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Sexual Violence Prevention Network


August 18, 2005

Child and Adolescent Violence Prevention Summit

Join the Minnesota Department of Health in launching this newest effort to understand where the field of child and adolescent health promotion / violence prevention is right now, and where it needs to go. We want to bring together a diverse, informed, motivated group to identify the strengths as well as the gaps in the work that we do.

Our primary goal will be to closely examine how our own agencies and programs promote child and adolescent health as a key strategy in preventing violence. It will be vital to hear from as many voices as possible as this project gets underway.

Who: Any and all interested in child and adolescent health promotion and violence prevention
What: The first step toward creating a statewide violence prevention strategic plan that addresses violence toward and among children and adolescents
When: Friday, September 9, 2005, promptly at 12:00pm-4:30pm
Where: Black Bear Crossing at the Como Pavilion (651/488-4920), 1360 North Lexington Parkway, Saint Paul 55103 [use mapquest for directions]
Costs related to transportation will be reimbursed.
Lunch will be provided.

Hosted by the Minnesota Department of Health
Facilitated by Cordelia Anderson of Sensibilities, Inc.
Keynote to be delivered by Dr. Marti Farrell Erickson

To register, contact Maureen Holmes, 651.281-9871.

Please feel free to share this invitation with others you feel would be an asset to the effort.

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New resources from the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA)

MINCAVA has lots of new additions including:

Addressing Elder Sexual Abuse: Developing a Community Response, Author: Karla Vierthaler, Nora Dowd Eisenhower and Delia Rumberg.
Description: This multimedia curriculum is created to promote community partnerships in combating elder sexual abuse. This is a joint project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency.

National Sexual Assault Resource Sharing Project (RSP).
Description: Funded by the Office of Violence Against Women, the RSP was created to help state sexual assault coalitions across the country access the resources they need in order to develop and thrive. The project is designed to provide technical assistance, support, and to facilitate peer-driven resources for all statewide sexual assault coalitions.

Be sure to check out (and bookmark) MNCAVA's Events Calendar (for MN and elsewhere) page too!

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Free downloads from the Search Institute

The 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.

More information about the 40 Developmental Assets and other resources is available through the Search Institute.

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New fact sheets from the Sexual Violence Justice Institute are now available at the MNCASA website

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) program of the MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) encourages the effective and victim-centered investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases by increasing access to protocols, training and resources. Research shows that only 16 percent to 20 percent of sexual assault victims turn to the criminal justice system for help. For a variety of reasons, victims have not seen the traditional system as a viable option. It is the MNCASA goal to work together with community professionals to stop this trend. More information is available through MNCASA and SVJI fact sheets:.

  • Advocate Privilege
  • Community Notification
  • Evidentiary Exam Payment
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Offender Registration
  • Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault
  • Minor Consent for Services
  • Statute of Limitations for Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Vulnerable Adult Mandatory Reporting Fact Sheet

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Save the date: Transgender Competency Training

Transgender Competency Training, co-sponsored by the Ramsey County Sexual Assault Protocol Team and Sexual Offense Services, will be held on September 8, 2005, from noon - 4:00 p.m. The training is being opened up to other SMART/SAIC teams as well. Please feel free to forward on to colleagues and anyone else you think may be interested.

Nicole C. Albaugh, Violence Prevention and Ramsey County Sexual Assault Protocol Coordinator, Partners for Violence Prevention, (651) 241-5864,

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Save the Date: Building Healthy Futures: Tools to Prevent Sexual Assault and Domestic/Dating Violence

The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, in collaboration with VDH and VDSS is proud to sponsor a new and innovative training conference providing the most ground-breaking concepts in the primary prevention of sexual and domestic /dating violence.

This three day conference includes national speakers, in-depth training on successful prevention projects from around the country, and a look at Virginia's violence prevention initiatives.

