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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 15 rsvps
    Provo Library in Provo, UT

    Utah County Bystander Intervention Training

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    Join the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault for a Bystander Intervention Train-the-Trainer Workshop! Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion for attending this training. 

    The Workshop will be facilitated by Marty Liccardo (Men's Engagement Specialist with the Utah Department of Health) with a focus on the newly released Bystander Intervention Curriculum "Upstanding: Stepping Up to Prevent Violence in Utah".

    Bystander Intervention Education is a critical strategy meant to encourage community members to take action in situations that signal risk for sexual violence, from countering verbal harassment, to finding safe ways to intervene if witnessing potential sexual assault. Bystander strategies increase a person's confidence in their ability to intervene, reduce victim blaming attitudes, and strengthen intervention skills so bystanders will put thought into action.

    This Workshop, and additional skill-building Workshops to follow, will prepare attendees to carry out Bystander Intervention Education within the community. By the end of the training you will:
    - be able to define and identify harm and violence
    - be able to define and identify bystander intervention opportunities
    - have learned skills and behaviors to prevent harm or violence
    - understand and be able to articulate what harm and bystander intervention are and why it is important to get involved ourselves.

    We appreciate all of our community relationships that have made this event possible. The text above is courtesy of the Davis County CARES Coalition. 

  • Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 10:00 AM · 32 rsvps

    Young Emerging Leaders Advisory Council Kickoff Meeting

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    Join us for the launch 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.

    Come learn about YELAC and help us determine the goals, vision, and mission of the organization. We want young leaders to shape our movement. You won't want to miss out!

  • Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 09:00 AM · $50.00 USD · 11 rsvps

    40 Hour Rape Advocacy Training

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    We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with your organization to deliver a comprehensive 40 Hour Rape Crisis Advocacy training that gives crisis line advocates the information and tools they need to handle calls from victims of sexual assault effectively and sensitively.

    More specifically, this course will offer the following benefits:

    • Give volunteers, staff, and advocates affiliated you’re your organization information and tools to understand the role of crisis line advocates
    • Debunk myths about sexual assault and support volunteer and advocates in recognizing and combating bias
    • Help crisis line volunteers and advocates maintain the dignity of victims
    • Support crisis line volunteers and advocates in encouraging victim’s self-advocacy and personal decision making throughout the disclosure and reporting processes
    • Situate each participant within their role as a volunteer, staff member, or allied agency of your organization and their responsibility to the agency, its clients, and to victims
    • Offer additional training for 40 hour certified participants to gain additional skills
    • Enable participants to make-up up to four missed hours of classroom training at their convenience
    • Enable UCASA to certify volunteers, staff, and community allies as sexual assault counselors (allowing for confidential communications) on a state-wide level.

    UCASA shares a commitment 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, UCASA combines instructional expertise with curriculum development skills, adult learning theory, human factors knowledge, an understanding of group facilitation dynamics, and an extensive history of advocacy and direct service experience.

    This is a full 40 Hour Rape Crisis Advocacy training and will take place on the following dates:

    Thursday March 9th, 2017 - 9am to 5pm
    Friday March 10th, 2017 - 9am to 5pm
    Saturday March 11th, 2017 - 9am to 5pm
    Saturday March 18th, 2017 - 9am to 5pm
    March 25th, 2017 - 9am to 5pm

     

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 09:00 AM · $30.00 USD · 89 rsvps
    Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City, UT

    4th Annual sexual violence Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Conference

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    Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Sexual Violence Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Conference. The conference represents a new approach to freeing our communities from the pervasive harms resulting from unrecognized and unresolved trauma experienced throughout a lifetime.

    Effective sexual violence prevention and response requires the application of a wider lens that recognizes these harms in the context of individual and community settings that include poverty, racism, gender socialization, ableism, lack of health care, housing or education and many more social determinants of individual health and safety.

    The intent of the 4th Annual Sexual Violence Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Conference is to introduce new perspectives on the challenges we have been facing individually through our therapeutic, crisis intervention or criminal justice responses. Our hope is that interconnected approaches that combine shared resources and knowledge can increase safety and accountability outcomes from all disciplines for all communities.

    This event is open to the public. Professionals working in the sexual violence field or those who are interested in sexual violence issues are invited to attend. This conference will have something for everyone. 

    Registration Information

    Sign-in and day of registration will be open March 23rd & 24th from 7:30am -8:30am

    Cost

    $125 per person, discounts and scholarships available. We do not want price to be a prohibitive factor for anyone. 

