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  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp

    Davis County CARES Coalition October Meeting

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    Join the Community Allied Resources to End Sexual Violence (CARES) Coalition in preventing sexual violence throughout our community! 

    Meeting Details
    Location: Weber State University's Davis Campus (2750 University Park Blvd, Layton, UT 84041)
    Building: D3
    Room: Room 337
    Date: Thursday, September 21
    Time: From 6-7:30 p.m. 

    We will be planning our upcoming Bystander Intervention Workshop, discussing our Community Assessment efforts including dissemination of our Survey, and ways to raise awareness/increase our social media presence, among others topics. 

    Please reach out with any thoughts you would like to include on the agenda!

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 32 rsvps

    The Voiceless Screening - Utah County

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    Join the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault and our community partners for a screening of the internationally recognized documentary The Voiceless features the stories of five male survivors of sexual violence. This powerful straight to camera film discusses culture, masculinity, and other important concepts. The film was produced by Vanessa McNeal and PLVTO Pros of Des Moines. 

    Join us for this inspiring screening and panel event to learn more about the unique needs and experiences that men face as sexual violence survivors. Men are often the invisible victims of sexual violence this event will showcase and raise awareness of the often unspoken experiences of men who have experienced sexual violence. 

  • Friday, November 03, 2017 at 08:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Westminster College Campus in Salt Lake City, UT

    Westminster Sexual Assault Counselor Training

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    The professionalism and expertise of sexual assault advocates are essential to maintaining clients' privacy. The Utah Confidential Communications Act requires that sexual assault advocates have forty hours of sexual assault specific advocacy training. Conversations with victims or alleged victims are privileged only if the advocate has completed forty hours of sexual violence specific training. We collaborate with local and regional care personnel to provide our Sexual Assault Counselor Training. The training is available to advocates, law enforcement, health care providers, clergy, and the general public. Our training team includes legal, medical, and human services professionals who facilitate each topic alongside our trained and dedicated staff.

    Our training was carefully developed with input from all sexual violence advocates and programs across the state. More specifically, this course offers the following benefits:

    • Meets the requirements outlined in the Utah Confidential Communications Act and requirements set forth by Utah's funding agencies. 
    • Gives attendees information and tools to understand the role of sexual violence advocates.
    • Supports attendees in recognizing and combating bias - both explicit and implicit.
    • Empowers attendees to maintain the dignity of victims.
    • Supports attendees in encouraging victim’s self-advocacy and personal decision making throughout the response processes.
    • Situates each participant within their role as an advocate and reinforces their responsibility to the agency, its clients, and to victims.
    • Certifies volunteers, staff, and community allies as sexual assault advocates - allowing for privileged, confidential communications with clients. 

    We are committed to training excellence, and we are confident that this collaborative training solution will be a valuable enhancement to your current volunteer and staff training program.

    As a professional training and development organization, we combine instructional expertise with curriculum development skills and an extensive history of advocacy and direct service experience.

    Basic Structure

    Our Sexual Assault Counselor Training is the result of decades of feedback from professionals who work with sexual violence survivors and perpetrators throughout the state. The curriculum is twenty-four hours of statewide core topics presented by our staff and sixteen hours of community-specific topics facilitated by the needs of the local community. This overall course design is meant to meet the needs of each area, population, and specific community dynamics. We work with local communities to determine the course content of the 16 hours of community-specific content and any continuing education or professional development topics. 

    Course Overview

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training course is designed to meet the training needs of individuals who might respond to a victim of sexual violence. The course is meant to meet the needs of a variety of volunteers, staff, and allied professionals who consider themselves advocates—whether as law enforcement officers, prosecutors, volunteers, advocates, medical personnel, caseworkers, or educators. However, this course is not designed to provide the intricacies of the investigation, prosecution, evidence collection, or case management. This course is particularly helpful to individuals who provide many different types of services to victims of sexual violence seeking skill-based knowledge and tools for improved response and intervention.

    A side benefit of the course is its multidisciplinary appeal to professionals not working directly with sexual violence issues who also want a better understanding of sexual assault intervention concepts and policies. This course is designed and available to all public service, advocacy, and education organizations, along with information about why the course is helpful to them.