Building Healthy Futures: Tools to Prevent Sexual Assault and Domestic/Dating Violence
October 5-7, 2005
Richmond, VA

Keynote speakers

  • Joe Ehrmann, whose work to inspire his HS football players to "have a cause beyond themselves" lead these young men to have a new perspective on manhood, relationships, and a winning record for their team. He was featured in Parade Magazine.
  • Shanterra McBride, who has done amazing work to create leadership opportunities in violence prevention for teens in the DC area.

Five-hour showcases of promising sexual violence/intimate partner violence prevention initiatives:

Men Can Stop Rape: Men Of Strength (MOST) Clubs and related activities.

The Washington State Coalition Against Sexual Assault: statewide community development model for SV prevention.

The Violence-Free Communities Initiative of Ramsey County: Minnesota's community development model for IPV prevention.

Safe Place: Austin's school-based "Expect Respect" program.

The EMPOWER Program: Owning Up curriculum and Girl's Advisory Board providing leadership opportunities for girls.

Brad Perry, MA
Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator
Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
(434) 979 - 9002

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Crime and Violence in Minnesota Counties: A Statistical Reference Book

The Center for Reducing Rural Violence is proud to announce the release of their 2nd edition of Crime and Violence in Minnesota Counties: A Statistical Reference Book. This new booklet contains 2000 census data included in the popular Year 2000 edition (demographics, poverty statistics), as well as crime statistics, youth risk and child maltreatment data for both 2001 and 2002. As a special offer to those ordering Crime and Violence in Minnesota Counties for the first time, a free copy of Crime and Violence in Minnesota Counties Year 2000 will be included, as long as the current stock holds out. Copies are available for $55 per copy plus shipping and handling.

More information is available from The Center for Reducing Rural Violence, (866) 751-1585 (toll free).

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31st Annual Program Sharing Conference - Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Minnesota

Featured Speakers: Dr. Edward Ehlinger, University of Minnesota; Expert panel on Methamphetamine Prevention Practices; Kevin Smith, Iowa National Guard, Counter Drug Task Force.

The Annual Program Sharing Conference - Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Minnesota conference will offer sessions describing more than 60 programs currently applying effective prevention approaches in a variety of settings. The sessions will provide an opportunity for registrants to:

  • learn about specific prevention strategies being implemented with various target audiences
  • learn about science-based, community-based, population-wide prevention and health promotion approaches
  • learn about innovative and promising approaches
  • meet others who are interested in making prevention programs work efficiently and effectively
  • strengthen connections with colleagues throughout Minnesota

31st Annual Program Sharing Conference - Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Minnesota
Oct 6 - 7, 2005
St. Cloud Civic Center
10 Fourth Ave S
St. Cloud, MN

Cost: $125 (2 days), $95 (1 day); Students, $100 & $60.

To register
Lynne Gosselin
763.427.5310, ext. 155
800.782.1878, ext. 155
Online registration

For more information
Linda Ryden
763.427.5310, ext. 146
800.782.1878, ext. 146

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Handouts from 8/5/05 Sexual Violence Prevention Network meeting in Rochester, MN

Alcohol and Sexual Violence Resource listing

Dangerous Liaisons: Substance abuse and Sex

NIAAA Alcohol Alert [October 1997 - April 2003]

NIAAA: Alcohol and Sexual Assault

NIAAA: Strategies to Prevent Underage Drinking

CSAP's Prevention Pathways Online Courses: It Won't Happen to Me: Alcohol Abuse and Violence Against Women (for those who are concerned about the issue)

Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth

Alcohol-related injury and violence

Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility (from NIH in 2004)

Alcohol Policy Resources

Central Center for the Application of Prevention Technology
Materials and information on science-based prevention strategies including policies.
(800) 782-1878; (763) 427-5310

Minnesota Department of Health Chemical Health Promotion Program
Materials and information on reducing alcohol-related.
Jay Jaffee, (651) 281-9872

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement and Office of Traffic Safety
Support for implementing policies to reduce alcohol-related problems including sample ordinances.
Brian Kringen, 651/282-5218

Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety
Information on reducing underage drinking and impaired driving.
Sharon Johnson, 651/215-9092

Minnesota Join Together
Materials and information on reducing underage drinking.
(800) 782-1878; (763) 427-5310

Minnesota Prevention Resource Center
Materials and information on alcohol-related issues.
(800) 782-1878; (763) 427-5310

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Materials and information on policies to reduce underage drinking.

