Sexual Violence Prevention Network

August 04, 2011

Webcast: Awareness to Action: What adults can do to prevent child sexual abuse, Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gear up for fall by joining with others to learn what adults can do to keep kids safe.  Our experience and research with adults shows that actions consistently fall short of awareness and good intentions. Join Sarita Hudson and Yvonne Cournoyer of Stop It Now! as they share tips and ideas for taking action individually and in your community.

In this introductory session, you'll learn about: 
Stop It Now!'s unique approach to prevention
Research on what US adults think about child sexual abuse and what it means for taking action
Practical steps you can take to prevent abuse before a child is harmed

Cost: Free
Date: Wednesday, August 10th
Time: 11 am to 12 pm noon Eastern time (USA)
Register for the webcast  Get more information
* Check www.worldtimeserver.com for the time in your location.



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Webinar on Brain Development and Child Neglect, Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota’s new Executive Director, Karina Forrest-Perkins, recently presented a national 3-part webinar on Brain Development, Substance Abuse, and Child Maltreatment on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control. Drawing on this material and her extensive background, Karina will offer a free webinar presentation on Brain Development and Child Neglect followed by a question and answer period.
 
Bring your lunch and join us from 12 - 1:30, Tuesday, August 16, 2011. This webinar will be available at the Anoka County Government Center, Room W255 at the Courthouse/Government Center.  (Check in at the information desk on 1st floor and they will direct you to the room.) 

Registration required as space is limited.  E-mail or call registration to Donna McDonald, 763-422-7047 or donna.mcdonald@co.anoka.mn.us or register to watch at your own computer at www.pcamn.org



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Webconference: Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons Learned from DELTA Programs, Friday, August 19, 2011

Working with men and boys is a growing strategy for primary prevention of intimate partner violence. In this interactive web conference, several DELTA programs will share experiences in developing, implementing and evaluating local prevention programs. Join this session to learn from practitioners in the field about the challenges, opportunities and resources to create change in communities.

Host/Presenter: David Lee, CALCASA, PreventConnect

Guest Speakers:

Jeanne Noordsy, Domestic Violence Project of Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties, New York

Scott Michels, Jewish Family Services of Delaware

Manuel Colorado-Reyes, Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services, Pittsboro, NC

Cost: Free

Learning Objectives:
Describe several strategies to work with men and boys to prevent IPV.

Identify resources and tools used to work with men and boys.
Identify ways to overcome challenges to working with men and boys.

This ninety-minute session will start at 1 PM Central Time.

To register link to: http://www.preventconnect.org/mail/announce/2011-07-27.html



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Summit: United Against Violence, Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to hear from nationally recognized experts about how violence affects hunger, education and poverty. In addition, you will learn how you can get involved to end violence in Minnesota. 

Join United Way, practitioners and those passionate about ending violence in Minnesota for this free full-day workshop. The day will present new information, results of the 2010 Minnesota Crime Victim Summary, and share and engage you in the Statewide Plan to End Violence.

United Against Violence Summit
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Radisson Plaza Minneapolis Hotel
 
Keynote Presentation: Adverse Childhood Experiences 
Rob Anda, Senior Scientific Consultant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
Agenda:  
Registration & Networking  7:30-8:00 a.m.

Opening Session                 8:00-9:45 a.m. 

Special remarks from Sarah Caruso, president and CEO, Greater Twin Cities United Way

Keynote Presentation         10:15-11:30 a.m.

Presentation on Collective Impact from Jeff Edmondson, president, Strive 2010 Minnesota Crime Victim Summary 

Lunch                                     11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Presentation by featured speaker: Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Statewide Plan Release     1:00-1:45 p.m.

Release of the Statewide Plan to End Violence

Action Sessions                   2:00-4:15 p.m.

Conversations centered around the pillars of Collective Impact.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend two different sessions: 

Shared Community Vision
Evidence-based Decision Making
Collaborative Action
Investment and Stability 
Supporting Structures
Youth and Violence  

Reception                              4:15-5:00 p.m.   

Invited: Senator Al and Franni Franken 
Dr. Edward Ehlinger, Commissioner of Health
 
Register Now! http://endviolence.eventbrite.com/. There is no cost to attend.



