The first annual Bringing Back H.O.P.E. (Healing Our People Everywhere) Summit will be conducted June 22-24 from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm at Herk Hall (Bldg. 980) at Little Rock Air Force Base. This professional development seminar is free and open to sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) victim advocates, sexual harassment/assault response and prevention program advocates (SHARP), special victim’s counsel, prosecutors (local, state and federal); law enforcement (local, state and federal), clinicians, counselors and anyone working in victim care.


A distinguished group of featured speakers will discuss how trauma is formed in the brain, sexual violence, child trafficking, assault and hazing, domestic violence and sexual harassment. Simon Weinberg, noted director/producer and co-owner of Big Voice Pictures will present a documentary about sexual assault titled “Boys and Men Healing.” Victim services professionals may receive up to 24 continuing education units for participating.


Participants must register for this event by visiting the following link, where they can also access the agenda: The event coordinator is Trish Fordyce, SAPR Prevention and Response Coordinator for the 189th Airlift Wing and can be contacted via email at


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