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October 05, 2005

MN Network on Abuse in Later Life Training, Grand Rapids, October 12, 2005

The Minnesota Network on Abuse in Later Life will be holding a training: Building Partnerships with Marginalized and Underserved Communities.


  • Registration, Information and Introductions (Lunch Provided)
  • What is Domestic/Sexual Abuse in later Life?
  • How does Agism Impact the Help and Services Received by Victims of Abuse in Later Life?
  • Identifiers, Barriers, Advocacy, Referrals and Connections in the:
  • Native American Elder Community
  • Isolated Rural Elder Community

Building Partnerships with Marginalized and Underserved Communities

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Registration at 8:30 a.m.)
United Methodist Church
1701 SE 5th Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN
$25.00 or $20.00 MNALL members (5 hours CEU)

Co-Sponsored by Advocates for Family Peace, Grand Rapids and The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

Who should attend?
Domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, adult protection personnel, health care persons - including nursing home, home health care, parish nursing and clinic personnel, - faith communities, social workers, senior service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors and community members.

Send registration to

P.O. Box 4565 (*new P O Box Number)
St. Paul , MN 55104 By
Registration due October 10, 2005

Registration fee ($25.00 or $20.00 for MNALL members)will be accepted at the door but please send in or email registration for box lunch head count.

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Dads Make a Difference Teen Trainings: October 24, 2005 in Mankato, November 13-14 in Plymouth

Dads Make a Difference? is a Minnesota statewide paternity education program of Concordia University Saint Paul where senior high teens, male and female, are trained to teach a 4-lesson curriculum about the importance of fathers in children?s lives to youth in grades 6-8. Dads Make a Difference Teen Trainings: A service-learning, youth development, leadership opportunity for teens. Teens, along with an adult advisor, attend training to learn the content and gain the skills needed to teach. This prevention program designed to help prevent too-early parenting and increase the involvement of the future generation of fathers, the curriculum helps older teens discuss the legal, financial, and emotional responsibilities of parenting with younger youth.

Southern Minnesota Training (maximum 60 teens)
Monday, October 24, 2005
Best Western, Mankato
8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.
Registration deadline: October 10, 2005
Cost: $45 per participant - teen or adult bringing teens for 1-day training

Metro Training (maximum 160 teens)
Sunday - Monday, November 13-14, 2005
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Plymouth
Training is overnight, beginning 9:00 a.m. Day 1 through 3:00 p.m. Day 2
Registration deadline: October 29, 2005
$55 per participant - teen or adult bringing teens for 2-day training

Sliding fee or scholarships available if needed, please inquire. Both trainings are open to teens from schools and agencies statewide.

For more information
Jan Hayne, Program Director
Dads Make a Difference
(651) 603-6312

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Free Jacob Wetterling Foundation On-line Safety Workshop, November 15, 2005

Jacob Wetterling Foundation (JWF) and the Anoka County Child Abuse Prevention Council have teamed up with the support of Connexus R Energy to help adults and communities learn how to better protect children and teenagers. A personal and online safety workshop for families and professionals will be held at Spring Lake Park School District 16, Community Service Fine Arts Center the evening of November 15, 2005, 6:30-8:00pm. The presentation will address common myths about child victimization and will include current statistics and trends related to child safety. Additionally, the workshop will include safety messages and skills for families such as encouraging children and teenagers to check first with parents before going anywhere with anyone or accepting gifts, learning to trust instincts about safe and unsafe situations, selecting safe and appropriate caregivers for children and much more.

Register for the On-line Safety Workshop

E-mail JWF
Phone: (651) 714-4673

Registration is due November 8th. Free child care will be provided to pre-registered families.

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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training Program, Dec 6-9, 2005

The objectives of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training program address the development of skillful assessment techniques, thorough understanding of the dynamics of rape and intimate partner violence and the mechanics of injury which provide a solid foundation for working with survivors. Participants will learn the research base and legal rationales with protocols used by SANEs.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training Program
Holiday Inn Express, Bemidji, Minnesota
December 6-9, 2005
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
CEUs: 33.6 CEUs for Nursing, 13 Continuing Education hours for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by the Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota and North Country Health Services
RSVP by November 30, 2005

Who should attend
Registered nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, as well as law enforcement, district attorneys, and sexual assault advocates (these individuals only need to attend the first two days).

This course will be conducted by Linda Ledray, PhD, RN, FAAN, a certified SANE trainer and Director of the Sexual Assault Resource Service of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Ledray is a nationally recognized expert and pioneer in the area of forensic nursing. The program is supported by an array of interdisciplinary expert faculty.

North Country Health Services Education Department
1300 Anne Street, NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 333-5578 or
(218) 751-4530

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Minnesota Department of Health Creates Inventory of Violence Prevention Programs

The Minnesota Department of Health's Injury and Violence Prevention Unit is creating an inventory of programs working to prevent violence toward or among children and adolescents. If your program fits that description, please to take a few minutes to complete a short survey. The intent is to make this inventory widely available either via the web or in a book-like format. If you would like other programs to know about the work you are doing, your participation is encouraged.

If you have any trouble, questions, or you are unsure if your program has participated, please don't hesitate to contact Maureen Holmes, (651) 281-9871.

If your program has already participated, thank you!

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10 Ways News Media Can Be Allies to Survivors of Sexual Assault

10 Ways News Media Can Be Allies to Survivors of Sexual Assault from Women Escaping a Violent Environment, adapted from News Coverage of Violence Against Women by Marian Meyers (1997), provides a guide for media which includes such suggestions as avoiding stereotypes, placing sexual assault in a social context, becoming educated about violence against women, and being mindful of issues of race and class when reporting on a sexual assault case.

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