Join car enthusiasts on May 19 to help raise awareness about prevention of violence against women. This event at the Schwan’s Center Northwest parking lot will offer something for everyone and provides an opportunity to support local advocacy efforts around interpersonal violence. Bumper and bikes poster
What started as a project to document the struggles of an ex-convict and stigma suffered in society, took a very different turn: http://lightbox.time.com/2013/02/27/photographer-as-witness-a-portrait-of-domestic-violence/#1
The Anoka County Child Abuse Prevention Council is offering their annual workshops on Tuesday, April 9. This year the speaker is Dr. Michele Knox, a therapist, educator and researcher. Click below for information on the afternoon workshop for professionals (registration required) and the evening workshop for the community (no registration required.)
”A happy childhood lasts a lifetime.”
Join others and get moving to promote awareness about prevention of sexual violence at the 5th annual Zumbathon in Anoka County!! Zumbathon Silent no More Flayer
The Adverse Childhood Effects studies (ACEs) have prompted new ways to look at how we work with people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, including abuse and neglect, in their life. The Child Abuse Prevention Council is hosting a workshop on November 20th to educate our professional community on the findings of this study and how it might impact working with children and families. Registration is required and space is limited.
Hotels that offer “adult entertainment” are getting some unwelcome attention. Read the following letter and, when you schedule your family stay at a hotel, consider asking them if they have adult television channels. If they do, explain that you can’t make your reservation for your family at a hotel that offers pornography.
Pornography, Respect, and Responsibility: A Letter to the Hotel Industry
By Robert George and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
The Witherspoon Institute http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/07/5815
A letter on pornography and business ethics written by two prominent public intellectuals—one a Christian, one a Muslim—sent to hotel industry executives last week.
We write to ask you to stop offering pornographic movies in your company’s hotels. We make no proposal here to limit your legal freedom, nor do we threaten protests, boycotts, or anything of the sort. We simply ask you to do what is right as a matter of conscience.
We are, respectively, a Christian and a Muslim, but we appeal to you not on the basis of truths revealed in our scriptures but on the basis of a commitment that should be shared by all people of reason and goodwill: a commitment to human dignity and the common good. As teachers and as parents, we seek a society in which young people are encouraged to respect others and themselves—treating no one as an impersonal object or thing. We hope that you share our desire to build such a society. Continue reading: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/07/5815
Sexual violence is a frightening topic, never more so than when it involves children. Many times discussions of prevention stop at efforts to get potential perpetrators off the street. But experts know prevention also must target the unhealthy images that touch our children from early ages, undermining their ability to learn what healthy, respectful relationships look like. The July 23rd Mom Enough program featured guest, Patty Wetterling, who knows more about this topic than she ever wanted – as a mom whose 11-year-old son Jacob was kidnapped in 1989 and as a prevention advocate and educator for 22 years (currently as Director of the Sexual Violence Prevention Program at the Minnesota Department of Health). You will not want to miss this important and timely discussion! Link here to listen to the interview: http://momenough.com/?p=3431
The Empowering Bystander Project is hosting two community summits in February . The first will be at Coon Rapids High School on Feb. 11. Refreshments and a Resource Fair will begin the evening at 5:30. At 6:30 the program will begin with presentations by youth involved in the project and a keynote address by Dr. David Walsh, The Character Challenge. Students who attend with a parent or guardian will be entered in a special door prize drawing for an I-pod. To learn more about the upcoming summits or the project, go to http://www.anokacounty.us/bystander/.
Check back for more information on the upcoming Feb. 25th workshop at Centennial High School. Evening will start with food and resource fair at 5:30 and program will feature a youth presentation, keynote speaker Joe Cavanaugh, Founder & CEO of Youth Frontiers, and breakout sessions.
What does a green dot have to do with preventing violence? What does it have to do with me? Learn how the Anoka-Ramsey Community College is implementing this national program on their campuses and how we can bring it to our communities. Join the power of the Green Dot!
Sports engages people as participants and fans, and plays a role in influencing our culture. Historically sports has played a role in social change… think Jackie Robinson and Billie Jean King.
Often youth look up to the high school, college, or professional player as role models. This clip, viewed on Tony Dungy’s “All Pro Dad” site, provides us with a lens to look at how one professional player views his relationship with his wife. To receive more information on Tony Dungy’s All Pro Dad site, go to www.allprodad.com. For more information on sports as a metaphor for social change, go to Coach for America website.