Sexual Violence Prevention Network

SVPN E-News

July 23, 2010

 SVPN Meeting/Videoconference: Sexual violence is a public health issue...let’s make it a public health priority!, Friday, August 13, 2010, St. Paul, MN

Topic:
Sexual violence is a public health issue...let’s make it a public health priority!

One in three girls and one in seven boys will be the victim of sexual violence by the age of eighteen. One in three women will be victimized at some point in her lifetime; in some communities the rates are even higher. Are you OK with that?

This is the norm. We call it endemic. To be an epidemic, the rates would have to spike even higher. This is outrageous.
 
Sexual violence prevention needs to be a public health priority! So, how do we get it there? Join our panel of prevention partners to learn more about what’s being done in Minnesota to stop sexual violence.

Panelists:
Donna Dunn, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault http://www.mncasa.org/

Nicole Matthews, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition http://www.miwsac.org/

Frank Jewell, Executive Director, Men As Peacemakers and Co-Founder, Minnesota Men’s Action Network http://www.menaspeacemakers.org/programs/mnman

Jeri Boisvert, Executive Director, Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety http://www.ojp.state.mn.us/index.htm

Patty Wetterling, Director, Sexual Violence Prevention Program, Minnesota Department of Health http://www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp/

Panel Moderator:
Mark Kinde, Injury and Violence Prevention Program Director, Minnesota Department of Health http://www.health.state.mn.us/injury/index.cfm

Friday, August 13, 2010, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Snelling Office Park, 1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN
Directions: http://www.health.state.mn.us/about/sop.html#location

Videoconference sites include St. Paul and the MDH District Offices:
Bemidji, Marshall, Duluth, Rochester, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud, and Mankato.
As well as the following government office locations:
Brainerd (Crow Wing)
Crookston (Polk)
Detroit Lakes (Becker)
Faribault (Rice)
Moorhead (Clay)
Red Wing (Goodhue)
Rochester (Olmsted)
Worthington (Nobles)
To request an additional site, contact doug.palmer@state.mn.us

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all locations (by Wednesday, August 11, 2010).
RSVP to: doug.palmer@state.mn.us indicating your name, contact information, and location you will be attending. If a special accommodation is needed, please let Doug know by August 4.

Important...NOTE NEW TIME AND FORMAT:
We are sorry to say we are no longer able to provide lunches at our SVPN meetings.
SVPN meetings are now “brown bag” events so please bring your own lunch.

AGENDA:
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Registration and Networking
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Presentation (videoconferenced portion of meeting)

Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND

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Webinar: From Girls to Women: Countering Limited Roles for Women through Norms Change, Thursday, July 29, 2010

Countering norms that reinforce limited roles for girls and women is an opportunity to prevent violence in a lasting, comprehensive way. This webinar will include lessons learned shared by innovative local advocates and audience insight highlighting strategies and efforts seeking to change norms related to gendered violence. Norms will be examined with regard to their historical context, distinct challenges, and opportunities for collaborative work.
 
July 29 at 2pm ET, 11am PT and repeated August 5 at 2pm ET, 11am PT.
To register link to:  http://www.preventconnect.org/

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Webinar: No Place Like Home: Connections between Sexual Violence and Housing, Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Research shows that sexual violence can jeopardize housing options for many victims and survivors. Additionally, research has found that a lack of affordable, safe housing can create risk factors for both sexual violence victimization and perpetration.

This webinar will draw from available research and discuss the interconnectedness of sexual violence and housing especially in rural areas. Participants will have an opportunity to hear how the Spectrum of Prevention can be used as a blueprint for community-based housing advocacy strategies.

Date: Tuesday August 17, 2010
Time: 60 Minutes: 1 PM Eastern; 12 PM Central; 11 AM Mountain; 10 AM Pacific; 9 AM Alaska; 7 AM Hawai'i
To register link to: http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=0e78821d-e1ef-40e7-a690-10e9f3c157ec

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Asian Pacific Islander Men Institute, August 19-20, 2010, Minneapolis, MN

A Call to Action:  Calling All Asian-Pacific Islander Men & Boys
   Sexism and racism: examine the intersection.
   Power and privilege: explore how they contribute to violence against women & girls.

Promoting safe and healthy families within the Asian-Pacific Islander community.

August 19-20, 2010 · 8:30am-5:30pm
Augsburg College
Minneapolis, MN
Registration Fee: Free

For more information & registration details:
E-mail: awum@awum.org
Phone: 612-724-0756

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Walk for Children to End Child Abuse, Saturday, September 18, 2010, St. Paul, MN

The 2010 Walk to End Child Abuse is on Saturday, September 18th from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the St. Paul Saints Midway Stadium, 1771 Energy Park Drive Saint Paul, MN 55108. The festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. in the family-friendly and cozy confines of the baseball park which offers lots of free onsite parking.

