A fundraiser will be held April 10 from 5-9 p.m. at Isaac's West Shore Plaza. VIP staff will be on hand to distribute information about programs and services, and **25% of proceeds will benefit VIP programs**.For more information, visit the YWCA Greater Harrisburg website.
A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will be held April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Penn State Harrisburg campus. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men to literally walk a mile wearing women's high-heeled shoes. For more information, call 717-948-6269 or email.
Now in its thirteenth year, PTHC proudly offers a space for Trans* people and our allies, families, and providers to come together to re-envision what health means for Trans* people. The focus of this unique conference is promoting transgender health and wellness in mind, body, spirit, and community. PTHC recognizes the interconnections among all aspects of our well-being; including health, safety, education, employment, housing, and social support.Further, PTHC recognizes that accessible and quality healthcare is an integral part of self-determining our bodies and identities in the larger world. As much as possible, PTHC strives to ensure that the conference addresses the diverse needs of all people who identify as Trans* or beyond the binary gender system, as well as our partners, families, and allies. In addition, in an effort to increase the availability of quality, culturally-competent care for transgender communities, PTHC also provides a workshops for medical, mental health, and social service providers.For more information, visit the website.
The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) is pleased to invite you to our second annual criminal justice event, Breaking Down Walls: Mass Incarceration Meets the Academy, on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the Penn Museum. This free day-long event aims to foster dialogue and galvanize change by uniting community members, academics, advocates, service providers, and people impacted by the criminal justice system in discussion and resource sharing. Breaking Down Walls will include three presentations highlighting criminal justice research by academics alongside personal narratives by previously incarcerated people to inform and personalize that research. A panel discussion will examine the relationship between research and practice as it relates to activists, religious organizations, social service agencies, city government, and the Philadelphia Prison System.Dr. Cornel West will deliver the keynote address and Dr. Heather Ann Thompson will provide the opening remarks. The event will also feature a resource fair of local advocacy and service provider organizations from 8:30am-9am and during the lunch break. Photographs from Richard Ross’s Juvenile In Justice exhibit will be displayed at the event.
“SAAM’s Coffee House” will be happening at Safe Haven of Pike County's offices on Sunday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please stop by for some free coffee and noshes, a chance to chat and have a great cup of coffee, as well as getting some important information about Sexual Assault.
The Ninth Annual Conference promises another exciting two days of nationally known presenters, innovative ideas, educational sessions and networking.The Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's mission is to protect children and promote healthy families. They strive to accomplish this mission by adhering to standards of excellence in assessment of child maltreatment and in medical care of vulnerable children. They also work in collaboration with and in support of the efforts of other child protection professionals, by providing acute and primary medical care, case management, medical consultations, court testimony and SCAN and multidisciplinary team meetings.Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.mTopics
Polygraphs and the role in investigations
Mental Health Topics in the Child Welfare System and many more!
Help to Celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness Month by attending Reading Hospital's Fist Annual Sexual Assault Conference: Time is Evidence, Presented by the Emergency Department's SANE Team. Topics discussed will be:
Boost your skills, earn CEs, and increase your connections at the 4th Annual Sexuality, Intimacy & Aging Conference, Sept. 19-20, 2014 at Widener University, Chester, PA. This year, we’re welcoming professionals, paraprofessionals, students and consumers. The addition of consumers is a response to the many inquiries we receive about sexuality education for older adults.The Friday program will feature morning plenaries from nationally renowned experts in sexuality and aging, followed by a student research poster session, afternoon workshops, and an evening networking reception.This 2014 theme is “Difference through Diversity,” and we’re taking full advantage of it, welcoming Friday afternoon workshops on a range of topics related to sexuality, intimacy, and older adults.The Saturday program will focus on sexuality, health and medical issues affecting adults in mid- and older age. We welcome proposals for both workshops and lectures.
Indiana Univeristy of Pennsylvania (IUP) Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute (MARTI) and the IUP Center for Applied Psychology
This cross-disciplinary conference will provide an in-depth focus on prevention, response, and coping with violence and trauma in the context of families, schools, medical settings, workplace, and in the military. For each of the four days of training, breakout sessions will include panels focused on both research and skill-building. Daily panels within the larger conference are organized according to subthemes. Evening sessions focused on ethics training will be offered May 22–24. Learn more about Inaugural REACH Conference.
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