Sexual Violence Prevention E-News

Sexual Violence Prevention Network


October 19, 2004

Sexual Violence Prevention Network: Helping Society Grow Up: Moving Beyond Shame, Control and Domination, Friday, November 5, 2004

Helping Society Grow Up: Moving Beyond Shame, Control and Domination will be presented by Dr. Michael Obsatz, Associate Professor of Sociology at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN where he has taught for 37 years. He is a workshop leader, and author of 3 books, including the award-winning Raising Nonviolent Children in a Violent World, two plays about bullying, and a film called That's Enough, about bullying and school shootings.

Helping Society Grow Up: Moving Beyond Shame, Control and Domination
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
MDH Snelling Office Park, St. Paul, MN
11:00 a.m. - noon: Welcome, introductions and information sharing, including a brief presentation from invited guest Eric Lipman, Governor's State Sex Offender Policy Coordinator.
Noon - 12:30 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Presentation

Lunch will be provided

R.S.V.P. required by Monday, November 1, 2004
Contact Amy Kenzie, (651) 281-9810

Please note: Requests for special accommodations must be made by Monday, October 25, 2004
Please provide name, telephone number and type of accommodation needed to Amy Kenzie.

The Sexual Violence Prevention Network is a quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and collaboration, co-hosted by: the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, and the Minnesota Department of Health, Sexual Violence Prevention Program.

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Two events sponsored by Breaking Free: March, Rally and Candlelight Vigil and Free Screening of film Lilja 4-Ever, Oct 26 and 27, 2004

October 26, 2004, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm (770 University Avenue, St. Paul)
Breaking Free will hold a march through the areas in St. Paul known to have high traffic for prostitution. The march will begin at the Breaking Free offices, 770 University Avenue, St. Paul, and cover a 7-block area that will end back at Breaking Free. Following the march will be a candlelight vigil to raise awareness about prostitution and how it affects our community as a whole.

October 27, 2004, 1:30 to 4:30 pm (Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis)
Breaking Free will sponsor a free screening of the film, Lilja 4-Ever, the story of a young Russian girl lured into prostitution in Germany. The film portrays the reality of how women and girls are recruited into prostitution in our community and in the world. A panel discussion will follow the film.

RSVP to Gigi, (651) 645-6557.

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Children and Depression: How To Recognize It and What We Can Do To Help, October 30, 2004

Do you ever:

  • Wonder why your child always seems to be moody, have mood swings, has emotional outbursts or other behavior problems?
  • Wonder what depression looks like in a child?
  • Worry how your child will cope with the many challenges in his/her life?
  • Feel helpless about how to help your child when nothing seems to work?

This workshop will give you an opportunity to:

  • Recognize how children exhibit signs of depression and what can cause it.
  • Understand how stress and depression affect a child’s social, academic and emotional success.
  • Identify the warning signs and symptoms of depression that may lead to suicidal thinking and possible attempts.
  • Learn strategies and resources to help a young person who exhibits depression-like characteristics.

Presented by Sara R. Bambery
Sara R. Bambery is a School Psychologist M.S.E. Specialist in the Minneapolis School District, and has worked with children for over fifteen years. Sara currently serves as a consultant for Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota / Circle of Parents by providing workshops and seminars throughout the Minnesota on topics related to critical children’s issues. Throughout the year Sara also utilizes her professional skills as a consultant and the new Director of Psychological Services for the Camp Heartland organization, developing and coordinating support programs benefiting children around the country affected by AIDS/HIV.

Children and Depression: How To Recognize It and What We Can Do To Help
Saturday, October 30, 2004
9:30am - noon
Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota / Circle of Parents
1821 University Avenue
Griggs Midway Building, conference room 254
Saint Paul, MN

Contact, Lois Gunderson, Initiative for Violence-Free Families, Family & Children's Service, (612) 728-2094.

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Teen Pregnancy Project/Sexual Violence Action Team: Networking meeting, October 21, 2004

The next meeting of the Saint Paul - Ramsey County Teen Pregnancy Project/Sexual Violence Action Team will be on Thursday, October 21, 2004, 2:30-4:30pm, MDH Snelling Office Park, 1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN.

RSVP: Grit Youngquist, (651) 266-2407

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Teen Parent Connection Community Forum, October 26, 2004

If you work with or are connected to teen parents and their families or programs that serve them, please join the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP), for the Let's Talk Month Forum.

October is the time to remind parents and caregivers of their power in promoting their child’s sexual health. Since not everyone feels comfortable in this role, it is our job as professionals to assist them. MOAPPP invites you to a morning forum to:

  • Explore effective strategies for encouraging parents and caregivers to have open discussions with their families about sexuality.
  • Share ideas, resources and materials for working with diverse groups of parents and caregivers.
  • Network with other professionals who work with parents, grandparents, teen parents and other adults significant in the lives of children birth through adolescence.

Let's Talk Month Forum
October 26, 2004, 8:30am - noon
River of Life Church Community Room
2200 Fremont Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN

For more information contact Lisa Turnham at MOAPPP, 651.644.1447 , ext. 18.

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Mark your calendars: Jackson Katz to speak on violence, media and masculinity, December 8 and 9, 2004

Jackson Katz is a former all-star football player and founder and director of Mentors in Violence Prevention Strategies, an organization that provides gender violence prevention training and materials. He is also the creator of an educational video, Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity. Katz has lectured at hundreds of schools and colleges across the nation and has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC News 20/20 and the CBS Evening News.

Event Information

December 8th, 2004
7 pm - 9 pm
Harding High School Auditorium (St. Paul)
A presentation open to the public on American Manhood and Violence Against Women (Q & A to follow)
FREE Admission

December 9th, 2004
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Metropolitan State University’s Great Hall (St. Paul)
A workshop for educators and others who work with youth on building skills in violence prevention.
Registration Fee: $20

December 9th, 2004
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Metropolitan State University’s Ecolab Community Room
A lunch meeting for people who work with men and young men who abuse.
Registration Fee: $10

For more information and registration forms, contact Moira Lynch, (651) 241-5862.

This event is sponsored by Eastside Peacemakers, Partners for Violence Prevention, Hennepin County Initiative for Violence-Free Families, Domestic Abuse Project, the Sexual Violence Prevention Program of the Minnesota Department of Health, Ramsey County Initiative for Violence-Free Families and Communities, Harding High School, and the Community Violence Prevention Institute at Metropolitan State University.

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SVPN mailings to be posted on MDH website as SVPN E-News

As announced in earlier mailings, SVPN mailings will soon be posted on the Minnesota Department of Health Sexual Violence Prevention Program website! You will continue to receive SVPN e-mails, to be re-named: SVPN E-News. These e-mails will contain a contents list and a link to our website for accessing the information. Previous SVPN e-mails will also be available on our website soon, for your reference. Watch for the new SVPN E-News!

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