Date/Time: 
04/22/2015 - 8:00am to 04/23/2015 - 4:00pm
Location
City: 
Richmond
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Description: 

Re-imagining Men's Role in the Movement to End Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence.

Featuring Men Stopping Violence, a national training institute dedicated to mobilizing men to prevent violence against women and girls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF3NuJI-VFc&feature=youtu.be

 

Date/Time: 
01/22/2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
www.fcasv.org
Description: 

College and university administrators, counselors and advocates are invited to join us on January 22, 2015 for a one-day training as we bring together national Title IX expert Lindy Aldrich, Esq.* of the Victim Rights Law Center and state responders to focus on understanding and responding to sexual violence on campus.Topic highlights include: confidentiality, trauma informed investigations, Title IX for educators, and sexual assault: fact and fiction. Registration is $95 per person. Learn more about this one-day training.

Date/Time: 
01/22/2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location
City: 
Orlando
Postal Code: 
32811
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Theresa Prichard, Esq.
Contact Phone: 
(850) 297-2000
Contact Email: 
tprichard@fcasv.org
Contact Website: 
www.fcasv.org
Description: 

Florida Council Against Sexual Violence is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to serving victims and survivors of sexual violence.  College and university administrators, counselors and advocates are invited to join us for a unique one-day training as we bring together national Title IX expert Lindy Aldrich, Esq. of the Victim Rights Law Center and state responders to focus on understanding and responding to sexual violence on campus.

 Topic highlights include:


• Title IX Basics and What Victims Should Know
• Trauma Informed Investigations
• Title IX for Educators
• Confidentiality
• Sexual Assault: Fact and Fiction

  Registration fees are $95* per person.

 *Registration cancelation fee is $25.  After 01/07/2015 cancelations will not be eligible for reimbursement.

Date/Time: 
01/12/2015 - 8:00am
Location
City: 
Dallas
Postal Code: 
75228
Country: 
254
Sponsoring Agency: 
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Clare Watkins
Contact Phone: 
214-818-2649
Contact Email: 
cwatkins@dcac.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.cvent.com/d/b4qbwt
Description: 

Workshop Description

This full day workshop will provide attendees with a fuller understanding of the grooming process and concrete, practical ways to gather information about grooming during an interview. Whether interviewing child victims, family members, or perpetrators, utilizing recent research on grooming and offense pathways can significantly improve the results of interviews. Based on victim environment and grooming research, McDonald developed victim interview protocols that include questions designed to reveal grooming practices of offenders. Her protocols have led to improved interviews, richer prosecution context, and better case outcomes. This workshop will cover the ways offenders groom a victim's environment, the steps of grooming, how to develop an
interview plan, integrating grooming information into investigations, and much more!

Date/Time: 
11/17/2014 - 8:00am
Location
City: 
Dallas
Postal Code: 
75228
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Dall
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Clare Watkins
Contact Phone: 
214-818-2649
Contact Email: 
cwatkins@dcac.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.cvent.com/d/v4q5l7
Description: 

Workshop Description


The Neurobiology of Trauma and Victim Impact-Investigative Implications will include a discussion of brain research, physical impact, the psychological aspects, health impact, spiritual dynamics, and genetic implications of trauma. The adverse childhood experience study will be reviewed and recommendations for screening and early intervention will be provided for participants. Children exposed to violence will be discussed as a newer model of thinking regarding the impact of trauma, helping multidisciplinary teams to understand that the neurobiology of trauma exceeds the scope of only family violence.


Child Sexual Exploitation Today will focus on the extraordinarily more complicated nature of child sexual exploitation. Participants will learn of child sexual abuse images and the victim impact that has led to Supreme Court arguments. In addition, professionals will discuss the reality of familial trafficking of children, the continuum of cyber-enticement to cyberbullying and cyberstalking of children, and the complex nature of children as victims of sex tourism. This presentation will also provide an in-depth discussion of the victim, offender and legal aspects of domestic minor sex trafficking with an emphasis on technology facilitation. Finally, a discussion of self-exploitation and the emerging trend of parental psychological maltreatment of children in the online world will be provided.

