NEW Understanding and Preventing Sexual Violence among Communities of Color

Dates:April 26, 2019
Meets:F from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Instructor:Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Fee: $145.00

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According to the Institute for Women’s Policy, women of color experience higher rates of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and homicide than other women. Sexual assault is about manipulation, methodology, cultural and systemic infrastructures. Workshop participants will identify risk and protective factors for sexual violence, and discuss the culture of silence around sexual violence in order to understand how breaking this silence can help prevention efforts. Participants will discuss the various forms of sexual trauma and the psychosocial and collateral factors related to sexual violence. The presenter is a bicultural, forensic social worker specializing in criminal defense mitigation, dual diagnosis, crisis intervention, addictions, trauma, and work with diverse ethnic groups. This is an interactive workshop in which case vignettes will be presented and discussed and participants will participate in various group discussions and activities.