Of course there will be a pledge walk (a 1.5 mile affair held inside the stadium) and children will also enjoy face painting, inflatables, a baseball clinic, kid’s dash, music, and more.

For more information link to www.pcamn.org

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2010 National Latina Victim Advocate Awards

Arte Sana and the Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual: ALAS (the national Latina alliance against sexual violence) are proud to announce the 2010 National Latin@ Victim Advocate Awards.

Now, more than ever when…
-Most direct victim service websites do not include any Spanish language information for the millions of Spanish-speaking victims of gender-based violence;
-Anti-immigrant politics and budget cuts have exacerbated “help-our-own” first survival strategies among some programs;
-Countless hard-working Latinas are exposed to abuse and exploitation precisely because of their immigrant status;
-Many bilingual Latina victim advocates leave victim services due to overextension, exploitation, and tokenism; and
-Latina victim advocacy is in a grave state of catch up;

We invite you to honor those agencies and individuals who have made a meaningful difference in eliminating access barriers and engaging Latinas as partners to end sexual and intimate partner violence!
 
The five award categories:
SIN Fronteras - Community Empowerment
Artista Activista - Empowerment through the Arts
Comadre en la Lucha - Latina Leadership
Lucha - Social Change
(NEW) Página Web- Bilingual Web Access

Eligibility: Rape crisis center and domestic violence shelter websites.
Criteria: Websites that are user friendly with easy to find “Español” tabs that include at least 1,500 (non-machine translated) words regarding victim rights, available services, and agency information in Spanish.

To learn more about all of the awards and access a nomination form visit:
http://arte-sana.com/national_latina_victim_awards/national_latina_victim_awards_10.htm
www.arte-sana.com

Award recipients will be honored during Arte Sana’s “Nuestras Voces: Wise Latinas en la Lucha” conference in November.
Nomination DEADLINE: August 21, 2010.

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Article: Persistence of Sexual Behaviors in Pre-Teens

From NEARI News, Volume 3, Issue 7...Persistence of Sexual Behaviors in Pre-Teens.
by Steven Bengis, David S. Prescott, and Joan Tabachnick

The Question: Once a pre-teen has engaged in problematic sexual behaviors, will those behaviors persist over time?

The Research: William N. Friedrich and his colleagues examined the persistence of problematic sexual behaviors in 78 children who were 10-12 years old for one year in the child welfare system. Among their findings were that children living in a residential center (the most disturbed subjects in the study) were the most likely to continue their problematic sexual behaviors, and that persistence of these behaviors were more likely when the child also exhibited other concerning behaviors.

Unlike studies that examined behaviors in a group of teens with problem behaviors retrospectively, this research sought to prospectively follow a group of teens over a 12-month period to better understand whether problematic behaviors would continue or stop with/without intervention and whether the severity of the original sexual behavior problems and other conditions affected persistence. Prior to this research, only one other study examined persistence in a group of preteens (Bonner, Walker and Berliner, 2000).

Continue reading...http://www.nearipress.org/resources/newsletter

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Announcing 2 special collections available on VAW website

Preventing and Responding to Domestic & Sexual Violence in Later Life (July 2010)

This special collection brings together selected materials related to preventing and responding to elder abuse, specifically domestic and sexual violence. In doing so, it draws from the work of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and other organizations.

By focusing specifically on domestic and sexual violence (DV/SV) in later life, this special collection highlights the complexities of older people's DV/SV experiences and emphasizes collaborative and multi-pronged approaches to addressing DV/SV in later life. Accordingly, the materials included in this special collection have been organized by their relevance to key stakeholders.

http://new.vawnet.org/category/index_pages.php?category_id=1101


Reproductive Justice & Violence Against Women: Understanding the Intersections (June 2010)

The purpose of this special collection is to provide resources and an introduction to reproductive justice, focusing particularly on the connections between the elimination of reproductive oppression and domestic and sexual violence. Included is a basic definition of reproductive justice, information about the development and the history of the Reproductive Justice Movement, and related resources. Highlighted in this collection are resources that relate to the holistic well-being of women, families, and communities as it pertains to violence against women and reproductive rights and health.

