Please come and join a one day conference jointly hosted by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) and the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). The conference will focus on cutting edge best practices and is appropriate for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, law enforcement, therapists, health care professionals and others who work with or are interested in assisting those affected by domestic violence. Participants will be able to attend a plenary session as well as three additional sessions of their choice. Register below to take advantage of discounted early bird rates or check back later for more information as details become available!For more information click here.
Today's schools face a host of interrelated issues and challenges that influence student safety, well-being, and achievement. This conference concentrates on what is currently being done and what we can improve upon to positively affect key issues the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) is striving to improve upon across our nations schools. Community leaders will have an opportunity to explore these topics show how we can take action on these new initiatives.
Sessions at the conference will focus on youth alcohol and drug abuse prevention; bullying and cyberbullying; violence prevention in schools; emergency management; health, mental health, and physical education; data collection; special populations; and emerging issues. The conference targets potential OSDFS grantees, juvenile justice practitioners, policymakers, education and prevention leaders, and school administrators, among others.
Registration is available online. Online registration will close on July 22, 2011, or when space is no longer available.
A one day joint conference will be held by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) and the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). Learn more about submitting a workshop proposal, becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, or registering early. The conference will focus on cutting edge best practices and is appropriate for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, law enforcement, therapists, health care professionals and others who work with or are interested in assisting those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Participants will be able to attend a plenary session as well as three additional sessions of their choice.
MCASA award recipients:
Joy Kathryn Dewey
University of Maryland Office of the Victim Advocate
Proceeds from the evening will benefit the programs of MCASA. Tickets are $50 per person or $450 for a table of ten. To purchase tickets, reserve a table, or become a sponsor contact Jennifer Pollitt Hill at 410-974-4507 or email@example.com or visit our website at www.mcasa.org .
Fighting the Good Fight: For Survivors, Communities and Ourselves
This year’s conference will highlight ways in which we can better advocate for the prevention of sexual violence in our communities, how to be better advocates to those who have survived sexual trauma and how to care for ourselves in the process.
There will be 4 learning tracks:
Healing and Self Care
Each is designed to provide you with useful information and tools that can take you and the work you do to the next level.
Are you working in culturally diverse communities? Do you sometimes feel you are getting burned out? Do you have a passion to branch out on your own? Have you thought about how to end abuses against women in your community? Is there a question about how to grow within your organization?
If you answered yes to any of these questions… This is the conference for you!!
This one day conference includes a continental breakfast, all you can eat lunch buffet, snacks and FREE PARKING.
The cost is of $20 for MCASA-WOCN members (as of Oct.1, 2009) and $30 for non-members.
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
MCASA-WOCN's 5th Annual Conference: The Spectrum of Trauma and Prevention
This day long conference at the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD, will address the impact that trauma has on victimization rates and how trauma informed care should be considered a best practice in preventing sexual violence.
Enjoy a continental breakfast and lunch, while you learn more about the cyclical dynamics of trauma and victimization. Earn SW CEUs toward your continuing education and network with your peers in the field.
You will also hear from leaders in the field, such as:
- Andrea Blanch, Ph.D., Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs
- Luo Luo Hong, Ph.D., University of Hawaii
- Terri Pease, Ph.D., Adult Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault – Women of Color Network
About the Conference
This is a one day advocacy based conference designed to engage and inform communities of color about sexual assault, how it looks in those communities and what strategies we can use to address and prevent it. This year we are bringing a more global perspective to the issue and while still geared towards prevention we will be painting a truer picture of what sexual violence looks like around the world; and how, on a local level, women of color are being disproportionately affected.
Reflection on ‘Eastern’ based cultures/communities will be highlighted during the conference with speakers who represent Arab, Southeast Asian and Asian communities discussing the issue of violence against women generally and sexual violence in specific.
Conference Topics Include
Prevention vs. Risk Reduction * The Intersection of Racism and Sexual Violence * Human Trafficking * Honor Killings * Women’s Rights & Human Rights * Gender Parity * Violence in Muslim Communities * Strategies for Engaging Men in Our Communities and More. For More Information
Please E-mail: Kathy@mcasa.org * Call 410-974-4507 ext. 102 * Visit :www.mcasa.org
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