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January 24, 2013

SVPN Meeting/Videoconference/Live-Webstream: Marketing Across the Generations, W. St. Paul, MN, February 15, 2013

Marketing Safety Across the Generations

Join us for an exciting presentation by Bob Filipczak: Marketing Safety Across the Generations. Bob Filipczak is Social Media Coordinator for MnDOT and the co-author of Generations at Work, published in 1999 and republished in 2012. He has been studying the different generations since about 1994 when he wrote a ground breaking article about Generation X for Training Magazine. Since initially studying the Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers , he has been neck-deep in studying the next generation of young people—the Millennials. His presentation is entertaining, utilizes many ads and marketing campaigns and is amazingly insightful in terms of addressing the question: Are we messaging to the people we are trying to reach?

Julia Johnsen from the U of M Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health will lead the discussion and brainstorming following Bob’s Presentation. 

We encourage you to physically attend this SVPN meeting if possible (rather than livestreaming) to participate in what is sure to be a lively discussion! (note new location, below)

Date: Friday, February 15, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (registration/networking from 10:30-11:00, presentation/videoconference begins at 11:00)

NEW MEETING LOCATION:
Dakota County Northern Service Center, Room 110
1 Mendota Road West, West St. Paul, MN 55118, 651-554-6600
http://www.co.dakota.mn.us/MapDirections/Pages/northern-service-center.aspx

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all locations and for live webstream, link to: http://www.health.state.mn.us/svp/implement/network/registration/?gcMeetID=60
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, February 14, 2013

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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Worldwide Blackout and Candlelight Vigil to Support Survivors, January 26, 2013

On January 26, 2013, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., a worldwide blackout and candlelight vigil will be held uniting us all to end rape. Advocates and survivors in the Steubenville, Ohio area will be holding a candlelight vigil to show support of all survivors of sexual violence and are asking others around the country to organize to do the same (or at least light a candle at home that night to honor and support all survivors everywhere).

At the same time, in India, a group of student activists is promoting a country-wide blackout from 6-9 p.m., asking for lights to be turned off, and for people to wear black ribbons, as a way to protest government apathy towards women's safety and the lack of policy-changes following the New Delhi gang-rape. For more information, link to:  http://www.oaesv.org/ohio-india-unite-to-end-rape/



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Creating Trans-Welcoming Environments, February 14, 2013

Free, link to:  https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/989618303
Date: February 14, 2013
Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Central

Description:
Creating a trans-welcoming environment involves more than an agency checking off boxes on a cultural competency checklist. This webinar will review key transgender-specific 2011 research data highlighting why transgender victims/survivors are hesitant to access services and how victim service agencies can begin to address these concerns through creating a more trans-accessible and -respectful environment.  Tangible and intangible practical details will be discussed, including common components such as policies, paperwork, and procedures.  Stories and examples will emphasize the pros and cons of individual action steps, as well as best practices.

Presenters:
Michael Munson, FORGE Executive Director
Loree Cook-Daniels, FORGE Policy and Program Director



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Failure to Protect: Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse, February 22, 2013

This conference, to be held on February 22, 2013 from 8:30-5:00 p.m., is sponsored by William Mitchell and the National Child Protection Training Center.  The registration deadline for this event is 2/20/2013.  CLE and POST credits will be applied for.  The event costs $25 and includes lunch. For more information and to register: http://calendar.wmitchell.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?fromdate=2/22/2013&todate=2/22/2013&display=Day&type=public&eventidn=26930&view=EventDetails&information_id=91455

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Demand the Change for Children, March 23, 2013

Demand the Change for Children (DCC) is a grassroots and multidisciplinary collaboration of individuals and organizations working together from a preventative, child-centered approach to:

* End the sexual abuse and exploitation of children;
* Strengthen prevention efforts by mobilizing survivors, those who love and care for them, and allies;
* Keep the needs of children ahead of the needs of those organizations that protect themselves over children, and those who gain individually or financially from such abuse and exploitation; and
* Keep children’s needs central and Voices of Experience visible!

Hold the date for this year’s event taking place on March 23, 2013 at the Mall of America.  For more information, link to: http://demandthechangeforchildren.wordpress.com/



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22nd Annual Minnesota Teenwise Conference, May 2-3, 2013

Save the date for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Teenwise  Conference, to be held on May 2-3, 2013 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. This year's conference features three extraordinary keynotes: Suzanne Koepplinger, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center; Mia Mingus, Program Director of generation Five; and Laurence Steinberg, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University. Registration opens at the beginning of March. For more information link to: http://www.moappp.org/training/conference.html

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Breaking Free’s Anti-Human Trafficking Event, May 3-4, 2013

Hold the date for May 3-4, 2013 and join Breaking Free as they expand on the important work that is being done decrease the demand for commercial sex and end modern day slavery. For more information link to: http://www.breakingfree.net/

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OJP Annual Conference on Crime and Victimization, May 29-31, 2013

The Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is pleased to sponsor the 2013 OJP Conference on Crime and Victimization.  The conference will be held May 29- 31, 2013.

