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October 08, 2007

Pets in the Crossfire of Family Violence to be aired again, October 14, 2007

If you missed the first airing of the Twin Cities Public Television's production of "Pets in the Crossfire of Family Violence" a  program taped at the "Building a Bridge of Hope: Interdisciplinary Conference of Family Violence and Animal Abuse"  on March 29, 2007, the next airing will be: Sunday October 14, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., on TPT- Channel 17.  This production is sponsored by: TPT, Partners for Violence, American Humane Association and Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota. Conference sponsored by: University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Partners for Violence Prevention and American Humane Association. For more information link to:

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SVPN Meeting: What Will it Take to Stop Sexual Violence on College Campuses?,  November 2, 2007

The next Sexual Violence Prevention Network meeting to be held in on November 2, 2007 at Mankato State University.  Our panel presentation topic will be: What Will it Take to Stop Sexual Violence on College Campuses?  More information will follow soon.
     Location: Centennial Student Union, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN

Lunch will be provided….R.S.V.P. Required (by Monday, October 29, 2007)
   Contact Amy Kenzie at or 651/201-5410
Please note: Requests for special accommodations must be made by Monday, October 22, 2007.
(Please provide name, telephone number and type of accommodation needed to Amy Kenzie)
  10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Registration, Welcome, Introductions
  10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. - Primary Prevention Overview
  10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Panel Presentation
  12:15 p.m. – 12:45 - Lunch and small group discussions
  12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Prevention Action Activities
  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Resource Sharing, Networking, Wrap up and Evaluations
      (Be sure to bring Resources to announce/share)
Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND.
SVPN is a quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and collaboration, Co-hosted by:
     Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
     Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs
     Minnesota Department of Health, Sexual Violence Prevention Program

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Training: It’s That Easy, November 13-14, 2007

It’s That Easy, a training for parent educators to help them teach and talk with parents about raising safe and sexually healthy children and teens, will be held on November 13-14, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in Minneapolis. The cost is $100 for MOAPPP (Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting) members, and $135 for non-members. (One can also join MOAPPP for $35, attend for $135 and get all the added benefits of being a MOAPPP member for the coming year!) Registration deadline: October 15, 2007.

This training is for those who work with families of children of any age, birth through the teen years. The training will focus on the lifelong nature of sexuality and the family’s primary role in teaching children and young people through interactions and words about relationships, values, hopes and expectations. Among the topics to be covered:
  - Where children/young people learn about sexuality and where we would LIKE them to learn about it
  - How the U.S. compares to other developed nations in key measures of sexual health, such as teen pregnancy and rates of  sexually transmitted diseases
  - Parents' own experience with sex education and how they might want to do better for their children.
  - How family attachments set the foundation for future relationships.
  - Messages parents want to send their children about relationships, sexuality, self-care and care for others.
  - Normal sexual development and guidelines about what children/young people should know at each stage.
  - Adolescent brain development and implications for sexual decision-making.
  - Managing messages from society/media - music, internet, TV, video games, advertising, etc.
  - Cultural influences
For more information link to: or contact Jocelyn Broyles:

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Conference: Children's Right to a Healthy Social Environment: How to Protect them from Social Toxicity, November 30, 2007

Keynote by James Garbarino, Ph.D., Director, Center for Human Rights of Children, Loyola University, Chicago. Conference participants will explore in depth the unique ways disciplines and systems address social toxicity. Participants will develop an understanding of the family professional's opportunity to further impact the next generation - a call to action.  November 30, 2007, University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, St. Paul, MN. For more information, link to

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26th Annual Protecting our Children Conference, National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, April 20-23, 2008

This year's conference will focus on the future of Indian child welfare and how each of us can share the important responsibility in continuing this work. For more information link to: or contact Isla Dane at 503/222-4044.

