“Painting for Prevention” Parents and children, children’s advocates, and state, county, and local officials will collaborate with members of the general public to paint a mural as a way of building awareness about preventing child abuse and neglect. State Senator Pat Vance, who represents Cumberland and York counties, and is a professional nurse, is scheduled to attend the event.
This workshop expands upon the Basics of Strategic Planning training to provide participants with hands-on experience developing a strategic plan for their own organizations. The training draws from materials contained in OVC’s Strategic Planning Toolkit. Following the training, you will be encouraged to request specialized technical assistance from OVC TTAC to help you implement a comprehensive strategic plan.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
Define strategic planning.
Articulate the importance of strategic planning.
Describe the strategic planning process.
Identify and use strategies for developing an effective strategic planning group.
Identify and use strategies for determining if the organization is ready for a strategic plan.
Identify and use strategies for creating a common ground and respectful environment in a strategic planning group.
Use the SWOT analysis method to assess an organization’s current status.
Identify strategies for collecting and consolidating data about an organization’s current status.
Identify and develop guiding statements (values, vision, and mission).
Identify and develop clear goals and objectives.
Identify strategies for setting priorities based on the list of goals and objectives.
Identify elements of a strategic plan.
Write a strategic plan outline.
Identify elements of an action plan and strategies for developing an action plan.
Identify potential resources needed for a strategic plan initiative.
Identify possible sources of financial support for a strategic plan initiative.
Identify what strategic plan marketing is and why it is important.
Identify sample marketing strategies.
Identify why evaluating or tracking the progress of a strategic plan is important.
The theme of the meeting is “Water and Public Health: The 21st Century Challenge.”
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Invited speakers include Commissioner Stuart J. Ishimaru of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Remigia Sandoval of Survivors of Adams County.
The “Bandana Project” raises awareness of sexual violence and harassment against farmworker women. The project was launched by Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization that combats bigotry and discrimination through litigation, education and advocacy. For more information, visit
April 30-starting at noon until May 1, ending at 5 p.m.
The focus of the second annual Intersections training is to enhance local collaboration between victims, victim advocates, prosecutors and allied professionals to provide a comprehensive response to stalking. Conducting the training, along with state and local experts, will be the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) Stalking Resource Center and SafetyNet, a program of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. The training will highlight stalking and the use of technology in domestic and sexual violence, as well as stalking and bullying. An essential part of this training will be an opportunity for participants to learn about cutting edge forms of technology used by perpetrators, a key part of keeping victims safe and for proving a stalking case in a court of law. The agenda will provide a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions.
Topic will include:
• Overviews of stalking and technology
• Threat assessment and safety planning
• Examination of Spyware, GPS systems, cameras, information brokers, and social networking (Email IP)
• A Survivor’s story
• Police investigation including technology evidence collection
• PA laws
• Prosecution including charging strategies
• Resources for victims including civil remedies, support services, advocacy, and advanced safety planning
• Teen stalking
• Disabilities and assistive technologies
This program will offer approximately 18.25 training hours, as well as CLR credits.
This training program is brought to you through a collaboration of Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency (PCCD) Training & Networking Project, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI), Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), Coalition of Pennsylvania Crime Victim Organizations (COPCVO), Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the Office of the Victim Advocate (OVA).