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March 2018 Newsletter
SASS Updates
Member Agency Events & Updates
Featured Member Agency: Partners Family Services
Saskatchewan Sexual Assault Initiatives
Canadian Sexual Assault Initiatives
In the News...
Resources
Training & Workshops
SASS Updates
Ask for Sexual Consent
 


We anticipate that the Government of Saskatchewan will proclaim May 14 to 18, 2018 as Saskatchewan Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Funded through the Interpersonal Violence Unit at the Ministry of Justice, the Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS) along with our member agencies and many communities around the province will recognizing this week by hosting events to create awareness of sexual violence and support female, male and child survivors. The focus of the week is to raise public awareness about sexual assault violence and the services available in communities around the province that support survivors.
 

 

SASS has received funding through the Praireaction Foundation, Education & Awareness Grant to provide supports for the Sexual Assault Awareness Week, May 14 to 18, 2018. Our member agencies across the province, as well as their communities, will be provided with an educational graphic, brochures, a teal ribbon campaign, and promotional items to pass out at each center. Please contact SASS if you would like some materials
 
 
SASS has received funding from the Community Initiatives Fund to support the development of an Annual Leadership Forum in Saskatchewan. The SASS Annual Leadership Forum will establish an annual specialized education forum for service providers and community members. This Forum will develop a sustainable community education programming through the member agencies and their communities, as well as enhance the dialogue regarding the issue of sexual violence in the province. The two day event will be held in February 2019 in Regina, Saskatchewan. SASS is continuing to seek out sponsors and additional sponsorship for the event to ensure success.  Please contact SASS if you are interested in sponsoring or donating to the event.
 
Member Agency Events & Updates
SIGN Walk-In Counselling 




 
Walk-in sessions are available to all individuals, couples and families to help address various concerns. No referral or scheduled appointment is needed for service.
Clients are seen on a first come, first served basis during designated walk-in service hours.
May be a single session, or can provide an entry point into ongoing counselling for an individual who may benefit from further support. Provide a referral resource to connect individuals to appropriate community services. Walk-in service can be accessed as needed over time. The focus of the session is determined by the client’s unique needs and utilizes a strengths based therapeutic approach.
 
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Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse


       

                                                   
SSAIC offers individual and group counselling options to adult survivors of child sexual abuse, as well as counselling for family members and loved ones who want to support them in their healing.

As a child you may have tried to tell an adult and was met with resistance, or felt that there was no one you could trust. For these reasons and many others, the effects of sexual abuse can appear many years after the abuse has ended.

As an adult survivor, you have been living with these memories for a long time. Remember that there is no “normal” timeline for dealing with and recovering from this experience.

It is not uncommon to want to forget what happened and try to move on, but research shows that the sooner you can speak about your experience in a supportive environment, the faster and more complete your healing process will be.

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Envision: Fight Like a Girl

Mother and Daughter Self-Defense
                                                       
     
This series is target towards young girls from the ages of 12-17 along with their female caregivers. Starting in May Rooks Karate and Fitness in Estevan will be offering self defense training to give young women the confidence to react quickly in confrontational situations. 

The program is free to participate in but spaces are limited. 
Phone 306-637-4004 to register by April 30th, 2018. 


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Featured Member Agency: 

Partners Family Service
Partners Family Services


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PARTNERS Family Services is a non-profit family support center located in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, providing support to an area within a 100 km radius of Humboldt. Committed to nurturing positive choices that sustain safe and healthy individuals, families and communities through support, education and partnerships; our organization provides a friendly atmosphere for children, youth, adults, families or parents. They also offer supportive listening, resource material, education, various programs, support groups and referrals directed at a wide variety of family and relationship issues.

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Sexual Assault Initiatives in Saskatchewan

Sask. band makes waves with music video telling sexual assault survivors 'I Believe You'

   
                                         Rosie & the Riveters premiered their video for I Believe You on billboard.com last week.

 

Saskatoon-based singing trio Rosie & the Riveters is gaining international attention for a new song and video in support of the #Metoo movement. The song I Believe You was written by band members Alexis Normand, Allyson Reigh and Farideh Olsen.

"I think it just really speaks to the gravity of the situation and the importance of the message we're sending," said Reigh. "This message is so much bigger than our band and it's a message that we hope is healing for survivors and we hope that people who need to hear it are the ones who hear it especially."


"We're talking about sexual assault in the song but we're also talking about sexual harassment and people not understanding no means no," she said. "Someone asked me on a date and I very politely declined.

