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October 09, 2009

Sexual Violence Prevention Network Meeting, November 6, 2009

Please come to the next meeting of the Sexual Violence Prevention Network, a quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and collaboration.

Co-hosted by: the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault; the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs; and the Minnesota Department of Health, Sexual Violence Prevention Program.

Friday, November 6, 2009, 9:50 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location:
Snelling Office Park Mississippi Room
1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN

Directions:
http://www.health.state.mn.us/about/sop.html#location

Lunch will be provided (no charge) however,

Registration is Required (by Wednesday, November 4, 2009), contact amy.kenzie@state.mn.us

Please note: requests for special accommodations must be made by Tuesday, October 27, 2009.

Please provide name, telephone number and type of accommodation needed to amy.kenzie@state.mn.us

Topic:

Promoting Health and Healing: Addressing the Mental Health Impacts of Sexual Assault from an Advocacy Perspective

Sexual assault and abuse can have serious mental health consequences for women and children.  Understanding the range of potential mental health needs of survivors and how to address them within an empowerment-based framework is an important part of providing services for survivors that enhance their safety and wellbeing.  This presentation will provide an overview of current research on mental health, violence, and abuse and will offer steps that advocates and other professionals can take within their agencies and organizations to address mental health issues in sensitive, appropriate, and empowering ways.

Presenter:

Phyllis Brashler, Ph.D.
Minnesota Department of Health Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Agenda:

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.

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Breaking Free’s 7th Annual Candle Light Vigil, October 27, 2009

Breaking Free presents:

7th Annual Candle Light Vigil
Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 6:00 PM
770 University Ave., St. Paul, MN

Breaking Free would like to invite everyone to join us at our 7th Annual event to end prostitution as we remember the many women and girls who have been killed while involved in prostitution and to make a statement in the community that prostitution is violence against all women and girls.

This event will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. After a brief introduction, we will all join in a short walk down University Ave (known as a high trafficked prostitution area) peacefully protesting (in cooperation with the St. Paul Police) the violence of prostitution.. We will return to 770 University Avenue and begin our presentations and candle light vigil remembering all those of whom we love and who have been killed while involved in prostitution. We will also remember Sergeant Jerry Vick for the work he has done in trying to eradicate prostitution as a Peace Officer in a kind and respectful way. He will never be forgotten. We will be joined by guest speakers.

Violence against prostituted women and girls has gone unrecognized for many years by minimizing the harm associated with it. Prostituted individuals have been treated as “throw away people” and have been left trapped in their misery without a voice. Everyone in our community is somehow impacted by this vicious cycle.

PLEASE JOIN US AS WE MAKE THIS POWERFUL STATEMENT:

“IT’S NOT OK TO BUY, SELL OR TRADE WOMEN OR GIRLS AT ANY PRICE”

For more information call (Joy) @ 651-645-6557

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!

Refreshments will be served after the program.

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Presentation: Cyber Sex Unplugged, October 13, 2009

Pride Institute presents Cyber Sex Unplugged.

Join Dr. Weston Edwards and Elizabeth Griffen for an in depth look at sexual compulsivity in relation to the Internet.

Cyber Sex Unplugged
October 13, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (lunch provided with registration fee)
Minneapolis, MN

Goals for the workshop:

Participants will have a basic understanding of both the sexual health model and behavioral treatment model to treat sexual addiction, compulsivity and other sexual concerns. During the seminar, you will develop a basic understanding of internet sexual compulsivity including recognizing the multiple venues of internet compulsivity and basic treatment approaches.

You will develop basic skills to complete a sex history and increase your comfort level to talk about sexuality. In addition, you will develop skills to work with the LGBTQ community members to better help clients address cultural barriers to sexual health.

For more information contact:

Nicky Simon-Burton, Director of Community Relations and Marketing
PRIDE INSTITUTE
14400 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Cell: 612-267-9371 , Office: (952) 934-7554, ext. 145 , (800) 54-PRIDE, www.pride-institute.com

Celebrating more than 20 Years of Caring for Our Community: GLBT Mental Health & Chemical Dependency Treatment Services

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Division of Indian Work’s Indigenous Sexuality Program: LIVE IT! October 15, 2009

If you work with Native American youth, you will want to come and learn about the Division of Indian Work’s Indigenous sexuality program called LIVE IT!

