TRAININGSocial Justice as Our Prevention Framework: Creating Empowered & Engaged Youth Leaders

New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. presents:

Social Justice as Our Prevention Framework: Creating Empowered & Engaged Youth Leaders

Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm | Registration at 8:00am
State Bar of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM

Registration is CLOSED (at capacity)
~Counseling and Social Work CEU’s will be offered
~FOR approved primary prevention team members:
   *One night hotel reimbursement if 50 miles outside of Albuquerque
   *Mileage reimbursement (one round trip) if 50 miles outside of Albuquerque
   *Only for approved primary prevention team members

Trainer:  Nubia Pena (full bio here)
Ms. Nubia Peña is a member of the zealous team at the Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys where she advocates for youth rights during detention and delinquency proceedings. She recently attended the 2018 Juvenile Training Immersion Program Summer Academy (JTIP) and was shortly after certified as a JTIP Trainer. Ms. Peña has actively sought to bring awareness to issues of violence and systemic oppression through her personal faith-based initiatives and professional endeavors. She has a decade of experience assisting survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and violent crimes as a Law Enforcement Victim Advocate.

Since 2007, Ms. Peña has served as the Training and Prevention Education Specialist at the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) where she developed trainings on Youth Advocacy for Trafficked Survivors, Social Justice in Prevention Efforts, and Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era. Ms. Peña is also the founder and director of Royalty Rising Youth Ministry, a culturally relevant and gender specific outreach initiative for at-risk and marginalized young adults. In addition, Ms. Peña is a national training consultant dedicated to bringing awareness to the intersections of trauma and the School-to-Prison Pipeline, an epidemic that targets our most vulnerable youth by streamlining them into the juvenile justice system.

Social Justice as Our Prevention Framework: Creating Empowered & Engaged Youth Leaders
Across the country, school systems are shutting the doors of academic opportunity and funneling our most marginalized children into the juvenile and criminal justice systems by using overly harsh discipline practices to address student misbehavior. Prevention educators must be aware of current issues that increase a youth’s vulnerability to perpetration and the issues that increase a child’s likelihood of becoming involved, trapped, and funneled into various intersections of the justice system, especially with today’s polarized climate around immigration in order to create innovative and relevant ways of engaging with targeted youth. This training will provide a brief overview of the pipeline epidemic and the various intersections of vulnerability that increase a child’s risk of victimization.

In addition, advocates will be encouraged to implement prevention programming that uses a social-justice framework that seeks gender equity and the elimination of intersectional oppression. The promotion of gender equity is an essential part of violence prevention and the elimination of sexual assault. Empowering and supporting girls and women through education and opportunities for leadership and civic participation are important for reducing their risk for sexual violence. Our prevention programs can be instrumental in developing empowered and engaged youth leaders through a culturally relevant and gender-specific educational experience that makes it possible for them to “challenge the myths of our society, to perceive more clearly its realities, and to find alternatives — ultimately new directions for action.” (Charles E. Cobb Jr., 1964 Freedom Schools).

NM Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Room Block

Courtyard by Marriott, Journal Center | 5151 Journal Center Blvd. NE | Albuquerque, NM  87109

Room block for the night of 11/18/18
To book your room, call Courtyard Albuquerque [toll-free 1-800-321-2211 or the hotel at 505-823-1919] & mention group name NM Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs for the special group rate of $94.00 USD per night