Sexual Violence Prevention Network
SVPN Meeting/Videoconference/Live Webstream: A Significant Increase in Sex Trafficking in Minnesota? What’s going on? What is Minnesota doing about it? Friday, November 5, 2010, St. Paul, MNTopic:
A Significant Increase in Sex Trafficking in Minnesota?
What’s going on? What is Minnesota doing about it?
Join us for our panel presentation/discussion and learn about
1) the recently released Schapiro Group research report on sex trafficking in Minnesota and state-wide efforts
to address the problem - from Charlotte Flowers of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota;
2) the work of the Advocates for Human Rights, including the sex trafficking needs assessment and information about sex trafficking laws in Minnesota - from Beatriz Mananteau from the Advocates for Human Rights; and
3) more on the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children, how the environment in which we live contributes to this demand,
and what we can all do to prevent it - from Cordelia Anderson of Sensibilities, Inc.
This issue affects all Minnesotans!
Charlotte Flowers, Senior Program Officer, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota http://www.wfmn.org/
Beatriz Mananteau, Staff Attorney, The Advocates for Human Rights http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/
Cordelia Anderson, Prevention Consultant, Sensibilities, Inc., http://www.cordeliaanderson.com/
Patty Wetterling, Sexual Violence Prevention Program Director, Minnesota Department of Health http://www.health.state.mn.us/injury/index.cfm
Friday, November 5, 2010, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Snelling Office Park, 1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN
Videoconference sites include St. Paul and the MDH District Offices:
Bemidji, Marshall, Duluth, Rochester, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud, and Mankato.
Additional locations available...link to: https://survey.vovici.com/se.ashx?s=56206EE354A18ECD
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all locations and for live webstream
~~~Link to: https://survey.vovici.com/se.ashx?s=56206EE354A18ECD to register~~~
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 22, 2010
(If you have registration questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If a special accommodation is needed, please e-mail Doug by October 22.)
This is a brown bag/bring your own lunch event
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.
We are also looking for Table Captains who would be willing to invite 9 others to join them at this event. Please contact us if you are able to be a Table Captain. See event info below for details.
Breaking Free's 1st Annual Benefit Breakfast
Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
This is a free event and a great way to learn more about Breaking Free’s work
RSVP required to email@example.com
The Great Hall in St. Paul
180 East Fifth Street Suite 160, St. Paul, MN 55101
(parking in the Lowertown and Galtier garages)
Building Healthy Communities: Serving Immigrant and Refugee Survivors of Domestic Violence, October 25, 2010, Minneapolis, MNMonday October 25, 2010
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55408
Schedule of Events:
- 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Resource Fair
- 2:00 p.m.: Breaking the Silence Performance by Pangea World Theater
- 3: 30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Know Your Resources / Rights Training
FREE and Open to the Public. For information and registration regarding this event, please contact Betty Balan at (763) 780-2332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance funded by: Women's Foundation of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Arts Board Partners in Art Participation
Healthy Schools Conference: Creating a Strong Foundation for Student Success, November 15, 2010, St. Paul, MNRegistration is now open for the Healthy Schools Conference: Creating a Strong Foundation for Student Success. School health policies and practices can have a direct affect on student academic and behavioral outcomes.
Join us to learn how effective and practical strategies help to create a healthier school where students and staff thrive. Come with your school team to examine how health policies and practices link to school reform, Response To Intervention (RTI), and improved attendance.
For more information about the conference and how to register, link to:
Upper Midwest 28th Annual Conference on Adolescents & Children in Need, November 18-19, 2010, Minneapolis, MNThis is the 28th Annual Conference on Adolescents & Children in Need. Continuing Education Hours have been approved for through the following:
MN Board of Social Work
MN Board of Psychology
MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy
MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy
MN Board of School Administrators
November 18-19, 2010
Ramada Plaza, Minneapolis, MN
For more information link to: www.cedconference.com
The following public service announcement is brought to you by the Minnesota Department of Health Sexual Violence Prevention Program. Picture the new Minnesota Twins stadium filled with people, standing room only. That's how many Minnesotans are affected by sexual harm each year. You can help change this picture. Pay attention to sexually demeaning messages on TV, internet, and advertising and discuss them with family and friends. Speak up when you see disrespect. One person can make a difference in preventing sexual harm.
The announcement will be broadcast on KFAI Radio -- http://www.kfai.org/ -- through the first week in November, on the following programs:
Friday 6:00-7:00 p.m. CHAT Radio Hmong Arts and Culture
Sunday 1:00-2:00 p.m. Hmong American Reachout
Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m. Sabados Alegres
Tuesday 12:00-2:00 p.m. Corazon Latino
Thursday 8:00-9:30 p.m. Encuentro
Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m. Somali Community Link
Sunday 7:00-8:00 p.m. Somali Voices
This bulletin provides an overview of recommendations from survivors and reseachers about how to improve survivors' experiences when interacting with the healthcare system. Specific roles for advocates are discussed.
Link to: http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/technical-assistance-bulletins/healthcare-issues-and-survivors-sexual-violence
This collection highlights the disproportionate vulnerability of women and children to domestic and sexual violence in disaster and emergency situations, and organizes information to help increase the safety and well being of those at higher risk for violence (or re-traumatization) during and after a major disaster or crisis.
