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July 2017

WEBINAR – Working with African American Youth and their Families

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This webinar will provide a psycho-social-historical context to help give a foundational framework to working with African American Youth and their families.

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August 2017

Intervening in the Cycle of Violence Against Children: Statewide Training for Multidisciplinary Team Members

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Elk Grove, CA,

A full day of conversation about the complex layers of cyclical family and community violence and how it affects our children in all stages of life. Open to professionals who work in child abuse intervention and treatment including law enforcement,…

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WEBINAR – Counterintuitive Victim Behavior: Is it them or Is it us?

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Victim response to violence very often is counter to expectations of others. Despite society’s greater understanding of sexual assault and domestic violence, there continues to be little understanding of and tolerance for individual victim’s unique response(s) to trauma. Research demonstrates that victim response(s), when not appropriately explained during the legal process for the perpetrator, is used as a focus of defense arguments and successfully results in acquittals in cases of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Creating Safe and Affirming Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Although LGBTQ youth face the same developmental challenges as other adolescents, they also experience stigmatization and discrimination as members of an oppressed group. This introductory workshop will provide an overview of the unique developmental challenges LGBTQ youth face, the factors that place these youth at risk of abuse, and their vulnerability to engage in risk-taking behaviors. This workshop will also delineate ways to promote safe, affirming and non-abusive agency environments for participants.

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What About Our Boys and Men? Shining a Spotlight on the Sexual Abuse of Males

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Camarillo, CA

THIS TRAINING IS FULL Presented by Julie Brand, M.S. This is an introductory training for professionals employed by governmental agencies or nonprofit agencies in the fields of social work, children’s advocacy, therapy or otherwise who work directly with male victims in California.…

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What About Our Boys and Men? Shining a Spotlight on the Sexual Abuse of Males

August 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fresno, CA

THIS TRAINING IS FULL Presented by Julie Brand, M.S. This is an introductory training for professionals employed by governmental agencies or nonprofit agencies in the fields of social work, children’s advocacy, therapy or otherwise who work directly with male victims in California.…

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September 2017

What About Our Boys and Men? Shining a Spotlight on the Sexual Abuse of Males

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sacramento, CA

This training is FULL. Livestream opportunities are available for groups. Presented by Julie Brand, M.S. This is an introductory training for professionals employed by governmental agencies or nonprofit agencies in the fields of social work, children’s advocacy, therapy or otherwise who…

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Free

Webinar – Commercial Sexual Exploitation-Meeting Survivors Where They Are

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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This 60 minute course will focus on the role of service providers in partnering with survivors of sex trafficking on the road to healing. The discussion will spotlight the importance of survivor centered program models and their impact on our work to support survivors.

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October 2017

“Do Ask, Do Tell”: LGBTQ Youth At A Crossroad In Its Identity – San Diego

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The goal of this training is to clarify and assess personal, religious and cultural views and values regarding LGBTQ youth and young adults. Participants will be given strategies to assist in identifying risk factors, challenges and strengths specific to LGBTQ youth and young adult populations, their families, other caregivers and service delivery systems.

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Free

Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) Response to Child Sexual Abuse Investigations

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Colusa, CA

This training offers participants an opportunity to explore the concerns of other disciplines related to team investigations for child abuse, and provides an introductory framework for child forensic interviewing within the Child Advocacy Center/10 Step Model as practiced in California.…

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