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January 2014


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Campus Leadership Blog Post

Closing

Upcoming Events and Trainings

Internships and Career Opportunities

 

Dear Students and Faculty Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault,

Since there are so many new subscribers to this list, let me first start by saying welcome!  My name is Jane Pomeroy and I’m a first year graduate student at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare.  I’m also interning with the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence at Futures Without Violence where I’m moderating this listserv for the next six months.  I look forward to getting to know everyone as we move forward.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or inquiries which may arise. 

In response to widespread interpersonal violence on college campuses across the country, Futures Without Violence has launched a new Campus Leadership Program to change university policy, enhance curriculum, raise awareness and shift campus culture around dating violence, domestic violence and the connection to sexual assault, and reproductive coercion.  This year, twelve graduate-level students from across the country were chosen as Campus Leaders to improve their college's awareness and response to violence against women.  Click here to learn more about the Campus Leaders:  http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/content/features/detail/2580/

Each month, I will be sharing the experiences and accomplishments of individual Campus Fellows.  This month, we are highlighting Colin Gallant, a graduate student in the Boston University School of Public Health:

"Where to Next: Insights on Two Months with Futures Without Violence

Over the past 5 years, I have been doing work to educate men about sexual and domestic violence. In that time, I have made gigantic strides in my understanding of violence against women. However, the knowledge I accumulated prior is nothing in comparison to what I have learned in the last two and a half months.

My plan at Boston University is to start a men's group on campus that combats sexual and intimate partner violence. Though it saddens me to tell you this organization is not yet a reality, I would like to share with you my insights I have gained in the development process that will affect development over the course of this year.

1) Men can be involved in the movement to end interpersonal violence in ways you may not expect.

While this probably seems obvious, there are a few subtleties worth exploring. First off, note that it's not "The Lacrosse Team", or "The Hockey Team", or "The Fraternity" that needs to be involved. We will discuss that later.

On November 1, Futures Without Violence hosted a summit for Boston area universities to educate, empower, and connect violence prevention advocates and organizations. While these entities already had a strong presence on their campuses, the summit was meant to help them determine what to do next. To that end, I took part in a panel that educated groups about how best to engage men.

A member of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center who sat on our panel raised one point that stood out to me. She said that organizations should start by reaching for the low hanging fruit.  She suggested that recruiting male members to a new group need not be a primary focus. Rather, by collaborating with other pre-existing groups on campus and offering workshops and other activities, the same outcome can be reached to reduce rape and rape myth acceptance among young men. Thus, I have begun reaching out to several organizations at Boston University like community service fraternities, a cappella groups, and Dumbledore Army (a chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance). I'd also suggest reaching out to comic book organizations at your school.

"But Colin", you might say, "I feel like Tantalus. Even when I reach for the low hanging fruit it seems that the branch pulls away."

To that, I respond with two things. The first would be a high five for the Classical Mythology reference, I'm a Classical History major and I really appreciate that. The second thing I would do is remind you that the best way to reach people on an issue is by tackling it from a place of common ground. Basically, appealing to something that people already care about (see, the high five comment made sense and wasn't just extra).

The history of sexual violence prevention for men has been perceived as a women’s issue, with women telling men they are responsible for rape. More recently, however, efforts have increased to engage men about something that they care about: masculinity. Namely, what parts of masculinity lead to rape culture, how rape culture and patriarchy affect our sons, our sport, etc. Basically, we have begun to engage men about what they care about. So, for example, if I wanted to engage with men in a comic book organization, I might discuss how violent murders of women in both DC and Marvel comics represent a massive shift in how comics are written and how women are portrayed. If I wanted to engage the Harry Potter Alliance, I might discuss how Professor Umbridge's abduction by centaurs in The Order of the Phoenix was actually meant to imply she was to be raped (centaurs are pretty messed up, and JK Rowling knew this). This opens the door for a ton of conversations and many partnerships and possible members.

Finally, it’s important to remember that if you're at the point where recruiting men is your biggest obstacle; your organization is actually in pretty good shape. In my experience, engaging men is the last big obstacle a group needs to overcome in order to change campus perception. While it is a difficult task, schools that have successfully invited men to the discussion and engaged them have had remarkable results with cultural change.

2) The University has a an integral role to play in working with and engaging women.

While this probably appears equally obvious, there are a few subtleties that are worth exploring. While doing my fellowship at Futures, I have also been working at the local public health department for my practicum. Working in the local high school, I have gained a unique perspective of what informs the beliefs of future college students. Something that sticks out to me is the lack of real prevention programs aimed at reaching young women. This in turn impacts their college careers.

The direction of prevention work is trending towards engaging men, which is incredibly important without a doubt. However, whenever I think of what I have to overcome in order to reach men during a program presentation, I remember that these men likely still experienced the "male shame" model of sexual assault prevention that we discussed above. This form of prevention, which seemed abundant in my own high school, came from both female teachers and female peers.