    Conference Schedule

    (Day 1) Thursday, March 23 - 8:30am to 4:30 pm - Keynote Speakers & Individual Workshops

    7:30-8:30 REGISTRATION

    8:30am - 8:45am WELCOME…INTRODUCTION TO CONFERENCE HISTORY & VISION

    8:45am - 10:15am OPENING KEYNOTE

    10:15am - 10:30am BREAK

    10:30am - 12:00pm MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    I. SEXISM, RAPE & WHITE SUPREMACY – Men Can Stop Rape
    II. TRAUMA AND AVOIDANCE: Impact on Providers – Melinda Pettingill, Rape Recovery Center
    III. SURVIVORS’ STORIES: Partnership & Parenting After Sexual Trauma - Ali & Josh Hobson
    IV. TRAUMA INFORMED RESPONSE: Child Survivors of Trafficking/Exploitation - Cory Rood, PCMC
    V. STALKING AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Heather Melton, PhD, University of Utah

    12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH

    1:00pm - 2:30pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MERVYN DAVIES, INTERSECTIONS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL OFFENDING

    2:30pm - 2:45pm BREAK

    2:45pm - 4:15pm AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    I. INTIMATE PARTNER SEXUAL VIOLENCE: MERVYN DAVIES
    II. MILITARY RESPONSE TO SEXUAL ASSAULT & TRAUMA: Edie Davis, Hill Air Force Base
    III. TITLE IX ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES: Protecting Students’ Civil Rights – Moderated Panel Discussion
    IV. SURVIVORS OF TORTURE: Healing from Sexual Trauma - Brent Pace, Utah Health and Human Rights
    V. PREVENTING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: Educating Parents, Teachers & Youth-serving Adults – Gwen Knight, Prevent Child Abuse Utah

    Thursday, March 23 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Evening Reception (RSVP separately here)  

    (Day 2) Friday, March 24 - 8:30am to 5:00pm - Keynote Speakers and Individual Workshops

    8:30am - 8:45am WELCOME

    8:45am - 10:15am KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MIA CHRISTOPHER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ASSOCIATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF SEXUAL ABUSERS

    10:15am - 10:30am BREAK

    10:30am - 12:00pm MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    I. MIA CHRISTOPHER, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
    II. SUICIDE RESPONSE & INTERVENTIONS: Ethical Considerations – Delynn Lamb
    III. SURVIVOR EXPERIENCES: Investigation & Prosecution of Adult Sexual Assault – Spencer Walsh, JD
    IV. MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Katie Sutton
    V. HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Risk and Vulnerability – Laurie Hofmann

    12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH

    1:00pm - 2:30pm FINAL SESSION KEYNOTE: TRAUMA WORK AND WELLNESS – Nicki Hopwood

    2:30pm - 4:00pm  AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    I. SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION THROUGH BYSTANDER EDUCATION – MARTY LICCARDO
    II. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MILITARY FAMILIES – Katy Sutton, Hill Air Force Base
    III. CLARIFICATION, RECONCILIATION, REUNIFICATION – Ryan Grant
    IV. SELF-CARE AND TRAUMA AWARENESS FOR PROVIDERS – Melinda Pettingill
    V. JUVENILE OFFENDERS: Reintegration After Residential Treatment – Sean Camp

    4:00pm - 4:30pm SUMMARY AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

    Lodging Details

    The Crystal Inn in West Valley City has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees at the government rate of $86.00 single/double occupancy plus taxes that are currently at 13.10%. The rate includes full American breakfast buffet. Rooms must be booked by March 7th, 2017 to guarantee the conference rate. Be sure to mention the conference title when making reservations.

    Crystal Inn Hotel and Suites
    2254 West City Center Court
    West Valley City, Utah
    (801) 736-2004

    Additional information

    A light breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided. Vegetarian/vegan options available upon request.

    CEUs are available and we will provide information nearer to the conference.

    We endeavor to be as inclusive and accommodating as possible. Please feel free to direct any ADA or accommodations requests to the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault at (801) 746-0404 or info@ucasa.org.  

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 7 rsvps
    Crystal Inn Hotel and Suites

    Pathways to Healing Conference Reception

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    Please join us for a reception for attendees of the 4th Annual Sexual Violence Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Conference. This reception is a great opportunity to network with advocates and those working in the sexual violence field to develop connections and relationships to further your work. This event is included with your registration for the conference. Light Hors d'Oeuvres will be served and space is limited so be sure to RSVP today. 

    If you have any questions, please direct them to the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault. 

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 09:00 AM · $250.00 USD

    Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training

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    Trained forensic nurse examiner teams are the standard in many communities throughout the country for providing both evidence collection examinations and sensitive, compassionate care following sexual assault and rape. Using on line modules, a nationally developed virtual SANE DVD and classroom time, this course will provide the basic didactic and clinical information to begin the process of becoming a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) for adolescent and adult vic ms. The training includes presentations from SANE nurses, local law enforcement, district attorney’s office, advocates and therapists working with vic ms of sexual assault and rape. Practical experience with a focus on assessment and photo-documentation of injury is a primary objective of this course.

    Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    This 44 hour course will include 20 hours of on-line modules which must be completed by September 21, 2017.

    Class Day 1: Post test and discussion of content in on-line modules. Agency experts will provide presentations on role of SANE, advocates, myth about rape, techniques in working with victims and offenders.

    Class Day 2: Agency experts will provide presentations on role of law enforcement, understanding the criminal justice system, role of the defense attorney and sexual assault response teams. Introduction to the female and male genital anatomy and physiology as well as documentation of genital and non-genital trauma.

    Class Day 3: Skills Workshop Day includes demonstration and practice interviewing patients, and obtaining informed consent. Sessions will include injury identification and documentation. Practice genital examination and photo-documentation of injury will be included. Program types and development will be explored.

    Scholarships are available for nurses who will be working with a hospital or SANE team. Email us at info@ucasa.org for more information. 


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