Upcoming Events in Maryland

2017


 

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes- SARC Harford County

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Festivities begin at 9:00am

Black Eyed Suzie’s
119 S Main St, Bel Air, MD 21014

There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® events ask men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy but it’s a playful opportunity to rally support in our community and raise awareness about the causes, effects and remedies for sexual assault and domestic violence. This event raise funds for SARC which provides resources, hope, and healing to victims of violence.

Festivities begin at 9:30am. Walk begins at 11:00am.

Registration costs $25 and includes an event tee-shirt and swag bag. Registration is not tax deductible.

Register here: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/walk-a-mile

For FAQs: https://www.sarc-maryland.org/walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes/walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes-faq/

 

2017 Hope Bowl for HopeWorks

Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:00pm-9:00pm

7100 Carved Stone, Columbia, MD 21045

Hope Bowl is a family-friendly event where teams compete while raising awareness and critical funds for victims of sexual and domestic violence. In addition to bowling, the event will feature music, refreshments, raffles, contests and great prizes throughout the night! All proceeds from the event benefit HopeWorks’ programs and services.

How it Works:
Organize your friends and family into a team of 5 bowlers. Each team is expected to raise a minimum of $500 (with each bowler raising $100, for example). Register online and use your personal fundraising page to start raising FUNds and get ready for a fun-filled evening!

Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the top team and individual fundraiser!

Contact Vanita Leatherwood with questions
Phone:410-997-0304
Email: vleatherwood@wearehopeworks.org

 

Pinwheels for Protection 5k Run

Sunday, April 30, 2017
9:00am-2:00pm

Moose Lodge
833 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD 21804

Join Life Crisis Center for their Pinwheels for Protection 5k at the Moose Lodge in Salisbury, MD to provide support in the fight against child abuse.

Registration opens at 9am, followed by a kids fun run at 10am and opening ceremonies at 10:30am. Color run will start at 11am.

Register here: http://www.active.com/salisbury-md/running/distance-running-races/lcc-pinwheels-color-run-5k-and-1-mi-walk-2017?int=

 

Plug-In and Make a Connection

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:30pm-7:30pm

YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
1517 Ritchie Hwy, Arnold, MD 21012

Bring your teens and young adults to join YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County for an eye opening and powerful event. Trained facilitators will lead interactive breakout discussions following the viewing of the One Love Foundation’s emotionally engaging film, “Escalation.” License clinicians will be on-hand to provide emotional support.

Please RSVP by April 26 to AnDeneen Baldwin at 410-626-7800 or abaldwin@ywcaaac.org.

 

Affair of the Heart: Art Auction for Heartly House

Thursday, May 4, 2017
5:30pm-7:30pm

All Saints Episcopal Church
106 W Church St, Frederick, MD 21701

Heartly House and the Frederick Arts Council are excited for Affair of the Heart 2017, an annual art auction in Frederick, MD to support survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Artists can help contribute to this event by crafting and donating work inspired by the event’s theme, “Haven of Hope.” Guests can help contribute by joining us on May 4th for our silent auction. 100% of proceeds raised through this effort will support free, confidential survivor services at Heartly House.

The Affair of the Heart will feature a silent auction of donated artwork by local artists on May 4th from 5:30-7:30.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/HeartlyHouseInc/default/category.php?ref=1129.0.58325095

The event will be held at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in the Great Hall and will include live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and wine and beer offerings.

Tickets can be acquired online, at the link above or, contact Inga James:
ijames@heartlyhouse.org | 301-418-6610 x209

$35 per person; $60 per couple in advance
$40 per person and $70 per couple at the door

 

HopeWorks Dinner with Elijah Cummings

Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:00pm-9:00pm

AIDA Bistro
6741 Columbia Gateway Dr, Columbia, MD 21046

Jennifer Pollitt Hill and the Board of Directors of HopeWorks cordially invite you to join us with guest of honor Congressman Elijah Cummings for a four-course meal with wine pairings, and a conversation on the work of HopeWorks; the impact on a survivor and the impact on our community.

Tickets for this fundraiser are $250. Reserve your spot today and find more information at the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hopeworks-dines-with-elijah-cummings-four-course-meal-at-aida-bistro-tickets-33078896871

 

MCASA’s Southern Maryland Regional Campus Training

Monday, May 22, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm

College of Southern Maryland
La Plata, MD 20646

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.

