Workshops 2013

    • exhibitor - How to Talk to Youth About That Thing That You Don't Want to Talk About
      How to Talk to Youth About That Thing That You Don’t Want to Talk About It’s both shocking and sad that more than half of all victims of sexual assault are under the age of 18 (US Dept. Of Justice. 2010). At the Rape Assistance And Awareness Program (RAAP), we are passionate about reaching out to teens in an effort to prevent further victimization. This presentation will explore some strategies that we can use to engage in healthy conversations with youth about rape and sexual assault. We will also speak to the opportunities RAAP is currently offering for teens in the Metro Denver area, as well as upcoming programming.

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    • exhibitor - Child Support/Domestic Violence: What are my options?
      Child Support/Domestic Violence: What are my options? The purpose of this presentation is to educate the audience about the Child Support guidelines, processes & procedures. There is a direct link between domestic/sexual abuse and child support. Educating providers that a client can receive support for children and maintain their safety is my goal. I educate groups on ways we maintain confidentiality and safety while still being able to provide services for financial support.

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    • exhibitor - Expert Testimony 101 (DV and SA)
      Expert Testimony 101 (DV and SA) This workshop will address the steps needed to take in order to get qualified as an expert witness and will explore who might qualify as an expert.  The workshop leaders will discuss building a relationship with your prosecutors, defense attorneys and civil attorneys.  Core areas of expertise such as: Cycle of Violence, Myths, Strangulation, Trauma Response, Why a Victim Stays, Consent, DFSA Dynamics, will be highlighted and potential questions of the expert explored.  Several court cases will be reviewed and the presenters will walk participants through how an expert was used.  In Summit Coun

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    • exhibitor - Ageism/Gateway to Abuse in Later Life
      Ageism/Gateway to Abuse in Later Life Ageism is a type of stereoptypes that involves prejudice against people of different ages whether open or hidden. Similar to racism and sexism, ageism involves holding negative stereotypes about people of different ages. The tern is often applied to any type of age-based discrimination, whether it involves prejudice against children, youth, and young or old adults.  This workshop explores Ageism as the path to elder abuse and how our own Agesit beliefs connect with abuse in later life.

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    • exhibitor - Latina Survivors: Enhancing Response through Co-Location of Services
      Latina Survivors: Enhancing Response through Co-Location of Services Latina survivors of interpersonal violence can be a difficult population for specialty programs to reach through traditional outreach and referrals.  Many survivors of violent crime have also been sexually abused as children, yet there are unique challenges to providing services for sexual abuse survivors from minority or marginalized populations. Co-location of services can be an excellent opportunity for programs to enhance services for survivors while enhancing collaboration, communication and programming.  Capitalizing on the unique strengths of organizations to develop integrated services

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    • exhibitor - Fundraising: Deepening Our Ties to the Community
      Fundraising: Deepening Our Ties to the Community In these tough economic times, it’s often helpful to take a new look at our engagement with the community.  People in the community who give money are the people who know the value of our organization best. This workshop will discuss strategies for engaging your community more deeply in your work by starting with the board.  Hosted by the Vital Project: Management Training and Technical Assistance. Fundraising: Deepening Our Ties to the Community

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    • exhibitor - The Medical Forensic Exam and the Role of the Victim Advocate
      The Medical Forensic Exam and the Role of the Victim Advocate The intention of this presentation is to discuss the purpose of the medical-forensic exam in regards to sexual assault and domestic violence. The presenters (a Victim Advocate and a Forensic Nurse who are community partners and have experience working together) will address the distinct roles of the forensic nurse verses the advocate and how their objectives differ.  Case examples will be provided to highlight the differences in roles and the desired outcome for the victim."

