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February 23, 2007

Broken Trusts, Broken Childhoods, February 24, 2007, 8:00 p.m.

The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network, a national organization committed to the prevention of childhood sexual abuse throughout the United States, in partnership with Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) has produced a moving documentary about childhood sexual abuse within the school system.
The program addresses a pervasive problem in American society.  It is also about hope - hope for survivors, their families, and our children.  Portions of the program are from a panel discussion held in Bloomington, MN in December 2006 keynoted by national expert Carol Shakeshaft, Ph.D. of Hofstra University interspersed with interviews of three survivors and the mother of a victim.
Please tune into the premier airing of the program on TPT Channel 17 on Saturday, February 24, at 8:00 p.m. (CST) right after Almanac.  If you live outside of the TPT viewing area, contact your local public television station and ask them to broadcast the program.  The program is being uplinked for other public television stations throughout the country.
Link to the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network for e-mail updates and to learn more about this organization.  For more information about 'Broken Trusts, Broken Childhoods", contact John Wodele at 612/987-6203 or Ted Thompson at 651/757-4243.

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Statewide inventory on child sexual abuse prevention programs

Stop It Now! Minnesota is conducting a statewide inventory on child sexual abuse prevention programs. We are seeking existing child sexual abuse prevention programs or projects who can participate in a brief survey to describe their program. If you have a current program, please contact Leah Sweet at or 651-644-8515, ext 135.

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Report on the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls

The proliferation of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising, and media is harming girls' self-image and healthy development. This report explores the cognitive and emotional consequences, consequences for mental and physical health, and impact on development of a healthy sexual self-image.  Link to:

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Understanding Treatment for Adults and Juveniles Who Have Committed Sex Offenses

The purpose of this brief is to provide a broad overview of current research, professional literature, and practice trends relative to treatment for sexually abusive individuals. Although specialized clinicians may find this brief to be of interest, the primary intended audience is the range of other management professionals seeking to understand key issues about treatment for adults and juveniles who have committed sex offenses.  Link to the Center for Sex Offender Management:

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  • March 7, 2007, Every Student Connected, St. Paul, MN. For information call 612-348-5618.
  • 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 19, 2007, Dads Make a Difference Teen Training, St. Paul.  Contact Jan Hayne, 651-222-1622,
  • 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 12-14, 2007, National Sexual Assault Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. Link to:
  • September 16-19, 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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