Jun
28
1:00 pm13:00

June 28, 2017-Engaging Men in Sexual Violence Prevention Efforts

  • Online

How can we positively engage men in sexual assault prevention efforts? What are the best strategies for helping men understand their role in violence prevention? How can we encourage men to think critically about gender roles and violence? Please join Dr. Steve Hines from Butler University for a discussion about enlisting men in efforts around sexual assault prevention. Understandably, men have often been targeted as being part of the problem on campus. While there are valid reasons for this, Steve would like you to join him in a discussion about a different approach to getting men engaged in prevention work. We will explore the importance of having men involved in sexual assault prevention, as well as addressing some potential challenges. Finally, Steve will share his experiences working with identified groups of men on campus (i.e. student athletes and fraternity men).

Jul
24
5:00 pm17:00

July 24, 2017-Testifying in Sex Trafficking Cases

  • Online

This training will feature Kristina Korobov.  Learn the way that evidence may be presented in a sex trafficking case, how the exam that you perform will be useful in court and ways that your interaction with the patient may be questioned.  This training will also help you to understand the defenses that are raised in these cases.  1.0 Contact hour available by attending the entire session.  To register, please contact Caroline Fisher at caroline.fisher@franciscanalliance.org.      Hosted by IC-IAFN and Franciscan Health. 

Aug
2
Aug 3

August 2-3, 2017-Fatality Review & Community Informed Risk Assessment: Implications for the Violence Reduction Network

  • Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Join us for a free 1.5 day national conference as presenters share the latest research findings and practical developments in the field of domestic violence fatality review and community informed risk assessment. You will learn strategies to build social connectivity between criminal justice agencies and stakeholders. You'll also have the opportunity to develop collaborative relationships that will enhance your work within the criminal justice system. Together with national experts you will explore the implications and implementation of domestic violence risk assessment. This includes hearing survivors’ perspectives on the benefits and concerns regarding risk assessments. Finally, you'll have the opportunity to put what you've learned to use by participating in hands-on mock review cases.

Aug
10
2:00 pm14:00

August 10, 2017- How Language Shapes Our Responses to Sexual Violence

  • Online

When discussing sexual violence, we often use the language of consensual sex to describe assaultive acts or use euphemisms, erotic, or affectionate terms to portray violent acts. This language implies consent and romance, rather than criminal acts. In addition, we tend to describe violence against women in passive terms, which allows the perpetrators of this violence to remain invisible and unaccountable. We also use language that objectifies or blames sexual assault victims. This interactive session will explore the language of sexual assault: how we talk about and write about this crime. We will discuss specific examples of the language we use and explore how to discuss sexual assault in a way that more accurately depicts the crime. This session is applicable to all members of the response team who work with survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

 Presented by: Claudia Bayliff

Sep
6
Sep 7

September 6-7, 2017- ICESA's Inaugural Conference on Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

  • Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel

The ICESA Campus Consortium proudly announces its first annual statewide conference focusing on campus sexual assault prevention and response. Mark your calendars now for this 1.5 day conference featuring nationally-renowned experts as well as experts from here in Indiana!

Sep
20
Sep 23

September 20-23, 2017-Indiana Emergency Response Conference

  • Sheraton

Featuring the following Keynote Speakers: 

Thursday, September 21, 2017   Jesse Barnett, Navy Seal

Friday, September 22, 2017    Michael Hingson, New York Times best-selling author and international lecturer. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle.

Saturday, September 23, 2017   Dr. Michael Smith, MD, FAEMS, Medical Director, Carle Regional EMS System

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 31, 2017!

Sep
20
Sep 22

September 20-22, 2017-Take Time for Kids Trauma Training

  • Riverview Hospital

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE TRAINING

Take Time for Kids! is a three-day curriculum designed to teach providers about serving families affected by trauma, abuse and neglect.

 

Training participants will learn about:

• Assessment and Intervention Techniques for families affected by Trauma

• Effects of Trauma on brain development

• The four Tenets of Trauma Informed Care

• Avoiding secondary/vicarious trauma

• Creating Trauma Informed Organizations and Systems

 

This training is FREE and lunch is provided daily!

