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Upcoming events

    • June 29, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest located at 7025 Northland Dr. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

    The Minnesota Department of Health and the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault are excited to host the Safe Harbor Protocol Development Conference, a one-day, applied skills-based conference aimed at equipping multidisciplinary partners and systems professionals with resources for building the local systems response to sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. The conference is targeted specifically to:

    • Existing multidisciplinary teams looking to improve their response to sex trafficking and sexual exploitation, and
    • Multidisciplinary professionals looking to form a Safe Harbor protocol team.


    View the brochure here.

    To register, click here. Registration closes June 17, 2017.

    • July 10, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • July 11, 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Lakes Region EMS Community Conference Room, 40245 Fletcher Avenue, North Branch, MN
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    Join MNCASA and the Sexual Violence Justice Institute for Advanced Legal Advocacy Training: Special Topics, Monday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in North Branch, MN.  Special thanks to The Refuge Network for co-hosting this training.

    View the flyer.

     

    This training is specially designed for Sexual Assault Advocates who have completed the 40-hour Sexual Assault Advocacy training, and who already have a basic understanding of the criminal justice process.  

     

    In the Advanced Legal Advocacy Training, participants will gain the skills essential to providing individual advocacy, as well as advocating for victims at the systems level.

     

    The cost for MNCASA members attending the training is $10.00. For non-members attending the training, the cost is $20.00.  Snacks will be provided, but lunch will not be provided—participants will have time to find food on their own.

     

    You must log in to register at the discounted MNCASA Member rate.

    • July 12, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • July 14, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge, 161 St. Anthony Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55103
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    MNCASA is committed to sexual violence survivors receiving the most effective victim-centered services possible from its Partner Programs. One component of effective services is well-trained advocates.

    ·       Do you know the core components needed in the 40 hour advocacy training to be in compliance with the DPS standards and MN state statute?

    ·       Would you appreciate learning new training techniques?

    ·       Have you ever tried to facilitate a conversation on privilege with a resistant audience?

    ·       Do you need strategies to support and develop advocates beyond the 40 hour advocacy training?

    If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then the Train the Trainer event is for you!

    This training will be limited to 15 attendees from MNCASA Partner Programs. Attendees must have completed the 40hr sexual assault training.  Preferences will be given to:


    ·       Advocates who are responsible for training new volunteers.


    ·       Advocates who did not attend past Train the Trainer opportunities.


    Registration is limited to one staff per program.  For additional staff, please contact Traci to be added to the waiting list.  The above criteria must apply to all staff members.

    MNCASA will cover the cost of training and lunch/snacks on the 12th and 13th (snacks only on the 14th). A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge--guests must reference MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault when making their reservation. Participants are responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements.
    Partner Programs are eligible for scholarships to cover lodging and will receive mileage reimbursement for travel greater than 50 miles one way, up to $200.00.

    For questions, please contact Traci Thomas-Card at 651.288.7454 or via email.

    • July 17, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Developing a Sexual Assault Response Team is hard work; many of those who wish to create a team often do not know how to take the first steps. This webinar is designed to equip coordinators and newly formed teams with the practical tools and steps they need to take as they develop their SART. Filled with straightforward guidelines, samples of documents, and rural resources, this webinar is truly designed for beginners and early teams. Participants should come ready to ask questions of a panel of experts who have real world experience in developing SARTs.


    Goals and Objectives

    Through participating in this webinar, attendees will:

     

    • Understand the basics of SARTs
    • Identify key steps necessary to sustain SARTs in their communities
    • Walk away with tools, guidelines, and next steps for team building
    • Discuss specific strategies and hear from experts from across the U.S.


    Presenter

    Johnanna Ganz,Sexual Violence Justice Institute at MNCASA


    Panelists
    Christina Presenti, The National Sexual Violence Resource Center

    Eva Fiallo-Diaz, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence

    TBD 


    • July 20, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    This webinar is for SMART Site Coordinators, supervisors of SMART Site Coordinators, and directors of SMART agencies.