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    • exhibitor - Talking with Young Women about Re-victimization Risk: Comparing Two Approaches
      Talking with Young Women about Re-victimization Risk: Comparing Two Approaches Research describes two models of re-victimization in girls and women. First, social learning models focus on relationship and gender-role expectancies. Second, risk detection models focus on risk detection abilities. We will describe results from research comparing two curricula derived from these models to address re-victimization risk among 180 diverse, female adolescents involved with the child welfare system. The strengths of each approach will be discussed as well as implications for adapting prevention programming for adolescents.

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    • exhibitor - Speak Up!  Speak Out!  Engaging Media Support to Shape Public Opinion
      Speak Up! Speak Out! Engaging Media Support to Shape Public Opinion This presentation would help sexual assault and domestic violence organizations learn the strategies and tactics to effectively address and utilize the traditional and social media in messaging, advocacy and education.  The media is the most inexpensive, effective and strategic medium available to engage the public in sexual assault and domestic violence issues. *This workshop does address diverse and marginalized groups by helping them have a voice in the larger violence against women discussion.

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    • exhibitor - 83%: The Intersection of Disability and Sexual Violence
      83%: The Intersection of Disability and Sexual Violence Those at the ‘Intersection’ are three times more likely to experience sexual violence in their lives. The overwhelming majority of mainstream services for survivors of sexual assault sidelines the needs of people with disabilities. We will engage participants in thought-provoking discussions that look at sexual assault with an inclusive lens. Through interactive activities, participants will acquire tools and implement practical use of skills to better serve survivors at the intersection.

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    • exhibitor - A Community of One, The Bystander
      A Community of One, The Bystander Trendy campaigns such as “no means no” failed at decreasing acts of power based personal violence.  A new approach involving everyday citizens commonly referred to as bystanders is necessary to reduce acts of violence within every community. In this session, presenters will demonstrate a direct, distract, and delegate bystander intervention model that any bystander can use to reduce acts of power based personal violence. The presenters will share their ongoing development process in establishing this model in their community as well as include several case studies.

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    • exhibitor - Identity Change: The Process, Pitfalls and Safety Possibilities
      Identity Change: The Process, Pitfalls and Safety Possibilities Advances in technology have made it easy to connect with old friends, but it has also made it easier than ever for abusers to locate and stalk victims. Increasingly, survivors are seeking information and advice about identity change as a safety planning option. This workshop will provide you with information about what an identity change is, factors to consider prior to initiating the process, how the process works, and how old and new identities are commonly connected.

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    • exhibitor - When Someone I Love has been Sexually Assaulted: Care for Both Yourself and the Victim
      When Someone I Love has been Sexually Assaulted: Care for Both Yourself and the Victim Sexual Assault often has a ripple effect.  It impacts the individual who was assaulted, the community in which he or she lives, as well as those that love and care for him/her.  This workshop is designed to help individuals understand what sexual assault is, the impact it has on the victim, as well as the impact it has on family, friends and other caretakers.  We will briefly explore how the system responds to sexual assault, as well as provide tools to help care for both yourself and your loved one.

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    • exhibitor - Addressing the Challenges…Victim Advocacy in DV Offender Treatment
      Addressing the Challenges…Victim Advocacy in DV Offender Treatment Are you working as a victim advocate with an offender treatment program?  Or maybe you are interested in doing this work?  This workshop is designed to promote greater inclusiveness of victim advocates in trainings, MTTs and the work of the DVOMB.  We will discuss how to overcome obstacles that limit advocates ability to work within offender treatment programs such as how to outreach to other advocates, how to locate victim contact information, how to participate on the MTT if working a different full time job, and overcoming geographical isolation.  We know that many advocates work in rural a

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    • exhibitor - Drama is Different: Recognizing Bullying in Girls
      Drama is Different: Recognizing Bullying in Girls Bullying has become a household word as we are bombarded with messages through our schools and the media.  It has become a "national crisis" but still little is known about relational aggression -- or girl-to-girl bullying.  The culture of Girl World will be examined in detail and light shone on how this culture is fortified with gossip, secrets and emotional violence.  In addition, the workshop will talk about how adults can recognize the subtle nuances of the hierarchy of Girls' World and the rules that run it.  Finally, we will also examine how to intervene and proven prevention strategies.

