January 24 – Justice Matters Sunday

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Justice Matters Sunday

“For I, the Lord, Love Justice.” Isaiah 61:8

For our Justice Conference (JM5) this year, we will be partnering with our Riverside County Anti Human Trafficking Task Force and doing a Justice Matters Sunday on Jan. 24th, at Calvary Murrieta. The Task Force will be reaching out at various locations throughout the county to create awareness and provide education on how to identify and protect victims of this horrible crime. We desire to help create awareness in our church, as well as the community, and help mobilize the body of Christ in the fight against Human Trafficking. When Mary was criticized for anointing the feet of Jesus with oil, He commended her by saying,” “She did what she could do” (Mark 14:8). We don’t have to do everything, but we can all do something!

Our service times are 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 11:30 am. All three services will have the same speakers and will be sharing on this topic. During second and third service, we will be offering various workshops, along with Sunday school for your children so you can attend them without distraction. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to attend a service and then attend one or two sessions of workshops. Lunch will be provided at no cost. Our gym will also be full of organizations that work both domestically and abroad to help further your education, answer questions, and offer opportunities for you to get involved.

Please invite your friends, family, and neighbors and join us on Sunday, January 24th. Please contact us for more information atinfo@justice-matters.com or call 951-677-5667 for more information.

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Hands that Heal Training – Vanguard University

HANDS THAT HEAL TOT TRAINING Registration

Hands That Heal: International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors provides a comprehensive approach to serving victims of trafficking and educating caregivers so that they may appropriately and effectively provide care and support. This curriculum was developed in two editions: Community-Based and Academic Edition.

The Hands That Heal Community-Based Edition is used in participatory, informal training sessions called Training of Trainers (TOTs) to prepare others to teach Hands That Heal in their community.

 

If you have questions about the event, please contact the Global Center for Women and Justice by email or at 714.966.6360. Registration fees are non-refundable.

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November 18 – How Technology is used to Recruit, Groom and Exploit Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

        

How Technology is used to Recruit, Groom and Exploit Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

November 18, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET 

he MECP and AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program invite you to participate in this month’s webinar entitled, “How Technology is used to Recruit, Groom and Exploit Victims of Child Sex Trafficking” with Maia Sciupac and Leah Treitman from Thorn, a nonprofit committed to driving innovative technology solutions to fight child sexual exploitation.

In 2012, Thorn, conducted a survey with child sex trafficking survivors, on the role technology played in their commercial sexual exploitation. Maia Sciupac and Leah Treitman will discuss the study and its findings. 

Presenters will:

  • Discuss the findings from the national survey of child sex trafficking survivors
  • Understand the role technology plays in recruitment, exploitation and the survivor’s escape
  • Learn how this data is utilized to combat human trafficking 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

About the Presenters

Maia Sciupac

Program Manager, Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children

Maia works as a Program Manager for Thorn, a nonprofit that powers innovative technology solutions to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children. She also serves as a human trafficking consultant for Fox Valley Technical College/Department of Justice. Prior to Thorn, Maia came from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where she spearheaded the Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T.) Watch Program, a nationally recognized, award-winning 5-point strategy to combat modern-day slavery. While at H.E.A.T. Watch, she developed several initiatives, such as an annual billboard campaign, graphic novel series, community engagement app, radio show, online H.E.A.T. Watch toolkit, and a weekly, multidisciplinary SafetyNet Program to address the stabilization and needs of at risk and involved CSEC youth.

In 2010, Maia worked directly with survivors as a Client Services & Outreach Fellow for Polaris, a national NGO dedicated to combatting domestic human trafficking. She also started her own radio show about modern-day slavery, and interned for The SOLD Project to raise money for educational scholarships for children at risk of commercial sexual exploitation in Thailand. Maia holds a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley, and is pursuing her M.B.A. from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Leah Treitman

Program Manager, Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children

Leah Treitman is the Program Manager for Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children. She works on many of Thorn’s programs, which are focused on using technology to prevent and combat child sexual exploitation. Thorn does this work by conducting research, developing tech tools, creating deterrence programs, and managing a technology task force that brainstorms and implements new solutions to this problem.