Participants can earn up to 20 Continuing Education Units (CEU) from NASW for completion of the training.

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact taketime@childrensbureau.org

Sep
26
Sep 28

September 26-28, 2017-National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

  • San Francisco, CA

The 8th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence aims to advance the health care system’s response to domestic violence. The conference attracts the nation’s leading medical, public health and family violence experts from across the U.S. with increased international participation. Workshops, scientific posters, and plenary sessions highlight the latest research and most innovative clinical responses to domestic violence, with a focus on the work being done by physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, domestic violence experts, researchers and others.

Oct
24
Oct 27

October 24-27, 2017- Advanced Strangulation Course

  • Ft. Worth, TX

This course has been specifically created for professionals seeking to improve the investigation and prosecution of strangulation cases in their communities. The course will equip attendees with strategies to properly assess for non-fatal strangulation, advocate for the specific medical and safety needs of strangulation survivors, and testify as effective expert witnesses. This course is designed for communities seeking to implement new protocols, create system-wide changes, launch a strangulation response team, or learn about best practices.

Nov
1
2:00 pm14:00

November 1, 2017- A Team Approach: Child Life's Role in Pediatric Sexual Abuse Cases

  • Online

This webinar will focus on the collaboration between Pediatric Forensic Examiners and Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS), particularly on the role of Child Life Specialists during the sexual abuse medical forensic exam. As trained medical professionals, Child Life Specialists utilize knowledge of child development, stress and coping theories, and family systems theories to promote positive outcomes during pediatric sexual abuse examinations. Working alongside Pediatric Forensic Examiners, Child Life Specialists are able to promote positive coping through rapport building, preparation, and developmentally appropriate divisional activities. During this webinar, the audience will learn about the role Child Life Specialists play while supporting staff, patients, and families during pediatric medical forensic exams. After the webinar, audiences should be able to: implement basic knowledge of child development theories during medical forensic exams, understand the role of child life, and name three successful outcomes that indicate positive coping during medical forensic exams.

Nov
6
Nov 10

November 6-10, 2017- Core 40 Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Training

  • Holiday Inn Bloomington

Hosted by ICESA, this training is for Victim Advocates who work with victims of sexual assault through Rape Crisis Centers or Dual Service providers.  

The CORE 40 is a FREE Sexual Assault Victim Advocate training designed primarily for sexual assault advocates who are staff or volunteers working with victims of sexual assault through Rape Crisis Centers or Dual Service Providers. The training topics are standardized with suggested teaching points that allow for consistency throughout the field. This training offers the necessary "core" or basic knowledge and skills to provide competent and effective crisis intervention services to victims.


Jun
22
3:00 pm15:00

June 22, 2017-Demystifying the Pre-Pubescent Medical Forensic Examination

  • Online

The Medical Forensic examination is an integral component of the child sexual abuse response and requires coordination of services among multidisciplinary team (MDT) members as they are often the gateway to the child’s access to health care and the exam. While the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations Pediatric (2016) recommends that the urgency of the examination be determined by a health care provider, nonclinical members of the MDT need to understand what the prepubescent medical forensic exam entails, and to be prepared to dispel any misconceptions or fears the child or caregiver may have about the examination. This presentation will highlight key components of the medical forensic examination, and illustrate evidenced based examples of the exam and resources available through the IAFN’s Pediatric Technical Assistance Project and the www.KIDSta.org website.

