Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Night at the Nats: Nats vs. Padres

Support survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month by joining DC Forensic Nurse Examiners staff at the Washington Nationals game!

To purchase tickets: https://groupmatics.events/event/DCFNE

Want to match our team during the game? Why not order a t-shirt too? https://bigsmile.orderpromos.com/dcfne

Want to bundle (includes ticket, t-shirt and a chance to receive box tickets)? Email contact@dcfne.org

A portion of the ticket and t-shirt sales will benefit DC Forensic Nurse Examiners. The tax deductible contribution for each ticket is $11.

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Open House

  • Central American Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Since 1981, the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) has fostered the comprehensive development of the Latino population in the Washington metropolitan region by providing direct services, while promoting grassroots empowerment, civic engagement, and human rights advocacy.

During the open houses we will provide information for the community about their rights during encounters with the law enforcement and immigration officers and U eligibility for victims of crime in the US, also there will Citizenship screenings for those interested in becoming a US Citizen.

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Apr
28
5:45 PM17:45

Rashomon Screening and Panel Discussion

  • AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Co-presented with Aha! Moment, DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC), LadyDocs, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA), Montgomery Women and Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC), join a film screening of Akira Kurosawa's Oscar-winning film Rashomon with a post-film panel discussion of the Rashomon Effect.

The panel will be moderated by Tonya Turner, and will include: Montgomery County Council Member and former CNN Journalist Evan Glass, Maryland's Sexual Assault Legal Institute Attorney Andrea Finuccio, University of Maryland's Dr. Michele Mason, and Whitman-Walker Health's Social Worker Shane's Thomas.

Tickets are available now at http://silver.afi.com/Browsing/Movies/Details/f-0100001442

About the film:
The murder of a man and the rape of his wife in a forest grove are seen from several different perspectives. Akira Kurosawa’s meditation on the nature of truth transformed narrative cinema as we know it, and birthed the term “Rashomon Effect”. Starring Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô and Masayuki Mori; winner of the Golden Lion, 1951 Venice Film Festival and an Honorary Oscar® as Best Foreign Language Film at the 1952 Academy Awards®.

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May
1
1:30 PM13:30

Nonprofit Montgomery's Funder's Dialogue on Equity

Nonprofit Montgomery is pleased to introduce the first Funder's Dialogue on Equity.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from funders how they prioritize equity in funding decisions and how you can align your work to be most meaningful, equitable, and impactful.  

Featured Speakers:
Nancy Navarro, Council President, Montgomery County Council
Anna Hargrave, Executive Director, Community Foundation Montgomery County
Julian Haynes, Maryland Program Director, The Meyer Foundation
Suzan Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
Crystal Townsend, President, Healthcare Initiative Foundation
Elijah Wheeler, Deputy Director/Social Justice Director, Collaboration Council

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May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Moving the Needle on Diversity and Inclusion

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Suite 1100 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, presented by the Nonprofit Organizations Practice Forum

Many articles have been written about the lack of diversity among nonprofit leaders. Increasing diversity and inclusion within an organization takes motivation, clear goals, and an effective plan of action.  Our panelists will discuss the difference between diversity, equity, and inclusion, identify the access points where small changes can have the most impact, and share strategies and stories on how they are moving the needle on diversity and inclusion within their own organizations and more broadly in the nonprofit sector.

Featuring:
Laura Lott, President & CEO, American Alliance of Museums
Jeannine Sanford, COO, Bread for the City
Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, Co-Chair, Green Leadership Trust; North America Director, 350.org

Moderator:
Yodi S. Hailemariam, CIPP-US, Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Jun
14
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: The Impact of Violence, Trauma, and Racial Oppression on Survivors

This interactive webinar will highlight the complexity and various forms of violence experienced by historically marginalized communities, strategies for intervention and intersectional responses being employed by advocates and educators working with survivors from African American Muslim and Native American populations and undocumented college age Immigrant women.

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

"Nameless" Film Premiere

The DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence (DCCESV) is pleased to invite you to the premiere of Nameless, a three-part film series about sex trafficking of minors in the District of Columbia. This film provides insights and strategies of on-the-ground service providers and experts, identifies gaps that still need to be addressed, and offers prevention and intervention approaches.  

Following the screening, there will be a short panel discussion and Q&A. RSVP by April 22nd.

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Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training hosted by Safe Shores

Stewards of Children® is a 2-hour training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children as well as organizations that serve youth.

Training includes discussion about critical issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues in our communities through a video sharing the voices of survivors and experts in the field. This is the only evidence-informed sexual abuse prevention training for adults that is available nationally. The training is approved for CEUs by OSSE, CFSA - Child Welfare Training Academy and the National Association of Social Workers.

