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January 26, 2011

Film Screening: Playground, Monday, January 31, 2011, St. Paul, MN

 The Women's Human Rights Film Series, presented by The Advocates for Human Rights and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, screens Playground, Libby Spears' sensitive investigation into the world-wide issue of the sexual exploitation of children.

Executive produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Steven Soderbergh, and punctuated with poignant animation by Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara, Playground illuminates a sinister industry of unrecognized pervasiveness. Spears has crafted a comprehensive revelation of an unknown epidemic, essential viewing for any parent or engaged citizen.

A panel discussion will follow the film with Justice Helen Meyer, Michele Garnet-McKenzie, Advocacy Director at The Advocates for Human Rights, and Artika Roller, PRIDE Program Director at The Family Partnership. Co-sponsored by ECPAT/USA (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking).

Monday, January 31, 6:30 p.m.
Highland Park Branch Library, Hillcrest Auditorium, 1947 Ford Parkway, St. Paul

http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/Film_Series.html



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Integrating Infant Mental Health Perspectives: Finding our Place in an Interdisciplinary Field, Thursday, February 17, 2011, Ham Lake, MN

Michele Fallon & Jane Ellison return for this engaging presentation for early childhood professionals. Acknowledging that “infant mental health” is an interdisciplinary field based on a set of relationship-based principles, this workshop will focus on integrating the infant mental health perspective into the cultures of early childhood education, special education and mental health. The workshop will highlight strategies and lessons learned from a pilot project designed to embed early childhood mental health into the birth to three special education system. There will be opportunities to practice infant mental health strategies.



Thursday, February 17, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Majestic Oaks Golf Course, 701 Bunker Lake Blvd, Ham Lake, MN



Certificates of Attendance provided

Registration & Continental Breakfast from 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration Fee: $35

For information call Pam Bohm at 763-795-5725


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SVPN Meeting/Videoconference/Live Webstream: Sexual Abuse in Later Life, Friday, February 25, 2011, St. Paul, MN

Topic:

Sexual Abuse in Later Life

Sexual violence can affect individuals across the lifespan, including people in later life.

Many older victims have survived multiple victimizations over the course of their lives.

Recognition of sexual violence against people in later life is hindered by misconceptions that older adults are not sexual beings or sexually desirable and that rape is a crime of passion.

Join us for our panel presentation/discussion and learn about the often hidden problem of sexual abuse in later life and ways we can all work to prevent it.



Panelists:

Char Thompson, Director, Minnesota Network on Abuse in Later Life,
http://www.mnall.org (link removed)

Deb Holtz, Minnesota State Ombudsman for Long-term Care,
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=id_000269

Cristine Davidson, Business & Development Specialist,
Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition,
www.miwsac.org


Panel Moderator:

Donna Dunn, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault,
www.mncasa.org


Friday, February 25, 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.
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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
~~For all remote videoconference sites - Friday, February 11, 2011
~~For St. Paul Snelling Office Park and live webstream – Friday, February 18, 2011

(If you have registration questions, contact amy.kenzie@state.mn.us ~ if a special accommodation is needed, please e-mail Amy by Friday, February 11, 2011)


This is a brown bag/bring your own lunch & beverage event

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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Minnesota Summit on Bullying, March 7, 2011, St. Paul, MN

A number of key Minnesota organizations are coming together to sponsor a day-long conference entitled, “Minnesota Summit on Bullying: Evidence-based Practices that Work!”

The summit will cover such important topics as bullying, cyber bullying, school bus bullying, the relationship between bullying and suicide prevention, and other forms of relational aggression, such as dating violence. It will focus on what research has shown to be best practices in addressing these issues and will provide practical tools and strategies that will be helpful to educational professionals in their daily work. The presentations will be given by leading experts in the field nationally.

The summit is designed for a wide variety of school professionals including school administrators, counselors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, resource officers, teachers, school transportation leaders, and community health providers.

The following organizations are sponsoring this event: Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association, Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals, the Hazelden Foundation, the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota School Safety Center, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Conference registration begins at 8:00 A.M. with the summit running from 8:30-3:00 p.m. on March 7, 2011. The event will be held at the TIES Education Center at 1667 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55108-2131. Cost is $99, which includes lunch, workshop handouts, and 6 C.E.U.s. Discount hotel accommodations and free shuttle service to and from the hotel will be available for out-state attendees. For more information and to register for this event, please visit http://www.hazelden.org/web/go/Minnesota_Summit_On_Bullying


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It's That Easy! Parent Educator Training, March 14-15, 2011, St. Paul, MN

8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Plato Conference Center
90 W. Plato Blvd, Saint Paul

If you work with parents/caregivers of children aged birth to 18, you are in a unique position to support them in their critical role as sexuality educators for their children. However, sexuality is not always easy to discuss. Come learn tools and techniques to engage parents/caregivers in developmentally appropriate approaches to raising sexually healthy children. Participants receive the It's That Easy! resource manual, a comprehensive guide designed to help you work with parents in your community.

Click http://www.moappp.org/ to register online. Questions? Contact Jocelyn at 651-644-1447 x 19, jocelyn@moappp.org.



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Prevent Child Abuse MN (PCAMN) Annual Conference: Building Brighter Futures, March 29-30, 2011, St. Paul, MN

PCAMN's Annual Conference
Building Brighter Futures: Building on the Strengths of Families and Communities
March 29, 2011 (Tuesday afternoon institutes)
March 30, 2011 (Wednesday all day conference)
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Saint Paul, Minnesota

For more information and/or to register link to: http://www.pcamn.org/temp_01.php?PK=94 (link removed)


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13th Annual MASOC and MATSA Conference, April 6-8, 2011, Marlborough, MA

The 13th Annual MASOC and MATSA Conference on the Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management of Sexually Abusing Children, Adolescents and Adults is now available online at www.MASOC.net. This year's conference will be held on April 6 (full day intensive training), April 7th (preconference), and April 8th (conference) at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center.


