Date/Time: 
10/07/2011 - 2:00pm to 10/09/2011 - 2:00pm
Location
Address: 

Christian Retreat Center in MD (Site disclosed to participants only)

Sponsoring Agency: 
SINCERE Ministries, Incorporated
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Minister Kesha Rand
Contact Phone: 
301.538.2971
Contact Email: 
sincereministries@gmail.com
Contact Website: 
http://www.sincereministries.org
Description: 

Hiding Place is a 3-Day Overnight Small Group Retreat for Survivors of Sexual Crime. Participants can seek sponsorship or become sponsors for someone else. This workshop is unique in its presentation of the ministry of Art as a healing conduit. Experience the healing power of specially prepared works of poetry, dance, music, mime, drama and visual art. The workshop includes personal group and individual growth sessions infused with the arts and passages from our text book ("Ravaged Relentlessly: Biblical Help for Those Overcoming Sexual Crime"), help-directed discussions and friendship building activities.

Each day is filled with devotional time led by Ministers, activities, personal prayer ministry, Bible Study of the Healing and Delivering Power of God for Survivors and available Christian Counselors if requested. Sessions on prevention will also be offered. You don't have to be a Survivor of sexual crime to attend. This is also a workshop for Believers that wish to be better equipped in the area of helping a person who asks for help. Learning to be sensitive, effective and discreet are all key skills to acquire.

This training is recommend for:

  • Survivors 
  • Leaders
  • Community Advocates
  • Mentors
  • Teachers
  • Police Officers
  • Youth Workers 

It should be noted that the workshop is open, but not all sessions are co-ed, for sensitivity reasons. There will be sessions for concerned citizens, men, women and youth, as well as general session. The cost for the entire workshop is $250 (or $50 material fee to attend without accommodations or meals).

Date/Time: 
04/05/2011 (All day) to 04/14/2011 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Valdosta State University
 Student Union Ballroom

Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Office of Health Promotions
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Health Promotions
Contact Phone: 
(229) 245-3896
Description: 

The Office of Health Promotions invites faculty, staff and students to participate in a free 12-hour Rape, Aggression, Defense course from 6-9 p.m. April 5, 7, 12 and 14 in the Student Union Ballroom. The public is also encouraged to participate in the four-part RAD class, but a $5 fee is required to cover material costs. To register, call Health Promotions at (229) 245-3896 or register online

Date/Time: 
04/27/2011 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Location
Address: 

Heritage State Park

City: 
Fall River
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Melissa Gopnik
Contact Phone: 
617.649.1271
Contact Email: 
mgopnik@barcc.org
Description: 

These Trainer of Trainers will provide an opportunity for experienced trainers to: Get trained on how to implement this training with early childhood educators; Network with other trainers interested in providing training on this topic; Take home a training binder and a CD that includes the curriculum in English and Spanish. The sessions are designed for trainers who have experience training early childhood educators, providing training on child sexual development or child sexual abuse prevention, or working from a set curriculum. Space is limited so download more information and registration form for Amherst or for Fall River.

Date/Time: 
04/25/2011 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Amherst
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Melissa Gopnik
Contact Phone: 
617.649.1271
Contact Email: 
mgopnik@barcc.org
Description: 

These Trainer of Trainers will provide an opportunity for experienced trainers to: Get trained on how to implement this training with early childhood educators; Network with other trainers interested in providing training on this topic; Take home a training binder and a CD that includes the curriculum in English and Spanish. The sessions are designed for trainers who have experience training early childhood educators, providing training on child sexual development or child sexual abuse prevention, or working from a set curriculum. Space is limited so download more information and registration form for Amherst or for Fall River.

Date/Time: 
08/08/2011 - 7:00am to 08/11/2011 - 11:30am
Location
Address: 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel Downtown Dallas, TX

City: 
Dallas
Postal Code: 
75201
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center & Dallas Police Department
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Talley
Contact Phone: 
214-515-9045 ext27
Contact Email: 
jtalley@dcac.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.cacconference.org
Description: 

A nationally and internationally-recognized conference for professionals from the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.

