Rensselaer County SART 9th Annual Conference: Creating Inclusion in Our Communities (Troy, NY)

Rensselaer County SART 9th Annual Conference: Creating Inclusion in Our Communities (Troy, NY)

80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180

A day for professionals from different disciplines to experience specialized training together

From 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM

At Hudson Valley Community College

80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180

Rensselaer County Sexual Assault Response Team / Adrienne Barker,


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The Rensselaer County SART offers its ninth annual training opportunity for professionals who work to reduce sexual assault, and/or work with sexual assault victims/survivors.  This unique conference offers the opportunity for individuals from various disciplines, who often work on complex cases together, to train alongside one another. We anticipate that this conference will draw attendees from throughout New York State who represent the victim services, law enforcement, healthcare, higher education, mental health, and criminal justice fields. Students are also welcome at this training.



Sexual Violence in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities: Keri Darling and her interpreter Cory will lead you through an informative and often humorous program. Attendees will gain knowledge about different kinds of deaf and hard-of-hearing people, along with developing skills for interacting and communicating with these communities. Keri includes information specifically for certain situations, what to do and how to do it and different behaviors that are often misinterpreted. The hope is for attendees to walk away from this workshop knowing more about deaf culture and its people and developing a comfort zone in which they can work in the future if they interact with deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.

Technology Safety: New York State Computer Crime Unit. Presentation on valuable and timely information on current internet and technology matters.



Session One

  • Enhancing Access to Services for People with Disabilities
  • A Transformation Approach to Health and Healing
  • Historical Trauma and its Impact on LBGTQ
  • What’s Normal, What’s Not

Session Two

  • Survivor Stories
  • Working with Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender Fluid Folx
  • Military Trauma and the Road to Healing
  • Bail Reform and Sexual Assault Crimes


Registration is required. Register here by January 3, 2020:

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