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PPKey Director of Education presenting at Richmond VA Conference

Our Director of Education, Alison Bellavance will be a co-presenter at this conference, Building Healthy Futures Advanced Training, on Oct. 2 & 3 in Richmond, Virginia. The cost is $75.00.
The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance conference is focused on preventing sexual violence perpetration and understanding the impact of trauma on developing healthy sexuality. Participants will explore “normal” sexual development in young people, expand their understanding of healthy sexuality, learn the basics of incorporating a healthy sexuality framework as a means to strengthen sexual violence prevention efforts, learn about the increased risk for negative health outcomes as a result of traumatic life experiences, and build skills for developing strategies that promote healthy sexuality and healing across the lifespan. Listen to an advance podcast of Ms. Bellavance and other presenters.
 
Trainers: Steve Brown, Psy.D., is a psychologist and Director of the Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain, Connecticut.  He also is the Coordinator of the Risking Connection Training Program, an international trauma training program for professionals working with traumatized clients. Steve specializes in work with at-risk youth, especially children and teens with sexual behavior problems. He is a longtime sexuality educator and trainer and co-author of Streetwise to Sex-Wise: Sexuality Education for High Risk Youth, a sexuality education curriculum used internationally by agencies and schools serving high risk youth.  He is the former Board chair of Stop It Now!, a leading national child sexual abuse prevention organization.
Alison Bellavance, M.Ed.,CSE, is the Senior Director of Education & Training at Planned Parenthood Keystone. With over ten years experience in community-based health education, she currently oversees three award-winning LGBTQA youth programs and conducts trainings on creating safer spaces for LGBTQA students.  For the past three years, Alison has worked as a consultant, developing materials on healthy sexuality and sexual violence prevention, for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign. She continues to provide consultation and training around the intersections of healthy sexuality and sexual violence prevention. Alison is also an AASECT certified sexuality educator.
 
When and Where: October 2 & 3, 2013
October 2: 10:00am – 5:00pm (lunch provided)
October 3: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Intended Audience: Staff and volunteers of Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies, public health, child abuse prevention and treatment, school resource officers, teachers, juvenile justice, counselors, and anyone else interested in learning strategies to prevent intimate partner violence and sexual violence.
Contact abellavance@planitpa.org or 215.259.5449 with questions.

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