 

32nd Annual Tribute to Women and Industry

Thursday, June 1, 2017
5:30pm-9:00pm

Westin Annapolis
100 Westgate Cir, Annapolis, MD 21401

For 32 years, the YWCA has been honoring women who have made significant contributions to both their organizations and their communities. We are proud to have welcomed almost 900 honorees into this esteemed sisterhood dating back to 1984, representing the most dynamic and accomplished women in Anne Arundel County and the organizations who support them.

Registration and cocktail hour begins at 5:30pm

For more information please contact the YWCA at 410-626-7800 x.106 or email abaldwin@ywcaaac.org.

 

Human Trafficking 101 Training for Service Providers (St. Mary’s County)

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
9:00am-2:00pm

St. Mary’s County Court House
Russell Room, 23110 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650

This five-hour Human Trafficking 101 training is presented by the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Services Subcommittee. This opportunity will provide licensed counselors and social workers with professional development and a chance to expand their agency’s clinical services. Participation in this training series will help counselors gain task force referrals, identify at-risk clients, and provide a much-needed service for those involved in human trafficking.

Prerequisites for participating in these sessions are as follows:

If you are seeking CEUs from this training, you may either pay online or bring $20 in cash or check the day of the training. If you are a LCPC or LGPC, please contact your board of certification before attending the training to ensure the certificate will be accepted for your licensure. Attendees will receive 4 CEUs.

Click here to register for the event. For more information, please contact info@mcasa.org or call 301-328-7023

 

FNE-A Training (Adults and Adolescents)

Monday 6/12, 8a.m.-6p.m.FNE training (1)
Tuesday 6/13, 8a.m.-6p.m.
Monday 6/26, 8a.m.-6p.m.
Tuesday 6/ 27, 8a.m.-6p.m.

Women’s Center at FMH Crestwood
2nd Floor Conference Center
7211 Bank Court, Frederick MD 21703

This Maryland Board of Nursing-approved course is a structured 40 hour didactic course to train the experienced RN to perform forensic examinations on patients age 13 years and older. Some components include self-paced learning modules that are completed outside of the classroom seing. ere is a clinical skills component of 40-60 hours that must be completed in addition to the didactic coursework in order to submit for the Maryland FNE-A certication. The cost of the course if $350. For more information, please view flyer here.

To register, please visit fmh.org/ FNEAdult2017Summer. For questions about this training, please contact Pamela Holtzinger, RN, MSN, CEN, FNE A/P, SANE-A, SANE-P, Course Director, at pholtzinger@fmh.org or 240-566-3416

 

32-Hour Comprehensive Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Training

Monday, June 26th-Thursday, June 29th, 20173 2 victim advocate training (3)
8:00am-5:00pm

The Salvation Army Maryland & West Virginia Divisional Headquarters
814 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230

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 not yet open. Updated information will be available on this page when registration opens. For more information, please contact info@mcasa.org or 301-328-7023.

 

MCASA’s Eastern Shore Regional Campus Training

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm

Wor-Wic Community College
Salisbury, MD 21804

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 101 Training for Service Providers (Baltimore Region)

Friday, July 21, 2017
9:00am-2:00pm

George Howard Building
3430 Court House Dr #100, Ellicott City, MD 21043

This five-hour Human Trafficking 101 training is presented by the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Victim Services Subcommittee. This opportunity will provide licensed counselors and social workers with professional development and a chance to expand their agency’s clinical services. Participation in this training series will help counselors gain task force referrals, identify at-risk clients, and provide a much-needed service for those involved in human trafficking.

Prerequisites for participating in these sessions are as follows:

If you are seeking CEUs from this training, you may either pay online or bring $20 in cash or check the day of the training. If you are a LCPC or LGPC, please contact your board of certification before attending the training to ensure the certificate will be accepted for your licensure. Attendees will receive 4 CEUs.

Click here to register for the event. For more information, please contact info@mcasa.org or call 301-328-7023

 

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

 

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 not yet open. Updated information will be available on this page when registration opens. For more information, please contact info@mcasa.org or 301-328-7023.

 

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.

 

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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