    It is critical to attend all 40 hours of the training. It will take place on the following dates:

    Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - 8 am to 5 pm
    Saturday, November 4th, 2017 - 8 am to 5 pm
    Friday, November 10th, 2017 - 8 am to 5 pm
    Saturday, November 11th, 2017 - 8 am to 5 pm

  • Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Young Emerging Leaders Advisory Council Meeting

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    Join us for the next meeting of the Young Emerging Leaders Advisory Council. This initiative is lead by young people working to help Utah's young professionals and other young voices engage in the work of preventing and eliminating sexual violence in our community.

    At our next meeting we will be establishing goals, a leadership structure, and planning our future events and activities. We want young leaders to shape our movement. You won't want to miss out!

    This event will be digitally accessible using Google hangouts. 

  • Monday, November 06, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Sevier County EMS in Richfield, UT

    Richfield Sexual Assault Counselor Training

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    The professionalism and expertise of sexual assault advocates are essential to maintaining clients' privacy. The Utah Confidential Communications Act requires that sexual assault advocates have forty hours of sexual assault specific advocacy training. Conversations with victims or alleged victims are privileged only if the advocate has completed forty hours of sexual violence specific training. We collaborate with local and regional care personnel to provide our Sexual Assault Counselor Training. The training is available to advocates, law enforcement, health care providers, clergy, and the general public. Our training team includes legal, medical, and human services professionals who facilitate each topic alongside our trained and dedicated staff.

    Our training was carefully developed with input from all sexual violence advocates and programs across the state. More specifically, this course offers the following benefits:

    • Meets the requirements outlined in the Utah Confidential Communications Act and requirements set forth by Utah's funding agencies. 
    • Gives attendees information and tools to understand the role of sexual violence advocates.
    • Supports attendees in recognizing and combating bias - both explicit and implicit.
    • Empowers attendees to maintain the dignity of victims.
    • Supports attendees in encouraging victim’s self-advocacy and personal decision making throughout the response processes.
    • Situates each participant within their role as an advocate and reinforces their responsibility to the agency, its clients, and to victims.
    • Certifies volunteers, staff, and community allies as sexual assault advocates - allowing for privileged, confidential communications with clients. 

    We are committed to training excellence, and we are confident that this collaborative training solution will be a valuable enhancement to your current volunteer and staff training program.

    As a professional training and development organization, we combine instructional expertise with curriculum development skills and an extensive history of advocacy and direct service experience.

    Basic Structure

    Our Sexual Assault Counselor Training is the result of decades of feedback from professionals who work with sexual violence survivors and perpetrators throughout the state. The curriculum is twenty-four hours of statewide core topics presented by our staff and sixteen hours of community-specific topics facilitated by the needs of the local community. This overall course design is meant to meet the needs of each area, population, and specific community dynamics. We work with local communities to determine the course content of the 16 hours of community-specific content and any continuing education or professional development topics. 

    Course Overview

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training course is designed to meet the training needs of individuals who might respond to a victim of sexual violence. The course is meant to meet the needs of a variety of volunteers, staff, and allied professionals who consider themselves advocates—whether as law enforcement officers, prosecutors, volunteers, advocates, medical personnel, caseworkers, or educators. However, this course is not designed to provide the intricacies of the investigation, prosecution, evidence collection, or case management. This course is particularly helpful to individuals who provide many different types of services to victims of sexual violence seeking skill-based knowledge and tools for improved response and intervention.

    A side benefit of the course is its multidisciplinary appeal to professionals not working directly with sexual violence issues who also want a better understanding of sexual assault intervention concepts and policies. This course is designed and available to all public service, advocacy, and education organizations, along with information about why the course is helpful to them.

    It is critical to attend all 40 hours of the training. It will take place on the following dates:

    Monday, November 6th, 2017 - 8 am to 5 pm
    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - 8 am to 5 pm
    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 - 8 am to 5 pm
    Monday, November 13th, 2017 - 8 am to 5 pm
    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - 8 am to 5 pm

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 at 08:00 AM · 22 rsvps

    Salt Lake County Sexual Assault Counselor Training

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    The professionalism and expertise of sexual assault advocates are essential to maintaining clients' privacy. The Utah Confidential Communications Act requires that sexual assault advocates have forty hours of sexual assault specific advocacy training. Conversations with victims or alleged victims are privileged only if the advocate has completed forty hours of sexual violence specific training. We collaborate with local and regional care personnel to provide our Sexual Assault Counselor Training. The training is available to advocates, law enforcement, health care providers, clergy, and the general public. Our training team includes legal, medical, and human services professionals who facilitate each topic alongside our trained and dedicated staff.

