The National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention offers:
A platform to network with professionals passionate about prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation, including Circle Dialogues, which are a great opportunity for meaningful discussion and community building.
A chance to experience a powerful new prevention tool from Ping Chong & Company: Secret Survivors.
Cutting edge information from expert leaders in the field.
Workshops such as:
How Lessons Learned from the Penn State Scandal Are Improving the Safety of Children in Youth-Serving Organizations
Normative Sexuality Development in Childhood: Implications for Developmental Guidance and Prevention of Sexual Abuse
Breaking the Cycle, Beating the Odds: 12 Step Self Awareness Model (SAM)
The National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children
A chance to become involved with the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation.
An opportunity to learn more about a variety of prevention topics in the exciting and fun environment of New Orleans.
This national conference will provide opportunities for tribal, state, and federal participants to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas for developing and improving strategies and programs that serve the unique needs of crime victims in Indian Country.The goals of this conference include:
Strength from Within: Rekindling Tribal Traditions to assist Victims/Survivors
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Office of Victims’ Services
This three-day conference will provide an opportunity for more than 300 victim service providers and allied professionals to enhance their skills, network, and rejuvenate. We will focus on promising practices and programs throughout Pennsylvania and the nation. Join us for national keynote speakers, informative workshops, and the presentation of the Governor’s Victim Service Pathfinder Awards.We welcome participants in all aspects of victim services - community-based victim advocates, victim-witness coordinators, prevention educators, survivors, probation officers, adult and juvenile court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, social workers, and health care providers. This conference is NOT limited to only Pennsylvania residents. Persons from all states are welcome to attend. More information will be added to this Web site as it becomes available. We encourage you to bookmark this site and share this information with your colleagues.View registration information.
Workshops will include the following tracks: focus on adolescents or children who have sexually abused, focus on adults who perpetrate sexual violence, and a track with focus on bringing a victim centered approach to this work. Learn more about the MASOC/MATSA Annual Joint Conference.
This Conference has become a unique forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. We are one of the very few conferences that actually includes researchers, practitioners, advocates, consumer-survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and have the difficult dialogues. Topic tracks span intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, children exposed to violence, at risk youth, criminal justice issues, sexual assault, people with disabilities, treatment of victims and offenders, elder abuse, trauma, and more. This year’s Conference also includes the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan Summit and Research Sessions: A Conference within A Conference! We have strived to infuse our theme of Working Together to End Violence, Abuse and Trauma - Best Practices: Compassion in Action” into the presentations as well as into the thoughtfulness and professionalism reflected in the Conference content.
This is an interdisciplinary, hybrid Conference that attracts speakers and attendees from around the world. While we strive to include many presenters with shorter presentations, similar to other International Conferences, we also work to balance that with longer 3-hour workshops and 4-hour post conference training sessions.
Just Detention International and the PREA Resrouce Center are holding two FREE full-day trainings in Columbia, SC. The first training, on April 23, will focus on creating a trauma-informed victim services program, as required by the PREA standards.The second training, in April 24, will provide corrections staff with the skills to develop inmate education programs that comply with the PREA standards. Both trainings will be held at the same site in Columbia, SC. Because the sessions complement each other, it is encouraged that you attend both. Each will feature interactive exercies, expert panels, sexual abuse survivor testimonies, and group discussions that cater to individuals working in a range of detention settings. Speakers will include leaders in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, advocacy, and mental health, as well as a survivor of sexual abuse in detention.For more information or to register, visit http://www.justdetention.org/en/south-carolina-regional-training-application.aspx
A two-part training led by Viktoria Kristiansson of AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women.
Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
This presentation will examine the devastating dynamics of sexual assault by an intimate partner including the use of power and control in a battering relationship. It will provide an overview of intimate partner sexual assault, the impact on victims and the resulting behavior and the importance of a coordinated community response to this crime. Prosecutors and allied professionals will be better able to recognize and respond to common challenges in these cases including the reluctant victim, victim intimidation and manipulation and confronting the misperceptions of the judge or jury.
Overcoming the Consent Defense: Prosecuting the Non-stranger Rapist
This session will examine the dynamics of non-stranger sexual assault, identify the challenges in investigating and prosecuting these cases, and explore strategies for overcoming these challenges. The presenter will discuss the characteristics of the non-stranger rapist and how they challenge traditional perspectives of investigators, prosecutors, judges and juries. Additionally this presentation will address the unique vulnerability of victims in non-stranger rape situations. This presentation will highlight the importance of an offender-focused approach throughout the investigation and prosecution. Additional topics include common defense questions and rape myths that can be barriers to a successful prosecution.
Date: July 11, 2013
Location: United Way of Mercer County, Crossroads Corporate Center, 3150 Brunswick Pike, STE 230, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
West Virginia University (WVU) Forensic Science Initiative (FSI)
The 2011 Spring Continuing Education for Forensic Professionals Program will be held March 28-April 2, 2011, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Program will be a week of training with 32 different courses. All courses are FREE and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 100 people who register (1 person per agency location) also receive free transportation. Lodging will be FREE to all approved attendees. The schedule allows attendees to participate in more than one course throughout the week.
The Continuing Education for Forensic Professionals program is offered by the West Virginia University (WVU) Forensic Science Initiative (FSI) in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice. The WVU FSI is an outreach and resource initiative that provides no-cost training to the public sector of the forensic science community. It is made possible with funding from the National Institute of Justice.
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