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        The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault creates the social change necessary to end sexual violence. 


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        August 24 - 25, 2017

        National Indigenous Women's Rersource Center Training

        Days Inn & Suites (The Claridge Inn) 70 N Stevens Street, Rhinelander, WI

        Lac du Flambeau Statewide Shelter Program is proud to host a free two day training provided by the National Indigenous Womens Resource Center. . The TA that will be presented is Intersections of DV, Mental Health and Substance Abuse along with Prevention and Intervention strategies.

        To see event flyer with registration information click here.

         

        August 30, 2017

        WI DOJ presents: Responding to Strangulation Cases

        State Patrol Academy, Fort McCoy, WI

        Participants will understand the mechanisms used during strangulation and how those operate on the victim to either stop blood flow, cut off the airway, or both. The symptoms experienced by the victim of each kind of strangulation will be discussed, and connections made between those symptoms and the law enforcement interview and prosecution direct exam.

        To register click here.

         

        September 5 - 8, 2017

        23rd Annual Mid-Wisconsin Law Enforcement Symposium

        Heidel House Resort 643 Illinois Ave Green Lake, Wisconsin

        Join us for the 23rd Annual Mid-Wisconsin Law Enforcement Symposium! This year’s conference features:

        • Brian Willis on the W.I.N. philosophy
        • Voluntariness & the Dassey case
        • Ethics
        • Lt. Brian Murphy, survivor of the Sikh Temple Shooting
        • 4th Ammendment update
        • Sensitive Crimes
        • Miranda update

        For more information including registration and hotel information click here.

        To see event flyer click here.

         

        September 6-7, 2017

        Rejuvenating Tribal Communities Conference

        Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Milwaukee, WI

        Two day conference featuring such topics as:

        • Keynote: DJ Vanas “Victory by Design”
        • Trauma Informed Care/Aces
        • Parenting Tools/Staff Resources
        • Missing Threads
        • Drug Identification
        • Behavior/Physical Effects of Drugs
        • Foster Care Panel
        • Collaboration with Child Support and Other Areas

        To see flyer or register by August 24th click here.

         

        September 7, 2017

        Child Sex Trafficking – From Suspicion to Disclosure

        Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd. Waukesha, WI

        Learn techniques and strategies to enhance the likelihood of obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking. Compare and contrast typical child sexual abuse cases with child sex trafficking (CST) cases and address the different points of entry into the system for CST victims. Understand how each team member’s role can contribute to a positive outcome of the CST case. Discuss question strategy, interview fatigue, language use and interview suggestions.

        For more information or to register click here.

          

        September 27-29, 2017

        Wisconsin State Victim Assistance Academy

        Fox Valley Technical College, Rooms HS114 A&B 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI

        The Wisconsin Victim Assistance Academy focuses on giving victim advocates, counselors, attorneys, and law enforcement the latest knowledge, skills, and legal approaches for best serving victims of crime. The academy will provide you with insights into victims’ rights as well as the trauma that victims are experiencing.

        For more information or to register click here.

         
        October 3 - 4, 2017

        2017 YWCA Racial Justice Summit: Living Our Racial Justice Values

        This year’s theme for the Racial Justice Summit is Living our Racial Justice Values: Building Collective Liberation. Especially through challenging and changing times this becomes even more critical. As we navigate in our communities and workplaces while we experience the shootings of African Americans by police, increased xenophobia against Muslims and immigrants, and the daily changing political landscape, how to we keep our eyes on the prize and stay in community with each other as we pursue racial justice and equity. Keynotes and break-out sessions will offer participants the opportunity to connect to this theme, and to think about strategies that they can use individually, at work, and in their communities to stay focused on a vision of the future in which everyone belongs.

        To see event flyers click here.

        To see event website with registration information click here.
         

        October 16-20, 2017

        SANE Pediatric Advanced Training

        Wheaton Franciscan Medical Center, 3801 Spring Street Racine, WI

        Forensic and Medical Nurse (SANE) Pediatric Advanced training. This 40 hour didactic training will take place at Wheaton Franciscan Medical Center in Racine Wisconsin. The training is for practicing Registered Nurses and Advance Practice Nurses who will perform medical/forensic exams on patients in Wisconsin.

        For more information or to register click here.

         

        October 21, 2017

        UNIDOS Annual Conference

        Unidos WI y el bufete de abogados de MMG Law se unen en esta 
        conferencia para informar a la comunidad sobre las ultimas actualizaciones de las leyes migratorias. 

        Las presentaciones se enfocarán en la Visa U, VAWA, DACA y también como estos cambios pueden afectar a personas que han tenido experiencias con violencia domestica. 

        EL ESPACIO ES LIMITADO -- POR FAVOR REGISTRE A SU FAMILIA ANTES DEL 13 DE OCTUBRE.

        To see event flyer click here.

         

        November 7, 2017

        8th Annual Voices of Men Call-to-Action Breakfast

        More information to follow. See event site here.

          

        November 15-17, 2017

        End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin's Statewide Conference, Collective Liberation: Movement Building for the Year Ahead
        Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay

        Details to come.

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        SANE Program Development and Operation Web Training Series

        OVC, through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center, and in collaboration with IAFN, will deliver three unique web trainings as part of the SANE Program Development and Operation Web Training Series. Each session will cover unique topics and provide information on how to use the SANE Guide to build a new SANE program, enhance an existing program, or expand your program. Registration is now open!

        Session #1: SANE Program Development and Operation: An Introduction
        August 14, 2017, at 2:00–3:30 p.m.

        Session #2: How To Expand an Existing SANE Program
        September 18, 2017, at 2:00–3:30 p.m.

        Session #3: Developing a SANE Program in Rural Communities
        September 29, 2017, at 2:00–3:30 p.m.

        For more information or to register for any of the sessions click here.

         

        2017 Law Enforcement Trainings

        These FREE, two-day trainings are open to law enforcement, dispatchers, victim advocates, medical personnel, prosecutors, victim/witness specialists, and other community collaborators.

        For more information on trainings including all dates click here.

          

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        2017 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings

        Webinars

        Film Screenings
        Statewide Events

         

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        > August 22 (4:00pm): Slavery & the making of America (Film Screening in honor of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Abolition)

        > August 29 (10:00am)
        Grant Writing 101 (held in conjunction with End Domestic Abuse WI)

        > August 29 (2:00pm):  Medical Advocacy Webinar Series: DNA Essentials for Advocates and Survivors

        > August 31: Anti-Oppression: How CCR/SART teams can work to serve the marginalized populations in their communities, Green Bay

        > September 14 & 15, 
        Fall Director's Meeting, Middleton

        > September 19 (4:00pm): La Mitad del Mundo (Film Screening in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month)

        > September 21 (10:00am): 
        Medical Advocacy Webinar Series: Wisconsin Department of Justice SANE Program

        > September 26: SART Foundations & Case Reviews, Marshfield

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