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GNO Community Connections Resource Fair
Aug
23
12:00 PM12:00

GNO Community Connections Resource Fair

  • 210 State Street New Orleans, LA, 70118 United States (map)
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The New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center, Children’s Hospital New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, is hosting a community resource fair. This fair will be open to any community members, service providers, or other individuals who would like to learn more about social services available in the Greater New Orleans community.

This fair will include information about social service organizations, free and low cost medical services, housing entities, youth programs, and more! Folks of all different ages are welcome to attend.

To register your organization, fill out this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8qBINALgmvQMOMb7t7CilhfZOZqPxjldNk-xTGrPdtsHjYw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Priority will be given to low cost or free services available to community members. Space is limited for tabling. For information, please contact the GNOHTTF.

Event Title: Community Connections Resource Fair

Date: Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Time: 12:00-6:00pm

Location: Children's Hospital New Orleans Auditorium 210 State Street, New Orleans LA

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LCADV, NOFJC: Healing and Accountability Summit
Jun
21
8:30 AM08:30

LCADV, NOFJC: Healing and Accountability Summit

The Healing and Accountability Summit will be a free, full day gathering to learn about various intervention and accountability models for those who commit domestic violence, as well as discussions of community and systems-level accountability. Drawing on varied approaches nationwide, the summit will give those in New Orleans an opportunity to reflect on our current paradigm of intervention and how we could shift our approaches to create more safety and healing. It will be a chance to deepen our understanding of effective, survivor-centered intervention and how we measure ‘success’ in transforming the massive social and public health problem of domestic violence.

 

Event: Healing & Accountability Summit

Date: June 21st, 8:30-4:30

Location: 701 Loyola 3rd & 4th floors

Hosts/Sponsors: LCADV, NOFJC

CEUs available

Confirmed speakers

Ulester Douglas, Men Stopping Violence, Atlanta

In addition to his work as Executive Director of Men Stopping Violence, Ulester is a licensed psychotherapist with extensive training in working with individuals, families and communities impacted by violence. Ulester obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and recently completed his third year as an adjunct professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Ulester was honored by Lifetime Television for Women and the National Network to End Domestic Violence in 2003, and in 2012 by The Ford Motor Company, for his work to end violence against women.

Lisa Nitsch, House of Ruth, Maryland

Lisa serves as Director of Clinical Services & Education at House of Ruth Maryland. Lisa is responsible for oversight of adult therapeutic services, children’s therapy, residential childcare, intervention programs for perpetrators of intimate partner violence, and the agency’s Training Institute.

Lisa consulted on federal legislation regarding responsible fatherhood programs and domestic violence at the invitation of the White House in 2010. She served as the Vice President of the national organization, Women in Fatherhood, for over six years and as Chair of Maryland’s Abuse Intervention Collaborative for ten years. She currently serves on the Governor’s Family Violence Council and Baltimore City’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Dr. Rhea Almeida, Institute for Family Services, New Jersey

Rhea V. Almeida, Ph.D, is a family therapist, trainer and educator. She is the author of numerous journal articles and three books: Expansions of Feminist Theory Through DiversityTransformations in Gender and Race: Family and Developmental Perspectives and co-author of Transformative Family Therapy: Just Families in a Just Society. She is the founder of the Institute for Family Services. Her 4th book was recently released, in April 2019.

Dr. Willie Tolliver, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, The City University of New York

Willie Tolliver is Associate Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the Doctoral Social Welfare Faculty of the Graduate School & University Center of The City University of New York. He has a range of experience in research, administration, and direct services. Dr. Tolliver has published extensively, presented and participated in various panels on challenging inequities, racism, poverty, etc. Dr. Tolliver was the recipient of the Hunter College Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018. In July and August of 2018, Dr. Tolliver returned to his North Florida roots where he served as a consultant on the successful re-election campaign for Democratic Congressman Alfred Lawson.

