2014 Workshops

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    • exhibitor - Support Group: Start The Conversation
      Support Group: Start The Conversation This workshop is for the advocate that facilitates support groups in their agency.  The presenter has taken the curriculum used in support groups and found a way to freshen up the message and have better group participation.   The workshop will teach the advocate how to incorporate the message, "Healthy Relationships Exist" and how to provide the tools to the clients that still incorporate safety, DV 101, Children and DV, Self Care and moving on toward all healthy relationships.

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    • exhibitor - Working with Human Trafficking Victims from a Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocacy Perspective
      Working with Human Trafficking Victims from a Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocacy Perspective The intersections of human trafficking and domestic and sexual violence are essential components to providing trauma-informed care to victims of human trafficking. This workshop will examine cases where these intersections are fundamental and explore how domestic and sexual violence victim advocacy can be applied to human trafficking service provision.

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    • exhibitor - Awkward to Awesome: A Primer for Askable Adults.
      Awkward to Awesome: A Primer for Askable Adults. Do you ever wish you knew how to talk with youth about sex? We know that young people seek out adults they trust to answers questions regarding issues surrounding sex and sexual health. This workshop is meant to be a primer for youth-serving professionals to enhance their communication with youth and equip them with accurate answers and provide referrals to trustworthy and age appropriate resources.

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    • exhibitor - Meeting Them Where They’re At, Going Beyond the Chalkboard: School-Based Prevention Programming
      Meeting Them Where They’re At, Going Beyond the Chalkboard: School-Based Prevention Programming “How do you deal with rumors that won’t go away?”  “What’s consent about?”  Students aren’t afraid to ask serious questions, but they don’t always find space in school to get the answers.  The SAVA Center’s decade-long partnership with Poudre School District in Northern Colorado brings violence prevention programming to students aged 6-18.  These programs provide a necessary environment for youth to learn more about themselves, gain critical thinking skills, and question daily messages about what it means to be guys and girls.  This workshop will provide an understanding of the implementation

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    • exhibitor - The Dilemma of a Sexual Abuse Victim in a Religious/Rural Community
      The Dilemma of a Sexual Abuse Victim in a Religious/Rural Community The workshop will focus on the dilemma that a SA victim from a religious/rural community faces when reporting on another member of their own community. The workshop will offer an understanding of the dilemma victims and their families face when reporting in religious/rural communities. The workshop will also offer a proactive approach to create a culture within these communities that will effectively deal with these issues.

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    • exhibitor - Community-based Advocacy in the Criminal Justice System
      Community-based Advocacy in the Criminal Justice System Community-based advocates often face challenges in knowing how to be effective in supporting survivors through criminal proceedings. This often results in advocates feeling just as lost and confused as survivors as they navigate through the complexities of the justice system. This presentation will address how advocates can effectively support survivors and respond to the diverse needs of survivors in the courtroom by understanding the players and their roles, how to navigate confidentiality while building relationships, understanding the Victim Rights Amendment, how to assist a survivor in en

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    • exhibitor - Debunking the Myths about SANE/SAFE/MFE: Completing the Access to Care for Sexual Assault Victims
      Debunking the Myths about SANE/SAFE/MFE: Completing the Access to Care for Sexual Assault Victims “DeBunking the Myths of SANE/SAFE: Completing the Access to Care for Sexual Assault Victims”  Come learn about the new Colorado SANE-SAFE Project which provides education, clinical training, and technical assistance for the State of Colorado related to sexual assault examinations.  Better access to education for healthcare providers, access to care for sexual assault victims, and training and support of multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is all part of what you will learn about in this workshop. There will also be a case study review of implementation and sustainability of o

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    • exhibitor - AYUDEMOS (En Español)
      AYUDEMOS (En Español) This training has been provided by SASO in Spanish to the Latin Community under the name AYUDA. This year we want to adapt the word into AYUDEMOS in order to open the door to every person who speak Spanish to erradicate and to prevent the sexual violence among the latin community. Through AYUDEMOS we give participants an understanding of the realities of sexual assault in the latin culture, myths and facts about sexual assault, the role of oppression in society and how its existence contribute to sexual violence.

