Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
MCASA-WOCN's 5th Annual Conference: The Spectrum of Trauma and Prevention
This day long conference at the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD, will address the impact that trauma has on victimization rates and how trauma informed care should be considered a best practice in preventing sexual violence.
Enjoy a continental breakfast and lunch, while you learn more about the cyclical dynamics of trauma and victimization. Earn SW CEUs toward your continuing education and network with your peers in the field.
You will also hear from leaders in the field, such as:
- Andrea Blanch, Ph.D., Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs
- Luo Luo Hong, Ph.D., University of Hawaii
- Terri Pease, Ph.D., Adult Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Initiative
Conference Information The 2010 National Meeting will include workshops and presentations in the following priority areas:
Alcohol, other drug, and violence (AODV) prevention and interventions
Violence prevention and intervention includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, domestic/relationship violence, stalking, hazing, bullying, hate crimes, harassment and physical sexual, and/or emotional abuse
Mental health and AODV prevention nexus
Campus and community AODV prevention coalitions
Evidence-based and innovative programs
AODV prevention and interventions for students representing diverse groups, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, and other areas
The connection between AODV prevention and college retention and improving graduation rates
Strategies for Justice offers an advanced training for experienced child abuse professionals in an environment that reinforces the importance of collaboration.
Participants will explore the linkages between child abuse, intimate partner violence, and animal abuse.
Medical presentations will focus on the cases that are often struggled to investigate appropriatel, such as:
Serial child torute/neglect
Strategies for Justice includes a full day of sessions dedicated to imporving our institutional responses to child victims of prostitution/human trafficking. Investigative and trial strategies will be outlined in full tracks by discipline. Strategies for Justice includes tracks addressing victim resources, victim outreach, forensic interviewing, working effectively with criminal justice, and community based task forces.
Risking Connection® teaches a relational framework and skills for working with survivors of traumatic experiences. The focus is on the relationship as the active ingredient in healing.
Risking Connection® in Faith Communities
Learn about the nature of psychological trauma, how it affects people, and how faith leaders can help. Because this presentation is addressed to spiritual and lay religious leaders, particular attention is paid to the spiritual impact of trauma. We focus on the need for growth-promoting relationships; explore the connection between trauma and spiritual distress; recognize the value of spirituality in recovery; address the impact of trauma on the helper; and looks at how faith communities can promote healing.
Elizabeth Power. M.Ed.
Open to Individual Registrants and Organizations
For group rates call 410-825-8888
Price includes Risking Connection Training Manual
Continental breakfast and lunch provided for all days.
The NWLC Progressive Leadership and Advocacy Network (PLAN) program supports a diverse group of emerging advocacy leaders working to make positive change for low-income women and their families.
At the heart of the PLAN program is the Spring Institute, an intensive three-day leadership and policy institute for new participants. The Spring Institute features creative leadership, policy, and advocacy training facilitated by successful leaders and skilled trainers.
Fighting the Good Fight: For Survivors, Communities and Ourselves
This year’s conference will highlight ways in which we can better advocate for the prevention of sexual violence in our communities, how to be better advocates to those who have survived sexual trauma and how to care for ourselves in the process.
There will be 4 learning tracks:
Healing and Self Care
Each is designed to provide you with useful information and tools that can take you and the work you do to the next level.
Are you working in culturally diverse communities? Do you sometimes feel you are getting burned out? Do you have a passion to branch out on your own? Have you thought about how to end abuses against women in your community? Is there a question about how to grow within your organization?
If you answered yes to any of these questions… This is the conference for you!!
This one day conference includes a continental breakfast, all you can eat lunch buffet, snacks and FREE PARKING.
The cost is of $20 for MCASA-WOCN members (as of Oct.1, 2009) and $30 for non-members.
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) provides funds and technical assistance to States, schools, and communities for programs that promote the health and well-being of students in elementary schools, secondary schools, and institutions of higher education. OSDFS programs emphasize positive, disciplined, high-achieving schools; strong parent and community involvement; effective school planning and preparedness; research-based prevention and education strategies; and the effective use of data by schools and States to select and improve high-quality programs and activities.
The 2009 OSDFS National Conference theme is The Power of Change: Healthy Students, Safe Schools, and Engaged Communities. Today's new economy, as well as ongoing changes in demographics and technology, require schools and communities to develop creative approaches to engage and prepare students for the roles and challenges they will face.
The goals of the 2009 National Conference are to:
Highlight information from research and evaluation studies that will support State and local officials in assessing needs, establishing priorities, and selecting the most effective programs and strategies.
Examine new trends, innovative approaches, and comprehensive, integrated strategies that may offer new approaches to both old and emerging problems and challenges.
Enable participants to build upon skills and receive training from practitioners in the fields of emergency management; health, mental health, and physical education; alcohol, drug, and violence prevention; civic and character education; and other areas related to school- and community-based prevention.
Showcase resources and tools developed by fellow practitioners and leaders in their respective fields.
Who Should Attend?
Education and prevention leaders
Representatives of Federal agencies and national associations
SEA, LEA representatives and Governor's staff
Public and private school administrators
Experts in the field of substance abuse and violence prevention
School personnel (teacher, counselors and health educators)
School safety and security officers, including school resources officers
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