FCASV Virtual Summit: Seeing & Believing in 2020

09/30/20 to 10/02/20


Seeing Believing

Join us for FCASV's first ever virtual conference! The Seeing & Believing in 2020 Summit will take place Wednesday, September 30th - Friday, October 2nd. It will feature more than fifteen workshops, two keynote presentations, and the film The Rape of Recy Taylor along with a film panel discussion. Free CEUs are available for Florida licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors.

Worried that a virtual conference means you won't get to network with others and enjoy fun activities? We will host coffee & chat sessions, a social justice-themed trivia game, and 45-minute self-care sessions!

As a bonus, the first 175 people who register, will receive a copy of the book At the Dark End of the Street written by Danielle McGuire, one of our film panelists!

How much are registration fees?

The cost of registration is $50.

How do I register?

Visit fcasv.org to register and learn more about our agenda, workshops, and other opportunities.

What virtual platform will be used?

Zoom webinars and meeting rooms will be used for the conference.

What should I expect after I register?

Within about a week of registering and paying the fee, you will receive an email from an FCASV staff member with a document specific to your workshops and sessions. This document will provide each Zoom access link and passcode for you to use during the conference.

Featured Film: The Rape of Recy Taylor

The Rape of Recy Taylor is the untold history of a Black woman who spoke up when danger was greatest, shared the truths of her oppression when the threat was the strongest, and how her courage seeded the fight to stop violence against women of color, and the march for justice that carries on today.

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Participants will receive a link to watch the film at their convenience during the conference before our film panel discussion on Friday, October 2nd.

Film Discussion Panelists

Dr. Ford

Na'lmah Ford, Ph.D.

Na'lmah Ford is a subject matter expert on women and gender studies, postcolonialsm, and African American literature. She is a professor at Florida A&M University in the Department of English & Modern Languages and currently serves as the department Chair. She holds almost 20 years of experience in Higher Education and has been published many times over the years.


Danielle McGuire, Ph.D.

Danielle McGuire is an award-winning author and historian of racial and sexual violence. Her first book, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance–a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Knopf) won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the Lillian Smith Award. She is the editor with John Dittmer of Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement.

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Takisha Richardson, Esq.

Takisha D. Richardson is an Associate at Cohen Milstein, and a member of the firm’s Complex Tort Litigation practice group, as well as the firm’s Sexual Abuse, Sex Trafficking, and Domestic Violence team. She focuses on representing child sexual abuse victims and adult survivors of sexual abuse. Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Takisha was an Assistant State Attorney and Chief of the Special Victims Unit of the State Attorney’s Office for Palm Beach County.

Keynote Speakers

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Teresa M. Stafford is the founder and principal consultant at Inspiring Change, LLC where she is dedicated to shifting thoughts through transformative conversations that inspire individuals and organizations to change. Teresa expertly creates safe spaces that encourage individuals to lean into discomfort and seek self-awareness. She is a nationally sought out speaker and trainer. Teresa is a contract consultant with International Association of Chief of Police and RTI International. She also serves as the Chief Advocacy Officer at Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, the largest independent rape crisis center in the nation.

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Representative Anna V. Eskamani is an Orlando native and daughter of working-class immigrants who has committed her life to advocating in support of Florida’s hardworking families. A community organizer with a proven track record in building consensus while fighting unapologetically for progressive values, Anna served as the Senior Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. She managed a team of six across 22 counties and is known across the nation as an advocate for women’s health and equality. In addition to her professional work, Anna is a PhD student studying Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida.

Check out the FCASV website to find out more information about our conference keynote speakers and their presentations!

Workshop Highlights

The conference features 18 workshops covering a wide variety of topics from community outreach, to therapy modalities, to advocacy practices. We are offering workshops in both English and Spanish!

Just a few of our workshops:

Holistic and Intersectional Approaches to Working with Oppressed and Marginalized Survivors of Sexual Violence
Utilizing case examples, participants will explore the unique challenges that oppressed and marginalized populations face when healing from sexual violence. Participants will examine four therapeutic clients representing sex workers, transgender persons, people of color, and persons with disabilities. Using each of these examples, participants will look at what challenges each population faces with their healing journey, which holistic modalities foster healing, what privilege the therapist needs to be aware of when working with this population, and intersectionality within each survivor.

Men's Role in Women's Violence Prevention: Putting Down Patriarchy and Picking up Gender Equity
Many men are unaware of the role they have in women's violence prevention outside of not doing it or stopping it if they see it happening. This often causes them to feel a sense of powerlessness. This powerlessness, however, is a mistake in perception. Once men put down patriarchy and pick up gender equity, they can quickly move from powerless to empowered. Dialogue designed to unpack how patriarchal tenants such as power, control, and dominance lead to violence is essential in men redefining their role in violence prevention.

Restorative Justice: Repairing the Harm after Sexual Assault
The practice of restorative justice is not commonly understood and therefore concept and process of restorative justice can be a challenge for people who are unfamiliar with it. This workshop will introduce an overview of restorative justice and discuss how the process of facilitated restorative justice practices can invite healing, repair harm, and demonstrate accountability.

Terapia EMDR: Mitos y Realidades
La Terapia EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) fue desarrollada por Dr. Francine Shapiro. Al momento es una de las terapias más investigadas para el tratamiento de PTSD y otros desórdenes mentales. La Terapia EMDR, es basada en la idea de que los pensamientos negativos, sentimientos y comportamientos son el resultado de memorias traumáticas no resueltas. Esta presentación se enfoca en clarificar 3 de los mitos más predominantes de la Terapia EMDR. Se enfoca en clarificar el procedimiento estándar de la terapia, incluyendo una demostración de un ejercicio de estabilización utilizando estimulación bilateral.

Visit fcasv.org for a full list of workshops.

We look forward to "seeing" you virtually!

If you have any questions, please contact information@fcasv.org.