The event will focus on how faith communities can work together to combat human trafficking and support victims. Workshops will be offered 9-11am and 1-3pm. Presenters Bethany Woodcock of Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY), Kim Stoltzfus of the North Star Initiative and Lynn Kolb of Transport for Christ/Exit 58 will discuss a victim's experience and ways to help; restoration and after care for victims; and pornography, prostitution and consumer demand. This event is free.
Victims Resource Center, in cooperation with Wilkes University and King's College will host its annual Take Back the Night March and Rally. March starts at 5:30 p.m. at Wilkes University and King's College. Rally at 6 p.m. at Victims Resource Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Open to the public.
Save the Dates! On June 24 & 25, 2014, Temple University Harrisburg will be hosting a Second Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Conference. The conference is being designed for educators, youth leaders, social workers, public health professionals, reproductive health practitioners, field administrators, faith leaders and academicians. More details to follow in the new year ... stay tuned!For questions about the Conference, please contact Susan Washinger via email or at 717-232-6400. Or for more information, visit the website.
Penn State’s third annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being is scheduled for May 5-6, 2014 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus. The conference will focus on the role of parenting and family processes in child maltreatment and intervention.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Office of Victims’ Services
This three-day conference will provide an opportunity for more than 300 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.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 to only 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.View registration information.
Join us in strengthening the 3rd Annual Philly TBTN!!!!
Calling all communities to unite and take a stand against domestic and sexual violence!
--March to take back the streets starting at one of four locations heading to the First Unitarian Church.
--Speak out and breaking the silence; storytelling and sharing about living with and surviving violence, abuse, and oppression.
--A candlelight vigil to remember those still fighting, those lost to violence, and those surviving.
Marches starting at all 4 locations at 5:45 pm Sharp:
North: 22nd and Spring Garden Streets
South: 21st and Washington Avenue
East: 13th and Locust Streets
West: 34th and Chestnut Streets
Shatter the silence. Stop the violence.
The speak out is open to men and women, straight or GLBTQ who are survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence; and their allies. This event is to be a safer place for those who need to speak about their experiences so they are not silent and not feeling alone.
Follow us on twitter at @TBTNPhilly http://www.twitter.com/TBTNPhilly
To read more about how Take Back the Night started and its movement, visit http://www.takebackthenight.org/.
Migrant and immigrant farmworkers face daunting obstacles to good health. Low income levels, occupational and agricultural hazards, and an unfamiliarity with the American healthcare system are just some of the difficulties these workers face. The Rural Migrant and Immigrant Farmworker Health Conference, a two-day conference for agricultural producers, healthcare providers, advocates, educators and policy makers who work or interact with migrant and immigrant farmworkers, will provide important information on agricultural and community health and safety issues, as well as effective health and safety programs for migrant and immigrant farmworkers and their families.This is an excellent opportunity to network and improve your understanding of the issues affecting these vulnerable populations. Make your plans now to attend!Who Should Attend:Farm owners, growers, food producers, agricultural safety professionals, migrant and immigrant advocates, extension educators, physicians, allied healthcare professionals, nurses, health clinic personnel, health educators, nutritionists, dietitians, and Department of Health and Department of Agriculture staffThis program is funded, in part, by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. This conference, the only one of its kind in Pennsylvania, brings together the health and agricultural communities to focus attention on the health and safety needs of migrant and immigrant farmworkers.
The Eighth Annual Conference promises another exciting two days of nationally known presenters, innovative ideas, educational sessions and networking.Conference Goals
To provide information and skill-building for Child Protection/Welfare Professionals and those concerned about the well-being of our children
To provide a forum for sharing information by national and local experts
To provide an opportunity for inter-agency staff networking
Thursday Keynote speaker Christopher Greeley, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
ANNOUNCING the special addition of a keynote address to Friday's agenda - Al Chesley, former Philadelphia Eagle and University of Pittsburgh football player
Ethics Presentation - Benjamin Levi, MD, PhD, Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine
Presentation of the 2013 Champions of Hope and Healing awards (winners to be announced)
15 different workshops and skill-building institutes including the PA Task Force on Child Protection, Dancing Classrooms, Medical Evaluation of Child Maltreatment, Accurate Photodocumentation of Abusive Injuries, Building Healthy Communities, Innovations in Treatment/Prevention, Technology for Nonprofits, Maternal Incest and Female Perpetrators, and many, many more!
Hear and meet local and national child maltreatment experts
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