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Workshop: Wiidookodaadig (Helping Each Other): Victim Services in Indian Country: Contemporary Best Practices, Friday, September 9, 2011

Division of Indian Work – Wiidookodaadig (Helping Each Other): Victim Services in Indian Country: Contemporary Best Practices
Friday, September 9, 2011
Division of Indian Work, Dakotah Lodge – 1001 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

Topics include:
Human Trafficking  –  Opiates
Mending the Rainbow: GLBTQ/Two-Spirit
What you need to know: Emerging
Victim Issues in Indian Country
Culture, Tradition & Spirituality as a Best Practice

Agenda:
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.   Participant Registration and Networking
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.   Traditional Song, Opening, and Welcome
~ Anthony Frank
~ Joe Kingbird
~ Suzanne Tibbetts Young, Division of Indian Work, Program Director
8:45: -- 9:15 a.m.  Opening Activity-Introductions and Ice Breaker
~ Unified Solutions-Gayle Thom, Cultural/Spiritual/Faith-Based Project Director
9:15 – 10:45 a.m.         Human Trafficking Panel Discussion
Facilitator: Patty Wetterling, Minnesota Department of Health                              
Danette Buskovick, Minnesota Office of Justice Programs
Sara Curtiss, Mending the Sacred Hoop
Sara Deer, William Mitchell College of Law
Suzanne Koepplinger, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
Nicole Mathews, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
Nigel Perrote, Division of Indian Work
Sherri Sanchez Tibbetts, American Indian Housing Corporation
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.       Break
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.       Human Trafficking Panel Discussion
11:45 – 12:00 noon     Break
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.         Traditional Blessing  -  Bob Klanderud, Division of Indian Work
Working Lunch: Culture, Tradition & Spirituality as a Best Practice
~ Bill Means
1:00  –  2:30 p.m.      Mending the Rainbow: Working with the Native LGBT / Two Spirit Community
~ Elton Naswood, Unified Solutions Consultant
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.         Break
2:45 – 4:00 p.m.         Opiates
~ Jay Jaffee, Minnesota Department of Health
~ Gayle Thom, Unified Solutions
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.         Moving Forward / Complete Evaluations
~ Gayle Thom, Unified Solutions
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.         Traditional Closing
~ Jim Thunderhaw

Workshop is free; Rooms available for $99 per night (plus tax).
For more information contact Nigel Perrote, Division of Indian Work, nperrote@gmcc.org, http://diw.gmcc.org/



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The Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigators Association (MN/SCIA) is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Fall Conference to be held at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota, September 28-30, 2011.

Agenda:
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Conference Registration Check-In
1:00 pm- 1:45 pm Welcome, Opening Remarks and Business Meeting
1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Case Study: Sexual Assault in Powderhorn Park
  Lt. Nancy Dunlap and Sgt. Melissa Banham, Minneapolis Police Department
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Sex Crimes Legal Update
  Mark Rubin, St. Louis County Attorney
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner and Awards Banquet ~ Main Lodge Dining Room
  Sex Crimes Investigator of the Year and Department of the Year
Thursday, September 29, 2011
8:30 am – 11:30 am Case Study: State of Kansas vs. Dennis Rader
  The BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) Serial Murders
  Detective Tim Relph, Wichita Kansas Police Department
11:30 am – 12:45 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Case Study: State of Kansas vs. Dennis Rader
  The BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) Serial Murders
  Detective Tim Relph, Wichita Kansas Police Department
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 5:15 pm Human Trafficking
  Special Agent Ann Quinn, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
  Sgt. John Bandemer, St. Paul Police Department
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Hospitality
Friday, September 30, 2011
8:30 am – 11:00 am Aquatic Erotic Asphyxia & Aquatic Sexual Sadism
  Body in Water Investigations
  Andrea Zaferes, Medicolegal Death Investigator, Dutchess County ME, New York
11:00 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 11:45 am Predatory Offender Registration (POR) Update
  Erika Weymann, Sr. State Program Administrator Supervisor, MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Closing Remarks
  MN/SCIA President, Leigh Wright, Duluth Police Department

For more information and to register link to: http://www.mnscia.com/.