    Please join Shereen and Leah from SVJI for an interactive webinar to share updates and resources from SVJI, highlight the accomplishments of SMARTeams over the past year, connect with other SMART agencies across the state, and engage in conversation about your needs and questions related to supporting systems change work.

    We strongly encourage your participation in this webinar!

    E-mail Shereen at sreda@mncasa.org with questions.


    • August 17, 2017
    • August 18, 2017
    • Courtyard Marriott, Mankato, MN

    Registration is open for the 2017 MNCASA Annual Training Symposium, "Real Connections" at  Courtyard Marriott  in Mankato, MN.

    View the agenda here.


    Register at http://mncasa.jmurphyassociates.com/.


    Workshops include:

    • Hysteria vs. Safety, Richard Weinberger, MNATSA
    • Confessions of a New Supervisor, Megan Close, Alexandra House
    • Developing Media Literacy Skills for Prevention Education, Tyler Osterhaus and Laurie Nordahl, Cornerstone
    • Stalking: A Pattern of Behaviors that Cause Fear, Jane Straub, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center
    • Be Brave Not Bogus with the Sexual Violence Center’s B&B Justice Factory: New Masculinities in Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, Brett Goldberg and Brian Heilman, Sexual Violence Center
    • Fundraising Made Easy, Jen Johnson, Safe Avenues
    • Advocating from the Edge of Burnout, Sarah Edstrom, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
    • Sexual Abuse in Communities of Color, Comfort Dondo, Phumulani Minnesota African Women Against Violence
    • From Advocacy to Education, Shifting the Paradigm, Kasey Baker, Safe Avenues and Melissa Hoffman Bodin, DREAM Technical Academy
    • She was Wearing Her Whore Uniform: Working with Men who Use Violence in Relationships, Brittany Wojtowicz and Jason Mack, Committee Against Domestic Abuse
    • Evaluative Thinking: Changing How You Approach Your Work, Susan Lange, Susan Lange Consulting
    • So, What Do You Do?: Understanding and Managing Occupational Identity, Johnanna Ganz, MNCASA


    If you have questions about registration or scholarships, please contact Bev at  
    bev.ordahl@jmurphyassociates.com or 612.746.4150.