Full day intensive training is available for people who want to have an in depth look at important developments in this field. Also available are full day workshops for those working with adults and those who focus on children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems. For more information and/or to register link to: http://masoc.net/conferences/register.php


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2011 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking, April 11-13, 2011, Chicago, IL

Join law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this two-and-a-half-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

For more information and/or to register link to: http://www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=9


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Academy on Violence and Abuse Conference: The Developing Science of Violence and Abuse: Toward a New Understanding, April 14-16, 2011, Minneapolis, MN

Speakers include:
Dr. Vincent Felitti of Kaiser Permanente addressing the relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences to adult health and well being, and Dr. Robert Anda of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who will talk about the convergence of neurobiology and epidemiology and the importance of Adverse Childhood Experiences to medicine and public health.

(Also see item #10, below)

Online registration for the conference is now available on the AVA website: http://www.avahealth.org/


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MMWR Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences

CDC publication: MMWR Weekly
Volume 59, No. 49

Adverse Childhood Experiences Reported by Adults — Five States, 2009
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) include verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, as well as family dysfunction (e.g., an incarcerated, mentally ill, or substance-abusing family member; domestic violence; or absence of a parent because of divorce or separation). ACEs have been linked to a range of adverse health outcomes in adulthood, including substance abuse, depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and premature mortality (1–3). Furthermore, data collected from a large sample of health maintenance organization members indicated that a history of ACEs is common among adults and ACEs are themselves interrelated (4).

Read more: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5949.pdf


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Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies, Academic Program Year 2009–2010

(U.S. Department of Defense, 2010) The annual report provides data and analysis on reported cases of sexual harassment and violence involving Academy personnel between June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010. It also outlines progress made in prevention and response activities.

http://www.sapr.mil/media/pdf/reports/FINAL_APY_09-10_MSA_Report.pdf (link removed)



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Stalking Resource Center

January is National Stalking Awareness Month...visit www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org for information, resources, and ways to get your organization and community involved and talking.

Did you know... 1 in 4 victims report being stalked through the use of some form of technology such as e-mail or instant messaging.
For a stalking fact sheet link to: http://stalkingawarenessmonth.org/sites/default/files/2010/Stalking%20Fact%20Sheet%202009_ENG_color.PDF


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Transgender Youth Survivors: Understanding, Serving, Celebrating

This interactive and fast-paced (archived from December) webinar will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s). Attendees will increase their ability to fluidly and respectfully interact with and serve transgender survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. Topics will include prevalence rates of sexual violence, barriers to accessing services, unique issues facing transgender youth survivors, and considerations for service providers. Participants will leave with practical steps that will assist them in modifying existing policies and procedures, identifying and lowering barriers to service, and improving effective services to transgender youth survivors and loved ones. Link to: http://www.wcsap.org/events/TransgenderYouthSurvivors.html

Objectives:
1. Expanded transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework
2. Deepened understanding of prevalence rates and barriers to accessing care for transgender youth survivors
3. Ability to list at least 3 ways of improving service delivery to transgender survivors


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I’m a victim not a criminal movie trailer

I’m a victim not a criminal is a 3generations’ social action campaign trailer to raise awareness about child sex slavery in the USA. Highlighted are the scope of the problem, some of the solutions, and quotes from victims who desperately need to have their stories heard.

http://www.3generations.org/story/articletype/articleview/articleid/47/i-am-a-victim-not-a-criminal--child-sex-slavery-in-the-usa.aspx


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Funding Opportunities

NSVRC Funding Alert 1/21/11 is available on-line: http://www.nsvrc.org/news/3455

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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!) For another excellent resource, link to the Advocates for Human Rights Calendar

  • Film Screening: Playground, Monday, January 31, 2011, St. Paul, MN, 6:30 p.m. For information link to: http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/Film_Series.html
  • Integrating Infant Mental Health Perspectives: Finding our Place in an Interdisciplinary Field, Thursday, February 17, 2011, Ham Lake, MN. For information call Pam Bohm at 763-795-5725
  • SVPN Meeting/Videoconference/Live Webstream: Sexual Abuse in Later Life. Friday, February 25, 2011, St. Paul, MN. For more information contact amy.kenzie@state.mn.us
  • Minnesota Summit on Bullying, March 7, 2011, St. Paul, MN. For more information link to: http://www.hazelden.org/web/go/Minnesota_Summit_On_Bullying
  • It's That Easy! Parent Educator Training, March 14-15, 2011, St. Paul, MN. For more information link to: http://www.moappp.org/
  • Prevent Child Abuse MN (PCAMN) Annual Conference: Building Brighter Futures, March 29-30, 2011, St. Paul, MN. For more information link to: http://www.pcamn.org/temp_01.php?PK=94 (link removed)
  • 13th Annual MASOC and MATSA Conference, April 6-8, 2011, Marlborough, MA. For more information link to: http://masoc.net/conferences/register.php
  • 2011 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking, April 11-13, 2011, Chicago, IL. For more information link to: http://www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?confid=9
  • Academy on Violence and Abuse Conference: The Developing Science of Violence and Abuse: Toward a New Understanding, April 14-16, 2011, Minneapolis, MN. For more information link to: http://www.avahealth.org/
Mark your calendar for 2011 SVPN meetings:
* February 25, 2011, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN).

* May 13, 2011, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN).  
* August 12, 2011, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN).
* November 4, 2011, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN).

For information contact: Amy Kenzie at amy.kenzie@state.mn.us

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