This multidisciplinary event brings professionals together to review current research, improve skills, share information, and network with peers. The conference challenges participants to discuss and strategize ways to address longstanding barriers to providing high quality holistic services throughout the advocacy and criminal justice systems.

Through efforts to form multidisciplinary approaches and explore the root causes of these issues, we can work together to combat the cycle of violence, crime and victimization. For more information link to: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/training-and-communication/Pages/2011-conference-on-crime-and-victimization.aspx



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National Child Protection Training Center Conference: Prevention & the Child Protection Professional: Implementing Effective Child Abuse Prevention Programs, July 22-24, 2013

This national conference is designed for child abuse prosecutors, investigators and other child protection professionals. This three-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.  

Conference Location: 
Mall of America, Great Room, 5000 Center Ct
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425

For more information link to:
http://www.ncptc.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={65688ED4-0EC8-4683-8CA3-22F903A2CE1D}



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On-line Course: Evaluating Sexual Violence Prevention Programs: Steps and Strategies for Preventionists

The NSVRC is pleased to announce the release of their latest interactive online course, Evaluating Sexual Violence Prevention Programs: Steps and Strategies for Preventionists. 

This course walks the user through the basic steps of evaluating the impact of sexual violence prevention programs.  Users will learn the key issues to consider at each of the following steps:

Step 1: Clarifying Goals and Objectives
Step 2: Planning Evaluation Design
Step 3: Choosing Measurement Tools
Step 4: Collecting Data

This course, which should take approximately 60 minutes to complete, will help users identify where their program has the skills and resources to do evaluation and where they may need some help.  Information for this course is drawn from the Technical Assistance Guide and Resource Kit for Primary Prevention and Evaluation, developed by Stephanie Townsend, PhD for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (2009). 



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Research: The Evaluation of Campus-Based Gender Violence Prevention Programming: What We Know about Program Effectiveness and Implications for Practitioners

The Evaluation of Campus-Based Gender Violence Prevention Programming: What We Know about Program Effectiveness and Implications for Practitioners, by Roberta E. Gibbons with contributions from Julie Evans.

This Applied Research paper reviews available evidence on the effectiveness of gender violence prevention programs on college campuses, explores various models of campus-based prevention programming, and discusses the implications of emerging themes from the literature for practice.

Colleges and universities have been a key venue for the development and evaluation of sexual violence prevention programming. However, there are no studies demonstrating a link between campus-based sexual assault prevention programs and a subsequent campus-wide reduction in the incidence of sexual violence (Coker, Cook-Craig, Williams, Fisher, Clear, Garcia, & Hegge, 2011; Teten Tharp, DeGue, Lang, Valle, Massetti, Holt, & Matjasko, 2011). Nevertheless, there remain important reasons to pursue campus-based gender violence prevention programming...continue reading: http://www.vawnet.org/domestic-violence/summary.php?doc_id=3486&find_type=web_desc_AR



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MDH Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Website

We are excited to present the brand new Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Portal website, 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 Hannah Rivenburgh (hannah.rivenburgh@state.mn.us) or Sarah Dugan (Sarah.Dugan@state.mn.us).

NOTE: Sarah Dugan (Sarah.Dugan@state.mn.us) will be presenting on the website to at the MN State Colleges and Universities conference at the end of the month. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please contact Sara (sara.dugan@state.mn.us) by January 30. Thank you.



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Archived webinars from NEARI Press

NEARI is nationally recognized for bringing professionals and families the practical, helpful, and cutting edge information they need to care for at-risk children, youth, and adults. For over 20 years, NEARI has been providing nationally recognized “cutting edge” work with seriously emotionally disturbed children and youth as well as providing “state of the art” resources about sexual abuse prevention.