Past events

June 09, 2017 MNCASA June Board Meeting
June 01, 2017 FLASH High School Curriculum Training
May 30, 2017 MNCASA Webinar: Why We Can’t Do Prevention Unless We Talk About Perpetrators and Perpetration
May 08, 2017 2017 National Institute for SART Team Leaders
April 26, 2017 MNCASA Webinar: Why You Should Love Evaluation: Making Evaluation Work for You, Not Against You
April 24, 2017 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training
April 20, 2017 MNCASA's 11th Annual AWARE Event
April 17, 2017 SVJI Webinar: Case File Review in Rural Spaces
April 17, 2017 MNCASA April Board Meeting
April 10, 2017 MNCASA 40-Hour Advocacy Training
March 28, 2017 Enhancing Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence: Lessons Learned from the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative
March 16, 2017 MNCASA/MCBW Joint Regional Membership Meeting - St. Cloud
March 02, 2017 MNCASA/MCBW Joint Regional Membership Meeting - Bemidji
March 01, 2017 MNCASA Webinar: Let's Talk Prevention: A Presentation Approach Adaptable to Your Community
February 28, 2017 MNCASA/MCBW Joint Regional Membership Meeting - Mankato
February 23, 2017 MNCASA/MCBW Joint Regional Membership Meeting - St. Paul
February 21, 2017 MNCASA/MCBW Joint Regional Membership Meeting - Rochester
February 17, 2017 MNCASA Webinar: Strategies to Protect VAWA Funds
February 16, 2017 MNCASA/MCBW Joint Regional Membership Meeting - Duluth
February 09, 2017 MNCASA February Board Meeting
January 13, 2017 MNCASA Webinar: MNCASA Legislative Action Agenda
January 09, 2017 MNCASA Webinar: How To Talk About Primary Prevention
December 08, 2016 The Criminal Justice Process for Sexual Assault Advocates Part One: Introductory Topics
November 04, 2016 Fall into SMART! Site Coordinator Retreat
October 19, 2016 MNCASA Annual Membership Meeting
October 17, 2016 SVJI Webinar: Comprehensive and Deliberate: Sexual Violence Response in Rural SARTs
September 19, 2016 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training
August 17, 2016 State Level Leader call - How can we support system-change SARTs?
August 15, 2016 MNCASA Annual Training Symposium - Presenter Registration
August 15, 2016 MNCASA Annual Training Symposium
July 25, 2016 State Level Leader call - What makes for an effective team?
July 20, 2016 Let's talk SMART!
July 18, 2016 SVJI Webinar: The Power of Language in SARTs
June 07, 2016 Program Directors' Meeting
May 16, 2016 Are we making a Difference? Real-life SARTS evaluating changes in the system response
April 29, 2016 MNCASA Webinar: Find Out How You Can Green Dot
April 18, 2016 Webinar: That Doesn’t Happen Here: Understanding and Responding to Sex Trafficking in Rural Communities
April 12, 2016 MNCASA's 10th Annual AWARE Event
April 01, 2016 Webinar: Responding to the FY17 Request for Proposals for Crime Victim Services
March 30, 2016 2016 Action Day
March 16, 2016 MNCASA's 2016 Policy and Legislative Briefings
March 16, 2016 Webinar: Unsubmitted Kits and Backlogs: Language, Approaches, and Protocols
March 07, 2016 Webinar: 2016 MNCASA Legislative Agenda
March 04, 2016 MNCASA Partner Program Listening Session - St. Paul
March 03, 2016 MNCASA Partner Program Listening Session - Mankato
February 26, 2016 MNCASA Partner Program Listening Session - Duluth
February 25, 2016 MNCASA Partner Program Listening Sessions - Detroit Lakes
January 28, 2016 Safe Dates Training
January 27, 2016 Safe Dates Training
January 22, 2016 Webinar: And Then It Changed Toolkit
January 13, 2016 Webinar: Community Primary Prevention Partnership Funding RFA
December 03, 2015 The Criminal Justice Process for Sexual Assault Advocates Part Two: Advanced Concepts
November 12, 2015 The Criminal Justice Process for Sexual Assault Advocates Part One: Introductory Topics
November 04, 2015 The Brain and Behavior: Minding the neurobiology of trauma in systems practice
October 22, 2015 MNCASA Annual Membership Meeting
October 05, 2015 SANE Training
August 20, 2015 MNCASA Annual Training Symposium
August 20, 2015 Pre-Conference, MNCASA Training Symposium: Radical Advocacy: Finding Your Inner Superhero to Better Your Work and Your Life
July 23, 2015 MNCASA Annual Train the Trainer
June 24, 2015 Regional Membership Meeting - Rochester
June 15, 2015 Regional Membership Meeting - Duluth
May 27, 2015 Working with Survivors: Tools for Healing & Prevention
May 04, 2015 2015 National Institute for SART Team Leaders
