Upcoming Events in Maryland

2017


MCASA’s Western Maryland Regional Campus Training

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm

Allegany College of Maryland
Cumberland, MD 21502

MCASA’s regional trainings for colleges and universities focus on sexual violence prevention and response on campus, particularly, survivor-centered responses to reports of sexual violence. Registration will be open to campus investigators, police, administration and staff, counselors, students, and advocates in each region.

The training will address the following topics:

  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Interviewing Tips and Techniques
  • Federal and State Laws Governing Sexual Assault Response
  • Legal Options for Survivors
  • Supporting Trans Survivors
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Cultural Humility & Allyship
  • Supporting Students of Various Immigration Statuses

Registration for this event is now open! Click here to register. Please email info@mcasa.org for more details or questions about this event.

Human Trafficking Victim Services 201 (Frederick County)

Friday, September 8, 2017
8:30am – 4:00pm

The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Services Subcommittee is pleased to offer this advanced clinical training for those direct service providers who have already attended the Task Force’s Human Trafficking 101 and are likely to come in direct clinical contact with survivors of human trafficking or those at risk for trafficking in Maryland. The training is offered in four different locations. Please see the links below to register.

This advanced 6-hour clinical training will combine a mix of videos, clinical case examples, group discussions and clinical education.

Registration for this event is now open! Click here to register.

FNE-A Training (Adults and Adolescents)

Monday 9/11/17-Friday 9/15/17
8 am-4:30 pmFNE training (1)

Shore Regional Medical Center at Easton
Classroom 1
219 Washington St., Easton, MD 21601

This is a structured 40 hour program and is for the experienced RN to perform forensic examinations on patients age 13 years and older. In addition to this didactic portion are 40 plus hours that must be completed outside of the classroom in order to submit for the Maryland FNE-A certification with the MBON. The cost for this course is $350 which includes course and materials.

For more information and to access registration form, please click here.

MCASA’s Trauma Informed Training

Tuesday, September 12 2017
8:00am – 4:00pm

University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) will host a special trauma-informed training with former Supervisory Special Agent Lori D. Heitman, a managing partner and co-founder of Strand & Heitman Innovative Forensic Technologies LLC.  Mrs. Heitman, who was a Supervisory Special Agent with the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division Command, is a nationally-recognized expert in sexual assault investigations and trauma-informed response. This training helps professionals understand the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI), which acknowledges the victim’s trauma, allows the survivor to recount the assault in the manner in which the trauma was experienced, and enhances a victim’s ability to recall.

This training is free and available for victim advocates, counselors, law enforcement, forensic nurse examiners, prosecutors, legal advocates, case managers, corrections officials, and other allied professionals who work with sexual assault survivors. Click here to register for this exciting event.

Please contact MCASA at info@mcasa.org or call our office at 301-328-7023 with any questions regarding this special training.

MCASA’s Baltimore Regional Campus Training

Friday, September 15, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm

Loyola University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD 21210

MCASA’s regional trainings for colleges and universities focus on sexual violence prevention and response on campus, particularly, survivor-centered responses to reports of sexual violence. Registration will be open to campus investigators, police, administration and staff, counselors, students, and advocates in each region.

The training will address the following topics:

  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Interviewing Tips and Techniques
  • Federal and State Laws Governing Sexual Assault Response
  • Legal Options for Survivors
  • Supporting Trans Survivors
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Cultural Humility & Allyship
  • Supporting Students of Various Immigration Statuses

Registration for this event is not yet open. Please email info@mcasa.org for more details about this event.

32-Hour Comprehensive Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Training

Monday, September 18th-Thursday, September 21st, 20173 2 victim advocate training (3)
8:00am-5:00pm

College of Southern Maryland: La Plata Campus
BI Building, Room 113E, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646

This four-day training is designed for advocates who work directly with sexual assault survivors in any capacity. The training covers both introductory and advanced topics to provide a foundation for best practices for advocates in the field of sexual assault services. There is no cost; however, member rape crisis centers and staff receive priority registration. Training topics include: overview of sexual assault, role of the advocate and survivor centered responses, understanding sexual assault and trauma, technology and stalking, reproductive coercion, working with underserved populations, and other special topics.

Registration for this event is open now! Click here for more information. For more information, please contact info@mcasa.org or 301-328-7023.

GEMS Commercial Sexual Exploitation Training

Monday, September 25th-Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

9:00am-5:00pm

HopeWorks of Howard County

9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 300

Columbia, MD 21046

GEMS in collaboration with HopeWorks of Howard County is presenting a Client-Centered three-day train-the-trainer event for agencies that serve those impacted by sex trafficking. This three-day training will cover topics including commercial sexual exploitation, intersections of abuse, understanding the impact of trauma, and how to work with survivors. The cost of this training is $25. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

RSVP By Sep. 1st via Eventbrite or Cborg@wearehopeworks.org 410-997-0304. For more information, click here.