NEARI’s mission
* To provide education and treatment services for emotionally disturbed, traumatized, neurologically challenged and learning disabled children and adolescents.
* To create effective learning opportunities for the organizations, professionals and other adults who care about these children, youth and other at-risk populations

Archived webinars from NEARI press http://www.nearipress.org/free-webinars include:
1. A Relational Approach to the Treatment of Sexually Abusive Adolescents with Phil Rich
2. Head Injury, TBI, and Its Impact on the Brain: Applications for Clinical Practice
3. Putting Neuro-Developmental Research into Your Everyday Practice
4. Working with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Sexual Behavior Problems
5. Introduction to Best Practices for Working with Sexually Abusive Youth with Steven Bengis
6. Changing Face of Pornography and Its Impact on Treatment with Cordelia Anderson and David Prescott
7. Successful Foundations: Promoting Safety, Family Empowerment, Health and Well Being after Sexual Harm by Youth with Joann Schladale
8. Best Practice on the Front Lines: What Works with Adolescents Who Have Sexually Abused with David Prescott



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The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: Implications for First Responders in Law Enforcement, Prosecution, and Victim Advocacy

In the latest Research for the Real World presentation, Dr. Rebecca Campbell discusses the neurobiology of sexual assault and the effect trauma has on victim behavior. Is she exhibiting normal post-trauma behavior? Or is she lying?  Dr. Campbell has given this presentation before numerous law enforcement officers. She has several tips that help officers make arrests and strengthen the case. 

Rebecca Campbell is Professor of Psychology and Program Evaluation at Michigan State University. For the past 20 years, she has conducted victimology research and evaluation, with an emphasis on violence against women and children. Her work examines how rape crisis centers and the legal, medical, and mental health systems respond to the needs of adult, adolescent, and pediatric victims of sexual assault. Her current work, funded by the National Institute of Justice, focuses on Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs and the criminal justice system.
http://nij.gov/multimedia/welcome.htm#presenter-campbell



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Position opening: Olmsted County Volunteer Coordinator/Violence Prevention Specialist

CLOSING DATE: 01-31-13;
Minimum qualifications of education and experience: Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a major in Public Health, Social Work, Education, Women’s Studies or a closely related field and one (1) year experience in volunteer coordination  -OR-  A combination of education and experience equivalent to three (3) years of full time work in a similar position. 

Nature of work: Experience in working with victims preferred. Court advocacy experience preferred. Completion of 40 hour sexual assault advocacy course preferred.

Under the supervision of Victim Services Program, DFO Community Corrections, develops and coordinates programs for Victim Services volunteers and assist in conducting, planning, and evaluating violence prevention and health promotion projects and programs for students, parents, professionals and the general public. 

Recruits, selects, orients and trains volunteers; orients agency staff in the proper use of volunteers; schedules and makes assignments for volunteers; and performs related work as assigned.  Must stay attuned to the best practice research in the field of violence prevention.  Must be available to share on-call support nights and weekends for the 24 hour crisis line (approximately 6 weeks total on call each year).
          
For more information, http://agency.governmentjobs.com/olmsted/default.cfm



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

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 (link removed)

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, the MN Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA), the Minnesota Women’s Consortium, and the  National Child Protection Training Center

January:
*Worldwide Blackout and Candlelight Vigil to Support Survivors, January 26, 2013. For more information, link to:  http://www.oaesv.org/ohio-india-unite-to-end-rape/

February:
*SVPN Meeting/Videoconference/Live-Webstream: Marketing Across the Generations, W. St. Paul, MN, February 15, 201. To register link to: http://www.health.state.mn.us/svp/implement/network/registration/?gcMeetID=60
*Creating Trans-Welcoming Environments, February 14, 2013. Link to: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/989618303
*Failure to Protect: Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse, February 22, 2013. For more information and to register: http://calendar.wmitchell.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?fromdate=2/22/2013&todate=2/22/2013&display=Day&type=public&eventidn=26930&view=EventDetails&information_id=91455

March:
*Demand the Change for Children, March 23, 2013. For more information, link to: http://demandthechangeforchildren.wordpress.com/

May:
*22nd Annual Minnesota Teenwise Conference, May 2-3, 2013. For more information link to: http://www.moappp.org/training/conference.html
*Breaking Free’s Anti-Human Trafficking Event, May 3-4, 2013. For more information link to: http://www.breakingfree.net/
*OJP Annual Conference on Crime and Victimization, May 29-31, 2013. For more information link to: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/training-and-communication/Pages/2011-conference-on-crime-and-victimization.aspx

July:
*National Child Protection Training Center Conference: Prevention & the Child Protection Professional: Implementing Effective Child Abuse Prevention Programs, July 22-24, 2013. For more information link to: http://www.ncptc.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={65688ED4-0EC8-4683-8CA3-22F903A2CE1D}

Mark your calendar for 2013 SVPN meetings:
* February 15, 2013, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN).

* May 10, 2013, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN).

* August 9, 2013, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN).

* November 1, 2013, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN).

For information contact: Amy.Kenzie@state.mn.us

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
Coordinator, Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force
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
Sexual Violence Prevention Network: www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp/implement/network/index.cfm



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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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