Passing Legislation Powerfully in Massachusetts
With more than 12,000 bills submitted for each two-year legislative session in Massachusetts, it can be difficult to gain attention of legislators and committees. To make a difference you need a great team, to be highly organized and a passion and commitment so strong that legislators know you won’t go away until your accomplish your goals. In this seminar, you will learn how to:
- Build your strategy and design deliverables to start the legislative process to transition a bill into a law
- Gain momentum, support and coverage in the legislature, media, and across the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts
- Tips, tricks and short cuts
- Review two case studies
- Discuss Erin’s Law – see the process in real time
Join us to learn how to contribute to the legislative process to make Massachusetts a better place!
Innovative Prevention Models to
Protect Children from Sexual Abuse
Preventing child sexual abuse has always been challenging due to socio-economic barriers, busy schedules, and willful blindness. As concerned citizens, we need to think out of the box and create innovative solutions. During this seminar, we will review two programs which are in process:
- Erin’s Law – providing children with the tools to protect themselves from child sexual abuse and developing an environment of awareness and prevention for the community. Legislation was submitted in the 2013-2014 session and will be resubmitted for the 2015-2016 session in Massachusetts. This bill has been passed in 19 states as of August 2014. Erin’s Law provides continuing professional development activities, including participation in or presenting at in-service training programs on sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention. The Educational Curriculum requires age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education in grades Pre-kindergarten through 12th grades along with training school staff on the prevention of sexual abuse. In Massachusetts, we are extending preventative education into the 351 city and town communities.
- Neighborhood Info Session & Networking – during these cozy seminars – we review existing statistics, body safety, signs to watch out for (preventative), signs to be wary of (reactive) and how to lead the way in protecting your community. We provide the basics to protect the children and advocate in the community. Ample Q&A time is scheduled into this meeting to answer all of your questions.
Join us to learn about new innovative solutions for community and family prevention.
Creating a World of Healing, From a World of Hurt
With 1 in 5 people in the United States experiencing sexual abuse and the average age of disclosure in a victim’s mid-40s, it’s time to create an environment of healing through a broad reaching, diverse and flexible healing programs. Abuse is often stored in the brain’s limbic system, which has a broad impact of existing therapies; it has been shown to be limited in expedient, comprehensive healing. New protocols are under development and being tested using alternative healing methodologies. In this seminar we touch upon some of these concepts.
- Review victim profiles, trauma assessment and treatment of sexual victimization
- Comprehensive a la carte healing solutions are being developed
- Developing Innovative Protocols
- Sleep – before you can begin healing you need to be able to sleep
- Release – you can’t heal on top of pain, begin to release the pain
- Heal – get to work actively disassembling your story of abuse
- Create a new future
Join us to learn about new innovative solutions for community and individual healing.