High profile cases such as Sandusky in the US, and Savile in the UK led to many adopting the "stockade approach" to safeguarding their organizations. But the organizations responsible for our children and youth recognize that their role is about keeping them safe AND helping them learn, explore and grow in new ways.
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Join us for Culture, Identity, and Recovery to explore the vital and complex roles that culture and social identity play in behavioral health, homeless services, and recovery. The session uses a holistic approach, encouraging participants to look inward and at their surroundings, while also presenting current topics in cultural competency.
Long-time activist and scholar Mimi Kim will provide a historical examination of the anti-domestic violence movement and its eventual reliance on carceral or pro-criminalization practices and policies. She will explore the development of the victim witness programs and the Community Coordinated Response. By focusing on this historical tale, Mimi will discuss how actions that can seem strategic and even radical can turn into something quite different than originally envisioned. Mimi will also talk about how the lessons of history can also give us guidance as to how we can move forward in
This webinar offers an approach that incorporates patient-centered brief interventions that are evidence-based and easy-to-implement as well as domestic violence advocacy partnership-building strategies.
This web conference will explore strategies to mobilize men and boys in prevention, referencing the evidence base and on-the-ground work including Coaching Boys Into Men and other innovative community efforts. Learn from practitioners already building alliances with men and bring your ideas as we critique patriarchal norms and explore opportunities to promote healthy masculinities.
The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance has been striving to conduct its work from a racial justice lens for more than 15 years, and has been evolving its practices as it learns. Action Alliance staff member Kate McCord will describe the catalyst for this work and offer specific examples of how the Action Alliance's racial justice lens is reflected in its internal policies and external practices.