Sexual Violence Prevention Network

SVPN E-News

October 12, 2012

SVPN Meeting/Videoconference/Live-Web stream: Using Stories for Prevention: Tapping into HeART, Friday, November 2, 2012, St. Paul, MN

Using Stories for Prevention: Tapping into HeART

Single stories often get in the way of collective action but stories based on solutions can help us put a face to the facts and tap into people's hearts in order to take meaningful action for substantive change.  This SVPN meeting will provide tools and dialogue around three types of stories you can use in your work to build community, engage participants, and help others to see their role in prevention.  Be prepared for active involvement, to get up and move, not only to listen!

Speaker:
Cordelia Anderson, M.A.
President, Sensibilities Prevention Services http://www.cordeliaanderson.com/

Date: Friday, November 2, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Snelling Office Park, Mississippi Room, 1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN
Directions to Snelling Office Park: http://www.health.state.mn.us/about/sop.html#locationand%20videoconference%20sites%20around%20the%20state%20%28link%20here%20for%20locations:%20https://survey.vovici.com/se.ashx?s=56206EE354A18ECD

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all locations and for live Web stream, link to: http://www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp/implement/network/registration/?gcMeetId=59
           
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Questions? Contact doug.palmer@state.mn.us
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. – 1:00 p.m. – Presentation
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Resource Sharing
   (Videoconference portion of the meeting runs from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND.
Please promote widely!

Also, we would like to pass along a request for attendees of SVPN meetings to please avoid wearing perfume, cologne and other scented products. Thank you.



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Take Back the Night, October 23, 2012, St. Paul, MN

The Minnesota Women's Consortium is co-hosting Take Back the Night on October 23 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Old Main Lawn at Hamline University. The evening includes an open mic, t-shirt and sign making, the Silent Witness Project and rally. In case of rain, the rally will relocate to the Kay Fredericks Ballroom in the Klas Center.

Speakers include Rep. Betty McCollum
Sarah Jane Johnston, Minnesota NOW
Erin Parrish, Minnesota Women's Consortium
Donna Dunn, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Susan McCormick Hadley, founder of WomanKind
and more.
 
This event is co-sponsored by
Hamline University's Women's Studies Department http://www.hamline.edu/cla/womens-studies/

The Women's Studies Program of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities https://sites.google.com/a/actc-mn.org/actc//academic/womensstudies

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women http://www.mcbw.org/

Minnesota NOW http://www.mnnow.org/

Women's Resource Center and Poetry Slam Team
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
and more.

Download the promotional flyer here: http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101657167209-414/TBTN2012-1.pdf

Silent Witness Project: http://www.silentwitness.net/



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Campus Sexual Assault Policy Conference, October 25-26, 2012, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women announces Campus Sexual Assault Policy: Problems and Progress, a two-day conference to take place on October 25-26, 2012 at the UM North Campus Research Complex. 

In the context of the April 2011 “Dear Colleague Letter”  issued as guidance by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, this conference aims to bring together institutional policy makers and community-based sexual assault response professionals to discuss and develop policies addressing student sexual misconduct under Title IX. 

The conference is designed so that research and promising practices presentations on Day One will inform policy design workshops and policy recommendations on Day Two.  

View the Dear Colleague Letter at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201104.pdf

Sexual assault expert David Lisak says, "I am thrilled to hear about your plans for this type of system-wide, working conference. It will be one of the first of its kind, and an excellent model for how universities and university systems need to re-mobilize to take on sexual violence at a new level."
   
 Day One is open to everyone.  Research and practice presentations will feature
      David Lisak on confronting the reality of sexual violence on the college campus
      Tricia Bent-Goodley, David Lisak and Jennifer Rose on supports and barriers to empowering diverse survivors
      Mary Koss, Tricia Bent-Goodley and Jay Wilgus on restorative justice
      Melissa Tihinen, Anthony Walesby and Kaaren Williamsen on promising practices and pressing problems--such as reporting obligations, balancing survivor confidentiality and community safety, investigative procedures, and effective sanctioning--in creating policies to empower diverse survivors and create safe communities

 Day Two will feature:
     John DiPaolo and Judith Levy, bringing greetings from the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Justice
      Maya Kobersy and Jennifer Rose on legal considerations in Title IX compliance

The registration fee for the conference is $55 per day or $25 per day for students.  Campus teams that plan to participate in Day Two will need to enroll in Day One as well.

