Job Opportunity at ICADV

ICADV is expanding our prevention team with a full-time Prevention Specialist to implement violence prevention strategies with priority populations. The Prevention Specialist will collaborate with the Coalition’s prevention team and external partners to support the implementation of the CDC funded DELTA FOCUS and Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) programs to prevent intimate partner and sexual violence. A Master’s Degree in public health, social work or a related field is strongly preferred for this position.

A successful candidate for this position will have prior experience, either personal or professional, working with individuals with developmental disabilities (self-advocates). In addition, a successful candidate for this position must have a solid understanding of the public health model of primary prevention with emphasis on applying violence prevention strategies at the higher levels of the social ecological model. A successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge about the dynamics of sexual and intimate partner violence as well as a commitment for social justice. The Coalition is seeking a candidate with excellent collaboration skills to work as a member of ICADV’s prevention team and to engage with multi-sectorial partners at the community and state levels.

Responsibilities of the Prevention Specialist position will include outreach, program planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting. With an empowerment-focused perspective, the Prevention Specialist will engage with agencies and individuals representing priority populations to develop prevention programs that are responsive to the community’s needs and strengths. In addition, the Prevention Specialist will work with project partners to identify priority populations for inclusion in subsequent years of Indiana’s plan to prevent intimate partner violence. The position will require significant statewide and limited national travel.

ICADV is committed to the development of a broadly inclusive workplace; candidates from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Please email a resume and cover letter describing your interest to Executive Director Laura Berry Friday, February 6th. Click for the full Prevention Specialist job description.

January is Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

It’s sad but true: here in this country, people are being bought, sold, and smuggled like modern-day slaves. They are trapped in lives of misery—often beaten, starved, and forced to work as prostitutes or to take grueling jobs as migrant, domestic, restaurant, or factory workers with little or no pay. If you believe you are the victim of a trafficking situation or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year related to potential trafficking victims, suspicious behaviors, and/or locations where trafficking is suspected to occur. You can also submit a tip to the NHTRC online.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that 7.5 million adults are stalked in the United States in one year, demonstrating that working to raise awareness about the realities of stalking is as critical as ever.

You have the power to help “know, name, and stop” stalking in your community. Visit the National Stalking Awareness Month website to learn what you can do in your community.