April 30-starting at noon until May 1, ending at 5 p.m.
The focus of the second annual Intersections training is to enhance local collaboration between victims, victim advocates, prosecutors and allied professionals to provide a comprehensive response to stalking. Conducting the training, along with state and local experts, will be the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) Stalking Resource Center and SafetyNet, a program of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. The training will highlight stalking and the use of technology in domestic and sexual violence, as well as stalking and bullying. An essential part of this training will be an opportunity for participants to learn about cutting edge forms of technology used by perpetrators, a key part of keeping victims safe and for proving a stalking case in a court of law. The agenda will provide a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions.
Topic will include:
• Overviews of stalking and technology
• Threat assessment and safety planning
• Examination of Spyware, GPS systems, cameras, information brokers, and social networking (Email IP)
• A Survivor’s story
• Police investigation including technology evidence collection
• PA laws
• Prosecution including charging strategies
• Resources for victims including civil remedies, support services, advocacy, and advanced safety planning
• Teen stalking
• Disabilities and assistive technologies
This program will offer approximately 18.25 training hours, as well as CLR credits.
This training program is brought to you through a collaboration of Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency (PCCD) Training & Networking Project, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI), Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), Coalition of Pennsylvania Crime Victim Organizations (COPCVO), Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the Office of the Victim Advocate (OVA).
Investigation and Prosecution of Strangulation Assaults Domestic Violence Offenders and Their Victims: Understanding the Deadly Dance Featured Speakers: DR. VERONIQUE VALLIERE is a licensed psychologist and has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology of Rutgers University. She has 18 years experience in the field and has worked with domestic violence offenders and their victims, sexual offenders and victims, and substance abuse. A sought-after speaker, she has published on the treatment of sexual offenders and presented on the same at national and local sexual offender conferences. She has trained Pennsylvania State Parole agents, local and state agencies, treatment professionals, police officers, and judges on violence issues. GAEL STRACK, ESQ. is a former San Diego prosecutor, who, with Dr. George MacClean, pioneered the investigation and prosecution of non-lethal strangulation in a manner that has been duplicated across the country. As a common component of domestic and sexual violence, she will offer techniques of investigation, documentation of injuries and successful prosecution that will hold perpetrators of this serious crime accountable.
Who should Attend: Participants should be representatives of a community's advocacy, service provider and criminal justice systems; e.g., battered women's advocates, social workers, physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, 911 call takers and dispatchers, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, family law attorneys, probation officers and judges.
Fee: $20.00/person (for lunch and materials) Seating is limited Please contact Laurie Jorgensen or Amy Horton (717) 671-4767 for more information.
Maternal & Family Health Services, Victims' Intervention Program, PCADV
Join us at the Hawley Silk Mill for a fun, teen-friendly night of music, games, prizes, and (of course!) food. Along the way, we’ll talk about boyfriends, girlfriends, hooking up and staying safe. Best of all, this event is free for teens 13 and up.
Jam out to live music by Alex Ramos
Get the skinny on STDs, birth control, and getting tested
Share your thoughts on sex, consent and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”
Grab your smartphone for a Text Message Q&A with Kristen and Denise, health and relationship experts
The event will focus on how faith communities can work together to combat human trafficking and support victims. Workshops will be offered 9-11am and 1-3pm. Presenters Bethany Woodcock of Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY), Kim Stoltzfus of the North Star Initiative and Lynn Kolb of Transport for Christ/Exit 58 will discuss a victim's experience and ways to help; restoration and after care for victims; and pornography, prostitution and consumer demand. This event is free.
This weekend workshop is for non-offending adult male survivors of sexual child abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, abandonment and/or neglect. Our goal is to offer a safe, encouraging, powerful environment of shared healing. The weekend will provide opportunities to engage in a variety of healing activities, including sharing of stories, writing exercises, anger work and other emotional expression, small group discussion, shared creativity, relaxation and, yes, even fun.
This is our 19th annual male survivor weekend at Kirkridge. As in previous years, if there are sufficient numbers and interest, the workshop will include a special track for survivors of abuse by clergy.
This event is for men who are actively engaged in recovery work; it is not a substitute for therapy. A letter of recommendation from a therapist must accompany the
registration form/deposit. The registration deadline for this event is August 3rd, Space is limited, so try to register early to insure your place.
Led by Mike Lew, M.Ed., and Thom Harrigan, L.I.C.S.W., of The Next Step
Counseling in Brookline, MA. Mike is author of Victims No Longer: Men Recovering
from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse and Leaping Upon the Mountains: Men
Proclaiming Victory Over Sexual Child Abuse. Thom leads groups for male survivors and has worked extensively with men recovering from sexual abuse by clergy. For more information on the leaders, http://www.nextstepcounseling.org
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