May 17—18, 2023
Monika Johnson-Hostler, Executive Director at NCCASA, will welcome folks to the 2023 Biennial Conference, Back to the Future,as well as provide announcements for the day. Land acknowledgment to occur after the welcome.
Dr. Henard has been with the DC Rape Crisis Center for the last fifteen years serving in different
capacities, lending invaluable experience including leadership roles in fundraising, operations, cultivating
relationships and strategic partnerships, as well as coalition building. Under Dr. Henard’s Executive
leadership she has not only repositioned the oldest rape crisis center in the country, but she has laid a
strong foundation as the agency is celebrating 50 years of survivor centered, and community led services.
Additionally, under Ms. Henard’s leadership the DC Rape Crisis Center received the 2019, and 2020 Best
Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal, the 2019, 2020, 2021 , and 2022 Best of Washington
Award to include the Business Hall of Fame, as well as the 2019 Agency of the Year Award by the
National Association of Social Workers.
Lessons in Leadership takes a deep dive into who we are as leaders, and how we became leaders in this movement against sexual violence. Our objective for this workshop is to pause and be in this moment. Looking back to move forward and in the process, LEAD NOW – Noticing our WINS as Leaders!!!!
In this workshop, Olga will bring their experience of DID to help participants expand their knowledge from an inside out perspective and explore a lived experience of DID and what this means for your work.
This conversation will engage participants in a series of reflective exercises such as The Nature of Our Movement; How We Won the Mainstream But Lost the Movement; How We Sustained Ourselves through Winter Seasons of the Movement; and Celebrating the Joys of the Axiology of NRCDV’s Transforming the Gender-Based Violence Movement (TGBVM)
1:30PM - 3:00PM
This interactive presentation is part lecture with Jarmichael and Chris, who have been
doing advocacy work together since 2016, and part discussion with the audience to
enhance individuals’ readiness to use their social media platforms to increase awareness
of any social justice issue and educate lawmakers on the issues that matters most to them.
1:30PM - 3:00PM
QTPOC Survivor-Advocates to the Front: A demonstration project for resourcing existing community-based survivor-advocate networks
The QTPOC Survivor-Advocates Project is a model for channeling resources traditionally reserved for mainstream victims’ services organizations into the hands of queer and trans survivors of color to fortify and amplify their organizing ability.
Mr. Jones will discuss how the contin-
ued lack of awareness and importance given to policies and practices
that are barriers to true inclusion of people with disabilities.
3:15PM - 4:15PM
The mind and body are interconnected. However, societal, cultural and historical stressors and traumas can create disconnection with our mind and body. In this workshop, we will explore how somatic body and mind practices can aid in overall healing, help release tension, reduce stress and connect with self deeply. We will explore some experiential practice […]
Opening Plenary-Sexual violence in the media: How to work with reporters to tell more diverse survivor-centered stories
As the news media is reckoning with its own historic failures to adequately cover marginalized communities in the wake of Me Too and national conversations on racial injustice, there are opportunities to shine a light on the complexities of sexual violence, its root causes and range of survivors’ experiences.
discuss how the six principles of trauma-informed care from the Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Administration can be applied to technology, with a focus on fostering trust online. You’ll
walk away with practical strategies and tools to use when creating websites, apps, online forms,
and other digital tools.
The hosts will lead a discussion on the current problem areas and gaps for survivors entering the workplace and the need for trauma competent workplaces. The attendees will be given a clear plan for hiring survivors and a list of dos and don’ts.
This workshop will focus on the programs that our agency has created catering to marginalized individuals in the communities we serve. Ideas on different outreach projects they can do, and how to safely market these community events.
1:15PM - 230PM
Art, Wellness, and Healing with Survivors is an interactive workshop
designed to take participants on a journey to explore the power of using art
and wellness as a component of a survivors healing journey. Explore holistic
approaches, wellness and resiliency tools, and implement and practice the
tools in this interactive session. Learn positive practices when working with
survivors, specifically black and brown families.
1:15PM - 230PM
This discussion will provide tangible tools to build and maintain relationships in rural
1:15PM - 230PM
SisterSong’s Reproductive Justice Primer guides participants through a history of the RJ movement and SisterSong’s conception as the first RJ collective. Reproductive Justice was created for Black and Brown women, by Black and Brown women, and serves to protect the most vulnerable in our communities. Our RJ Primer invites folks to view all social justice […]
In our fast-paced, instant gratification society, self-care has become a buzz word an aesthetic to have. Have we deviated from its true meaning? In this workshop we will explore the misconceptions around self-care and how we can transform our practices into nurturing activities that support our mind, body and spirit. We will end with an […]
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Current NCCASA Members One Day Only: $50
Non-NCCASA Members One Day Only: $75
Current NCCASA Members Both Days: $100
Non-NCCASA Members Both Days: $150