LIVE IT! Curriculum is a comprehensive sexuality education and pregnancy prevention program for youth ages 12-18, their parents, and other significant adults involved in their lives.

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Neighborhood House, Room 212, 179 Robie Street, East, St. Paul, MN 55107

Cost: $25

For more information and to register link to: http://www.extension.umn.edu/YouthWorkInstitute or call Melissa Peick, 612-624-7139

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Workshop: Working in Balance, October 19, 2009

Workshop: Working in Balance

Presented by Skip Sandman, Fond du Lac Anishinaabe & Babette Sandman, White Earth Anishinaabe

Monday, October 19, 2009, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Division of Indian Work, 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

This workshop will examine how our personal healing affects our community, home, and work lives. How do individuals who've worked toward healing themselves translate their experience into work and community? How do healthy workplace relationships contribute to healthy communities? Why do we need others for day-to-day support and for workplace collaboration? How do we build workplace relationships that empower us, instead of drain us?

Lunch will be provided.

This is a free workshop. Space is limited, please RSVP by October 16th to Nigel Perrote 612 722-8722 ext. 375.

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Let’s Talk Month Resource Sharing Meeting, October 28, 2009

Please join us on October 28th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. for a resource sharing meeting in honor of Let’s Talk Month. This meeting is open to anyone looking to gain resources to support parents and children talking about sexuality.

Bring your favorite activity, lesson plan or resource that supports parents and children talking about sexuality. Or just share what your organization is doing around Parent-Child Programming.

This is a great opportunity for STI/Pregnancy prevention folks and Sexual Violence prevention folks to get together for networking and resource sharing.

As we know, talking to children about healthy sexuality is a huge protective factor against sexual violence.

For questions and/or to RSVP, e-mail Emily Erickson eerickson@ppmns.org (or call 612-821-6186).

Meeting location:

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
1200 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

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Beyond Terminology: Gender Inclusive Sex Education, October 29, 2009

Beyond Terminology: Gender Inclusive Sex Education

October 29, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Webster Open Elementary School, 425 N 5th Street, Minneapolis

Transgender and gender non-conforming students are in every classroom and every community. Sexual health education is often tied to a binary understanding of gender, rendering transgender people invisible, perpetuating health disparities, and obscuring information that applies to everyone’s sexual health.

Using gender inclusive strategies is essential in providing quality sex education. This training will help participants build gender competencies in sexual health education via a deep understanding of gender, curriculum adaptations, and the larger context of access and health disparities for trans youth.

For more information and to register, contact Jill Farris at 651-644-1447 x18 or jill@moappp.org.

Sponsored by Annex Teen Clinic, The Birds and Bees Project of Pro-Choice Resources, MOAPPP, Out4Good, Rainbow Health Initiative and Trans Youth Support Network.

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Be There: Dads Matter, TPT Broadcasts

Check your local MN Public Television listings for the Dads Make a Difference statewide broadcast programs “Be There: Dads Matter.” This program is aimed at creating an understanding of the positive impact and role of involved fathers.

For more information contact:

Jan Hayne, Executive Director, Dads Make a Difference

jan@dadsmakeadifference.org , www.dadsmakeadifference.org


Statewide digital tptMN showing of Be There: Dads Matter is scheduled for:

Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Monday, October 26, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:30 AM

Monday, October 26, 2009 at 12:30 PM


Minneapolis/St. Paul Area - Twin Cities Public Television www.tpt.org. Look for "tptMN".

Duluth/Superior Area – WDSE www.wdse.org

Appleton Area - Pioneer Public Television www.pioneer.org

Austin/Rochester Area - KSMQ  www.ksmq.org

Bemidji/Brainerd Area - Lakeland Public Television  www.lakelandptv.org

Fargo/Moorhead Area - Prairie Public Television www.prairiepublic.org. Look for "MN Channel".

