Date/Time: 
12/13/2012 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location
Address: 

Flenniken Landing
115 Flenniken Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920

Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Event Contact
Contact Email: 
dstewart@tncoalition.org
Description: 

The Coalition will host a training on Trauma Informed Care for domestic and sexual violence programs on Thursday, December 13 from 10:00-4:00 EST. This training will examine the effects of trauma on survivors and advocates, introduce Tennessee's new comprehensive statewide policy for trauma-informed care, and give advocates the tools they need to effectively work with survivors in crisis. The trainers are Elizabeth Edmondson, Coalition Program Manager at the Tennessee Coalition and Sheri Eastridge, Women and Children’s Investment Program Manager at Child & Family Tennessee. This training itself is provided at no cost to participants, however, lunch will be on your own.  

Date/Time: 
10/14/2013 - 8:00am to 10/17/2013 - 5:00pm
Location
City: 
Bangkok
Country: 
238
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
+27 12 339 8527
Contact Email: 
svri@mrc.ac.za
Contact Website: 
www.svri.org
Description: 

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is proud to announce the 3rd international conference on sexual violence research, SVRI Forum 2013. The aim of SVRI Forum 2013 is to promote promising practices for preventing and responding to sexual and intimate partner violence. The Forum 2013 will be co-hosted by Partners for Prevention.The scope of the SVRI Forum will expand in 2013 to include both sexual violence and intimate partner violence. This extension of the scope of the SVRI Forum encourages examination of the overlapping nature of these acts of violence. The SVRI Forum 2013 will also link the child protection and SGBV fields and promote cross sectoral dialogue and exchange on primary prevention of child abuse and neglect especially when linked to future prevention of sexual violence perpetration and victimization.The objectives of SVRI Forum 2013 are to:

  • Promote excellence in research on sexual and intimate partner violence
  • Bridge gaps between research, policy and practice
  • Provide opportunity and space for speakers and audience to interact and learn from high-level presentations and developments in the field
  • Encourage discussion of new ideas for services and prevention responses with the principal elements derived from evidence and expert opinions
  • Encourage networking and sharing of knowledge across fields and sectors, including across violence against women and violence against children
  • Provide a space where participants feel supported to talk about challenges in undertaking research on sexual and intimate partner violence

Researchers, activists, donors, service providers and policy-makers from across all sectors are therefore invited to submit abstracts, according to the SVRI Forum 2013 themes:

  • Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence in conflict and crisis
  • HIV and sexual violence
  • Child sexual abuse, exploitation and gender based violence
  • Addressing IPV in low- and middle-income countries
  • Trafficking and sexual violence

Within these themes, abstracts which include a life-course perspective; address under-researched areas such as disability and sexual abuse; as well as abstracts which address men and masculinities; and gender and prevention of sexual violence and IPV are particularly encouraged. Priority will also be given to abstracts that detail responses and prevention programmes that incorporate multi-sectoral and cross sectoral strategies or have findings of interventions and longitudinal studies.Participants are encouraged to use the SVRI Sexual Violence Research Agenda as guide in developing abstracts. In the coming weeks more details about the venue will be given, call for abstracts, pre-conference workshops, prize-giving and more. If you have any queries, please contact svri@mrc.ac.za.  

Date/Time: 
12/10/2012 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Location
Address: 

Best Western Lakeway Inn
714 Lakeway Drive
Bellingham, WA
 

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
WCSAP
Description: 

Workshop Description: This workshop will define vicarious trauma and distinguish it from ideas of a job's "normal wear and tear." This training provides participants the opportunity to reflect on their current work experiences and learn preventative strategies for dealing with vicarious trauma. When considering environmental factors, levels of communication within organizations and personal methods of dealing with vicarious trauma, we can paint a better picture of creating healthy support and strategies for maintaining emotional well-being. This training is available to mental health professionals. 