To register, please visit: https://www.safeshores.org/get-involved/stewards-of-children/ or email Gerald De Leon, Prevention and Outreach Coordinator, at gdeleon@safeshores.org

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Apr
24
3:00 PM15:00

Stewards of Children® (Guardianes de los Niños en español) una capacitación presentada por Safe Shores – El Centro de Abogacía Infantil en el Distrito de Columbia

Guardianes de los Niños es una capacitación de 2 horas que enseña a los adultos como prevenir, reconocer y reaccionar responsablemente al abuso sexual infantil. Esta capacitación es diseñada para adultos preocupados con la seguridad de los niños y también para organizaciones que trabajan con niños y jóvenes. Esta capacitación incluye discusión de temas críticos alrededor de cómo prevenir el abuso sexual y porque es pertinente en nuestra comunidad. Esto será comunicado con un video con las voces de sobrevivientes y opiniones de expertos. Esta es la única capacitación disponible para adultos que es basada en evidencia. CEUs también están disponibles para NASW, OSSE y CFSA.

Para registrarse, puede ir a Eventbrite o contactar a Alejandra Monroy, Especialista Bilingüe de Prevención y Abogacía,amonroy@safeshores.org

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Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

DC Council SAAM Proclamation and #TealTuesday

  • John A. Wilson Building, Room 500 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sexual Assault Awareness Month will be formally recognized by the DC City Council on April 23 at 10 a.m. in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building. The DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence has also proclaimed April 23 to be “Teal Tuesday,” encouraging all DC residents to wear teal to show their solidarity with survivors of sexual assault. Don’t forget to share photos wherever you are! When you do, be sure to use the #TealTuesday hashtag and tag us at @DCCESV.

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Apr
16
9:30 AM09:30

Survivors' Privacy: The Role of Mental Health

The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) invites you to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month by attending, "Survivors' Privacy: The Role of Mental Health Records." This free training is meant to be the first in a series of discussions regarding the troubling trends in requests for crime victims' mental health records in DC. The April 16th training will focus on a general introduction to legal requests for victims' records and a round-table discussion where attendees will have an opportunity to share their own experiences with record requests.

The information from the round-table will be used to adapt future training sessions to ensure that the resources produced will be most helpful and tailored to participating providers. By the end of the training series, NVRDC hopes to provide organizations with an overview of the evolution of this issue, assist organizations in distinguishing between different types of legal requests, and offer clarity as to a provider's obligations to respond and produce records under DC law. Attendees will be provided with samples demonstrating the difference between a subpoena and a court order, as well as resources to reference if they receive a request for a victim's records.

hank you to Sidley Austin LLP for providing the space for this event. Please contact probono@nvrdc.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you all at the April training, and learning how together we can protect crime victims' right to privacy.

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Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

B.O.O.T.S. for DAWN: Breaking Out of the Silence Fundraiser 2019

Come and mingle, enjoy great food (vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options will be available), great music and have an awesome time dancing the night away. Be sure to wear your cowgirl/cowboy boots! Or even your dancing shoes!

Your ticket includes food. There will be a cash bar.

Bring enough money for the silent and live auctions. We can't do this without your support!

DAWN's mission is to promote healthy relationships and end abuse in the Deaf community of the Washington DC area. We do this in two ways:

1) Providing survivors of abuse with help they need to heal and progress with their lives
2) Educating Deaf and hearing communities on the issues, and how to foster positive relationships.

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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training hosted by Safe Shores

Stewards of Children® is a 2-hour training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children as well as organizations that serve youth.

Training includes discussion about critical issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues in our communities through a video sharing the voices of survivors and experts in the field. This is the only evidence-informed sexual abuse prevention training for adults that is available nationally. The training is approved for CEUs by OSSE, CFSA - Child Welfare Training Academy and the National Association of Social Workers.

To register, please visit: https://www.safeshores.org/get-involved/stewards-of-children/ or email Gerald De Leon, Prevention and Outreach Coordinator, at gdeleon@safeshores.org

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Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Open House

Since 1981, the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) has fostered the comprehensive development of the Latino population in the Washington metropolitan region by providing direct services, while promoting grassroots empowerment, civic engagement, and human rights advocacy.

During the open houses we will provide information for the community about their rights during encounters with the law enforcement and immigration officers and U eligibility for victims of crime in the US, also there will Citizenship screenings for those interested in becoming a US Citizen.

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Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future: DC's Observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week

In commemoration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 7-13, 2019, Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) invites you to the kick-off event for a pop-up exhibit featuring Honoring Our Past, Creating Hope for the Future: An Interactive Timeline, a community-created installation for the public, advocates, and survivors. This year's NCVRW theme – Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future. – celebrates the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed.

Part art, part history, and part letters of hope for the future, this event will unveil a community exhibit to celebrate milestones in DC's crime victims' rights, honor community and individual losses and trauma, and allows partners and participants to discuss innovative approaches for survivor-defined justice that are being piloted or could be explored in the coming year.