Conference registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12. There will be no on-site registration.

To register or find more information, go to the conference website.  Contact SAConfAdmin@umich.edu with questions.



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Teenwise 101, November 8, 2012, Minneapolis, MN

Register Today for Becoming “Teenwise” 101!
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis

This training is intended for professionals new to the field of adolescent pregnancy prevention and sexual health as well as those who need a refresher!

Participants review the basics of adolescent pregnancy prevention including pregnancy, birth and STI statistics; trends in adolescent pregnancy and sexual behaviors; basics of adolescent growth and development; risk and protective factors associated with adolescent pregnancy; and prevention strategies that work.

Participants will leave with a basic understanding of current research and resources, what to do to promote adolescent sexual health and where to go for more information and support.

For more information, see the flyer and registration form (PDF): http://www.teenwisemn.org/Documents/events/2012/BecomingTeenwise101.pdf

Click here to register online: http://www.teenwisemn.org/form.html?tdburl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thedatabank.com%2Fdpg%2F375%2Fdonate.asp%3Fformid%3Dmeet%26c%3D6856694

Questions? Contact Jill Farris, Director of Training and Education at 651-644-1447 x18, jill@teenwisemn.org.



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Helping Children and Families Thrive: A Look at the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study Regional Workshops for 2012

Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota http://www.pcamn.org is collaborating with the Minnesota Prevention Resource Center to provide eight regional workshops this fall. Karina Forrest-Perkins and Becky Dale will be the key presenters, and these forums will be held throughout Minnesota between October 29 and November 30, 2012.

The topic this year is Helping Children and Families Thrive: A Look at the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) and its relevance to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention. The ACEs is a source of data and research information that provides valuable insight into the effects of trauma and stress on children.

This workshop will lay the foundation of the ACEs and look at what individuals, families, and communities can do with this information in their abuse prevention efforts. Get more information and register here: http://reg.emprc.org/fallforums2012/ (link removed)



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Not For Sale Global Forum: Justice for the Bottom Billion, November 1-2, Sunnyvale, CA

Do you want to hear what people are doing around the world to combat human trafficking and learn how you can join in? Attend the Not For Sale Global Forum, held November 1 & 2, 2012, in Sunnyvale, CA, to be inspired and to connect to others with the same passion. And if you register by this Sunday, September 30, you will be able to take advantage of a special discount that is being offered to Not For Sale Minnesota participants.

The Global Forum is a conference that brings together abolitionists from around the world to share their success stories and to present new strategies for fighting slavery. The speakers will cover topics such as business solutions, education, rescue, and the law. Speakers range from Jeremy Affeldt, a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, to young activist Vivienne Harr, whose "lemon-aid" stand drew the attention of international media. A recurring theme of the conference is that of innovation, with presenters suggesting real solutions to the problems that lead to trafficking and how to make these ideas become a reality.
 
In 2011 several Not For Sale Minnesota members attended to Global Forum and came away inspired. They found it exciting to hear success stories from around the world that reinforced the Not For Sale vision that every person can do something to end slavery. This conference will equip you to go out, raise awareness, and fight slavery in your own spheres of influence. 
 
Not For Sale Minnesota is offering the unprecedented discount of $104 off the regular registration price of $259. This offer is good thru Sept. 30th, 2012. For further information and to register, go to www.nfsglobalforum.org, and type in coupon code NFSMN to get the discount.



