Holistic Healing Through Nature: Reconnecting with the Help of Animal Companions Reports by Renae Griggs, To Ripley, With Love...
Providing Services to Survivors of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars by Gwyn Smith-Downes, Just Detention International and Lt Wynnie Testamark-Samuels, Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Yoga: An Innovative Approach to Working through Trauma by Maren Villavisanis, LCSW, Betty Griffin House
Prevention track: Innovations in Community Mobilization
Clinical track: Transformation Through a Trauma Informed Lens by Juli Alvarado, MA, LPC, Coaching for LIFE, and
Advanced Crisis Intervention: Contemporary Approaches by Jane Dwyer, MSW, Florida State University
As in past years, this conference will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. Our National Conference is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations. Conference sessions will highlight practical information to better support services for the wide range of persons victimized by crimes of all types.
The CONVERGE! conference will bring together survivors, activists, lawyers, service providers, and academics to reconsider the dominant U.S. responses to gender violence, to build capacity for political mobilization and reform, to share innovative approaches to gender violence, and to promote cross-fertilization and collaboration. Join the CONVERGE! conversation to build a transformative political agenda to refocus U.S. priorities in ways that better address the intersecting inequalities that create and maintain gender violence.
Analyze characteristics of successful cross-sector collaborations that have implemented effective policies, systems, and environmental changes to address the social determinants of health in communities, schools, worksites, healthcare entities, and other settings;
Enhance capacity to create inventive, effective and inspiring strategies to address current and future health education and promotion needs, trends, settings, opportunities and challenges;
Explore participatory approaches involving researchers, practitioners, and/or community members to transform health parity efforts, create new models in the field, or overcome challenges for more effective outcomes;
Examine school-based strategies and school-community collaborations/initiatives designed to improve health literacy, health equity, and overall community health.
The training is geared toward medical professionals: ARNPs, RNs, and physicians and is constructed by adhering to the National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners for adults and adolescents. The training will also be valuable to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, victim advocates and crime lab analysts. Courses include both lecture and hands-on skills training. Nursing participants receive 40 CEUs. Florida Council Against Sexual Violence is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Florida Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the Florida Board of Nursing Provider ID Number 50-3103. The course does meet the requirement of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, the certifying body of SANE, that students undergo a 40 hour course before becoming eligible to sit for the national exam.
Are you an experience RN with a heart to work with survivors of sexual violence in Palm Beach County? Palm Beach County Victim Services is sponsoring a 40-hour Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training Feb 25-Mar1. To find out more attend the Open House.
Are you an experienced RN with a heart to work with survivors of sexual violence in Palm Beach County? Palm Beach County Victim Services is sponsoring 40-hour Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training Feb 25-Mar 1st. To find out more, attend their Open House.
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