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    • exhibitor - Some Call it Stalking . . . Some Call it Love?!
      Some Call it Stalking . . . Some Call it Love?! This presentation will address stalking dynamics, how people are stalked, why people stalk, and tips to support stalking victims.  There are various barriers for stalking victims when it comes to reporting and even going to their friends and family for support may be difficult.  Additional barriers marginalized populations face when it comes to reporting stalking will also be covered.  Stalking often intersects with sexual assault and intimate partner abuse and those intersections will be highlighted.  The reality of stalking is that anyone can be stalked and it is usually by someone they know

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    • exhibitor - Forced Marriage – “Shattering the Silence”
      Forced Marriage – “Shattering the Silence” Forced Marriage means a particular type of coercion, which frequently occurs in a religious and/or cultural context where it remains unseen by the mainstream society.  Participants will benefit from specialized training that will include background information and research, identify the intersections with ongoing work and advocacy, share lessons learned and engage participants in active reflection and action-planning focused on building a support and protection system for victims.

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    • exhibitor - Befriending The Body: Incorporating Body-Based Techniques Into Therapeutic Practice With Trauma Survivors
      Befriending The Body: Incorporating Body-Based Techniques Into Therapeutic Practice With Trauma Survivors Trauma is a neurophysiological state stemming from a neurobiological injury, therefore treatment must address both. Research indicates trauma-sensitive yoga (TSY) as a promising adjunct therapy to address the cognitive/emotional and physical symptoms associated with chronic trauma. Ultimately, whether designed for a class or integrated in therapy practice, TSY principles give survivors of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to remain in the present, notice and tolerate inner experiences, and cultivate a new with relationship with their body.

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    • exhibitor - Child Protection/DV Collaborative Consultation Group
      Child Protection/DV Collaborative Consultation Group Have you ever wondered how to create a DV case consultation team in your community involving child welfare, victim services and other relevant professionals?  This is a collaborative effort to bring the different disciplines together to enhance case planning and interventions for families experiencing domestic violence.  This workshop will provide a description of the Boulder County DV CPS Case Consultation Team.  Team members include community based victim services, child welfare staff and offender treatment providers.  We will describe the purpose of our team, how it was formed, the multiple

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    • exhibitor - Sensory Grounding Skills: Practical Tips for Survivors in Crisis
      Sensory Grounding Skills: Practical Tips for Survivors in Crisis As advocates, it can be very helpful to have some easy-to-teach, concrete, effective coping strategies for survivors in crisis. This workshop will teach the participants sensory grounding skills, which can be helpful for flashbacks, nightmares, body memories, and panic attacks. Sensory Grounding Skills: Practical Tips for Survivors in Crisis - Slides

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    • exhibitor - Left OUT: LGBTQ Inclusivity in Evidence Based Programs
      Left OUT: LGBTQ Inclusivity in Evidence Based Programs Many evidence-based programs are proven to generate positive outcomes and encourage people to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. However, these programs are developed through a hetero-normative and cis-gender framework that often leave out the experiences of lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities. This workshop examines the specific concerns of LGBTQ communities and provides skills for adapting existing evidence based programs and advocating for your organization/agency to be more inclusive.

