Aug
4
to Oct 6

August 4, 2017-October 6, 2017- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescent Course

The Marion County Center of Hope presents its next Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent Course, which will be held August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22, 23 and October 6th.  The course application can be found here.  Applications are due by July 24, 2017.  

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Aug
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

August 16, 2017-Which Comes First: the Child Forensic Interview or the Medical-Forensic Exam?

This webinar examines the National Children’s Alliance’s new standards for Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) to determine which comes first, the child forensic interview or the medical-forensic examination. Special attention is paid to the new classification of disclosures of child sexual abuse as Emergency / Urgent / Non-urgent and best practices as defined by the Updated Guidelines for the Medical Assessment and Care of Children Who May Have Been Sexually Abused. The purpose and admissibility of statements made during the child forensic interview and during the medical forensic examination are also considered. 

About the presenter:
An experienced trial attorney and child advocate, Laurie Gray earned her B.A. from Goshen College and her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. As an attorney in private practice from 1993-2000, Laurie’s work included criminal defense and serving as court-appointed guardian ad litem in child welfare cases. As a Deputy Prosecutor in Allen County, Indiana, from 2000-2010, she primarily handled sexual assault cases (both adult and juvenile) and Drug Court. From 2010-2016, Laurie worked as an adjunct professor of criminal sciences at Indiana Tech and as a bilingual forensic interviewer at her local child advocacy center. Laurie co-wrote The ABC’s of Sexual Assault: Anatomy, “Bunk” and the Courtroom with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Michelle Ditton.  In addition to writing, speaking, training and consulting, Laurie currently works as the Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator for the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault.

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Aug
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

August 16, 2017- Campus Stalking: New Regulations and the Implications for Campus Responders (Part 2 of 2)

The 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act outlines amendments to the Clery Act and the prevention of and response to stalking on college campuses. In June of 2016, the Department of Education outlined recommendations for the implementation of these amendments. This webinar is part two of a two-part series and will explore the new requirements for college campuses. Topics include: primary prevention and awareness programming requirements, the development of procedures for victims and the college to follow in cases of stalking and the reporting and disclosure of stalking crimes in annual security reports. Campus responders including: Title IX coordinators, campus safety officials, student disciplinary staff, dean of students offices and other allied professionals are encourage to attend this webinar to ensure your institution is responding accordingly to incidents of stalking on campus. These webinars are free, and we encourage you to send to your networks.

 

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Aug
16
3:00pm 3:00pm

August 16, 2017- Debunking Domestic Violence Myths

Intimate partner violence (IPV) and its concomitant elements of physical violence, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and coercive control can profoundly affect the lives of those exposed to it. How women respond to IPV has been the subject of analysis for several decades. The overall conclusion of much of that work was that the term, “battered woman syndrome” does not adequately capture the scientific and clinical knowledge of battering and its effects, a statement that is even more true today. This webinar will present a model of threat appraisal that addresses the legal requirement of self-defense in cases where an alleged IPV victim is charged in the death of an alleged abuser. The model of threat appraisal integrates cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology and provides a framework for assessment of the elements that contribute to understanding threat appraisal or threat detection. Case examples will be provided. 

Presenter

Mary Ann Dutton, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center

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Aug
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

August 23, 2017- Part II- Stalking Evidence: What to Look For and How to Get It Admitted

In Part II of this webinar series we will delve into the investigation and prosecution of stalking cases. We will explore how to conduct thorough investigations, including evidence preservation and collection as well as investigative strategies for interviewing victims and suspects. We will also look at evidentiary issues, particularly around technology, prosecutors may face when trying stalking cases. It is imperative that law enforcement and prosecutors work together to hold offenders accountable and keep victims safe. As a result of this webinar both law enforcement and prosecutors will have a better understanding of the unique challenges for investigating and prosecuting stalking cases and the strategies to overcome them with an emphasis on collaboration.

Presenter: Elaina Roberts, Legal Director, Stalking Resource Center and TBD, Law Enforcement Consultant, Stalking Resource Center

 

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Aug
29
3:00pm 3:00pm

August 29, 2017- Domestic Violence is Complex: Cycles, Wheels or Systems

This webinar will focus on the challenges posed to clinicians in working with victims of violence. Dr. Burge will present the findings of their research.  The partner violence literature describes three dominant models of dynamics of partner aggression: Cycle of violence, family systems theory, and Duluth model (power and control wheel). Complexity science describes three patterns of system dynamics: Periodic, chaotic, and random. Are these parallel patterns? In this analysis, investigators calculated dynamic patterns (periodic, chaotic, and random) using 84 daily reports of male-to-female aggression and assessed the “fit” between time-series-derived patterns of male partners’ violent behaviors and literature-based models of violence dynamics. 

Presenter: Sandra Burge, PhD., University of Texas health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

 

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Sep
6
to Sep 7

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

  • Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel (map)
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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!

REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 20TH!

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Sep
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

September 18, 2017-SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series-Session #2 How to Expand an Existing SANE Program

The Office for Victims of Crime, through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance in collaboration with the IAFN, present the SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series.  

