Sexual Violence Prevention Network
Monday, November 19, 2007, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Neighborhood House at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building, 179 Robie Street East, St Paul, MN 55107
* 4:00 p.m., gather together to share information on the best ways to protect children in your own home, neighborhood, and greater community.
* 5:00 p.m., hear a short program on “Making a Commitment to Children” with a chance for everyone present to fill out their own “Commitment to Children” card to post on a community banner.
Guests will include a wide variety of dignitaries such as Rachel Paulose, U.S. Attorney, Tarryl Clark, Assistant Majority Leader of the Minnesota Senate, and Michael Campion, Commissioner of Public Safety with others who have indicated their intention to attend.
This is an event for the entire family. Green Mill Pizza will be providing pizza coupons for participants who take time at the table together to talk about safety messages and abuse prevention as a family following the event. Drawings for International Dairy Queen treats will also be held and free safety materials will be available.
For more information contact Alison Feigh, Jacob Wetterling Foundation, 651-714-4673, firstname.lastname@example.org
Twin Cities Public Television www.tpt.org will be re-broadcasting Change on December 15 at 10:00 p.m.
Thanks for helping to spread the word about Change and for all of the work you do to create more peaceful, healthy communities!
Hold the Date for: The Costs of Sexual Violence in Minnesota Conference Calls, January 4 and January 14, 2008Donna Dunn, Executive Director, MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) and Laura Hutton, Research Scientist, MN Department of Health (MDH) will present a walk through of The Costs of Sexual Violence in Minnesota report, including report highlights, how to talk about the numbers, and the variety of ways to effectively use the report in your community.
Hold either date:
January 4, 2008, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
January 14, 2008, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Registration information will be sent out soon.
Presenters include: Dr. Glen Palm, St. Cloud State University; Jacquelyn Boggess, Center for Family Policy and Practice, Madison, WI; Senator Tarryl Clark, Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota Senate; and Bill Taverner, American Journal of Sexuality Education, Morristown, NJ.
This 5th annual conference is geared toward professionals working in social services, educators, government employees, non-profit and faith-based program staff, family law professionals, public policy makers, and others interested in learning ways to promote healthy fatherhood.
Learn more online at www.mnfathers.org/summit.html or call (651) 222-7432. Descriptions of conference sessions are now available online: www.mnfathers.org/summit08program.pdf .
Included in the report... "Sexual violence: More than one in five or 22.4 percent of female students report experiencing a sexual assault in their lifetime with 6.8 percent reporting having been assaulted in the last 12 months. For male students, only 4.9 percent report being sexually assaulted in their lifetime with 1.9 percent reporting an assault within the past 12 months. Such assaults have lingering impact on students and their academic performance, Ehlinger said. Students who have been victims of sexual assault report higher rates of depression."
For more information link to: http://www.ur.umn.edu/FMPro?-db=releases&-lay=web&-format=umnnewsreleases/releasesdetail.html&-RecID=36958&-Find
Article on Sexual Assault and Alcohol: "He Got Himself Drunk--What Did He Think Was Going to Happen?"Article from the Men's Resource Center for Change: "Few commercial genres are more iconic than the typical beer ad, whose scantily clad women and sexual innuendo promise a more vibrant sex life for those who would only purchase the product. Today, these commercials reflect a youth culture that believes alcohol and sexual activity to be kin. This is ironic since alcohol is strongly correlated with several undesirable sexual outcomes, including sexual dysfunction, lessening of physical sensation, improper contraceptive usage, flawed evaluation of sexual situations, and the 900-pound gorilla of the bunch--sexual assault...." Read on: http://www.mrcforchange.org/gothimself.html
Archived Webconference Available: What New Public Opinion Research Tells Us About Men's Willingness to Support Efforts to Prevent Domestic Violence and Sexual AssaultIf you missed the October 10 web conference sponsored by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, Verizon Wireless and Prevent Connect, What New Public Opinion Research Tells Us About Men's Willingness to Support Efforts to Prevent Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, you can now download chat transcripts, handouts and the slide presentation, and listen to audio recordings online. Link to: http://www.preventconnect.org/display/displayTextItems.cfm?itemID=139§ionID=248
The Funding Alert provides a weekly synopsis of current fellowships, scholarships, and grants that may be used to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Funding Alert Volume 3, Issue 3: November 13, 2007 is now available on-line: http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/FundingAlert-V3N3.pdf
For the above Grant and Funding resources and more, link to: http://new.vawnet.org/category/index_pages?category_id=5#417
“What Will it Take to Stop Sexual Violence on Minnesota Campuses?”