The members of Rosie & the Riveters are working hard to live up to their name. Rosie was not only a symbol that encouraged women to take up jobs outside the home while men were at war, during the second wave of feminism, she was a symbol for women who wanted to continue working despite the soldiers returning.

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               Helping survivors of sexual violence find their voice.

  
About the Program
If you are a survivor of sexual violence that took place in Saskatchewan you can receive 2 hours of free legal advice. The incident does not need to have been reported to the police. The program is available to individuals of any age or gender, regardless of income. It doesn’t matter how long ago the incident occurred
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Sexual Violence Includes but is not Limited to:
  • sexual contact without consent, including anything from touching to intercourse
  • sexual harassment, threats or intimidation of any kind, including sexual harassment in the workplace as well as criminal sexual harassment or non-consensual distribution of intimate images
  • sexual exploitation involving children or adults, including child pornography or human trafficking for a sexual purpose
Click Here to apply or to learn more.
Sexual Assault Initiatives in Canada
 
                               
    'We'll make sure we're heard': New Quebec feminist

coalition wants improved access to justice



With a provincial election coming up this fall, members of the Coalition féministe contre la violence envers les femmes want to meet with all the party leaders in order to rally them to their cause - ending violence against women.
 

A newly formed feminist coalition is promising to make Quebec's political parties prioritize the fight to end violence against women.

The Coalition féministe contre la violence envers les femmes, which brings together 15 women's groups, was launched Sunday, four days before International Women's Day.
 

"We will cross paths with the political parties on the campaign trial. We'll make sure we're heard," said Stéphanie Tremblay, spokesperson for an umbrella group that supports local centres that help female victims of sexual assault.

The coalition wants, among other things, improved access to the justice system and better administration of cases of domestic violence and sexual assault.


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                              Alberta gives $8.1M to support services for sexual                                                              assault survivors



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As more sexual assault survivors come forward seeking help, the Alberta government is putting $8.1 million towards expanding front-line support services, including a province-wide phone, text and chat line.

“These funds will have a tremendous impact on the lives of survivors,” said Debra Tomlinson, the chief executive director of the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS), which is receiving the money.


The money will be used for ongoing funding of front-line services, including expanding crisis response and greater use of specialized police and court support workers.

Sexual assault centres and law enforcement are reporting increased demand for counselling services, the province said, citing the #IBelieveYou campaign and international #MeToo movement, which is helping those who have been assaulted feel safe about reaching out for help.

The increase has also led to longer wait times to access help at sexual assault centres — in some instances, victims are left waiting as long as nine months.

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'It's time': Women hoping to make Halifax's bars safer




The Halifax-based Ladies Beer League wants to make the city's bars safer for women. On Thursday evening for International Women's Day, the group is hosting a fundraising event for the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre with the hopes of raising awareness about sexualized violence in the hospitality industry.

"We hope to create places for people to go to feel safe and be themselves, enjoy themselves, have drinks and just be who they want to be — and have a safe place to do so," said Emily Dexter with the Ladies Beer League.

Safe Bars started in Washington, D.C., after a series of sexual assaults in the area. The organization now travels around the United States to help bar staff learn how to stand up against sexual violence.

"Women have claimed the room to talk about it, so now we're talking about it and all sharing and looking out for each other. You can't ignore it. You can no longer ignore it," she said.

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Ontario Increasing Support for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Province Improving Services and Supports for Ottawa-area Survivors



 

Ontario is improving services and supports for Ottawa-area survivors of domestic and sexual violence as part of It's Never Okay: Ontario's Gender-Based Violence Strategy.

The comprehensive new strategy includes actions to address the root causes of violence with early intervention, help survivors recover and ensure the justice system is more responsive to the unique needs of victims and their families.

In addition, the province is developing new policing standards on sexual assault and domestic violence investigations. Working with justice and community partners, it is exploring innovative and alternative justice approaches to enhance the choices available to survivors of sexual violence. 

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Political staffers split on whether harassment legislation will work: survey


The Liberal government has proposed strict new rules to govern harassment in federal workplaces — including on Parliament Hill — but political staffers are split on whether the changes will make a difference.

“Legislation is one thing,” wrote one respondent to a recent survey of political staffers by The Canadian Press. “Hearts and minds is another.”

The Canadian Press distributed a questionnaire to those working in offices of MPs, senators and cabinet ministers in Ottawa, asking them to share their opinions and experiences with sexual assault and sexual harassment on Parliament Hill.