Date/Time: 
12/13/2011 (All day) to 12/15/2011 (All day)
Location
Address: 

JW Marriott Orlando Grand Lakes

City: 
Orlando
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
The National Center for Victims of Crime
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
The National Center for Victims of Crime
Contact Phone: 
(202) 467-8700
Contact Website: 
http://www.ncvc.org
Description: 

The National Center for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce that the Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities National Training Conference will be held December 13-15, 2011, at the JW Marriott Orlando Grand Lakes in Orlando, Florida.

Practitioners from the fields of victim assistance, disabilities advocacy, and allied professions (i.e., law enforcement, adult and child protective service workers, faith-based practitioners, prosecutors, medical practitioners/forensic examiners, mental health practitioners, and educators) should attend this unique training and collaboration opportunity.

This conference will enhance the capacity of victim service providers and allied professionals to more effectively serve people with disabilities who are crime victims.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, the Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities National Training Conference is being organized by the National Center for Victims of Crime in partnership with the Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies, the National Council on Independent Living, the National Sheriffs' Association, the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, and Davis Innovations, Inc.

Proposals are being accepted until June 24, 2011.

Scholarships are avaliable to attend the conference.
 

Date/Time: 
07/13/2011 - 8:30am to 07/15/2011 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Downtown Washington

City: 
Washington
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Men Can Stop Rape
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Joseph Vess
Contact Email: 
jvess@mencanstoprape.org
Description: 

The most comprehensive training available on engaging men in preventing men's violence against women.
Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR)’s “From Theory to Practice” Training has equipped thousands of professionals and activists in engaging men to prevent gender-based violence. Through interactive group exercises, role-playing, and multi-media presentations, "From Theory to Practice” prepares participants with the necessary skills to motivate men to take a more active role in challenging attitudes and behaviors that support rape and other forms of men’s violence against women. Past participants have included staff from government agencies, statewide and local coalitions, the US armed forces, law enforcement agencies, and universities.

Participants will learn the theory behind our comprehensive “Strength Campaign”, which is based on the social ecological model advocated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a framework for the primary prevention of gender-based violence. MCSR’s Strength Campaign includes the award-winning middle school and high school Men of Strength Club curriculum, "My Strength is Not for Hurting" public awareness campaign, and the Men Creating Change college program. Participants will also learn how to facilitate MCSR’s “Gut Check” Bystander Intervention training to build men’s and boys’ skills in pro-actively preventing violence against women.
 

Date/Time: 
04/29/2011 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Columbia Police Regional Training Center Robert M. Lemone Building 5001 Meyer Industrial Drive

City: 
Columbia
Postal Code: 
65201
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Margaret Howard
Contact Email: 
redlotusblossom@gmail.com
Description: 

What’s the Problem – Since 2006 more than 150 individuals have been identified in our state as victims of human trafficking; some have been foreign-born, some have been U.S. citizens; some have been adults, some have been minors; some have been trafficked for forced labor, others for commercial sex. These individuals have been indentified not only in Kansas City and St. Louis, but in communities around the state. Regardless of the specific circumstances, each case represents someone who has suffered a severe injustice and a violation of their personhood and their human rights.

Who Should Come – Effective action to recognize victims, to intervene and help individuals rebuild their lives, and ultimately to prevent trafficking requires a collaborative approach. Whether you are a school counselor, a local law enforcement officer, an emergency room clinician, a social worker, or another professional, you play an essential role in this effort. To eradicate human trafficking in Missouri and to empower survivors of this violence requires diverse skills and experience from many different sectors. If you have attended one of our earlier trainings (April 2010 or before), please join again. This training is more in-depth with multiple presenters from different areas of expertise.

What You Will Learn - The purpose of this training is to equip you to identify human trafficking and to collaborate with other professionals to meet the needs of survivors. Trainers include Officer Tim Thomason and Sgt. Lloyd Simons [Columbia Police Department], Carrie Tyler [Human Trafficking Outreach Manager for Centro Latino and CMSTHC], Gail Reynoso [Victim Advocate with CARDV], Margaret Howard [Advocate for Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking], child welfare professionals, and board members of CMSHTC. Social Work contact hours available; P.O.S.T. credit pending.

