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Ending Child Sexual Abuse
web conference series
Prevent Connect Ms. Foundation for Women
Working with the Media
to End Child Sexual Abuse

Media plays a powerful role in the public and policy leaders understanding of the problem and of potential solutions. Studies related to the coverage of child sexual abuse and its prevention from both Berkley Media Studies Group and Frameworks Institute will be discussed along with the implications for prevention strategies.This session is a must see for anyone who is frustrated with the way the media portrays child sexual abuse and wants to know how we can do this differently.

Thurs., June 7, 2012
This ninety-minute (90 min) session will start at
2 PM Eastern Standard
(1 PM Central, Noon Mountain, 11 AM Pacific, 10 AM Alaska, 8 AM Hawai’i).
Click Here to Register
Please register as these sessions fill quickly.
Moira O’Neil Pam Mejia Sponsor: Ms. Foundation for WomenHosts: Joan Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson Speakers:

Cost: FreeLearning Objectives:

  • Describe how the media affects perceptions of the problem and solutions.
  • Describe key points of research on media from BMSG & Frameworks.
  • Identify three actions organizations can take to integrate strategies identified.

This web conference is the second in a series of nine web conferences on Ending Child Sexual Abuse that will be offered in 2012. Please see the materials and recording of the previous web conference “Including Efforts to End Child Sexual Abuse within the Sexual Violence Prevention Movement.”

What is a Web Conference?
A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone. Prevent Connect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.

Real-Time Captioning Available: Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.

Compatibility: The iLinc web conference software used by Prevent Connect is compatible with both Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Macintosh® computers. Click here for detailed system requirements.

Goals of the web conference series
1. Raise the visibility and level of dialogue about child sexual abuse within the larger prevention community. 2. Build new communities that care deeply about this issue and engage them in the movement to end child sexual abuse. 3. Increase the level of knowledge, resources and strategic action aimed at ending child sexual abuse.
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Ms. Foundation
Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series is collaborative project of the Ms. Foundation for Women and PreventConnect (a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault [CALCASA]). The views and information provided in in this web conference do not necessarily represent the official views of the Ms. Foundation or CALCASA.
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KRHCAI’s First Annual Floating Lantern Ceremony

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On Saturday, November 26, 2011, Ka`u Rural Health Community Association, Inc. in partnership with The American Cancer Society and HMSA,  hosted its first annual Ka`u Community Floating Lantern Ceremony at Punalu`u Black Sands Beach Park.

Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko Group

Soka Gakkai International
Kahu Kimo Awai, Hilo Chapter Youth and Women’s Division

Providing entertainment by Taiko drummers, hula dancers, and musicians, the free event was an opportunity for Ka`u residents to come together to honor the past, present and future generations.

Following a potluck lunch, the different families experienced a camaraderie as they worked alongside each other to create and decorate their choice of lotus blossom or box-style floating lanterns  to celebrate their own loved ones.

Family members gathered at the water’s edge near sunset and, accompanied by the music of guest singer Keoki Kahumoku, set their lanterns afloat on the surface of Medicine Pond.

Dusk brought with it a sense of peace gently illuminated by the light of a sea of lanterns crafted out of love, as people reflected on the lives and memories of their friends and loved ones.