Date/Time: 
02/25/2014 - 3:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
SAMHSA
Description: 

What does it mean to be an adolescent girl today? This session provides an overview of girls' development and growth during adolescence and the opportunities and risks that they face. Topics include physical changes, socialization, roles and relationships, identity development, risks, and resiliency as factors affecting girls during this critical time. After completing this webinar, participants will have a basic understanding of developmental issues for adolescent girls that will support more effective work with girls and young women ages 12 to 18.Participants will be able to describe:  

  • Typical and atypical developmental trajectories
  • The role of peer and family relationships
  • The impact of culture and values
  • Strategies for fostering resiliency and empowerment
Date/Time: 
02/25/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
OVC
Description: 

On February 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Jennifer Stith and Sheri Vanino, PsyD, on best practices for serving adult survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). Ms. Stith is Interim Executive Director of WINGS Foundation, Inc., an organization in Denver, Colorado, that provides education, advocacy, and support to adult survivors of CSA and their loved ones. She also works with partners in the domestic violence, sexual assault, child advocacy, and health care fields to increase awareness about the need to address CSA-related trauma in adult survivors' lives in order to restore their overall health, well-being, and ability to thrive.Dr. Vanino specializes in working with victims of trauma and sexual assault. In addition to her private therapy practice, she provides psychological assessments for the Lutheran Hospital Emergency Department in Denver, Colorado, as well as expert testimony on sexual assault cases and training on the topics of sexual assault and trauma. Previously, Dr. Vanino served as Director of Victim Services and Counseling Director for the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program in Colorado.Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Stith and Dr. Vanino and return on February 25 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.

Date/Time: 
03/19/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Legal Momentum, NIWAP, CALCASA
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
202-274-4190
Description: 

This 90-minute webinar will be the last in a series of seven webinars designed to support Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), grantees working with immigrant survivors of violence. This webinar builds on a previous broadcast “Trauma-Informed Care: Promoting Healing While Strengthening Survivors’ Immigration Case”, which introduced the process of immigration story writing intervention – a unique technique that couples (1) a trauma-focused writing exercise, shown to reduce the psychological impact of trauma exposure, with (2) a record of the survivor’s experience of domestic violence, sexual abuse, or other qualifying traumatic event that enhances the survivor’s evidence-based immigration relief application. All registrants should review Part I prior to the second broadcast. In this sequel,  presenters will offer a tested and trauma sensitive tool, helpful resources, and effective strategies to facilitate the immigration story writing intervention. The focus will be on helping advocates obtain in-depth details from survivors, identify patterns of coercive control, and promote healing as they build stronger immigration relief applications. This is an interactive webinar in which attendees will be encouraged to participate and ask questions. Participants are encouraged to review the previous webinar on Trauma Informed Care Part I available at http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/reference/additional-materials/iwp-training-powerpoints/webinar-5-trauma-informed-care for background and details about victim based immigration remedies.   If you need help with your webinar registration or have any technical questions, please contact Levi Wolberg at (202)274-4190.

Date/Time: 
02/26/2014 - 8:00am to 02/27/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Institute of Medicine
Description: 

A 2-day public workshop to explore the relationship between mental health and violence. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions with the goal of laying the foundation for progress in improving outcomes with respect to mental health and violence embodied in research, policy change, and program development.Workshop speakers and participants will explore a continuum of approaches to improving both mental health and violence prevention with the objectives of:

  • Arriving at a better understanding of the intersections between mental health and violence, including:
    • The relationships between mental health dysfunction and risks of violence perpetration and victimization as well as the mental health consequences of exposure to violence; and
    • The extent to which improved mental health functioning and improved mental health services can--or cannot--address concerns about violence in society.
  • Exploring a new model for thinking about the intersections of mental health promotion and violence prevention that is useful for improving outcomes.
Date/Time: 
03/20/2014 - 8:00am to 03/21/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NMCADV
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
www.messagematters.info
Description: 

In this unique, first-of-its-kind Messaging Summit, participants will learn from nationally renowned communication experts about the fundamentals of strategic communication-about what works and why - and come away with a framework for the creation of powerful messages that will resonate far into the future.Who should attend?  Domestic violence professionals, stakeholders and allied organizations who want to learn and effectively apply the fundamentals of persuasive messaging.