Partnerships a Must - Although it can be challenging to create effective and mutually trusting partnerships among social services, health care, law enforcement, and community organizations, such partnerships are absolutely essential for an effective response to this difficult crime.

Where and When - The training will be on April 29th, 2011 at the Columbia Police Regional Training Center, Robert M. Lemone Building, at 5001 Meyer Industrial Drive, Columbia, MO. Registration is at 8:30 a.m.; training is from 9 AM to 5 PM. The cost is $10.00 for the training. There will be a 75 minute break for lunch; we will have box lunches from Kaldi’s available for those who wish to eat at the site (please let us know ahead of time so we can order enough lunches; lunch is $10.00 additional). There are also some cafés a short drive from the training center.

Invite Others - Please post and share this event with your co-workers. Please come and learn how to best serve members of your community who are without a voice!

Date/Time: 
05/03/2011 (All day) to 05/06/2011 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Hotel Palomar
1121 19th Street North
 

City: 
Arlington
Postal Code: 
22209
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
AEquitas
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
AEquitas
Contact Phone: 
(202) 393-1918
Description: 

Successfully prosecuting crimes of sexual violence requires specialized knowledge and the ability to analyze and explain complex legal, medical, and scientific issues while overcoming myths about sexual assault and sexual assault victims. The National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence II (NIPSVII) is a three and one-half day advanced training course designed to provide prosecutors who have previously attended the original NIPSV or NIPSVI with the training, resources, and skills necessary to overcome emerging legal issues and challenges to successfully prosecute these difficult cases. NIPSVII delves more deeply into the concepts addressed during NIPSVI and integrates such complicated dynamics as campus sexual assault, sexually exploited victims, and victims with disabilities.

NIPSVII utilizes a highly interactive team format to engage and challenge prosecutors while providing them the opportunity to collaborate with their peers to develop more effective prosecution strategies. Attendees will also work closely with expert faculty including prosecutors, advocates, and other national experts to examine and promote the application of promising practices being implemented by other jurisdictions across the country. In addition to victim-centered, offender-focused prosecution practices, participants will enhance their understanding of criminalistics, DNA, and computer forensics as they work through complex case files based on actual cases. Attendees will also be encouraged to develop unique strategies and policies to increase victim participation and overcome defense tactics devised to bias juries and judges. Participants will leave NIPSVII prepared to engage in local multidisciplinary training and encourage innovative system-wide approaches while implementing more effective case evaluation, investigation, and preparation techniques to achieve justice in sexual violence cases.

This course is open to all prosecutors and attendance is free of charge; however, priority will be given to OVW grantees and NIPSV I attendees. There is no limit to the number of attendees from any jurisdiction. Seating is limited and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by email. NOTE: Prior attendance at NIPSV I is strongly encouraged.

Date/Time: 
04/01/2011 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Location
Address: 

Bernardine Franciscan Conference Center
460 St. Bernardine Street

City: 
Reading
Postal Code: 
19607
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Berks Women in Crisis
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Christine Gilllan
Contact Phone: 
610-373-1206
Description: 

Identifying & Responding To America’s Prostituted Youth
FREE Training!
Morning Session:
* Introduction to Domestic
Minor Sex Tracking (DMST)
* Federal/State Law DMST
* Vulnerability and Victim Identication
* Dynamics of Pimp Control
* Federal and State Law Enforcement
Roles/Cases
* Protected Innocence Initiative
* Trauma Bonds, Complex Trauma,
Strength Based-Trauma Informed Models
 
Lunch - Provided by the Bernardine
Franciscan Conference Center
 
Afternoon Session:
 BREAKOUTS:
* Law Enforcement
* Social Service Providers
* Next Steps
* Building Working Partnerships
* Professional Challenges
For registration information contact karenn@berkswomenincrisis.org.

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