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    • exhibitor - From the Voices of Women of Color Resisters: The Intersection of Race, Culture, Violence, Trauma, and Support Systems
      From the Voices of Women of Color Resisters: The Intersection of Race, Culture, Violence, Trauma, and Support Systems A variety of research and statistical resources indicate that women of color throughout the United States experience higher rates of intimate partner abuse and sexual abuse than White women. In order to not pathologize women of color and their experiences with and responses to abuse and violence, it is imperative to keenly listen to their unique accounts of trauma and resistance. This workshop examines these experiences and the issues that advocates, social service agents, health service agents, and legal system agents must be mindful of when supporting and working with women of color subjecte

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    • exhibitor - How the Earth Didn’t Fly Into the Sun: Missouri’s Shelter Rules Project
      How the Earth Didn’t Fly Into the Sun: Missouri’s Shelter Rules Project Advocates working with victims of domestic violence understand power and control as it is used in abusive interpersonal relationships; and yet, sometimes our own shelter rules and practices can create another type of power and control for survivors to endure. This presentation examines how rules and practices of a domestic violence shelters can affect women and children living in shelter. This workshop will discuss the methods used by Missouri domestic violence programs as they examined their rules for communal living in residential shelter environments.  There is no right answer.  However, se

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    • exhibitor - How New Laws From the 2013 Legislative Session Will Impact You
      How New Laws From the 2013 Legislative Session Will Impact You Many important changes will be going into effect as a result of the 2013 Legislative Session with impacts for those working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.  Come learn what the changes mean for your work and for the lives of people you serve.  You will hear from CCASA, from CCADV, and 30 minutes will be reserved for your questions. Come prepared to interact with your Coalition public policy experts! 2013 DV Legisla

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    • exhibitor - Exploring the Strategies of Support Group Models for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
      Exploring the Strategies of Support Group Models for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse This interactive workshop will help practitioners explore how support groups can address the needs of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), minimize the impact of long-term unresolved trauma, and promote hope and healing. Along with firsthand survivor accounts of the impact of support groups in their healing, presenters from the WINGS Foundation and Finding Our Voices, survivor initiated non-profits, will address the interrelation between CSA and subsequent sexual and domestic violence, explore different support group models, offer lessons-learned on support group formation, structu

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      “How do we create change?”: Primary Prevention – Building Community Change to Prevent Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence Sexual and domestic violence are serious community-wide problems that require community-wide solutions. In addition to building awareness of the problem and providing responses to sexual and domestic violence, primary prevention looks to ways to prevent violence from taking place in the first place.  In this participatory workshop, we will explore the question "How do we create change?" We will review many prevention strategies to create change on the community level. C

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    • exhibitor - Engaging Latin@s for Sexual Violence Prevention
      Engaging Latin@s for Sexual Violence Prevention Ever wondered how to upgrade your agency’s current outreach to engage Hispanic/Latin@ communities as active agents of change?  This presentation and discussion will offer practical information about tested practices to enhance Hispanic/Latin@ community participation. Beyond language, confianza (trust) and respetuo mutuo (mutual respect) are key for building lasting partnerships with Hispanic/Latin@ populations. Minimal standards for Spanish language translations and bilingual programming, the powerful role of promotoras / community health workers, as well as how to raise awareness about the se

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    • exhibitor - Promoting Healthy Relationships: An Example of Partnering to Prevent Sexual Violence
      Promoting Healthy Relationships: An Example of Partnering to Prevent Sexual Violence The Sexual Violence Prevention Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will provide an overview of the public health approach to the prevention of sexual violence by highlighting the work of a local funded agency in Chaffee County. Chaffee County Mentors will describe their work in mentoring youth and young adults to lead healthy and violence-free lives.Some of the partnerships that Chaffee County Mentors has built and maintained will be highlighted, including the work with the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse in teaching mentors how to teach mentees about healthy re

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    • exhibitor - Before It Begins: A Dialogue on How to do Prevention Work Locally
      Before It Begins: A Dialogue on How to do Prevention Work Locally Primary prevention is a powerful approach to safeguarding the safety and well-being of our communities.  Common barriers to local prevention work can include that prevention models may seeming lofty and abstract, and sometimes are hard to sell to funders who want measurable outcomes.  How can our outreach and education capitalize on prevention work?  This workshop will extend the topic from the Keynote address and offer an opportunity for critical dialogue with national expert Debby Tucker.

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