  • Gain an increased awareness and understanding of state-of-the-art research on effective  approaches.  What works best and why?
  • Learn to avoid common messaging pitfalls.
  • Become familiar with and be able to apply concepts such as framing and metaphor, and  understand the role emotions play in persuasive messaging strategies.
  • Respond effectively to harmful narratives as they emerge.
  • Identify and assess the strengths and weaknesses of current messaging efforts, and brainstorm new approaches.
  • Learn why our approach to reaching victims of violence may be falling short and what
  • can be done to make it better.
Date/Time: 
02/24/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location
Address: 

The McGraw Hill Auditorium & Gallery
1221 Avenue of the Americas
between 48th and 49th Streets
New York, NY

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Sanctuary for Families
Description: 

Join us for Bystanders No More, a public forum bringing together policy makers, activists, and thought leaders for a panel discussion exploring men and boys’ stake in the movement to end gender violence, including: 

  • How does gender violence affect boys and men?
  • How do societal influences promote and perpetuate gender violence?
  • How can men become leaders in this movement? 
Date/Time: 
04/25/2014 - 8:00am
Location
Address: 

TJ Auditorium at REading Hosptial
Reading, PA

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Reading Hosptial and Medical Center
Description: 

Help to Celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness Month by attending Reading Hospital's Fist Annual Sexual Assault Conference: Time is Evidence, Presented by the Emergency Department's SANE Team. Topics discussed will be:

  • Pediatric Sexual Assault
  • Male Victims
  • Suspect Exams
  • Strangulation
  • Mock Trial Simulation

For questions, please email Jessica Drexler.

Date/Time: 
03/21/2014 - 8:00am to 03/22/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
True Colors
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
www.ourtruecolors.org
Description: 

This year's selection of workshops for adults really demonstrates the commitment to bringing experts in LGBT youth issues from all over the country together in one, comprehensive two day learning experience.Here is just a taste of what is being offered:•    Controversies in Gender Diagnosis: Moderated by Ritch Savin-Williams, Ph.D. from Cornell University, this panel of experts includes a wide range of views and perspective.•    Sexual Taboos: Discussing Difficult Topics in Sexuality•    The Influence of Trauma on Identity Experiencing EMDR for Resolution•    Coming-Out & Self-Acceptance: The Right Track Treatment Model - One Year Later!•    Gender Identity/Expression in Young Children: Creating Gender Affirming, Rather than Gender Neutral Classrooms•    Strategies for Youth Leadership through Youth-Adult Partnerships•    Creating Social Change: Providing Support and Affirming LGBT Community Members within the Foster Care System•    50 Shade of Brown - Connecting at the Intersections•    Planning Awesome Programs with Your GSA•    Unheard Voices: LGBT Middle School Students•    Sharpen Your Pencils: What Parents of LGBTQ Youth Should Know About Their Children's RightsIn addition to the multitude of fabulous workshops being offered, there will be terrific entertainment including slam poet, Kit Yan, at the conference opening.  Special Guests: Singer/dancer/entertainer extraordinaire Danny Moreno, Comedian Robin Cloud and ESPN commentator/Soccer hero Brianna Scurry.

Date/Time: 
03/21/2014 - 8:00am to 03/22/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
True Colors
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
www.ourtruecolors.org
Description: 

This year's selection of workshops for adults really demonstrates the commitment to bringing experts in LGBT youth issues from all over the country together in one, comprehensive two day learning experience.Here is just a taste of what is being offered:•    Controversies in Gender Diagnosis: Moderated by Ritch Savin-Williams, Ph.D. from Cornell University, this panel of experts includes a wide range of views and perspective.•    Sexual Taboos: Discussing Difficult Topics in Sexuality•    The Influence of Trauma on Identity Experiencing EMDR for Resolution•    Coming-Out & Self-Acceptance: The Right Track Treatment Model - One Year Later!•    Gender Identity/Expression in Young Children: Creating Gender Affirming, Rather than Gender Neutral Classrooms•    Strategies for Youth Leadership through Youth-Adult Partnerships•    Creating Social Change: Providing Support and Affirming LGBT Community Members within the Foster Care System•    50 Shade of Brown - Connecting at the Intersections•    Planning Awesome Programs with Your GSA•    Unheard Voices: LGBT Middle School Students•    Sharpen Your Pencils: What Parents of LGBTQ Youth Should Know About Their Children's RightsIn addition to the multitude of fabulous workshops being offered, there will be terrific entertainment including slam poet, Kit Yan, at the conference opening.  Special Guests: Singer/dancer/entertainer extraordinaire Danny Moreno, Comedian Robin Cloud and ESPN commentator/Soccer hero Brianna Scurry. 

Date/Time: 
02/20/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Principal Investigators Association
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
1-800-303-0129 x 506
Contact Email: 
info@principalinvestigators.org
Description: 

Evidence based policy and practice involve a partnership between researchers, advocacy organizations, policy makers and practitioners. Many researchers hope to change policy or practice with their research, but most are unclear about how to successfully achieve this goal.During this insightful Webinar, your expert presenter will use examples from her own experience including: translating research into policy and practice to help researchers identify an appropriate policy or practice audience; clarify what aspects of their research could be used in programs and policy; and successfully work with policy makers and practitioners to move their findings into concrete practice.For more information or registation, click here.

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