About Dr. Sharon Cooper

Sharon Cooper has spent more than 35 years working in the area of child maltreatment, with a particular interest in child sexual exploitation. She has provided training to all members of multidisciplinary teams as well as judges, psychologists, military commanders, and universities. Sharon is the lead author of the most comprehensive texts on child sexual exploitation and works closely with local, state, federal, and military investigators and trial counsel.

Date/Time: 
11/12/2014 - 9:00am to 11/14/2014 - 4:30pm
Location
City: 
State College
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Pennsylvanias District Attorneys Institute
Description: 

There is still time to register for the following advanced training:

Registration has been reduced for this three day training to $50.00.

Conflict Resolution  

This training will assist advocates to understand the dynamics of conflict and become conflict competent colleagues, leaders and advocates! The goals of this training include learning the neurobiology behind reactions to conflict; fostering constructive responses to conflict and applying professional ethics to guide your response to conflict. In addition, you will be able to recognize personal hot buttons contributing to conflict, understand how interpreting the world through your own diversity lens can interfere with constructive conversations to resolve conflict, and the cost of not resolving conflicts.. Through this training you will become conflict competent with clients, colleagues, supervisors, and allied professionals, as well as skilled at diffusing difficult situations and become more comfortable with confronting conflict.
    
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College, PA
Registration Limited to 25
Scholarships available
PCCD Approved Training Hours: 18

Date/Time: 
11/06/2014 - 9:00am
Location
City: 
Rockville
Postal Code: 
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault with the support of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)
Description: 

Registration Fee (training materials and lunch)

• General Public: $30
• MCASA Members: $20
• Students:$20

The annual Women of Color Network Conference will feature local and national speakers on various topics of interest, including:

• Media as a Site of Rape Culture and Racial Discrimination
• Online Safety and Security
• Hope in Hashtags: Engaging Communities of Color in Activism & Advocacy Panel

Guest speakers include:

• Debjani Roy, the Deputy Director of Hollaback!, an international movement to raise awareness about and combat street harassment.
• Soraya Chemaly, feminist writer, media critic and activist. She is a regular contributor to Salon, The Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine and CNN.
• Kaofeng Lee, Deputy Director of Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)


Through a variety of presentations, the Women of Color Conference will address the harmful and sometimes dangerous effects of popular media on our culture and ways in which social media can be harnessed as a vital tool of empowerment in combating rape culture and racial inequalities. Women of Color and their Allies welcome!

We hope to see you there!

Date/Time: 
11/17/2014 - 8:00am
Location
City: 
Dallas
Postal Code: 
75228
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Clare Watkins
Contact Phone: 
214-818-2649
Contact Email: 
cwatkins@dcac.org
Contact Website: 
http://dcac.org/Training/Lecture_series.aspx
Description: 

Join us for A Day with Dr. Sharon Cooper!
 
Dr. Cooper will speak on the topics of Brain Research & Trauma as well as Trafficking & Child Exploitation. She has spent more than 35 years working in the area of child maltreatment, with a particular interest in child sexual exploitation. This training is beneficial to all members of the multidisciplinary team and to CAC staff members.
 
When: Monday, November 17th
8:00am-4:00pm
 
Where: Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
                5351 Samuell Blvd.
                Dallas, TX 75228
 
Cost:      $99 if registered before November 10th
                $119 if registered after Nov. 10th or at the door
                Lunch is included in cost.
 
Visit the link below for registration and additional information on this training.

Date/Time: 
10/14/2014 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) & Office for Victims of Crime Trainings and Technical Assistance Center
Description: 

This is a nationwide Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) program designed to train civilian advocates about the current military response to sexual assault so that they can better assist survivors in military-involved cases. Space is limited to 35 participants, please register soon to attend the training.

Date/Time: 
10/21/2014 - 8:00am to 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society
Description: 

MVP Institutes are three-day interactive trainings designed for adults and adult educators. The Institute consists of two phases: during the first phase individuals go through the training as participants. During the second phase participants practice facilitating the MVP curriculum and create MVP implementation plans. Upon completion of the Institute, participants receive a copy of the MVP curriculum and are certified to utilize it with their direct service population. Male and female adult educators and youth service providers are encouraged to attend. The Institute is also open to other adults who are interested in exploring the topic of men's violence against women. Participants are eligible to receive 21 PDP's from the Massachusetts Department of Education. Learn more to register now.

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