"Reproductive Justice & Violence Against Women: Understanding the Intersections" makes connections between the Reproductive Justice Movement and the Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence Movements in the United States to demonstrate the necessity of collaboration. This collection was developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and the Women of Color Network.

http://new.vawnet.org/category/index_pages.php?category_id=1088

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Reproductive Health of Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Women: Examining Unintended Pregnancy, Contraception, Sexual History and Behavior, and Non-Voluntary Sexual Intercourse

Reproductive Health of Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Women: Examining Unintended Pregnancy, Contraception, Sexual History and Behavior, and Non-Voluntary Sexual Intercourse

This report presents baseline information on pregnancies, births, sexual history and behavior, contraceptive use, non-voluntary sex, and unintended pregnancy among urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women nationwide. (Urban Indian Health Institute, February 2010)

http://www.uihi.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/AIAN-Women's-Health-Report.pdf

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MCH Library releases new edition of adolescent pregnancy prevention knowledge path

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Knowledge Path is an electronic guide to resources that measure, document, and monitor adolescent pregnancy; identify risk and protective factors; and report on promising intervention strategies.

The knowledge path, published by the MCH Library with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, is intended for use by health and social service professionals, policymakers, and researchers. Separate sections identify resources for families and schools.

The knowledge path is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_adolpreg.html.

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LGBTQ Detainees Chief Targets for Sexual Abuse in Detention

Sexual abuse of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) inmates constitutes one of the most rampant and ignored human rights violations in the U.S. today.

In a 2007 academic study, funded by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and conducted at six California men’s prisons, 67 percent of inmates who identified as LGBTQ reported having been sexually assaulted by another inmate during their incarceration, a rate that was 15 times higher than for the inmate population overall.

Of the hundreds of survivors who contact JDI every year, approximately 20 percent self-identifiy as gay, bisexual or transgender.

Link to: http://www.justdetention.org/en/factsheets/JD_Fact_Sheet_LGBTQ_vD.pdf

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Funding Opportunities

NSVRC Funding Opportunities: http://www.nsvrc.org/opportunities/funding
 
Funding Alert Volume 5, Issue 13: July 8, 2010  http://new.vawnet.org/category/Documents.php?docid=2470

The FUNDING ALERT, by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2010), provides a synopsis of the available funding that can be used by individuals and/or agencies working to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

Included in this issue:

GOVERNMENT FUNDING
OVW Fiscal Year 2010 Technical Assistance Program
FY2010 National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement Program (NUCA)
Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (U123)
The Linkage to Life (L2L) Program: Rebuilding Broken Bridges for Minority Families Impacted by HIV/AIDS
Minority Community HIV/AIDS Partnership: Preventing Risky Behaviors Among Minority College Students
Partnerships Active in communities to Achieve Health Equity
Support for Pregnant and Parenting Teens and Women
National Human Trafficking Hotline, Training, and Technical Assistance Program

PRIVATE FUNDING
Enterprise-based Solutions to Poverty
Fourth Annual Global Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition
Strong Communities: Engaging Citizens, Strengthening Place, Inspiring Change
Community Relations Program
Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars

FELLOWSHIPS
Fellowship Program on Tribal Youth Justice
The Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

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Calendar

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

For another excellent resource, link to the Advocates for Human Rights Calendar:
http://www.advrights.org/The_Advocates_Events.html
 
July-August, 2010, Trainings on: A Collaborative Victim-Centered Response to Abuse in Later Life: Cross-training for Victim Services Providers. For more information contact Jan Sinna jans@mnall.org
 
July-August, 2010, FaithTrust Institute 2010 Summer Webinar Series. For more information link to http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/training/events/

July 29, 2010, Webinar: From Girls to Women: Countering Limited Roles for Women through Norms Change,  
July 29 at 2pm ET, 11am PT and repeated August 5 at 2pm ET, 11am PT. Link to: http://www.preventconnect.org/

August 3, 2010, A Summit on Chlamydia! Link to: www.health.state.mn.us/mcp .
 
August 19-20, API Men Institute, Minneapolis, MN. For more information e-mail awum@awum.org

August 13, 2010, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). Sexual violence is a public health issue...let’s make it a public health priority!  For information contact: Amy Kenzie: amy.kenzie@state.mn.us

August 17, 2019, Webinar: No Place Like Home: Connections between Sexual Violence and Housing, 1 PM Eastern; 12 PM Central; 11 AM Mountain; 10 AM Pacific; 9 AM Alaska; 7 AM Hawai'i. To register link to: http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=0e78821d-e1ef-40e7-a690-10e9f3c157ec

September 1-3, 2010, National Sexual Assault Conference, Los Angeles, CA. For more information link to CALCASA: http://calcasa.org/nsac/
 
September 12-15, 2010, 15th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, September 12-15, 2010, San Diego, CA. Link to: www.IVATCenters.org

September 18, 2010, Walk for Children to End Child Abuse, St. Paul, MN. For more information link to: www.pcamn.org
 
November 5, 2010, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact: Amy Kenzie: amy.kenzie@state.mn.us
 
November 1-2, 2010, Arte Sana National Conference, Dallas, TX. For more information link to: http://www.arte-sana.com/arte_sana.htm


Please note: This distribution list 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.

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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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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Minnesota Department of Health
PO BOX 64882
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