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).
The Governor’s Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, The Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Bryn Mawr Rehab-Art Ability, Stairways Behavioral Health Center for Arts and Humanities and Moss Rehab have collaborated on this initiative.
Family Support Line & Widener University's, Institute for Graduate, Clinical Psychology, Post, Graduate Center,& Center for SocialWork Education
The goal of the conference is to build the comfort and competency of professionals working with the issue of child sexual abuse. The speakers bring with them years of experience in child sexual abuse treatment and research. A wide range of topics are presented and the latest in techniques. We look to build a network of support for professionals who face the many challenges treating this difficult problem.
The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Association of County Drug & Alcohol Administrators will be sponsoring a conference entitled Older Adults and Substance Abuse: Issues for Pennsylvania, June 19 – 20 at the Penn Stater Conference Center, State College Pennsylvania.
For Registration and hotel information please click on the following web link: http://www.pacdaa.org/pacdaa/cwp/view.asp?a=2518&q=554963&pacdaaNav
An opportunity for clergy and congregational leaders to receive the latest information, resources and strategies on how to educate and offer hope to individuals and families suffering from the impact of addiction and substance abuse.
Raise awareness of how addiction to alcohol, other drugs affects individuals and their families
Discuss role of clergy and congregations in offering information, hope and recovery support for those affected by alcohol and drug abuse.
Review core competencies for clergy and congregational leaders in understanding and addressing alcohol and drug abuse.
Exec. Director of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Faith Initiative Program Consultant
This training is no cost – includes continental breakfast and lunch
AAPC credits and PCB credits available
Registration: Bureau Training Management System (BTMS)
To register go to www.health.state.pa.us , scroll to middle of page until you see Drug and Alcohol
Look for sub-title under D&A "Training Opportunity," page you will see BTMS "Click here," click that (if you have log on continue, if not registration needed, located under logon)
The training is listed in Specialized Training
Scroll down to course click on hyper-link and register.
If you have problems or questions regarding registration, please call our Training Section at (717) 787-8200
Find motivation to transform trauma and adversity into life-affirming energy. Using a combination of visualization, stories, meditation and mindfulness, Trisha and Barbara will guide you through this workshop designed to jump-start or re-energize your recovery process by integrating hope and inspiration with healing techniques. Develop your own personal healing practices. Develop a vision for the changes you would like to achieve in your life, learn tools for achieving that vision and leave feeling a strong sense of hope and possibility about achieving the positive changes in your life.
Investigation and Prosecution of Strangulation Assaults Domestic Violence Offenders and Their Victims: Understanding the Deadly Dance Featured Speakers: DR. VERONIQUE VALLIERE is a licensed psychologist and has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology of Rutgers University. She has 18 years experience in the field and has worked with domestic violence offenders and their victims, sexual offenders and victims, and substance abuse. A sought-after speaker, she has published on the treatment of sexual offenders and presented on the same at national and local sexual offender conferences. She has trained Pennsylvania State Parole agents, local and state agencies, treatment professionals, police officers, and judges on violence issues. GAEL STRACK, ESQ. is a former San Diego prosecutor, who, with Dr. George MacClean, pioneered the investigation and prosecution of non-lethal strangulation in a manner that has been duplicated across the country. As a common component of domestic and sexual violence, she will offer techniques of investigation, documentation of injuries and successful prosecution that will hold perpetrators of this serious crime accountable.
Who should Attend: Participants should be representatives of a community's advocacy, service provider and criminal justice systems; e.g., battered women's advocates, social workers, physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, 911 call takers and dispatchers, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, family law attorneys, probation officers and judges.
Fee: $20.00/person (for lunch and materials) Seating is limited Please contact Laurie Jorgensen or Amy Horton (717) 671-4767 for more information.
The SNAP support group for the Philadelphia area will be meeting on Thursday, September 18th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and will continue to meet on the third Thursday of every month. Phyllis McHugh, Jim St. George and Karen Polesir will be there to facilitate the meeting. Survivors, family members and supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend this important meeting.
Date: The third Thursday of the month beginning September 18th
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Place: St. Miriam Parish Community, 4101 Freeland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128 directly on the corner of Freeland and Shurs Lane in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia (directions contact Jim at 215-701-4781 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
We realize that some of you are nervous about a support group meeting in a church, understandably so. But this congregation has offered us a safe, confidential and free meeting space. They have welcomed and supported survivors. Churches can be scary places but this church has offered us place to meet, a place where your privacy is protected and you have a chance to meet with fellow survivors.
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