For more information on local programming link to:  http://www.tpt.org/program/digital_updates.html

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Hope for Trafficking Victims, TPT Broadcasts

Dear MN Human Trafficking Watch Member and Supporters, please check your local listings for the upcoming broadcast: “Hope for Human Trafficking Victims.”

Statewide digital tptMN showing is scheduled for:

Monday, October 26, 2009 at 10:30 PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 4:30 AM
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 4:30 PM

For more information contact Civil Society, 651-291-0713, www.civilsocietyhelps.org

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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course, January 18-22, 2010

SANE Program

This 40 hour, 4 1/2 day course is designed to give nurses basic knowledge of the role of the SANE nurse.

Program Speakers

Many agencies intersect to care for the victim of sexual assault. This course emphasizes this multidisciplinary approach and brings at least 20 experts from many disciplines together to discuss their role with respect to the victim of sexual assault.

In addition to the information presented by the co-course coordinators Ellen Johnson, Karine Zakroczymski and other SANE program personnel, this 40-hour course will include speakers from prosecution, law enforcement, advocacy, BCA, toxicology, psychiatry, and offender treatment. This breadth of speakers is intended to give the SANE a clear idea of the many facets of care provided to the victim of sexual assault and how the SANE role will intersect with each of these agencies.

The advantage of offering speakers from two different SANE programs and different counties is to give a broader view of treatment for the victim of sexual assault that is not specific to just one program. SANEs from other programs will also gain knowledge of the care for sexual assault patients that is transferable to any part of the state.

January 18-22, 2010

Unity Hospital, Lyric Building, Classroom C
7590 Lyric Lane NE, Fridley, MN 55432

Fee $150. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received. Space is limited so register early. Please include your email address so we can send a confirmation of registration by email. Registration may be cancelled by January 1st with no penalty by calling 763-236-4172. There will be no refunds if cancellation is received after January 1st.

Lunch is on your own. Class will begin promptly at 0730 and adjourn approximately 1630 on January 18, 19, 20, and 21. January 22nd class will begin at 0730 and adjourn approximately

Send completed registration and check made out to Unity Hospital to:
Karine Zakroczymski, Unity Hospital, Internal Zip 53240
550 Osborne Rd NE, Fridley, MN 55432

2010 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course Program Planners

      Ellen Johnson, RN, SANE-A, CEN
      Regions Hospital
      SANE Supervisor

     Karine Zakroczymski, RN, BSN, SANE-A
     Unity Hospital, SANE Program Manager
     550 Osborne Rd NE, Fridley, MN 55432
     763-236-4172

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Call for Workshop Proposals for International Women's Day 2010 Conference (due November 4, 2009)

Each year, The Advocates for Human Rights recognizes International Women's Day with a celebration of the diversity and strength of Minnesota women and an educational program that highlights advancements in women's rights and equality, encourages further activism, and promotes increased understanding and tolerance in our community. The IWD 2010 Steering Committee is now accepting proposals for workshops for our March 6, 2010 event.

The deadline for workshop proposals is November 4, 2009.

For more information link to http://www.mnadvocates.org/International_Womens_Day_Celebration.html

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Check out the Prevention Connection

The Prevention Connection is a national online project dedicated to the primary prevention of violence against women. Join the listerv, a forum to discuss the newest violence against women prevention efforts; register for webconferences (or download archived webconferences), contribute to their Wiki Project, and/or subscribe to their newsletter. The Prevention Connection is an excellent resource! Link to: www.preventconnect.org

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Understanding National Rape Statistics

Understanding National Rape Statistics by Dean Kilpatrick and Jenna McCauley, with contributions from Grace Mattern (September 2009).

The primary purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of how estimates of sexual violence in the United States are produced, with particular emphasis on major sources of rape statistics at the national level. Rape statistics are generated from two sources: (1) cases reported to law enforcement and (2) victimization surveys.

