The Indian Health Service (IHS) is excited to bring you the 2012 IHS National Behavioral Health Conference. This year’s theme—mobilizing partnerships to promote wellness—emphasizes the importance of collaboration in working to improve the behavioral health status of American Indian and Alaska Native people.This free public event is the nation’s premiere opportunity to assemble and hear from nationally recognized speakers, behavioral health care providers, Tribal Leaders, and health care officials committed to addressing emergent behavioral health topics in Indian Country.This year’s conference will include the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) annual meetings. There will be opportunities to learn from, and interact with, innovative MSPI and DVPI programs implementing best and promising practices across the country.And, there’s no registration fee.
Designed for counselors, therapists, clinical supervisors, and program administrators, the training focuses on the elements needed for women's recovery services.
Three day professional training (June 19th, 20th, and 21st) where Dr. Covington and her approved trainers will be presenting and available throughout the conference to address individual or organizational inquiries.
June 19th and 20th choose from three different 2-day workshops (Helping Women Recover, Beyond Trauma or Voices) and recieve a FREE journal for that curriculum.
June 20th, 5-7 pm Dr. Covington will present a special session that addresses the needs of women in the correctional system.
June 21st A Woman's Way through The Twelve Steps workshop presented by Dr. Covington and receive FREE A Woman's Way through The Twelve Steps book.
We are offering this training free of charge for members of the local Duluth community as we are testing the materials and flow of the training agenda. This interative training will provide participants with practical skill development in advocating for Native women on individual, social, and institutional levels.
The Institute is a 2 ½ day course and is open to team coordinators (leaders) and state and territorial level leaders that coordinate or support local teams responding to sexual violence.The Institute’s primary objective is to build the capacity of team leaders to design and facilitate effective team processes. The team leader plays a key role in a team’s overall development. It is complex, challenging and rewarding work. The social and system improvement teams work towards requires more than knowledge of best practices — it also requires the ability to influence multiple systems and agencies in order to apply that knowledge. The Institute will focus on the skills needed to lead multidisciplinary teams to design, implement, and evaluate their community’sresponse to sexual violence.
The Twin Cities is among the nation's 13 largest centers for sex trafficking of children. In a concerted effort to combat this disturbing trend, business and nonprofit leaders, law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, and private funders are working to design a field-leading intervention model to eliminate the sex trafficking of Minnesota girls. Cutting-edge programs - like the women's Foundation of Minnesota's MN Girls Are Not For Sale campaign and Carlson's training protocol to help Radisson Hotel employees spot and report trafficking activities - are leading the way in this fight.
The Women of Color Network (WOCN) is hosting the 2012 National Call to Action Institute and Conference on July 9-13, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota. This more centralized location will increase accessibility to the Midwest and Western Regions.
This National Institute and Conference is the result of over 25 national Call to Action Calls that began in April 2007 with over 700 women of color, male and mainstream advocates across the country to raise awareness regarding the workplace challenges that women of color advocates and activists face in their violence against women programs and the lack of women of color leadership within the anti-violence against women movement as a whole.
Our theme is "Collective Empowerment, Collective Liberation", with the purpose of:
Uniting women of color across ethnicity, race, age,citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, body type, faith, discipline, and locality for collective survival.
Encouraging Aspiring Allies to support women of color leadership and aim for collective liberation in challenging racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, agesim, and other forms of oppression and bias.
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