Sexual Violence Prevention E-News

October 23, 2007
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In this issue:
1. From Dr. Seuss to Pornography, October 25, 2007
2. SVPN Meeting: What Will it Take to Stop Sexual Violence on College Campuses?,  November 2, 2007
3. Training: Relationship Matters: Promoting Secure Attachments in Young Families, November 7, 2007
4. VAWA Stop Conference: Stop the Violence, November 13-15, 2007
5. 2007 College Health Summit, November 15, 2007
6. D.A.T.E. group at the Bridge
7. There's still time to participate in Let's Talk Month
8. In the news: Sexual misconduct plagues U.S. schools
9. NCMEC Halloween Safety Tips
10. Funding Alert
11. Calendar

1. From Dr. Seuss to Pornography, October 25, 2007

From Dr. Seuss to Pornography, October 25, 2007
 
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
South Central College – Conference Center Auditorium
1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN 56003
 
Cordelia Anderson, M.A., will present From Dr. Seuss to Pornography focusing on the impact of a “hyper-sexualized” culture on our children/teens and steps we can take to counter harmful trends in media, marketing, and technology to promote sexually healthy and responsible youth.  This event is FREE of charge. Continuing education certificates will be available. All are welcome: parents, grandparents, educators, childcare providers and concerned community members.  For more information or to reserve child care, please call the Council for Health Action and Promotion at 507-389-4618.

http://www.moappp.org/Documents/events/2007/CHAPLetsTalkFallKickOffEvent07.pdf 

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2. 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 Friday, November 2, 2007 at Mankato State University. 
 
        Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND.
                    Please help promote this meeting and please join us!
 
Our panel presentation topic will be:
 
     What Will it Take to Stop Sexual Violence on College Campuses? 
 

Panel Presentation:
* Lee LaDue, Sexual Assault Services Coordinator, Gender Violence Resources Office, St. Cloud State University Women’s Center;  and Michael Hernandez, Male Peer Educator, Gender Violence Resources Office, St. Cloud State University Women’s Center

* Roberta Gibbons, Associate Director of the Aurora Center, University of Minnesota; and Violence Prevention Educators, Aurora Center, University of Minnesota

* Richard Carlbom, former student from St. John’s University participating in the Center for Men’s Leadership outreach activities

Panelists will address sexual violence prevention perspectives, strategies, and initiatives on Minnesota campuses.
 
Location: Centennial Student Union, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN http://www.mnsu.edu/parking/maps.html

Lunch will be provided….R.S.V.P. Required (by Monday, October 29, 2007)
   Contact Amy Kenzie at amy.kenzie@state.mn.us 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)
 
Agenda:
  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)***
 
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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3. Training: Relationship Matters: Promoting Secure Attachments in Young Families, November 7, 2007

Relationship drives many aspects of infant development, including cognitive, emotional and social development. This interactive workshop, presented by Carol Siegel, PhD, offers an introduction to the infant mental health framework - the definition, history and current knowledge about what works - and examines implications for our work with adolescent parents and their children.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
9:00-2:00 p.m.
Center for Families, 3333 N. 4th Street, Minneapolis
 
Fee: MOAPPP member $40/Non-member $75.  Fee includes materials and lunch.
For questions contact Marilyn Colby Rivkin at marilyn@moappp.org or 651-644-1447 x15. 

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4. VAWA Stop Conference: Stop the Violence, November 13-15, 2007

Location: Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort, Granite Falls, MN
Continuing Education Credits Available
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2007
 
This conference is tailored to professionals who work with victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  There are specific tracks offered for advocates/social services, law enforcement and criminal justice/court personnel.  A special emphasis will be given for staff working with Native American victims/survivors.  All three days of the conference will appeal to any of these areas.
For more information on the conference, topics, speakers or registration visit: www.freewebs.com/vawaconference1

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5. 2007 College Health Summit, November 15, 2007

2007 College Health Summit, November 15, 2007
8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota
 
In the spring of 2007 Boynton Health Service at the University of Minnesota conducted the College Student Health Survey on fourteen Minnesota college and university campuses. Join us on November 15 as we release the results of this survey for the very first time. The resulting College Student Health Survey Reports cover seven key health topics: Health Insurance and Health Care Utilization, Mental Health, Tobacco Use, Alcohol and Other Drug Use, Personal Safety and Financial Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity, and Sexual Health. This is the most comprehensive assessment of college students ever produced in the state!
 
Summit attendees will receive a complementary copy of our seven volume Comprehensive Results report series outlining the aggregate results of all participating schools. Experts will discuss the meaning of the results and the impact these data have the health of college students and the state of Minnesota as a whole.