    Our training was carefully developed with input from all sexual violence advocates and programs across the state. More specifically, this course offers the following benefits:

    • Meets the requirements outlined in the Utah Confidential Communications Act and requirements set forth by Utah's funding agencies. 
    • Gives attendees information and tools to understand the role of sexual violence advocates.
    • Supports attendees in recognizing and combating bias - both explicit and implicit.
    • Empowers attendees to maintain the dignity of victims.
    • Supports attendees in encouraging victim’s self-advocacy and personal decision making throughout the response processes.
    • Situates each participant within their role as an advocate and reinforces their responsibility to the agency, its clients, and to victims.
    • Certifies volunteers, staff, and community allies as sexual assault advocates - allowing for privileged, confidential communications with clients. 

    We are committed to training excellence, and we are confident that this collaborative training solution will be a valuable enhancement to your current volunteer and staff training program.

    As a professional training and development organization, we combine instructional expertise with curriculum development skills and an extensive history of advocacy and direct service experience.

    Basic Structure

    Our Sexual Assault Counselor Training is the result of decades of feedback from professionals who work with sexual violence survivors and perpetrators throughout the state. The curriculum is twenty-four hours of statewide core topics presented by our staff and sixteen hours of community-specific topics facilitated by the needs of the local community. This overall course design is meant to meet the needs of each area, population, and specific community dynamics. We work with local communities to determine the course content of the 16 hours of community-specific content and any continuing education or professional development topics. 

    Course Overview

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training course is designed to meet the training needs of individuals who might respond to a victim of sexual violence. The course is meant to meet the needs of a variety of volunteers, staff, and allied professionals who consider themselves advocates—whether as law enforcement officers, prosecutors, volunteers, advocates, medical personnel, caseworkers, or educators. However, this course is not designed to provide the intricacies of the investigation, prosecution, evidence collection, or case management. This course is particularly helpful to individuals who provide many different types of services to victims of sexual violence seeking skill-based knowledge and tools for improved response and intervention.

    A side benefit of the course is its multidisciplinary appeal to professionals not working directly with sexual violence issues who also want a better understanding of sexual assault intervention concepts and policies. This course is designed and available to all public service, advocacy, and education organizations, along with information about why the course is helpful to them.

    It is critical to attend all 40 hours of the training. It will take place on the following dates:

    November 13th, 2017 to November 17th, 2017 - 8 am - 5 pm

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Young Emerging Leaders Advisory Council Meeting

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    Join us for the next meeting of the Young Emerging Leaders Advisory Council. This initiative is lead by young people working to help Utah's young professionals and other young voices engage in the work of preventing and eliminating sexual violence in our community.

    At our next meeting we will be establishing goals, a leadership structure, and planning our future events and activities. We want young leaders to shape our movement. You won't want to miss out!

    This event will be digitally accessible using Google hangouts. 

  • Monday, December 04, 2017 at 08:00 AM

    Saint George Sexual Assault Counselor Training

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    The professionalism and expertise of sexual assault advocates are essential to maintaining clients' privacy. The Utah Confidential Communications Act requires that sexual assault advocates have forty hours of sexual assault specific advocacy training. Conversations with victims or alleged victims are privileged only if the advocate has completed forty hours of sexual violence specific training. We collaborate with local and regional care personnel to provide our Sexual Assault Counselor Training. The training is available to advocates, law enforcement, health care providers, clergy, and the general public. Our training team includes legal, medical, and human services professionals who facilitate each topic alongside our trained and dedicated staff.

