Celebrating Diversity: Population Centered Sexual Violence Prevention

06/23/2009 (All day) to 06/24/2009 (All day)
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Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Join us as we take our work to the next level by addressing the importance of cultural sensitivity and appropriateness in our sexual violence prevention efforts.  Nationally known speakers, Sujata Warrier, Director of the New York City Program for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, and Loretta Ross, National Coordinator of SisterSong, will address cultural competency as well as sexual violence through a human rights framework. Local presenters will share their innovative ideas and give effective techniques on working inclusively with specific populations including teens, men and boys, and LGBTQI youth. Specific workshops will also focus on best practices regarding working within school systems and among diverse community partners.

This conference will also allow for networking with other prevention specialists, information about policy initiatives, and valuable take home resources that you can apply directly to your work.  With the economic climate we are all facing, we will learn not only how to do more with less, but how to do BETTER with less.

We hope that this conference provides a bridge by which we may cross from our own experience to that of others and back, along the way discovering our similarities, developing a respect for our differences, and in the end embracing the diversity of each individual.

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