Albery Abreu, MSW, Family Wellness Program, NYC

Albery is program coordinator and therapist for the Family Wellness Program of the Children’s Aid. With a special interest in working with teenagers, Mr. Abreu is also a prevention educator for Freedom Institute’s Hallways program, an NYC- based prevention program tailored to the specific challenges faced by independent school communities.

Mr. Abreu has also worked as a facilitator for Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families Teen Accountability and Relationship Abuse Prevention Program educating teenagers on healthy relationships and helping inspire them create their own positive definitions of masculinity, manhood, and strength. Additionally, he has been a peer educator and trainer with STEPS Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP), which partners with nine New York City high schools to provide outreach, education, and counseling on abusive relationships for students.

 

Local speakers

Noble Barkley, PLPC, Family Services of Greater New Orleans

Noble Barkley is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor at Family Service of Greater New Orleans, a non-profit organization that has been serving Orleans and Jefferson parish for over 100 years. Mr. Barkley primarily provides services through the Psychoeducation Department, which encompasses the Domestic Violence Intervention and Anger Management Program as well as the NOLA Dads and the Healthy Relationships Program. Mr. Barkley is responsible for providing evidenced based and culturally competent counseling in both individual and group settings for these programs within the facility as well as in the community.

Allen Powell, LCSW-BACS, No Abuse Coalition

Allen is a graduate of Divine Word College where he studied Sociology, theology and philosophy. He received his MSW from Tulane University in 1982 and he obtained his license in 1985.

He became a part of the No Abuse Coalition doing DV groups for men shortly before becoming an incorporator of its Limited Liability Corporation in 1995. He has facilitated men’s DV groups since 1996 until present. He has volunteered with NASW as the chair of the New Orleans branch on the state board and received the Dorothy Schenthal Leadership Award while doing so. He has been a recipient of the Millie Charles Founder’s Award of NOABSW.

Allen is one of the 10 founders of NABSW Afrikan Jegna Collective working toward development and healing of Black men. He is an active member of the pastoral council of St. Augustine Catholic Church.  He is also an advocate with the All Together in Dignity 4th World Movement. 

Where?

701 Loyola Ave.

Third and Fourth Floors

New Orleans Family Justice Center 

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Healing and Accountability Summit is FREE. Although there is no cost, please register so that we have the appropriate amount of materials. Coffee and lunch will be provided. 6 CEUs will be offered for social workers for The Healing and Accountability Summit for a fee of $40. Donations to the NOFJC welcome. Payments can be made on the day of the summit by cash or card.

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LCADV/NOFJC: Duluth Batterer Intervention Training
Jun
18
to Jun 21

LCADV/NOFJC: Duluth Batterer Intervention Training

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The New Orleans Family Justice Center are inviting you to our 2019 Statewide Batterer Intervention Training and Healing and Accountability Summit June 18-21, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. This training is intended for anyone working with families affected by domestic violence and we are extending this invitation to all professionals in attempt to expand of state’s capacity for Batterer Intervention work.

 Why do we recommend obtaining training in Duluth’s Domestic Abuse Intervention Program? Certified batterer intervention programs distinguish themselves from more generic forms of treatment by their emphasis on abuser accountability as well as victim safety. The Duluth model also focuses on larger community and statewide responses to domestic violence. Batterer intervention programs are considered by many to be an important part of a comprehensive approach to domestic violence, and some courts order offenders to attend these programs while on probation for a domestic violence offense. Beyond this, batterer intervention programs also appear to help significant numbers of abusers to change their behavior, and to have more positive relationships with their partners and children.
 
The goal of intervention programs is to teach abusive partners to develop empathy for their victims, identify and self-monitor negative thoughts, and to identify and interrupt the negative self-talk that often precedes incidences of violence, in order to prevent further abuse. The programs also aim to teach gender equality in relationships and typically teach participants to identify various forms of abuse, recognize and detail the type of abuse they have engaged in, take responsibility for the abuse, and find alternatives to violence, often helping participants learn to develop a non-abusive response to behavior that they might ordinarily respond to in an abusive manner. Despite this, batterer intervention programs are still underutilized, particularly by the larger human service and medical communities, who tend to view these programs as mere extensions of the criminal justice system.
 
