Sexual Violence Prevention E-News

March 09, 2007
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In this issue:
1. Breaking the Silence: Building a Civil Community, March 25-26, 2007
2. Building a Bridge of Hope: Interdisciplinary Conference on Family Violence and Animal Abuse, March 29, 2007
3. Seizing Opportunities to Advance a Prevention Frame through the Media Webconference, March 29, 2007
4. Conference on Familial Child Sexual Abuse, April 11-12, 2007
5. MNATSA Conference, April 11-13, 2007
6. MOAPPP's 16th Annual Conference, May 3-4, 2007
7. Sexual Assault in Abusive Relationships
8. Voice Male
9. Thank you and farewell to Amy Okaya
10. Job Opening

11. Calendar

1. Breaking the Silence: Building a Civil Community, March 25-26, 2007

Breaking the Silence: Building a Civil Community is a conference that builds bridge between the community and university, supporting efforts to comprehend, educate, and prevent domestic and sexual violence.  Fostering interdisciplinary work between community programs, including the Sexual Assault Program of Beltrami, Cass, and Hubbard Counties, Anishinabe Legal Services, the Northwoods Coalition for Battered Women, and departments and colleges at Bemidji State University, Breaking the Silence will facilitate a conversation with health care professionals, the legal community, survivors, and the university about our responsibility to stop domestic and sexual violence. 
 
March 25, 2007
  ~~1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Sexual Assault Program, Northwoods Coalition for Battered Women, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, and Survivor's Panel (Continuing Education Credits for Social Work and POST)
  ~~6:00 - 9:00 p.m. -  Alcohol Awareness and Men as Peacemakers
 
March 26, 2007
  ~~8:30- 3:45 p.m. - Leondra Hanson: "What is Rape Worth Anyway?" and Leah Sweet: "Stop it Now" (Continuing Education Credits for Social Work and POST)
  ~~4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - The National Jury Project and Author Terri Jentz
 
The conference will be held at Bemidji State University's American Indian Resource Center and Hagg-Sauer Hall.  The Conference is Free but advanced registration is required.
Registration Deadlines:  March 9th if Childcare is needed March 16th for all other participants
For more information, email cmassey@bemidjistate.edu or phone 1-218-755-4002.  
 
This event is co-sponsored by: The Sexual Assault Program of Beltrami, Cass, and Hubbard Counties, Anishinabe Legal Services, and Bemidji State University Departments, Programs, and Student Centers.  To register contact Carissa Massey, Bemidji State University Women's Studies Program at cmassey@bemidjistate.edu or phone 218-755-4002. 


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2. Building a Bridge of Hope: Interdisciplinary Conference on Family Violence and Animal Abuse, March 29, 2007

Join the gathering at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus to discuss the connection between animal cruelty and violence against humans. This symposium is drawing together the leading professionals from law enforcement, legal services, public health, mental health, animal health and human health, domestic violence, sexual violence and animal welfare. You will learn from different disciplines during the keynote addresses and panel discussions about the link and the latest research in the connection between domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse; and how animal cruelty plays an important role in all these forms of violence.
 
Presenters include:
·     Frank Ascione, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Utah State University. Also affiliated with American Humane Association
·     Diane Balkin, JD, Senior Deputy District Attorney, Denver DA's Office
·     Maureen Fredrickson MacNamara, MSW, clinician and CEO, Animal Systems, Ltd
·     Lila Miller, DVM, Vice President, Veterinary Outreach, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
·     Phil Arkow, BA, American Humane Association and Latham Foundation
 
Thursday, March 29, 2007
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Continuing Education and Conference Center, Room 135
University of Minnesota, St. Paul
 
For more information, please visit: www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach/events/bridge or contact (612) 624-3434 or vop@umn.edu
 
Sponsored by: Partners for Violence Prevention, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, American Humane Association.


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3. Seizing Opportunities to Advance a Prevention Frame through the Media Webconference, March 29, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 20072:00-3:30 pm EST (11:00 am - 12:30 pm PST)
Presenters: Larry Cohen, Rachel Davis, Greta Tubbesing Prevention Institute ( http://www.preventioninstitute.org/ ).

Host: David Lee, Prevention Connection ( http://www.preventconnet.org/ )
This web conference will examine how we can be better prepared to advance a prevention frame through the media in light of public events in violence against women and girls. We will share input and recommendations from the recent Prevention Connection web dialogue on this issue ("Where's the Prevention Frame?" held on January 23, 2007) and explore further what an effective prevention frame might look like and how we can advance it.
 
