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August 25, 2006

Child and Adolescent Violence Prevention Summit, August 30, 2006

The Minnesota Department of Health would like to invite you to the final Child and Adolescent Violence Prevention Summit. This third and Summit promises to be our most exciting, which will include the unveiling the State Plan (Promoting the Health of Minnesota's Children and Adolescents: A Plan to Prevent Violence 2006-2010), and celebrating those things that are already happening across the state in support. Ann Lochner, the Director of the University of Minnesota's Applied Research Collaborative on Youth Development will join us to provide a mini-seminar on the importance of learning better how to "frame" the work that we do so that we garner the support and understanding we need.

The Child and Adolescent Violence Prevention Summit will be on Wednesday, August 30th from 12:00pm until 4:30pm at Black Bear Crossing on Como in St. Paul. We'll begin the afternoon with lunch, so come hungry, and bring those colleagues and friends who will benefit from this afternoon of learning. Please RSVP to Maureen Holmes, (651) 201-5480, before Monday, August 28th.



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Prevention Connection Web Dialogue: Exploring Framing of Violence Against Women Prevention

Exploring Framing of Violence Against Women Prevention Web dialog will include a basic overview of the use of framing as a communications tool for violence against women prevention. Invited guests will discuss the kinds of frames that can be applied and, using sexual violence prevention as an example, will explore potential frames and messages.

Exploring Framing of Violence Against Women Prevention
September 14, 2006
11am - 12:30 pm Pacific Time (2-3:30 pm Eastern Time; 1-2:30 pm Central Time; noon-1:30 Mountain Time)

Host: David Lee, Prevention Connection

Presenters: Larry Cohen and Lisa Fujie Parks, Prevention Institute

Guests: Elena O. Lingas, DrPH, MPH, Berkeley Media Studies Group
Lisa Lederer, PR Solutions (media consultant to Family Violence Prevention Fund)

Registration: now open through Prevention Connection.

This web dialogue is only open to people who have attended previous Prevention Connection Web conferences and will be limited to the first 75 people who sign up.

Cost: Free

Learning objectives

  • Learn about framing as a communications tool
  • Discuss the use of framing to advance violence against women prevention advocacy
  • Experiment with the use of technology to promote interactive learning and dialog.

Materials: Will be posted the week of the web dialogue.

Web Dialogues are a series of in-depth conversations that further explore prevention of violence against women. These sessions are restricted to people who have attended previous Prevention Connection web conferences and are limited in size.

Prevent-Connect Listserv: This moderated Listserv is a forum to discuss the newest violence against women prevention efforts. To join, send an email.

For more information contact: David S. Lee, Prevention Connection Manager, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault



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Breaking the Silence Conference, September 28-29, 2006

Breaking the Silence: Families-Children-Community: Listen to their Voices, Hear their Cries
Cass Lake, MN
September 28-29, 2006

Agenda: Thursday, September 28
8:00-8:45 a.m. Registration
8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:00-11:00 a.m. What is Rape Worth Anyway, Leondra Hanson
11:00-11:30 a.m. Break
11:30-12:45 p.m. Suicide & Sexual Abuse Connection, Dr. Ryan Jagim
12:45-1:45 p.m. Lunch and Offender Panel
1:45-3:45 p.m. The Role of Adults in Preventing the Sexual Abuse of Children, Leah Sweet, Stop It Now

3:45–4:00 p.m. Closing

Agenda: Friday, September 29
8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome
8:45-9:45 a.m. Legal Issues, Crawford and ICWA
9:45-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00-12:00 noon. Mandated Reporting, John Langworthy & Terry Beshaw, MN Dept of Human Services
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. Effects on Children Who Witness D.V., Sandy Davidson
2:00-2:15 p.m. Break
2:15-4:15 p.m. Survivor Panel
4:15-4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks/Evaluations/Drawings

For more information contact Kim Zimmerman, Sexual Assault Program of Beltrami, Cass and Hubbard Counties, 218-444-9524, sap_kimzim@hotmail.com



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Men Can Make a Difference State Conference, October 13-14, 2006

Join the Minnesota Men’s Action Network: Alliance for the Prevention of Sexual Violence Men Can Make a Difference state conference, at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, MN, October 13-14, 2006.

