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September 10, 2004

Conference registration deadline extended and agenda updated for the Center for Reducing Rural Violence (CRRV) Conference

The registration deadline for the CRRV conference has been extended to September 17. Rooms at Ruttgers are still available but are no longer guaranteed, so be sure to register quickly. For registration information and an up-to-date conference agenda contact the CRRV.

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Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: A Resource Guide for Mandated Reporters

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has released, Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: A Resource Guide for Mandated Reporters. This guide is designed to help mandated reporters better understand the statute and to outline appropriate action that should be taken if there is a suspicion of child abuse or neglect.

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Special Issue of VAW: The Case Against the Legalization of Prostitution

A special issue of Violence Against Women addressing the case against the legalization of prostitution with focus on the demand for prostitution is available online at Sage Publications.

This special issue (October 1, 2004, Vol. 10, No. 10) may also be ordered as hard copy.

The issue contains the following articles:

  • Janice G. Raymond, Guest Editor's Introduction, Violence Against Women 2004 10: 1083-1086.
  • Melissa Farley, "Bad for the Body, Bad for the Heart": Prostitution Harms Women Even if Legalized or Decriminalized, Violence Against Women 2004 10: 1087-1125.
  • Esohe Aghatise, Trafficking for Prostitution in Italy: Possible Effects of Government Proposals for Legalization of Brothels, Violence Against Women 2004 10: 1126-1155.
  • Janice G. Raymond, Prostitution on Demand: Legalizing the Buyers as Sexual Consumers, Violence Against Women 2004 10: 1156-1186.
  • Gunilla Ekberg, The Swedish Law that Prohibits the Purchase of Sexual Services: Best Practices for Prevention of Prostitution and Trafficking in Human Beings, Violence Against Women 2004 10: 1187-1218.

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National Center for Victims of Crime Training Institute, Minneapolis, MN, September 29-October 1, 2004

Training Topics

  • Community Needs Assessment: Tools and Techniques
  • Creating Youth Leadership Programs
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence Investigation and Prosecution
  • Program Evaluation
  • Stalking
  • Stalking in Native American Communities
  • Teen Interventions
  • Teenage Victimization
  • Threat Assessment
  • Train the Trainer
  • Use of Technology to Stalk
  • When Helping Hurts

Who Should Attend

  • Victim service providers and allied professionals
  • Community and system-based victim service providers
  • Law enforcement officials and advocates
  • School-based counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Religious leaders
  • Youth development workers
  • Social service providers
  • Healthcare workers
  • Community organizers

Non-members $225, Members $170
Register on-line at the National Center for Victims of Crime or call (202) 467-8700.

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MN Network on Abuse in Later Life: Community Partnerships and Legal and Law Enforcement Issues Specific to “Over 50” Victims

MN Network on Abuse in Later Life: Community Partnerships and Legal and Law Enforcement Issues Specific to “Over 50” Victims
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Co-sponsored by WRAP of Redwood Falls
Public Health Building
266 E Bridge St (Hwy 19 & 71)
Redwood Falls, MN
Registration beginning at 8:30 am - Training begins at 9:00 am.
3 hours CEU/P.O.S.T. credits

Information and Introductions

What is Abuse in Later Life? Barbara Doherty, Adult Protection MN Dept of Human Services;

MNALL - Domestic Abuse

Panel Discussion: How Do We Respond? Domestic Abuse Advocate - WRAP; Sexual Assault Advocate; Adult Protection; Local/Area Law Enforcement; Court Representative, Legal Services/Lawyer for seniors; LGBT Issues, OutFront MN; Health Care Group Case Discussion

Who Should Attend?
Battered women's advocates, Sexual Assault Advocates, Adult Protection Personnel, Area Agency on Aging Personnel, Health Care Personnel, Law Enforcement, Legal/Court Personnel, Social Workers, Faith Community Leaders, members of senior organizations and any/all senior service providers.

Please forward this information to any of those persons in your community who may be able to participate - or send them a personal invite!

Minnesota Network On Abuse in Later Life (link removed)
P O Box 130035
Roseville, MN 55113-0001
(651) 636-5311

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Youth Organizing and Advocacy in the Twin Cities

Activists Arise!

Find out what young change agents are up to and what youth workers can do to help sustain actions and support youth participation at our fall Friday forum. Please join us to hear about the latest strategies that youth and community organizers are utilizing to build community connections, and recruit and train young people to be a voice for positive change.

Come to the Twin Cities Youth Work Coalition's (TCYC) Fall Friday Forum to build connections with youth workers across the Twin Cities while you learn more about what is happening with youth organizing initiatives in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Twin Cities Youth Work Coalition
October 8, 2004
8:30 Networking/continental breakfast, 9:00-12:00 Program
To pre-register call, (612) 625-3633

New Location
Merrick/East Side Community Center
1526 E. 6th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106
Use MapQuest for directions, or call (651) 771-8821

Forum fee: TCYC members: FREE. - Non-TCYC members: $10.00 at the door.
To become a member of TCYC please call Jina Downwind, (612) 625-3633.

Twin Cities Youth Work Coalition (TCYC) is dedicated to strengthening and supporting individuals and organizations who work in communities throughout the Twin Cities to better the lives of youth.

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