Date/Time: 
12/03/2012 - 10:00am
Location
Address: 

Office of Justice Programs, 3rd Floor Ballroom
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Institute of Justice
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Yolanda Curtis
Contact Phone: 
202-305-2554
Contact Email: 
yolanda.curtis@usdoj.gov
Description: 

Dr. Rebecca Campbell will bring together research on the neurobiology of trauma and the criminal justice response to sexual assault. She will explain the underlying neurobiology of traumatic events, its emotional and physical manifestation, and how these processes can impact the investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults. Real-world, practical implications will be examined for first responders, such as law enforcement, nurses, prosecutors, and advocates.For more information or to RSVP, please contact Yolanda Curtis at Yolanda.Curtis@usdoj.gov or 202-305-2554.The seminar is free but you must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security.If you are unable to attend the seminar in person, you can listen to a recording at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/events/research-real-world.htm a few weeks after the seminar takes place. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Yolanda Curtis at Yolanda.Curtis@usdoj.gov or 202-305-2554.The seminar is free but you must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security.If you are unable to attend the seminar in person, you can listen to a recording at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/events/research-real-world.htm a few weeks after the seminar takes place.  

Date/Time: 
01/31/2013 - 8:00am to 02/01/2013 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Westin Charlotte Hotel
601 S. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
 

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
509-684-9800
Contact Email: 
info@evawintl.org
Description: 

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is pleased to announce that we will be holding the first of three 2013 Regional Training Conferences in Charlotte, North Carolina. This 2-day training will be held at the Westin Charlotte Hotel on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1, 2013.These regional training conferences are designed to complement our international conference that we host once a year, as well as our OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) and webinar events, to offer a range of training options for professionals in the field. While the annual conference offers an incredible opportunity to hear from as many as 80 leading experts facilitating 48 workshops and 6 plenary sessions -- we continually receive requests to host regional training conferences on a smaller scale, to address the fundamentals of how to improve the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault and domestic violence. This is consistent with our mission as an organization, which is to inspire and educate those who respond to gender-based violence - with the goal of better supporting victims, holding perpetrators accountable, and ultimately make our communities safer.We encourage you to join us for a cutting edge opportunity highlighting: 

  • Dynamics: What Does Sexual Assault Really Look Like?
  • Effective Report Writing: Using the Language of Non-Consensual Sex
  • Interviewing the Victim: Techniques Based on the Realistic Dynamics of Sexual Assault
  • Identifying and Implementing Innovative Investigation & Prosecution Strategies
  • Evidence Assessment, Interpretation & Investigative Impact
  • Threat Assessment & Lethality
  • Dual Assault
  • Interpretation of Injuries
  • Dominant / Primary Aggressor
  • Stalking Personalities and Behavior
  • Safety Planning
  • Challenges & Barriers to the Criminal Justice Response & Victim Services Collaboration

Who will benefit: 

  • Law Enforcement
  • Prosecutors
  • Victim Advocates
  • Judges
  • Parole & Probation
  • Rape Crisis Workers
  • Medical Personnel
  • Clergy / Faith Community
  • Educators
  • Therapists
  • Public Health Workers
  • Researchers
  • Social Workers 
Date/Time: 
01/31/2013 - 8:00am to 02/01/2013 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Westin Charlotte Hotel
601 S. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
 

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
509-684-9800
Contact Email: 
info@evawintl.org
Description: 

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is pleased to announce that we will be holding the first of three 2013 Regional Training Conferences in Charlotte, North Carolina. This 2-day training will be held at the Westin Charlotte Hotel on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1, 2013.These regional training conferences are designed to complement our international conference that we host once a year, as well as our OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) and webinar events, to offer a range of training options for professionals in the field. While the annual conference offers an incredible opportunity to hear from as many as 80 leading experts facilitating 48 workshops and 6 plenary sessions -- we continually receive requests to host regional training conferences on a smaller scale, to address the fundamentals of how to improve the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault and domestic violence. This is consistent with our mission as an organization, which is to inspire and educate those who respond to gender-based violence - with the goal of better supporting victims, holding perpetrators accountable, and ultimately make our communities safer.We encourage you to join us for a cutting edge opportunity highlighting: 

  • Dynamics: What Does Sexual Assault Really Look Like?
  • Effective Report Writing: Using the Language of Non-Consensual Sex
  • Interviewing the Victim: Techniques Based on the Realistic Dynamics of Sexual Assault
  • Identifying and Implementing Innovative Investigation & Prosecution Strategies
  • Evidence Assessment, Interpretation & Investigative Impact
  • Threat Assessment & Lethality
  • Dual Assault
  • Interpretation of Injuries
  • Dominant / Primary Aggressor
  • Stalking Personalities and Behavior
  • Safety Planning
  • Challenges & Barriers to the Criminal Justice Response & Victim Services Collaboration

Who will benefit: 