This is reminiscent of the problem that often plagues nurses who ask about domestic violence. If a nurse asks "your husband isn't hitting you, is he?”, she is likely to get a poor response from the woman she is caring for, who may feel further isolated. In order to remedy this issue, nurses are now being educated on proper engagement and screening tactics.  Similarly, a sexual and domestic violence prevention program could engage female educators about how to talk to and engage men in their classes.

It seems to me that some part of my organization at Boston University needs to address this problem, to inform women about the history of feminism, the importance of their individuality and their sexuality. This needs to be done not only so that a woman can access support from advocates when she needs it, but also to eliminate violence from occurring all together.

As I plug along with this project, my internship, and schoolwork I try to keep my eyes open for any little thing that I can do to help. If I've learned anything in Public Health it is that one can't simply jump into prevention work. To be successful must make an effort to plan, delineate your intention, and identify whom you are trying to reach. I hope that my insights help you!"

--Colin Gallant

 

 Through this listserv and in the coming months, I hope to share with you the inspiring work taking place with the twelve Campus Leaders and beyond.  I'll also highlight blog posts from these Campus Leaders and keep you updated about upcoming events, trainings, job openings and other announcements.  And I hope you reach out to me and let me know about the innovative efforts happening on your own campus!  We encourage you to use this list to announce upcoming events you are planning or to pose questions to the group.

Sincerely,

Jane Pomeroy

Futures Without Violence

Campus Leadership Fellow

healthintern1@futureswithoutviolence.org

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND TRAININGS

 

January 11

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/january-11-national-human-trafficking-awareness-day

 

January 13-14 in Anchorage, AK

Sexual Assault Examiner Clinical Skills Training, Tribal Forensic Healthcare.

http://www.tribalforensichealthcare.org/content/sexual-assault-examiner-clinical-skills-training-anchorage-ak

 

January 14 (webinar, 3:00-4:00 pm ET)

Neurobiology: What we Need to Know When Working with Teens Who Have Sexually Abused or Have Been Abused, NEARI Press.

http://nearipress.org/free-webinars/159-webinar-neurobiology

 

January 14 (webinar, 2:00-3:30 pm ET)

Serial Offending and the Testing of Rape Kits (scroll down), DNA Resource Center.

http://victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/dna-resource-center/dna-training-opportunities

 

January 14-15 in Austin, TX

Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar, Clery Center for Security on Campus.

http://clerycenter.org/event/2014-01-14-000000-2014-01-15-000000/jeanne-clery-act-training-seminar-university-texas-austin

 

January 15 (webinar, 12:00-1:30 pm)

Sensory Grounding Skills: Practical Tips for Survivors in Crisis, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/839129230

 

January 15 (webinar, 10:30-11:30 am CT)

Young Hearts Matter: Resources for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, Texas Council on Family Violence.

https://ce.tcfv.org/index.cfm?pg=semwebCatalog&panel=showLive&seminarid=5023

 

January 16 (webinar, 1:00-2:30 pm ET)

Cumulative Concussion, Defense Centers of Excellence For Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury.

http://www.dcoe.mil/Training/Monthly_Webinars.aspx

 

January 16 (web conference, 11:00 am PT)

Ending Child Sexual Abuse Series ~ Child Sexual Abuse and Disabilities,PreventConnect and Ms. Foundation for Women.

http://www.preventconnect.org/2014/01/child-sexual-abuse-and-disabilities/

 

January 16 (webinar, 10:00 am ET; repeats at 3:00 pm ET)

Intersection of HIV / AIDS and Intimate Partner Violence, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and ENSYNC. Register 10:00 am ET -

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/269904071934751746

or 3:00 pm ET - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6225274663365337857

 

January 16 in New York, NY

Prison Reentry and Mortality Risk: Implications for Practice, Vera Institute of Justice. Register.

https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/vera/eventRegistration.jsp?event=318

 

January 16-26 in Park City, UT (also available via Watch It)

Private Violence (multiple showings ~ confirm schedule), Sundance Film Festival.

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13959/private_violence

 

January 23 (webinar, 3:00-4:30 pm ET)

Abuse Screening, Intervention & Documentation in the Health Care Setting,Tribal Forensic Healthcare.

http://www.tribalforensichealthcare.org/content/abuse-screening-intervention-documentation-health-care-setting

 

January 23 (webinar, 2:00-3:30 pm ET)

The Past, Present & Future of Federal Government's Commitment to Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Women, Women and Trauma Federal Partners Committee. Register: https://nasmhpd.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_157379

 

January 23 (webinar, 1:00-2:30 pm ET)

Theoretical Frameworks of Sexual Violence; Public Health Approach and Gender Based Violence, Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault: http://www.incasa.org/

 

January 24-25 in Atlanta, GA

Because We Have Daughters ~ Facilitator Training, Men Stopping Violence: http://www.menstoppingviolence.org/

 

January 27-28 in Cape May, NJ

In Our Best Interest ~ Working with Battered Women, Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/DomesticAbuseInterventionPr/default/category.php?ref=1605.0.24339511

