The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) are proud to announce the second annual LGBTQ Summit, hosted by the PCAR/NSVRC LGBTQ Workgroup. This one-day summit will focus on understanding the connections between sexual violence and the LGBTQ community. Workshops will be beginner to advanced levels and include topics about the intersections of racial justice and the LGBTQ community; Queerability, people living with diasbilities who also identify as LGBTQ; healthy sexuality models for allies; and how sexual violence impacts the trans* community. In addition to networking opportunities, participants will also be invited to three open invitation caucuses (Queer, Allies, and Self-Care) for futher discussion.This event is for anyone who wants to learn more about how sexual violence impacts the LGBTQ community. Everyone, including straight allies!, are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registeration deadline is May 7th.
A cross disciplinary conference focused on the prevention, experience and responses to interpersonal violence including a research and a clinical track of presentations and workshops. Designed for academic, graduate students, and professional audiences.Registration: $150 for 4 days, $50 for single day.To register, visit the conference website and click on Inaugural REACH ConferenceFor more information contact Pearl Berman or Maureen McHugh.
This seminar will be taught by three Christian women that lived through sexual, physical, or verbal abuse either in a marriage or in their childhood. They will share with you the tools that God gave them in ther hour of need and how God made the difference in their circumstances. If you are dealing with abuse in your past or present situations this seminar is for you.Guest speakers include: Marsha Barth, author of "The Shattering" A Child's Innocence Betrayed; Theresa Johnson, Leader Women's Prison Ministry; and Donna Carr, Chairman "Step into Life Ministry"
McAndrews Law Offices and the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative
McAndrews Law Offices and the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative have teamed up to present a free, informational seminar. Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A. will present on children’s educational rights, including the school district’s obligation to address bullying in a child’s IEP. Joseph McGettigan, Esq., the successful prosecutor in the Jerry Sandusky trial will discuss the prosecution and the importance of awareness surrounding abuse. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with an attorney from McAndrews Law Offices. View more information.
Who Should Attend:Anyone wishing to become more aware of issues faced by persons referred to as "sexual minorities". This heterogeneous population also includes persons with gender identity differences.Registration:Visit website for more information and registration form.Registration must be received by close of business Wednesday, April 23, 2014.For more information contact: Pat Madigan, 800-887-6422.
The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania
It has become widely accepted that a series of high-profile child sexual abuse cases from the 1980s and early 1990s were "witch hunts." That view first took hold in the media, then it spread to the courts and to parts of academia. Painstaking original trial court research challenges the accuracy of that narrative. These findings have significant implications on the debate over "child suggestibility" and the appropriateness of "taint hearings" for children. PRESENTER Ross E. Cheit is professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University. He has a PhD and law degree from the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Cheit is an inactive member of the California bar and is Chair of the Rhode Island Ethics Commission. He spent more than fifteen years researching his new book, The Witch-Hunt Narrative (Oxford University Press).This program is free but you must preregisterby 04/11/2014 if you plan to attend.This program has been approved for two (2.0) hours of substantive law credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credits may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Social Workers may receive 2 CEUs. For CEU or CLE credit, please bring a check in the amount of $25 made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.Questions? Please call 215.573.9779
National Association of Social Workers- PA Chapter
NASW-PA In collaboration with Elizabethtown College Social Work Department presents
Sexual Violence: The Role of Self-Esteem and Its Origins by Kayla Myers, BSW intern & Jeanne Elberfeld, MD, LSW Many victims of intimate partner violence experience a cycle of abuse which affects their level of self-esteem throughout life. We will explore links that have been made between childhood experiences, self esteem, and the prevalence of abuse, as well as, how culture fits into the equation.
Registration - 5 pm Program- 5:30 - 7:30 pm 2 CEs Location: Elizabethtown College, Hoover Building Room 212 Parking - May park in lot next to building, street parking also available.
Cost: Students - FREE - pre-registration required Members - $15 Non Members - $25
Join us in strengthening the 4th Annual Philly Take Back the Night!!!
Calling all communities to unite and take a stand against domestic and sexual violence! • March to take back the streets starting at one of four locations heading to the First Unitarian Church. • Speak out and breaking the silence; storytelling and sharing about living with and surviving violence, abuse, and oppression. • A candlelight vigil to remember those still fighting, those lost to violence, and those surviving.
Marches at different locations throughout the city starting at 5:45 PM sharp.
North Point - 22nd and Fairmount – contact is Jana
South Point -- 21st and Washington -- contact is Frank
East point -- 12th and Chestnut -- contact is Christine
West Point -- 40th and Chestnut – contact is Amanda
Rally at First Unitarian (22nd/Chestnut) at 6:15 PM Speak out/breaking the Silence Stories from 6:30 PM-10 PM Shatter the silence. Stop the violence.
The speak out is open to men and women, straight or GLBTQ who are survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence; and their allies. This event is to be a safer place for those who need to speak about their experiences so they are not silent and not feeling alone.
Follow us on twitter at @TBTNPhilly Read more about how Take Back the Night started and its movement.
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