Date/Time: 
04/01/2013 - 8:00am to 04/02/2013 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Des Moines, Iowa
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Des Moines - Northwest

City: 
Des Moines
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Arte Sana; Co-Sponsor: Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Arte Sana and Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Contact Website: 
http://www.arte-sana.com/nuestras_voces/2013/nuestras_voces.htm
Description: 

Save the DateThe Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference will travel out of Texas for the very first time in 2013!  The conference will be held in Iowa in partnership with the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assatul. 

Date/Time: 
07/24/2014 - 3:00pm
Location
City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
SAMHSA
Description: 

This webinar will explore the principles of youth development, and what girls say they need for ongoing recovery. Participants will leave feeling inspired and motivated with new ideas and resources for empowering and supporting girls’ in their recovery.

Date/Time: 
04/25/2014 - 8:00am
Location
Address: 

TJ Auditorium at REading Hosptial
Reading, PA

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Reading Hosptial and Medical Center
Description: 

Help to Celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness Month by attending Reading Hospital's Fist Annual Sexual Assault Conference: Time is Evidence, Presented by the Emergency Department's SANE Team. Topics discussed will be:

  • Pediatric Sexual Assault
  • Male Victims
  • Suspect Exams
  • Strangulation
  • Mock Trial Simulation

For questions, please email Jessica Drexler.

Date/Time: 
02/06/2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Description: 

Just Detention International is a international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention. "The Right Response: Addressing Sexual Abuse in Large, Urban Jails" is the third in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in jails. This JDI webinar will help advocates develop a better understanding of the crisis of sexual abuse in large, urban jails. The session will review the obstacles to providing victim services in such facilities, such as the high levels of need among inmates. Participants will hear from expert speakers on how to conduct hospital accompaniments, handle hotline calls, and deliver vital-in person services. The webinar will also review the new opportunities to expand inmate services afforded by the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards, which are binding on jails nationwide. 

The session will feature a conversation between a community-based victim services advocate and the administrator of a large, urban jail who are collaborating on a program to address sexual abuse in the facility. They will discuss the benefits of working together, and offer tips on overcoming the challenges of working in city jails with many inmates. The session will conclude with a presentation on creating sexual assault response teams, followed by a question-and-answer session. 

The series is part of JDI’s National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. The first two webinars of this series can be found in the archived webinars section of this page.

Who Should Attend: 

This webinar is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.

Register for the webinar

Date/Time: 
03/14/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
Address: 

Your computer!

Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
NCVC
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Ilse Knecht
Contact Email: 
iknecht@ncvc.org
Contact Website: 
http://victimsofcrime.org/dna/trainings
Description: 

In 2009, over 11,300 untested rape kits were discovered in a Detroit Police Department property storage facility.  With funding from the National Institute of Justice, a two and one-half year project was begun to determine why the kits went untested and to develop strategies for preventing this type of crisis from reoccurring.Kym Worthy, Wayne County Prosecutor will discuss why the kits went untested for decades and the importance of utilizing a victim-centered approach when notifying victims that their case has been re-opened. In addition, she will provide insights into the investigative process and what prosecutors need to successfully charge and convict offenders in cold case sexual assaults. Any doubts as to the value of testing older rape kits will be quickly dispelled by the project results which have already resulted in the identification of numerous serial offenders. 

Date/Time: 
03/14/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Victims of Crime
Description: 

The Untested Rape Kit Crisis and Cold Case Sexual Assault ProsecutionsIn 2009, over 11,300 untested rape kits were discovered in a Detroit Police Department property storage facility.  With funding from the National Institute of Justice, a two and one-half year project was begun to determine why the kits went untested and to develop strategies for preventing this type of crisis from reoccurring.Kym Worthy, Wayne County Prosecutor will discuss why the kits went untested for decades and the importance of utilizing a victim-centered approach when notifying victims that their case has been re-opened. In addition, she will provide insights into the investigative process and what prosecutors need to successfully charge and convict offenders in cold case sexual assaults. Any doubts as to the value of testing older rape kits will be quickly dispelled by the project results which have already resulted in the identification of numerous serial offenders.   Presenter: Kym L. WorthyOn January 6, 2004, in Detroit, Michigan, Kym Loren Worthy was sworn in as the chief law enforcement officer of Wayne County.  Surrounded by family and friends, it was a historic moment as Worthy became the first African-American, and the first woman, to become the Wayne County Prosecutor.  The 63-member bench of the Wayne County Circuit Court appointed Worthy to the position.  Worthy has run unopposed in every election.  She is strongly committed to the mission of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office i to pursue justice, to safeguard the community by demanding accountability for those who commit crimes and to enhance the quality of life by changing the culture of violence. Worthy earned her undergraduate degree in economics and political science from the University of Michigan and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame.  She is the mother of Anastasia, 16 and 4 year-old twin daughters Alessondra and Anniston.

Date/Time: 
05/14/2014 - 8:00am to 05/16/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Sirata  Beach Resort and Convention Center
5300 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Florida Coalition Against Sexual Violence (FCASV)
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
888-956-7273
Contact Email: 
information@fcasv.org
Description: 

Cutting edge workshops including:

  • Holistic Healing Through Nature: Reconnecting with the Help of Animal Companions Reports by Renae Griggs, To Ripley, With Love...
  • Providing Services to Survivors of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars by Gwyn Smith-Downes, Just Detention International and Lt Wynnie Testamark-Samuels, Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Yoga: An Innovative Approach to Working through Trauma by Maren Villavisanis, LCSW, Betty Griffin House

Highlights:

  • Prevention track: Innovations in Community Mobilization
  • Clinical track: Transformation Through a Trauma Informed Lens by Juli Alvarado, MA, LPC, Coaching for LIFE, and
  • Advanced Crisis Intervention: Contemporary Approaches by Jane Dwyer, MSW, Florida State University

Learn more about the conference.

Date/Time: 
02/13/2015 - 8:00am to 02/15/2015 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

921 SW Sixth Avenue

Portland Oregon, 97204

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Human Rights Campaign
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.hrc.org
Description: 

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association present Time To THRIVE, the 2nd annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth...everywhere!

Date/Time: 
02/20/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Principal Investigators Association
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
1-800-303-0129 x 506
Contact Email: 
info@principalinvestigators.org
Description: 

Evidence based policy and practice involve a partnership between researchers, advocacy organizations, policy makers and practitioners. Many researchers hope to change policy or practice with their research, but most are unclear about how to successfully achieve this goal.During this insightful Webinar, your expert presenter will use examples from her own experience including: translating research into policy and practice to help researchers identify an appropriate policy or practice audience; clarify what aspects of their research could be used in programs and policy; and successfully work with policy makers and practitioners to move their findings into concrete practice.For more information or registation, click here.

Date/Time: 
06/23/2014 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Tukwila, WA

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
Description: 

This training is open to therapists who are working in settings where they will be providing the entire TF-CBT therapy model to child victims and their family members. Participants should only sign up if they commit to attending both the TF-CBT training and telephone case consultations. The Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training and consultation is provided by Claudia Kirkland of Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress. The goal of this Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) components-based training and consultation is to teach the basic principles of effective trauma therapy with children and their families, and promote the consistent use of interventions that work for the variety of conditions and concerns of traumatized children/families seeking treatment.

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