Healing, is a resource, referral and training network connecting survivors of sexual violence with holistic healing arts practitioners. All of the practitioners and organizations affiliated with our organization commit to offering sliding-scale, trauma-informed care. We provide training for holistic healing arts practitioners across a range of disciplines to ground them in a nuanced understanding of sexual violence, its mind, body and soul impacts, and offer them modality specific tools they can integrate within their practice.