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1 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference Addressing and Preventing Sexual Violence: Strategies for Professionals Serving Youth and Their Communities Presented By: Liz Zadnik

2 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 2 Addressing & Preventing Sexual Violence Strategies for professionals serving youth and their communities

3 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 3 Take Care of Yourself 3

4 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 4 Agenda & Goals 4

5 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 5 Incepted in 1975, The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) uses its voice to challenge public attitudes, raise public awareness, and effect critical changes in public policy, protocols, and responses to sexual violence. PCAR works in concert with its statewide network of 51 sexual assault centers serving all 67 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These 51 centers provide counseling services, education programs, and prevention efforts in local communities. 5

6 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 6 Liz Zadnik Education & Resource Coordinator 125 North Enola Drive, Enola, PA Phone: ext. 115 l TTY: l facebook.com/PCARORG 6

7 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 7 What is sexual violence? 7

8 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 8 Deat h Sexual & Genital Mutilation Rape Unwanted Sexual Touch Unwanted Physical Touch Invasions of Space & Harassment Sexism Attitudes and Beliefs Sexual Violence 8

9 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 9 Re-Visioned Continuum 9

10 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 10 Oppression & Inequality 10

11 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 11 No One Fits (Comfortably) in a Box 11

12 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 12 Invasions of Space 12

13 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 13 Unwanted Physical Touch 13

14 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 14 Unwanted Sexual Touch sexual assault molestation 14

15 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 15 Rape 15

16 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 16 Genital Cutting 16

17 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 17 Death 17

18 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 18 Age- inappropriate or non-mutual Comments or “Jokes” Harassment Exploitation or Coercion Abuse or Assault Sexual Violence as a Spectrum 18

19 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 19 Age- inappropriate or non-mutual Comments or “Jokes” Harassment Exploitation or Coercion Abuse or Assault white or light-skinned have power heterosexual relationships are the only option men are the leaders value of physical appearance wealthy and rich have control able bodies are healthy and “normal” there are only two genders Norms & Culture 19 heterosexual relationships are the only option men are the leaders value of physical appearance able bodies are healthy and “normal” there are only two genders wealthy and rich have control heterosexual relationships are the only option men are the leaders value of physical appearance able bodies are healthy and “normal” there are only two genders

20 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 20 Child Sexual Abuse 20

21 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 21 Teen Dating Violence & Sexual Assault 21

22 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 22 LGBTQ Teen Relationships 22

23 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 23 Take Care of Yourself 23

24 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 24 Linking Intervention & Prevention Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health 24

25 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 25 The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study 25

26 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 26 ACE Score Number of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE Score) WomenMenTotal or more Abuse Emotional Abuse Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Neglect Emotional Neglect Physical Neglect Household Dysfunction Mother Treated Violently Household Substance Abuse Household Mental Illness Parental Separation or Divorce Incarcerated Household Member 26

27 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 27 Smoking & ACE Score 27

28 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 28 Alcohol Use & ACE Score 28

29 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 29 One does not ‘just get over’ some things, not even fifty years later. One does not “just get over” some things, not even fifty years later… 29

30 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 30 How can I prevent sexual violence? 30

31 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 31 Primary Prevention 31

32 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 32 It’s all about context… 32

33 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 33 Prevention as a Puzzle 33

34 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 34 Organizational Policy & Procedures Responding to and preventing sexual violence 34

35 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 35 Training for Mandated Reporters 35

36 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 36 Mandated Reporters Persons who, in the course of their employment, occupation or practice of their profession, come into contact with children shall report or cause a report to be made in accordance with section 6313 (relating to reporting procedure) when they have reasonable cause to suspect, on the basis of their medical, professional or other training and experience, that a child under the care, supervision, guidance or training of that person or of an agency, institution, organization or other entity with which that person is affiliated is a victim of child abuse, including child abuse by an individual who is not a perpetrator, shall report or cause a report to me made in accordance with section

37 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 37 “I believe you.” 37

38 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 38 Responding to Disclosures Stay Calm “I am happy to help you.” Support “I am sorry this happened to you.” Affirm “You did the right thing by telling me.” Believe “It’s not your fault, I believe you.” Empower “You have the right to be safe.” Report “We need to tell others about this to make sure you are safe.” 38

39 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 39 Victim- centered Policies Perpetrator accountability Reporting Confidentiality Community education and prevention 39

40 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 40 Agency Policies Ongoing training and support regarding reporting Sexual harassment Sexual assault Implementation and sustainability 40

41 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 41 Promoting Models for Healthy Behaviors Giving communities the skills to create violence-free spaces 41

42 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 42 Healthy Relationship Skills & Behaviors 42

43 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 43 Critical Media Literacy 43

44 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 44 Engaging Parents & Guardians 44

45 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 45 Take Care of Yourself 45

46 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 46 It’s all about context… 46

47 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 47 Partnering with Local Sexual Assault Centers Finding common goals in order to maximize resources and share expertise 47

48 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 48 Prevention as a Puzzle 48

49 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 49 What does your puzzle look like? 49

50 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 50 Resources Find a local sexual violence crisis center Mandated Reporter Training Prevention skills training Education presentations Principles of Prevention interactive online learning pop.html Veto Violence: Dating Matters interactive online learning National Sexual Violence Resource Center 50

51 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 51 Thank You! Liz Zadnik Education & Resource Coordinator 125 North Enola Drive, Enola, PA Phone: ext. 115 l TTY: l facebook.com/PCARORG © Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape All rights reserved. 51

52 PCCYFS 2012 Annual Spring Conference 52 References Dube,S.R., Felitti, V.J., Dong, M., Chapman, D.P., Giles, W.H., & Anda, R.F. (2003). Childhood abuse, neglect and household dysfunction and the risk of illicit drug use: The Adverse Childhood Experience Study. Pediatrics (111/3), 564–572. Dube, S.R., Miller, J.W., Brown, D.W., Giles, W.H., Felitti, V.J., Dong, M., & Anda, R.F. (2006). Adverse childhood experiences and the association with ever using alcohol and initiating alcohol use during adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Health, (38/4), 444.e1-444.e10. Edwards, V.J., Anda, R.F., Gu, D., Dube, S.R., & Felitti, V.J. (2007). Adverse childhood experiences and smoking persistence in adults with smoking-related symptoms and illness. Permanente Journal, (11), 5–7. Futures Without Violence. (2010). Emerging issues facing tweens and teens. Retrieved from merging_Issues_Facing_Teens_and_Tweens_FINAL.pdf 52


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