Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Registration is now open!
On October 12-14, 2011, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host its National Conference, "Children's Justice & Safety: Unite, Build, Lead," at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
Workshops, plenaries, and presentations by leading experts and researchers will promote evidence-based practices that address emerging concerns in delinquency prevention, juvenile justice, and victimization. Topics will include crimes against children, anti-gang strategies, children's exposure to violence, disproportionate minority contact, girls' delinquency, tribal youth programs, emergency planning for juvenile justice, faith-based and community involvement, mentoring, truancy and bullying, and substance abuse, among others.
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
Conference Information The 2010 National Meeting will include workshops and presentations in the following priority areas:
Alcohol, other drug, and violence (AODV) prevention and interventions
Violence prevention and intervention includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, domestic/relationship violence, stalking, hazing, bullying, hate crimes, harassment and physical sexual, and/or emotional abuse
Mental health and AODV prevention nexus
Campus and community AODV prevention coalitions
Evidence-based and innovative programs
AODV prevention and interventions for students representing diverse groups, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, and other areas
The connection between AODV prevention and college retention and improving graduation rates
Strategies for Justice offers an advanced training for experienced child abuse professionals in an environment that reinforces the importance of collaboration.
Participants will explore the linkages between child abuse, intimate partner violence, and animal abuse.
Medical presentations will focus on the cases that are often struggled to investigate appropriatel, such as:
Serial child torute/neglect
Strategies for Justice includes a full day of sessions dedicated to imporving our institutional responses to child victims of prostitution/human trafficking. Investigative and trial strategies will be outlined in full tracks by discipline. Strategies for Justice includes tracks addressing victim resources, victim outreach, forensic interviewing, working effectively with criminal justice, and community based task forces.
Risking Connection® teaches a relational framework and skills for working with survivors of traumatic experiences. The focus is on the relationship as the active ingredient in healing.
Risking Connection® in Faith Communities
Learn about the nature of psychological trauma, how it affects people, and how faith leaders can help. Because this presentation is addressed to spiritual and lay religious leaders, particular attention is paid to the spiritual impact of trauma. We focus on the need for growth-promoting relationships; explore the connection between trauma and spiritual distress; recognize the value of spirituality in recovery; address the impact of trauma on the helper; and looks at how faith communities can promote healing.
Elizabeth Power. M.Ed.
Open to Individual Registrants and Organizations
For group rates call 410-825-8888
Price includes Risking Connection Training Manual
Continental breakfast and lunch provided for all days.
The NWLC Progressive Leadership and Advocacy Network (PLAN) program supports a diverse group of emerging advocacy leaders working to make positive change for low-income women and their families.
At the heart of the PLAN program is the Spring Institute, an intensive three-day leadership and policy institute for new participants. The Spring Institute features creative leadership, policy, and advocacy training facilitated by successful leaders and skilled trainers.
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