The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign encourages communities and individuals to bring healthy sexuality into the conversation on how we connect, respect and prevent sexual violence.
The 2012 SAAM campaign "It's time...to talk about it!" provides tools and resources that focus on promoting positive expressions of sexuality and healthy behaviors. Promoting healthy behaviors encourages sexual interactions and relationships that are consensual, respectful and informed. By starting the conversation, this diologue can build safe, healthy relationships.
This webinar will include: A discussion of specific scenarios and issues that might arise working with male survivors in crisis; An examination of misunderstandings and fears that might discourage a man from disclosing sexual abuse experiences; An assessment of ways that core skills might be modified to work more effectively with male survivors; A review of the effects of childhood sexual trauma on male survivors and how it sometimes differs from the effects on female survivors; and an exploration of socialized biases and beliefs about men that might impact participants’ effectiveness in working with male survivors. Learn more about this webinar.
This webinar is designed to help advocates, organizers and practitioners think about the most effective ways to approach the issue of childhood sexual abuse with men and with those who care about them. Learn more about what this webinar will include.
This webinar will explore how providers working with men in clinical or non-clinical settings can remain sensitive and receptive to a possible underlying source of many men’s negative behaviors and provide resources. Learn more about what the webinar will explore.
This webinar for social service providers, law enforcement and other professionals who work with men, provides an opportunity to consider the particular ways men may respond differently to childhood sexual abuse. Whatever your level of knowledge about working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, this interactive webinar may encourage you to rethink your current assumptions, examine your expectations and to employ a lens of masculinity to enhance your existing skills when working with men.Learn more about the webinar.
This webinar will include: A discussion of specific scenarios and issues that might arise working with male survivors in crisis; An examination of misunderstandings and fears that might discourage a man from disclosing sexual abuse experiences; An assessment of ways that core skills might be modified to work more effectively with male survivors; A review of the effects of childhood sexual trauma on male survivors and how it sometimes differs from the effects on female survivors; and an exploration of socialized biases and beliefs about men that might impact participants’ effectiveness in working with male survivors.Register now.
The Equality Movement across the globe will celebrate the life story, message, and legacy of my uncle Harvey Milk. Join thousands across the globe to honor his memory and celebrate his message of hope. We are asking you to celebrate Harvey Milk’s life story, message and legacy in celebrating globally on his birthday to give hope and inspire disenfranchised communities.
National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. The theme for 2015 is “The Voice of One, the Power of All.”
Wednesday, August 12: Session 3 - Digital Storytelling and the “Sensitive” Story: Potentials, Pitfalls, and Case Studies
Presenter: StoryCenter Staff 10 am - 12 pm PST/1 pm - 3 pm EST Register Now
If the role that sharing personal stories can play in emotional healing is so clear, why do few community-based opportunities exist for trauma survivors to connect with each other, share their experiences publicly, and demand justice? Since 1999, StoryCenter has been partnering with behavioral health, grassroots survivor support, and advocacy organizations to create compassionate listening environments where “sensitive” and stigmatized stories can be explored within local communities.
An overview of the theory, research, and practice behind our approach to addressing trauma;
An honest look at case study examples, with attention both to the ways they have made a difference and the ways they might be improved; and
A guided, interactive conversation about when sensitive stories can be impactful, in a community-based public health context, and when the challenges inherent in “representing” trauma suggests alternative approaches are appropriate.
In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, please join us for a very important webinar where presenters will be discussing both sexual assault that occurs within the context of ongoing relationships AND those that occur in a one-time interaction (e.g., at a party, among casual acquaintances, friends, etc. who are not in an ongoing intimate/romantic relationship).Presenters include a mother who will speak about her LGBTQ daughter’s experiences of sexual assault at school as well as their participation in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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