The theme for this year’s conference is Leading the Change: Advocacy in Action. In addition to the general workshops, there will be specialized trainings in primary prevention, diversity and volunteer management.
This training is specifically designed for child interviewers who are proficient in Spanish and conduct some or all of their interviews in Spanish. The instruction will be presented in both English and Spanish. Small group work and discussions will be conducted in Spanish only. Background of interviewers may be law enforcement, child protective service workers, or employees of Children's Advocacy Centers.
In this session, you will:
- examine current theories and practice related to the structure of child forensic interviews.
- apply lessons from research and practice with English-speaking children to interviews of children whose first language is not English.
- explore the alternatives for serving Spanish-speaking children and their families in a multi-system process.
- develop and refine interviewing skills during a Child Interview Practicum with Spanish-speaking children.
- identify Spanish words and phrases commonly used in interviews that do not clearly translate into English.
- examine the use of interpreters both with children and within an English-speaking system.
- explore wellness and burnout issues that relate to working with maltreated children.
- learn new approaches to wellness and self-care.
Faculty for this training include Pauline Lucero Esquivel, MA, LMSW, LPCC; Maria Rosales-Lambert; and Linda Cordisco Steele, MEd, LPC; as well as others with expertise in working with Latino populations and child abuse investigations. Registration fee: $949.00
If you have additional questions contact Ericka Pollitt at 256-327-3746 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and Dallas Police Department
The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental agencies or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime. The management of the conference reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual who does not meet these criteria.
The purpose of the 16th Annual Scientific Assembly is to put state-of-the-art science into action and create best practices for forensic nursing across the world and across the lifespan.
At the end of the Assembly, the participant will be able to:
1.) Apply knowledge of forensic nursing care across the lifespan.
2.)Identify resources for supporting forensic nursing professional practice.
3.)Recognize sources of knowledge for evidence based practice.
4.)Compare and contrast innovative forensic nursing practice skills and strategies.
5.)Support the advancement of global forensic nursing practices.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is pleased to present this targeted technical assistance project to strengthen the Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) sustainability efforts regarding Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs.
Through the provision of free on-site technical assistance, information dissemination and follow-up consultation, this project aims to build sustainable SANE programs by increasing access to information, building SANE program staff capacity and enhancing collaborative efforts between victim advocates and forensic nurses
-Benefits Prevent Child Abuse Texas
-One day, 20 miles, fully supported
-Scenic route into downtown San Antonio
-Saturday, November 8, 2008
-Clearly marked route, with abundant support vehicles and rest stops every 2-3 miles
-All Walkers must arrive by 6:00 am on Saturday, November 8
-Breakfast and lunch are included
-Limited to 150 Walkers
-$50 registration fee ($35 until February 5) for Walkers, $500 fundraising minimum
-$10 registration fee for volunteer Crew, fundraising encouraged but not required
-Training and fundraising support anytime from your Walker coach
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence & The University of Texas at Austin
A training designed for attorneys, domestic violence service
providers and professionals who are interested in being
considered as expert witnesses in court cases involving
Training at a Glance:
?? Presenters have substantial experience as expert witnesses in court cases involving domestic violence. The training will address the issues listed below, include case studies and allow participants to evaluate an expert witness on the stand.
?? Role of advocates and expert witnesses
?? Types of cases where expert witnesses are beneficial
?? Immigration issues
?? Writing reports for court
?? Rules of evidence and what is discoverable
?? How to position yourself as an expert witness
?? Ethical considerations as an expert witness
?? Federal laws
?? NEW section on expert witnesses in child custody cases
The training is on Monday, January 12 from 9 am until 5:30 pm and Tuesday, January 13 from 9 am until 3:30 pm.
Please make travel arrangements to stay to the end of the
training. Transportation will be provided from the hotel to the training site each day.
Registration is $225.00. The deadline is December 22, 2008. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. More information is available at http://www.ncdsv.org/expertwitness_dv.html.
??CEUs for social workers and CLEs for attorneys will be available.
?? Lodging is available at the Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center (300 East 4th Street) at the special rate of $97, plus applicable taxes. Reservation information is
available at http://www.ncdsv.org/expertwitness_dv.html. Reservations are due by December 14, 2008.
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.
Cordelia Anderson, Prevention Consultation & Training, Sensibilities, Inc. - Chair, National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation
From Dr. Seuss to Pornography: A New Frontier for Primary Prevention
Gerald J. Middents, MDiv, PhD, inter-disciplinary social scientist, ordained clergy, and psychologist - Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Austin College
"Family as the Breeding Ground for Violence: unlearning the cycle of abuse environment"
Jim Hmurovich, President - Prevent Child Abuse America
"Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: Where We Are, Where We Need to Go"
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