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    • exhibitor - Incorporating a Social Justice Framework into Prevention Education
      Incorporating a Social Justice Framework into Prevention Education In order to end dating abuse and sexual assault, we must understand and challenge how varying forms of oppression are intricately woven into these issues. SPAN and MESA's Peers Building Justice (PBJ) curriculum supplements three evidence-based violence prevention curricula with a social justice framework to address the social roots of violence. PBJ graduates are equipped to have healthy relationships, practice sexual consent and advocate for social justice.

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    • exhibitor - Trauma and the Bilingual Advocate
      Trauma and the Bilingual Advocate Frequently bilingual service providers are called upon to act in the role of interpreter and translator for their clients.  This practice creates for them a unique role in the service provider community.  The act of speaking and/or writing the words of the traumatized client in the first person has a distinct impact on the service provider.  Communicating crisis into another language can be a difficult experience.  We will be addressing the issues professionals experience while interpreting and or translating for monolingual clients and the emotional and physiological effects of providing this

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    • exhibitor - Redesigning Crisis Hotline Support: Using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Holistic Approaches
      Redesigning Crisis Hotline Support: Using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Holistic Approaches Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) uses a model based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for its Client Services Programs, including the 24-hour hotline. DBT was selected because it is an evidence-based treatment for trauma survivors.  DBT, as used on MESA’s hotline provides skills that can be used in the moment and taught to callers for future use when they experience dysregulation. MESA’s goal is to empower survivors with skills.

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    • exhibitor - What Does a Criminal Sentence Really Mean?
      What Does a Criminal Sentence Really Mean? Explaining what happens after the sentencing. Various Hearings a victim may have to appear at. Appeals, Parole & Community Corrections ( half-way house) Hearings. Victim Notification from the Department of Corrections. Victim Impact Statements, oral and written. The difference between the Parole Eligibility Date (PED) and the Mandatory Release Date (MRD). The difference between the early release options, Parole and Community Corrections. Good time and earned time.

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    • exhibitor - Domestic Violence, Children, and Pets:  A Project Connection Update
      Domestic Violence, Children, and Pets: A Project Connection Update Over the past three years, several Colorado DV programs have interviewed clients for Project Connections, administering research surveys about domestic violence, children and pets.  This workshop will provide preliminary research findings and share some powerful stories from those who’ve participated, emphasizing Latina survivors.  We will discuss how research has already improved protection orders to include pets, how this research could improve domestic violence services, and encourage agencies to partner with researchers as yet another form of victim advocacy.

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    • exhibitor - Decreasing Barriers to Services for Transgender Survivors: Creating a Trans Welcoming Space
      Decreasing Barriers to Services for Transgender Survivors: Creating a Trans Welcoming Space Boulder, CO was chosen by FORGE to participate in a study researching gaps between transgender survivors and sexual assault services in Boulder County. This workshop will present the FORGE findings, provide education on violence against transgender individuals, outline best practices to having an inclusive space, and provide advocacy tools for service providers, law enforcement, and medical providers. Additionally we will use SPAN’s organizational journey to becoming safer for Trans people as a case example.

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    • exhibitor - Being In Your Body: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Assault
      Being In Your Body: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Assault Cutting-edge research in the field of trauma therapy suggests that most trauma survivors require some type of body-based intervention in order to fully heal from a traumatic event. Trauma-sensitive yoga (TSY) represents one such intervention. While many TSY trainings approach trauma from a generalized perspective, this workshop will offer specific guidelines for catering TSY to survivors of sexual assault. This workshop is designed for direct service providers and will include both didactic and experiential elements to help participants introduce TSY to sexual assault survivors in a safe, ther

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      “Daddy Was Jumping On Mommy!” The Paradigm Shift: Forensic Interviews With Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Violence Nationally, children's advocacy centers (CACs) are interviewing more children who witness domestic violence.  Interviews of child witnesses to domestic violence have increased significantly at Ralston House.  It's important for individuals who work with domestic violence victims to understand how the CAC process works: providing parents with a sense of safety, privacy, comfort and resources; helping parents realize the extent of the abuse their child witnessed; impact on their child's development; and beginning the healing process.

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    • exhibitor - Effects and Unresolved Trauma-Working With Children and Adults
      Effects and Unresolved Trauma-Working With Children and Adults This workshop will introduce therapist to how trauma impacts children. Therapists will also be introduced to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is an evidenced-based therapy for children who have experienced sexual abuse and other traumas. We will also address what unresolved trauma looks like n adults, how it is different than current/recent trauma, and some effective treatment modalities specifically how group interventions paired with individual work can be a successful method.