The same interactive technology used for previous web conferences will be used for this event. Space will be limited to the first 450 registrants
 
Register at www.PreventConnect.org ( http://www.preventconnect.org/ )     Cost: Free
 
For more information link to: www.PreventConnect.org  or contact: David S. Lee, MPH, Prevention Connection Manager david@calcasa.org , 888-922-5227 x309; 916-446-8802 (TTY)


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4. Conference on Familial Child Sexual Abuse, April 11-12, 2007

"Uncovering and Unraveling Issues of Familial Child Sexual Abuse In Juvenile, Criminal and Family Courts" will be held on April 11-12, 2007 at Hamline University, St. Paul. Sponsored by: Ramsey County Courts - Second Judicial District, Hamline School of Law, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc., Children's Law Center, Sexual Offense Services, and Children's Safety Center. For details, visit: http://www.courts.state.mn.us/district/2/?page=1890

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5. MNATSA Conference, April 11-13, 2007

MNATSA (Minnesota Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) is dedicated to the promotion of education, research, and professional intervention regarding sexual abuse issues. The state chapter is organized to acknowledge and promote the national and international programs of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. The Eleventh Annual MnATSA conference will address treatment, assessment, and supervision issues that arise in working with adolescent and adult sexual abusers. This conference has been developed for social workers, probation agents, mental health providers, judges, attorneys, sex crimes investigators, polygraphists, dispositional advisors, victim advocates and correctional staff. Link to http://mnatsa.org/ for conference registration information.

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6. MOAPPP's 16th Annual Conference, May 3-4, 2007

Broadening our Perspective, Refining our Approach.  The MOAPPP (MN Organization on Adolescent, Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting) conference offers two days of dynamic speakers, challenging workshops and multiple opportunities to network with Minnesota professionals committed to teen pregnancy prevention and support for pregnant and parenting teens.
 
May 3-4, 2007
Earle Brown Heritage Center - Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
 
Conference brochures can be downloaded from the MOAPPP website:
http://www.moappp.org/Documents/events/2007/conference/brochure.pdf
 
For more information, please contact Marilyn Colby Rivkin - marilyn@moappp.org ( outbind://66/marilyn@moappp.org ), 651-644-1447 ext. 15.


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7. Sexual Assault in Abusive Relationships

A recent study funded by NIJ on women who had been physically assaulted by an intimate partner found that two-thirds of the women had also been sexually assaulted by that partner. In addition to a victim's physical and psychological injuries, her older children were found to be at increased risk for depression.   For more information link to: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/journals/256/sexual-assault.html

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8. Voice Male

The quarterly magazine of the Men's Resource Center for Change (MRC), Voice Male, is a unique voice chronicling the social transformation of masculinity. Its male positive, pro-feminist, gay-affirmative, anti-racist approach, invites a range of voices promoting healthy manhood and challenging violence. Columns on fathering, youth, men of color, men who have survived abuse or neglect, gay/bisexual and questioning men, and men's health, are augmented by feature stories on a range of topics from male violence in sports to pornography's manipulation of men; from how men cope with losing their fathers to how women and men can work together for social justice and gender reconciliation.  For the Winter 2007 edition link to: http://www.mrcforchange.org/voicemale.html

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9. Thank you and farewell to Amy Okaya

Many of you know Amy Okaya and may not have heard that she left her position as of March 1.  Amy Okaya served as the MDH Sexual Violence Prevention Program Coordinator for the past 10+ years.  In this capacity she provided great vision and leadership to the prevention of sexual violence in Minnesota and is regarded as a national leader in this field.  Amy decided to take some time off from work to continue her graduate studies and explore further opportunities to apply her abilities, experience and education.
 
We are so sorry to see Amy leave this position but want to express our sincere thanks for her service and her belief that every one of us can make a difference.  We wish you the best of everything, Amy!


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10. Job Opening

Sexual Violence Prevention Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health.  Closing date: 4/2/07.
 
This position is located in the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division within the Injury and Violence Prevention Unit, Minnesota Department of Health. This position is responsible for analyzing and administering Minnesota's Sexual Violence Prevention program.
 
For further information about this position and how to apply using the on-line resume builder, link to:
 https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/View?_posting=07HEAL000052


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11. Calendar

March 2007

*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: www.youthworkinstitute.org ( http://www.youthworkinstitute.org/ )
 
*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 NCSVPINC@aol.com or call 612-822-7393.
 