  • Law Enforcement
  • Prosecutors
  • Victim Advocates
  • Judges
  • Parole & Probation
  • Rape Crisis Workers
  • Medical Personnel
  • Clergy / Faith Community
  • Educators
  • Therapists
  • Public Health Workers
  • Researchers
  • Social Workers 
Date/Time: 
05/20/2013 - 12:00pm to 05/22/2013 - 3:00pm
Location
Address: 

January 14th & 16th at:
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown Hotel
500 N. Interstate 35
Austin, TX

January 15th at:
The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX

City: 
Austin
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
512-471-2886
Description: 

After decades of effective advocacy, policy changes, and direct service provision, myths about violence against women and victim blaming persist and impact the effectiveness of the criminal justice system's response to victims and sirvivors.  Research indicates thta advocates and law enforcement offers are effective expert witnesses, and that they and court personnel can affect change regarding the perceptions of these crimes.  This conference aims to address that gap by providing training to increase the use of expert testimony indomestic violence cases.Early rate registration fee is $300.00.Registration fee is $325.00 after December 13, 2012.Registration fee includes: all workshop sessions, conference materials and continuing education document 

Date/Time: 
11/08/2012 - 8:00am to 11/09/2012 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont's Offices
94 Main Street, Suite 3
Montpelier, VT

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Robin Castle, M.A.
Contact Phone: 
802-229-5724
Contact Email: 
rcastle@pcavt.org
Description: 

This opportunity is for professionals working on behalf of young children and families in any setting.  Participants may include staff from family resource centers, early childhood programs, PCA America Chapters, children's advocacy centers, home visitation programs, elementary schools, and domestic violence/sexual assault response & Prevention organizations.The Training the Trainers will certify participants to:

  • Train teachers and/or home visitors to use the Care for Kids Program with children ages 3-8 (PreK-2).

Care for Kids is a comprehensive community approach to fostering healthy sexual development in early childhood which includes training for parents, early childhood educators and for children ages 3 through 8.The adult component promotes understanding of children's sexual development; open communication between adults and children about sexuality; and adult responsibility for the safety and healthy development of children.Children receive education and support to have personal boundaries, communicate and listen to one another respectfully and know the correct names for all of the parts of their bodies.  They engage in developmentally appropriate activities that build protective factors such as communication and empathy.

  • Facilitate a parent meeting for childcare centers/schools that will be implementing Care for Kids
  • Implement Care for Kids in the childcare setting, classroom or home setting
  • Provide on-going technical assistance and support for those implementing Care for Kids
  • Present the 2-hour Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development (NHSD) workshop to those who work with young children and parents of young children.
Date/Time: 
12/05/2012 - 8:00am to 12/07/2012 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Watermark Hotel & Spa
Gold Coast

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Indigenous Health
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
41252347
Contact Email: 
admin@indigenoushealth.net
Description: 

Seats are now getting very limited for the 2012 National Indigenous Health Conference scheduled on the 5th – 7th of December 2012 at the Watermark Hotel & Spa in the Gold Coast. The event committee has invited several international guest speakers to present Indigenous health programs being implemented in Indigenous communities of Canada and New Zealand whom will be sharing various pathways, insights, results of research studies and different models of practice in the field of Indigenous Health.Among the prominent international speakers are the representatives of The Kotahitanga Whanau Ora Collective - a network of four Maori Health, Social Services and Education providers based in South Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa which provides services to more than 20,000 peopleand has embarked on a challenging journey to design and transform the way it delivers services to whanau/families through a new family-centred model of care called “Mana Tiaki”.  This model is premised on Maori values and kaupapa (philosophy and platform) and serves to improve the outcomes of families who have significant and multi-faceted needs.  The Kotahitanga Collective will be sharing their insights and are keen to support the overall intent of the conference in promoting indigenous models and approaches to reduce the gap in Indigenous health. Indeed this 3-day event will offer a truly unique experience for all delegates. Attending this event presents an opportunity for workers in the field of Indigenous health to form new alliances and opportunities at the same time gaining an intricate working knowledge of presented successful community programs and efficient strategy implementation. To register for the event, please contact us at admin@indigenoushealth.net or call 41252347. 

Date/Time: 
05/15/2013 - 8:00am to 05/17/2013 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Kansas City Convention Center
 

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Saint Luke's Health System
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
816-932-5100
Contact Email: 
saintlukesconcierge@saint-lukes.org
Description: 

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