(Note that the terms “disaster” and “emergency” are being used broadly to refer to major traumatic events and crisis situations that are either natural [e.g., hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc.] or man-made [e.g., massacres, terrorist attacks, etc.]).
Link to: http://new.vawnet.org/category/index_pages.php?category_id=1134
New Resource: Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: A Planning GuideSexual violence and intimate partner violence are complex, multifaceted issues that affect all sectors of our communities. Preventing sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence requires a comprehensive approach involving many individuals, organizations, and sectors. We know from our experience with other public health issues that primary prevention strategies that take place before violence occurs can work. An effective, comprehensive program to prevent sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence takes a multitude of approaches, one of which is training professionals to engage in sexual violence prevention and/or intimate partner prevention.
CDC’s Injury Center is pleased to announce the release of Training Professionals in the Primary Prevention of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: A Planning Guide.
This publication describes how to develop, implement, and evaluate a process for training professionals to engage in sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention. The Guide is designed to help practitioners tailor individual trainings to different groups of professionals. It includes real-life examples to illustrate theory put into practice. In addition to step-by-step guidance on all the tasks necessary for planning training, the Guide includes tip sheets, worksheets, checklists, and an extensive resource list. The Guide is available on-line:
To learn more about sexual and intimate partner violence and how you can prevent it in your community, visit the CDC website:
Link to: http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/ToolsTemplates/SocialMediaToolkit_BM.pdf
Archived webinar: “No Place Like Home: The Impact of Sexual Violence on Housing” is now available onlineThis NSVRC recorded webinar draws from available research and discusses the interconnectedness of sexual violence and housing, especially in rural areas. The Spectrum of Prevention is applied as a blueprint for community-based housing advocacy strategies.
Webinar leaders are Kristin Weschler of the U.S. Office on Violence Against Women and Donna Greco of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. This webinar provides useful information and strategies for those involved in advocacy, direct service and/or policymaking related to housing or sexual violence.
Link to: http://www.nsvrc.org/projects/housing-and-sexual-violence
In all the coverage of the recent sexual assaults at the University of Minnesota, there's one line I just can't get out of my head.
In the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a campus police spokesman noted how unusual it is to have so many incidents reported in just two weeks.
The key word here is "reported." What's unusual is that this many assaults got reported so close together -- not that they happened.
For full article link to: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/10/08/donoval/
Note: for more information about Nancy Donoval, Speaker-Survivor-Storyteller, link to www.Stories2StopRape.com
By Mary Annette Pember
“Joker waited until I had brought myself down really low. That’s when he pushed me to work for the gang,” Maggie told me.
Maggie, 41, is from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota; She is describing how her boyfriend, Joker, began trafficking her into the sex trade.
Fleeing a violent husband, she left the reservation for a new life in Minneapolis She became addicted to drugs and came to rely on her boyfriend, a member of a local street gang, for drugs and companionship. Soon, however, he insisted that she be initiated into his gang, a process involving gang rape by several members. He also insisted that she must contribute to the gang by trading sex for drugs and money. He routinely drives her to meet “dates,” men with whom she will trade sex for money or drugs.
“He told me he loves me and that all his friends did the same thing with their girlfriends,” she said. Sometimes, Maggie admits, she helps coerce other Indian girls into prostitution for the gang. “He said if I really loved him, I would do anything for him,” she said.
For full article link to:
By Del Quentin Wilber
D.C. police detective Timothy Palchak spends his days trawling the Internet for people willing to send him child pornography. It isn't easy work, pretending to be a pedophile. In online chats, instant messages and telephone calls, Palchak must enter the psyche of men he describes as "the scum of the Earth."
For full article link to:
Funding Alert Volume 6, Issue 1: October 15, 2010 http://new.vawnet.org/category/Documents.php?docid=2541&category_id=417
The FUNDING ALERT, by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 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:
OVW FY 2010 Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative(SADI)
HOPE VI Revitalization Grant Program
FY 2010 NOFA: Choice Neighborhoods Initiative
Family Unification Program (FUP)
Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program
Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Human ImmunodeficiencyVirus
Prevention Training Centers Grant
2011 NCVRW Community Awareness Project (CAP)
Celebrating Solutions Awards
2011 Achieve Grants
Social Innovation Fund
Disaster Relief Grants
Pepsi's Refresh Everything
The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP)
Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowships
Soros Justice Media Fellowships
October 30, 2010, Breaking the Bonds of Injustice, October 30, 2010, Minneapolis, MN. To register go to www.breakingbonds2010.eventbrite.com
November 6, 2010 (note date correction), Breaking Free’s 1st Annual Benefit Breakfast, St. Paul, MN. For More information contact email@example.com
November 15, 2010, Health Schools Conference. For more information link to http://take.actionforhealthykids.org/site/Clubs?club_id=1151&sid=2820&pg=event
November 18-19, 2010, Annual Conference on Adolescents & Children in Need. For more information link to www.cedconference.com
November 5, 2010, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact: Amy.Kenzie@state.mn.us
Mark your calendar for 2011 SVPN meetings:
February 4, 2011, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact: Amy.Kenzie@state.mn.us
May 13, 2011, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact: Amy.Kenzie@state.mn.us
August 12, 2011, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact: Amy.Kenzie@state.mn.us
November 4, 2011, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact: Amy.Kenzie@state.mn.us
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.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/the_advocates_events.html
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.
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
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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