 

January 28 (webinar, 12:00-1:30 pm PT)

The Skills You Need for the Relationships You Want! Incorporating Relationship Skills into Prevention & Community Engagement Work for Anti-Violence Service Providers (scroll down), The Northwest Network. Register: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=vwrtyrp&user_id=

 

January 28-29 in Colorado Springs, CO

Sexual Assault Examiner Clinical Skills Training, Tribal Forensic Healthcare: http://www.tribalforensichealthcare.org/content/sexual-assault-examiner-clinical-skills-training-colorado-springs-co

 

January 28-30 in Minneapolis, MN

Walking With Our Sisters Who Are Victims & Survivors of Sex Trafficking,National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, First Nations Women's Alliance, Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition and Montana Native Women's Coalition: http://www.niwrc.org/resources/training-technical-assistance/sex-trafficking-institute

 

January 28-31 in San Diego, CA

The 28th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, Rady Children's Hospital ~ San Diego and Chadwick Center for Children & Families. Note: Preconference Institutes and Trainings are scheduled for January 26 and 27: http://www.sandiegoconference.org/

 

January 29 (webinar, 1:00-2:30 pm MT)

Native Creation Story Series: White Buffalo Calf Woman, National Indigenous Women's Resource Center: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/463667182

 

January 29-31 in Arlington, MA

Counseling Abusers: An Introductory Training, Emerge, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Jane Doe Inc: http://www.emergedv.com/index.php/training/introductory-training/

 

January 29 - February 2 in Houston, TX

The National Conference on LGBT Equality ~ Creating Change, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Note: Day Long Institutes are scheduled January 29 and 30: http://www.creatingchange.org/index.php

 

January 31 (webinar, 2:00 -3:30 pm CT)

New Perspectives on Gender Justice in Clinical Teaching, Battered Women's Justice Project: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=359

 

February 3-5 in Spokane, WA

Therapist Core Training, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs: http://www.wcsap.org/therapist-core-training-Feb-2014

 

February 3-7 in Phoenix, AZ

Sexual Assault Examiner Training, Tribal Forensic Healthcare: http://www.tribalforensichealthcare.org/content/sexual-assault-examiner-training-classroom-based-phoenix-az

 

INTERNSHIPS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Executive Director, Safe Passage

DeKalb County, IL: http://www.new-hire.com/jobs/availablejobs.asp?job=6266&campaignId=2435&source=indeed

 

Senior Human Resources Associate- Recruiting Focus

Rescue Social Change Group, LLC in San Diego, CA: http://bit.ly/1hvOIOD

 

DV Residential Technician (PT), Bridgeway Behavioral Health

Troy, MO: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=2770791&t=1

 

MHT II Domestic Violence Provider, Touchstone Health Partners

Ft. Collins, CO: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=LARIMERCENTER&cws=1&rid=140

 

Bilingual Domestic Violence Advocate, Haven, Mass General Hospital

Chelsea, MA: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/TPfZXwmCSdFP?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

 

Cure Violence Project Associate, Center for Family Services

Camden City, NJ: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=52952&fromSearch=true

 

Director of Community Engagement, Iowa Coalition against Domestic Violence

Des Moines, IA: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Iowa-Coalition-Against-Domestic-Violence/jobs/Director-Community-Engagement-d1b847373fb14b13

 

Visiting Associate Director of Development, Cure Violence at UIC School of Public Health

Chicago, IL: http://bit.ly/1a93y5N

 

Registered Nurse/ Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator & Educator, Maniilaq Association

Kotzebue, AK: http://bit.ly/1kr1AYo

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNSHIPS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


Executive Director, Safe Passage

DeKalb County, IL: http://www.new-hire.com/jobs/availablejobs.asp?job=6266&campaignId=2435&source=indeed


Senior Human Resources Associate- Recruiting Focus

Rescue Social Change Group, LLC in San Diego, CA: http://bit.ly/1hvOIOD


DV Residential Technician (PT), Bridgeway Behavioral Health

Troy, MO: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=2770791&t=1


MHT II Domestic Violence Provider, Touchstone Health Partners

Ft. Collins, CO: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=LARIMERCENTER&cws=1&rid=140

 

Bilingual Domestic Violence Advocate, Haven, Mass General Hospital

Chelsea, MA: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/TPfZXwmCSdFP?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

 

Cure Violence Project Associate, Center for Family Services

Camden City, NJ: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=52952&fromSearch=true

 

Director of Community Engagement, Iowa Coalition against Domestic Violence

Des Moines, IA: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Iowa-Coalition-Against-Domestic-Violence/jobs/Director-Community-Engagement-d1b847373fb14b13

 

Visiting Associate Director of Development, Cure Violence at UIC School of Public Health

Chicago, IL: http://bit.ly/1a93y5N

 

Registered Nurse/ Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator & Educator, Maniilaq Association

Kotzebue, AK: http://bit.ly/1kr1AYo



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