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Resource: SHARP Program (Sexual Health and Responsibility Program)

Resource: SHARP Program (Sexual Health and Responsibility Program) for Youth with Sex Related Difficulties

Individual, Group and Family Assessment and Therapy for Children, Teens and Families

Link to Kenwood Training Institute for more information as well as information on additional trainings and workshops: http://www.kenwoodcenter.org/workshops/schedule.html



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New Report: Early Intervention to Avoid Sex Trading and Trafficking of Minnesota’s Female Youth: A Benefit-Cost Analysis

A report commissioned by the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, available for download at www.miwrc.org.  This report was authored by Dr. Lauren Martin of University of Minnesota and Dr. Rick Lotspeich of Indiana State University.

Using a very conservative methodology, we find a 34–1 return on investment for early intervention and prevention programs that serve runaway and homeless girls in our state. This is the population most at risk for being trafficked into prostitution.

The bulk of the taxpayer savings are in public health dollars. I am attaching a one page talking point summary, the executive summary and the full report for your review. Please share this widely. Link to video of Suzanne Koepplinger describing report: https://vimeo.com/50333355

Talking points:

* Early intervention to avoid sex trading and trafficking of Minnesota’s female youth passes a rigorous benefit-cost test with a return on investment of $34 in benefit for every $1 of expenditure by the state government. The model does not include any private investments from philanthropy, faith communities, etc.
* The model does not include the costs of harms not reliably quantifiable, such as traumatic brain injury, long term health damage (including depression and anxiety disorders), damage to families. It also cannot reliably quantify the impact of such factors as early childhood sexual abuse.  
* The model is predicated on an assumption that all current government investments remain constant.
* Target population is runaway and homeless teenage girls in Minnesota. The study averages 496 girls per year prevented from being sex trafficked. Average age of entry is calculated at 14, with an average of 12 years of being trafficked (thus inclusion of some harms to adults).
* Sixteen quantifiable harms were analyzed, for each a unit cost was assigned. Four categories of harms were included – Public Health, Law Enforcement, Social Welfare Programs, and Reduced Income Tax Revenue.
* Specific harms include: minor and major assault, PTSD, HIV/AIDS, early and late Chlamydia, pregnancy with abortion or birth, arrest as juvenile or adult, court hearing/incarceration/probation for adults, foster care, chemical dependency treatment, and lost income tax revenue. Costs were calculated in 2011 dollars.
* Ramsey County Intervention Project (RIP) used as model intervention program. RIP has an overall effectiveness rate of 96.7 %, yet RIP does not provide housing or CD treatment. Housing costs were added (emergency, transitional, supportive) to serve those who may not be readily reunified with family.
* Sensitivity analysis of program effectiveness, years engaged in sex trading, discount rate were conducted. Replacement rates are also considered, and reducing the demand for purchasing girls for sex is a factor in long term benefit.
* The benefit-cost rate per girl per year is $59,977, or $28.9 million in savings to the public budget for one cohort group.
* Nearly 90% of the savings are to public health expenditures.
* Year one for the first cohort group the savings to Minnesota taxpayers is $2.5 million. Year two $2.6 million saved. Savings begin to decrease in subsequent years due to increased well-being of girls and reduced need for interventions.



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New Resource from NSVRC

Sexual violence & individuals who identify as LGBTQ is an information packet containing nearly a dozen resources focused on serving, engaging, and collaborating with individuals and communities who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ). 

The packet contains resources to support counselors, advocates, preventionists, technical assistance providers, and allied professionals committed to affirming all individuals and communities. The goals of this packet are to provide resources that will both strengthen work already being done, as well as assist organizations in discovering a place to begin program development.

http://www.nsvrc.org/publications/nsvrc-publications-information-packets/sexual-violence-individuals-who-identify-lgbtq 



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Reach Out to the Media—Sandusky Trial Challenges us to do more

On October 9th, the sentencing trial for Sandusky is about to begin. One of the victims has agreed to testify so it is likely to be all over the media again.  And then for the public, the trial and the case will be closed and over.  But for those of us who care deeply about stopping sexual abuse, this case has brought focus and insight into this difficult topic in new ways. 

Although much of the case has focused on what people did do and didn't do to protect these innocent children we now have an opportunity to move the discussion towards prevention.  It is incumbent on us to learn from this case and others to prevent sexual abuse in communities and families across the country and around the world.  