The presenters were:
From the Gender Violence Resources Office http://www.stcloudstate.edu/womenscenter/gvro/ , St. Cloud State University Women’s Center, Lee LaDue , Sexual Assault Services Coordinator, and Michael Hernandez , Male Peer Educator.
From the University of Minnesota Aurora Center http://www1.umn.edu/aurora/ , Roberta Gibbons , Associate Director, and Alie Sobczak , Violence Prevention Educator.
Representing St. John's University as a former student and participant of the Men's Center for Leadership and Service http://www.csbsju.edu/menscenter/ program, Richard Carlbom .
Panelists shared information about their programs, as well as their insights about preventing sexual violence on college campuses...a very informative meeting! Thanks so much to our wonderful panelists! Lyndsay Gillingsrud, MNCASA Prevention Coordinator, gave an overview on the Prevention Institute's Spectrum of Prevention http://www.preventioninstitute.org/tools.html , and following the panel presentation, along with Donna Dunn, MNCASA Executive Director, led a discussion on primary prevention action steps around the topic of stopping sexual violence on campuses... thanks too, to Lindsay and Donna!
If you missed this meeting, below are a number of college sexual assault prevention resources shared at this meeting:
PROGRAM: NO ZEBRAS: NO EXCUSES No Zebras is the first program to focus on bystander mentality, addressing the impact of intervention on situations of sexual aggression. It stresses sexual aggression can no longer be ignored, empowering students to stand up, take a stand, and help keep others safe! These vignettes are required for all incoming freshman students at Central Michigan University. Each vignette is performed by members of the nationally recognized group Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates and each topic is supplemented by current statistical information. No Zebras is facilitated by Steve Thompson, sex crimes profile and author of No More Fear and Date/Acquaintance Rape: The Crime and Criminal the most comprehensive profile and behavior pattern of acquaintance rapists. Thompson is a national figure on the subject of sexual assault, harassment, and stalking. Preliminary evaluation ( http://www.sapa.cmich.edu/Documents/SStefanski_PlanBFin.doc ) http://www.sapa.cmich.edu/Documents/SStefanski_PlanBFin.doc shows significant decrease in participants’ rape myth acceptance. http://www.sapa.cmich.edu/ http://www.sapa.cmich.edu/Page/P_NZ.htm
One in Four: One in Four provides presentations, training, and technical assistance to men and women, with a focus on all-male programming targeted toward colleges, high schools, the military, and local community organizations. http://www.oneinfourusa.org/ http://www.wm.edu/news/?id=3888 http://media.www.sjuhawknews.com/media/storage/paper763/news/2006/09/29/News/AllMale.Rape.Prevention.Team.Founded.On.Campus-2314588.shtml?norewrite200610021508&sourcedomain=w
November 20, 2007, "Five Protective Factors," offered in 15 MN locations. Register at www.pcamn.org
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
December 15, 2007, Change, the Musical, on Twin Cities Public TV (Channel 17) www.tpt.org at 10:00 p.m.
January 2008, National Stalking Awareness Month. For more information link to http://www.ncvc.org/src/main.aspx?dbID=DB_NSAM2008739 or contact Ilse Knecht, 703-732-2446 or email@example.com
January 4, 2008, 12:00-1:30 p.m., The Costs of Sexual Violence in Minnesota Conference call. Registration information will be sent out soon.
January 14, 2008, 12:00-1:30 p.m., The Costs of Sexual Violence in Minnesota Conference call. Registration information will be sent out soon.
January 14-15, 2008, MN Fatherhood Summit, St. Cloud, MN. For information link to: www.mnfathers.org/summit.html or call (651) 222-7432. Descriptions of conference sessions are now available online: www.mnfathers.org/summit08program.pdf.
February 1, 2008, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). Topic and location to be announced soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 503/222-4044.
April 23-24, 2008, Child Abuse Prevention Conference. Prevention Works: Igniting Change for Families, St. Paul, MN. For more information link to www.pcamn.org
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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