Stalking is a crime that is frequently minimized and misunderstood, in part because it is a behavior that is socially normalized. Media plays a critical role in shaping our understanding of stalking, and other forms of violence. Media literacy is a tool that we can all use to better deconstruct media and deconstruct the culture at large as we work towards building more effective violence response and prevention methods. Using media clips and examples, this webinar will introduce basic media literacy concepts and deconstruction questions that can be integrated into stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault response and prevention programs, workshops, and daily conversations.
The Society of Forensic Toxicology Continuing Education and Drug-Facilitated Crimes Committees and DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
This workshop will include lectures on the investigation and prosecution of DFSA cases, alcohol and memory, and various drugs used to facilitate sexual assault. Participants who attend on location will also evaluate mock case scenarios in small groups and be offered a tour of the DC Medical Examiner facilities. This training will be taking place online and on location in Washington, DC.Register for the on-site training. Registration deadline for on-site training is August 4th.Register for the online training.
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.
APA and ABA are joining together to co-sponsor this continuing education national conference, addressing the broad range of issues related to the exposure of children, youth and families to violence in and around the home, community and society.The conference will:
Present nearly 40 plenary and invited sessions addressing prevention and intervention.
Focus on violence across individual, family, community and social contexts.
Have broad appeal to psychologists, attorneys, judges, legal scholars, behavioral and social science scholars, social workers, and other professionals in legal, mental health, social service and education fields.
Offer continuing education credits to both psychologists and attorneys (CE and CLE).
Close with a networking session, to give participants an opportunity to exchange information and views about critical issues and promote strategies for addressing violence.
A 2-day public workshop to explore the relationship between mental health and violence. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions with the goal of laying the foundation for progress in improving outcomes with respect to mental health and violence embodied in research, policy change, and program development.Workshop speakers and participants will explore a continuum of approaches to improving both mental health and violence prevention with the objectives of:
Arriving at a better understanding of the intersections between mental health and violence, including:
The relationships between mental health dysfunction and risks of violence perpetration and victimization as well as the mental health consequences of exposure to violence; and
The extent to which improved mental health functioning and improved mental health services can--or cannot--address concerns about violence in society.
Exploring a new model for thinking about the intersections of mental health promotion and violence prevention that is useful for improving outcomes.
The investigation of sexual violence requires the very best from our criminal justice system. The individuals who commit these crimes, particularly those of the most violent nature, must be identified, captured, and brought to justice before they assault again. The investigation of these crimes, however, is remarkably complex and requires extensive cooperation and active communication across disciplines.This two-hour Policy and Practices Forum will convene experienced and knowledgeable subject matter experts in various fields contributing to the investigation and processing of cases involving sexual violence. The presenters, whose experience spans decades, will discuss the complex relationship between law enforcement, science, medicine, and the judicial system. As they will explain, innovative jurisdictional practices and scientific research producing valuable solutions and insight can empower our criminal justice system to better respond to acts committed by sexual predators. The result of these enhanced approaches is the better collection of evidence, faster laboratory testing, improved case management, and more reliable prosecution of offenders.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a 2013 Youth Summit, Empowering Young Leaders for Juvenile Justice Reform, on August 2 and August 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Summit will bring together young people from around the country and is open to all young people interested in juvenile justice reform. (The Summit content and training sessions will be appropriate for individuals ages 16-30.) The Summit seeks to cultivate and empower a young body of juvenile justice advocates. Participants will learn the basics of juvenile justice, and will have the opportunity to delve into more detail about two hot topics in juvenile justice reform: Disproportionate Minority Contact and the School-to-Prison-Pipeline. The Summit will also engage participants in skill-building sessions on leadership development and civic engagement.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host its 2013 Youth Summit on August 2-3, 2013, in Washington, DC. In accordance with the summit theme, “Empowering Young Leaders for Juvenile Justice Reform,” sessions will provide youth leaders with information on juvenile justice basics, disproportionate minority contact, the school-to-prison pipeline, and leadership development. (OJJDP)
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