Session #2:  Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of expanding SANE programs to include forensic nursing care for additional patient populations, and how to expand your program.

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Sep
20
to Sep 23

September 20-23, 2017-Indiana Emergency Response Conference

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!

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Sep
20
to Sep 22

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

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

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Sep
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

September 22, 2017- Human Trafficking

If you work in social services, mental health, medical services, law enforcement, prosecution, with youth, etc., please join a presentation about human trafficking which will feature two of Indiana's foremost experts on the topic; Tracy McDaniel (CEO/Founder of Restored, Inc.) and Kimberly Dowling (Judge, Delaware Circuit 2).  This FREE training is hosted by Good Samaritan Emergency Department, Voices United, Hope's Voice and Restored and will include lunch.  Contact Melissa Haaff at (812) 886-4470 for more information.  

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Sep
26
to Sep 28

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

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.

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Sep
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

September 28, 2017- Working with Adolescents Exposed to Domestic Violence

This webinar will explore adolescent brain development and the effects of trauma from domestic violence. Participants will learn about different factors that contribute to youth outcomes, including consideration of exposure to multiple types of violence (e.g., child maltreatment, community violence, bullying, etc.), the length of time the youth has experienced violence and its severity, and resiliency factors. The presentation will also include suggestions for working with distressed adolescents, components of trauma-informed practice, and tips for self-care.

Presenter: Claire Crooks, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Western University, London, Ontario, and Director of the Centre for School Mental Health

 

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Sep
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

September 29, 2017-SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series: Session #3-Developing a SANE Program in Rural Communities

The Office for Victims of Crime, through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance in collaboration with the IAFN, present the SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series.  

Session #3:  Learn about the challenges, opportunities, lessons learned, and available resources related to developing a SANE program in rural communities.

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Oct
10
to Oct 11

October 10-11, 2017- ICADV's 35th Annual Fall Conference: Piecing it All Together; Bringing Equity and Intersectionality to Our Work

  • Indianapolis Marriott East (map)
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The 2017 conference will feature keynote speaker Kelly Miller, national presenter on movement building to end gender violence, youth engagement, accessibility and intersectionality in our work, and Executive Director of the Idaho Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is also a contributor and former cohort member with the Move to End Violence initiative. Kelly will kick off two days of discussion and learning all focused on broadening the reach of our work by holding equity at its center.

We will also welcome plenary speaker Dr. Nkiru Nnawulezi of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Nnawulezi is a nationally recognized researcher and speaker on improving formal systems and community responses to Black women who are surviving gender-based violence. Dr. Nnawulezi will discuss her research on microaggressions and how we, as professionals, address them within our staffs and within our client communities.

Agenda:
This year's agenda will feature 30 workshops over two days focusing on a diverse range of topics and skills. Social justice integration, primary prevention, medical and legal collaborations, working with immigrant survivors, and abuse in underserved and marginalized communities are just a few. The full agenda can be viewed  here.


Scholarships:
ICADV awards a limited number of partial and full scholarships that cover registration fees for our Annual Fall Conference. If you are interested in applying for one of the scholarships for 2017, please complete  this application form no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Recipients will be notified as soon as possible and applying for a scholarship will lock in the early bird rate if you are able to attend without scholarship. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Caryn at ICADV.


Hotel Accommodations:
A block of hotel rooms is available for attendees of ICADV's Fall Conference at the Marriott East for the conference rate of $121 / night plus tax.  Attendees can make their reservations either by phone or online. To reserve a room online, click here. To reserve by phone, please call (317) 352-1231 and reference Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Fall Conference. The deadline to reserve your room at the conference rate is September 25, 2017.


Outstanding Service Awards:
Each year, ICADV recognizes outstanding individuals in the fields of Domestic Violence Professional, Law Enforcement Officer, Prosecutor, Judge, Medical Professional, Batterers Intervention Provider, Preventionist and Volunteer who demonstrate dedication above and beyond the call of duty to helping survivors of intimate partner violence and to the anti-violence movement as a whole, and who make a distinct and unique difference in the lives of survivors and/or their community and community's response to intimate partner violence. These awards will be presented at ICADV's 2017 Annual Outstanding Service Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Please take a few minutes to tell us about a colleague or friend who you feel exemplifies outstanding service to survivors. Nominations should be submitted via this link. Feel free to forward the link to additional colleagues if you would like to submit additional supporting information. The nomination deadline is Friday, September 15.


Exhibitors:
Our exhibit area features a mix of programs and resources for professionals and the clients they serve and vendors selling unique items. If you are interested in promoting a new project, selling fundraising items, or growing your collaborative base, please consider hosting an exhibit table. Registration to exhibit should be completed via this link. Exhibitor registration does NOT cover full conference attendance, but we are happy to work with our programs to accommodate both goals. Exhibitor registration closes October 2, 2017. Any questions can be directed to Caryn at ICADV.

