Date/Time: 
05/18/2010 (All day) to 05/20/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

SPRINGFIELD HILTON

City: 
Springfield
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
ILLINOIS COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT
Description: 

The goal for this conference is to provide continuing education and training for sexual assault staff within ICASA’s local sexual assault crisis centers across Illinois along with allied professionals working to serve victims of sexual assault within our communities.
 
CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

  • To forge working relationships between sexual assault center staff and allied professionals;
  • To enhance the knowledge base of sexual assault issues; and
  • To provide a broad focus of expertise in the areas of counseling, advocacy, prevention education, and management.

Registration deadline is April 27, 2010.
For more information please call Susan Faupel at 217-753-4117 or e-mail sfaupel@icasa.org.

Date/Time: 
04/27/2010 (All day) to 04/30/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

The Palomar Hotel

City: 
Chicago
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
AEquitas
Description: 

The National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence (NIPSV) is a three and one-half day course designed to challenge participants to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting sexual violence crimes. NIPSV explores the complex issues faced by prosecutors in balancing offender accountability and the impact of criminal prosecution on victims. In addition to practical case evaluation and litigation skills, the curriculum addresses the development and improvement of culturally sensitive victim services by prosecutors; examines the benefits of developing a coordinated victim-centered community response; explains common injuries, relevant medical evidence and offers guidance on the use of medical experts; explores ethical issues confronted by prosecutors; and offers prosecutors the ability to redefine outcomes and the very nature of justice in sexual violence cases.

NIPSV uses hypothetical case problems, role-playing exercises, small group discussions, mini-lectures, and faculty demonstrations. Rather than reading specific case law, participants employ case evaluation, preparation, and trial skills to understand sexual violence in the various contexts in which it occurs and examine their current attitudes and practices. The highly interactive format enables prosecutors from different jurisdictions, with varied levels of experience, to learn from one another and engage in “real-life” activities that are readily transferable to their everyday work. Prosecutors who have found strategies to overcome the unique challenges in handling sexual violence cases will share their success stories and techniques. Prosecutors will leave the institute with new ideas and methods for keeping victims safe and holding offenders accountable.

Additional information and to apply

NIPSV is open to prosecutors only and attendance is free of charge. Accepted applicants are responsible for making and paying for their own travel and lodging arrangements. A limited number of scholarships related to travel and accommodations may be available upon request. Please submit scholarship requests to cmathews@aequitasresource.org for consideration.

Hosted by AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women in partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
 

Date/Time: 
05/04/2010 (All day) to 05/05/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Illinois Law Enforcement Alert System (ILEAS) Training Center
1701 East Main Street,

City: 
Urbana
Postal Code: 
61802
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime-Training and Technical Assistance Center
Description: 

Instructors: Carroll Ann Ellis & Mary Beth Williams

This training will focus on the needs of children who experience grief and trauma as a result of homicide and how victim service providers, mental health professionals, and law enforcement can work together to best serve these children. Topics include:

  • The types and effects of traumatic events such as homicide.
  • The signs of grief and trauma in children affected by a homicide and the unique challenges surrounding this experience.
  • Strategies to enhance multidisciplinary responses to the special needs of children who experience grief and trauma.
Date/Time: 
10/03/2009 - 4:00pm to 8:30pm
Location
Address: 

Central Park Band Shell
104 E Benton Avenue

City: 
Naperville
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Take Back the Night DuPage
Description: 

The purpose of Take Back the Night is to raise awareness of the problems of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault, prevent future violence and empower survivors of abuse. 4:00pm Browse booths by local organizations and displays including The Silent Witness figures, and The Clothesline Project. Live music 5:30pm Keynote Speaker 6:15pm Survivor Speak-Out and Rally 7:30pm March through downtown Naperville 8:15pm Closing Ceremony by candlelight

Date/Time: 
10/05/2009 (All day) to 10/09/2009 (All day)
Location
City: 
Chicago
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
The National Children's Advocacy Center
Description: 

Don't miss this unique training opportunity.  In addition to the instruction and group exercises, trainees will have the chance to learn from the experiences of other bilingual interviewers and hear about how other communities deal with the challenges of multi-cultural child abuse cases.  Trainees will have the opportunity to bring one of their own videotaped interviews for constructive peer review.  In addition, each of the trainers brings a variety of experience from different areas of the country to share in the training.

