Sexual Violence Prevention Network
RSVP BY WEDNESDAY, JULY 30: Sexual Violence Prevention Network Meeting – Trafficking of American Indian Women and Girls, Bemidji, MN, August 1, 2008Please come to the next meeting of the: Sexual Violence Prevention Network:
Friday, August 1, 2008, 9:50 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
North Country Regional Hospital, 1300 Anne Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 (in the Education Center)
Lunch will be provided (no charge)….R.S.V.P. Required (by Wednesday, July 30, 2008)
Contact Amy Kenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651/201-5410
Please note: requests for special accommodations must be made by Tuesday, July 22, 2008.
(Please provide name, telephone number and type of accommodation needed to Amy Kenzie)
“Trafficking of American Indian Women and Girls”
Suzanne Koepplinger, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center
Christine Stark, Writer, Poet, Visual Artist and Activist
American Indian females are being disproportionately targeted by traffickers for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation - they are victims of overall sexual violence 3 times as often as other women. Environmental conditions leading to vulnerability to predators exist on most of America’s Indian reservations, and jurisdictional complexities are barriers to reporting and prosecuting sexual assault against American Indian women. This presentation will offer an overview of the issue of trafficking, what is happening in Minnesota, and a focus on how this issue is impacting American Indian communities.
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 – Prevention Overview
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. – Presentation
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 - Lunch and small group discussions
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. – Prevention Action Activities
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Resource Sharing, Networking, Wrap up and Evaluations
***(Please be sure to bring resources to announce/share)***
Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND.
The SVPN hosts quarterly gatherings to support information sharing, networking and collaboration
Co-hosted by: The 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 Cassondra Johnson Blackbird ~~ Executive Director, Sexual Assault Program of Beltrami, Cass and Hubbard Counties ~~ for co-hosting our August program!
Don’t miss these excellent workshop offerings! Link to: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ssw/alumn_prof/professional/CEUsOnAStick/default.asp
Location: School of Social Work, Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN (U of M St. Paul Campus)
Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota - Walk for Children and Family Fun Day, St. Paul, MN, September 13, 2008Come and walk with us on September 13, 2008 at Midway Stadium in Saint Paul. Every step you take and every dollar you raise helps fund programs and services to prevent child abuse and neglect in Minnesota. Presented by WELLS FARGO, our Walk for Children Family Fun Day promises to be bigger and better this year.
WHAT CAN I DO?
• Register as a walker and raise money individually
• Sponsor a friend and help them raise money
• Join a team and raise money with your teammates
• Create a team and invite your friends to walk with you
Tell your family, neighbors, coworkers, and friends that their participation will help strengthen Minnesota families by providing the needed funds to help prevent child abuse in Minnesota. You will be joined by hundreds of people just like you for this family friendly 1.6 mile walk, people who care about children, people who pledge to be part of the solution. And best of all, it’s fun! Link to: http://www.pcamn.org/
social norms that perpetuate violence against women. Link to: http://new.vawnet.org/category/index_pages.php?category_id=808
IPV and SV disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities. Recognizing the need for programs that address prevention in minority populations, the CDC funded 10 demonstration projects in Fiscal Year 2000 to develop, implement, and evaluate culturally competent IPV/SV prevention strategies targeted for specific racial/ethnic minority groups. Preventing Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence in Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities: CDC's Demonstration Projects summarizes the work of the funded projects. The purpose of the document is to describe approaches and highlight challenges and lessons learned in the development, implementation, and evaluation of IPV/SV prevention programs for racial/ethnic minority populations.
The Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Programs Evaluation Guide presents an overview of the importance of evaluation and provides evaluation approaches and strategies that can be applied to SV and IPV programs. Chapters provide practical guidelines for planning and conducting evaluations; information on linking program goals, objectives, activities, outcomes, and evaluation strategies; sources and techniques for data gathering; and tips on analyzing and interpreting the data collected and sharing the results. The Guide discusses formative, process, outcome, and economic evaluation.
Hard copies of these publications can be ordered on-line at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/ncipc.aspx. Additional information on IPV and SV can be found on-line at www.cdc.gov/ncipc. We hope that you’ll join CDC’s efforts to promote healthy relationships and prevent IPV and SV.
New Book: So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their KidsSo Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids
(Ballantine Books) by Diane Levin and Jean Kilbourne is due out August 5. Hot young female pop stars wearing provocative clothing and dancing suggestively while singing songs with sexual and sometimes violent lyrics. These products are marketed aggressively to our children; these stars are held up for our young daughters to emulate-and for our sons to see as objects of desire.
Media literacy educators Kilbourne and Levin bring together years of insight and critique of the sexualization of children, especially girls, through entertainment media and consumer products. Themes in the book include how and why sexual content is market towards children; how children are affected by media sexualization, the effects of deregulation and commercialization of children's TV, and what parents and teachers can do about it. Due out August 5th…check your local bookstore.
* Prevention saves money
* There is a substantial return on investment in prevention
* Investments result in savings for both public and private health care payers
* High rates of saving are possible in every state
For a copy of the report link to www.preventioninstitute.org
August 25-27, 2008, CEU’s on a stick!, St. Paul, MN. Link to:
September 13, 2008, Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota - Walk for Children and Family Fun Day, St. Paul, MN. Link to:
September 23-24, 2008, Gerald D. Vick Human Trafficking Conference, St. Paul, MN. For more information call 651-265-6920 or E-mail Meghan Quinn at SPPD-HTconference2008@ci.stpaul.mn.us.
November 7, 2008, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For more information link to: www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp
November 16-19, 2008, Annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, St. Paul, MN. Link to: http://www.higheredcenter.org/natl/2008/abstracts/
November 17-21, 2008, ChildFirst Conference, Winona State University, Winona, MN. For more information call 507-457-2890.
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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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