Organized by the Office of Student Development and student interns, the second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will send men in bright red four-inch heels wobbling down Washington Avenue to raise awareness of sexual violence issues. Through registration fees and donations, the march also will support the Rape Crisis Center at For All Seasons, a nonprofit that provides mental-health services throughout Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
A $5 fee is required, with all proceeds going to For All Seasons. Each registered walk participant—male, female, heels or no heels—will receive an event T-shirt. Deadline for registering to walk in heels is April 18, however, registrations will be accepted until the start of the walk. (Rain date for the event is May 5.)
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:
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).
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Registration is now open!
On October 12-14, 2011, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host its National Conference, "Children's Justice & Safety: Unite, Build, Lead," at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
Workshops, plenaries, and presentations by leading experts and researchers will promote evidence-based practices that address emerging concerns in delinquency prevention, juvenile justice, and victimization. Topics will include crimes against children, anti-gang strategies, children's exposure to violence, disproportionate minority contact, girls' delinquency, tribal youth programs, emergency planning for juvenile justice, faith-based and community involvement, mentoring, truancy and bullying, and substance abuse, among others.
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
MCASA-WOCN's 5th Annual Conference: The Spectrum of Trauma and Prevention
This day long conference at the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD, will address the impact that trauma has on victimization rates and how trauma informed care should be considered a best practice in preventing sexual violence.
Enjoy a continental breakfast and lunch, while you learn more about the cyclical dynamics of trauma and victimization. Earn SW CEUs toward your continuing education and network with your peers in the field.
You will also hear from leaders in the field, such as:
- Andrea Blanch, Ph.D., Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs
- Luo Luo Hong, Ph.D., University of Hawaii
- Terri Pease, Ph.D., Adult Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative
Conference Information The 2010 National Meeting will include workshops and presentations in the following priority areas:
Alcohol, other drug, and violence (AODV) prevention and interventions
Violence prevention and intervention includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, domestic/relationship violence, stalking, hazing, bullying, hate crimes, harassment and physical sexual, and/or emotional abuse
Mental health and AODV prevention nexus
Campus and community AODV prevention coalitions
Evidence-based and innovative programs
AODV prevention and interventions for students representing diverse groups, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, and other areas
The connection between AODV prevention and college retention and improving graduation rates
Strategies for Justice offers an advanced training for experienced child abuse professionals in an environment that reinforces the importance of collaboration.
Participants will explore the linkages between child abuse, intimate partner violence, and animal abuse.
Medical presentations will focus on the cases that are often struggled to investigate appropriatel, such as:
Serial child torute/neglect
Strategies for Justice includes a full day of sessions dedicated to imporving our institutional responses to child victims of prostitution/human trafficking. Investigative and trial strategies will be outlined in full tracks by discipline. Strategies for Justice includes tracks addressing victim resources, victim outreach, forensic interviewing, working effectively with criminal justice, and community based task forces.
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