36th National Conference on Men & Masculinity with the 23rd Men's Studies Association Meeting
[Breaking Out of The Box] Re-Defining Masculinity
Join NOMAS and MARC at Florida State University for a full 3-day program of, workshops, keynotes, entertainment and general discussion on gender and social justice. Nationally noted presenters such as Alan D. Berkowits, Chris Kilmartin, Ben Atherton-Zeman, Robert Brannon, Barry Goldstein, and Carey Satell, will conduct sessions on a variety of topics including the anti-sexist men's movement, sexual violence prevention, social norms, gender construction, homophobia, eco-feminism, child custody, racism, and more.
SisterSong's 2011 Let's Talk About Sex National Conference is a celebration of the movement for reproductive health, reproductive rights and reproductive justice. The mission of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is to secure reproductive rights by amplifying and strengthening the collective voices of Indigenous women and women of color.
This four-day conference will include workshops and plenary sessions on topics such as birth control, senior sexuality, STDs, microbicides, gynecological health and wellness, erotica, militarism, youth sexuality, and more, all through a reproductive justice lens. We are expecting 1,300 conference attendees to participate in engaging sessions that address before, during, and after sex!
American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
Training Institute: Best Practices for Lawyers Assisting Pro Se Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking with Civil Protection Order Cases
This training is designed for attorneys who work with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Participants will learn how to develop a Pro Se Project and deliver safe effective legal assistance to pro se victims in civil protection order cases.
Attorneys who attend this training institute will be better able to:
(1) Identify the benefits and limitations of pro se assistance
(2) Design a Pro Se Project to deliver effective legal services to pro se victims seeking civil protection orders
(3) Develop victim-specific case strategy incorporating legal and non-legal outcomes
(4) Prepare pro se victims for a civil protection filing, hearing and enforcement process.
ATTENTION: This training is interactive. Participants will be working with other participants and faculty to generate ideas and facilitate effective learning. Please be prepared to participate
Registration is open to current Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grantees. Legal Assistance to Victims (LAV) grantees are given priority. No more than 3 grantees from the same OVW funded program may register for the Institute without prior approval from the program’s grant manager. Registration is limited to 50 participants. If accepted, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail that will include information about accommodations and training logistics. Please allow at least 3 business days before contacting us about the status of your registration.
REGISTRATION ENDS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010!
Institute Start and End Times:
The Institute will begin on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 8:00am and will conclude at 5:00pm. Please schedule your travel arrangements so that you will be able to attend the entire Institute.
There is no registration fee to attend the Institute. Grantees may use OVW funds to cover allowable travel and accommodation expenses.
CLE will be provided.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Law Enforcement Supervisors, Patrol Officers, Detectives, Investigators, Victim Advocates, Victim Service Providers, Prosecutors, Judges, Sexual Assault Workers, Counselors, Educators, Nurses, and Social Workers, Military CID -MP’s and JAG’s.
Sgt William Rousseau (Retired) was a member of the Tampa Police Dept. in Tampa, Fl. for 29 years. He was the department’s Domestic Violence Coordinator and created and supervised the departments Sex Crimes Family Violence Unit. Bill is a nationally recognized expert in domestic violence by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He has taught for Florida State University, the University of South Florida, and the United States Army. He has received numerous awards for his work in domestic violence. Bill has a Bachelors degree from the University of South Florida. Bill is the past Chairperson of the Hillsborough County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team and is the current President of the National Institute of Crime Prevention.
Capt. Rod Reder (Retired) was with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa Fl. for 29 years. He was most recently assigned as a Deputy District Commander. Rod was previously the Crimes Against Persons supervisor, and was the Domestic Violence Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office for seven years. Rod is recognized nationwide as an expert in domestic violence by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U. S. Department of Justice. He has received numerous awards such as the Florida Governors “Peace at Home Award”. Rod is the Vice President of the National Institute of Crime Prevention. Rod is a graduate of the 109th session of the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville. Rod has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He currently is the chairman for the Hillsborough County Family Justice Center board of directors in Tampa. Rod was also recently appointed to the Florida Attorney General’s Fatality Review Team.
SOME OF THE TOPICS THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED:
When Women Kill, Strangulation, Law Enforcement Officers as Abusers, Typologies of Abusers, Women Who Use Violence, Primary Aggressor, Developing a Coordinated Community Response, Effects on Children, Sexual Violence Model Policy, Rape Sensitivity for Men, Rape Prosecution, Rape Drugs, Interviewing the Rapist.
The U.S. Department of Justice is proud to announce that this year’s annual national conference is designed to combat the online exploitation of children. The overarching theme for this year’s conference builds upon the collaborative model outlined in the Attorney General’s Project Safe Childhood initiative.
The conference is designed to bring hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement investigators, forensic experts and prosecutors together to participate in workshops and lectures to further their knowledge while providing them with the tools necessary to combat the online exploitation of children.
The conference includes:
140 lecture sessions
70 interactive computer workshops
80 talented presenters who have devoted their careers to protecting children from online exploitation.
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
This training examines the barriers to providing effective services to older persons; the roles of victim service providers and allied professionals in recognizing elder abuse and providing services; and the resources available to assist victims of elder abuse. Participants will be able to:
Identify the signs of elder abuse, understand its impact on victims, and respond proactively to situations in which they suspect elder abuse.
Name the types of elder abuse and learn ways of obtaining more information, including relevant statutes they may need to respond appropriately when they suspect or identify elder abuse.
Recognize the risk factors for and indicators of elder abuse among older victims, older persons living with other victims, their own family members, or friends, or other individuals.
The training is geared toward medical professionals: ARNPs, RNs, and physicians.The training will also be valuable to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, victim advocates and crime lab analysts.Training provides 40 CEUs for nurses and CLE credits for prosecutors.
Training topic highlights:
Sexual Assault Response Team Roles
Taking the Medical Forensic History
Head to Toe Assessment/Forensic Documentation
Evidence Collection and Treatment
Court Room Preparation and Testimony
The training cost is $250 for the full week or $50 per day. Full tuition scholarships will be given to any community that sends a team consisting of a nurse/physician, law enforcement officer, rape crisis program victim advocate and prosecutor.
Learn how to prevent violence in your community, increase the involvement of men in anti-violence work, view sexual assault in the context of human rights, and provide clinical support to survivors of trauma. Enjoy wellness workshops and beautiful, sunny Sarasota!
FCASV has issued a call for proposals for this conference. FCASV is seeking proposals on all topics related to sexual violence. The Florida Coaltion on Domestic Violence will have a domestic violence track at the conference and is also welcoming proposals. Proposals are due February 5, 2010.
Dorothy Edwards – “Green Dot: A Comprehensive Approach to Violence Prevention”
Byron Hurt – “Beyond Denial and Deflection: How to Inspire Men to Look Within”
Loretta Ross – “Ending Violence Against Women through Human Rights”
Clinical track featuring Steven Gold, Ph.D. – “Contextual Therapy: Treating Survivors of Complex Trauma”
Domestic violence track hosted by Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Theatrical performance by Amy Marschak – “An Angel Cried a Tear Last Night”
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