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.
National Center for Victims of Crime 2011 National Conference
The National Center is pleased to present the National Center for Victims of Crime 2011 National Conference. The 2011 National Conference will be held June 20-22, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. As in past years, this conference will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. Our National Conference is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and reserachers to share current developments and build new collaborations. Conference sessions will highlight practical information to better support services for the wide range of persons victimized by crimes of all types. Our 2011 National Conference will feature:
Over 80 skill-building, research-focused workshops
Expert multidisciplinary presenters from across the country
Four thought-provoking plenary sessions
Networking opportunities with providers from multiple disciplines
NCADV's 30th Anniversary Conference: Building Grassroots Leadership for Social Justice July 18-23, 2008 The Omni Shoreham Washington, DC *With a special Legislative Action Day being held Tuesday, July 22nd Register now via: www.ncadv.org
National Crime Victims' Rights Week
25 Years of Rebuilding Lives:
Celebrating the Victims of Crime Act.
April 26–May 2, 2009
Each April since 1981, OVC has helped lead communities throughout the country in their observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). Rallies, candlelight vigils, and a host of commemorative activities are held each year to promote victims' rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
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