    Our training was carefully developed with input from all sexual violence advocates and programs across the state. More specifically, this course offers the following benefits:

    • Meets the requirements outlined in the Utah Confidential Communications Act and requirements set forth by Utah's funding agencies. 
    • Gives attendees information and tools to understand the role of sexual violence advocates.
    • Supports attendees in recognizing and combating bias - both explicit and implicit.
    • Empowers attendees to maintain the dignity of victims.
    • Supports attendees in encouraging victim’s self-advocacy and personal decision making throughout the response processes.
    • Situates each participant within their role as an advocate and reinforces their responsibility to the agency, its clients, and to victims.
    • Certifies volunteers, staff, and community allies as sexual assault advocates - allowing for privileged, confidential communications with clients. 

    We are committed to training excellence, and we are confident that this collaborative training solution will be a valuable enhancement to your current volunteer and staff training program.

    As a professional training and development organization, we combine instructional expertise with curriculum development skills and an extensive history of advocacy and direct service experience.

    Basic Structure

    Our Sexual Assault Counselor Training is the result of decades of feedback from professionals who work with sexual violence survivors and perpetrators throughout the state. The curriculum is twenty-four hours of statewide core topics presented by our staff and sixteen hours of community-specific topics facilitated by the needs of the local community. This overall course design is meant to meet the needs of each area, population, and specific community dynamics. We work with local communities to determine the course content of the 16 hours of community-specific content and any continuing education or professional development topics. 

    Course Overview

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training course is designed to meet the training needs of individuals who might respond to a victim of sexual violence. The course is meant to meet the needs of a variety of volunteers, staff, and allied professionals who consider themselves advocates—whether as law enforcement officers, prosecutors, volunteers, advocates, medical personnel, caseworkers, or educators. However, this course is not designed to provide the intricacies of the investigation, prosecution, evidence collection, or case management. This course is particularly helpful to individuals who provide many different types of services to victims of sexual violence seeking skill-based knowledge and tools for improved response and intervention.

    A side benefit of the course is its multidisciplinary appeal to professionals not working directly with sexual violence issues who also want a better understanding of sexual assault intervention concepts and policies. This course is designed and available to all public service, advocacy, and education organizations, along with information about why the course is helpful to them.

    It is critical to attend all 40 hours of the training. It will take place on the following dates:

    December 4th, 2017 to December 8th, 2017 - 8 am - 5 pm

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 16 rsvps

    Silicon Safety Symposium

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    Join the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault for our first-ever Silicon Safety Symposium. This thought-provoking, solution-oriented day of learning will focus on strategies to combat the rise of online misogyny, harassment, and violence by utilizing prevention strategies and proven intervention. Join us as we build new ways to think and talk about how technology impacts the lives of survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
     
    We’re bringing together prevention practitioners, advocates, and a variety of allied professionals to take a deep dive into how the rise of technology has been co-opted by the so-called “red pill movement” and other online groups dedicated to perpetuating sexual assault in our community.
     
    Online harassment, bullying, and misogyny are not a distant problem detached from the work of sexual assault prevention and response. These actions share an intimate and close relationship. Join us to explore these links, strategize around prevention practices, and plan to reclaim our digital spaces.
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM · 38 rsvps
    Utah State Capitol Auditorium in Salt Lake City, UT

    2018 Sexual Violence Advocacy Day on the Hill

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    We are pleased to once again host Sexual Violence Advocacy Day on the Hill. This free and highly educational event is designed to provide information and training on how you can help advance important legislation designed to support survivors of sexual violence and prevent it all together. By attending this event, you'll have the opportunity to learn from public policy experts, advocates, and meet key legislators who are champions of important legislation on Capitol Hill. 
     
    In addition to this great information, you will learn about legislation related to sexual violence that UCASA is prioritizing and have a chance to personally advocate for it! Our presenters will also share tips on how to contact elected officials and how citizens can ensure that their voices are heard throughout the legislative session.
     
    10:00 to 10:30 - Networking / Refreshments
    10:30 to 11:30 - Sexual Violence Basics / Citizen Advocacy Overview
    11:30 to 1:00 - 2017 Session Preview / Issues & Trends
    1:00 to 3:00 - Capitol Tour and contacting legislators
     
    This event is free and open to the public but registration is required so that we can match you with your legislator. Light refreshments will be provided. Additional information, including a detailed agenda, will be posted as the event draws nearer. We will be in the Capitol Auditorium located in the Utah State Office Building on the North Side of the Capitol Complex. Click here for a map of the Capitol.

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