Date/Time: 
06/16/2014 - 8:00am to 06/17/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Institute of Medicine
Description: 

On June 16-17, the forum will convene a public workshop on Harvesting the Scientific Investment in Prevention Science to Promote Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health. The first day of the workshop will feature presentations on and discussion of facilitators and barriers to broad implementation of preventive interventions, and the roles of scientific norms, implementation strategies, and practices in care quality and health outcomes for youth at the national, state, and local levels. The first day will also include breakout group sessions for meeting participants to discuss these issues in the sector areas of (1) health care (including mental health), (2) schools, and (3) child welfare and juvenile/family justice. The second day of the workshop will include summary reports from the chairs of each of the three breakout groups and presentations on and discussion of new methodological directions in prevention science to promote children’s cognitive, affective, and behavioral health.The workshop will be held at the National Academy of Sciences building at 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., in Washington, DC. Registration is now available and is required to attend via live webcast or in-person and seating space is limited. A draft workshop agenda is available under ‘Other Meeting Resources’ on the right hand side of this page.

Date/Time: 
07/21/2014 - 9:00am to 07/25/2014 - 1:00pm
Location
City: 
Chicago
Postal Code: 
60642
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Catharsis Productions
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Cara Thaxton
Contact Phone: 
3122430022
Contact Email: 
cara@catharsisproductions.com
Contact Website: 
http://www.catharsisproductions.com/
Description: 

The Force of Awesome Institute is a 4.5 day anti-violence educator training program brought to you by the folks at Catharsis Productions. Our mission is to reinvigorate the training component of the anti-violence movement, imbuing it with energy, data, and skill. This institute will strengthen even the most seasoned trainer and educator.

Training Dates: July 21st-25th 2014

Location: Chicago, IL

Cost: Register by May 21st - Institute Fee: $650 plus travel and lodging  

Register by June 21st - Institute Fee: $750 plus travel and lodging

Register after June 21st - Institute Fee: $850 plus travel and lodging

Institute held at Catharsis Productions' offices: 700 N. Green St. Chicago, IL 60642

Institute Lodging at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel: 733 W. Madison St. Chicago

Institute rate is $166 plus tax • Must book hotel by June 25th

Email us today for more information.

More Information about FOAI:

The Force of Awesome Institute was designed to change the paradigm of prevention education and educator training programs. Its focus is on enabling educators to develop and hone both their curriculum development and analysis, and provide coaching and direction that profoundly improves their presentation delivery and ability to connect with diverse and challenging audiences. We believe that coaching and fostering analytical ability in a community of trainers to be the core of an effective train-the-trainer model, and one that has been sorely absent from our collective practice.

We are not just creating passionate orators who merely inspire; our educators will have the ability to translate their causes into purposeful, actions that may be immediately taken by their audiences.  Our combined 35 years of training experience will take your skills from good to great. Join us, become a part of the Force of Awesome!

 

Date/Time: 
11/09/2014 - 8:00am to 11/11/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Dallas, TX

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Women's Media Center
Description: 

WMC Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and message training program for women in the country.  There are not enough progressive women’s voices in mainstream media and this program aims to change that.  We are looking for women with diverse expertise (economic justice, health care policy, LGBTQ rights, etc.) who have the ability to make their voices heard in the media.  We seek thought leaders, issue experts, and advocates for change who want to gain knowledge and skills to leverage their messages both locally and nationally.  Participants represent a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, sexual preference, ability, and generation. They receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespeople in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines. Graduates join a supportive network of alumnae who support each other in their media goals.

Date/Time: 
09/17/2014 - 8:00am to 09/19/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Chicago, IL

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Women's Media Center
Description: 

WMC Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and message training program for women in the country.  There are not enough progressive women’s voices in mainstream media and this program aims to change that.  We are looking for women with diverse expertise (economic justice, health care policy, LGBTQ rights, etc.) who have the ability to make their voices heard in the media.  We seek thought leaders, issue experts, and advocates for change who want to gain knowledge and skills to leverage their messages both locally and nationally.  Participants represent a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, sexual preference, ability, and generation. They receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespeople in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines. Graduates join a supportive network of alumnae who support each other in their media goals.