The first 3 days of our statewide summit will be a comprehensive Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) training Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, presented by Duluth presenter, Mr. Ty Schroyer. The BIP portion of the training is perfect for anyone who:

  • Is interested in working with men who batter

  • Has the ability to be an educator

  • Has an openness to be self-reflective regarding one’s own struggle with privilege

  • Is looking to sharpen their facilitation skills and deepen their insight

  • Wants to start a batterer intervention program

  • Wants to become a certified Duluth men’s non-violence group facilitator 

(We strongly encourage anyone who is using early versions of the curriculum or parts or adaptations of more-recent versions to join us. Learning about the curriculum in this context should both deepen your understanding of the curriculum and how best to use it in a social change framework.)
 
The topics that will be covered include: theories that guide Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, facilitating structured, interactive classes, establishing and maintaining dialogue while avoiding collusion, using control logs, equality logs, exercises including role-plays and video vignettes, helping men identify and change beliefs that support violence, and learning how a Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter program fits within a Duluth Model interagency coordinated community response.
 
Following the 3 day Duluth training, the Healing and Accountability Summit will be a 1-day community-wide gathering to discuss various intervention and accountability models for those who commit domestic violence and/or sexual assault, as well as discussions of ‘systems accountability.’ Drawing on varied approaches from experts nationwide, the summit will give those in New Orleans an opportunity to reflect on our current systems and how could we improve/shift our approaches. It will be a chance to deepen our understanding of effective intervention and how we measure ‘success’ in intervening on violence.
 
Cost: The cost of attendance for the Duluth’s training for LCADV tier 1,2, and 3 members is only $100/person and $225/person for non-members. The Summit on day 4 will be FREE to attend! Registration for both is now open and the registration deadline is June 11, 2019 at 4pm.

Continuing Education: 17 CEUs are being offered for social workers upon completion of the batterer intervention training (Days 1-3). 6 CEUs will be offered for social workers for The Healing and Accountability Summit for a fee of $40. Payments should be made on the day of the summit by cash or card. 
Accommodations: Also, a room block has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113, for June 17-20th. It is only 1 block away from the training/summit which will be held at the New Orleans Family Justice Center. The group rates are $149 for king bed rooms and $174 for double beds. To reserve a room, please use the link below. Please do so soon because, the block is filling up quickly and the cutoff date to book is 05/28/19. https://book.passkey.com/go/duluthjune2019

Registration: http://lcadv.org/2019biptraining/
Batterer Intervention Training: http://lcadv.org/2019-statewide-batterers-intervention-training-form-page/

Healing and Accountability Summit: http://lcadv.org/2019-healing-accountability-summit-form-page/

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force. 

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Apr
24
12:01 AM00:01

National Denim Day

On April 24, 2019, millions of people across the world will wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence.

For the past 20 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. In this sexual violence prevention and education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.

Engage in Denim Day with local organizations such as New Orleans Family Justice Center, LAFASA, and STAR!

Post your denim photos online with #AskMeWhyImWearingDenim and #DenimDay2019.

NOTE: This event is not organized by the GNOHTTF. Please reach out to the above mentioned organizations for more information.

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Louisiana Denim Day
Apr
10
12:01 AM00:01

Louisiana Denim Day

DENIM DAY LOUISIANA IS APRIL 10, 2019

MAKE A SOCIAL STATEMENT WITH YOUR FASHION STATEMENT: SUPPORT SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT BY WEARING JEANS ON APRIL 10.

Since 1999, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol against destructive attitudes surrounding sexual assault that blame victims for the assaults perpetrated against them. The Denim Day campaign was originally triggered by a ruling in the Italian Supreme Court, where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped the rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Denim Day always takes place in April, which is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

Engage in Denim Day with local organizations such as New Orleans Family Justice Center, LAFASA, and STAR!