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September 18 – CARE 18 LA ~ Men Standing Against Trafficking

Wednesday, September 16th @ 11am
The Dream Center
2301 Bellevue Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Silent Witness of Men Standing Against Trafficking
September 18th, 2015 from 10-11:18pm
1941 W Florence Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

REGISTER HERE FOR MEN STANDING AGAINST TRAFFICKING

Save the Date!
FIAT: Faith Initiative Against Trafficking
October 24th, 2015 at 10am (HT101 at 9am)
2222 Palos Verdes Dr N,
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

REGISTER HERE FOR FIAT

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September 21 – Fatherhood, Gender Equality, and Violence Prevention

This webinar is hosted by the Battered Women’s Justice Project and is open to the public.

PRESENTERS:

Juliana Carlson, A. M., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Welfare, Center for Children and Families at the University of Kansas, Humberto Carolo is the Director of Programs at White Ribbon Canada, and Ian DeGeer is a Ph.D. candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo ON, Canada.

DESCRIPTION:

During this webinar presenters Juliana Carlson, Humberto Carolo, and Ian DeGeer will examine the intersection of fatherhood, gender equality and violence prevention. The presentation will start with the framework of primary prevention (stop violence before it starts) and its approach to ending gender-based violence, which predominantly is violence against women and girls by men. Recent primary prevention efforts seeking to end violence against women are increasingly working to engage men to promote gender equality through a variety of strategies. One strategy is fatherhood. Using the findings from studies in the United States and Canada, faculty will examine how men talk about their transition to fatherhood and how fathers talk about gender equality in relation to their parenting and partnering. Faculty will discuss implications of these studies for engaging men and boys in ending gender-based violence and promoting gender equality. They will share specific applications and ask pertinent questions for practitioners and organizations as they work for gender equality and justice, through ending violence against women.

The White Ribbon Campaign is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Starting in 1991, WRC asked men to wear white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Since then the White Ribbon has spread to over 60 countries around the world.

WRC works to examine the root causes of gender-based violence and create a cultural shift that helps bring us to a future without violence. The vision of WRC is for a masculinity that embodies the best qualities of being human. WRC believes that men are part of the solution and part of a future that is safe and equitable for all people.

Through education, awareness-raising, outreach, technical assistance, capacity building, partnerships and creative campaigns, White Ribbon is helping create tools, strategies and models that challenge negative, outdated concepts of manhood and inspire men to understand and embrace the incredible potential they have to be a part of positive change.

LOGISTICAL INFORMATION

  • A webinar is an online seminar and requires internet access to connect.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from emailservice@ilinc.com immediately after registering. If you don’t see it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail. Please keep this email as it contains the webinar and audio information needed to join the webinar. You will receive a reminder email the day before the webinar as well.
  • Audio option include: 1) VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required, a headset is recommended) or 2) dialing into a teleconference line. Your standard long distance charges will apply.
  • Do you require closed captioning? BWJP requires 5 business days notice and you must request it when registering.
  • Questions? Email technicalassistance@bwjp.org

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

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June 13 – Trauma Informed Care: Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence

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Trauma Informed Care: Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence
Speakers: Mahima Mohan, MFT and Tiombe Sewell, MFT
Saturday, June 13, 2015
9:00am-2:00pm
 Continuing Education Units are available. Please feel free to forward, print and distribute the attached flyer.
Please contact us to send your staff, students, or attend yourself! Refresh and practice your skills in a collaborative, empowering learning environment.

SIGN UP NOW–SEATS ARE LIMITED
! Please go to www.bridgestohealing.net to register today!! There are limited 25% discounts for students, interns or non-profit staff using the BTHDISCOUNT code at check out!!
I hope to see you there!

We welcome you to join us for our interactive, collaborative training!
 

Topics covered:§  The Trauma of Sexual Violence
§  Working with Survivors: A Trauma Informed Lens
§  Coping: The Aftermath
§  Responses to Sexual Violence
§  Trauma and Development
§  Facilitation of Healing
§  Vicarious Trauma

This is a training for licensed therapists, crisis counselors, advocates, social workers, victim services, attorneys, campus administrators, law enforcement, community organizers, students and other social service/counseling agency staff members. This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Bridges to Healing, Inc. is BBS provider number PCE 5719.

-Tiombe
Tiombe, Marriage and Family Therapist, Inc.
Feminist Therapist, Trainer, and Consultant

(562) 492-6503

tiombemft@hotmail.com  

Bridges to Healing, Counseling and Training Center, Inc.
Therapist/Founder

www.bridgestohealing.net
(562) 528-0606, ext.  705

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