Virtual Prevention Summit 2020
In 2020 the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence held their 6th Annual New York State Domestic Violence Prevention Summit exploring effective approaches to preventing intimate partner violence before it begins across the spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation.
Since we were unable to gather in person, this year we offered 6 summit workshops in a virtual format.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Prevention Educators & Advocates
- Youth Advocates
- Youth Community Activity Leaders
- Athletic Directors
- School Administrators
- School Counselors
- State Partners
Engaging and Mobilizing Men: A Review of the State of the Field, and Implications for Movement Making in NY, Part I
Thursday, November 12, 2020, from 2:00 – 3:15 PM
Presenter: Rus Funk, Rus Funk Consulting
This session will provide an overview of the state of the field report and will presented by Report Author, Rus Funk, who will provide an overview of the NAMEN “State of the Field Report” findings.
The North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN) is finalizing a “State of the Field” report of the engaging men movement in Canada and the US. This Report reviews the current status of efforts to engage and mobilize men to prevent gender-based violence. Some of what this report examined includes:
- What ages are engaging men efforts focused on
- What theoretical frames are most widely used
- Where are engaging men efforts based (community, campus, agency, etc)
- What populations of men are being focused on (athletes and coaches, men of faith, men as parents, students, fraternity men, men in unions, etc.)
- What themes are emerging in the efforts to engage men and boys
- What gaps currently exist.
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Roundtable Discussion: Engaging and Mobilizing Men Movement Making in NY Part II
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 1:00 -2:30 PM
Facilitator: Rus Funk, Rus Funk Consulting
Roundtable Participants: I Geena Cruz, CEO, Heels of Greatness; George Kilpatrick Jr. MPA
Project Coordinator-Men's Outreach, Vera House; Rowan Reyes;
James Young, Program Director, Queery.
Join us for a roundtable discussion featuring NYS based engaging men prevention advocates as we re-envision the New York Primary Prevention Plan. During this discussion we will be seeking feedback from panelists and participants to the North American state of the field report and discuss similarities and differences present in communities across New York. This will inform NYSCADV’s continuing work with NYSCASA and Seven Dancers Coalition to revise the engaging men strategies of the statewide prevention plan.
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Reflections on the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study: Prevention Perspectives
Monday, November 23, 2020, from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Presenter: Tim Hathaway, Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse New York
This session will provide a look at the Adverse Childhood Experiences study(ACEs) along with related enhancements on that core work all within the context of primary prevention efforts. Implications for special populations including men and boys will be discussed. The use of ACEs as a prevention strategy will be explored.
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Preventing and Responding to Adolescent Relationship Abuse: Making the Case for School Nurse Engagement
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Presenter: Lorien Castelle, Director of Prevention, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
This session will focus on strategies for engaging school nurses to support them to increase their capacity to promote primary prevention messaging from their school based health settings as well as to identify and respond to Adolescent Relationship Abuse (ARA.) ARA includes dating violence, sexual violence and reproductive and sexual coercion.
Topics include health interventions for adolescents in a public school health setting, identifying opportunities and methods for promoting prevention by educating adolescents about healthy relationship behaviors, pathways to invite and nurture partnerships with local domestic violence programs, how to support school nurses to engage parents, conversation starters, and more.
Special attention will be paid to adjusting traditional approaches to school engagement during COVID-19.
This material is appropriate for prevention educators.
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Starting Westchester County's First LGBTQ Youth Program in 1992, James has had a long commitment in exploring queer culture and its positive effects on the dominant heteronormative culture.
James is the recipient of the 2007 GLSEN Hudson Valley Leadership Award for his work with LGBTQ youth in both Rockland and Westchester Counties where he worked with numerous high schools and colleges on LGBTQ safety. He coordinated the Common Threads Youth Empowerment Retreat for several years in Rockland County where students and advisors as far as Rochester attended annually. He served on the planning committee at Pride Works, the annual conference held in Westchester County for high school students and their advisors.
Young also co-designed, facilitated and trained with PeaceWorks in Reading, PA, working with youth on various isms (i.e., sexism, racism, etc.) and learning more about intersectionality, power and inclusion.
As the faculty advisor for Rainbow Alliance at Monroe College, he assists students in raising funds for Ali Forney Center, an LGBTQ homeless shelter in NYC as well as builds community through campus activities.
Young is currently a volunteer and facilitator trainer at the Loft, the LGBTQ center in White Plains, faculty advisor for Rainbow Alliance at Monroe College in the Bronx campus, and serves on the Westchester County LGBTQ Advisory Board.
Young is excited to bring his talents and experience to Queery as he is eager to be part of the movement that brings about equality and celebration of diversity using critical thinking and questioning.