Conference on Crimes Against Women (Virtual) SAVE THE DATE
Hosted By: Conference on Crimes Against Women
Date: May 18-20 & 25-27, 2021
Time: 2:00 AM
Description: The Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) is the national clearhinghouse of best practices for law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, advocates, medical personnel, emergecy telecommunicators, probation and parole officers and others who work in the area of crimes against women. Recognizing that these crimes are unique in nature, CCAW provides the most up-to-date, relevant and effective traiing and techniques that exist to battle this epidemic.
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Serving Survivors with Mental Health Disabilities
Hosted By: Vera Institute of Justice
Time: 1:00 AM
Description: Each May, we observe Mental Health Awareness Month. It is a time to celebrate the resilience of people with mental health disabilities and honor their voices as they work to end stigma and increase access. This month also provides us with an opportunity to reflect on where we can improve our services to better serve them. Survivors of domestic and sexual violence with mental health disabilities still face significant barriers in seeking and receiving healing services, including more significant or unfamiliar responses to trauma and lingering stigma around their disabilities. Service providers must continue the work in ensuring survivors’ services are safe, welcoming, and accessible and that their experiences are centered. Join Olga Trujillo as they explore the needs of survivors with mental health disabilities and potential solutions for overcoming barriers to services that providers can implement to be more responsive to their needs.
Exploring Emergent Strategies for Long-Term Transformation - NCCASA 2021 Biennial Conference
Hosted By: North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Time: 2:00 AM - 7:30 AM ChST
Description: NCCASA’s 2021 Conference, Exploring Emergent Strategies for Long-Term Transformation, will focus on potential applications of emergent spaces, explore the need for intentional connection and sustainability, and identify ways to center humanity and interconnectedness while in a physically distant, often virtual, context. Throughout the pandemic, we have highlighted creative ways of coping with the collective and intersectional traumas we are all experiencing. As we look toward long- term transformation and yet are still dealing with the global crisis, we are still reminded that there is a need to offer spaces for recovery and to collectively share ideas for equilibrium and rebuilding.
Walking Alongside Two-spirit Survivors of Violence and Trafficking: A Personal Healing Journey
Hosted By: Mending the Sacred Hoop, Inc
Time: 2:00 AM
Description: Two-spirit youth are at high risk of violence and exploitation. They are also often overlooked and underserved in the systems meant to protect them. Through the lens of her personal story of being trafficked, Jessica Gidagaakoons Smith, a two-spirit survivor and legal scholar, will present her extensive research on the MMIWG2S epidemic and discuss ways that agencies can start implementing changes and educating advocates to better serve all survivors by being culturally supportive and inclusive.
Part 2 of Healing Modalities: Trauma-Informed Approaches for Sustaining Our Resilience as We Work
Hosted By: Alliance for HOPE International
Time: 3:00 AM
Description: Our commitment and passion for the work we do is foundational to our effectiveness with survivors and their families. At the same time, consistent exposure to violence and trauma and the ongoing pandemic can negatively impact the people we support, the ways we do our work, and our organizations as a whole. These two workshops will focus on strategies for expanding support for those of us who do the work with approaches that are accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed in an effort to counter the ongoing impacts of trauma, to support healing, and to sustain both our empathy and resilience.
The Role of the Registered Nurse at the Child Advocacy Center
Hosted By: International Association of Forensic Nurses
Time: 4:00 AM
Description: Feedback from the field suggests that communities face challenges understanding how Registered Nurses can be utilized effectively to care for patients at child advocacy centers (CACs). As a result, many are choosing to avoid this approach to addressing the healthcare needs of this population. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to articulate ways in which Registered Nurses can contribute to the care provided at CACs, and the various models utilized to accomplish this.
Day 1: 2021 kNOw MORE Webinar: I Mañaina-ta – Our Elders: Our Communities of Strength & Addressing Elder Abuse
Topic: Understanding Elder Abuse
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 8:30AM to 11:00AM (Chamorro Standard Time, ChST)
Location: via Zoom
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gsxzg1NOS4eYYE-Ud-5IyQ