Thursday, May 19, 2011

Action Alert: Press Conference and Petitions to make NYC safer and better informed

The following were sent by The NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault:

Press Conference at City Hall to Save the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) (STEPS to End Family Violence)

We invite you to join Council Members Annabel Palma, Julissa Ferreras, students, community-based organizations, RAPP Members and concerned New Yorkers to show NYC that RAPP funding is vital.

When:
Wednesday, June 2, 2011
3:30 pm

Where:
City Hall Steps

For more information, please visit the full announcement
 
Petition for Healthy Relationship Education and Dating Violence Prevention Policy in NYC Schools (Start Strong Bronx)

Recently, the New Jersey legislature became the seventh state to pass a law requiring school districts to provide dating violence education, following the trailblazing states of Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Rhode Island, and Nebraska. We, the undersigned New Yorkers, want to join our fellow Americans in this pioneering movement to educate and empower youth to build safe and healthy relationships because, as Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan says, “No school can be a great school until it is a safe school first.” We hope you'll sign the petition and help us get as many adult and student signatures from NYC residents as possible. Start Strong Bronx will bring them to the next Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) meeting. For more information, please visit the full announcement
 
Partnering with Parents to Deliver Sex Education: The Adult Role Models (ARM) Program  (Planned Parenthood)

While numerous and recent studies document the importance of involving parents in sexuality education and unplanned teen pregnancy prevention efforts, there is still a lack of resources for organizations seeking to more strategically engage and educate parents.   The Adult Role Models (ARM) program is a parent-peer education program designed to provide parents with the information and skills they need to become the primary sexuality educators of their children.  The ARM program has published an online Manual to help agencies to develop or strengthen their own parent-peer education programs.  This webinar will guide participants through the Manual’s contents and answer questions commonly asked about the ARM program.  We will also present preliminary data and findings from our randomized controlled trial, which is measuring the ARM program’s impact on parents and teen sexual health outcomes.  For more information, please visit the
full announcement

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