Link to full Summary at: VAWnet www.vawnet.org

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 Using Rapist Risk Factors to Set an Agenda for Rape Prevention

Using Rapist Risk Factors to Set an Agenda for Rape Prevention by Raymond A. Knight and Judith Sims-Knight, with contributions from Suzanne Brown-McBride (September 2009).

Rape is a serious and prevalent crime. Effective programs aimed at preventing its occurrence are essential. Yet, research shows that current rape-prevention programs are suboptimal for reducing sexually coercive behavior. We argue that to create more effective programs it is important to identify the core traits that underlie rape and to intervene at sufficiently early ages.

This article briefly reviews the empirical research on the behaviors, traits, developmental experiences, and biological antecedents that have been found to be associated with an increased probability that a male will become sexually aggressive. It attempts to differentiate correlative and causative factors and to identify gaps in our knowledge that must be addressed to develop models of etiology on which to base effective prevention programs.

We propose a model that integrates the currently available data and we make suggestions for generating more effective prevention strategies. We also urge an increased effort to conduct the research that will guide future prevention and intervention efforts.

Link to full Summary at VAWnet http://new.vawnet.org/category/Documents.php?docid=2107&category_id=477

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Tools for Change: An Introduction to the Primary Prevention of Sexual Assault

Tools for Change: An Introduction to the Primary Prevention of Sexual Assault  (Morgan J Curtis and Tim Love, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, 2009)

This document will introduce readers to primary prevention and to the concepts, terms and models that comprise this approach. It will explore the movement’s history for lessons learned and talk about how the work of preventing sexual violence connects directly and indirectly to the work that each of us in the movement does. Finally, it will help you talk the talk. We will explore the public health model and associated terminology so that you can use it if you need it (e.g., when talking with funders), but it will not be a main focus.

Link to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center: http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/articles/tools-change-introduction-primary-prevention-sexual-assault

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Calendar

Note: for additional events (to view or promote) link to the MN Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) electronic clearinghouse: http://www.mincava.umn.edu/types/11 (a great resource for MN events, articles, and more!)

Tuesday, October 7, 2009, Breaking Free 7th Annual Candle Light Vigil. Contact Joy @ 651-645-6557

October 13, 2009, Cyber Sex Unplugged, For more information contact: Nicky Simon-Burton, (952) 934-7554, www.pride-institute.com

October 15, 2009,  Division of Indian Work’s Indigenous Sexuality Program: LIVE IT! For more information and to register link to: http://www.extension.umn.edu/YouthWorkInstitute or call Melissa Peick, 612-624-7139

October 19, 2009, Workshop: Working in Balance. Contact Nigel Perrote 612 722-8722 ext. 375

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).

October 28, 2009, Let’s Talk Month Resource Sharing Meeting. For questions and/or to RSVP, e-mail Emily Erickson (eerickson@ppmns.org) or call 612-821-6186).

October 29, 2009, Beyond Terminology: Gender Inclusive Sex Education. For more information and to register, contact Jill Farris at 651-644-1447 x18 or jill@moappp.org.

October 2009, Be There: Dads Matter, TPT Broadcasts. For more information contact Jan Hayne, Executive Director, Dads Make a Difference (jan@dadsmakeadifference.org).

October 2009, Hope for Trafficking Victims, TPT Broadcasts. For more information contact Civil Society, 651-291-0713, www.civilsocietyhelps.org

November 6, 2009, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). Contact Amy Kenzie (amy.kenzie@state.mn.us).

November 12-13, 2009, Illinois Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers conference on pornography, Oak Brook, IL. For information link to: www.il-atsa.org

November 17, 2009, Prevent Child Abuse MN Videoconference Series: Emerging Research and Messages. Contact www.pcamn.org

February 5, 2010, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). Contact Amy Kenzie (amy.kenzie@state.mn.us).

March 6, 2010, International Women’s Day Celebration. For more information link to http://www.mnadvocates.org/International_Womens_Day_Celebration.html

May 14, 2010, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). Contact Amy Kenzie (amy.kenzie@state.mn.us).

August 13, 2010, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). Contact Amy Kenzie (amy.kenzie@state.mn.us).

November 5, 2010, 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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