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Conference: Prevention and the Child Protection Professional: Implementing Effective Child Abuse Programs, October 3-5, 2011

This national conference is designed for child abuse prosecutors, investigators and other child protection professionals. This 3-day course will assist professionals in recognizing the factors in their communities contributing to child abuse, and expose them to numerous evidence-based prevention programs that can be implemented in their communities.

For more information and to register, link to www.ncptc.org.



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Conference: ChildFirst®, Winona State University, November 14-18, 2011

ChildFirst® is the forensic interview training program of NCPTC. Presented in collaboration with CornerHouse, this course is designed for investigative teams of law enforcement officers, social workers, prosecutors, child protection attorneys, and forensic interviewers. Students are taught the forensic interviewing protocol developed by CornerHouse. This protocol, entitled RATAC®, has been specifically recognized and approved by a number of appellate courts. This training includes lecture and discussion, review of CornerHouse videotaped interviews, skill-building exercises and an interview practicum. Registration Fee $250. Click here to apply.

Any questions about this course or the ChildFirst® program can be directed to Susanne Walters, Victim Assistance Specialist at susanne@ncptc-jwrc.org or 941-234-3058.



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Announcing MDH’s new Sexual Health Webpage

What does the term sexual health mean to you? We think of our overall physical health, our mental health, our spiritual health, but how often do we think of our sexual health? It is a term that has been evolving over the past three decades and is becoming more common, but rarely clearly defined. The Minnesota Department of Health, STD and HIV Section have created a website that delves into defining sexual health as well as providing links to useful resources and tools. Check it out at: http://www.health.state.mn.us/topics/sexualhealth/index.html.

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Governor Dayton signs the Safe Harbor Bill

The Advocates for Human Rights welcomes the July 20, 2011, enactment of a new approach to protecting children from sexual exploitation. As part of the negotiated budget agreement, Minnesota Governor Dayton signed into law provisions which take significant steps toward building a victim-centered model for protecting children exploited through prostitution.  

The measure, introduced earlier this year by a bi-partisan group of legislators, clarifies that sexually exploited children are crime victims, not criminals. "It took an unprecedented show of cooperation between service providers, advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, and survivors to make this happen. It also took a strong bi-partisan legislative effort in a highly divided session.  We're tremendously excited to see everyone come together to protect commercially sexually exploited children in our state," says Jeff Bauer, Director of Public Policy for The Family Partnership.

For more information link to: http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/advocates_welcome_law_protecting_sexually_exploited_children.html



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Boys and Men Healing - Now available with Spanish subtitles, and with English subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Exciting News! Big Voice Pictures has partnered with 1in6, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers online support and resources for the estimated 18 million American men who suffer as a result of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood, to produce Spanish subtitles for Boys and Men Healing.  Additionally, the partnership included adding English subtitles to the film, now also making it accessible to people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.  These tools will greatly enhance the potential for much-needed outreach within these affected groups. 

1in6 has also translated large portions of its Website into Spanish. They will carry their mission forward by continuing to translate more and more of their Website into Spanish. The newly translated pages include information about:
·    Man Educating Himself
·    Family, Friends and Partners
·    Sorting It Out for Yourself
·    Masculinity, Self Esteem and Identity
·    I’m having a Crisis
·    Material for the Media, Educators and Public Officials 

Visit 1in6 for More Information at http://1in6.org/bajo-desarrollo/.



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New from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

- National Research on Sexual Violence: A look to the Future http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/national-research-sexual-violence

- Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Information Packet  http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/child-sexual-abuse-prevention-information-packet

- From Data to Prevention III: Framing Primary Prevention Messages Using Data (Webinar) http://www.nsvrc.org/calendar/3684

And much more.... National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) http://www.nsvrc.org/



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Back to School: College Sexual and Dating Violence

As fall approaches, many of us begin to turn our energy to educational pursuits – whether we are going back to school after summer break, supporting children who are returning to school, or considering ways to broaden our professional knowledge through continuing education.
While college campuses certainly provide opportunities for those seeking academic success, we must also recognize the potential risks that students in this environment may face. College students experience sexual and dating violence at staggering rates and face unique obstacles in accessing services to escape an abusive relationship.

