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Sexual Violence Prevention Network


April 19, 2005

Sexual Violence Prevention Network, Friday, May 6, 2005, Detroit Lakes, MN

Please come to the next meeting of the Sexual Violence Prevention Network, a quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and collaboration.

Special presentaion topic: Understanding and working with youth who have been both sexual offenders and victims: How to reduce the risks and stop the cycle of abuse. Presented by Jeff Hansen, MS, Admissions and Community Relations Supervisor, Mille Lacs Academy.

Mille Lacs Academy is a community-based residential treatment center specializing in the treatment of sexually reactive children and adolescents who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviors. The academy is located 75 miles north of the Twin Cities in Onamia, Minnesota.

Sexual Violence Prevention Network quarterly gathering
Friday, May 6, 2005
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lakes Crisis & Resource Center, Detroit Lakes, MN
718 Washington Street
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
parking available 1 block away at the Washington Square Mall (use mapquest directions)

Lunch will be provided

R.S.V.P. Required by Monday, May 2, 2005

Contact Amy Kenzie, (651) 281-9810

Please note
Requests for special accommodations must be made by Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Provide name, telephone number and type of accommodation needed to Amy Kenzie.

11 a.m. - noon: Welcome, introductions and information sharing
Noon - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Presentation

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Video Premiere: A Crime of Violence - Understanding Sexual Assault

St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), Inc. presents the video premier of A Crime of Violence: Understanding Sexual Assault, at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson WI.

St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team, Inc and Taproot, Inc co-produced the educational but entertaining video. A Crime of Violence: Understanding Sexual Assault educates viewers regarding the dynamics of sexual assault and shows one victim's healing journey as she makes empowering choices. This video is appropriate for kids as young as middle school and yet still captures the attention of adults.

The Black-tie Optional Premiere and fundraiser at The Phipps Center for the Arts starts with a reception at 6:00 and the program at 7:00. The premiere will feature keynote speaker Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton, musical talent Laurel Hay and In Transit who created the original soundtrack for the video, a mock Academy Awards ceremony and a special performance from Chanteuse (the Hudson High School all women's choir).

A Crime of Violence - Understanding Sexual Assault
April 25, 2005
6:00 Reception
7:00 Program
Keynote speaker: Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton

Tickets are now on sale!
Adults: $10.00
Students: $5.00
Buy tickets online or send ticket request and amount by April 15, 2005:
PO Box 186
Baldwin, WI 54002

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Save the date: Consent Defense training coming soon to Albert Lea

Winning the Consent Defense Case is a training for investigators and prosecutors of criminal sexual conduct cases on the most difficult cases: the acquaintance sexual assault with a consent defense. Presented by experienced prosecutors and law enforcement.

Winning the Consent Defense Case
May 20, 2005, 9:00 - 4:30
Riverland Community College
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Hosted by the Sexual Violence Justice Institute

POST and CLE credits applied

For more information contact the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

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Announcing: 2005 Asset Trainings at the Asset Headquarters

The Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. To accomplish this mission, the institute generates and communicates new knowledge, and brings together community, state, and national leaders.

At the heart of the institute's work is the framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

Each year, the Search Institute offers training events to inspire community change and bring the Developmental Assets to your school, community, or organization. More information and register is available through the Search Institute.

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Stories of Silence: Recovering from Boyhood Sexual Abuse

The documentary, Stories of Silence: Recovering from Boyhood Sexual Abuse, by award winning Seattle filmmaker Ethan Delavan, tells the story of recovery from the eyes and minds of child sex abuse victims in recovery.

The men in Delavan’s film will educate you, challenge you, shock you, frustrate and inspire you as they convey their unique stories with passion and conviction. In the end, as they unveil their journey to recovery, the message is clear: The horrible nature of sex crimes against children cannot be overstated.

At the conclusion of the documentary, Victor Vieth, director of The National Child Protection Training Center will discuss his renowned paper, Unto the Third Generation: A Call to End Child Abuse in the United States within 120 Years.

Stories of Silence: Recovering from Boyhood Sexual Abuse
Monday, April 25, 2005
7-9 p.m.
Minnesota History Center’s 3M Auditorium
Admission is free.

If you have a high speed internet connection a trailer of the documentary is available for viewing.

More information is available from the Survivor's Network Minnesota, or call 651.215.9913.

This screening has been arranged in association with The National Child Protection Training Center at Winona State University, Delavan Dramaworks, Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota; and with the cooperation of Stop It Now! Minnesota, Sexual Violence Center, CornerHouse, Sexual Offense Services of Ramsey County, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Voice of the Faithful-Twin Cities Affiliate, and the Survivors Network Minnesota.

Don't miss this very powerful film that is sure to encourage further efforts to prevent child sex abuse.

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E-Initiator now available on-line

The Initiative for Violence Free Families has just released it's spring edition of the E-Initiator, an online newsletter.

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National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center website

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center is useful to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professional or lay person interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.

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Prevent Child Abuse MN Position Opening

Prevent Child Abuse MN (PCAMN) seeks a passionate, energetic, and effective full time fundraiser to help PCAMN get to the next level and end child abuse and neglect in Minnesota. Excellent organizational, oral and written skills; experience with grant acquisition, donor development, and special events is required. Knowledge of RMM process an asset.

Send resume and cover letter
1821 University Ave. W., Suite 202S
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Salary dependent on qualifications. Excellent benefits. EEO employer

PCAMN Mission: To prevent child abuse and neglect by promoting positive parenting, healthy families, and homes where children are valued and loved.

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