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October 17, 2006

Hope for Human Trafficking Victims Film Pre-screening, October 20, 2006

Civil Society and Rescue and Restore Coalition Against Human Trafficking invite you to a pre-Screening and Tenth Anniversary Party. The film, Hope for Human Trafficking Victims, will be shown. This film was produced to help trafficking victims understand how they can receive help and to encourage them to seek help.

Food! Fun! Film! Friday October 20, 2006
5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
TPT Broadcasting Studios in downtown St. Paul
172 East Fourth St.
St. Paul, MN 55101 (directions)

Parking vouchers will be provided at the studio. RSVP required via e-mail or phone, (651) 291-0713.

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40-hour National Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training, beginning October 24, 2006

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training (SANE) to be held on October 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 at Unity Hospital, 550 Osborne Rd NE, Fridley, MN.
This 40 hour, 4 ½ day course is designed to give the nurse basic knowledge of the role of the SANE nurse. $100 fee. This course provides 40 contact
hours. For more information contact:

Karine Zakroczymski
Emergency Department
Mercy Hospital
4050 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 236-5000 or (763) 236-7142

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Sexual Violence Prevention Network, Choose Respect in Minnesota, November 3, 2006

The next Sexual Violence Prevention Network meeting will be held:

Friday, November 3, 2006
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
MDH Snelling Office Park
1645 Energy Park Dr.
St. Paul, MN (directions)

Special Topic: Choose Respect in Minnesota

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP is required by Monday, October 30, 2006. Contact Amy Kenzie, (651) 201-5410 (requests for special accommodations must be made by Tuesday, October 24, 2006).

Choose Respect in Minnesota
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is piloting its anti-teen dating violence initiative, Choose Respect in Minnesota with the help of The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) and The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW). Dresden Jones from MNCASA and Danielle Kluz from the MCBW have partnered with 23 sexual assault and domestic violence programs to launch Choose Respect across the state, using materials geared for youth ages 11 to 14. Come and hear more about the initiative from Dresden Jones and Danielle Kluz, as well as first hand knowledge of how to use the materials and get the messages out from Melanie Matson of HOPE Center.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Registration, networking/ resource set-up (bring resources to announce/share)
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Welcome, introductions, information and resource sharing
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch and small group discussions
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Presentation

Please feel free to invite others to this meeting and be sure to RSVP!

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The Impact of Media and Technology on Parenting, December 1, 2006

This conference – The Impact of Media and Technology on Parenting: What's our Role as Educators and Family Practitioners? – will offer important new information to help family professionals use media and technology wisely in their work with families. There are rapid changes in technology and the media influences of reality TV; this conference will explore the pros and cons of each as well as the growing dependence on it in our daily life. Discussion will focus on the new framework a digital world offers families as we learn to use technology's promise in our work with families and limit the growing divide its access creates for those without resources to acquire it.

The Impact of Media and Technology on Parenting: What's our Role as Educators and Family Practitioners?
Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, St. Paul, MN
Friday, December 1, 2006

Keynote presenter: David Walsh, Ph.D., Founder and President, National Institute on Media and the Family and MediaWise

Breakout Session Topics/Speakers

  1. Addressing Technology's Role in Creating a Sexually Toxic Society - Cordelia Anderson, MA
  2. Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants: Defining the Gap within English Language Learner (ELL) Families - Elizabeth Hoodecheck, LPE; Nelson Perez, BEA; Abdisalam Adam, MS; Bee Lee, MS
  3. Mixed Messages: Parents, Media and Technology - Ada Alden, EdD, CFLE
  4. Partnering with Parents: Strengthening the Competencies of Parent and Family Educators through Online Learning - Kimberly Greder, PhD, CFLE, CFCS
  5. Media & Consumerism: How Family Educators Can Address premature Affluence with Young People - Lori Hendrickson, MEd, CFCS; Becky Hagen Jokela, MS, CFCS
  6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Parenting in an Electronic World - Rick Anderson, Former Commander MN Internet Crimes Against Children (MICAC) Task Force; Elizabeth Griffith, MA, LMFT
  7. Accessibility - Who Cares? - Debby Newman, MLS
  8. MySpace, Your Space, Out of Space! - Trudy Dunham, MA
  9. Breeze, Blogs and Online Courses: Reaching Parents and Professionals with Technology - Rose Allen, MEd; Colleen Gengler, MEd; Kathleen Olson, MS
  10. Parent and Family Education : Moving from Face-To-Face to Online Delivery - Betty Cooke, PhD, CFLE and Michael Jerpbak, PhD, CFLE

