This web conference will engage participants in a discussion of popular education as a community mobilization approach rooted in social justice. We will explore the use of popular education in statewide prevention capacity building, in addition to exploring the Texas Assosication Against Sexual Assault's (TAASA) support of rape crisis centers in using the methodology themselves. The presenters will explore the benefits and challenges of using this methodology for sexual violence prevention work at both the state and local level.Learning Objectives:By the end of the series, participants will be able to:
describe the basics of popular education - principles and practice and
identify ways to engage communities in sexual violence prevention, through popular education.
Comprehensive prevention practices must include culturally competent components. Preventionists do not need to be experts on these beliefs, but must have a foundational understanding of the intersections of child sexual abuse, cultural norms, and societal pressures, to create community centered programing. In this web conference, we will highlight Indigenous communities and the work community members are doing to end child sexual abuse.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is supporting three national organizations – the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), and the Resource Sharing Project (RSP) – to partner on a novel initiative to provide training and technical assistance to enhance probation responses to cases involving sexual assault. This project aims to promote well-informed, victim-centered probation responses within the context of a comprehensive approach to sex offender management through on-site training, technical assistance, written resources, and webinars.
Please join us for the first in a series of webinars to be delivered under this national initiative. During this webinar, presenters will:
Provide an overview of this project and the resources it can offer to the field;
Highlight the importance of victim-centeredness as an underlying tenet of sex offender management efforts, including probation practices;
Summarize findings from a national needs assessment of representatives from the victim advocacy and probation/parole supervision communities regarding shared goals, current practice trends and collaborations, and decision points that have implications for enhancing victim-centered probation responses; and
Offer examples of ways in which victim-centered sex offender supervision practices are being implemented.
Anticipated presenters for this session will be:
Karen Baker, Executive Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Dr. Kurt Bumby, Project Director, Center for Sex Offender Management
Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation and Parole Association
Registration is required to participate in this webinar. The webinar will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. EST; please plan to join approximately 10 minutes early to ensure your computer’s compatibility. For inquiries regarding this webinar, please contact Stevyn Fogg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was supported by Grant #2013-TA-AX-K029 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
The Resource Sharing Project is providing this exciting 2.5-day training on enhancing sexual assault services exclusively to OVW Rural Grantees that are dual/multi-service agencies. This national conference will bring you together with your rural peers from dual/multi-service advocacy agencies all around the country to discuss concrete strategies for providing innovative services to rural sexual assault survivors. Participants will learn how to use their strengths to craft individualized plans to confront sexual violence in their rural communities through a trauma informed lens. Together, we will identify the barriers in rural communities and build on our strengths to create meaningful solutions for dual/multi-service advocacy agencies. There are only 100 seats available for this conference.
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