Sexual Violence Prevention Network

July 02, 2009

Web conference: Building Broad Partnerships to Prevent Violence Against Women, July 7, 2009 or July 9, 2009

Engaging in broad partnerships is an excellent way to support a comprehensive violence against women prevention strategy. This web conference will help community organizations that engage in such prevention partnerships, and discuss the strategies needed to support and maintain such partnerships over time.

Host: David Lee, Prevention Connection, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
    http://www.preventconnect.org/
    http://www.calcasa.org/
Presenters: Larry Cohen, Rachel Davis and Christine Chang, Prevention Institute
    http://preventioninstitute.org/index.html
Guests: Tony Porter, A Call to Men
    http://www.acalltomen.org/
    KC Wagner, Director of Workplace Issues, ILR School, Cornell University, New York Labor Union Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Safe@Work Coalition
    http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/
    Biography: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/directory/kcw8/biography.htm

Objectives: Understand the role of engaging diverse sectors in the movement to end violence against women.
Identify promising strategies for partnering with diverse sectors in the movement.
Explore the challenges and opportunities of expanding partnerships to build a broader movement for primary prevention of VAW
Cost: Free

This webconference is offered twice. The 2nd session is a repeat of the 1st session. The same content will be presented in the 2nd session, though the presenters and guests for the 2nd session may vary.

1st Session: Tuesday, July 7, 2009
2nd Session (Repeat of 1st Session): Thursday, July 9, 2009
Register for only one. Both ninety-minute sessions will start at 11 AM Pacific Daylight Time.

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 Hold the date for the next SVPN meeting: “Sex Trafficking: A Climate Change in Minnesota” August 7, 2009, Duluth, MN

The next Sexual Violence Prevention Network meeting will be:
 
   Friday, August 7, 2009, 9:50 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
   Duluth, MN (location to be announced)

Join us for a panel presentation on:
Sex Trafficking: A Climate Change in Minnesota

Record Highs, Record Lows
Is sex trafficking a problem in Minnesota? What are the facts?
Today’s Temperature
Where do things stand today?
Forecast for Change
What can we all do to end sex trafficking in Minnesota?

Please mark your calendar for Friday, August 7. Further information will be in the next SVPN mailing. Questions? Contact Amy Kenzie (amy.kenzie@state.mn.us)
Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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Coaching Boys into Men, August 10, 2009, Blaine, MN

The Domestic Violence Council of Anoka County is hosting a free coaching event:

Coaching Boys into Men
National Sports Center
1700 105th Avenue, Blaine, MN
August 10, 2009, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

In cooperation with FOX Sports North, the Domestic Violence Council of Anoka County and the National Sports Center will kick off distribution of a publication for coaches called Coaching Boys into Men Playbook. The book is designed to help young athletes recognize and value respectful behavior among friends, role models and especially toward women and girls. Watch the Twins games and local media for details of this event for coaches of any youth team, in any sport.

For more information contact Donna McDonald at 763-422-7047.

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Free on-line training: Vulnerable Adult Mandated Reporter

The Minnesota Department of Human Services announces a free on-line training on Vulnerable Adult Mandated Reporting. This training is for mandated reporters such as county workers, care providers, law enforcement and health care professionals. Participants will:

1) know who is a mandated reporter,
2) understand what constitutes maltreatment,
3) know when and how to contact the Common Entry Point to make a vulnerable adult maltreatment report, and
4) understand the Vulnerable Adults Act.

To register, visit TrainLink:
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=Training

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 New MDH Champions Initiative Invites Minnesotans to Act to Prevent Sexual Violence

The MDH Sexual Violence Prevention Program and a host of public and private partners have developed a statewide strategic plan which includes strategies reaching all levels of society, from individual knowledge through public policy.

Minnesota Champions...Working Together to Prevent Sexual Violence is a new initiative from MDH, building on Commissioner Jim McDonough’s leadership in Ramsey County, creating a prevention plan and adopting a county resolution to end sexual violence. Additionally, Commissioner McDonough, who is also president of the Association of Minnesota Counties, sent a letter to all county commissioners, encouraging all Minnesota counties to take action to prevent sexual violence.

We invite all counties, tribal governments and tribal communities, businesses, schools, faith communities…all Minnesotans to participate in this initiative. We invite you to become Minnesota Champions! If you’re ready to champion or co-champion this issue in your community please link to the MDH Sexual Violence Prevention Program website to see Commissioner McDonough’s letter to help start conversations with your colleagues. For more information and resources, contact Amy Kenzie, 651-201-5410.  Prevention works!

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National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Report

From the National Sexual Violence Resource Center: This final report of the the National Prison Rape Commission, June 2009, proposes standards to prevent, detect, respond to and monitor sexual abuse of incarcerated or detained individuals throughout the United States.

Nine findings are discussed regarding the problems of sexual abuse in confinement and select policies and practices that must be mandatory everywhere to remedy these problems. It also covers recommendations about what leaders in government outside the corrections profession can do to support solutions.

See:
http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/reports/national-prison-rape-elimination-commission-report

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Calendar

July 7, 2009, Web conference: Building Broad Partnerships to Prevent Violence Against Women. Link to http://www.preventconnect.org/display/displayTextItems.cfm?itemID=225&sectionID=248

July 9, 2009, Web conference: Building Broad Partnerships to Prevent Violence Against Women. Link to http://www.preventconnect.org/display/displayTextItems.cfm?itemID=225&sectionID=248

August 7, 2009, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN), Duluth, MN. Contact Amy Kenzie

August 10, 2009, A Day of Renewing/Recharging/Reaffirming – Sexual Violence Prevention Action Teams. Contact Amy Kenzie (amy.kenzie@state.mn.us)

August 10, 2009, Coaching Boys into Men, Blaine, MN. Contact Donna McDonald at 763-422-7047.

August 25-27, 10th National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, New Orleans, LA. Contact Marilyn Grundy at mgrundy@nationalcac.org or 256-327-3863.

September 9-11, 2009, National Sexual Assault Conference, Alexandria, VA. Link to: http://www.nsvrc.org/nsac/

September 21-11, 2009,  14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA. Link to www.IVATCenters.org

October 6-7, 2009, MESA: Multicultural Efforts to End Sexual Assault 10th Annual Multicultural Gathering. Contact Kimber J. Nicoletti (knicolet@purdue.edu) at Purdue University.

October 19-22, 2009, Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, Middleton, WI. Contact Jim Campbell (jcampbell@dcs.wisc.edu) or Denise Nolden (dnolden@dcs.wisc.edu)

November 6, 2009, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). Contact: Amy Kenzie (amy.kenzie@state.mn.us)
 
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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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Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
Minnesota Department of Health
PO BOX 64882
ST PAUL MN 55164-0882
(651) 201-5484
injury.prevention@health.state.mn.us
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