The 30th Annual Victims' Rights Conference: Honoring Our Past - Creating Hope for the Future
Date & Location:
Thursday, April 11, 2019, Baystate Education Center, 361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA
The goal of this educational activity is to honor the resiliency of victims and inspire professionals to learn ways to best support victims in healing.
Over the course of a victim's journey, they interface with many professionals and youths about their experience and the everyday heroes that helped them find their voice. Participants will learn how to support survivors on their path to finding hope and justice. By hearing from past survivors we will create hope and change for the future, creating an environment where survivors will be heard, believed and supported.
Susan Prout, BA, Co-Founder of "I Have The Right To"
Susan Prout and her family believe sexual assault is among the most devastating crimes, just after murder. She knows this because in 2014, her daughter Chessy Prout was sexually assaulted as a 15 year old freshman at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord, NH. In 2016 the family co-found the I Have The Right To organization dedicated to creating awareness of sexual assault in high school and to supporting survivors.
Hampden County District Attorney's Office, Baystate Family Advocacy Center, and Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education
This program is designed for law enforcement, mental health professionals, victim witness advocates, social workers, physicians, nurses, criminal and civil attorneys and community providers.
- Identify strategies for a trauma informed response in assisting survivors of acquaintance rape and their families.
- Recognize that there are often complexities in high school sexual assault cases that can be overcome in order to pursue offender accountability.
- Discuss how to ensure a survivor's voice is heard, believed, and supported throughout their journey to healing and justice.
- Discuss a multi-disciplinary approach to servicing high school youth who have experienced a sexual assault.
- Identify ways the media can report on acquaintance rape that raises awareness of what the impact is on a survivor and their family.
- Discuss how institutions can respond to sexual assault survivors without being complicit.
- Discuss the sources of stress that youths today are experiencing.
- List 5 ways youth can cope with stress.
- Describe the role of the youth advisory board in supporting resilience in the youth of Hampden County.
- Learn how to apply breathing, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques to law enforcement work.
- Identify the three steps of a coherence-building strategy for optimal work performance.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform at least one breathing, mindfulness, and relaxation technique.
|8:00||Registration, Community Exhibits & Continental Breakfast|
|8:30||Welcome and Introduction|
Anthony D. Gulluni, District Attorney, Hampden County
|8:45||One Family's Experience: Sexual Assault in High School and the Road to Healing and Justice|
Susan Prout, BA
Disrupting the Status Quo for Sexual Assault Survivors & Justice and Panel Discussion
Youth Resilience & Stress in Hampden County and Panel Discussion
|1:30||Blue Life: Building Resiliency for Peak Performance in Law Enforcement Work|
Frank J. Gallo, PhD
|2:30||Heroes Among Us|
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.
None of the members of the faculty or planning committee have commercial relationships with commercial companies providing goods or services used on patients.
There is free surface parking. Park in the upper half of the parking lot which is nearest the Education Center entrance. Enter through the glass foyer at the end of the building.
Meeting Room temperatures will fluctuate.
Frank J. Gallo, PhD*
Autumn Porubsky, PsyD*
Clinical Supervisor & Licensed Psychologist
Family Advocacy Center
Baystate Medical Center
Susan Prout, BA
Co-Founder - "I Have The Right To"
Hampden County District Attorney's Office
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.
*None of the members of the faculty or planning committee have commercial relationships with commercial companies providing goods or services used on patients.
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
- 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 4.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 4.00 APA American Psychological AssociationBaystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- 4.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours
- 4.00 NBCCBaystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBC requirements. The ACEP solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Pay online - $79 Use coupon code VROL19
All checks and Purchase orders - $89
|In order to receive credit, the evaluation must be completed by:||Wed, 07/31/2019 - 8:00am|
We appreciate your business and sincerely wish to meet your educational needs. We understand that the schedule of a busy professional, like yourself, is subject to change. Therefore, we have included information about our refund/cancellation policies for your convenience below.
If you must cancel, telephone Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 and follow your call with a written/email request. All cancellations will incur a $25.00 fee. Please note that we cannot refund cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) before the program date.
Your refund, less a cancellation fee, will be processed within two (2) weeks from the date we receive the written notification. For credit card refunds, please allow one to two (1-2) billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.
Specific Aids or Services:
Please call Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 if, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or services during your visit to this continuing education program.