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 email@example.com)
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.
The MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery are open to any man 18 or older who has been sexually victimized as a child and / or as an adult. Weekends of Recovery are facilitated by trained therapists, utilizing the same clinical boundaries and code of ethics as adopted by the American Psychological Association. The weekends are designed to assist any adult survivor who seeks further support in his recovery by being in the company of other male survivors. The weekends are structured and professionally facilitated. The weekends are adjuncts to participants' ongoing recovery work with individual and / or group psychotherapy, twelve step programs and individual spiritual work. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Registration for each weekend opens approximately 4 months prior to the scheduled event. Additional information can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Office of Victims’ Services
This three-day conference will provide an opportunity for more than 350 victim service providers and allied professionals to enhance their skills, network, and rejuvenate. We will focus on promising practices and programs throughout Pennsylvania and the nation. Join us for national keynote speakers, informative workshops, and the presentation of the Governor’s Victim Service Pathfinder Awards. Who Should Attend?
We welcome participants in all aspects of victim services—community-based victim advocates, victim-witness coordinators, prevention educators, survivors, probation officers, adult and juvenile court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, social workers, and health care providers. This conference is NOT limited only to Pennsylvania residents. Persons from all states are welcome to attend.
More information will be added to this Web site as it becomes available. We encourage you to bookmark this site and share this information with your colleagues.
National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women
To Register: http://www.ndaa.org/phpdocs/reg_form.html
This course was developed by the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women (NCPVAW) at the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), the research and technical assistance division of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) with funding from the USDOJ Office on Violence Against Women.
At the National Institute on the Prosecution of Sexual Violence you will
• Learn strategies which apply to your day-to-day work;
• Learn how offenders prey upon victims’ vulnerabilities and how victims react to the trauma of sexual assault;
• Engage in role play exercises, small group discussions, hypothetical cases and faculty demonstrations;
• Leave empowered to charge and successfully prosecute more difficult cases using strategies specific to sexual assault.
Who should attend?
Prosecutors who handle cases involving sexual violence.
A $100 registration fee will be charged to help defray costs for the training. This fee may be paid with Grants to Encourage Arrest (GTEA) funds. The course is open to all prosecutors; however, priority will be given to Grants to Encourage Arrest Grantees. Accommodations
The Loews Philadelphia Hotel is offering a group rate of $149 for single/double occupancy from December 7 through December 14, 2008 (subject to availability). To ensure the group rate, participants must reserve their rooms on or before November 21, 2008 using the group name National District Attorneys Association.
Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. For conference airfares and car rental rates, you may contact CEM travel at 800.247.8785.
The dress code for this conference is business casual. Please no jeans or t-shirts.
Continuing Legal Education Credit Attendance at this seminar may qualify participants for continuing legal education credits. Please check with your state bar association for CLE requirements in advance. NDAA will provide information regarding CLE credits at the conclusion of the course. NDAA is an accredited MCLE sponsor in the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Mississippi.
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