Human Trafficking Victim Services 201 (Eastern Shore)

Friday, September 29, 2017
8:30am – 4:00pm

The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Services Subcommittee is pleased to offer this advanced clinical training for those direct service providers who have already attended the Task Force’s Human Trafficking 101 and are likely to come in direct clinical contact with survivors of human trafficking or those at risk for trafficking in Maryland. The training is offered in four different locations. Please see the links below to register.

This advanced 6-hour clinical training will combine a mix of videos, clinical case examples, group discussions and clinical education.

Registration for this event is now open! Click here to register.

MCASA’s Central Maryland Regional Campus Training

Monday, October 2, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm

St. John’s College
Annapolis, MD 21401

MCASA’s regional trainings for colleges and universities focus on sexual violence prevention and response on campus, particularly, survivor-centered responses to reports of sexual violence. Registration will be open to campus investigators, police, administration and staff, counselors, students, and advocates in each region.

The training will address the following topics:

  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Interviewing Tips and Techniques
  • Federal and State Laws Governing Sexual Assault Response
  • Legal Options for Survivors
  • Supporting Trans Survivors
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Cultural Humility & Allyship
  • Supporting Students of Various Immigration Statuses

Registration for this event is not yet open. Please email info@mcasa.org for more details about this event.

Human Trafficking Victim Services 201 (Southern Maryland)

Friday, October 13, 2017
8:30am – 4:00pm

The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Services Subcommittee is pleased to offer this advanced clinical training for those direct service providers who have already attended the Task Force’s Human Trafficking 101 and are likely to come in direct clinical contact with survivors of human trafficking or those at risk for trafficking in Maryland. The training is offered in four different locations. Please see the links below to register.

This advanced 6-hour clinical training will combine a mix of videos, clinical case examples, group discussions and clinical education.

Registration for this event is now open! Click here to register.

Human Trafficking Victim Services 201 (Howard County)

Friday, September 8, 2017
8:30am – 4:00pm

The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Services Subcommittee is pleased to offer this advanced clinical training for those direct service providers who have already attended the Task Force’s Human Trafficking 101 and are likely to come in direct clinical contact with survivors of human trafficking or those at risk for trafficking in Maryland. The training is offered in four different locations. Please see the links below to register.

This advanced 6-hour clinical training will combine a mix of videos, clinical case examples, group discussions and clinical education.

Registration for this event is now open! Click here to register.

8th Annual MWOCN Conference

Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:00am – 4:00pm

Click HERE to Register! #UntangleTheWeb

MCASA’s Mid-Maryland Regional Campus Training

Friday, November 17, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm

Hood College
Frederick, MD 21701

MCASA’s regional trainings for colleges and universities focus on sexual violence prevention and response on campus, particularly, survivor-centered responses to reports of sexual violence. Registration will be open to campus investigators, police, administration and staff, counselors, students, and advocates in each region.

The training will address the following topics:

  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Interviewing Tips and Techniques
  • Federal and State Laws Governing Sexual Assault Response
  • Legal Options for Survivors
  • Supporting Trans Survivors
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Cultural Humility & Allyship
  • Supporting Students of Various Immigration Statuses

Registration for this event is not yet open. Please email info@mcasa.org for more details about this event.

MCASA’s Baltimore Regional Campus Training

Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm

Towson University
Towson, MD 21252

MCASA’s regional trainings for colleges and universities focus on sexual violence prevention and response on campus, particularly, survivor-centered responses to reports of sexual violence. Registration will be open to campus investigators, police, administration and staff, counselors, students, and advocates in each region.

The training will address the following topics:

  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Interviewing Tips and Techniques
  • Federal and State Laws Governing Sexual Assault Response
  • Legal Options for Survivors
  • Supporting Trans Survivors
  • Cultural Humility & Allyship
  • Supporting Students of Various Immigration Statuses

Registration for this event is not yet open. Please email info@mcasa.org for more details about this event.

MCASA’s Central Maryland Regional Campus Training

Thursday, March 22, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm

Washington Adventist University
Takoma Park, MD 20912

MCASA’s regional trainings for colleges and universities focus on sexual violence prevention and response on campus, particularly, survivor-centered responses to reports of sexual violence. Registration will be open to campus investigators, police, administration and staff, counselors, students, and advocates in each region.

The training will address the following topics:

  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Interviewing Tips and Techniques
  • Federal and State Laws Governing Sexual Assault Response
  • Legal Options for Survivors
  • Supporting Trans Survivors
  • Cultural Humility & Allyship
  • Supporting Students of Various Immigration Statuses

Registration for this event is not yet open. Please email info@mcasa.org for more details about this event.

 

 

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