Please take just a few minutes to contact your local paper or radio or TV station and offer to send in a short letter to the editor/opinion piece.  It is incredibly easy to do and if you live in a more rural area, your letter is likely to be printed!  To make your part of the job easier, we have drafted three different letters to the editor.  Choose one or edit and submit.  We did this once before and many people were able to get their letters into the public eye and one of our colleagues was given an award for her work!  

So please call your paper or local radio/TV station.  Please reach out into the community while people are still willing to consider what they can do to prevent child sexual abuse.  All of us will be safer because of your commitment and involvement.  Thank you!

For sample letters and prevention resources, link to: http://www.atsa.com/sandusky-trial-sentencing



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New Film: With Impunity

“With Impunity” is a new film that explores cultural and historic beliefs about manhood that allow men to exploit and use violence against women – with impunity. This co-production of Education for Critical Thinking and tpt MN was developed by Michael Paymar & Ellen Penc – produced by tpt’s Daniel Pierce Bergin: http://www.mnvideovault.org/program_titles.php?&s=5&letter=W&sortby=titleASC&q&limit=5&page=2

* DVR-ready Broadcast of With Impunity. This month’s final broadcast of “With Impunity” on tpt MN will be Sunday, October 14 at 3 am.  Set your DVR for tpt MN.  Check your local digital broadcast, cable or satellite listing for the channel in your area [see attached].

* Available 24/7. You can view “With Impunity” 24/7 on tpt ON DEMAND at www.tpt.org.  Click “ONDEMAND” and search for “With Impunity.”

* Visit the ECT Web Site. “With Impunity” is also streaming 24/7 on the ECT web site.  Sign-up through the ECT web site to get email and FB updates about future broadcasts, community events and education and training materials based on “With Impunity.”  Learn more about “With Impunity” at: www.educationforcriticalthinking.org

Statewide Broadcast on tpt MN, KSMO – Rochester, Lakeland Public Television, Pioneer Public Television, Prairie Public Television, WDSE/eight – Duluth.



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Two PSA videos: A Call to Men

An amazing organization doing great work to redefine the next generation of manhood that respects and values women, girls and boys and men: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG9fefzuFWs&feature=youtu.be

This one was a collaboration between the NFL Players’ Association, A Call to Men, and Verizon:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp6MpZgmQsE&feature=relmfu



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Update from Breaking Free

This summer, Breaking Free and a few of our local colleagues were contacted by CNN and invited to participate in the CNN Freedom Project- Ending Modern Day Slavery: http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/

We have eagerly awaited the release date of this three segment series that features the important work of Breaking Free and our partners in Minnesota, to end sex trafficking in our state and provide a way out for survivors.

-The third and final segment aired on Saturday Oct. 6th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. CST (7:30 p.m. EST).

-Please be sure to click below to view the first two segments on-line.

Click here to watch the second segment: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/09/30/nr-feyerick-selling-children-for-sex-online.cnn

The link will take you to CNN and you will have to watch a short advertisement before the video loads.

Click here to watch the first segment : http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2012/06/19/cfp-feyerick-us-midwest-trafficking.cnn#/video/us/2012/06/19/cfp-feyerick-us-midwest-trafficking.cnn

-Also, in case you missed this last week..........
ALMANAC on TPT, September 28, 2012: http://www.mnvideovault.org/mvvPlayer/customPlaylist2.php?id=23763&select_index=0&popup=yes#0

This is the link to our recent appearance on TPT's ALMANAC with Noelle Volin, Breaking Free's Staff Attorney and Public Policy Manager and Ramsey County Attorney, John Choi (click on the Human Trafficking segment along the side of the viewer)



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Opinion Page: Child Exploitation: It's up to all of us to end sex abuse

Cordelia Anderson:
Wednesday's headlines included Jerry Sandusky -- still unrepentant and blaming victims -- and, locally, a story identifying a three-year "relationship" between an underage exchange student and her teacher, who killed himself after being dismissed from his job. (This on the heels of a former teacher at the same school, Shattuck-St. Mary's, charged with sexually abusing six boys between 1999 and 2003.)