Questions: Contact Linda Vukelich at the Minnesota Council on Family Relations, (651) 407-0950.

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Prevent Child Abuse MN Conference Request for Proposals (Proposals due November 11)

Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota is once again planning their child abuse prevention conference, to be held at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center in St. Paul on April 26, 2007 (mark your calendars). The proposals are due November 10. If you are interested in presenting at the 2007 conference, contact Jennifer Bertram, (651) 523-0099.

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Minnesota held its first-ever Men Can Make a Difference Conference

Minnesota held its first-ever Men Can Make a Difference conference as part of a statewide effort to engage men in the prevention of sexual violence. This conference was a collaborative effort organized by the Gender Violence Institute, Men as Peacemakers and the MN Department of Health and co-sponsored by the MN Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, the MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the MN Coalition for Battered Women.

On October 13-14, 2006, men from across Minnesota gathered at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota, to demonstrate their interest in ending sexual violence. Victims of sexual violence are mostly women, children and youth, and those who perpetrate sexual violence are almost exclusively male. A central goal of the conference was to advance the Minnesota Men’s Action Network, an alliance of 500 men working to build environments of sexual integrity and respect, in order to prevent sexual violence.

The conference goals

  • Examine the unique opportunity and responsibility for men to assist in the prevention of sexual violence
  • Provide information and increase men’s ability to become involved in preventing sexual violence before it occurs
  • Provide tools for local and statewide organizing efforts

Participants left this conference with tools to use to prevent sexual violence and develop communities in which relationships are safe, healthy, and mutually respectful. The conference keynote speakers were Jackson Katz and Tony Porter.

Breakout sessions

Tony Porter – A Call To Men, New York, NY

Tim Wright – Project Pathfinder, St. Paul, MN

Jeremy Nevilles-Sorrell – Mending the Sacred Hoop, Duluth, MN

Steve O’Neil – St. Louis County Commissioner, Duluth, MN

Matt Kitchin, Travis Haage, Andreas Stewart Finkenstaedt – Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Michael Mann – National Institute on Media and the Family, Minneapolis, MN

Scott Trobec – Sexual Abuse Prevention Network, St. Paul, MN

For more information about what you can do and what the network can do for you, access the Minnesota Men's Action Network: Alliance for the Prevention of Sexual Violence (hosted by Men As Peacemakers).

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Reading Corner

St. Paul Pioneer Press: To Cure the Disease, We Must Break the Taboo, Rubén Rosario, Columnist (Oct. 4, 2006) please note: registration and login may be required to view this article.

National Stop it Now!: Confronting "Overly Friendly" Before a Child is Harmed, Peter Pollard, Public Education Director

San Francisco Chronicle: Pedophilia treatment is available but scarce — stigma a big hurdle, Jim Doyle, Staff Writer (Oct. 4, 2006)

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  • November 3, 2006, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) - location TBN. For more information watch for future SVPN mailings.
  • November 6, 2006, Positive Youth Development as a Primary Prevention Strategy Against Sexual Violence Workshops, Bloomington, MN. For more information contact Minnesota Youth Work Institute, (612) 624-1999.
  • 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.
  • November 28, 2006, Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota Fall Videoconference Trainings to be held throughout MN. For more information contact Jennifer Bertram, (651) 523-0099 or (800) 621-6322.






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