Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships to Respond to Sexual Assault is an interactive two-day training that will help participants establish partnerships with local military installations in order to effectively respond to the needs of sexual assault victims in the military. Throughout this training, participants will build knowledge about military systems, protocols, and culture to improve service provision to military sexual assault victims and to develop an appreciation of the perspectives of their future collaborative partners. It is through this developing sense of awareness that civilians will begin to understand who the military Service Member is, the culture they need to live and operate in, what motivates him/her, and what the military victim needs when working with community-based advocates. With the knowledge gained through this training process, in combination with their existing expertise in sexual assault, participants will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations throughout the United States.
Join IHA for 2 days of information, clinical tips, and skill-building sessions on recognizing and communicating effectively with your patients with low literacy skills. New to health literacy and want to get up to speed on the issues? Join IHA on Wednesday night, April 30, 2008, for a free, one-hour preconference session, "Health Literacy 101," for an overview of health literacy issues.
Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center (TC-TAT)
Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center (TC-TAT) invites Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grantees (only) to participate in our "Leadership + Systems Change = Sustainability" Immersion Institutefor VAW Advocates this November 18-21, 2008 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey, CA. The goal of this Institute is to strengthen our individual and collective leadership to advocate for sustainable systems change that address and prevent violence against women. This is a 4-day national training that will bring together violence against women (VAW) advocates from diverse communities to:
Learn skills to lead more effectively;
Expand our understanding of community specific approaches;
Analyze systematic problems and potential solutions;
Develop a strategic action plan;
Explore how to build our base and cultivate new leaders
Reflect on how to take care of ourselves and each other;
Share challenges and success with our VAW advocates
Each attending organization is required to send a team of at least two participants -one decision maker (Executive or Associate Director) and one implementer (community-based advocate or educator). TC-TAT serves OVW's Grants to Encourage Arrests Program. All other OVW grantees are invited to check with their OVW Program Manager/Officer regarding use of TA/Training funds for travel to this Institute.
A limited number of travel stipends are available.
Peace Over Violence is proud to present the 11th Annual Denim Day in LA 2009, a campaign to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault. This year it is Wednesday April 22, 2009.
In 1998, an Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans, reasoning she must have helped her attacker remove them. People all over the world were outraged. Wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.
Last year, on Denim Day an unprecedented 600,000 individuals and organizations signed up to wear jeans in support of raising awareness about the need to end sexual violence. This year we aim to at least double that amount.
This day we unite against the sexual assault of girls, women, boys and men. We stand in support of survivors. We break the silence to end sexual violence.
On Denim Day, wear your jeans as a visible sign of protest against the myths that still surround sexual assault!
Promoting Traditional Values and Incorporating Traditional Skills in Crime Victim Services
Supporting and Educating Tribal Leaders
Honoring Wisdom of the Past
Working in Harmony
Sustaining our Legacy
Healing the Elders
If you have any questions regarding workshop submission or the 12th National Indian Nations Conference, please visit the Conference Website or contact Tribal Law and Policy Institute Office at (323) 650-5467 or via email email@example.com.
Pre-Conference Institutes will be held on December 8, 2010.
Registration Packets will be available mid 2010.
This conference is a forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies to gather together to exchange current information on what we know and do not yet know, and discuss differences and similarities in what we do and how we do it. The conference covers all aspects of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention, and research. This includes intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, youth violence, judicial issues, sexual assault, disabilities, treatment of offenders, elder abuse, trauma, and more. The special theme this year is Moving from Dialogue to Action. The conference collaborating organizations, exhibitors, presenters, and participants bring with them many different experiences, ideas, theories, programs, and techniques. The vision is to bring people and communities together to make a significant positive impact on eliminating all types of violence, abuse and trauma. We are expecting over 1,500 attendees from all over the world for the week’s activities. Please join us for multi-ethnic and multicultural issues and perspectives, multidisciplinary and international perspectives, networking and collaborating with colleagues, cutting-edge research, prevention strategies, policy changes, new methods, criminal justice and legal issues, healthcare approaches, intervention techniques, advanced clinical sessions, informal discussions and conversations with some of the invited speakers, and skill-building opportunities.
This national conference will provide opportunities for tribal, state, and federal participants to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas for developing and improving strategies and programs that serve the unique needs of crime victims in Indian Country.The goals of this conference include:
Strength from Within: Rekindling Tribal Traditions to assist Victims/Survivors
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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