 

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Oct
12
8:30am 8:30am

October 12, 2017-Beyond Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Many organizations assist with preventative services and helping the
victims escape abuse. But, what happens when they have left the cycle?
How do we keep these women from returning to abuse or potentially
reentering another abusive situation? The conference will focus on how
to helpclients become self-sufficient by developing their strength
and other necessary tools to reach their full potential, and hopefully
escape abuse once and for all. We believe together we can build a
community without violence and establish healthy families. We can
strive toward meaningful and healthier lives for now andgenerations
to come.  This training will feature Ms. Ruth Glenn, the Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, meet and greet with the keynote speaker, workshop and conference materials.  For more information, email: mcasillas@indianalatinocoalition.org.    

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Oct
24
to Oct 25

October 24-25, 2017- Harms of Pornography: A Feminist Framework

Join us to learn about the harms of pornography through a feminist lens this coming October! This two-day ICESA training will take place at Butler University in Indianapolis, and will feature Dr. Gail Dines, Robert Jensen, and Lisa Thompson. Dr. Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston, as well as an internationally-acclaimed speaker, focusing on hypersexualization of culture and the effects of porn on mainstream pop culture. Robert Jensen is a professor of journalism at University of Texas who has critiqued the pathology of patriarchy and its place in today's crises. Lisa Thompson is the Vice President of Education and Outreach for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where she has focused on the harms of pornography, stripping, prostitution, and sex trafficking. We are so excited to be able to bring these three fabulous speakers to Indiana! 

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Oct
24
to Oct 27

October 24-27, 2017- Advanced Strangulation Course

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.

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Nov
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

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

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.

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Nov
6
to Nov 10

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

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.

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Aug
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

August 14, 2017- SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series: Session #1-SANE Program Development & Operation-An Introduction

The Office for Victims of Crime, through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance in collaboration with the IAFN, present the SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series.  

Session #1:  Take a look at the new SANE Guide, get an overview of the foundations used to create the guide, and find information on building a sustainable SANE program using a strong nursing foundation to support the SANE role.

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Aug
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

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

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

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Aug
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

August 9, 2017- Part I-Recognizing Stalking in Intimate Partner Violence Cases

Research has shown that 7.5 million adults are stalked in one year in the United States, yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized, or missed entirely. While stalking remains an underreported crime, when it is reported, stalking charges are rarely filed even when all the elements of the crime are present.  Part I of this webinar series will explore the importance of recognizing the intersection of stalking in intimate partner violence cases and the various technologies being used to track and monitor victims. It is important that law enforcement and prosecutors recognize stalking behaviors as threatening, criminal behaviors that often play out in intimate partner violence cases. This recognition can lead to better charges filed, enhanced criminal penalties, the allowance of evidence that would otherwise be non-admissible, and help protect the victim from a potentially lethal encounter. As a result of this webinar, participants will have a better understanding of stalking and the intersection with intimate partner violence cases, including various technologies used.

Presenter: Elaina Roberts, Legal Director, Stalking Resource Center and TBD, Law Enforcement Consultant, Stalking Resource Center

 

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Aug
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

August 9, 2017-Stalking on Campus: Prevalence, Dynamics & Considerations for Safety (Part 1 of 2)

The traditional campus investigation paradigm is to investigate crimes as incident-based complaints that exist within their own singular set of circumstances. Stalking cases can present a challenge to this as stalking is a course of conduct crime comprised of a series of events that in and of themselves may not be illegal or against campus policy. Part one of a two-part series, this session will explore the challenges and opportunities for building stalking cases by focusing on responses that put victim safety at the center. Participants will learn how to identify stalking behaviors and place them in the proper context, with an emphasis on gathering corroborating information. These webinars are free, and we encourage you to send to your networks.

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Aug
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

August 3, 2017- Forensic Markers of Physical Abuse and Documenting Physical Abuse for Prosecution

This webinar will feature Dr. Sidney M. Shahl, USDOJ Research Consultant, Laura Mosqueda, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Page Ulrey, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County, Washington. 

Dr. Laura Mosqueda has completed some of the only forensic research in the context of elder abuse, and she will present her findings and introduce a physician-friendly protocol for documenting physical abuse that is very useful for prosecutors if the case goes to trial. The webinar is being co-presented by Ms. Page Ulrey, who will describe the value of the new protocol from a prosecutor’s perspective.

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Aug
2
to Aug 3

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

  • Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (map)
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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.

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Jul
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

July 24, 2017-Testifying in Sex Trafficking Cases

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. 

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Jun
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

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

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).

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Jun
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

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

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

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Jun
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

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

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.

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Jun
19
8:00am 8:00am

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

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.

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Jun
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

June 14, 2017-Forensic Photography

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).

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Jun
1
9:00pm 9:00pm

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

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.

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May
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

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

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
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May
30
1:30pm 1:30pm

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

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. 

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May
26
8:00am 8:00am

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

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

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May
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

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.  

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May
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

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

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.

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May
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

May 24, 2017- Trauma Informed Responses to Emotional Distress and Crisis: An Introduction

This webinar will engage participants in thinking through what helps when someone is experiencing emotional distress. We will look at the factors that shape how we respond to distress and crisis and discuss both individual and organizational strategies to respond to distress in trauma-informed ways.

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May
22
to May 26

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

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.
 

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May
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

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

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.

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May
19
7:00am 7:00am

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

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. 

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