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.
The Morris CARES Developmental Disabilities Task Force
When: Friday, December 6, 2013, from 8am to 4pmWhere: Morristown Medical Center, the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheatre, 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960 Did you know that more than 90% of people with developmental disabilities become victims of sexual violence during their lifetime? Are you and your agency prepared to identify, assess and provide services for this very underserved population?Come hear nationally-acclaimed psychologist and author, Dr. Nancy Razza, Ph.D, Keynote Speaker, as well as Linda Hickson, Ph.D and Dr. Ishita Khemka, Ph.D, Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People With Disabilities at Columbia University and co-developers of the award-winning ESCAPE Curriculum; Melissa Keyes DiGioia, Planned Parenthood; and Tracy A. Higgins, LPC, Morris CARES, discuss:
How to increase collaborations between rape crisis centers and developmental disabilities agencies and access resources and support for survivors of sexual violence
Abuse prevention & empowerment for adults with developmental disabilities
Treatment interventions for survivors of sexual violence with developmental disabilities
And more!!!! Who Should Attend: Nurses, mental Health professionals, health and human service providers, sexual violence advocates and SANES, developmental disabilities agency direct care staff, case managers, behavior specialists, parents and caregivers. Registration: To register go to http://miniurl.com/5n6m or visit www.njcasa.org. We can accommodate certain dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan, kosher, etc.); please just let us know your needs in the notes field during checkout. Cost: $55 Full day fee – early bird registration; $35 For Collaborating Partners, Sexual Violence Advocates and SANEs (for the discount code, please contact Margaret Mikkelsen at 609-631-4450, ext. 1208 or email@example.com).For all other questions and/or if you are in need of accommodations for disabilities and/or other health related needs please contact Tracy Higgins, at Morris CARES, at 973-971-4754 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CEU information:5.5 nursing and 4.5 social work continuing education credits. For more information about continuing education credits for social workers, counselors and nurses, please contact Tracy Higgins at 973-971-4754 or email@example.comSponsored by:The Morris CARES Developmental Disabilities Task ForceMembers include:Morris CARES (formerly known as the Morris County Sexual Assault Center) part of Atlantic Health systemsNJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA)Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) NJElizabeth M. Boggs CenterPlanned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern NJDevelopmental Disabilities Center at Morristown Medical CenterMental Health Association of Morris County
Whether you are a first-time or returning attendee, you will find something new and exciting at this premier health promotion conference,SOPHE's 65th Annual Meeting, Discovery 2014: New Health Education Strategies, Connections & Ideas. In a city rich with history and culture, we will convene to explore, network, collaborate, and discover the latest health education strategies, connections, and ideas. Select from nearly 250 presentations that will offer you an opportunity to expand your mind and your portfolio with cutting-edge health education research, practice, and policy aimed at improving the health of all ages and populations.Conference Subthemes:
On Thursday, November 7 Cassia Spohn, Foundation Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, presents research from a National Institute of Justice funded study in which Spohn and colleague Katharine Tellis investigated police and prosecutorial decision making in sexual assault cases. The study uses quantitative data on sexual assaults reported to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2008, and qualitative data from interviews with detectives and deputy district attorneys.Cassia Spohn is a Foundation Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She is the author or co-author of five books, including The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America and How Do Judges Decide: The Search for Fairness and Equity in Punishment. A sixth book, Policing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Inside the Criminal Justice System will be published in 2013. Her research interests include prosecutorial and judicial decision making, the intersections of race, ethnicity, crime and justice, and sexual assault case processing decisions.
The Force of Awesome Institute is a five-day anti-violence educator training program brought to you by the folks at Catharsis Productions. Our mission is to reinvigorate the training component of the anti-violence movement, imbuing it with energy, data, and skill. This institute will strengthen even the most seasoned trainer and educator. There are only 15 available spots, so sign up today!
Training Dates: January 6th – 10th 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Cost: Sign up by November 15th: $550 plus travel and lodging
Sign up by December 15th: $650 plus travel and lodging
After December 15th: $700 plus travel and lodging
More Information about FOAI:
The Force of Awesome Institute was designed to change the paradigm of prevention education and educator training programs. Its focus is on enabling educators to develop and hone both their curriculum development and analysis, and provide coaching and direction that profoundly improves their presentation delivery and ability to connect with diverse and challenging audiences. We believe that coaching and fostering analytical ability in a community of trainers to be the core of an effective train-the-trainer model, and one that has been sorely absent from our collective practice.
We are not just creating passionate orators who merely inspire; our educators will have the ability to translate their causes into purposeful, actions that may be immediately taken by their audiences. Our combined 35 years of training experience will take your skills from good to great. Join us, become a part of the Force of Awesome!
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The CONVERGE! conference will bring together survivors, activists, lawyers, service providers, and academics to reconsider the dominant U.S. responses to gender violence, to build capacity for political mobilization and reform, to share innovative approaches to gender violence, and to promote cross-fertilization and collaboration. Join the CONVERGE! conversation to build a transformative political agenda to refocus U.S. priorities in ways that better address the intersecting inequalities that create and maintain gender violence.
In an effort to be a helping resource & a connecting bridge to healing for individuals suffering, Trabscend Sober Living, LLC is holding a Trauma Healing Intensive Workshop in November located in Big bear, CA. There will be one workshop for men only November 4th-8th, and another separate workshop for females November 11th-15th. . The workshop will be focused solely around learning coping mechanisms, tools & advancing the healing process for victims suffering from all levels of trauma including rape, PTSD, discrimination, violence, abuse, grievance a death, domestic abuse, and so on. It's a 5 day workshop which will be lead by Judy Crane of the country's leading trauma treatment center "The Refuge" who is unanimously known for they're incredible process groups circled around trauma & the path to healing these burdens of the past.
The investigation of sexual violence requires the very best from our criminal justice system. The individuals who commit these crimes, particularly those of the most violent nature, must be identified, captured, and brought to justice before they assault again. The investigation of these crimes, however, is remarkably complex and requires extensive cooperation and active communication across disciplines.This two-hour Policy and Practices Forum will convene experienced and knowledgeable subject matter experts in various fields contributing to the investigation and processing of cases involving sexual violence. The presenters, whose experience spans decades, will discuss the complex relationship between law enforcement, science, medicine, and the judicial system. As they will explain, innovative jurisdictional practices and scientific research producing valuable solutions and insight can empower our criminal justice system to better respond to acts committed by sexual predators. The result of these enhanced approaches is the better collection of evidence, faster laboratory testing, improved case management, and more reliable prosecution of offenders.
Are you a LGBTSTGNC Immigrant who's fluent in English and another language? Are you a LGBTSTGNC person of color who's fluent in English and another language and wants to support immigrant rights work? Interested in gaining interpretation skills AND learning about interpreting for social justice? One of our natural resources is that many of us are multilingual and have been interpreting for friends, family, neighbors and coworkers. The Interpreter Training Project seeks to provide opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming immigrants of color who are already informal community interpreters to:
gain greater skills in interpretation
learning about language justice strategies
better understand how to build more multilingual spaces
share knowledge about health, social and community resources
share resources on translating health, sexuality and gender issues.
What are the next steps?
After filling out the application, we will call you for a follow-up conversation.
If you wish to participate in the program, but do not need a stipend please note this on your application. While stipends are limited there will be space for some non-stipend participants.
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