Sexual Violence Prevention Network
We are so pleased to announce that Patty Wetterling will be starting as our new MDH Sexual Violence Prevention Program Director on
The Minnesota Department of Health announces the release of the state's first-ever report on the estimated economic impact of rape and other forms of sexual assault, which reports costs of almost $8 billion in 2005, including medical and mental health care for victims, lost work and other quality of life issues, victim services, and criminal justice costs. To download a copy of the news release and report link to: http://www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp/
The next Sexual Violence Prevention Network meeting will be held on
Topic: “The Costs of Sexual Violence in
This presentation will include a walk through of the recently published MDH report, “The Costs of Sexual Violence in
Location: Ottertail Power Company,
Lunch will be provided….
R.S.V.P. Required (by
Contact Amy Kenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651/201-5410
Please note: Requests for special accommodations must be made by
(Please provide name, telephone number and type of accommodation needed to Amy Kenzie)
- Registration, Networking/Resource Set-up
(Be sure to bring resources to announce/share)
- Welcome, introductions, information and resource sharing
- Primary Prevention Overview
- Lunch and small group discussions
- Presentation followed by prevention action activities
- Wrap up and Evaluations
Anyone interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND.
SVPN is a quarterly gathering to support information sharing, networking and collaboration, Co-hosted by:
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs
Minnesota Department of Health, Sexual Violence Prevention Program
And special thanks to Someplace Safe,
Link to the Prevent Connect website http://www.preventconnect.org/display/displayHome.cfm for registration information for two upcoming webconferences:
1 - On the Ground: Local Violence Against Women Primary Prevention Programs in Action, Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 2:00 p.m. Eastern time
2 - The Workplace: A Dialogue on Organizational Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women,
What is a Webconference? A web conference is an opportunity to attend an on-line workshop by calling on your phone and watching a presentation from your computer screen using only your regular internet connection. Web conferences feature opportunity to participate on-line answering polls and sending messages. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can print out slides of presentations and listen along on the phone. Contact Prevention Connection www.preventconnect.org for more information about how to use this technology.
The 7th annual Walk/Run to End Child Abuse will be held at the new location of the St. Paul Saints Stadium on
International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma,
A premiere, cost-effective, multidisciplinary conference that brings over 1,500 people and agencies together to make a significant positive impact on creating violence and abuse-free homes, communities, and societies. Areas of emphasis:
- Intimate Partner Violence, Child Maltreatment, Sexual Violence, Elder Abuse, Youth Violence, Trauma
September 16-19, 2007
Town & Country Resort and Convention Center
To Register for the Conference link to: http://www.ivatcenters.org/conference/index.html
The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (SAPN) is now the National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children (NAPSAC). In the past 9 months this organization has become active in many states including
More than half of men think it is very or fairly likely that, at some point in their lives, they will know a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, and most are willing to take action to raise awareness, help victims, and promote healthy, violence-free relationships, according to a poll released in
Boys will be Boys: Understanding the Impact of Child Maltreatment and Family Violence on the Sexual, Reproductive, and Parenting Behaviors of Young Men
Research tells us that boys are exposed to child maltreatment and family violence at rates similar to girls suffer different types of violence than girls, and experience their own gender-specific responses.
These young male survivors are prone to certain sexual, reproductive, and parenting behaviors because of their exposure, such as higher rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection, perpetrating violence among their own families, and more.
More information available online at www.healthyteennetwork.org (click on “publications”)
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures
CDC has recently released: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures. Link to: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/PreventingChildAbuse.htm to learn how youth-serving organizations can create a safer environment for youth, employees, and volunteers so that youth can grow, learn, and have fun. Part of creating a safe environment is making sure that youth are not harmed in any way while participating in organization-sponsored activities. One risk in any organization working directly with youth is child sexual abuse.
For additional information about CDC’s child maltreatment prevention activities and educational materials please go to: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/CMP/default.htm
The Prevention Connection Wiki Project is a place to collect and share experiences gained in the practice, theory, research and evaluation of violence against women prevention efforts. There is a wide breadth of knowledge from practitioners and researchers throughout the country and world.
Most of the knowledge, materials and insights about violence against women prevention are typically not published in written reports, journal articles or books. Instead, the wisdom of violence against women prevention exists in the heads of people doing the work day-to-day. A wiki is an excellent medium to share, refine and add to the practical experience of practitioners and engage in a collective "evidence-building" process. Link to: www.preventconnect.org/wiki
This is a new pilot grants program that will provide funds to individuals, and individuals working with small organizations and groups, who join together to imagine and implement innovative ideas and solutions that lay the groundwork for long-term social change. The foundation is looking for grant proposals that address a need or cause the individual's community thinks is important. Twenty semi-finalists will each receive $10,000 grants to start bringing their ideas to life. Four final grant recipients will then be chosen by the public using an online voting system. These finalists will each be awarded an additional $25,000. For more information, visit www.casefoundation.org Deadline:
*September 19-21, 8th National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention,
PLEASE NOTE: Sexual Violence Prevention Network E-News is brought to you by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) with support from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Contributed items are solely the responsibility of the contributors, and do not necessarily represent official views of, or endorsement by the MDH or the CDC.
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