The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. APHA has a world of public health in store for you.
The theme of the 2012 APHA Annual Meeting will be Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan.
The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is a Public Health Educational Forum! Learn from the experts in the field, hear about cutting edge research and exceptional best practices, discover the latest public health products and services, and share your public health experience with your peers. The world of public health is in continual motion, and there is no better time to stay abreast of the research and learn about emerging issues.
The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition attracts more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.
San Francisco Women Against Rape and California Coalition for Women Prisoners
In Remembering We Rise: 13th Artists Against Rape
This dynamic event features local poets, artists and activists, speaking out against sexual assault and offers a unique supportive space for expression and community building. The event aims to help build an anti-violence movement that prioritizes survivors, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, low- income and incarcerated individuals, queer people, youth and others who have been marginalized or silenced. It is a night of healing and transformation through the arts.
This event promises to highlight a diverse mixture of seasoned and new performers and artists alike. Show your support of SFWAR and CCWP by attending the silent auction held before the event. All proceeds directly benefit SFWAR and CCWP mission of supporting survivors and their healing.
Please join us as we use art and celebration as tools for community resilience and personal healing. Doors open at 7pm, show begins at 8pm. Venue is wheelchair accessible and the show will be ASL translated. Please RSVP by Oct.29th for child care and/or shuttle from 19th Street Bart.
Major advances have been made in the assessment and treatment of traumatic stress in the past 20 years. Despite these advances, the vast majority of those affected by traumatic stress still do not receive any type of services or care. For many, no services are available. Others are reluctant to seek care or do not find the services offered appealing. In addition, treatments are not effective for some who receive them. The effectiveness of services or clinical care may be limited if our conceptualizations, research methods and practices do not match the clinical realities for some trauma survivors.This meeting will provide a forum to discuss innovative strategies for outreach, assessment, treatments and programs that will enable us to deliver services in a wider variety of contexts and reach more trauma survivors. A shift in focus from mental disorder and diagnosis to the promotion of mental health can help reduce stigma and facilitate wider dissemination of information and tools to promote recovery from traumatic stress. Innovations in conceptualization, measurement and clinical methods may help us better understand the diversity of responses to traumatic stress and tailor our services and treatments to groups and individuals with different post-traumatic presentations.
U. S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women in partnership with Family Violence Prevention Fund
Areas to be covered:
Key elements of human trafficking
Effective advocacy for trafficking survivors
Legal options – T Visa, U Visa and Violence Against Women Act
Creative interviewing techniques
ultural competency Innovative approaches to collaboration
This will be done in a variety of ways:
Interactive and innovative educational sessions
Cross-professional sessions on building collaborations
Case analysis and application
National experts and trainers working in the anti-trafficking field
Who may attend? Participants are highly encouraged to come with individuals from organizations in their communities ("teams" of 2-3 people) which can include, but not limited to, attorneys, legal advocates, faith based providers, counselors, law enforcement, immigration community service providers, and judges.
OVW grantees under the Legal Assistance for Victims, Rural, and Arrest grant programs can use their OVW travel funds to send grant funded staff and partners to this training. Other OVW grantees interested in attending this training should contact their OVW Program Specialist for prior approval.
Additionally, you are also encouraged to invite non-OVW funded partners to register for this training as part of your team. Please note that your non-OVW funded partners will be responsible for their own travel expenses.
The education program is provided free of charge. Please note that participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending the program. Accommodations are available at the program rate of $149 plus 15% tax per night.
Application Deadline: August 21, 2009
Space is Limited, Please Respond ASAP
APHA's Call for Abstracts for the 2012 Annual Meeting & Exposition, to be held Oct. 27-31 in San Francisco, is now open. The theme of the meeing is "Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan."
Abstracts that focus on all areas of public helath as well as those that focus on the Annual Meeting theme are encouraged. All abstracts must be submitted online and an easy-to-use online form facilitates the process step-by-step.
The deadline for submission of abstracts ranges from Feb 6th through 10th, dependin on the Sections, Special Primary Interest Group, Caucus or Forum to which you wish to submit. All submissions will end 11:59pm PST on the due date listed on the Call for Abstracts. No late submissions will be accepted. For more information about the 140th Annual Meeting & Exposition, visit www.apha.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting
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