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.  Want to receive announcements and more from the NYC anti-violence community straight to your email inbox? Our bi-weekly Alliance Digest features current news, research, community events, local resources and more. Sign up now!

 

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Alliance Announcements

Recognizing and Responding to Retaliation on Campus: Ideas for Coordinated Collaborative Models
The NYC Alliance is very excited for our upcoming event, Recognizing and Responding to Retaliation on Campus: Ideas for Coordinated Collaborative Models, on January 14, 2019 at St. John’s University. Having recognized this as a complex issue that affects campuses in NYC, we are proud to facilitate this nuanced conversation and are thrilled at degree of interest we have received. While we are currently sold out, we are accepting folks on the waitlist. Please see our Eventbrite page for more information.

 

Submit Your Title IX Comment Here On November 29, 2018 the Department of Education published their proposed regulations to Title IX. The proposed rule is harmful to all students and survivors, and should not be put into effect. Click here to submit a comment detailing your concerns to have your voice heard by the January 28, 2019 deadline.

 

February SAFE Alliance Quarterly Meeting & Training
Join the NYC community of Medical Forensic Examiners to stay connected and strengthen your skills to advance in your profession. During this February 5th meeting, Jennifer Alves, NY-SAFE will present on best practices regarding capacity to consent and consent policy. With a membership fee of just $40, the NYC SAFE Alliance provides a forum for sexual assault forensic examiners to share information, expand skills, network, and connect. Click above to learn more about the NYC SAFE Alliance and register for the upcoming event.

 

SAFE Training Institute Courses:

January 2019 Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Training – 40 Hour Basic Course This comprehensive, 40-hour SAFE certification course trains medical professionals to provide competent, compassionate care to sexual assault victims. Upon completion, course participants will be able to use the Certificate of Completion in order to be certified as a SAFE with NYS Department of Health.

February 2019 Skills Lab Course
Skills Lab intends to help clinicians practice as SAFE examiners in New York State. In order to become a NYS Certified SAFE Examiner, healthcare providers must complete the NYS DOH didactic course as well as a supervised “preceptorship” experience. The February 2019 Skills Lab will be held on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019. Register here!

March 2019 Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Training – 40 Hour Basic Course This comprehensive, 40-hour SAFE certification course trains medical professionals to provide competent, compassionate care to sexual assault victims. Upon completion, course participants will be able to use the Certificate of Completion in order to be certified as a SAFE with NYS Department of Health.

 

The Alliance’s Monthly Podcast: Sex Talk Happy Hour Welcome to Sex Talk Happy Hour, a podcast hosted by the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault. We hope you’ll subscribe and join us as we talk with amazing and brilliant people to talk about sex, sexuality, consent, violence, gender, gender norms, so on and so forth. Subscribe, and follow us on Instagram (@NYCAlliance) and/or on Twitter (@NYCAASA) and let us know what you want to hear about. Use our hashtag, #SexTalkHappyHour. Click the link above to be brought directly to the podcast’s iTunes page.

New episode: Not Your High School Sex Ed Only 24 states in the United States mandate some form of sex education. And even then, it’s difficult to tell how many states have comprehensive sex education models.   In this episode, we speak to licensed sex educators Lisa (Babeland) and Andy (Good Vibrations) who shed some light onto the topic of what a comprehensive sex education should include and why.   As always, we also have our “Let’s Talk Sex!”, featuring Eric. If you want to be featured on “Let’s Talk Sex!” please email Jeenie at jyoon@svfreenyc.org. This episode was produced and edited by Jeenie Yoon.

 

Yoga Series Designed Specifically for Survivors of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Join Exhale to Inhale and the Alliance for a one hour long yoga class series. Students will be invited to connect their mind and body through breath and movement. Classes will include breathing exercises, yoga poses and guided relaxation. We are currently still recruiting participants so please contact Ashleigh Andersen at aandersen@svfreenyc.org or 212-229-0345 ext. 302 if you are interested in participating! The upcoming group will be held at the Alliance offices.  

Events

Seeking Volunteer Rape Crisis Advocates (Staten Island)  —  Safe Horizon Volunteers attend a 40-hour comprehensive training at Safe Horizon office in Staten Island. Upon completion, volunteers become advocates who respond to local hospital emergency departments when a rape or sexual assault has occurred.

 

TRANSFORM: A Group for Accountability and Healing  —  The NYC Anti-Violence Project This is a trauma-informed 15 week group where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community members can examine their own behavior in relation to harm they have caused through sexual violence. This group is for people who have caused harm in and out of relationships, and who want to change their behavior.

Job Opportunities

Supervising Attorney  —  NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault

 

Staff Attorney  —  NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault

 

Bronx Advocacy Specialist 2  —  NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

 

Executive Director  —  The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence

 

Bilingual Clinician  —  New York City Anti-Violence Project

 

For Survivors, Advocates and Allies

Storytelling Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault  — Bellevue Hospital Center In this group, survivors of sexual assault come together to create a safe space, share their stories, support and learn from one another. Beginning in early February 2019 with a duration of approximately 15 weeks, the group will meet on Mondays from 6:30PM – 8:00PM.

 

Boys Trauma Group  —  The New York Center for Children The New York Center for Children is a non-for-profit, child-friendly center, providing free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to victims of child abuse and their families. We are excited to be accepting referrals for our group for boys (ages 7-8) who have experienced trauma. We are hoping to begin this group in early December.

 

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.