 
Results Preview

Among students who completed the 2007 College Student Health Survey:
 
*27.1% report being diagnosed with at least one mental health condition (e.g., depression, anxiety, panic attacks, attention deficit disorder) within their lifetime
*8.2% report using tobacco daily
*37.1% report engaging in high-risk drinking (consuming five or more alcohol drinks at one sitting within the past two weeks)
*19.3% report high credit card debt (carrying a monthly debt of $1,000 or more)
*77.6% report engaging in sexual activity within their lifetime
*10.2% who have been sexually active report being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection within their lifetime
 
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Register online or contact Maria Rangel at 612-626-5520 or mrangel@bhs.umn.edu. The deadline to register is November 5, 2007. Lunch will be provided.
http://www.bhs.umn.edu/healthdata/summit/2007/index.htm

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6. D.A.T.E. group at the Bridge

A new group has started called D.A.T.E. (Developing Awareness, Trust, & Equality), open to youth, ages 11-19, both male and female, regardless of sexual orientation. At these weekly meetings youth can discuss relationships, dating violence, warnings signs, self-esteem, emotional/physical abuse, power & control, jealousy, etc.

This on-going group is held every Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Bridge, 2200 Emerson Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

For information contact Nicki Ziegler, Youth Empowerment in Action Counselor, n.ziegler@bridgeforyouth.org 612/377-8800.

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7. There's still time to participate in Let's Talk Month

Let's Talk Month (LTM) is a community campaign during the month of October that supports parents in their efforts to talk to their children openly and honestly about relationships and sexuality. Let's Talk Month emphasizes the importance of a strong partnership between the community and the family in helping young people develop responsible and positive attitudes about sexuality. Let's Talk Month is a time when faith communities, media, businesses, schools and community agencies can assume leadership roles in supporting communication between young people and the adults in their lives. For more information and Let's Talk resources link to: http://www.moappp.org/

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8. In the news: Sexual misconduct plagues U.S. schools

"There are 3 million public school teachers nationwide, most devoted to their work. Yet the number of abusive educators, nearly three for every school day, speaks to a much larger problem in a system that is stacked against victims." Link to KARE 11's Associated Press article: http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=267870

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9. NCMEC Halloween Safety Tips

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (MCMEC) released important safety tips to remind parents and guardians about child safety and to help protect millions of “trick-or-treaters” going door to door in their neighborhoods this Halloween.

http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/NewsEventServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=3444

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10. Funding Alert

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center's October 19, 2007 Funding Alert Volume 3, Issue 1 is available: http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/FundingAlert-V3N1.pdf

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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11. Calendar

October 25, 2007, Dr. Seuss to Pornography, 6:30-8:00 p.m., North Mankato, MN. For more information call the Council for Health Action and Promotion at 507-389-4618. http://www.moappp.org/Documents/events/2007/CHAPLetsTalkFallKickOffEvent07.pdf 

November 2, 2007, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN), Mankato, MN. RSVP required, contact amy.kenzie@state.mn.us 
 
November 3, 2007, National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children (NAPSAC...formerly SAPN) annual conference. Link to www.napsac.us
 
November 7, 2007, Relationship Matters: Promoting Secure Attachments in Young Families, 9:00-2:00 p.m., Minneapolis. Contact: Marilyn Colby Rivkin at marilyn@moappp.org or 651-644-1447 x15.
 
November 13-14, 2007, Training: It's That Easy. For more information link to: www.moappp.org or contact Jocelyn Broyles: Jocelyn@moappp.org
 
November 13-15, 2007, VAWA Stop Conference: Stop the Violence, Granite Falls, MN. Link to: www.freewebs.com/vawaconference1
 
November 15, 2007, College Health Summit, Minneapolis, MN. Link to: http://www.bhs.umn.edu/healthdata/summit/2007/index.htm
 
November 30, 2007, Conference: Children's Right to a Healthy Social Environment: How to Protect them from Social Toxicity. For more information, link to www.mcfr.net

February 1, 2008, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For more information link to: www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp
 
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) http://www.nicwa.org/conference/#about or contact Isla Dane at isla@nicwa.org 503/222-4044.
 
May 1-2, 2008, 17th Annual Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP) Conference, Minneapolis, MN. For more information link to: www.moappp.org/training/conference.html .
 
May 9, 2008, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For more information link to: www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp
 
August 1, 2008, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For more information link to: www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp
 
November 7, 2008, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For more information link to: www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp
 
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Amy Kenzie
Program Coordinator,
Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone: 651-201-5410, FAX: 651/201-5800
e-mail: amy.kenzie@state.mn.us
www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp

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Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
Minnesota Department of Health
PO BOX 64882
ST PAUL MN 55164-0882
(651) 201-5484
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