Date/Time: 
07/22/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Web Forum

Sponsoring Agency: 
Strategic Alliance
Description: 

The web forum will share a framework for creating healthy communities in California, which is delineated in the newly released Good Health Counts: A 21st Century Approach to Health and Community for California. The report broadens the understanding of which elements need to be in place for a community to achieve better health outcomes. Different communities inevitably have different goals and needs; this framework can be adapted to develop a plan to address the diversity of issues within each community.

The web forum discussion will serve as a launching pad for advocates and practitioners to explore how nutrition and physical activity efforts fit into a broader community health framework and what sectors and disciplines need to be engaged to achieve the vision of a healthy California. Participants are encouraged to engage in a dialogue about this framework and the needs and concerns of their sectors, disciplines, and/or communities, identify what current tools and approaches resonate with them, and what additional resources needed to support current efforts in improving health.

 

Date/Time: 
07/14/2014 - 8:00am to 07/15/2014 - 8:00am
Location
Address: 

Northern Arizona University

City: 
Flagstaff
Postal Code: 
86011
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Family Violence Institute at NAU
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Holly Hulen
Contact Phone: 
928-523-3591
Contact Email: 
Holly.Hulen@nau.edu
Contact Website: 
www.nau.edu/fvi/summerconference
Description: 

The first High Altitude Family Violence Summer Conference addresses many of the key issues various community, state and federal agencies and stakeholders confront when working family violence cases. Renowned experts from a variety of professional backgrounds (research, expert witnessing, law, policing, psychology, public policy, social work, and nursing) explore issues such as coercive control, the profound significance of trauma, and child abuse and neglect. The conference will take place on Northern Arizona University's Flagstaff Mountain campus. We encourage attendance by all those involved in the wide-ranging field of family violence and welcome you to the beautiful NAU campus for an exceptional high altitude learning experience. 

 

Topics include: child abuse and neglect, child custody, coercive control, vicarious trauma, intimate partner violence & homicide, child sexual abuse investigations, expert witnessing, prosecuting strategies, safety planning, strangulation, predominant aggressor, and survivor perspectives. 

 

See the full program on our conference website.

 

Date/Time: 
02/23/2011 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
SAMHSA's Resource Center to Promote Acceptance,Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
SAMHSA ADS Center
Contact Email: 
promoteacceptance@samhsa.hhs.gov
Description: 

Homelessness has become a widespread public health issue with an estimated 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States. Stable housing is an essential human need and is a key social determinant of both health and mental health. Many who become homeless have a history of either childhood or adult trauma, or both, that can lead to the development of mental health problems and/or substance use disorders which become worse when an individual lives on the streets or in shelters.

"The goal of all prevention efforts must be safe, stable affordable, housing in mainstream settings and high quality services in the community," wrote Kenneth R. Wireman in the Journal of Primary Prevention. Without this, homelessness will continue to be a major issue with huge human and economic costs that affect individuals and the community. The importance of social connectedness must also be recognized and acted upon to reduce homelessness. Research has shown the importance of social connectedness to prevent homelessness and to help those who have experienced homelessness to reenter their communities as contributing members. Involving people in recovery in the development of services that support growth, wellness, and empowerment is essential if social inclusion is to become a reality. Preventing homelessness for individuals leads to improved health outcomes and reduced costs.
 

Date/Time: 
01/13/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Webinar

Sponsoring Agency: 
Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Description: 

Webinar - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Central

This program will discuss how sexting crimes can be investigated and prosecuted. It will examine how laws currently are written to include sexting as a form of child pornography and whether there needs to be new legal initiatives directed toward this specific act. Presented by NDAA Staff.

More information and registration.

Date/Time: 
10/11/2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
NYSCASA
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Josie Mcpherson
Contact Phone: 
518-482-4222 ext 305
Contact Email: 
jmcpherson@nyscasa.org
Description: 

A presentation done by Alden Pinkham, Program Specialist for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center-The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) works to improve the national response to protect victims of human trafficking in the United States. The NHTRC runs a national, toll-free hotline available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Contact the NHTRC to report a tip; to connect with anti-trafficking resources in your area; or to request training and technical assistance, general information or specific anti-trafficking resources. The NHTRC is operated by Polaris Project and funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and other supporters.

