2:00 - 3:30 PM (CST)
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Accountability Group is hosting a four-week webinar speaker series geared toward advocates and clinicians working with survivors of sexual harm or those who have caused sexual harm. Every Tuesday in April, a guest speaker will be covering topics such as creating meaningful accountability, approaches and treatments for those that have caused sexual harm, and transforming our responses to sexual harm. The series is free to attend and available to everyone.
"CLIFF NOTES FOR WORKING WITH ADOLESCENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN SEXUALLY HARMFUL BEHAVIOR"
Amanda Pryor, MSW., LCSW, CSAYC
Amanda Pryor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana with over thirteen years of experience. Her experiences include psychosexual risk assessments, outpatients, and residential treatment. Her specialty is working with adolescent sexually maladaptive behavior.
She is the Director and is credentialed with IN-AJSOP, Indiana’s Initiative to Advance the Treatment of Sexually Maladaptive Youth. She provides training for clinicians in the process of obtaining credentialing through IN-AJSOP.
"SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT:
HISTORY & THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ART"
Anita Schlank, Ph. D., ABPP
Dr. Schlank is a licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified in forensic psychology. She has worked assessing and treating sexual offenders for over thirty years and is currently the clinical director of the treatment program for individuals civilly committed as Sexually Violent Predators for the State of Virginia.
Dr. Schlank is also the Adult Clinical Representative on the board of directors for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and is the author of the five-volume book series entitled “The Sexual Predator.”
"CREATING MEANINGFUL ACCOUNTABILITY:
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE APPROACHES IN
RESPONSE TO SEXUAL HARM"
THE AHIMSHA COLLECTIVE
Sonya Shah initiated the Ahimsa Collective in 2016. She is also an associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Central to her core values are nurturing community belonging and collective care, healing, compassion, love and transforming harm.
She is a Buddhist, a first-generation immigrant from the Northwestern part of India and feels most at home in nature. She has two amazing children who remind her what it means to be in love all of the time, and currently resides in northern California.
"TRANSFORMING OUR RESPONSES
TO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE"
JUST BEGINNINGS COLLABORATIVE
Nicole is a visionary and compassionate thought-leader in the work to end child sexual abuse with twenty-three years of experience as a lawyer, social justice policy advocate, and activist. Today, as the Executive
Director, Nicole advances Just Beginnings Collaborative’s position as a funding intermediary using philanthropic activism to help foundations figure out what it means to accompany and amplify survivor-led, non-punitive solutions to ending childhood sexual harm.
Among these are BIPOC, queer and trans, undocumented, and formerly incarcerated individuals from whom institutional responses pose a threat and not a road to repair. Ultimately, JBC seeks to weave the issue of ending child sexual abuse into the broader tapestry of anti-violence and social justice movements