Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department
This conference provides training for professionals in government and nonprofit agencies—law enforcement, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, and medicine—who work directly with child victims of crime.
The purpose of this training program is to train local civilian victim advocates on building effective partnerships with local military installations to enhance and extend the system of support for sexual assault victims in the military. With the knowledge gained through this training process and their own expertise in sexual assault, local civilian victim advocates will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations.To prepare for the 2014 series of training events, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) through its Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) and in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), have updated the training curriculum to reflect FY2013 DoD data and new victim assistance related programs and policies.
WMC Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and message training program for women in the country. There are not enough progressive women’s voices in mainstream media and this program aims to change that. We are looking for women with diverse expertise (economic justice, health care policy, LGBTQ rights, etc.) who have the ability to make their voices heard in the media. We seek thought leaders, issue experts, and advocates for change who want to gain knowledge and skills to leverage their messages both locally and nationally. Participants represent a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, sexual preference, ability, and generation. They receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespeople in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines. Graduates join a supportive network of alumnae who support each other in their media goals.
Statewide Law Enforcment Training on Violence Agaisnt Women (VAWT)
The Statewide Training on Violence Against Women Program (VAWT) was created by the Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigators Course (SAFVIC) in 2010 to create a statewide conference for law enforcement and telecommunication personnel. The purpose of the VAWT program is to assist in developing and strengthening effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in such cases. The program was initially funded in 2010 through the American Recovery andReinvestment Act of 2009, S.T.O.P Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program Grant from the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Texas Governor’s Office.
The Statewide Training on Violence Against Women Program (VAWT) held its first successful conference in February 2011. With subsequent funding from the Criminal Justice Division of the Texas Governor’s Office and the S.T.O.P ViolenceAgainst Women Act (VAWA) Program Grant, the program coordinated additional successful conferences in San Antonio in July 2012 and in Irving in 2013.
Location:Omni San Antonio, Texas Hotel at the Colonnade
Date: July 28-30, 2014
Selected Attendees: All selected attendees will be notified of their selection status on or before May 1, 2014 but no later than May 21, 2014.
Conference fees: All training, registration, and lodging fees will be at no cost to the conference attendee. The VAWT program will only cover lodging fees for Monday, July 28th and Tuesday, July 30th. Any conference attendee can elect to arrive a day or two prior to the conference, or depart after the conference at their expense.
Overnight Accommodations: Applicants selected to attend the conference must reside more than 50 miles (one-way) from the conference location to qualify for overnight accommodations. Selected attendees who resides less than 50 miles from the conference location may still attend the conference as a daily attendee.
Travel Expenses: The VAWT program does not cover any travel, meal, or hotel incidental expenses. All travel expenses for early arrival/late departure, meals, movies, room service, fuel, airfare, etc. are the sole responsibility of the conference attendee.
Please go to the following website for more information or to fill out an application:
A nationally and internationally-recognized conference, The Crimes Against Children Conference is THE ONLY one of its kind that provides practical instruction using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against children. The Crimes Against Children Conference produced by the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, together with the Dallas Police Department and utilizing the nation’s leading professional experts, is designed to meet the training needs of law enforcement officers, child protection caseworkers, probation/parole officers, children’s advocacy center staff, victim advocates, prosecutors, medical professionals and therapists.
The agenda is now available for our Regional Training Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This 2-day training will be held at the St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotelon Wednesday and Thursday, October 2 - 3, 2013. Training TopicsLearn from leading experts on the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and strangulation:
Effectively Recognizing and Responding to Sexual Assault
Overcoming the Consent Defense
Effective Report Writing Using the Language of Non-Consensual Sex
A Paradigm Shift: The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview
Barriers to Successfully Interviewing Sexual Assault Survivors
Preparing Domestic Violence Cases for Trial
Prosecuting Cases Involving Strangulation
Self Care -- It's all About You!
Sgt. Joanne Archambault, SDPD (Ret.), Executive Director, End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), President and Training Director, SATI, Inc., Addy, WA
Det. Michael Crumrine, Austin Police Department, Austin, TX
Sgt. Elizabeth Donegan, Austin Police Department, Austin, TX
Dana Nelson, Assistant District Attorney, Travis County, TX
Russell Strand, Chief, Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division, United States Army Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Registration FeeThe registration fee for this conference is $250.
Register by August 9, 2013 to receive a $25 early bird discount
Student registration with identification is $200
Teams with 5 or more get the 5th registration free
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center & Dallas Police Department
A nationally and internationally-recognized conference for professionals from 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.2013 is the 25th anniversary of the Crimes Against Children Conference. We are planning a very special conference to celebrate this milestone. Registration is open!Aaron Fisher is this year's keynote speaker.
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