Sexual Violence Prevention Network
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SVPN meetings: The Sexual Violence Prevention Network, co-hosted by the MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA), the MN Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the MN Department of Health (MDH), is a quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and collaboration. Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND. At each SVPN meeting, there is time for both informal and group networking, followed by a presentation on a special prevention topic. The meetings are held quarterly, on Fridays, at various locations around the state, free of charge.
Please mark your calendars for future SVPN meetings:
February 1, 2008
May 9, 2008
August 1, 2008
November 7, 2008
Last Chance to RSVP for February 1st SVPN meeting on Sexually Exploited Youth and the Connection to HomelessnessThe next Sexual Violence Prevention Network meeting will be held in on Friday, February 1, 2008 at the Anoka County Human Service Center in Blaine, MN. 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!
Topic: Sexually Exploited Youth and the Connection to Homelessness
The intersection between sexual victimization and homeless youth has been well documented, both as an antecedent for running away and as a consequence of doing so. Panelists will discuss the major reasons for youth homelessness, the connection to sexual violence, and ideas and strategies for prevention.
Panel: Ann Gaasch, Program Director, The Bridge for Runaway Youth, Inc. www.bridgeforyouth.org
Jay Wagner, Street Outreach Worker, Streetworks
Deena McKinney, Program Supervisor of Homeless Youth Programs
Location: 1201 89th Avenue NE, Suite 300, Blaine, MN 55434 (located right off of Hwy 10/south on Hwy 65 [Central Avenue], one block to 89th) www.mapquest.com
Lunch will be provided….R.S.V.P. Required (by Tuesday, January 29, 2008)
Contact Amy Kenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651/201-5410
Please note: Requests for special accommodations must be made by Monday, January 21, 2008)
9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Registration
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - 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
***(Please 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
Web Forum: Best Practices for Building Relationships Between Victim Service Providers and the Media, January 30, 2008On January 30, 2008, at 1 p.m., the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Greg Luft and Anne Seymour on best practices for building relationships between victim service providers and the media. Participants will explore how victim service providers can work together with members of the media to promote timely, sensitive coverage of victim-related issues. Discussion topics will include best practices for helping victims cope with media coverage of their trauma and attracting positive media exposure for your program and your events, such as commemorative activities for National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Mr. Luft and Ms. Seymour and return on January 30 at 1 p.m. for the live discussion. Learn how to participate beforehand so you are ready for the discussion. http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/index.asp
* A.T. Wall (Moderator) - Director, Dept. of Corrections, State of Rhode Island
* Barbara Owen - Professor of Criminology, California State University, Fresno
* Brenda Smith - Professor of Law, American University; Commissioner, National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
* Allen Beck - Deputy Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics
February 7, 2008: 2pm - 4pm (EST), Online event. Registration required.
For more information link to: http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/spotlight.html?id=721&preview=1
Also read the new article by Stephen Goldsmith in The American, which examines outsourcing at the state level:
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Highland Park Branch Library, 1974 Ford Parkway, St. Paul
Free and open to the public
Not For Sale and So Deep a Violence are two compelling short films that address prostitution as violence against women and the links between prostitution and trafficking. These films, produced by the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women http://www.catwinternational.org/ , go beyond the myths about prostitution and sex trafficking to demonstrate clear harm and explore what the world needs to do about this massive violation of women’s human rights. Angela Bortel, Staff Attorney in the Women’s Program working on our trafficking needs assessment for the State of Minnesota, will host the discussion afterwards.
Note: Additional screening on March 6th at 12:45 p.m. at Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota, presented by the Center on Women and Public Policy.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Rauenhorst Hall, Coeur de Catherine building
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Suggestions for Social Workers and Health Care Professionals To Identify and To Assist Victims of Trafficking
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Rauenhorst Hall, Coeur de Catherine building
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Women, Economic Justice and Public Policy. Check the Center's website for more details: www.stkate.edu/justice or contact Ann Redmond, CSJ at email@example.com
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 29, 2008
Learn a wide variety of ways to build a positive school climate and connect with every student.
Workshop topics include:
• Communication: Building Foundations for Engagement With Families of Diverse Backgrounds
• Developing Student Leaders: Students Make Tremendous Difference in Climate
• Ninth Grade Academy: Everyone, Everyday … a Success
• Hearing the Talk, Now Do it
Sondra Samuels, President, PEACE Foundation
Who should attend?
Teachers, administrators, students, parents, and people who work with youth. Students are particularly encouraged to attend.
For more information contact: Jeannette Raymond at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becca Anderson at 612-728-2084
International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking, March 31-April 2, 2008, New Orleans, LAJoin fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.
March 31 - April 2, 2008, The Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
For more information and to register, link to:
A Walk to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence
Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Burnsville Center
Registration starts at 7:00 a.m., Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is a nationwide event that gives men the opportunity to stand up and not only talk-the-talk but also to walk-the-walk to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate the community about support services. Participants are asked to submit their registration forms by March 28, 2008.