April 27, 2015 PREA Standards Overview and Resource Based Project
April 21, 2015 AWARE
April 19, 2015 "Brave Miss World" Screening at “Sexual Assault: Finding Our Voices" Forum
March 18, 2015 2015 Action Day
March 05, 2015 Webinar: Prep for Action Day, March 18
February 19, 2015 Regional Membership Meeting - Mankato
February 12, 2015 Regional Membership Meeting - St. Paul
January 16, 2015 Beyond "50 Shades of Grey": Understanding BDSM and Sexual Violence
January 08, 2015 SVJI Webinar: Designing System Improvements for Deaf Survivors/Victims of Sexual Violence: The Experience in Rice County, Minnesota
December 18, 2014 MNCASA Board Meeting
December 08, 2014 MNCASA Legacy Event
November 23, 2014 Take Back the Mic: Stand Up Against Sexual Violence 2014
November 17, 2014 MNCASA Annual Training Symposium
November 14, 2014 State Prevention Financial Reporting Webinar
November 13, 2014 Give to the Max Day 2014
November 12, 2014 Fired Up: Survivor stories of trauma, hope, and change
November 12, 2014 Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Reproductive Justice: Exploring the Links Across the Movements
November 11, 2014 Fired Up: Survivor stories of trauma, hope, and change
November 09, 2014 Fired Up: Survivor stories of trauma, hope, and change
November 08, 2014 Fired Up: Survivor stories of trauma, hope, and change
November 06, 2014 Fired Up: Survivor stories of trauma, hope, and change
November 06, 2014 Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) Meeting
November 05, 2014 Fired Up: Survivor stories of trauma, hope, and change
October 23, 2014 MNCASA Annual Membership Meeting
September 26, 2014 Peer Leaders: Organizing Your Networks
August 28, 2014 MNCASA Board Meeting
August 25, 2014 MNCASA Annual Train the Trainer
August 15, 2014 Webinar: Data & Research for Prevention Advocacy
August 13, 2014 Webinar: Community Primary Prevention Partnership Funding RFA
August 08, 2014 Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) Meeting
August 05, 2014 Webinar: Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) 101
July 30, 2014 Regional Membership Meeting
July 29, 2014 Regional Membership Meeting
July 24, 2014 Regional Membership Meeting
July 23, 2014 Webinar: The Shift: A New Perspective on Healing and Growth in Group Settings
June 28, 2014 Twin Cities Pride Festival
June 26, 2014 MNCASA Board Meeting
June 03, 2014 SVJI Webinar: Multidisciplinary Team Coordinators: What is Our Role?
May 29, 2014 Moving Upstream: Advocating Beyond the Gender Binary
May 19, 2014 Shared Understanding: How racism, sexism, and sexual violence intersect
May 08, 2014 SVPN Meeting: Online, Offline, and Over-the-Line: Youth and the Internet
May 08, 2014 The Criminal Justice Process for Sexual Assault Advocates (Introductory Issues)
May 07, 2014 Moving Upstream: Maximizing your impact
May 01, 2014 MNCASA Board Meeting
April 29, 2014 AWARE
April 27, 2014 SAAM Event - Out of Darkness Into the Light: Walk Honoring Survivors of Sexual Violence
April 23, 2014 8th Annual MIWSAC Conference: Restoring the Sacred Trails of Our Grandmothers: Oppression Informed Strategies to End Sexual Violence
April 16, 2014 Mid-Session Policy Update
April 12, 2014 Fired Up - Staged Reading
April 10, 2014 Fired Up - Staged Reading
April 07, 2014 Fired Up - Staged Reading
April 07, 2014 MNCASA Membership Regional Meeting - Marshall - Members Only
April 01, 2014 A Virtual Meet and Greet for OVW Rural Grantees - OVW Rural Grantees Only
March 28, 2014 MNCASA Membership Regional Meeting - St. Cloud - Members Only
March 26, 2014 2014 Action Day to End Violence Against Women
March 26, 2014 2014 Action Day to End Violence Against Women Scholarship Request
March 25, 2014 Light Vigil to Stop Trafficking of Native Women
March 24, 2014 2014 Action Day Webinar
March 20, 2014 MNCASA Membership Regional Meeting - Duluth - Members Only
March 12, 2014 Understanding the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines for Sex Offenses
March 05, 2014 Moving Upstream: Gathering Information about your Community
February 12, 2014 Understanding how Guardianship Laws Apply to Adult Sexual Assault Victims
February 03, 2014 2014 Precinct Caucus Training webinar
January 15, 2014 MNCASA Membership: Looking to what's new in 2014!
January 08, 2014 Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act
November 08, 2013 HOPE Weekend Workshop

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