Post your denim photos online with #AskMeWhyImWearingDenim and #DenimDay2019.

NOTE: This event is not organized by the GNOHTTF. Please reach out to the above mentioned organizations for more information.

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Tip Out Day
Apr
7
12:00 AM00:00

Tip Out Day

TIP OUT DAY is an annual day of charitable giving from bars, restaurants, and nightlife businesses. Bartenders, servers, and other tipped employees join together to donate all or a portion of their tips to local sexual violence awareness, response, and prevention organizations.

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Human Trafficking 101 Training
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Human Trafficking 101 Training

The LSU Tigers Against Trafficking are hosting the GNOHTTF to provide a Human Trafficking 101 training. This training will identify common misconceptions, provide an overview of trafficking vulnerabilities, and equip attendees with tools to identify potential trafficking situations. This training is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, March 23rd from 2-4pm

Where: Barnes & Noble Event Room, Union Castillion Room 304, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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Delgado Community College Human Trafficking Symposium
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Delgado Community College Human Trafficking Symposium

The Delgado Community College will be hosting a Human trafficking Symposium and expert panel on human trafficking. The panel discussion is open to the public, students and faculty. Anti-trafficking agencies will be tabling and sharing information throughout the symposium.

WHERE: City Park Campus Building 1 - Timothy K. Baker Theatre 615 City Park Avenue New Orleans, LA 70119

WHEN: March 25th, 10:00am- 12:00pm

LEARN MORE: www.dcc.edu

PLEASE NOTE: This event is neither sponsored by nor endorsed by the GNOHTTF. The Task Force is not responsible for the content of this event.

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Human Trafficking 101 Training
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Human Trafficking 101 Training

The LSU Tigers Against Trafficking are hosting the GNOHTTF to provide a Human Trafficking 101 training. This training will identify common misconceptions, provide an overview of trafficking vulnerabilities, and equip attendees with tools to identify potential trafficking situations. This training is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, March 23rd from 2-4pm

Where: Barnes & Noble Event Room, Union Castillion Room 304, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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DHS Blue Campaign: Facebook Live- "What Happens When You Report Trafficking"
Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

DHS Blue Campaign: Facebook Live- "What Happens When You Report Trafficking"

On February 27th at 1PM EST, a member of the GNOHTTF’s law enforcement partners will be participating in a a Facebook Live about what happens when someone reports human trafficking, hosted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign, a human trafficking awareness and education program. Polaris and Homeland Security Investigations will also be joining for the event. We encourage you to tune in to Blue Campaign’s Facebook page to watch Mary Ann Doffeny, Program Manager, with Homeland Security Investigations speak about:

  • What to expect when calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline

  • how tips are investigated through federal law enforcement

  • how victims are supported in the process.

 The panel will be answering questions from the viewers live during the broadcast. More event information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2WZ85Yw We hope you can join!

NOTE: This event is neither hosted by nor endorsed by the GNOHTTF. The GNOHTTF is not responsible for the content or coordination of this event.

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Community Event: FREE NOLA Screening of Priceless
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Community Event: FREE NOLA Screening of Priceless

Join FREE NOLA for refreshments and a screening of "Priceless". Age 16 and up only please, due to difficult content. To RSVP, please email georgiana@lakeviewchristiancenter.com 

About Priceless: Desperately in need of money and in hopes of regaining custody of his daughter, James (Joel Smallbone) embarks on a cross country delivery for cash -- no questions asked. When he discovers that he is delivering two young women, the questions in his mind begin haunting him mercilessly. When James finds himself falling for one of the women, he becomes an unlikely hero and must fight to save the innocence and lives of both of the ladies.

NOTE: This is a community member event, and not an event sponsored by the Task Force. We are not responsible for the content of this event, and it does not necessarily represent the views of the Task Force, the Dept. of Justice, etc. 

 

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