Date/Time: 
06/26/2014 - 8:00am
Location
Address: 

Philadelphia County District Attorney's Office
3 South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 17107

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
Description: 

Dealing with mental health issues in the victim service world can be a challenge. This training will provide information on how to deal with the intersection between victims and mental health issues including the issues arising out of traumatization and pre-existing diagnoses of mental disorders in victims and offenders. This training will also address caring for yourself when dealing with these challenges.RegistrationRegistration closes on May 23, 2014. To register online click on the Register Now button at the top of this course description. You can also download the registration form and mail, fax or email it to:Donna R. HullVictim Serviced Training Consultant806 West Market StreetWest Chester, PA 19382Fax: (888) 486-5136

Date/Time: 
05/22/2014 - 6:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
PAIRWN
Description: 

Once again, the PAIRWN will display the "Our Voice" exhibit from May 13 - June 15, 2014 on the Yellow Wall Gallery at Midtown Scholar, Harrisburg.  Attached is the flyer.Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014 from 6pm to 10pmLecture: Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm.  The PAIRWN will have a presentation on "Story Circle".  Both of these activities will be at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore 1302 N Third Street Harrisburg, PA.   Attached is the flyer.Our Voices: Refugee and Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories is a 2005 exhibit featuring the portraits of women newcomers of Harrisburg and their stories of moving to the United States. The black and white portraits were taken by photographer Catherine Wert of Halifax, PA.The project was born out of the Story Circle program hosted by the Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women's Network (PAIRWN) where women came together to share their experiences and support one another in their transition to a new home and the accompanying struggles and triumphs.

Date/Time: 
07/16/2014 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
1in6
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
https://1in6.org/
Description: 

Ongoing news stories that raise awareness about the sexual abuse of boys offer a great opportunity to encourage men to begin addressing their childhood sexual trauma. But how do you reach male survivors? How do you engage them, make them feel safe in stepping forward?This 90-minute is designed to help advocates, organizers and practitioners think about the most effective ways to reach out to men and with those who care about them. Explore key meanings in language, messaging, and other marketing tools to help guide your strategic plan for effective engagement. This webinar explores: 1in6 outreach philosophy; basic outreach theory; practical strategic plan for your practice or organization’s outreach and awareness activities; common practices to increase social-media engagement; available resources for men.

Date/Time: 
06/18/2014 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
1in6
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
https://1in6.org/
Description: 

Because social norms for men often inhibit their effective emotional responses to childhood trauma, men often learn to cope other ways — sometimes not so effective ways. These may include addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, work, pornography and unsafe sexual practices; risky physical activities; issues with anger management; suicide, and physical violence. So instead of calling rape crisis centers or mental health clinics, male survivors often show up in court, rehab facilities, or in the ER without ever disclosing their secret.This webinar explores: Men’s presenting issues that may reflect a history of childhood sexual abuse; resources and options for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse; ineffective coping strategies men use that may be related to childhood sexual abuse; ways men may respond differently from women to a history of abuse; availability of resources for male survivors; social/cultural norms for men that inhibit male survivors from reaching out for help; self-care issues that may arise when working with male survivors; and impact of abuse and resources for secondary survivors (family and loved ones).

Date/Time: 
05/21/2014 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
1in6
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
https://1in6.org/
Description: 

This webinar for social service providers, law enforcement and other professionals who work with men, provides an opportunity to consider the particular ways men may respond differently to childhood sexual abuse. Whatever your level of knowledge about working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, this interactive webinar may encourage you to rethink your current assumptions, examine your expectations and to employ a lens of masculinity to enhance your existing skills when working with men.This workshop explores: Common misunderstandings about men and sexual abuse; special barriers men face in disclosing childhood abuse; how cultural norms may inhibit men from seeking treatment (Gender expression, Sexual Orientation, Race, Ethnicity, Faith…); the importance and role of language in advocacy & education; helpful audit tools for program effectiveness; discussion of existing resources and the challenge of finding therapists specifically trained to work with male survivors of sexual abuse; and guidance on the critical need to remain neutral when raising the issue of sexual abuse or responding to a disclosure.

Date/Time: 
05/06/2014 - 10:00am
Location
Address: 

York County Annex Building
118 Pleasant Acres Road
York, PA 17402

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
Description: 

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 10am, CPIP is offering a FREE 1.5 hour cultural competency training on working with Muslim victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The training will be held at the York County Annex Building located at 118 Pleasant Acres Road York, PA 17402.  Please RSVP for the training by emailing Sarah. The trainer is Ms. Asma Hanif, an advanced practice nurse who has devoted her life to operating Al-Nissa Holistic Health Center, a free clinic for women who are homeless, uninsured, or victims of domestic abuse, and Muslimat Al-Nisaa, a shelter for Muslim women in Baltimore, Maryland.   Ms. Hanif’s work has been featured in stories on NPR and MSNBC.  The training will focus on the following topics: - Basic cultural competency training (overview of major cultural/religious tenets)- Challenges that Muslim victims of domestic violence and sexual assault face/barriers to leaving abusive relationships and seeking services- Concrete tips and guidance for DV/SA service providers working with Muslim victims They are excited to host Ms. Hanif and are hopeful many of you can make it to this training!

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