Training Institute Upcoming Events

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Sexual Violence for Criminal Justice Professionals

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Primary Prevention

Sexual Violence Interventions / Direct Service

Sexual Violence Advocacy & Policy

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Sexual Violence and Colleges/Universities

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Making Connections: Healthy Sexuality as Sexual Violence Prevention

As healthy sexuality gains momentum as an approach to sexual violence prevention, it can be easy for beginners to feel they are in unchartered territory. This workshop will focus on exploring the basics of the healthy sexuality framework and how it connects to and strengthens prevention efforts. No question or concern is off-limits as we create a space that is centered on increasing participants’ skills, comfort level, and fluency in discussing and defining healthy sexuality. Using resources from the 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, participants will learn strategies for including healthy sexuality in sexual violence prevention efforts. This workshop will be interactive in format, allowing for activities, discussion, and feedback regarding opportunities and barriers. This workshop is offered through the Rutgers University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education. 

Date: November 26, 2013
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Octagon 10 Office Center, 1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ. (Directions)
Fee: $105
CEUs: 5 hours continuing education credit.

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Looking Through the Invisible Borders: A Cross-Cultural Response to Trauma Survivors

Utilizing a cross cultural perspective in examining, exploring and identifying appropriate clinical strategies in trauma response.  Rupa Khetarpal LCSW and Julie Roebuck LCSW will lead this five-hour workshop on understanding the trauma experience cross-culturally and the use of the therapist’s sense of “self” and “identity” in strategizing appropriate response. This workshop is offered through the Rutgers University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education. 

Date: November 12, 2013
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Fee: $129.
CEUs: 5 hours clinical or social and cultural competence credit.
Location: NJCASA, Crossroads Corporate Center, 3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 230, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2420 (Directions)

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Train-the Trainer Workshop on the First Responders Curriculum (for Staff/Volunteers of Sexual Violence Program Members, SANEs, and other advocates)

For sexual violence advocates, SANEs, and other advocates only. A train-the-trainer workshop for sexual violence program staff interested in delivering the NJCASA First Responders/Patrol Response to Adult Victims of Sexual Assault Curriculum as a co-facilitator with a law enforcement trainer. Special emphasis on training techniques and training police officers. Co-facilitated by DSG Lisa Gilmurray. FREE!  Open only to staff and volunteers of sexual violence programs providing services to victims of sexual assault. 

Date: November 15, 2013
Time: Sign-in starting at 8:30 am. Class runs 9am-4pm.
Fee: Free for NJCASA Sexual Violence Program Members or affiliated volunteers. Registration is required.
Location: Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy, Roycefield Road in Hillsborough, NJ. Directions:

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Developing Cultural Competence for Serving Survivors of Sexual Violence


Please join the NJCASA Training Institute for a panel discussion on developing cultural competence for serving survivors of sexual violence.

We will discuss barriers to accessing services, identify fundamental components of cultural competency, and envision a culturally competent victim service program----even in under-resourced organizations.

Panelists include:

  • Pamela Smith Chambers, Training Director, Beyond Diversity Resource Center (Moderator)
  • Rose Williams, Social Justice Administrator, New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women
  • Josephine Poulson, Counselor, Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV), serving Camden and Gloucester Counties
  • Malini Waghray, Ph.D., Manavi

Date: TBA
Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: TBA
Fees: $15 for NJCASA and NJCBW members
           $20 for non-members


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Contact Margaret Mikkelsen at (609) 631-4450, x1208 or for more information.