Sexual Violence Prevention E-News
One million children each year are exploited in the global commercial sex trade. Fifty percent of all trafficking victims worldwide are children. 70-95% of the women in prostitution were sexually assaulted and/or raped, according to a study of nine countries.
The Partnering Against Trafficking Humans (PATHS) Conference will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Trask Worship Center, North Central University, 910 Elliot Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Dr. Laura Lederer, Executive Director, Office to Monitor & Combat
Trafficking of Persons, US Department of State.
Dr. Beth Grant, founder of Project Rescue.
Workshops & Panel:
Civil Society http://www.civilsocietyhelps.org/
Not For Society Campaign http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/
Christian Faith Alliance
Breaking Free http://www.breakingfree.net/
The Dwelling Place http://www.thedwellingplaceshelter.org/
To register link to www.northcentral.edu/paths or call Christina at 612-343-4140.
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A walk for survivors of sexual abuse/assault
April 27, 2008
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom
1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul
(Free parking on street and in designated areas)
Opening Ceremony @ 12:00 noon
Walk @ 12:30 p.m. (from Hewitt Ave. to University Ave. and return to
Closing Ceremony @ 2:00 p.m.
Please register by phone at 651-643-3022
Or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free t-shirt for the first 100 people registered!
Breaking Free – MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault – Partners for
Violence Prevention – Sexual Offense Services of St. Paul-Ramsey County
Department of Health
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Carmel(north side of Indianapolis), Indiana
May 7, 2008, 9:00am-4:00pm
CARe's Multicultural Gatheringis a national event that focuses on
developing strategies for the primary prevention of sexual violence in
under-served and under-represented communities. This gathering continues
to focus on ending violence and giving voice to the needs of Latina,
Muslim, Asian, African-American/Black, Tribal, Indigenous and all
Ethnically/Racially diverse and Communities of Color.
This event which is being co-sponsored by the National Sexual Violence
Resource Center(NSVRC), Bath and Body Works, Inc. and the Indiana
Coalition Against Sexual Assault (INCASA) will provide people from
under-served and under-represented communities from all over the country
the opportunity to connect and mobilize around all forms of violence.
For further information or to download registration form, please go to:
www.four-h.purdue.edu/care/main.html or e-mail email@example.com
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MOAPPP’s 17th Annual Conference
May 1-2, 2008
EarleBrown Heritage Center – Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
The MOAPPP conference offers two days of dynamic speakers, challenging
workshops and multiple opportunities to network with Minnesota
professionals committed to teen pregnancy prevention and support for
pregnant and parenting teens.
There are a number of workshops focused specifically on the
relationship between sexual violence and teen pregnancy, as well as a
variety of workshops closely related to the work you do. Research has
shown that young women and men who experience sexual violence are more
likely to experience an unplanned pregnancy. This conference is an
opportunity for us to come together, as professionals, to see how we can
work together to support youth in our community.
A sample of related conference sessions…
Keynote Address: Breaking Out of the Man Box: Shifting Cultural Norms
to Create a More Just Society Tony Porter, A Call to Men, Valley Stream,
New York. Tony Porter is an educator, activist and community leader
working in the field of social justice for over twenty years. Mr.
Porter on one of the founding members of A Call to Men: National
Association of Men Committed to ending Violence Against Women.
Wakanheza Project: Creating Welcoming Environments for Young Families.
Grit Youngquist and Darleen Simmons, Saint Paul - Ramsey County
Department of Public Health, St. Paul, MN
For a complete list of speakers and workshops,please download the
conference brochure (
) on the MOAPPP website ( http://www.moappp.org/ ).
For more information, please contact Marilyn Colby Rivkin –
outbind://153/../../2007/Publicityfirstname.lastname@example.org ), 651-644-1447
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5. Sexual Violence Prevention Network Meeting - Minnesota Men's Action
Sexual Violence Prevention Network Meeting - Minnesota Men's Action
Network: Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence
Network: Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence, Little Falls,
MN, May 9, 2008
Please come to the next meeting of the:
Sexual Violence Prevention Network
A quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and
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
Special thanks to Stephenie Och of Hands of Hope Resource Center for
co-hosting our May program!
Friday, May 9, 2008, 9:50 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
MorrisonCounty Government Center, 213 SE 1st Ave. Little Falls, MN
56345 (Meeting Room 1)
www.co.morrison.mn.us ( http://www.co.morrison.mn.us/ )
Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence
prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND.
Lunch will be provided (no charge)….
R.S.V.P. Required (by Tuesday, May 6, 2008)…Contact Amy Kenzie at
Please note: requests for special accommodations must be made by
Tuesday, April 29, 2008.
(Please provide name, telephone number and type of accommodation needed
to Amy Kenzie)
“Minnesota Men's Action Network: Alliance to Prevent
Sexual and Domestic Violence”
Men have a unique opportunity and responsibility to be involved in
sexual violence prevention. Presenters will discuss how they are
organizing men in the state, how you can involve men locally, and how
men can be most effective in aligning with women to create equal, safe
and sexually responsible relationships in our homes, our social
institutions and our communities.
