The 25th Annual Conference on Prevention of Child Abuse is a statewide conference designed to offer quality training and information on topics and model programs of interest to leaders in child abuse prevention: social workers, counselors, educators, child care and youth workers, law enforcement personnel, medical & legal professionals, foster parents, child welfare board volunteers, elected officials, and other interested child advocates. Participants may attend their choice of a variety of workshops on child abuse and neglect prevention and educational programs or may select workshops for specialized training credits and professional development.
The Crime Victim Conference Alliance (CVCA) is a conglomerate of 17 agencies and individual community advocates in the Brazos Valley that work together all year to plan, organize, finance and facilitate the Every Victim, Every Time Conference. Our conference is hosted in April of each year during National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The mission of the CVCA is to provide quality, low cost training in order to increase the knowledge of professionals responding to victims of violent crime. They strive to offer an inexpensive conference that provides the opportunity for both individuals and agencies to attend without financial burden. The CVCA advocates for victims of crime by educating the professionals working directly with victims such as law enforcement, prosecutors, community advocates, mental health professionals, probation departments, the medical community and many others.
SAVE THE DATE !!
The Sixth National Sexual Assault Response Team Training Conference will be held in Austin, Texas from May 25 - 27, 2011.
The primary focus of the Training Conference will be to expand the capacity of SARTs to promote health and healing of sexual assault survivors, hold offenders accountable for their crimes, and realize the hope of preventing future sexual violence in their communities.
The training will have an additional concentration on responding to victims of sexual assault in Native American communities.
The Office for Victims of Crime has made numerous scholarships available to encourage attendance at the conference. Registration opens November 2010!
A national gathering of Latin@ victim advocates, prevention specialists, survivors, and allies promoting the engagement of Latin@s as agents of change in addressing gender-based violence, celebrating our collective leadership en los movimientos.
Register Now and take advantage of the Early Bird registration of $195 until April 30, 2010 (Standard rate: $245).
The Westin Hotel is offering a special group rate for Nuestras Voces Conference attendees; however availability is limited so early reservations are strongly encouraged! Westin DFW Airport
A Bilingual Conference
The Nuestras Voces Conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn about timely issues affecting Latin@ victim advocacy as well as successful grassroots engagement strategies and programs. It includes a complete workshop track in Spanish for those interested in upgrading their Spanish-language presentation skills and learning how others address SA and IPV issues en español. The Topics and Presenters
Attendees are invited to participate in a collective art installation: un altar para el Día de los Muertos.
The Family Justice Center Alliance welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, civil attorneys, judges, counselors, policy makers, elected officials, board members, survivors, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, educators, and all others interested in the future of family violence prevention. National and international speakers will share their expertise in the area of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault and funding. This conference will focus on training matter within the contexts of leadership, accountability to survivors, guiding principles and promising practices in the rapidly evolving national and international movement toward Family Justice Centers and other approaches to co-located, multidisciplinary services for victims of family violence and their children. The conference will also include practical, hands-on training for police officers, prosecutors, advocates, and medical professionals in the day to day handling of domestic violence cases.
Office for Victims of Crime-Training and Technical Assistance Center
Instructors: Anne Seymour & Viki Sharp
This workshop will provide participants with hands-on experience developing a strategic plan for their organization. The training will draw from the information contained in OVC’s Strategic Planning Toolkit. Following this training, participants would be invited to request specialize technical assistance from OVC TTAC to help them implement their comprehensive strategic plan. Topics for this training include:
Steps for strategic planning
Getting your organization ready
Determining where you want your organization to go
A national gathering of Latin@ victim advocates, prevention specialists, survivors, and allies promoting the engagement of Latin@s as agents of change in addressing gender-based violence, celebrating our collective wisdom and leadership en los movimientos.
Register now and take advantage of the Early Bird registration of $195 until April 30,
2010 (Standard rate: $245).
Group rates are also available.
The Westin Hotel is offering a special group rate for Nuestras Voces Conference attendees; however
availability is limited so early reservations are strongly encouraged!
"Make Prevention Your Priority"
A statewide Conference designed to offer quality training and information on topics and model programs of interest to leaders in child abuse prevention: social workers, counselors, educators, child care and youth workers, law enforcement personnel, medical & legal professionals, foster parents, child welfare board volunteers, elected officials, and other interested child advocates. Participants may attend their choice of a variety of workshops on child abuse and neglect prevention and educational programs or may select workshops for specialized training credits and professional development. Featured Speakers:
Bruce Perry, MD, Ph.D.
Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization which promotes innovations in service, research and education in child maltreatment and childhood trauma. Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children's mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions. A focus of his work has been the development of innovative clinical and systemic programs and practices based upon emerging concepts regarding child development and neurodevelopment. These programs are in partnership with multiple sectors of the community and in context of public-private partnerships which help catalyze systemic change within the primary institutions that work with high-risk children such as child protective services, mental health, public education and juvenile justice.
Angelo Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH
Dr. Giardino is the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas. He graduated summa cum laude from Temple University and earned his MD and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Giardino co-authored " Child Abuse, a Quick Reference for Healthcare, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals".
Sgt. Bill Davis (Ret.)
Bill Davis is a 36-year veteran of the Beaumont Police Department. During his tenure he spent twenty years with the Juvenile Division and the Sex Crimes Unit, specializing in child abuse in child abuse and sex crimes investigation. He has investigated over 7000 child abuse and sex crimes incidents. As a lecturer he has presented to over 170,000 people and published in state and national publications. Sgt Davis has been involved with preventing child abuse and the PCAT Conferences for over twenty years. He also authored the book " So Innocent yet So Dead".
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