Date/Time: 
10/08/2008 (All day) to 10/09/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

To be determined

Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
Description: 

This workshop will help advocates learn how to assist victims in self-advocacy and how and when to intervene effectively in the recovery process. Topics include:

20 types of identity theft and the special needs of each situation.
Assisting victims in dealing with emotional impact and crime ramifications. Helping victims understand how an identity theft case proceeds through the system. Assisting victims with reading and understanding their credit reports. Identifying the "players" (i.e., who to turn to for help) and applicable laws. Helping victims understand and complete an Identity Theft Complaint Form.
 

Date/Time: 
04/23/2008 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
Address: 

Web-Forum

Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime
Description: 

On April 23, 2008, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, OVC will present a Web Forum discussion with Lucia Zuniga and Joan Meunier-Sham on best practices for implementing Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Zuniga and Ms. Meunier-Sham and return on April 23 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.

No registration is required, so joining the OVC Web Forum online community is easy. Visit now to make connections that can change the lives of the victims you serve.
 

Date/Time: 
04/23/2008 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
Address: 

Web-Forum

Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime
Description: 

On April 23, 2008, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, OVC will present a Web Forum discussion with Lucia Zuniga and Joan Meunier-Sham on best practices for implementing Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Zuniga and Ms. Meunier-Sham and return on April 23 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.

No registration is required, so joining the OVC Web Forum online community is easy. Visit now to make connections that can change the lives of the victims you serve.
 

Date/Time: 
02/16/2011 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
CCASA
Contact Phone: 
http://www.ccasa.org/
Description: 

Sexual assault and teen dating violence prevention education are critical to successful academic and health outcomes for youth. However, when schools and communities must prioritize limited resources, these topics often get lost. This facilitated discussion will explore how to maximize resources and promote violence prevention programs within the contexts of the state statute that supports comprehensive sexuality education (House Bill 1292) as well as the state academic content standards for comprehensive health education. We will discuss strategies to use these guidelines to build stronger cross-issue collaborations, and the role of community-based organizations in making curriculum recommendations to school districts.

Date/Time: 
12/18/2009 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)
Description: 

About December 18, International Migrants Day

On December 18, 1990, the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families was approved by the United Nations General Assembly, after almost a decade of governmental negotiations and pressure from migrant rights advocates around the world.  In December 2000 the United Nations proclaimed December 18 as International Migrants Day.
 
Since 2001, in solidarity with other migrant rights organizations around the world, NNIRR has commemorated this day with members and allies.  Each year we assist growing numbers of local events and initiatives with widely-endorsed call-to-actions, educational and organizing materials, and commemorative posters and t-shirts. 
 
International Migrants Day 2009

NNIRR's recently-released human rights report, "Guilty by Immigration Status", documents how inter-agency and local police collaboration around immigration law enforcement, especially through the 287g agreements and the Secure Communities Program, have undermined community safety and made immigrants even more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.

The global economic crisis further burdened already vulnerable immigrant communities around the world, and those in the U.S. were no exception.  For the first time in decades, immigrants were forced to reduce their remittances to their families abroad, who themselves faced increasing hardships as most countries in the Global South were not immune to the crippling effects of the crisis.  Many immigrants also become subject to scapegoating, as xenophobic rhetoric blamed immigrants and clouded failed economic policies.  Many ruthless employers also used the crisis to further exploit their immigrant workers.
 
As this year's International Migrants Day also falls during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN Climate Summit) in Copenhagen, we also recognize the estimated 25 million people around the world who have suffered from forced displacement from their homelands and communities due to the devastating effects of climate change, more than those displaced by war.  This number is expected to go up to 250 million in less than 50 years.  By 2100, more than 20 countries are expected to experience 30-60% of agricultural and food production loss, 2.3 billion people will be threatened by mega-droughts, and almost 90% of people in rural communities around the world will lose their livelihoods. 

Especially on International Migrants Day, when we recognize and honor migrants throughout the world, we need to raise awareness about the need for policies that ameliorate involuntary displacement and forced migration, including climate justice, fair trade and sustainable community development, and fulfilling the need and access to healthcare, education, housing, jobs and safe, healthy environments.
 
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For more information, contact:
 
Colin Rajah, NNIRR
510-465-1984 x306
crajah@nnirr.org

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