Webinars and Training

Upcoming Webinars and In-Person Training Events

Noticing-and-Commenting on Title IX: A Webinar with End Rape on Campus

Presented by NYSCASA and End Rape On Campus

Thursday: December 13, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Registration required: Please register here.

Join End Rape On Campus (EROC) for a webinar on the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations and the accompanying notice-and-comment period for public feedback. EROC’s Ever Hanna Esq. (Campus Policy Manager) and Michelle Carroll (Associate Director of Programming) will provide listeners with the tools that they need to leverage their professional experience on collegiate violence and write a substantive comment on the new Title IX regulations. Listeners will also be able to submit any questions that they have on Title IX, the new regulations, the notice-and-comment process, or how the regulations will affect college students in New York.

Please register for this meeting here.

Webinar: Our Story, Our Truth: Women of Color Sexual Assault Survivorship

Presented by NYSCASA and the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Date: Monday, December 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Registration required: Please register here.

Sexual assault against Women of Color has historically been an attack not only against their identities as women but their racial identity as well. Research indicates that Women of Color are often at elevated risks for sexual assault and that their experience of sexual assault is usually made more complex by factors such as race, socioeconomic status and lack of culturally appropriate services. This presentation will connect the historical sexual assault of Women of Color and its implications for how society responds to Women of Color survivors today.

Teresa M. Stafford is the Senior Director of Victim Services and Outreach at Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC). Teresa oversees the agency’s 24-hour response to survivors, criminal justice advocacy, Project STAR (sex trafficking, advocacy and recovery), Hogar Conseulo and administers professional development trainings across the state and on a national level. Teresa has over 20 years of experience providing direct service to both offenders and victims of crime, with a specialization in sexual violence, domestic violence and families of homicide victims. Teresa attended Tiffin University majoring in Criminal Justice Administration. Prior to joining CRCC she held the position of Witness-Victim Coordinator for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, where she oversaw the creation of the Witness Victim Unit.

Please register for this meeting here.

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.


Previous Webinars and Trainings

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

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.


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

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.

Contact: Chrys Ballerano (cballerano@nyscasa.org) and Deb Faust (dfaust@mhanys.org).

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).

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