Sexual Violence Prevention Network

SVPN E-News

January 24, 2005

Reminder - Sexual Violence Prevention Network Meeting: Male Victimization - Perspectives on Prevention, Friday, February 3, 2006, St. Cloud, MN

Please come to the next meeting of the Sexual Violence Prevention Network, a quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and collaboration co-hosted by the MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault; MN Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs; and MN Department of Health, Sexual Violence Prevention Program.

Sexual Violence Prevention Network Meeting
Friday, February 3, 2006
10:30 – 2:30 p.m. (NOTE NEW TIME!) LOCATION:
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
75 37th Avenue, S.
St. Cloud, MN 56302 (
(320) 253-9000 (use Mapquest for directions)

Please Come... everyone is welcome to attend!
Lunch will be provided… R.S.V.P. required (by Monday, January 30, 2006)

Contact Amy Kenzie, (651) 281-9810. Requests for special accommodations must be made by Tuesday, January 24, 2006 (please provide name, telephone number and type of accommodation).

Special Topic: Male Victimization – Perspectives on Prevention, John Bullough, Rape & Sexual Abuse Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Agenda (Please note new format)
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Registration, Networking/ Resource Set-up (Be sure to bring resources to announce/share)
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Welcome, introductions, and information and resource sharing
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Lunch and small group discussions
12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. – Presentation
2:15 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. – Wrap up and evaluation



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Webinar: The Relationship Between Dating Violence, Sexual Decision-Making, and Teen Pregnancy, January 26, 2006

The National Center for Victims of Crime and the National Crime Prevention Council are sponsoring a free webinar with Dr. Jay Silverman of the Harvard School of Public Health, a leading researcher in the field of interpersonal violence and its effects on teens. This training will present eye-opening research on the dynamics of power and control in teen dating relationships and the prevalence of coerced sex and birth control sabotage among adolescents in abusive relationships.

The Relationship Between Dating Violence, Sexual Decision-Making, and Teen Pregnancy will take place on Thursday, January 26, at 3 p.m. EST.

The Victim Project has additional information and you can register for the Webinar via e-mail.



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Webcast: Dating and Violence Should Never Be a Couple, February 7, 2006

The Dating and Violence Should Never Be a Couple webcast will feature presentations on Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice-funded programs targeting teen dating violence.

Dating and Violence Should Never Be a Couple
Preventing Teen Dating Violence
Tuesday, February 7, 2006
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

This webcast will be archived for later viewing.

Registration is available through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

For more information, please contact Larissa J. Estes, (301) 443-1527.



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Web Conference: Toward a Community Solution: Advancing Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women, February 16, 2006

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault announces Prevention Connection's next web conference: Toward a Community Solution: Advancing Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women. This session highlights the Spectrum of Prevention, the foundation of Prevention Connection's web conference and web dialogues. Similar versions of this session were previously presented on March 17, 2005 and June 9, 2005. This session is highly recommended for those who have not attended this session before. Participation in this session is required to participate in future web dialogues.

Toward a Community Solution: Advancing Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women

Thursday, February 16, 2006
2:00-3:30 pm EST (11:00 am - 12:30 pm PST)
Host: David Lee, Prevention Connection
Presenters: Larry Cohen and Rachel Davis of Prevention Institute
Cost: Free

Download conference materials and register at Prevention Connection.



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Every Student Connected: Building a School Climate Where Everyone Matters, March 3, 2006

Every Student Connected: Building a School Climate Where Everyone Matters will include practical strategies for middle and high schools. The keynote speaker is Professor Michael Resnick, University of Minnesota. The Revolution Youth Theater group will perform and there are over a dozen breakout sessions. Topics include:

  • Building a school climate committee that has impact
  • Challenging relational bullying
  • Strengthening school connections with boys
  • Connecting with immigrant students and their families
  • Building a welcoming climate
  • Learning low-cost approaches to building a positive climate
  • Preventing minor acts of disrespect and bullying from escalating

Registration required and due by Feb. 22, 2006.

Space is limited, prepayment is required.

Every Student Connected: Building a School Climate Where Everyone Matters
March 3, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Dr., Brooklyn Center

Workshop fee

  • $45 Individual
  • $150 Team (four people)
  • $20 Students

Sponsored by Hennepin County Community Health Department's, Initiative for Violence Free Families and the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. For phone registration or questions call (612) 348-5618.



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Survivors for Violence Prevention: Advancing Skills Regional Workshops, March 24-25, 2006

The Survivors for Violence Prevention, Inc. (SVP) will convene Advancing Skills Regional Workshops I & II, during the spring of 2006. The initiative includes two 2-day workshops, one will occur in Minneapolis, MN and the other will be convened in Boston, Massachusetts.

During this initiative, SVP will draw upon a long-standing partnership with the widely recognized Professor, Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, along with the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center to carry out this effort.

For more information, e-mail the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center and request to be put on the mailing list to receive the registration form. Some scholarships will be available. Day one will feature an invitational SVP Mentor Program, and a community forum will be held the second day. Participants must register to attend either or both sessions. For further information contact Helen J.M. Bassett, ( 651) 201-5991.

Advancing Skills Regional Workshops I
March, 24-25, 2006, Minneapolis, MN

Advancing Skills Regional Workshop II
April, 21-22, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts



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Understanding Mental Health Issues of Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence, April 6-7, 2006

Understanding Mental Health Issues of Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence is designed for all who are interested in learning the issues surrounding serving domestic violence and sexual assault survivors with mental health issues.

Understanding Mental Health Issues of Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
April 6-7, 2006
Holiday Inn West - Lansing, MI

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 23, 2006. Download the registration form at the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Send in your registration today!
A late fee of $25.00 will be assessed for any payments received after March 23, 2006.
Please see the enclosed form for complete information regarding the registration fees.

Please call Lynn Lucas with any questions, (517) 347-7000, ext. 21.



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