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.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is now accepting submissions for its 22nd Annual Colloquium, June 11-14, 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. APSAC is soliciting abstracts for training, research and poster presentations. You do not need to be a member to submit your abstract.Join us at one of the field’s premier forums for child abuse professionals to offer training presentations and report new research findings concerning legal, medical, mental health, investigative, preventive, and protective services work with abused and neglected children, their families, and perpetrators of abuse. Presentations are encouraged on all aspects of child maltreatment, including cultural diversity.APSAC’s vision is for a world where all maltreated or at-risk children and their families have access to the highest level of professional commitment and service. Our mission is achieved in a number of ways, most notably through expert training and educational activities, policy leadership and collaboration, and consultation that emphasizes theoretically sound, evidence-based principles. Come join us in the celebration of this vision and commitment to supporting and training professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence.We hope to see you in New Orleans.Viola Vaughan-EdenAPSAC Board President
Free “No Wrong Door” Training DayThe New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault is hosting a full day of training on providing services to survivors of sexual violence with developmental, intellectual, or other disabilities. Workshop presenters will include Beverly Frantz, PhD, of Temple University; Sarah Zesski of NJCBW; and Jessica Oppenheim of The Arc of New Jersey. Sexual violence program staff and all professionals who serve people with disabilities are encouraged to attend for cross-training and important conversations. FREE!The goal of No Wrong Door NJ is that survivors of sexual and domestic violence will be treated with dignity and respect through a seamless, integrated system where they will receive timely, appropriate and sufficient services regardless of whether they access services at victim services programs or at disability programs.Date: October 21, 2013 Time: Sign-in starts at 9am. Trainings from 10am to 4pm. Fee: Free, but advanced registration is required. Location: At the Middlesex County Fire Academy at 1001 Fire Academy Dr, Sayreville, NJ 08872 Register at http://www.njcasa.org/education-training/training-institute#nwdQuestions? Please call Margaret Mikkelsen at 609-631-4450, ext 1208.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center/PCAR/CALCASA
SAVE THE DATE. The National Sexual Assault Conference is a two and a half day, advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention. More information to follow.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
The 32nd Annual Research and Treatment Conference sponsored by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, Illinois, October 30 through November 2, 2013. This conference will offer symposia, workshop presentations, poster sessions, discussion groups, and advanced clinics relating to issues in both victim and perpetrator research and treatment. All sessions, with the exception of posters, have been approved for Continuing Education credits. Each presentation will provide information and training based on cutting edge research development and clinical application. The format is designed to best facilitate interaction with and learning from some of the most advanced practitioners in the field of sexual abuse. In addition to the three-day Conference schedule, ATSA will offer a selection of intensive half- and/or full-day Pre-Conference Clinics. These Clinics are designed to provide participants with extensive training and skills enhancement. View full conference description and registration information.
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