Chuck Derry, Gender Violence Institute and Frank Jewel, Men As
The MN Men’s Action Network accessible from the
www.menaspeacemakers.org ( http://www.menaspeacemakers.org/ )
9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Registration
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Welcome, Introductions
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. – 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
***(Please be sure to bring resources to announce/share)***
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6. New CDC publication: Child Maltreatment Surveillance: Uniform
Child maltreatment is a significant social and public health problem in
Definitions for Public Health and Recommended Data Elements
the United States (U.S.). In 2006, child protective services confirmed
that approximately 905,000 children in the U.S. were victims of
maltreatment and 1,530 died from abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, these
numbers likely underestimate the magnitude of the problem in this
Calculation of victimization rates for child maltreatment depends on
how the definition is operationalized. Currently, the multiple sectors
(child protective services, legal and medical communities, public health
officials, practitioners, and advocates) addressing this problem use
their own definitions. This limits communication across sectors and
hampers prevention efforts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to
announce the publication of Child Maltreatment Surveillance: Uniform
Definitions for Public Health and Recommended Data Elements. This
document provides conceptual definitions of child maltreatment, presents
associated terms, and recommends data elements for voluntary use by the
public health community in the development of surveillance systems.
Hard copies of the publication can be ordered on-line at
An electronic copy is available at
Additional information on child maltreatment prevention is available
on-line at www.cdc.gov/ncipc.
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proposals under a new unified Request for Proposals process in four
* Reproductive & Sexual Rights, Health & Justice;
* US Women & AIDS Policy;
* Child Sexual Abuse Prevention;
* Katrina Women's Response/Gulf Coast Recovery
In addition, the foundation is now processing grant applications online
and all proposals must now be submitted through our new online grants
system. The Ms. Foundation for Women will no longer accept proposals
submitted by mail or email.
For more details about our funding priorities for this grant cycle and
instructions for submitting online applications, please go to
The deadline for all applications is Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 2:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time.
Target Corporation Family Violence Prevention Grants
Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
Enhancing Public Awareness and Outreach for Victims in Underserved
CFDA No.: 16.582., Grants.gov Funding Opportunity Number:
Application Deadline: April 28, 2008, 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Purpose: To raise the awareness of traditionally underserved
populations on victims’ rights as well as improve their knowledge on how
to access local services available to crime victims. Funding will
support the planning and development of victimization-focused public
awareness campaigns targeted at underserved populations which may
include, but are not limited to, victims who are immigrants with limited
English proficiency, American Indian, have disabilities, or are deaf or
Eligible Applicants: Private nonprofit organizations, including
faith-based and community-based organizations, or public agencies that
can demonstrate (1) knowledge and understanding of the victimization
issue or issues to be highlighted in the public awareness campaign; (2)
experience in the provision of victim services and advocacy; and (3)
staff resources and capability to carry out all activities required by
the funded project.
Estimated Available Funds: $350,000.
Maximum Award Size: $75,000.
Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 5.
Project Period: 18-24 months.
For more information, contact: Meg Morrow, Office for Victims of Crime,
Department of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531
Telephone: 202-305-2986, Email: email@example.com
Or go to:
Or: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/fund/dakit.htm and locate the “OVC
2008 Enhancing Public Awareness” announcement.
The Walgreens drugstore chain operates a Company Contribution Program
primarily to makes grants to nonprofit organizations in local Walgreens
Walgreen awards grants mostly to eligible nonprofits working in local
Walgreen communities, with a portion of the budget reserved for select
national organizations. The major area of focus is health—but education
also is a priority. Since our founding in 1901, Walgreen Co. and its
employees have recognized the connection between strong communities and
Eligible applicants include nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations with
501 (c)(3) status that operate within an area Walgreens serves, as well
as metro-Chicago, where its headquarters is located. See the Web site
for geographic eligibility. Also, because Walgreens is a contributor to
many local United Way campaigns across the nation, agencies which are
members of the United Way or which receive special grants or allocations
are ineligible to apply for additional support.
For more information, visit:
Reader's Digest Foundationto Donate $1 Million Based on Inspiring
Stories from the Public
The Reader's Digest Foundation has announced that it will donate a
total of $1 million to nonprofit organizations through a new initiative
called "Make it Matter."
Grants will be inspired by individuals who are taking action and giving
back to their communities in significant ways. Every month, the
foundation will select one individual's story of good deeds done and
grant $100,000 to a nonprofit organization in honor of that individual.
Reader's Digest magazine will then feature that person in its new
column, "Make it Matter."
Submissions for "Make it Matter" will be accepted by the foundation on
a rolling basis throughout 2008.
To learn more about the program and submitting a story, visit the
foundation's Web site.
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a.m., Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information contact the Fairview
Ridges Hospital Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program at
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 ( http://www.pcamn.org/ )
April 23-25, 2008, Restoring the Sacred Trails of Our Grandmothers:
Communities Healing from Sexual Violence, Morton, MN. Contact the
Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition at 651-646-4800 or
link to www.miwsac.org ( http://www.miwsac.org/ )
April 26, 2008, Partnering Against Trafficking Humans Conference,
Minneapolis, MN. To register link to www.northcentral.edu/paths or call
Christina at 612-343-4140.
April 27, 2008, Out of the Dark, Into the Light: A walk for survivors
of sexual abuse/assault, St. Paul, MN. Please register by phone at
651-643-3022 or by e-mail at email@example.com
May 1-2, 2008, 17th Annual Minnesota Organization on Adolescent
Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP) Conference, Minneapolis,
MN. For more information link to:
May 7, 2008, CARe’s 9th Annual Multicultural Gathering, Carmel,
Indiana. For further information or to download registration form,
please go to: www.four-h.purdue.edu/care/main.html or e-mail
May 9, 2008, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) - Minnesota
Men's Action Network: Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence,
Little Falls, MN. RSVP required, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
May 28-30, Annual Conference on Crime Victims, Brainerd, MN. For more
information link to: www.dps.state.mn.us/OJP
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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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
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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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