Still another story detailed charges of possession of child pornography brought against the Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer, who sexually abused two boys in his parish, showed them porn and offered them drugs. This is what I read as I prepared for work -- my work of ending child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Continue reading: http://www.startribune.com/opinion/letters/173591611.html



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Opinion Page: Sex trafficking: Creating 'safe harbor' for exploited kids in Minnesota

Rafael Ortega and Jim McDonough:
This year, we found out how much we didn't know about sex trafficking ... and how much we needed to learn. We attended workshops and met with leaders in the fight against trafficking of kids. There is a mountain of compelling statistics and stories, but we will share just a few that paint the picture:
 
It is estimated that every year in Minnesota, 10,000 to 15,000 people, mostly girls and boys, are prostituted. Most of them are Minnesota kids -- they are not from other countries or other states. The average age of the child being trafficked is 12 to 14 years old, and the life expectancy for a person sold into prostitution is seven years following her or his first experience.

These people are 18 times more likely to be murdered than people outside of the sex trade. None of these kids would make this choice if they thought they had a choice. Prostitution is not a victimless crime; these children are the victims. Minnesota kids are used up and thrown away every minute of every day. But they don't need to be.
 
In Ramsey County, we have pioneered ways to fight this moral horror -- changing the way we treat these kids in our legal system -- treating them not as delinquents but as the victims they are, addressing their needs immediately and appropriately -- and strengthening the penalties for the criminals so we treat them as the predators they are.
 
Continue reading: http://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_21692278/ortega-mcdonough-sex-trafficking-creating-safe-harbor-exploited?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com



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Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Portal Web site

We are excited to present the brand new Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Portal website http://www.health.state.mn.us/svp/campuskit/, developed by the Minnesota Department of Health Sexual Violence Prevention Program.

The portal includes prevention resources for college students, faculty, parents, journalists, and administrators, and places a special focus on sexual and racial minority communities.  It features 6 topics and 36 tags for easy navigation, and includes over 140 concrete tools, which campuses can adapt and apply to their specific needs.

If you have suggestions for additions or improvements to the portal, or questions, please contact Centers for Disease Control Public Health Associates Hannah Rivenburgh (hannah.rivenburgh@state.mn.us) or Sarah Dugan (Sarah.Dugan@state.mn.us).



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A Special Report: Chlamydia Prevention

Did you know that the rates of chlamydia have doubled since 2002? This year saw a whopping 17,000 cases reported, making it the highest number of cases on record. While the Minnesota Chlamydia Partnership is doing something to combat this epidemic, the problem can only be solved if everyone in the community gets involved. Join the fight against chlamydia.

What is the Minnesota Chlamydia Partnership (MCP)?

Chlamydia is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted infection/disease (STI/STD) among young people in Minnesota and the U.S. This Minnesota Chlamydia Partnership (MCP) is the first statewide stakeholder group to focus on chlamydia and was organized by the Sexually Transmitted Disease and HIV Section of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and seven partners external to the MDH.
Download A Special Report: Chlamydia Prevention (PDF): http://www.mnchlamydiapartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/MCP-Report-2012.pdf



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New Director at WATCH

Join WATCH in welcoming Amy Arcand as the new executive director of WATCH. Amy will start November 1st and comes to WATCH with twelve years’ experience as the executive director of neighborhood organizations on Minneapolis’ north and south sides.

While in her current role as Executive Director of the Corcoran Neighborhood group, Amy co-created Women WISDOM, a neighborhood based outreach program to women used in prostitution, and Mujeres en Accion y Poder, a leadership program for Latinas. She recently began working with the Sexual Violence Center and their La Voz del Cambio prevention initiative with Latin@s.

While an undergraduate, Amy was a volunteer legal advocate at Tubman. She earned a Master’s of Public Affairs from the Humphrey Institute, where her research centered on gender bias in public office. She is active in politics, was a driving force behind the establishment of the Midtown Farmer’s Market in her neighborhood, and has worked on many collaborative projects, engaging with legislators, city and state officials, and a wide range of non-profit and community organizations.

