In case you missed JOINING FORCES…

Prevent Child Abuse Utah’s 25th Annual JOINING FORCES Conference has concluded. Thank you to all of our employees, volunteers, and presenters for all of their time and hard work to make it a successful year. A big thank you to our attendees as well! JOINING FORCES could not exist without you.

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In case you missed it, here are a few highlights:

We kicked off the conference with keynote speaker Dan Powers on Monday, November 12. Read an article from Ogden’s Standard Examiner here.

 

“Powers said social workers, law enforcement, attorneys and medical staff need to remember they are part of a team. They can lean on each other when they need a break. He also gave suggestions, including to laugh often, socialize with those who have different careers, and to build a “bridge between your spirituality and work.””

 

Tuesday morning’s keynote was Cordelia Anderson whose presentation was titled “Dr. Seuss to Pornography.” “Yesterday’s porn is today’s mainstream media because the norms have changed,” she says.

The Standard Examiner also published an article on Wednesday’s case study panel on the tragic death of Shelby Andrews at the hands of her father and stepmother in 2006. Click here to view.

That article as well as one from the Salt Lake Tribune features our closing luncheon with Desirae and Deondra Brown of The 5 Browns. The Tribune’s article can be read here.

They have co-founded the Foundation for Survivors of Abuse. One of their main goals is to remove the statute of limitations for crimes of sexual abuse. To read more about their foundation and donate to the cause visit, www.survivingabuse.org.

The luncheon with Desirae and Deondra Brown was also featured on FOX 13 News. Click the link to view the clip.

Thanks again!

 

SAVE THE DATE for the 26th Annual JOINING FORCES Conference on Child Abuse and Family Violence – November 12-14, 2013 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah.

 

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JOINING FORCES: Preventing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

While there is an enormous need to find resources to support victims of commercial sexual exploitation after they are harmed, this session focuses on actions needed to stop it from ever being perpetrated in the first place – whether for individual or commercial gain. The session includes studies and strategies that point to ways to reduce the likelihood that men will buy or sell women and children, and to reduce the likelihood that women and children will be vulnerable to such commodification and exploitation, and to reduce the likelihood that businesses will profit from such harm.

Cordelia Anderson will be presenting this workshop from 10:15 to 11:45 am after her keynote session on Tuesday morning. Click to read about her keynote titled “Dr. Seuss to Pornography.”

Cordelia has been working to promote sexual health and prevent sexual harm for over 35 years. The early years included counseling prostituted women, adult survivors of CSA, sex offenders and helping prepare child victims to go through court. She also worked with theater for education and social change. Since 1992, Cordelia has operated her own training and consultation business based in MN – Sensibilities Prevention Services.

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JOINING FORCES Keynote: Cordelia Anderson

Enjoy Cordelia Anderson’s opening keynote titled “Dr. Seuss to Pornography” on Tuesday November 13 at the Joining Forces Conference.

This plenary session explores the impact from the reality that yesterday’s porn is today’s mainstream media and much of our children’s lives have become pornified. Both examples and studies are used to amplify the normalization of sexual harm and the impact on gender socialization, brain development, intimacy and sexually behavior. Participants are encouraged to act on individual and collective prevention strategies including “Demanding the Change for Children,” policy and broad based mobilization for social change.

Cordelia Anderson, MA, has been working to promote sexual health and prevent sexual harm for over 35 years. The early years included counselling prostituted women, adult survivors of CSA, sex offenders and helping prepare child victims to go through court. She also worked with theater for education and social change. Since 1992, Cordelia has operated her own training and consultation business based in MN – Sensibilities Prevention Services. She’s the founding and immediate past president of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation, on the executive board for National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and co-chairs the Prevention Committee for MN Human Trafficking Task Force.  Cordelia’s current clients include: MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault, MN ICAC and National Children’s Advocacy Centers. With Joan Tobachnick she curates and co-hosts a national web series “Ending Child Sexual Abuse” Cordelia has conducted over 2,100 presentations and is author of “The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture” Neari press, 2011.

Cordelia Anderson is also presenting a workshop titled, “Preventing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children” at the conference.

Register now for the 25th Annual Joining Forces Conference on Child Abuse and Family Violence.