 Presented by: Diane Daiber

Jun
22
2:00 pm14:00

June 22, 2017-Serving Those Most at Risk: Embracing the Challenge of Serving Trans Youth

  • Online

Hosted by the Midwest Child Advocacy Center- Brief overview:  Changes in the visibility of trans and gender diverse people in the last 3-5 years have dramatically changed the landscape for our community from a tiny minority to a visible stakeholder group globally. While youth feel empowered to embrace authenticity in their gender identities in an unprecedented way, trans youth face many challenges, including inconsistent family support, lack of access to resources and healthcare, discriminatory laws, and peer and institutional victimization. This leads to many harms for trans youth, including substantially increased risks of suicide, homelessness, commercial sexual exploitation, and substance abuse. Outgoing Vice President Biden has gone as far as to call transgender rights the "civil rights issue of our time." As leaders in service to at-risk youth, Children's Advocacy Centers have unique opportunities to be at the vanguard of supporting these youth and their families, and in doing so, may create safer, more nurturing communities for all youth. This talk explores trans and gender diverse identities in youth, challenges, barriers, and risks trans youth face, and approaches to best practice in enhancing service to this population.

Jun
19
8:00 am08:00

June 19, 2017-Indiana University 2017 Statewide Sexual Assault Prevention Conference

  • Indiana Memorial Union

Join us for  the third annual Sexual Assault Prevention Conference at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington.  Dr. Kristen Jozkowski will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Jozkowski is a researcher and expert on consent communication and sexual assault among college students and will discuss how to incorporate findings from research into your prevention practices.

Jun
14
2:00 pm14:00

June 14, 2017-Forensic Photography

  • Online

This webinar will cover general photography methods, forensic aspects of photography, and specific methods which should be applied in SANE cases. The specific methods will include scale photography of injuries, the use of forensic light sources for revealing latent evidence, and depth-of-field/lens/focus concerns with intra-cavity photos (including photography related to the use of a speculum).

Jun
1
9:00 pm21:00

June 1, 2017-LGBTQ+ & Trans/GNC Cultural Competency Training for Service Providers

  • The Marott

ICESA is excited to host Graham Brinklow from Indiana Youth Group (IYG) for this topical training!

This training is a safe, non-judgmental and interactive space to openly ask and discuss any questions or concerns you have about working with and supporting youth and adult clients who self-identify as lesbian, gay, transgender and/or gender nonconforming, bisexual, queer, questioning, or other gender identities and sexual/romantic orientations. With a focus on creating safe spaces, we will discuss some basic concepts of intersecting identities, learn best practices in working with LGBTQ+ youth and adults, as well as direct implications to apply to your professional role. Additionally, with a focus on becoming a safe provider, we will discuss the concepts of assigned sex at birth, gender, romantic attraction and sexual attraction. Participants will learn statistics and personal stories about barriers transgender and gender nonconforming individuals face when seeking treatment for physical and mental health issues, and the changes organizations can make to be more welcoming and affirming. Relevant resources in the latest best practices for working with transgender youth and adults are also provided.

This 3.5 hour training will be offered twice on June 1, 2017. The first opportunity will be 9:00am-12:30pm and the second opportunity will be 1:30pm-5:00pm. Please only sign up for ONE of these time slots - if you sign up for both, you will be sitting through the exact same training twice!

Cookies, iced tea, lemonade, and coffee will be provided.  Gender-neutral + gender-segregated bathroom facilities will be available on-site.

May
30
2:00 pm14:00

May 30, 2017-A Walk Through the MDT Guide and Toolkit

  • Online
Do you want to create an elder abuse case review multidisciplinary team (MDT), but you don’t know where to start?—Start here!

The Elder Justice Initiative (EJI) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Multidisciplinary Team Guide and Toolkit. The Toolkit is designed for anyone looking to create or grow a local elder abuse MDT, regardless of their experience with MDTs. The web-based Toolkit is enhanced for use on mobile devices and contains easy-to-download PDF sample documents and citations.

On May 30, take a live walk through the Toolkit. The EJI webinar will cover many aspects of the Toolkit, including:

•	Layout and usability 
•	Highlights from each chapter
•	Questions and feedback
May
30
1:30 pm13:30

May 30, 2017- Reducing Demand for the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors in Your Community

  • Online

This webinar will discuss why reducing demand should be a centerpiece of any community's response to commercial sexual exploitation. The presenter, Valiant Richey, will also discuss a unique coalition of prosecutors, service providers, advocacy organizations, and law enforcement in Seattle dedicated to ending commercial sexual exploitation by reducing sex buying. Learn some of the innovative tactics to reduce sex buying including high-volume online deterrence, social media, community education, business engagement, media engagement, high school education, traditional law enforcement stings, and a 10-week class for individuals convicted of soliciting sex. 