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Apr
6
11:30 AM11:30

Stewards of Children® (Guardianes de los Niños en español) una capacitación presentada por Safe Shores – El Centro de Abogacía Infantil en el Distrito de Columbia

  • La Biblioteca de Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Guardianes de los Niños es una capacitación de 2 horas que enseña a los adultos como prevenir, reconocer y reaccionar responsablemente al abuso sexual infantil. Esta capacitación es diseñada para adultos preocupados con la seguridad de los niños y también para organizaciones que trabajan con niños y jóvenes. Esta capacitación incluye discusión de temas críticos alrededor de cómo prevenir el abuso sexual y porque es pertinente en nuestra comunidad. Esto será comunicado con un video con las voces de sobrevivientes y opiniones de expertos. Esta es la única capacitación disponible para adultos que es basada en evidencia. CEUs también están disponibles para NASW, OSSE y CFSA.

Para registrarse, puede ir a Eventbrite o contactar a Alejandra Monroy, Especialista Bilingüe de Prevención y Abogacía,amonroy@safeshores.org

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Apr
4
9:30 AM09:30

Budget Oversight Hearing: DC Council Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety

The DC Council’s Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety will hold a Budget Oversight Hearing.
The following agencies will testify:

  • Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants

  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

  • Office of Unified Communications

Persons wishing to testify about the performance of any of the foregoing agencies may email: judiciary@dccouncil.us or by calling 202-727-8275.

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Apr
3
4:30 PM16:30

An Insider Look: Sexual Assault Response in the District

  • University of the District of Columbia Law School, Moot Courtroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join DC Forensic Nurse Examiners and the Network for Victim Recovery of DC to learn about the results of an evaluation of the DC Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program followed by a community discussion on available services for survivors of sexual assault.

The event includes a panel discussion featuring NVRDC, DCFNE and DCRCC leadership, and the program evaluator, moderated by Karen Mulhauser.

To register for this free event: https://bit.ly/2BVCVrU

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Apr
3
9:00 AM09:00

Trinity Symposium on #MeToo and Sexual Violence

  • Payden Academic Center, Trinity Washington University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Trinity Washington University is hosting a full day Symposium on #MeToo and Sexual Violence.  The Symposium will feature engaging panels with students and faculty giving presentations and leading discussions; outside speakers; poster presentations from class assignments; and a resource fair in the Payden Academic Center lobby with healthcare professionals and representatives of various advocacy and counseling groups. In addition, films on related topics will be shown during the week.

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Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

Free Training – Stewards of Children, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

  • 429 O Street Northwest Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Safe Shores – The D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center invites you to our Stewards of Children training. This free training is based on facts, survival testimonies, and opinions of experts to increase awareness and learn ways to prevent child sexual abuse. CEUs are available for NASW and OSSE. All adults interested in protecting children are welcome, whether for professional or personal reasons.

To register: https://www.safeshores.org/get-involved/stewards-of-children/stewards-of-children-registration/

Please join us at Safe Shores, located at 429 O St, NW Washington, DC 20001.
 

For more information or questions, please contact the Bilingual Prevention Specialists/Advocates

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Trauma Informed Leadership: Fostering Strength and Resilience in Staff and Clients
Jan
10
9:00 AM09:00

Trauma Informed Leadership: Fostering Strength and Resilience in Staff and Clients

  • Wendt Center For Loss and Healing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Recent research has demonstrated the impact that trauma can have on a person’s ability to navigate the world in a healthy and stable way. Therapeutic interventions can transform the way the brain works and foster post-traumatic growth and resilience. However, trauma-informed services don’t start in the therapy room. Supervisors and leadership are uniquely positioned to transform their agencies into ones that understand the impact of trauma at the micro, macro and mezzo levels.

This three-hour training will provide supervisors and leaders with the skills and tools necessary to transform their agency into a trauma informed one. Specific areas to be covered include: management, supervision, communication, meetings, forms, and aesthetics. Participants will leave with practical tools that can be implemented the next day without breaking the bank.

Light Continental Breakfast will be served.

Register for the event here.

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DCRCC Hotline Advocate Information Session
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

DCRCC Hotline Advocate Information Session

  • 5321 1st PL NE Washington, DC 20011 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Volunteers needed!

Want to make a difference? Become a DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) Hotline Advocate!

Join DCRCC for an information session to learn more about this opportunity to support survivors on Thursday, December 13th.

If you have any questions about DCRCC’s hotline volunteer opportunities, contact their Hotline Coordinator, Lindsay Summer, at lsummers@dcrcc.org or 202-470-1205.

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Dec
3
3:00 PM15:00

Free Training – Stewards of Children, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

  • 429 O Street Northwest Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Safe Shores – The D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center invites you to our Stewards of Children training. This free training is based on facts, survival testimonies, and opinions of experts to increase awareness and learn ways to prevent child sexual abuse. CEUs are available for NASW and OSSE. All adults interested in protecting children are welcome, whether for professional or personal reasons.  

To register: https://www.safeshores.org/get-involved/stewards-of-children/stewards-of-children-registration/

Please join us on either of the below dates at Safe Shores, located at 429 O St, NW Washington, DC 20001.

Monday, December 3rd, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 17th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information or questions, please contact the Bilingual Prevention Specialists/Advocates

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