The non-representative results of the survey, which garnered 266 responses, don’t allow broad conclusions about the scale of the problem, since there’s no way to verify the size of the population. But they do illustrate the challenges faced by male and female staffers alike as they contend with a culture many say fosters the conditions for abuse.

Respondents were asked, among other things, to evaluate the likely effectiveness of proposed legislation aimed at giving workers and employers a clear course of action to better deal with allegations of bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct.


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In The News...
Saskatchewan
 

         Saskatoon man sent to prison for sexual assault Crown calls                                              'opportunistic'
      

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A former Saskatoon nightclub owner who was convicted of sexually assaulting a male friend after a night of drinking and hot-tubbing has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.

The Crown, which had sought a three-year sentence, described the crime as opportunistic and said Anderson assaulted the man after he had passed out. The defense asked for a term of 30 months or less and said letters of support show Anderson is a caring person who helps people in the community.

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Saskatoon police tout training for cops investigating sexual assault complaints

                                             
                           Saskatoon police responded to seven apparent drug overdoses on Saturday.

The Saskatoon Police Service is reporting on the substantial training its members have recently undergone to help them investigate allegations of sexual assault.

Saskatchewan's Police Act doesn't legally require such training, according to the service. But in a report headed to the Board of Police Commissioners on Thursday, the police service outlines "relevant and meaningful" training it has already received in recent months and could receive in the future.

The report comes five months after a former inspector with the service reported that out of 284 reported sexual assaults between 2011 and 2016, 173 were unfounded.

The Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre complained at the time that the "Founded" category needed more subcategories to better reflect the breadth of allegations


"We're really happy when all that blowback came, they've taken some really excellent, concrete steps in terms of training," said Megan Evans, a spokesperson for the centre, on Sunday.

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Sex assault allegations prompt calls for incoming U of S student president to step aside


The University of Saskatchewan’s outgoing student president and more than 100 other students are calling for his newly elected successor to step aside following allegations of sexual assault against the president-elect.

The outgoing president, David D’Eon, who posted his call for Coden Nikbakht to withdraw his name from the presidential race on Facebook as voting was underway Thursday, was on hand Friday as several students in the university’s Place Riel building demanded Nikbakht step down.

“I believe the allegations. I believe women. I understand that any legal consequences need to be decided in a court of law, but the position of President is not just a legal one, it’s built on social responsibility and leadership,” D’Eon wrote on Facebook. “In light of these allegations, I believe that the only socially responsible thing for Coden to do is withdraw his name from the race.”

 

No one representing the university spoke with CTV News on camera, but the school did issue a statement.“We are aware of the concerns that were brought forward following the USSU election yesterday. We take student concerns very seriously and we actively investigate any and all formal complaints that the university received,” the university stated. The campus did not confirm, however, if a formal complaint against Nikbakht was received. Neither did Saskatoon police.

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                   Former RCMP officer pleads guilty in Yorkton, Sask.                                                    courtroom to sex assaults


                         There was an outburst in a Yorkton courtroom after former RCMP officer Alan Davidson pleaded guilty to two sex assaults dating back nearly 30 years.

 

Police had to restrain a man after he burst into a Saskatchewan courtroom and demanded closure from a former RCMP officer accused of assaulting him and two other males when they were boys.The outburst happened Thursday in a Yorkton courtroom when Alan Davidsonpleaded guilty to two charges of sexual assault, while a third count was stayed.

The pleas ended a trial that had begun this week for Davidson, who was charged after three people reported to police in 2014 that they had been assaulted while they were living in or visiting Yorkton between 1987 and 1991.

The alleged victim of the third assault had become upset by the defence lawyer’s cross-examination and found it difficult to continue his testimony.

Court heard Davidson was in his 20s and coached hockey, basketball and baseball at the time of the offences and served as an auxiliary Mountie before later becoming an RCMP officer in Saskatchewan.

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                       Saskatoon man who sexually abused boy faces dangerous                                                   offender assessment
 

A Saskatoon man who pleaded guilty to child porn and sexual assault charges is facing a hearing that could lead to him being jailed indefinitely. Kenneth Bowman was in provincial court Tuesday for an assessment that could lead to him being declared a dangerous offender.

Cpl. Jared Clarke with the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit testified that Bowman was arrested in 2016 after chatting with an undercover police officer in Toronto on an online group dedicated to the sexual abuse of children.


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                                                    Canada            

         Calgary sexual assault centres in crisis following increase in                                                victims coming forward    

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The number of sexual abuse victims asking for support in the city is greater than ever before, according to Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA).