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MOAPPP Call for Presentations

The 17th Annual Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP) Conference will be held, May 1-2, 2008 (save the date). MOAPPP's annual conference brings together more than 400 health and social service providers, educators, advocates and managers who work to prevent adolescent pregnancy and support pregnant and parenting adolescents.
Call for Presentations: For information on workshop presentation proposals for this year's conference link to

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New issue of Moving Upstream

Link to: for the new issue (and archived issues) of Moving Upstream (see Vol 3, Issue 2: Moving Beyond Individual Change focusing on frameworks to help address the social environment in primary SV/IPV prevention work).

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Funding Alert

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center's October 5, 2007 Funding Alert Volume 2, Issue 18 is available:  The Funding Alert provides a synopsis of the available funding that can be used by individuals and/or agencies working to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Job Opening: Health Educator and Volunteer Coordinator

Position Description: 
The Health Educator and Volunteer Coordinator is a full-time position and is responsible for implementing the goals of the Education Program and recruiting and coordinating PCR volunteer/intern involvement. This position requires the ability to effectively coordinate, communicate and plan as well as the ability to effectively teach sexual and reproductive health lessons to diverse groups of youth, adults and parents.
Education (20 hours per week)
Provide education presentations at school and community based venues. 
Keep teachers and non-school based group leaders informed and connected to the organization.  Establish and maintain working relationships with Minneapolis and St. Paul public high school staff, non-school based organizations and school-based clinic staff in an effort to better serve adolescents.
Answer all Birds & Bees presentation requests in a timely manner.
Answer all in-coming education questions via phone and e-mail in a timely manner.
Data enter presentation information into the Education Database within a week of giving a presentation.
Initiate updates in reproductive health information for curriculum and website while sharing updates with PCR staff.
Read health updates from sources weekly and reflect knowledge in all aspects of job.
Attend professional conferences, trainings, and collaboration meetings, as deemed necessary.
Assist Health Education Director with ongoing program evaluation.

Volunteer Management (15 hours/week)
Identify volunteer projects coordinating with staff needs. Create volunteer job descriptions and instructions for standard roles at special events and activities.
Recruit and supervise the hiring of volunteers and interns.
Screen, evaluate and monitor volunteers, manage supervision of on-site volunteers.
Work with all PCR staff to meet volunteer needs of every aspect of PCR.
Maintain accurate records on volunteers. Track interests, hours and enter all information in the database.  Report stats to Health Education Director on a quarterly basis.
Plan volunteer trainings and orientations.
Coordinate and recognize volunteer contributions to the agency. Actively work to retain volunteers and event sponsors through recognition programs and events
Act as community liaison for volunteer recruitment via relationships with colleges and community groups.
Create and send out monthly volunteer alert and bi-month activist alert.
Coordinates volunteer staffing of outreach events.

Other (5 hours per week)
Serve as an expert in the community on women’s reproductive health issues, particularly abortion, as well as issues affecting low income women, women of color and young women.
Assist staff with programs and events when appropriate.
Maintain current in-office calendar in Microsoft Outlook
Support the mission and philosophy of Pro-Choice Resources
Perform other duties as assigned by the Health Education Director

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Link to for the full job description. This position is open until filled, interviews to start end of September. Email resume and cover letter to or send to 250 3rd Ave N, #625, Mpls, MN 55401.

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October 10-11, 2007, 34th Annual Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Program Sharing Conference.  For more information link to:
October 14, 2007, Pets in the Crossfire of Family Violence to be aired again on TPT. For more information link to:

November 2, 2007, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) - Mankato, MN. For more information watch for future SVPN mailings and/or link to: 
November 3, 2007, National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children (NAPSAC...formerly SAPN) annual conference. Link to
November 13-14, 2007, Training: It's That Easy. For more information link to: or contact Jocelyn Broyles:
November 30, 2007, Conference: Children's Right to a Healthy Social Environment: How to Protect them from Social Toxicity. For more information, link to
April 20-23, 2008, 26th Annual Protecting our Children Conference, National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Minneapolis, MN. For more information link to: National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) or contact Isla Dane at 503/222-4044.

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