Amy is excited about putting her considerable energy to work on behalf of justice for women and children, and we are thrilled she is joining us. You will see Amy around the office, at court hearings, and at meetings beginning in a few weeks. We hope you’ll make an effort to welcome her and share your knowledge and insights.

Thank you for your continued confidence in us during this transition to new leadership, and for your steadfast support of our work in the courts.

Thompson Aderinkomi, WATCH Board of Directors Chair



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More Resources (Newsletters)

The following newsletters are available at these Web sites, or through the contact persons in parentheses:

1) Children, Youth and Family Health eNewsletter (Julia Johnsen john2314@umn.edu): http://www.epi.umn.edu/mch/assets/downloads/CYFHOct11.pdf 

2) Minnesota Alliance on Crime’s MACupdates(Kelly Moller ed@mnallianceoncrime.org): http://mnallianceoncrime.org/ 

Both contain tons of information and resources...subscribe if you wish!



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Book Recommendations

(Send your book recommendations to amy.kenzie@state.mn.us)

* Class Action, Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler, http://www.amazon.com/Class-Action-Landmark-Changed-Harassment/dp/0385496133/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334786159&sr=1-1 

* Girls Like Us, Rachel Lloyd,  http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Like-Us-Fighting-Activist/dp/0061582050

* Nickels, Christine Stark,  http://www.christinestark.com/

* The Sum of My Parts, Olga Trujillo, http://www.olgatrujillo.com/

* The In Between, Erica Staab,  http://ericastaab.com/the-in-between/

* Transforming a Rape Culture, http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Transforming-a-Rape-Culture/Emilie-Buchwald/e/9781571312693?itm=1&usri=transforming+the+rape+culture

* Trauma Stewardship, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky www.traumastewardship.com

* When Survivors Give Birth, Penny Simkin, PT, and Phyllis Klaus, CSW, MFT http://www.amazon.com/When-Survivors-Give-Birth-Understanding/dp/1594040222

* Don’t Get so Upset!” Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding your own. A guide for Caregivers. Tamar Jacobson, Ph.D. http://www.redleafpress.org/Search.aspx?k=Don%E2%80%99t%20Get%20so%20Upset!

* Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade - And How We Can Fight It, http://www.notforsalestore.org/signature-products/not-for-sale-book/the-return-of-the-global-slave-trade.html

* Website for books on teaching gender equality to younger grades http://www.acceptingdad.com/supportive-book-media-for-gender-variant-non-conforming-kids/ includes:

o Horace and Morris But Mostly Dolores by James Howe and Amy Walrod
o The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
o My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kildavis
o The Straight Line Wonder by Mem Fox



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Web Resources

Minnesota:

* Cordelia Anderson www.cordeliaanderson.com

* Minnesota Battered Women’s Coalition www.mcbw.org

* Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse MINCAVA www.mincava.umn.edu

* Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault www.mncasa.org

* Minnesota Department of Health Sexual Violence Prevention Program www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp

* Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/Pages/default.aspx

* Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center www.miwrc.org

* Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition www.miwsac.org

* Minnesota Men’s Action Network www.menaspeacemakers.org/programs/mnman

* Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota www.pcamn.org

* The National Child Protection Training Center http://www.ncptc.org/

* The Advocates for Human Rights http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/

National:

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sexual Violence Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/sexualviolence/index.html

* National Alliance to End Sexual Violence http://naesv.org/

* National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation www.preventtogether.org

* National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) www.nsvrc.org

* Prevention Institute www.preventioninstitute.org

* PreventConnect www.preventconnect.org

* VAWnet Violence Against Women National Online Resource Center http://www.vawnet.org/



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Funding Opportunities

The Women's Foundation of Minnesota is accepting proposals for the multi-year Social Change Fund Implementation Grants. Application deadline is October 18. Click here for more information: http://www.wfmn.org/

