Training and Event Calendar
January – April 2014
Presenter: Ed Heisler, Executive Director, Men As Peacemakers; Co-Coordinator, Minnesota Men’s Action Network (MN-MAN): Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence
Description: For many college students, parties and college are like books and classes. They just go together. Students come to college to earn a degree, but college parties are an integral part of the recreational and social experience. Unfortunately, though, parties frequently include domination, disrespect, or use of sexual or physical violence against women. This can devastate individuals and negatively impact the entire campus community. The reality is that men are responsible for most of these damaging behaviors, and women are left to deal with party environments that become uncomfortable and dangerous. The party scene, however, does not have to be overshadowed by discomfort, fear, and violence against women. Men As Peacemakers, through its MN-MAN programming, has worked with students to create the BEST Party Model—an innovative approach to sexual assault prevention on college campuses. BEST involves college men and women in shaping safe, respectful, and fun party environments that will help prevent sexual violence. This webinar will provide an introduction to the BEST Party Model, and explain what students are doing to create Party Revolution to prevent sexual violence.
- Understand factors that contribute to a campus environments across the country where an average of 1 in 5 women experience an attempted or completed rape.
- Describe the importance of college party environments as a platform for the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence.
- Define a primary prevention strategy allowing individuals to shape social environments, including parties, to prevent sexual and domestic violence.
- Define how the BEST Party Model anchors an innovative, campus-wide strategy, to promote gender equity and prevent sexual and domestic violence.
Domestic violence cases are often extremely challenging and concerning for child welfare systems and other professionals interested in the safety and well being of children. As child welfare systems seek to become more domestic violence informed, the Safe and Together model offers a field tested, innovative, comprehensive, promising practice child centered approach to domestic violence cases that involve children. Based on our work in more than 11 states and various countries, this introduction will provide an overview of the model assumptions, principles, critical components and key practice skills. Using successful case examples from practitioner, agency and community implementation, the trainers will discuss how the model impacts child welfare policy and practice, and outcomes for families including emerging data.
Participants attending this web training will:
- Gain an understanding of the model’s principles and critical components
- Hear about other states who have implemented the model
- Learn to conduct a thorough assessment through the lens of the model
- Explore how the model can enhance safety plans and case plans
The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) is pleased to announce the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, which will be held April 30 – May 2 in New Orleans. The conference theme is Making Meaningful Connections. We will also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) at the Conference.
The National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) has been held biennially since 1976. Sponsored by the Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, it is the only Federally-sponsored national conference devoted to the issues of child maltreatment and serves as the nation’s leading training and technical assistance event for practitioners, policy makers, advocates, and researchers. More than 3,000 in-person and virtual participants join together for a two-and-a-half day series of knowledge and skill-building sessions, building powerful collaborative networks and contributing to “lessons learned” that profoundly shape public policy, research, and practice in child maltreatment and child welfare.
Additional information on the 19th NCCAN will be posted as updates become available; please continue to check the Website regularly. Feel free to contact us at NCCAN@pal-tech.com if you have any questions.