University of Minnesota Alcohol Epidemiology Program
Materials and information on policies and local ordinances.
(612) 624-1818

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Minutes - Sexual Violence Prevention Network, Friday, August 5, 2005, Rochester, MN

Sexual Violence Prevention Network
Attendees from the August 5, 2005 meeting


Donna Dunn, MNCASA Associate Director and Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) Program Manager
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
420 North 5th Street
Suite 690
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 313-2797

Monica Jensen, Community Relations Director, Dakota County
Dakota County Judicial Center
1560 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033-2392
(651) 438-4440

Patricia Rime, Program Manager, Probation/Supervised Release Services
DFO Community Corrections
151 Fourth Street SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
(507) 285-8172


Dotti Honsey
Social Worker/Advocate
Freeborn County Crime Victims Crisis Center
203 W. Clark Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: (507) 377-5463

Kris Kvols
Program Director
Goodhue Wabasha Sexual Assault Services (GWSAS, Inc.)
480 Eighth Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
Phone: (651) 388-9360, ext. 13

Jen Nelson
Sexual Assault Service Coordinator
Hands of Hope Resource Center
P.O. Box 171
Phone: (320) 732-2319

Adela Daly
Anh Dam
Program Coordinator
Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA)
300 11th Ave. NW, Ste. 110, Rochester, MN 55901
Phone: (507) 289-5960

Lindsay Brice
Law Clerk

Lou Powell, Grants Manager
Jean Miller, Program Specialist
Rose Belille, Program Specialist
Office of Justice Programs
445 Minnesota Street, Ste. 2300, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Brochures and resources provided:

  • Crime Victim Rights
  • Financial Help for Victims of Violent Crime
  • Crime Victim Justice Unit
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Report 2005
  • Crime Victim Justice Unit Report 2003-2004

Jan Hayne
Program Director
Dads Make a Difference (DMAD)
Concordia University
275 Syndicate Street N., Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 603-6312
Dads Make a Difference trains high school teens, male and female, to teach a four-lesson curriculum to middle school-age youth regrading the importance of fathers in families, responsibilities of being a parent, and importance of making good choices about risky behavior so as not to become a parent too soon. Core activities include healthy youth development, healthy relationships, and co-parenting. DMAD will have two trainings this fall for teens from schools and community agencies along with an adult advisor. Cost is $55 per participant for two-day training in Twin Cities metro area on Nov. 13-14, 2005. Cost is $45 for one-day intensive training in Mankato on Oct. 24. Sliding fee and scholarships are available if needed. Please call, email or check DMAD for more information if you work with teens and are interested in training opportunities. If you can provide places with middle school youth where teens could come in to teach, Jan Hayne would be interested in knowing about those also. DMAD is also taught in juvenile detention settings in the metro area by DMAD staff.

Camilla Kay Ward
Detention Deputy
Olmsted County ADC
101 Fourth Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 529-4674
(507) 285-7091 (fax)

Joline Hovland
Executive Director
Sexual Violence and Abuse Crisis Center
321 Fifth Street SW, Willmar, MN 56201-3570
(320) 235-8001

Carla Ferrucci, Executive Director
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
420 North 5th Street
Suite 690
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 313-2797

Jay Jaffee
Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
(651) 281-9872

Kathy Kinneberg
DFO Victim Services

Sarah Monroe
DFO Victim Services

DFO Victim Services

Melanie Matson
HOPE Center

Tina Liebling
State Representative

Valerie Williams
Winona SAIC/Women's Resource Center

Sarah Hustad

James Pierick
Freeborn County CVCC

Juliet Mitchell

Grit Youngquist
St. Paul Ramsey County Department of Public Health

Tamara Downs
Neighborhood House

Amy Kenzie
Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
(651) 281-9810

Amy Okaya
Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
(651) 281-9874

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