Sexual Violence Prevention E-News

November 17, 2006
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In this issue:
1. World Day to End Child Abuse, November 19, 2006
2. Prevention Connection Web Conference, November 30, 2006 Toward a Community Solution: Advancing Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women
3. Office of Justice Programs Training Opportunities
4. Exploring the Connections: Stalking and Sexual Assault, December 13-14, 2006
5. Grant Opportunity
6. Media Advocacy Resource
7. Minutes for November 2, 2006 Sexual Violence Prevention Network meeting, Choose Respect in Minnesota
8. Calendar

1. World Day to End Child Abuse, November 19, 2006

This Sunday, November 19, the Jacob Wetterling Foundation, Prevent Child Minnesota, Stop It Now! Minnesota, and Neighborhood House are hosting a candlelight vigil in recognition of World Day to End Child Abuse. Please join the vigil from 5:30 to 6:30 at Neighborhood House (179 Robie Street on the West Side in St. Paul) for speakers, music, and to show your commitment to acting to prevent child abuse. Dress warm, invite your family and friends, and bring a candle, lighter or flashlight to shine a light of hope for children. If you can't attend, please consider leaving your porch light on that night as a symbol of your commitment to making a difference for kids. For more information, contact Yvonne Cournoyer, (651) 644-8515, ext 121.



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2. Prevention Connection Web Conference, November 30, 2006 Toward a Community Solution: Advancing Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women

This popular 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 in March 2005, May 2005 and February 2006. This session is highly recommended for those who have not attended this session before. If you have attended, please encourage others to join.

Toward a Community Solution: Advancing Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women
Host: David Lee, Prevention Connection
Presenters: Larry Cohen, Rachel Davis and Greta Tubbesing of Prevention Institute.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST (1:00-2:30 CST)
Register at Prevention Connection, a link to presentation materials will be posted the week of the web dialogue.

Join the on-going Prevent-Connect Listserve – forum to discuss the newest violence against women prevention efforts – by sending an e-mail to Prevention Connection.



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3. Office of Justice Programs Training Opportunities

Mark your calendars for a number of Office of Justice Programs upcoming trainings:

  • Somali Culture - December 2006
  • Nonprofit Management - January 2007
  • Strangulation Training - March 2007
  • Advanced Understanding Poverty Training - April 2007
  • Annual Conference on Crime Victims - May 30-June 1, 2007

Further information, including course registration, is available from the Office of Justice Programs. For further information, contact Maia Hendel-Paterson, (651) 201-7318.



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4. Exploring the Connections: Stalking and Sexual Assault, December 13-14, 2006

The Stalking Resource Center is presenting a conference, Exploring the Connections: Stalking and Sexual Assault, Dec 13-14, 2006, in Scottsdale, AZ.

This conference will look at the ways rapists stalk their victims before, during, and after both stranger and acquaintance sexual assaults. The premier experts in the field will present the latest research available and will work with participants in interactive sessions to address this highly prevalent, but rarely recognized, phenomenon. Confirmed presenters include:

  • Dr. David Lisak, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • Eugene Rugala, former Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI's Behavior Analysis Unit
  • Patricia Powers, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Yakima, Washington

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations at Chaparral Suites Resort, (800) 528-1456. Registration under the room block name: the National Center for Victims of Crime. Registration cut-off date is November 21, 2006.

Further information, including registration, is available from the Stalking Resource Center.



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5. Grant Opportunity

The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announces the Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Sexual Violence Perpetration and the Overlap with Bullying Behavior grant.

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is soliciting investigator-initiated research in: Understanding Risk and Protective Factors for Sexual Violence Perpetration and the Overlap with Bully Behavior (U49 (CE07-005). The purpose of the announcement is to solicit (U49) research applications to

  1. assess the association between bullying experiences and co-occurring and subsequent sexual violence (SV) perpetration and
  2. test associations between these forms of violence and potentially modifiable risk and protective factors from multiple levels of social influence (i.e., individual, family, peer, and community factors) to determine the shared and unique risk and protective factors for bullying experiences and SV perpetration.

NOTE: Bullying experiences includes being a perpetrator, victim, or bystander of bullying (see definitions below).

