Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
Learn about the unique ways that children experience grief and trauma, and how victim service providers and allied professionals can best serve children suffering from grief. Topics include:
Recognizing the signs of grief and trauma in children who either:
a) experience vicarious grief and trauma through the homicidal/suicidal death of a family member or by witnessing violence in the home, or
b) experience violence themselves and have symptoms of trauma and grief as a result.
Effective ways to intervene with children experiencing grief, especially if the child is reluctant to discuss the events.
How victim service providers can assist the families of children who are dealing with grief and trauma.
How victim service providers and allied professionals can work together to provide services to grieving children and mitigate against traumatized children moving into destructive and/or violent behaviors.
In January 2009, join us in San Diego for the 23rd Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment.
The San Diego Conference focuses on multi-disciplinary best-practice efforts to prevent, if possible, or otherwise to investigate, treat, and prosecute child and family maltreatment.
The objective of the San Diego Conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of all forms of maltreatment including those related to family violence and substance abuse as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. Issues concerning support for families, prevention, leadership, policy making and translating the latest research into action are also addressed.
About the Conference
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.
When: May 18-20, 2009 ~ two and a half days of training!
THEME: "Promoting Peace in the Home, Your Community, and the World: Linking Practice, Research, and Policy Across the Lifespan"
CONFERENCE TRACKS:Children Exposed to Violence, Child Maltreatment, Adult Survivors of Child Maltreatment, Intimate Partner Violence Victims, Intimate Partner Violence Offenders, Trauma and Its Effect on Military Personnel and Their Families, Other Trauma, Sexual Assault Victims, Sexual Assault Offenders, Elder Abuse and Vulnerable Populations, Legal Issues and Criminal Justice, Healthcare, At Risk Youth
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