Pauline Lucero Esquivel, MA, LMSW, LPCC; Maria Rosales-Lambert; and Linda Cordisco Steele, MEd, LPC will provide training on topics such as:  Understanding Latino Culture, Forensic Questioning, Use of Interpreters, Beyond Language:  Barriers to Interviewing, and many more.  This training is specifically designed for child interviewers who are proficient in Spanish and conduct some or all of their interviews in Spanish. The instruction will be presented in both English and Spanish.

Training Information:

When:   October  5-9, 2009
 
Where:  Chicago, IL
 
Cost:     $949.00
For more information contact Ericka Pollitt at epollitt@nationalcac.org or 256-327-3746.

Date/Time: 
05/24/2009 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Location
Address: 

Cab's Wine Bar Bistro
430 N Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Take Back the Night DuPage
Description: 

Take Back the Night DuPage is pleased to announce a fabulous fundraising event at Cab's Wine Bar Bistro in Glen Ellyn featuring music by folk pop singer/songwriter Lisa Danielson, a featured artist and friend to Take Back the Night DuPage. Come enjoy this wonderful event with beautiful music and fabulous food, 10% of all proceeds from the night will benefit Take Back the Night. Our organization is dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. We work to prevent future violence and empower survivors of abuse and assault. www.myspace.com/takebackthenightdupage www.cabsbistro.com www.myspace.com/lisadanielsonmusic

Date/Time: 
04/26/2009 - 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Location
Address: 

North Beach Club
1211 Butterfield Road

City: 
Downers Grove
Postal Code: 
60515
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Take Back the Night-Dupage
Description: 

Take Back the Night- DuPage is proud and pleased to announce its 2nd annual Rock Away Violence concert fundraiser! Rock Away Violence will take place April 26, 2009, at North Beach, 1211 Butterfield in Downers Grove. Our 2nd annual event will begin at 5:00 PM and feature several bands, including Vertikal, F.H.O.D., Bitterson, and DJ Rhema. This event is open to all ages! Our organization is dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. We work to prevent future violence and empower survivors of abuse and assault. A portion of the proceeds from Rock Away Violence will help support the work of local crisis hotlines that assist survivors.

Date/Time: 
04/23/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Allen Hall
1005 W. Gregory Dr.

City: 
Urbana
Postal Code: 
61801
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
University of Illinois at Urbanna-Champaign
Description: 

These scenes weave together the voices of survivors of sexual assault, breaking the silence that often covers sexual violence in our society. The evening offers insight into the complex issues of resolution and moving on for survivors of sexual assault and challenges us to consider our own roles in a society in which sexual violence occurs. A discussion with the audience follows. Time: 8:00pm

Date/Time: 
04/25/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Plym Auditorium
Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
611 E. Loredo Taft Dr.

City: 
Champaign
Postal Code: 
61820
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Description: 

UIUC Alumna and HBOs Def Poetrys Kelly Tsai is a Chinese Taiwanese American spoken word performer. She has been involved in numerous arts organizing efforts and poetry slams. Kelly Tsai will perform and host an open mic night for the UIUC community as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This event is an opportunity for artistic expression around gender oppression, sexuality, violence, and self-empowerment. Time: 7:00 pm

Date/Time: 
04/24/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Scott Hall Private Dining Lounge202 E. Peabody Dr.

City: 
Champaign
Postal Code: 
61820
Description: 

These scenes weave together the voices of survivors of sexual assault, breaking the silence that often covers sexual violence in our society. The evening offers insight into the complex issues of resolution and moving on for survivors of sexual assault and challenges us to consider our own roles in a society in which sexual violence occurs. A discussion with the audience follows. Time: 8:00 pm

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