Co-occurring sexual violence perpetration refers to sexual violence that is perpetrated in the same time period as the bullying experiences. Subsequent sexual violence perpetration refers to sexual violence that is perpetrated in a time period after the bullying experiences. The sexual violence perpetration that is co-occurring or that happens subsequent to the bullying experiences can be perpetrated against the same person/people or against a different person/people than those who are involved in the bullying experiences. Approximately $600,000 is expected to be available. It is anticipated that two awards will be funded. Funding level will not exceed $300,000 (including both direct and indirect costs) per year.

Project period is up to three (3) years. The award mechanism is a U49 cooperative agreement

Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 1, 2007.
Application Submission Receipt Date: April 1, 2007.
Earliest Anticipated Start Date: September 15, 2007.



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6. Media Advocacy Resource

Media Watch challenges racism, sexism and violence in the media through education and action.



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7. Minutes for November 2, 2006 Sexual Violence Prevention Network meeting, Choose Respect in Minnesota

Presenters

Dresden Jones, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator
MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault
161 Saint Anthony Ave. S., Ste. 1001
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 209-9993, ext. 213

Danielle Kluz, Public Awareness and Prevention Coordinator
MN Coalition for Battered Women
590 Park Street, Suite 410
St. Paul, MN 55103
(651) 646-6177

Participants

Decantee Kofa, Youth Services Coordinator
Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center
15 Riverside Drive NE
Saint Cloud, MN 56304
(320) 251-4357

Karla Nelson, Coordinator of Sexual Assault Services
Community Action Council
4345 Nicols Road
Eagan, MN 55122
(651) 452-7466
Fax: (651) 452-8027

Jan Hayne, Executive Director
Dads Make a Difference
161 Saint Anthony Ave., Ste. 840
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 222-1622
Fax: (651) 222-7532
DMAD’s mission is to promote the positive involvement of fathers and to educate youth about responsible parenting. DMAD trains high school teens, both boys and girls, to teach a four-lesson curriculum to middle school youth. Teens can be leaders and role models in their communities through delivering this important information. We all know what the impacts on youth can be from too-early parenting and father absence. If you work with a teen youth group or teens through a school and would like to bring them to a DMAD training, contact me ASAP!!!

Julie Munos, LSW
Abuse Program Coordinator
Face to Face
1165 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 772-5603

Leah Lutz, Director
HOPE Center
303 First Ave. NE, Ste. 365
Faribault, MN 55021
(507) 332-0882
Fax: (507) 332-6999

Melanie Matson, Coordinator/Facilitator
HOPE Center
303 First Ave. NE, Ste. 365
Faribault, MN 55021
(507) 332-0882
Fax: (507) 332-6999

Connie Hayes, Youth Educator
Itasca Alliance Against Sexual Assault
501 S. Pokegama Ave., Ste. 6
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326-5008
Fax: (218) 326-1314

Betsy Sitkoff
Twin Cities Jewish Community Health Awareness Initiative
Jewish Family and Children’s Service
13100 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 400
Minneapolis, MN 55426
(952) 542-4833

Cate Long, Youth Coordinator
Midtown Community Restorative Justice
1201 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 728-7553
We are a program of the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, and we are listed on its website. I am interested in helping to train both my clients and youth volunteers in sexual violence prevention.

Donna Dunn, Director
MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault
161 Saint Anthony Ave. S., Ste. 1001
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 209-9993

Alicia Nichols, Membership Services Communications Coordinator
MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault
161 Saint Anthony Ave. S., Ste. 1001
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 209-9993, ext. 202
November 25 – December 10 are the 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Get on the MNCASA listserve to receive information highlighting the campaign messages.

Kathy Brothen, HIV Prevention Education Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Education
Safe & Healthy Learners
1500 Highway 36 W.Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 582-8842
Fax: (651) 582-8499

Amy Kenzie, Project Coordinator
Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
(651) 201-5410

Gabriel McNeal
MN ENABL State Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64882
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0882
(651) 201-3752
MN ENABL teaches postponing sexual involvement skills to boys and girls 12-14. It also encourages adults/parents to talk to their kids about abstinence education. Speakers available across the state for curriculum implementation and community awareness initiatives, targeted to youth and adults.