*March 19, 2007, Dads Make a Difference Teen Training, St. Paul.  Contact Jan Hayne, 651-222-1622, jan@dadsmakeadifference.org
 
*March 20-23, 2007, MN Social Services Association 114th Annual Conference, Bloomington, MN.  Link to www.mssaconference.org ( http://www.mssaconference.org/ ) for registration information.
 
*March 23-25, 2007, Pornography and Pop Culture: Reframing Theory, Rethinking Activism Conference, Boston, MA.  For registration details, link to: http://www.wheelock.edu/ppc/
 
*March 25-26, 2007 Breaking the Silence: Building a Civil Community, Bemidji, MN.  For more information contact Carissa Massey  cmassey@bemidjistate.edu or phone 218-755-4002. 
 
*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.  http://www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach/events/bridge.html
 
*March 29, 2007, Seizing Opportunities to Advance a Prevention Frame through the Media Webconference. Link to:
www.PreventConnect.org ( http://www.preventconnect.org/ )
 
*March 29-30, 2007, Restoring the Sacred Trails of our Grandmothers: In Search of Safety from Sexual Violence, Mahnomen, MN. Link to www.miwsac.org ( http://www.miwsac.org/ )
 
April 2007

*April 2007, Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  For information and resources link to: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/index.html
 
*April 2, 2007, OJP Trainings: Strangulation Training. Link to: www.dps.state.mn.us/ojp/ojptraining  or contact Maia Hendel-Paterson at 651-201-7318 or maia.hendel-paterson@state.mn.us
 
*April 11-12, 2007, Conference on Familial Child Sexual Abuse, Hamline University, St. Paul.  Link to: http://www.courts.state.mn.us/district/2/?page=1890
 
*April 11-13, 2007, MNATSA Conference, Brooklyn Park, MN. Link to: http://mnatsa.org/
 
*April 16-18, 2007, International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking, Houston, Texas.  Link to http://www.evawintl.org/houston07.htm
 
*April 20, 2007, Art of Recovery Opening, St. Paul, MN. www.ojp.state.mn.us ( http://www.ojp.state.mn.us/ ) or contact Maia Hendel-Paterson at 651-201-7318 or maia.hendel-paterson@state.mn.us
 
*April 25-26, 2007, PCAMN's The Power of Prevention: Building Strong Families for Stronger Communities, April 25-26, 2007, St. Paul, MN.  For more information contact Jennifer Bertram at (651) 523-0099 or email jbertram@pcamn.org .
 
*April 27, 2007, Art of Recovery Reading of Literary Entries, St. Paul, MN. www.ojp.state.mn.us ( http://www.ojp.state.mn.us/ ) or contact Maia Hendel-Paterson at 651-201-7318 or maia.hendel-paterson@state.mn.us
 
May 2007

*May 3-4, 2007, MOAPPP's 16th Annual Conference.  Link to: www.moappp.org ( http://www.moappp.org/ )
 
*******May 11, 2007, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) - location TBN. For more information watch for future SVPN mailings and/or link to: http://www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp/network/index.cfm
 
*May 30, 2007, 4th National SART Training Conference, Tampa, Florida, May 30 - June 1, 2007.  Link to:  http://www.sane-sart.com/
 
*May 30-June 1, 2007, Annual Conference on Crime Victims. Link to www.dps.state.mn.us/ojp/ojptraining  or contact Maia Hendel-Paterson at 651-201-7318 or maia.hendel-paterson@state.mn.us
August 2007
 
********August 3, 2007, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) - location TBN. For more information watch for future SVPN mailings and/or link to: http://www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp/network/index.cfm
*August 12-17, 2007. Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy. Link to www.dps.state.mn.us/ojp/ojptraining or contact Maia Hendel-Paterson at 651-201-7318 or maia.hendel-paterson@state.mn.us
 
September 2007

*September 12-14, 2007, National Sexual Assault Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. Link to: http://www.nsvrc.org/nsac/index.html
 
*September 16-19, 2007, 12th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (formerly the International Conference on Family Violence), San Diego, CA.  Link to: http://www.ivatcenters.org/  for more information.
 
November 2007

********November 2, 2007, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) - location TBN. For more information watch for future SVPN mailings and/or link to: http://www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp/network/index.cfm


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