For more information contact the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner
Fairview Ridges Hospital Attn: SAFE
201 E Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN 55337
Also see: The Concert to End Slavery: A-list artists performing songs around the issue of modern day slavery. http://www.concerttoendslavery.com/
Title: Anti-Violence Program Specialist-Crisis Services
Supervisor: Anti-Violence Program Manager FLSA: Non-Exempt FTE: 50%
Purpose: The Anti-Violence Program’s part time Crisis Services Specialist provides advocacy support regarding general crime related victimization including (but not limited to) harassment, hate/bias related activities, sexual assault and/or other types of victimization, while also providing domestic violence support in collaboration with other Anti-Violence Program staff
Responsibilities: Advocacy, Consulting and Training
Provide advocacy, information and referrals for individual gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community victims of crime or harassment, in conjunction with other AVP staff and the AVP Program Manager. Assist clients in obtaining legal resources and referrals. Create systems change by educating other community members, service providers and systems professions on issues relating to anti-violence work and GLBT victimization through trainings, seminars, community outreach, case consultations and other forums as necessary. Data collection regarding victimization including maintaining accurate client records. Work with AV Program Manager and other OutFront Minnesota staff to develop and distribute informational materials, and to publicize services. Work with other networks and agencies to ensure effective and sensitive services for all crime victims.
1. B.A. in related field or comparable career experience with expertise in providing direct advocacy to individuals and their families.
2. Proficiency and familiarity with the criminal justice system and medical systems as well as experience building effective collaborative relationships.
4. Strong writing and oral skills, including professional ease with providing trainings and presentations.
5. Experience in working with persons from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds.
6. Demonstrated commitment and ability to work well within and outside the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, and to be an effective advocate for social change.
For more information contact Rebecca Waggoner Kloek, OutFront Minnesota email@example.com , 612-822-0127 ext. 101 http://www.outfrontmn.org/
February 1, 2008
May 9, 2008
August 1, 2008
November 7, 2008
January 30, 2008, Web Forum: Best Practices for Building Relationships Between Victim Service Providers and the Media. For more information link to: http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/index.asp
February 1, 2008, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN): Sexually Exploited Youth and the Connection to Homelessness, Blaine, MN. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
February 1, 2008, MNCASA: A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. and February 2, at 2:00 p.m., contact MNCASA at 651-209-9993 or email email@example.com.
February 7, 2008, Online Event: Sexual Victimization in Prisons: Moving Toward Elimination. For more information link to:
February 8, 2008, Training: Every Student Connected: Working to Create Equitable Schools by Challenging Class Sterotypes and Classism. Contact Jeannette Raymond at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Becca Anderson at 612-728-2084.
February 13, 2008, Women's Human Rights Film Series: Not For Sale and So Deep a Violence, February 13, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Highland Park Branch Library, 1974 Ford Parkway, St. Paul.
February 21, 2008, First of two Anti-Sexual Trafficking Workshops: Sexual Trafficking in the U.S. and Specifically in Minnesota (the 2nd will be held on February 28, 2008). Link to the Center of Excellence for Women, Economic Justice and Public Policy. Check the Center's website for more details: www.stkate.edu/justice or contact Ann Redmond, CSJ at email@example.com.
February 26-27, 2008, Minnesota Teen Leadership Summit to End Dating and Sexual Violence. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
February 28, 2008, Second of two Anti-Sexual Trafficking Workshops: Suggestions for Social Workers and Health Care Professionals To Identify and To Assist Victims of Trafficking. Link to the Center of Excellence for Women, Economic Justice and Public Policy. Check the Center's website for more details: www.stkate.edu/justice or contact Ann Redmond, CSJ at email@example.com.
February 29, 2008, Training: Every Student Connected: It’s Possible! For more information contact: Jeannette Raymond at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becca Anderson at 612-728-2084
March 15, 2008, International Women’s Day Celebration. Contact: Mary Hunt, 612-341-3302, ext. 107, email@example.com , http://www.mnadvocates.org/International_Women_s_Day.html
March 31-April 2, 2008, International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking, New Orleans, LA.
For more information and to register, link to: http://www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=6
April, 2008 Conference: Truth Telling in Preaching: Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC. To register link to: http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/college/preachers/conferenceSchedule.shtml
April 15-16, 2008, MN Conference on Adolescent Females, “Connecting in a World of Disconnect.” Contact Sue Weyer at 651-295-8216. www.mngirls.org
April 19, 2008, Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, Registration starting at 7 a.m., Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information contact the Fairview Ridges Hospital Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program at 952-892-2714.
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 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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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
PLEASE NOTE: Sexual Violence Prevention Network E-News is brought to you by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) with support from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Contributed items are solely the responsibility of the contributors, and do not necessarily represent official views of, or endorsement by the MDH or the CDC.
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