The executive director of CCASA said current counselling staff simply can’t keep up.“I would say the sexual assault centres in Alberta are in crisis,” Aubry said. The #MeToo movement has been growing with new allegations of inappropriate behaviour coming out daily. The increase in victims reporting is at least partially attributed to the movement—for both current and historical cases.

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      Canadian universities are failing students on sexual assault  
     
  
                                                                           

Chloe’s boyfriend hit her so hard she suffered a concussion, permanent hearing loss and, according to her psychologist, post-traumatic stress disorder. She says what Concordia University in Montreal did to her was worse.

Chloe, who asked that her real name not be used, was a first-year student at Concordia in September 2014 when her boyfriend, whom she’d been dating for a little over six months, punched her repeatedly in the head.

 

Her neighbours called the police; he was arrested and charged with assault. Chloe says the man, also a Concordia student, assaulted her twice more on campus: the first time choking her and the second hitting her in the buttocks so hard it left a bruise. After the second incident, he was arrested again and charged with violating court-imposed conditions restricting his ability to contact her.

“The truth is, Canada has very high frequencies of campus sexual violence,” says Geneviève Paquette, a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke. “We aren’t doing nearly enough to protect students.”

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      Female prison guards allege years of harassment, sexual abuse                                     
                                by male guards in $43.4M lawsuit


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A warning this story contains details of sexual harassment some readers may find disturbing.

Four female employees at the Edmonton Institution have launched a $43.4-million lawsuit against their union and employer alleging years of disturbing and damaging abuse. In large part, not by the male offenders at the maximum security federal prison – but by the men they worked alongside.

“Jessica,” as she is identified in the statement of claim filed in Edmonton court last week, began working for Correctional Service Canada (CSC) in 2007 with dreams of becoming a police officer.

By the end of her career in 2016, she stopped wearing her body armour, hoping an inmate would stab her to death to “end her ordeal.” Today, she is in hiding, “incapable of living her life,” fearing repercussions from her alleged abusers and CSC management.

For nearly a decade in between, court documents allege she faced sexual harassment daily, mainly from another guard identified as John Doe #1, and later on from his partner, John Doe #6. Doe #1 is identified in all four women’s allegations. He initially presented himself to Jessica, and others, as a protector figure.


“He could make me laugh so hard, then crush my ego at the next moment,” she’s quoted as saying. Neither Jessica, nor the other three women, nor their lawyer Jeffrey O’Brien would do an interview about these allegations.

“The union provided no support for her,” reads the statement of claim. “Her abusers all had prominent positions in the union, and for the most part still do.” Doe #1 was the union’s vice-president.

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Crown Prosecutor ‘astounded’ at judge’s remarks in workplace assault case

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Waitress Jill Coture feels the justice system let her down. The mother of three, along with two other colleagues, went to Waterloo Regional Police in December 2016 with allegations of sexual assault and assault against their boss, Criss Voulcaridis.

The case went to court in Oct. 2017 and in a plea deal, Voulcaridis pled guilty to three counts of simple assault. The three charges of sexual assault were withdrawn. Voulcaridis was given a conditional discharge, nine months of probation and ordered to pay a $300 victim service charge.

Voulcaridis also denied having ever touched his former employee’s breasts and buttocks, adding the flicking and touching he admitted to was of a non-sexual nature.

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Complaint filed against Alberta justice minister for comments on jailed
sex assault victim


Alberta Justice Minster Kathleen said she was shocked and angry when she learned of the case of Angela Cardinal, a Cree sexual assault victim who was incarcerated for the five days she testified against her attacker during a preliminary inquiry.
 
An Edmonton lawyer has filed a complaint against Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley, saying she made "inappropriate" comments last summer about a case in which a sexual assault victim was jailed.

Scott Horne submitted the complaint to the Law Society of Alberta on March 15. It states that Ganley breached the society's code of conduct when she commented last June on the case of Angela Cardinal. The Indigenous woman was jailed in 2015 while being called to testify against Lance Blanchard, a notorious sexual predator who attacked and sexually assaulted her.

Cardinal was ordered to spend five nights in the Edmonton Remand Centre while she testified due to concerns about her physical and mental state. She shared a van with Blanchard on the way to the courthouse on at least two occasions and was forced to testify in shackles.