Jennifer O'Brien, Adolescent Health Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64882
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0882
(651) 201-3627

Amy Okaya, Coordinator
Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64882
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0882
(651) 201-5483

Jean E. Miller, Program Specialist
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Office of Justice Programs, Crime Victim Services
445 Minnesota Street, Ste. 2300
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 201-7328

Lou Powell, Grants Specialist
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Office of Justice Programs
445 Minnesota Street, Ste. 2300
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 201-7340
Fax: (651) 205-4808

Bob Neal, PhD, CP Psychologist,
Volunteer
3842 Linden Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 235-7668
I am a counseling psychologist interested in working and/or volunteering in the prevention and awareness areas of sexual violence. My interest grew over years of interviewing perpetrators and victims, and designing programs for the police in the control of heavy domestic violence. Please feel free to communicate any open jobs or volunteer opportunities.

Denise Kerkhoff, Program Director,
Redwood County
New Horizons Crisis Center
231 E. Second Street
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
(507) 637-5570
Fax: (507) 637-3961
NHCC has received funding from the Marshall Area United Way, Bremer Banks, and local CAPC’s to perform the TOUCH play. TOUCH is a sexual abuse prevention program written and licensed by Illusion Theatre of Minneapolis. NHCC staff collaborates with Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, and Redwood County probation agents to perform and present this play.

Nicole Albaugh, Violence Prevention Coordinator
Partners for Violence Prevention
340 Walnut Street
Saint. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 241-5864
Fax: (651) 241-7575
Partners for Violence Prevention continues to offer Culturally Sensitive Screening and Response for Family Violence Victims/ Survivors for Health Care Professionals (aka DV101) at no cost, thanks to a grant from the MDH Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative. To receive this training anywhere in the state of Minnesota, please contact Nicole at (651) 241-5864. PVP is also recruiting educators from the African, African-American, Native American, Asian, and Latino/Hispanic populations to assist us in providing our DV101 and Understanding the Impact of Family Violence on Children classes. For more information please contact Nicole at (651) 241-5864.

Krista McFarland, LSW
Safe Dates Coordinator/Teen Advocate
Pearl Crisis CenterBox 42
Milaca, MN 56353
(320) 982-2901
Fax: (320) 982-2814

Peg Caron, Probation Officer
Ramsey County Corrections
1600 University Ave., Ste. 226
Saint Paul, MN 55104

John Bullough, Mental Health Programs Director
Rape and Sexual Abuse Center
2431 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 746-8529
The Rape and Sexual Abuse Center offers short and long term sexual abuse groups for male survivors. Call (612) 825-4357 for more information.

Joe Lowinske
Rape and Sexual Abuse Center
2431 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 310-0218

Claire Newman, Co-Director
Safe Spaces19670 Sweetwater Curve
Shorewood, MN 55331
(612) 210-2179

Grit Youngquist, Adolescent Health Coordinator
Saint Paul – Ramsey County Department of Public Health
50 W. Kellogg Blvd., Ste. 930
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 266-2407
Fax: (651) 266-2593

Rose Kramer, Director
Sexual Assault Services, Inc.
217 S. Seventh Street, Ste. 112
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 828-0494
Fax: (218) 828-5079

Jerowen Paine, Education Coordinator/Advocate
Sexual Assault Services, Inc.
217 S. Seventh Street, Ste. 112
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 828-0494
Fax: (218) 828-5079

Gail Emerson, Executive Director
Sexual Violence Center
3757 Fremont N.
Minneapolis, MN 55412
(612) 871-5100, ext. 16
Fax: (612) 871-1550

Nicole Tabbut, Sexual Assault Advocate
Someplace Safe
P.O. Box 815
Fergus Falls, MN 56538-0815
(218) 739-2853
Fax: (218) 739-9305
Exciting news—Otter Tail County Sexual Assault Task Force members are volunteering to help with the Choose Respect campaign and activities.

Yvonne Cournoyer, Program Director
Stop It Now! Minnesota
1821 University Ave. W., Ste. N385
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Helpline: 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)
(651) 644-8515, ext. 121
Fax: (651) 644-3451

Leah Sweet, Prevention Specialist
Stop It Now! Minnesota
1821 University Ave. W., Ste. N
385Saint Paul, MN 55104
Helpline: 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)
(651) 644-8515

Valerie Williams, Administrative Coordinator
Women’s Resource Center of Winona
77 E. Fifth Street
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 452-4440
Fax: (507) 452-9518

Christine Austin-Roehler, Public Health Educator
Wright County Public Health
1004 Commercial Drive
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 682-7464
Fax: (763) 682-7701
Training, Investing in Our Youth: Healthy Relationships, Healthy Sexuality, Buffalo, December 7, 2006, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Email for a flyer.



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8. Calendar

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

August

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