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    • exhibitor - Practical Tools to Help Identify, Communicate and Support Victims with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. (IDD)
      Practical Tools to Help Identify, Communicate and Support Victims with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. (IDD) People with IDD are 4 to 5 times more likely to be victims of crime than other people.  However, they are 50 percent more likely to never seek assistance from legal personnel or treatment service providers.  Through this interactive workshop, attendees will receive practical tools to help identify, communicate and support victims with IDD.   Practical Tool to Help Identify, Communicate and Support Victims with Intellectual and

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    • exhibitor - Latin@ Outreach Program and the Promotor@ Model of Engagement
      Latin@ Outreach Program and the Promotor@ Model of Engagement Are you a frontline, bilingual or outreach advocate looking for ways to make every contact count?  Or a program administrator searching for innovative ways to connect with community partners and hard to reach populations?  This workshop is also relevant for directors examining the efficacy and outcomes of various programming strategies!  You will find an overview of the Latin@ Outreach Program, the successes up to this point, and the plans for the future; overlaid with the qualities of a Promotor@ Program, what it is and how it works, along with the benefits and challenges of the model.  Come

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    • exhibitor - Unir Esfuerzos para alcanzar y Servir a La Communidad Latina Sobrevivintes de Diferentes Tipos de Abuso y Violencia de Manera Mas Competitiva
      Unir Esfuerzos para alcanzar y Servir a La Communidad Latina Sobrevivintes de Diferentes Tipos de Abuso y Violencia de Manera Mas Competitiva " Unir Esfuerzos Para Alcanzar  y Servir  la  Comunidad Latina Sobreviviente de Diferentes Tipos De  Abuso y Violencia, de la Manera más Competitiva" Este taller es presentador:Silvia Gonsalez, Coordinadora del programa VISTAS de Servicios de La Raza  Ofrecer servicios de apoyo a la comunidad latina adulta sobreviviente de diferente tipo de abuso puede resultar en un gran reto, si  como proveedores continuamos trabajando de manera aislada. Las maneras tradicionales mediante las cuales se ha intentado alcanzar y servir a la comunidad  Latina Sobreviviente necesitan  ser urgentemente evaluadas.

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    • exhibitor - Becoming Trauma Informed: A Core Value in Services for Women
      Becoming Trauma Informed: A Core Value in Services for Women With the increased awareness of the impact of trauma on women’s lives, social service providers are beginning to consider what this means in their specific settings.  There is a growing evidence-base documenting the impact of child neglect and abuse (as well as other forms of trauma) on heath, mental health and behavior.  While research and clinical experience indicate a high incidence of trauma and co-occurring disorders in women’s lives, community professionals often struggle with the realities of providing effective, integrated, and trauma-informed services.  This workshop discusses the spe

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    • exhibitor - Domestic Relations and Civil Protection Orders – New Best Practices
      Domestic Relations and Civil Protection Orders – New Best Practices This workshop will address the new legislation in the areas of civil protection orders and domestic relations, including changes to statute C.R.S. 14-10-124. We will analyze the statutory language, discuss new best practices, and host a round-table discussion. The round-table discussion will address application of the new legislation across Colorado, how this legislation is best being used to support survivors of domestic violence, and new obstacles practitioner are facing. The workshop will also provide practical tips about how to prepare for hearings under the new legislation, including w

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    • exhibitor - Providing Victim Advocacy to Incarcerated Sexual Assault Survivors: perspective and lessons learned from a rural advocacy program
      Providing Victim Advocacy to Incarcerated Sexual Assault Survivors: perspective and lessons learned from a rural advocacy program Description: In 2003 the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed as the first Federal Law to address sexual abuse in detention. In 2012, PREA standards were issued by the Department of Justice to provide detailed guidelines for all detention facilities on sexual abuse prevention, detection, and response. In 2012 RESPONSE, a rural, non-profit, dual service agency located in Aspen, CO partnered with the Pitkin County Jail to provide services to sexual assault survivors in the jail. In addition RESPONSE joined the Pitkin County Jail Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), which collectively dr

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