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Improving Responses to Survivors: Examining the Intersections Between Oppression, ‘isms, and Violence

AUDIENCE: Community-based victim advocates, system-based victim advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, court personnel, healthcare professionals (APRN, RN, LPN), physicians, SANE/SAFEs, mental health professionals, and other professionals who work with victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.

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The #metoo movement has created a national awareness about sexual and domestic violence. In addition, this movement has led to a call for justice for survivors and for perpetrator accountability.  To hold perpetrators accountable and receive justice for survivors, there needs to be a critical examination of the root causes of sexual and domestic violence. By using the self-reflection lens, during this two-day training, participants will fully examine the history of the violence against women movement and participate in a critical analysis of their understanding of oppression.  At the conclusion of this training, participants will be better prepared to understand and use the anti-oppression framework to engage survivors and provide meaningful, holistic services.

June 19-20, 2019
Day 1:  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day 2:  9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday

The Front Door Community Center
1615 10th St.
Great Bend, KS 67530

Training materials provided.
Lunch is on your own.



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We welcome people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact Shelly Newman,, 785-232-9784 ext. 314. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the training.

Aquia Pusch
KCSDV Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator

Shirley Fessler
KCSDV Rural and Disabilities Projects Manager

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and identify important terminology related to oppression, ‘isms and violence, and how they impact victim service providers and survivors.
  • Express the importance of having an anti-oppression framework for victim centered services.
  • Evaluate the correlation between biases, power, privilege, and sexual and domestic violence.
  • Examine thoughts and preconceptions about oppression, ‘isms, and violence.
  • Distinguish between culture, cultural humility, and equity.
  • Evaluate how to include an anti-oppression framework to a victim centered approach; and
  • Engage in reflective practice.

Participants will be sent three sources of information a week before the training. Reviewing this information is highly recommended, to receive the full benefits of this training.

Super 8
911 Grant Street
Great Bend, KS 67530

KCSDV has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the rate of $93/night. Contact the hotel directly and reserve your room by June 5, 2019 for the “KCSDV” rate.

Aquia Pusch
KCSDV Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator
785-232-9784 ext. 332

This project was supported by Grant #2017-WR-AX-0038 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Total Training Hours: 11.5

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  •  June 19, 2019 - June 20, 2019
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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