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January 26, 2007

Reminder: Sexual Violence Prevention Network Meeting: Sexual Violence Prevention Strategies and GLBT Youth, February 2, 2007

Please come to the next meeting of the Sexual Violence Prevention Network! SVPN is a quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and collaboration, co-hosted by: the MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the MN Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs, and the MN Department of Health, Sexual Violence Prevention Program.
Friday, February 2, 2007
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
MN Department of Health Snelling Office Park, 1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul.
( for directions link to: )
Lunch will be provided.. R.S.V.P. Required (by Wednesday, January 31, 2007)Contact Amy Kenzie at or 651/201-5410Please note: Requests for special accommodations must be made by Wednesday, January 24, 2007.
(Please provide name, telephone number and type of accommodation needed to Amy Kenzie)
Special Topic:   "Sexual Violence Prevention Strategies and GLBT Youth"
                        Presenter: Rebecca Waggoner Kloek, Anti-Violence Program Manager, OutFront Minnesota
GLBT youth often experience a higher rate of school related violence including hate/bias activity and sexual assault. Developing and implementing effective strategies to increase the physical safety of GLBT youth as well as to create safe school climates for these youth is crucial to the individual as well as the community.
This workshop will explore basic language and terms commonly used to describe the GLBT communities as well as the unique barriers that GLBT youth in particular often face when interacting with systems professionals, service providers and the larger community. This interactive workshop will discuss methods for addressing school climate safety issues including developing positive and affirming school policy, "coming out" and other important facets of GLBT sexual identity development, working within existing sexual violence prevention strategies to ensure inclusion of GLBT youth, and, finally, the identification and/or development of student-led activities, such as GSAs, in order to address the root causes of the variety of oppressions that GLBT students often encounter.
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, 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
Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND! Please pass this SVPN notice along to others!

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Videoconference: Effective Messaging for Prevention, February 21, 2007

Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota (PCAMN) is presenting a videoconference for Child Abuse Prevention Month on Wednesday, February 21. 

Please link to for a brochure and list of videoconference locations. 

Call with questions at 651-523-0099 or 800-621-6322, or e-mail at

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Statewide Conference: Restoring the Sacred Trails of our Grandmothers: In Search of Safety from Sexual Violence, March 29-30, 2007

This conference is presented by the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) and will be held at the Shooting Star Casino Hotel and Event Center in Mahnomen, MN on March 29-30, 2007. 

For more information and to register, link to MIWSAC

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International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking, April 16-18, 2007

Join law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.
April 16-18, 2007, Westin Galleria Hotel, 5060 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77056, Tel:  713-960-8100.

For more information link to End Violence Against Women International (EVAWIntl)

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month - April 2007

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

Mark your calendars and for a jump start on planning link to: for information and resources....and among the available resources, be sure to link to the Prevention Actions page:

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Anti-Porn Website: NoPornNorthampton

This Anti-Porn website includes resources, articles, press releases, letters, etc. aiming to increase awareness about the impact of porn on people and communities. Link to:

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VAWNet's Newsletter

The January 2007 VAWnet's Newsletter is available on line at

Materials focused on sexual violence include information about adult and adolescent offender behavior and misconceptions, sex offender management, and treatment approaches.
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Prevention Connection Web Conference Archives

Don't forget that if you have missed any of the Prevention Connection Web Conferences, they're archived on the Prevent Connect website and include readings, slides, speaker biographies, and, when available, audio recordings, web recordings, transcripts and records of chat sessions. Link to:

The last (1/23/07) presentation was on:
Where's the Prevention Frame? Seizing Opportunities to Advance Violence Against Women Prevention ( ).

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Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing

Prevention Institute proudly announces a forthcoming text on primary prevention.

Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing is an academic text co-edited by Larry Cohen and Sana Chehimi of Prevention Institute along with Vivian Chavez of San Francisco State University.

Prevention Is Primary

Preview Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing ( ), to be published in March '07!
aims to move future practitioners from the margins of prevention to its core by defining the elements of quality prevention efforts, identifying best practices and illustrating the application of prevention principles in a multitude of settings.

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  • February 2, 2007, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) St. Paul, MN. Contact to RSVP.
  • February 8, 2007, Rescue and Restore Coalition Against Human Trafficking and MN Human Trafficking Watch Meeting, St. Paul, MN. For information call 651-291-0713.
  • February 14, 2007, Exploring Online Resources to Support Violence Against Women Prevention Efforts (Web Conference). To register link to
  • February 21, 2007, Videoconference: Effective Messaging for Prevention. Link to or call 651-523-0099
  • March 2007, OJP Trainings: Strangulation Training. Link to or contact Maia Hendel-Paterson at 651-201-7318 or
  • March 8 and March 15, 2007, Healthy Sexuality-Healthy Youth, St. Paul, MN. For more information contact the MN Youth Work Institute:
  • March 16-17, 2007, Survivors for Violence Prevention National Conference: Surviving and Thriving a Decade Later: Looking Back and Pressing Forward, Bloomington, MN. For more information contact or call 612-822-7393.
  • March 20-23, 2007, MN Social Services Association 114th Annual Conference, Bloomington, MN. Link to for registration information.
  • March 23-25, 2007, Pornography and Pop Culture: Reframing Theory, Rethinking Activism Conference, Boston, MA. For registration details, link to:
  • March 29, 2007, Building a Bridge of Hope: Interdisciplinary Conference on Family Violence and Animal Abuse, Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota. For more information contact: Veterinary Continuing Education, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, 800-380-8636.
  • March 29-30, 2007, Restoring the Sacred Trails of our Grandmothers: In Search of Safety from Sexual Violence, Mahnomen, MN. Link to
  • September 13-18, 2007, 12th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (formerly the International Conference on Family Violence), San Diego, CA. Link to: for more information.

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