May
26
8:00 am08:00

May 26, 2017- Impact of Trauma on Health and Academic Achievement

  • University of Indianapolis

This one day seminar is hosted by University of Indianapolis and the Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana Area Health Education Center.  

Students, educators, health professionals, and everyone in between, join us on May 26 to learn more about a phenomenon affecting a majority of people - trauma. Explore the impact of trauma on health and academic achievement AND where we go from here given what we know now.

The day will include...

  • Eye opening revelations from keynote speakers and esteemed experts in the field, Dr. Vincent Felitti and Dr. Jeanie Tietjen. 
  • A variety of powerful breakout session
  • Explore strategies for combating the impact of trauma
  • Learn skills to enhance education and health outcomes
  • And, a special self-care treat for caregivers (lay to professionals) about handling compassion fatigue due to exposure to secondary trauma for those for whom you care/educate.

For decades, it has been common practice to address challenges around race and income as a means to improve education and health outcomes. Yet, new methods also include addressing trauma in order to influence outcomes. We invite you to join forces with us to help ensure academic achievement and improved health for the generations to come.

Event CEU status ...
Total Event Duration: 6.75 hours
Total Available Contact Hours: 4.75

May
25
3:00 pm15:00

May 25, 2017- Patient-Centered Approach to DV in Health Settings

With the screening and brief counseling recommendations in the US Preventive Service Task Force, many are looking for the best evidence-based screening tool for domestic violence to use in health settings. However, research suggests that disclosure-based responses to domestic violence are limiting because they constrain our opportunities for prevention and limits education to only those who are ready to disclose and who have been screened appropriately. Additionally, in the quest for the right screening question, the intervention is often overlooked. This webinar offers an approach that incorporates universal education and direct inquiry as well as patient-centered brief interventions that are evidence based and easy to implement. Learn a brief, evidence based intervention that supports survivors and promotes healthy relationships. This webinar will feature a new online tool for health providers and advocates.  

May
25
2:00 pm14:00

May 25, 2017- Examination Options After Sexual Assault: Do Survivors Have to Report?

  • Online

Access to healthcare after sexual assault can be critical to survivors beginning the healing process and to prevent long term health consequences. Reporting the assault to law enforcement should not be a barrier to accessing this care. In 2005 the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) stated that victims of sexual assault must be provided access to a medical forensic exam free of charge and without being required to cooperate with law enforcement or participate in the criminal justice system. Practical implementation of these options when working with multiple jurisdictions can be difficult without collaboration between community responders.

May
22
May 26

May 22-26, 2017- Core 40 Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Training

  • Ivy Court Inn & Suites

Hosted by ICESA, this training is for Victim Advocates who work with victims of sexual assault through Rape Crisis Centers or Dual Service providers. 

The CORE 40 is a FREE Sexual Assault Victim Advocate training designed primarily for sexual assault advocates who are staff or volunteers working with victims of sexual assault through Rape Crisis Centers or Dual Service Providers. The training topics are standardized with suggested teaching points that allow for consistency throughout the field. This training offers the necessary "core" or basic knowledge and skills to provide competent and effective crisis intervention services to victims.
 

May
19
2:00 pm14:00

May 19, 2017- Supporting Deaf Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse

  • Online

Research has shown that Deaf children experience abuse and neglect at rates 1.5-3 times higher than hearing children. Compounding this problem, Deaf children experience an array of communication and cultural barriers when getting support from victim services, medical providers, and the criminal justice system. In this training, participants will learn about Deaf culture and communities in the United States and the implications for providing effective services and supports to Deaf survivors. Presenters will share research on the sexual abuse of Deaf children and discuss the many challenges these children face when getting support. Practical skills and resources will be shared to address these barriers and provide services that are culturally and linguistically specific.