Break the Cycle’s The Safe Space offers a wealth of resources and information on College Dating Violence and SAFER (Students Active for Ending Rape) provides information for engaged students interested in effecting social change in schools and on campuses. The organization provides an online library of resources, program mentoring, and keeps a policy database: the Campus Accountability Project. With regard to legal remedies, the NSVRC provides guidance on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Break the Cycle outlines the responsiveness of state laws to the unique needs of teens and young adults.



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Article: “The Effects of Victimization on Subsequent Sexual Abuse: Age Matters”

“The Effects of Victimization on Subsequent Sexual Abuse: Age Matters”, by Steven Bengis, David S. Prescott, and Joan Tabachnick.

This month’s research article looks at the impact of sexual abuse on the development of sexually abusive behaviors in adolescents in different age groups. The research asks the provocative question, does age matter? This initial study showed a correlation for those who were sexually abused between the ages of 3 to 7. This is not a causal risk factor, but it does possibly point to the particularly potent impact of trauma during the age where most children learn to control impulses, begin to regulate their emotions, and develop the frontal lobe capacity to mediate between impulse and action. If nothing else, this article points to the importance of understanding child development and the impact of trauma on that process. Continue reading in NEARI News: http://nearipress.org/images/PDF/nearinewsletterjuly2011.pdf



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Funding Opportunities

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) FUNDING ALERT Vol.6 No.13 is available online: http://www.nsvrc.org/news/5914

The FUNDING ALERT 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:
Family Connection Grants: Using Family Group Decision-making to Build Protective Factors for Children and Families
Child Welfare-Education System Collaborations to Increase Educational Stability
Child Welfare-Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Welfare Involvement
Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Project
Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Grant
Community-Centered Healthy Marriage and Relationship Grant
National Resource Center for Strategies to Promote Healthy Marriage
OJJDP FY 2011 Second Chance Act: Juvenile Offender Reentry Program and Demonstration Project
Affordable Care Act Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program for Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Tribal Research Center on Early Childhood Under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program and the Head Start Act’s Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
Cooperative Agreements for Coordination of Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Child Welfare Services to Tribal Families at Risk of Child Abuse or Neglect
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Grants FY 2011
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Program: Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia



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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

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*Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 11:00-12:00 noon Eastern time, Webcast: Awareness to Action: What adults can do to prevent child sexual abuse, https://stopitnow.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=ccctpyy&user_id=
*Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Webinar on Brain Development and Child Neglect, contact Donna McDonald, 763-422-7047 or donna.mcdonald@co.anoka.mn.us or register to watch at your own computer at www.pcamn.org .
*Friday, August 19, 2011, 2 PM Eastern, 1 PM Central, Noon Mountain, Webconference: Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons Learned from DELTA Programs, link to:  http://www.preventconnect.org/mail/announce/2011-07-27.html
*Tuesday, August 23, 2011, Summit: United Against Violence, link to: http://endviolence.eventbrite.com/
*Friday, September 9, 2011, Workshop: Wiidookodaadig (Helping Each Other): Victim Services in Indian Country: Contemporary Best Practices, contact Nigel Perrote, Division of Indian Work, nperrote@gmcc.org, http://diw.gmcc.org/
*September 28-30, 2011, Conference: Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigators Association, link to: http://www.mnscia.com/
*October 3-5, 2011, Conference: Prevention and the Child Protection Professional: Implementing Effective Child Abuse Programs, link to www.ncptc.org
*November 4, 2011, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact: Amy Kenzie (amy.kenzie@state.mn.us)
*November 14-18, 2011, Conference: ChildFirst®, Winona State University, contact: Susanne Walters, Victim Assistance Specialist at susanne@ncptc-jwrc.org or 941-234-3058.
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Mark your calendar for 2012 SVPN meetings:
* February 3, 2012, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact: Amy Kenzie (amy.kenzie@state.mn.us)
* May 11, 2012, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact: Amy Kenzie (amy.kenzie@state.mn.us)
* August 10, 2012, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact: Amy Kenzie (amy.kenzie@state.mn.us)
* November 2, 2012, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information 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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