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Prevention Summit 2022

Prevention Summit 2022

Join NYSCADV and NYSCASA for the 8th Annual Prevention Summit as we explore effective approaches to preventing intimate partner violence before it begins.

Workshops and sessions will be offered virtually.

Learn about innovative community-based prevention strategies that are underway at the local, state and national level.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Prevention Educators & Advocates
  • Youth Advocates
  • Coaches
  • Youth Community Activity Leaders
  • Athletic Directors
  • School Administrators
  • School Counselors
  • Parents
  • State Partners
  • Funders

Cost: Free

Agenda

9:30 - 9:40 AM: Welcome, Lorien Castelle, NYSCADV and Sarah Podber, MSW NYSCASA 

9:40 - 11:00 AM: Actualizing Racial Equity in Prevention Work, Arlene Vassell, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)

This moment. COVID-19. Racial Injustice. The public health pandemics that call upon us to reexamine policies and practices that reinforce racism and patriarchy and consider how we boldly pivot “our” prevention work moving forward. Years of colonization, slavery, and other forms of structural racism in the United States included violence against women and girls of color that make gender-based violence and racism intrinsically linked. 

Racial justice is our work. Dismantling anti-Blackness where it shows up in our personal and professional spaces is a specific and integral part of racial justice work. We must be the work, not just do the work. We all have a role to play in creating safe and thriving communities for all.

At it’s core, our prevention work is about fostering thriving individuals, families and communities, which makes addressing the impact of these public health pandemics imperative during this challenging and uncertain time. How do we support survivors and advocates, create brave spaces and thriving communities, and dismantle biased systems? This moment in time calls upon us to purposefully restore humanity for all. When we work together, care for ourselves and each other, and stay connected to the core values that guide us, social transformation is possible.

We know that our collective liberation is intricately connected to each other, and we must work together to create the world we would like to see.

The presenter will share promising practices, strategies, tools, and resources that we as preventionists and movement leaders can use to center, uplift and support Black and Brown survivors, advocates and communities.

11:00 - 11:15 AM: Break

11:15 - 12:45 PM: Concurrent Workshops

  1. Actualizing Racial Equity- Workshop continuing plenary’s theme and focusing on NRCDV’s Journey, Jacqueline Miller NRCDV
    Understanding the intersections of racism and gender-based violence means considering both the adverse effects of systemic and individual racism. For the past six years, NRCDV’s Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) has been committed to racial justice as an integral and essential part of our work. The Racial Justice Initiative has helped NRCDV understand that to truly end domestic violence, we must address all of the systems that generate and sustain it and that working in solidarity across issues of justice is the only way to bring about meaningful social change. This presentation will share learnings from NRCDV’s journey to becoming an antiracist organization. It will provide participants with tools to engage in meaningful conversations about race and strategies to develop and implement programming that focuses on equity versus equality and relational versus transactional.
    Takeaways:
    - A clear understanding of key concepts such as racial justice, equity, anti-oppression work and structural racism;
    - Learn about strategies and promising practices for advancing racial equity in their work;
    - Learn to facilitate meaningful conversations about race;
    - Identify opportunities and next steps for applying concepts and strategies to advance racial justice work.

  2.  Engaging Men- Rus Funk, Rus Funk Consulting; Maggie Fronk, Wellspring

12:45 - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 - 1:50 PM: State of the State of Prevention Panel Presentation,

Featuring panelists from the following New York State Agencies: the Department of Health, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Children & Family Services, and Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

1:50 - 3:05 PM: Concurrent Workshops

  1. Snapshots from Student Activists across the State Panel Discussion

    • Aarna Dixit (she/her)
      New York University '25 |Global Liberal Studies, Social & Cultural Analysis 
      Student Senator | Women and Mental Health
      Research Assistant | Empower Lab 
      Podcast Assistant | Good Sex @ NYU

    • Jessica J. Mencia, MSW
      University at Buffalo School of Social Work
      Certified Abortion Companion/Doula
      Schomburg Fellow
      Graduate Assistant
      Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Unit Intern
      *Pronouns: she, her, ella

    • Danielle Elleman
      Associate Director of Sexual and Relationship Respect Services at NYU's Counseling and Wellness Services through the Student Health Center

      Hear from college students as they discuss their leadership and activism around sexual assault and dating violence prevention on their campuses.  NYSCASA will also share information about their Student Activist Network Against Sexual Assault and campus-level efforts that members are engaged in around the state.  Panelists will share, not only their own activities, but various practices that campus health centers, administration and staff as well as local domestic violence and rape crisis programs can implement to serve the needs of college students who have been victimized as well as best practices for prevention.

  2. Mentors in Violence Prevention Program Overview, Michael Fonda, M.A., Prevention Educator for St. Peters Health Partner’s Crime Victims Assistance Program

    Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) was the original "Bystander" program designed to engage male collegiate and professional athletes to use their status  to prevent violence against women. This program was developed at the Center for the Study of Sport In Society (CSSS) at Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts. Today's workshop will provide an overview of the MVP program, its evolvement, as well as numerous other populations and settings it has been utilized in. This workshop will also  provide a description of one  the lesser known programs also developed at the CSSS called Project Teamwork (PTW). PTW  is a diversity appreciation and conflict mediation program.Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) was the original "Bystander" program designed to engage male collegiate and professional athletes to use their status  to prevent violence against women. This program was developed at the Center for the Study of Sport In Society (CSSS) at Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts. Today's workshop will provide an overview of the MVP program, its evolvement, as well as numerous other populations and settings it has been utilized in. This workshop will also  provide a description of one  the lesser known programs also developed at the CSSS called Project Teamwork (PTW). PTW  is a diversity appreciation and conflict mediation program.

3:05 - 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 - 3:30 PM: Advancing Equity, Violence Prevention & Reproductive Freedom, David Lee, ValorUS

Join David S. Lee, MPH, Deputy Director at ValorUS®, as he dives into conversation exploring how violence prevention impacts the larger movements to advance equity and achieve reproductive freedom. With the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, it is critical for us to understand the role we play as prevention advocates and the tangible next steps we can take to achieve reproductive justice.

3:30 - 3:45 PM: Engaging Men through a Racial Justice Lens, George Kilpatrick, Vera House

3:45 - 4:00 PM: Closeout, Lorien Castelle, NYSCADV and Sarah Podber, MSW NYSCASA 

 

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