Announcements

Below you will find a rotating list of community announcements from our partners and colleagues in the field, ranging from local events and fundraisers to job and volunteer opportunities.

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Alliance Announcements

This Saturday, the Alliance’s Youth Educator Program will be co-hosting a webinar with Apex For Youth during their second-annual Apex Youth Conference: “InterASIANality: Celebrating and Elevating our Community.” Click above to learn more and register.

 

Policy Intern
We are seeking a talented, dedicated graduate student intern who can work on policy and advocacy components of our work. Start date will be September and we’re looking for a candidate who can dedicate 12-16 hours per week.

 

This group setting will allow survivors of sexual violence to come together to connect with each other and share their experiences of trauma with less shame and more honesty. Through compassionate listening, acceptable, and understanding, the group will be invited to challenge feelings of isolation and work towards responding to trauma manifestations by gaining more knowledge, practicing awareness, cultivating trust, and supporting each other’s healing processes with presence and care.

First session begins 6/15 so please view the full announcement above for further information and registration.

 

Memorandum of Support: Adult Survivors Act

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, an umbrella organization for New York City-based rape crisis centers, strongly supports the Adult Survivors Act (A.648/S.66) which would create a one-year window to allow adult sexual assault survivors with time–barred claims to file a civil lawsuit against their abuser and, where applicable, the institution that failed to stop the abuse. Click the link above to read our full statement.

 

Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Clinical Skills Training
This one-day, virtual course is designed to complement the 40-Hour Pediatric SANE Course and allow examiners to practice their skills in the areas of evidence collection, interviewing techniques, and more for pediatric survivors of sexual assault under the supervision of an experienced forensic nurse. Open to examiners who have completed the 40-Hour introductory Peds course.

 

Meet our Youth Educators!

The Alliance’s Youth Educator Program officially launched this month! The Youth Educator Program is a youth leadership and professional development program designed for Project Dream Own Tell (DOT) alumni. Throughout their time as Youth Educators, they will be trained in one of three tracks: Project DOT Facilitation; Youth Voices; and Adult Engagement. Through experiential learning, Youth Educators will develop skills in facilitation, community engagement, program implementation, and storytelling to better engage their communities in sexual violence prevention. Click above to read short bios of our six new Youth Educators!

 

The ‘Enough is Enough’ Onboarding Webinars project was initiated by the Training and Technical Assistance teams at The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault and The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault. We felt that it would be helpful to create a series of trainings that provide an overview of ‘Enough is Enough’ programming. When a staff member joins a new ‘Enough is Enough’ program, the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinators provide trainings to help orient them to the landscape of the ‘Enough is Enough’ grant and supervisors often ask for refreshers, so we felt it was important to host the ‘Enough is Enough’: Onboarding Training Series here where providers can access the content as needed. We invite you to refer to it as needed.

 

Post-Election Day Community Care Resource List

Our Social Media/Communications Manager Niki Cruz has compiled a list of helpful resources to aid us all in processing the outcome of the election and what it will mean for our work ahead. Be sure to keep tabs on our social media accounts where Niki will be posting additional resources throughout the week.

 

11th Annual Virtual Celebration of Excellence – Full Video Included!
The NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault held our 11th Annual Celebration of Excellence virtually on October 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Thank you to all who could join us for this virtual event where we honored your colleagues who have done exemplary advocacy work on behalf of survivors of sexual assault! The Annual Celebration of Excellence brings together the sexual assault community to honor and commemorate the winners of the Lydia Martinez Multidisciplinary Collaboration Awards. Thank you for helping us celebrate these extraordinary professionals and their stories of serving survivors of sexual assault. Please check out the link above to watch a video of the entire live event!

 

On May 6th, the U.S. Department of Education released its final rule mandating how
schools and higher education institutions address sexual violence under Title IX. If allowed to take effect, this rule will make schools more dangerous for all students and will make it easier for institutions to avoid responsibility for responding to sexual assault and harassment. In the midst of a global pandemic, the Department of Education has given schools just 100 days to adapt their policies, at a time when vulnerable populations are at greater risk and schools already need to adapt in order to meet this moment. Please click here to read the Alliance’s full statement on the adoption of this Title IX rule.

 

Announcing the Alliance Legal Services Program – Now Accepting Clients

We are thrilled to announce that the Alliance Legal Services Program (ALSP) is now accepting clients. ALSP works to address the critical legal needs of survivors of sexual assault by providing in-house legal consultations, representation, and referrals in issues that may arise in the aftermath of trauma. Find out more about our services and eligibility criteria here and please reach out to us with any questions at 212-229-0345 Ext. 326 or Legalsupport@svfreenyc.org.

 

Webinar Audio: Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse

Listen to the audio of a training to recognize, respond and prevent childhood sexual abuse, and work with survivors. Presenter Ireen Ninonuevo, LCSW, specializes in the trauma treatment and prevention of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.

Events

Come join in this special event on June 20th that’s focused on making you feel good. In this past year we – as a community – have been holding onto a lot; the weight from a heavy year and traumatic old systems that no longer serve us.

 

Podcast – Hope, Prevention, and the Power of Young People: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2021  —  PreventConnect
In this podcast, PreventConnect talks with Arlene Vassell of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Angela Lee of love is respect about the power of youth to prevent teen dating violence and the role of mainstream agencies and organizations to support youth, teens, and young adults.

 

Advocate Training Announcement  —  New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
The Victim Intervention Program’s advocates assist survivors of sexual assault, family and intimate partner violence in the emergency department of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Volunteers must complete a 40 hour training program. Interested in learning more? View the full information by clicking the above link.

For Survivors and Allies

This group setting will allow survivors of sexual violence to come together to connect with each other and share their experiences of trauma with less shame and more honesty. Through compassionate listening, acceptable, and understanding, the group will be invited to challenge feelings of isolation and work towards responding to trauma manifestations by gaining more knowledge, practicing awareness, cultivating trust, and supporting each other’s healing processes with presence and care.

First session begins 6/15 so please view the full announcement for further information and registration.

 

Talking Circle and Self-Care Space  —  NYSCASA

Staff from Seven Dancers Coalition will facilitate a self-care space on June 17, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm to support self-identified victims and survivors. This offering is part of our Ending Violence Without Violence Virtual Training Series. Learn more at endviolence2020.com.

 

Sister Circle: For Female Survivors Over Age 18  —  Black Women’s Blueprint

Speak your truth. We will listen. Sister Circle is a free healing/counseling group for female survivors over the age of 18.

Job Opportunities

Director Of Development  —  CONNECT

Director of Children’s Services  —  Steps to End Family Violence