Training and Event Calendar

This event calendar is provided as a service to our members and the public. An event may be cancelled at any time. Please confirm the event with the sponsor prior to making travel plans. To submit an event, please contact us.

Jul
31
Thu
All Communities are Not Created Equal – Prevention Institute @ Webinar
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
How can violence prevention become more equity focused? What does it look like to acknowledge the impact of race, class, sexual orientation and ability in the development, implementation and evaluation of prevention efforts? This web conference will provide a space for a closer look at enhancing violence prevention work to promote health equity. Based on the framework presented in CDC’s recent publication "A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease", this web conference will delve into disproportionate outcomes based on race, class, sexual orientation, and ability within the context of violence prevention. Guests will explore opportunities to better address equity issues and support health equity as a part of prevention initiatives.
Aug
1
Fri
Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children @ Childrens Hospital
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Darkness to Light is the leading evidence based child sexual abuse prevention program in the country. The training programs aims to empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

9-11 am at the Children’s Hospital Auditorium
Cost: $10
(Scholarships are available through Children Trust Fund)

If you can’t attend this training (August 1), you have two more opportunities this year:
October 3
December 5

If you have any questions or need to RSVP, please sign up on Facebook, call us at (504)894-5484 or email nocac@chnola.org

Successfully Motivating Teens To Take Leadership Roles In Prevention @ Webinar
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Successfully Motivating Teens To Take Leadership Roles In Prevention will be presented by Jennifer Rauhouse Executive Director and Founder of Peer Solutions and guest speaker Eli Chevalier a Senior High School student that is a Peer Educator representing Jennifer’s program.

- In 1981, Jennifer Rauhouse began her work to end sexual, relationship and family violence including child abuse, before it begins. She founded Peer Solutions in 1996 and has developed, implemented and evaluated STAND & SERVE (S&S), a locally and nationally recognized student, school, family and community primary prevention initiative designed to cultivate safety, equality and respect as norms. Jennifer has provided trainings with an emphasis on youth and community mobilization for Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Kentucky, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming and currently serves on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Advisory Council.

- Eli Chevalier is a senior at Tempe High School in Tempe Arizona. He joined STAND & SERVE (S&S) six years ago and now serves as the Peer Education Coordinator. Eli was instrumental in developing a new initiative entitled THE GUTS TO BE GOOD (G2BG), five things we can all do to make this world a better place: 1. The guts to be Respectful, 2. The guts to be Courteous, 3. The guts to Speak-Up, 4. The guts to be Honest and 5. The guts to Lend a Hand. Eli hosts bi-annual S&S Days at the Capitol, is a peer educator after school and during the summer and facilitates workshops for local and national conferences. Eli is an Under the Trans* Umbrella Expert and is willing to share his expertise as requested. When not volunteering regularly in his community including working with young people, families and school staff dealing with traumatic brain injury, Eli also serves as the President of the Gay Straight Alliance, as Head of the Thespian Club and is an accomplished actor.

More information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8661200896752013570

Aug
11
Mon
Best Practices & Helpseeking Obstacles: Law Enforcement and Advocacy @ Webinar
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Presenters: Dr. Sherry Hamby is Research Professor of Psychology and Director of the Life Paths Research Program at the University of the South, John Guard is a detective with the Major Crimes Division of the Pitt County, NC Sheriff’s office, and Margaret (Peg) Ruddy is the Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center of Scranton, PA, serving in that capacity for 22 years and employed by WRC for 30 years.

Description: The faculty will discuss the findings of a national study of domestic violence witnessed by children. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response (that which included at least 6 “best practices” for law enforcement – follow up after initial contact, safety planning with victim, assessment of child’s needs, provision of 911 telephone, description of protection orders and court procedures, connection with available shelter and services, explanation of effects of domestic violence on children, and efforts to help victims feel safe) was most associated with arrest. Contact with advocates involving referrals and protection order information was most associated with separation from domestic violence perpetrators. Obstacles to accessing services were identified. Helpseeking was not deterred by obstacles in the directions anticipated by researchers. Criminal justice case attrition was high across the full spectrum of criminal legal interventions. Practitioner faculty will reflect on the research and analyze it in light of the “best practices” and obstacles to service in their respective fields.

For more info and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=384