May
19
7:00 am07:00

May 19, 2017- 2017 HIV/STD Update: Advances in Care & Prevention

  • IUPUI Campus

2017 HIV/STD Update: Advances in Care & Prevention.  
The 2017 HIV/STD Update is a collaboration of the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Marion County Public Health Department’s Bell Flower Clinic, the New York City STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center (MATEC) Indiana – a program of Eskenazi Health. 

May
18
10:30 am10:30

May 18, 2017- 4th Annual NCI AHEC Veterans Mental Health Summit

  • First Church of the Nazarene

4th Annual North Central Indiana Area Health Education Center's Veterans Mental Health Summit will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017.  
This event is free and open to the public. 

Attendees should include Healthcare Providers, Mental Health Providers, Behavioral Health Providers, Pre-Hospital Providers, Students and Employers.

May
18
May 19

May 18-19, 2017- SANE Clinical Training

  • Franciscan St. Francis Health Education Center

Marion County Centers of Hope - Adolescent/Adult SANE Clinical Training
Complete your IAFN Clinical Requirements in two days! 

The cost of the course is $100.00. Class size is limited and in  the case of a waiting list, acceptance will be based on application completion, and payment. 

May
15
May 17

May 15-17, 2017- Build Beyond 2017: A Clinical Framework for Human Trafficking Recovery

  • Butler University - Jordan Hall Room 141

Build Beyond is a comprehensive three-day training event that will equip you to care more effectively for survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. This annual training will help you adapt your professional skills to meet the unique needs of this population. By customizing your treatment approach, you will empower survivors to Build Beyond their current circumstances and past experiences to reach the life they desire.

Taught by survivors and subject matter experts, this conference will engage participants through lecture and experiential demonstrations. Build Beyond is ideal for mental health professionals currently working with survivors of domestic trafficking or individuals working toward licensure in counseling, therapy or social work.
The conference offers a total of 18 Continuing Education credits for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC. All ticket sales are final. Tickets are transferable but are non-refundable.

Build Beyond is hosted by Ascent 121 in partnership with Butler University and the Desmond Tutu Center. Ascent 121 provides long term trauma recovery services for teen survivors in Indiana. In 2016, they served 110 girls in residential and community-based programs.

May
15
9:00 am09:00

May 15, 2017- Campus Sexual Assault Investigations: Understanding the Roles of Police, Prosecutors and Title IX

  • Butler University

Learn about the criminal justice process, including the role of prosecutors and sex crimes detectives, trauma informed investigations, campus investigations and Title IX requirements for campuses.  This free training is for professionals including campus professionals, law enforcement officers, prosecutors and victim advocates.  

May
2
2:00 pm14:00

May 2, 2017- Informed Consent for Sexual Assault Examinations: It's More Than a Signature, it's a Process

  • Online

Sexual assault victims must provide informed consent for a medical forensic exam. Although the concept of informed consent is a term that healthcare providers are very familiar with, there are additional legal implications associated with consent for the exam that providers need to understand. Victims need relevant information on the impact of participating in or declining each component of the exam.

Jan
25
9:00 am09:00

January 25, 2017 - Margins to Center: Coming Together to Prevent Sexual Violence

  • Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds and Conference Center

Save the date for Margins to Center: Coming Together to Prevent Sexual Violence, a collaborative conference organized by the Multicultural efforts to End Sexual Assault and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, co-sponsored by the Indiana State Department of Health, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, and Purdue Agricultural Extension.
 
This conference will take place January 25th, 9am-4pm, in Danville, IN and registration is only $10, inclusive of lunch.

Additionally, we are accepting exhibitor applications for vendors who want to provide resources and information. Please submit your application soon as space is limited.
 
If you have any questions about registration or being an exhibitor, email Kate Gasiorowski, RPE Program Coordinator or call her at 317-917-3685.