Misogyny, Sexual Terrorism, and the Consumption of Women

Jill Zinckgraf, MPA

Course Description:
Sexual terrorism is a key social theory that is crucial in understanding how sexual violence is portrayed and responded to in our society. It is argued that this is a system by which males frighten, and by frightening, control and dominate females. This workshop will examine the five (5) cultural components needed to support the objectification and subsequent acceptance of violence against women in contemporary American culture. Additionally, participants will evaluate movements of change that have positive impacts towards social justice and gain interventions applicable in practice.

Participants will be able to:
1. Identify the components of sexual terrorism
2. Describe how rape culture glamorizes rape and sexual assault in our society
3. Recognize the real-life consequences for sexual terrorism

Presenter Bio:
Jill Zinckgraf, MPA is currently the Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County. She has been working and/or volunteering in the field of violence against women since she was a teenager. Over the past 35 years, Jill has focused on the cultural impact of domestic violence and sexual assault as institutional violence and the consumption and production of inequality. Her focus has been on the empowerment model of moving those impacted by interpersonal violence forward, as well as advocating and inspiring the future generation to reduce the violence against all people.

Location: Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ
Date: October 10, 2017 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Registration and continental breakfast will take place between 9:00-9:30a.m.
The workshop will begin promptly at 9:30a.m.


9:30-11:00am Course overview, objectives, ground rules
Caveman Analogy
11:00-11:05am Morning Break
11:05am-12:00pm Sexual Terrorism, Component 1:  Ideology and Patriarchy
12:00-12:45pm Lunch on your own
12:45-2:00pm Sexual Terrorism, Component 2:  Propaganda
Sexual Terrorism, Component 3:  Indiscriminate and Amoral Violence
2:00-2:30pm Sexual Terrorism, Component 4:  Voluntary Compliance
2:30-2:35pm Afternoon Break
2:35-3:00pm Society’s Perceptions of Terrorist and Terrorized
Sexual terrorism’s macro impact on individuals from a micro-level
3:00-3:30pm Tools, strategies, and next steps

Target Audience: Social Workers, Counselors, and other mental health professionals
This course is appropriate for beginner and intermediate level participants.

Continuing Education Credits:
FAMILYConnections, Provider #1252, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. FAMILYConnections maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB ACE Approval Period: 01/10/2017 – 01/10/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 5.0 social and cultural competency continuing education clock hours.
This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #34 Course #1551 from 9/8/2017 to 9/8/2019 Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Social and Cultural Competency 5.0.
FAMILYConnections, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6604. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Counselors will receive 5 CE hours.

FAMILYConnections is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

In accordance with ASWB guidelines, all participants must sign in and sign out and complete a course evaluation in order to receive CEs. Partial credit will not be given to those arriving late or leaving early. Certificates will be awarded to participants after they have signed out at the completion of the course.

Directions & Parking Information: Detailed directions and information will be sent to registrants in a confirmation email.

Facilities: If you need accommodations for a disability, please contact Niki Stromko, Program Manager, at 973-323-3454 or by email at nstromko@familyconnectionsnj.org.

Registration: Free registration will be open to staff of DMHAS-contracted mental health agencies and self-help centers until October 2, 2017. Cancellations must be made by October 6, 2017.

To register, please click here.

Grievances: Please contact Niki Stromko, Program Manager, at 973-323-3454 with any grievances.

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