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Thursday, December 12, 2019 12 pm
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Level
Introductory
Category
Anxiety Disorders
Co-morbid Conditions
Depression
Multi-cultural
Treatment
CE Credit
0.00

One of the biggest barriers faced by African American female survivors who choose to disclose their abuse is a hostile environment and a tendency towards justification, particularly when the alleged offender happens to be a man of influence.  This workshop explores those barriers and provides strategies for service providers.  

This training focuses on Rape Myths and how they support and perpetuate rape culture. Rape Myths are those theories and ideas that are created to explain, and thus erroneously provide comfort to individuals, on how and why rape and sexual assaults occur to a certain class or type of individual as opposed to others. Rape Myths provide a view of the world that is safe, orderly and explainable by allowing the blame for sexual assault to lie, primarily, with the victim and not with the offender. Rape Myths therefore make it difficult to hold individuals who offend accountable for their actions. This training explores several of the most prevalent rape myths and discuss how their continued prevalence in American culture leads to the high levels of child sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape in this United States, particularly among people of color. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how rape myths support and perpetuate rape culture and therefore make it difficult to hold individuals who offend accountable for their actions; Understand the role that a history of slavery, racism and prejudice has had on African American victims and their disclosure rates;  
  • Understand that sexual violence and abuse occurs as a pattern of coercive and controlling behavior by the offender and Identify strategies for recognizing when consent is given freely in a healthy relationship (i.e., neither party was under the influence, parity between partners);    
  • Describe the role men have in promoting a community that is safe from sexual violence and abuse. To explore how rape myth acceptance might negatively impact on the work participants engage in with clients. To give participants an opportunity to identify and challenge their own rape myths. To provide a basic working model of trauma and survival reactions and to who show how those rape trauma reactions might feed into rape myths. To enable participants to understand how their reactions may have the negative effect of further shaming clients who have been abused.  
     
About the Presenter(s)

Carmel Browne, LCSW

Carmel Browne

Carmel Browne,LCSW is a long term resident of Chicago but is a native of The Bahamas.  She came to Chicago to attend graduate school at The University of Chicago in the School of Social Service Administration, fell in love with the City and its people and has remained.  In addition to her Master’s in Social Service Administration, Carmel also has a BSW from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.  She has completed four years post graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has completed an Advanced Psychodynamic Clinical Practice Fellowship Program at The University of Chicago and has extensive training in Nonprofit Management from Axelson Center at North Park University.  She is a Certified Instructor for The Crisis Prevention Institute; trained in the principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its fidelity measures – MITI 3.0l. Carmel has over 20 years of progressively responsible management experience and has provided training and in-service opportunities on a local and national level. She is a certified Forensic Interviewer and is the Director of MDT Coordination at the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME)

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


Psychologists (APA)

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 Psychologist contact hours.  

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirements
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held)*, OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY 
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY
 * If the activity is held live in the state of NY, then direct addictions board is required, ie: NAADAC. If the activity is held outside NY, is virtual, enduring or remote, it is considered "outstate" and this reciprocity applies.
 

Social Workers (ASWB)

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 1.0 GENERAL continuing education credits.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE,  NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY 
* WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is in live in West Virginia then an application is required.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity.  Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event.  No approvals afterward by the board.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review. 
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY
 

New York Board for Social Workers
Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 1.0 hour.

NBCC
The Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6872. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADAA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

CAMFT
The CAMFT board accepts credits from providers approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).