VAWnet features sources of government and private funding that are available to support projects or organizations working to end violence against women, or to provide opportunities for individual survivors. Government funding resources includes information on the 26 United States Federal grant-making agencies, portals to federal, local, and state government funding resources, and opportunities from the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the Department Centers for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Private funding resources include grants, scholarships, fellowships and/or awards for individual women available from foundations, charities and private trusts.  http://www.vawnet.org/grants-funding/funding-opportunities.php  http://www.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/FundingAlert-V7N5.pdf

Grants.gov is a source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Learn more about Grants.gov and determine if you are eligible for grant opportunities offered on this site.  www.grants.gov

Searchable online document of grants
The U.S. Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has launched a new, searchable online document of current funding opportunities and new initiatives, the OJP Program Plan. It features the latest and most complete information regarding both competitive and noncompetitive grants, training and technical assistance, research, and other resources available to the justice community.  http://www.ojp.gov/ProgramPlan/index.htm

NSVRC - Opportunities. This section provides information about funding (and volunteer, job and educational opportunities, as well as award nominations of interest to those in the fields of sexual violence prevention and intervention). Announcements are added daily and organizations are invited to submit volunteer opportunities, job listings, and calls for papers, abstracts and proposals for journals, anthologies and conferences.  http://www.nsvrc.org/opportunities

MINCAVA. The MN Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) includes information and resources on a number of violence topics and includes a section on funding.  www.mincava.umn.edu



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Calendar

Note…For additional events and great resources link to The Advocates for Human Rights: http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/The_Advocates_Events.html 

the MN Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA): http://www.mincava.umn.edu/types/11

the Minnesota Women’s Consortium: http://www.mnwomen.org/Calendar.html
and the  National Child Protection Training Center: http://www.ncptc.org/

Ongoing:

 Midwest Children’s Resource Center announces Stewards of Children, Child Sexual Abuse Training. Arrange your training today! Contact Maggie Carney at 651-220-6804 or Maggie.carney@childrensmn.org 

 2012 ongoing training opportunities from the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC). Link to: http://www.ncptc.org/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC={AD52E178-3A36-4A98-976E-BA63C377540E}

October:
 Take Back the Night, October 23, 2012, St. Paul, MN. http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101657167209-414/TBTN2012-1.pdf

 Campus Sexual Assault Policy Conference, October 25-26, 2012, Ann Arbor, Michigan. http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/campus-sexual-assault-conference/20120627

 33rd Annual Healthy Teen Network National Conference, October 16-19, 2012, Minneapolis, MN. For more information on the conference, including links to registration and a preliminary brochure link to: http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/index.asp?Type=B_LIST&SEC={9C3C35F1-74CA-46DA-A835-7C035DBD93EA}

 Surfing Stormy Seas: Promoting and Protecting Emotional Health for Boys and Young Men, Chat Room Dates: Tuesdays - October 16, 23, and 30. Link to Online Registration: http://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Error/errorEvent.asp?ievent=1039397&en=bqIGITOBL7JFKTPBIbKFLTOwFiIQIQNvHiIRL1OIKnJZIdJ&err=C

November:
 Not For Sale Global Forum: Justice for the Bottom Billion, November 1-2, Sunnyvale, CA. For further information and to register, link to www.nfsglobalforum.org

 Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN), Using Stories for Prevention: Tapping into HeART, November 2, 2012. For information contact Amy Kenzie: amy.kenzie@state.mn.us

 Teenwise 101, November 8, 2012, Minneapolis, MN. Questions? Contact Jill Farris, Director of Training and Education at 651-644-1447 x18, jill@teenwisemn.org.

 Helping Children and Families Thrive: A Look at the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study Regional Workshops for 2012. Link to: http://reg.emprc.org/fallforums2012/ (link removed)

Mark your calendar for 2013 SVPN meetings:
 February 8, 2013, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact Amy Kenzie: amy.kenzie@state.mn.us
 May 10, 2013, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact Amy Kenzie: amy.kenzie@state.mn.us
 August 9, 2013, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For information contact Amy Kenzie: amy.kenzie@state.mn.us
 November 1, 2013, 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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Minnesota Department of Health
PO BOX 64882
ST PAUL MN 55164-0882
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