Webinars and Training

Upcoming Webinars and In-Person Training Events

Webinar: What Does Self-Care Look Like in 2019?

Presented by NYSCASA and the Resource Sharing Project

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Registration required: Please register here.

In our country and in our communities, sexual violence has been an unwavering and complex topic in 2018. Between #MeToo, and Times Up, it feels like everyone around us is talking about and paying attention to sexual violence for the first time. Our work feels more legitimate and necessary than ever before. And our work feels more exhausting and constant than ever before. Folks are bringing up sexual violence in line at the grocery store, on social media, and at the dinner table. How do we avoid burnout when the conversation is around us all the time? If this is what 2018 feels like, how are we supposed to navigate self-care as we prepare to step into 2019? Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project for a webinar where have honest discussions about vicarious trauma and burnout and learn about organizationally and individually supported self-care.

Please register for this meeting here.


Creating Resilience from ACEs to Joyful Advocacy!

Presented by Building Connections: The Sexual Assault and Mental Health Project

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Registration required: Register here by December 1, 2018.
Fee: $40*

Donna Jenson will perform her play, What She Knows: One Woman’s Way Through Incest to Joy, with a Q&A session to follow. Concurrent workshops in the afternoon include “A Time to Tell,” a writing workshop exclusively for survivors of sexual trauma, led by Donna Jensen; “Beyond ACEs**: Intentional and Unintentional Consequences for Trauma Screening,” co-led by Chrys Ballerano and Deb Faust; and “The Power of Music and Silence to Heal,” led by Sharon Lastique. Chrys Ballerano will host a community drum circle, an interactive experience where participants can connect with their own sense of play and the healing, gentle power of rhythm.

Lunch will be provided. A self-led self-care space with art and wellness supplies will also be available to support any individual who chooses to reflect individually or with a peer(s) rather than engage in any of the workshop offerings. A detailed agenda is available here.

Register by December 1, 2018: Register online or complete this registration form and mail it with a check to Building Connections/NYSCASA at 28 Essex Street, Albany, NY 12206.

Contact: Chrys Ballerano (cballerano@nyscasa.org) and Deb Faust (dfaust@mhanys.org). Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, or for assistance with registration.

*A registration fee of $40 will offset lunch and event program costs. If the fee for this event is cost-prohibitive for you, please contact Chrys Ballerano and Deb Faust to inquire about possible scholarship funds that may become available.
**ACEs refers to Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Building Connections is a collaborative project of the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) and the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS).


Sexual Violence Prevention Webinars for Colleges 

NYSCASA is cosponsoring a series of violence prevention webinars to train college and community partners in prevention and response. Webinars are open to SUNY, CUNY and private college professionals as well as community partner organizations.

See the full list of upcoming webinars and register here.

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