This conference is for men who desire a world in which they, their children, partners, parents and friends can live free from the threat of sexual harm and abuse. The conference will offer opportunities to hear from expert trainers, gain new information and skills, and join with other men to take action, all in the beautiful lakeside setting of Cragun’s resort. There is no charge for this conference and Friday night lodging is available at a special reduced rate of $50.

Keynote speakers are Jackson Katz and Tony Porter.

Registration is open through September 13, 2006. Registration and more information is available from Men as Peacemakers

This conference is a collaborative effort between the Minnesota Department of Health, Men as Peacemakers in Duluth, and the Gender Violence Institute in Clearwater as part of the larger project to develop a network of men and male leaders involved in primary prevention practices.



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Google joins industry-wide movement to combat child pornography

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and its sister agency, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, have announced that Google has joined the Technology Coalition and the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography, two critical industry initiatives to fight commercial child pornography over the Internet. [Full story]



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From Hurting to Healing: Sexual Violence and its Culturally Specific Implications Among African-Americans

From Hurting to Healing: Sexual Violence and its Culturally Specific Implications Among African-Americans is an excellent video clip from the Research Channel, The video highlights a University of Virginia presentation from award winning journalist and rape survivor Lori Robinson. Ms. Robinson discusses aspects of her recent book, I Will Survive: The African American Guide to Healing From Sexual Assault and Abuse. The book is a resource for African American survivors of sexual assault and incorporates personal stories, civil rights history and a call for community activism. It includes a step-by-step guide to the legal system, critical medical advice and a guide to emotional and spiritual healing.



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Sexual Offense Services of Ramsey County needs volunteers

Sexual Offense Services (SOS) of Ramsey County needs volunteers to help staff their 24-hour rape crisis line, nights and weekends. Free, extensive training provided. You can make a world of difference. Training begins in October of 2006. For more information contact SOS, (651) 643-3022.



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Calendar

August

  • August 30, 2006, Child and Adolescent Violence Prevention Summit. For more information contact Maureen Holmes, (651) 201-5480.

September

  • September 6 to December 11, 2006, Campaigns and Services for Victims of Trafficking and Slavery online course. For more information contact Julie Reynolds in the summer sessions office, (401) 874-2107.
  • September 9, 2006, Walk for Children, 2006. For more information contact Prevention Child Abuse Minnesota.
  • September 13, 2006, MNALL Workshop: Building Community Partnerships: Promoting Health and Safety in Later Life - Marshall, MN. For more information e-mail MNALL.
  • September 14, 2006, Prevention Connection Web Dialogue: Exploring Framing of Violence Against Women Prevention. For more information contact David Lee.
  • September 18-20, 2006, The Use of Technology in Intimate Partner Stalking, Minneapolis, MN.
  • September 27-30, ATSA Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • September 28-29, Breaking the Silence Conference, Cass Lake, MN. For more information contact Kim Zimmerman, (218) 444-9524,

October

  • October, 2006, MNALL Workshop: Building Community Partnerships: Promoting Health and Safety in Later Life - Metro area location TBN. For more information e-mail MNALL.
  • October 13-14, 2006, Male Leaders in Sexual Violence Prevention State Conference, Cragun's in Brainerd, MN. For more information contact Amy Kenzie, (651) 201-5410.

November

  • November 3, 2006, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) - location TBN. For more information watch for future SVPN mailings.
  • November 8, 2006, MNALL Workshop: Building Community Partnerships: Promoting Health and Safety in Later Life - St. Cloud, MN. For more information e-mail MNALL.
  • November 14-17, 2006, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training, Bemidji, MN. For more information call North Country Health Services, (218) 751-5430 or (218) 333-5578.

December

  • December 13, 2006, MNALL Workshop: Building Community Partnerships: Promoting Health and Safety in Later Life - location TBN. For more information e-mail MNALL.

February

May

August

November



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