14 Jun NYSCASA Monthly Digest – June 2021
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NYSCASA’s 2020 Annual Report
NYSCASA’s 2020 Annual Report, which outlines our activities during 2020, is available! Many thanks and kudos to our donors, members, board members, and staff.
NYSCASA Honors Pride Month
This Pride Month—and every month—NYSCASA honors LGBTQIA2S survivors of sexual violence. We see you, we hear you, and we stand with you. Read more.
Peer Support Calls for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Advocates in NYS Victim Services
Logistics: This event will be held via Zoom meetings. Video participation is not required. Registrants will receive the meeting link by email.
Accessibility: The meetings will be conducted in spoken English. Please indicate in the registration form or by email (email@example.com) if you require language interpretation and/or closed captioning. Please provide this information at least 3 business days prior to the start of the session.
Contact: Please contact Articia Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive updates about future meetings.
Solidarity PLACE (Peer Learning, Accountability, and Community Education) for Aspiring Allies in NYS Victim Services
Logistics: This space meets on the first Thursday of the month from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. This event will be held via Zoom meetings. Video participation is not required. Registrants will receive the meeting link by email.
Accessibility: The meetings will be conducted in spoken English. Please indicate in the registration form or by email (email@example.com) if you require language interpretation and/or closed captioning. Please provide this information at least 3 business days prior to the start of the session.
Contact: Please contact Chel Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive updates about future meetings.
Ending Violence Without Violence 2020-2021 Virtual Training Series
NYSCASA, Seven Dancers Coalition, and Interrupting Criminalization: Research in Action are pleased to announce the continuation of our 2020-2021 virtual training series, Ending Violence Without Violence. Be sure to join us for the following events!
Standing the Trees Back Up: Seven Dancers Coalition’s Men’s Program
June 3, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Staff from Seven Dancers Coalition will share information about their Men’s Program, “Standing the Trees Back Up.” This workshop will discuss the work done with people who have experienced violence, trauma and grief, through abuse, incarceration and addictions, and how together we can Pick up the Spirit again and resume life in a good way, with healing, peer support, and culturally relevant community supports.
Urbanization: Government Tactics of Cultural Genocide and Trauma
June 8, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Staff from Seven Dancers Coalition will recount the histories of genocidal government policies, mission schools, broken treaties, and white supremacy that have had lasting impacts on Indigenous communities, with a specific focus on the Haudenosaunee people.
“Stetson School for Boys” Film Screening and Q&A with Donna Jenson and Dr. Emily Samuelson: Working with People Who Have Done Harm
June 16, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
This webinar will feature a video of clinicians discussing Donna Jenson’s work with residents at the Stetson School for Boys, to be followed by a discussion about working with people who have done harm to others and Q&A with Dr. Emily Samuelson.
Talking Circle and Self-Care Space
June 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Staff from Seven Dancers Coalition will facilitate a self-care space to support self-identified victims and survivors.
Men Doing the Work to End Violence
June 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Staff from Seven Dancers Coalition will facilitate a workshop following up to “Standing the Tree Back Up” on June 3. The workshop will include a film screening and discussion about self-accountability in the healing process.
Virtual SUNY SPECTRUM Conference
June 28 – July 2
SPECTRUM is the nation’s largest education conference devoted to preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence against members of the LGBTQI+ community. It provides cutting-edge training to enhance the knowledge and skills of attendees. Faculty, staff, law enforcement, medical professionals, and community service providers are trained on turning the dial on sexual and interpersonal violence against sexual and gender minorities, while also providing the trauma-informed and culturally-competent care when incidents do occur.
General registration is $25 and is free for members of the Student Conduct Institute.
Resources for Survivors
- Connect with survivor advocates and allies in your community
- Learn how to access culturally specific support
- Learn about your rights as a sexual assault survivor
- Find answers to relevant legal questions
- Find answers to relevant medical questions
- Learn about sexual violence on college campuses and what resources are available for student survivors
- Learn about human trafficking
- Learn about self-care and safety planning
- Access resources on healing, resiliency, and survivor activism
OVS Resource Connect
Hosted by the New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS), OVS Resource Connect is a concern-based search engine designed to help you find resources provided by OVS-funded Victim Assistance Programs (VAPs) from across New York State.
Resources for Advocates
- Access general resources and information about COVID-19
- Learn about anti-racism and anti-oppression work as it relates to survivor justice
- Learn about supporting survivors from marginalized and oppressed communities
- Access resources on child sexual abuse, human trafficking, sexual violence on college campuses, and sexual violence in policing and prisons
- Learn about community-based approaches to preventing and responding to sexual violence
- Access resources on vicarious trauma, resilience, self-care, and organizational care
OVS VAP Connect