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Inuit girls and women in Nunavik preyed upon by some workers from the south, police say

             
                     


Almost every day, police in Nunavik, the Inuit territory in Quebec's far north, prepares rape kits for victims who request them. The majority of the alleged aggressors are Inuit, says Michel Martin, the former chief of the Kativik regional police force. However, Martin says, a number are workers doing stints in the north who take advantage of vulnerable people in isolated communities.
 

Martin, who just ended his mandate as head of the Kativik police force, has participated in United Nations missions in the past.

He compares his experience in Nunavik now to what he witnessed on those international missions."We saw this sort of behaviour in international operations. People go to an isolated area for a short period of time," he said. "There are a lot of opportunities, less competition and they are in the presence of a vulnerable clientele, especially when they are offered alcohol or drugs." "It's a way of attracting and profiting off young women and men."


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International

Survivor of sexual assault at age 15 talks about her book and activism

                                                     
                   
                                                                                                                         

It was March 2014, the beginning of “Senior Salute” season at St. Paul’s School, a time when boys preparing for graduation competed in a rite of sexual conquest, using metaphors borrowed from animal predation to describe their pursuit of younger girls, whom they viewed as easy marks they could readily “slay.”


“Welcome to an eight-week exercise in debauchery, a probing exploration of the meaning of the word sleazebag,” one senior, Owen Labrie, wrote in an e-mail to his friend, Tucker. “Are there any gazelles left in this desolate savannah? Can sisters be slain in the same evening?”

Two months later, Chessy Prout, a 15-year-old freshman, accepted a flowery “Senior Salute” invitation from Labrie and, despite her trepidation and the warnings of her older sister, a senior, agreed to go out with him. On the night before his graduation, he took Prout to a secluded mechanical room, where he pulled her shorts down and sexually assaulted her.

Now, Prout has written a memoir about the emotional and legal ordeal that followed and her journey from nameless victim in a nationally watched criminal trial to outspoken advocate for young survivors of sexual assault.

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      In the #MeToo era, a lawyer asked an alleged rape victim about

                                          her ‘cat costume’      

                                                                                                                                                                                             
         This Sept. 9, 2016 photo shows Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn.


A Yale student was found not guilty on Wednesday of sexually assaulting another student at a Halloween party in 2015.

The verdict came in nearly three years later, in the post-#MeToo era, and on the eve of International Women’s Day – and some are questioning the defence lawyer’s tactics in the case.

During the cross-examination of the victim, Khan’s lawyers pressed her on things like her clothes – asking why she chose to wear a cat costume instead of more modest one like “Cinderella in a long, flowing gown,” the New York Times reports.

They also asked how much she drank at the party, and her text messages to Khan, claiming she was flirting, the paper reports.

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           Judge: 5 other accusers can testify at Bill Cosby's retrial

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A judge agreed Thursday to let five additional Bill Cosby accusers testify at his April 2 retrial for an alleged 2004 sexual assault, giving prosecutors a chance to portray the man once known as "America's Dad" as a serial predator who made a sadistic habit of drugging and molesting women.

Prosecutors, eager to expand the scope of the underlying he-said-she-said case, had pushed to let jurors hear from as many as 19 of the dozens of women who say Cosby assaulted them over a five-decade span.


Cosby's lawyers argued prosecutors are trying to bolster an otherwise weak case with "ancient allegations" that would confuse, distract and prejudice the jury against the 80-year-old comedian.

For prosecutors, having several accusers tell similar stories about Cosby would give them a chance to smooth over issues with Constand's credibility and insulate her from attacks from his lawyers, who've already indicated they're likely to paint her as a money-grubbing liar.


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    Police 'victim blame' Telford sex abuse victims as young as 11 with        internal memo telling officers 'in most cases the sex is consensual'

      

                                                           West Mercia Police Supt Tom Harding has 'significantly disputed' claims that 1,000-plus children and young women may have been groomed over four decades in the Shropshire town


Police have been accused of 'victim blaming' the children who were abused by grooming gangs in Telford. Officers investigating the Telford sex abuse scandal, in which some of the victims were just 11, were reportedly sent an internal message saying 'in most cases the sex is consensual'.

West Mercia Police has said that tackling child sexual exploitation remained its 'number one priority' for officers in Telford, whose approach had been 'subject to independent scrutiny' from the Home Office last year.

In Telford brutal sex gang targeted the innocent girls over a 40-year period in what may be Britain's 'worst ever' child abuse scandal.

Girls in the town of Telford in Shropshire were drugged, beaten and raped at the hands of the violent groom gang which was active since the 1980s.

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Resources

Forensic Nursing Experts Diana Faugno and Debra Holbrook



 
 
Ms. Faugno is a Founding Director of EVAWI, as well as a sexual assault forensic examiner at Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs, California. Ms. Holbrook is an Advisory Board member and the Director of Forensic Nursing at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. 

EVAWI maintains an extensive Resource Library to support criminal justice and community professionals looking to enhance their knowledge and understanding on issues surrounding sexual and domestic violence.

In the library, you can find detailed information on the medical forensic exam and forensic evidence, including the following resources:
  • Forensic Exams for the Sexual Assault Suspect
  • Timelines for Conducting a Forensic Examination: Can Biological Evidence be Collected 24, 48, 72, 96 hours following a sexual assault? 
  • Model Policy on Evidence Retention, Disposition, and/or Removal
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Issue 24: LGBTQ2S Youth Violence, and Homelessness
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Western Education Newsletter Issue 24 will discuss the following
  • Describe the violence experienced by LGBTQ2S youth and its links with homelessness
  • Discuss the impacts of violence and homelessness for LGBTQ2S youth
  • Share the voices of LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness through quotes from research conducted by Dr. Alex Abramovich
  • Share community supports and promising practices for ending LGBTQ2S youth homelessness and violence
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STOPS to Violence Newsletter
 


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End Abuse of People with Disabilities 
Monthly Newsletter

 
March 2018 - In This Issue:
  • Not on the Radar: An Epidemic of Sexual Assault of College Students with Disabilities
  • In the News
  • Webinar Training
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Training and Workshops
In Person Conferences

 

PATHS Conference Applying Evidence to Prevent Violence will be held May 28-29, 2018 at the Ramada Plaza Regina.  For information regarding the discounted rate for members and students call 306-522-3515.

Registration is now open! Click here to register.
 



Data Visulaization WorkShop
 

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June 19th, 2018
8:30-5:00pm
Park Town Hotel 
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Tickets Range from $150-$400
Lunch Included

The workshop will address principles of data visualization, report, and slideshow design that support legibility, comprehension, and retention of our data in the minds of our clients.

Together we will focus on how to make visual sense of data and distribute it in a way that readers will discuss, remember, and love, including dashboards, infographics, and simple interactive games.

Attendees will receive loads of handouts and materials exclusively available to workshop participants that will guide you through the tried-and-true process of developing visuals that teach, engage, and make you look like a rockstar.


For more information or to register, click here.             
 


Critical Incident Groups Debriefing 

Trish Harper, Trainer for CTRI
 
Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event. CIGD is one of several methods that may be utilized to lessen the likelihood of participants experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident. This group debriefing process provides a place for participants to talk and share experiences, and for the facilitator to teach and provide information about the impact of critical incidents. While participants of this workshop will learn how to facilitate a group debriefing, they will also learn how to discern when CIGD is appropriate for a group or when it might not be a suitable intervention.

Click Here to learn more or to register. 

 
 
Resolve Research Day

RESOLVE Research Day is taking place this October. Our theme this year is CIRCLES OF CARE: THE IMPACT OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) have come on board to co-host our event! Visit their website for more information about this wonderful organization at https://pathssk.org/

If you would like more information, please go to the RESOLVE Research Day 2018 Conference page at http://www2.uregina.ca/resolve/ResearchDay2018.html and click on the link CALL FOR POSTER EXHIBIT PROPOSALS.

 
 

Caring for Those Who Care

The Saskatchewan SPCA 2018 Conference

                        

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Saskatoon Sheraton Cavalier

Everyone Welcome!
  • Energizing presentations & workshops
  • Networking
  • CE credits
  • Great food:  breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks
Registration will open mid-April!
$150 (Register by August 31st & receive free parking)

Click Here to learn more!
Web Conferences

Prevention Town Hall: Advancing primary prevention of
sexual and domestic violence in the era of
#MeToo and #TimesUp




How are you advancing sexual and domestic violence prevention in the era of #MeToo, #TimesUp, and related movements? Join PreventConnect and guests from across the country in a national Prevention Town Hall to explore how current dialogue has impacted prevention work, opportunities to partner with new voices and sectors, and visions for inspiring people to move towards action.

OBJECTIVES:
  • Explore how the national dialogue around sexual harassment and assault has impacted prevention work 
  • Identify new voices and sectors to partner with to advance sexual and domestic violence prevention 
  • Engage in a candid discussion on moving people to action 
Click Here to Read More or to register! 
Food for Thought:
             
"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today. "
-  Will Rogers
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