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.
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
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is proud to announce the 3rd international conference on sexual violence research, SVRI Forum 2013. The aim of SVRI Forum 2013 is to promote promising practices for preventing and responding to sexual and intimate partner violence. The Forum 2013 will be co-hosted by Partners for Prevention.The scope of the SVRI Forum will expand in 2013 to include both sexual violence and intimate partner violence. This extension of the scope of the SVRI Forum encourages examination of the overlapping nature of these acts of violence. The SVRI Forum 2013 will also link the child protection and SGBV fields and promote cross sectoral dialogue and exchange on primary prevention of child abuse and neglect especially when linked to future prevention of sexual violence perpetration and victimization.The objectives of SVRI Forum 2013 are to:
Promote excellence in research on sexual and intimate partner violence
Bridge gaps between research, policy and practice
Provide opportunity and space for speakers and audience to interact and learn from high-level presentations and developments in the field
Encourage discussion of new ideas for services and prevention responses with the principal elements derived from evidence and expert opinions
Encourage networking and sharing of knowledge across fields and sectors, including across violence against women and violence against children
Provide a space where participants feel supported to talk about challenges in undertaking research on sexual and intimate partner violence
Researchers, activists, donors, service providers and policy-makers from across all sectors are therefore invited to submit abstracts, according to the SVRI Forum 2013 themes:
Addressing sexual and intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries
Child abuse and neglect
HIV and sexual violence
Trafficking for sexual exploitation
Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence in conflict and crisis
Within these themes, abstracts which include a life-course perspective; address under-researched areas such as disability and sexual abuse; the role of faith based organisations and other community based institutions in responding to and prevention sexual and gender based violence, as well as abstracts which address men and masculinities; and gender and prevention of sexual violence and IPV are particularly encouraged. Priority will also be given to abstracts that detail responses and prevention programmes that incorporate multi-sectoral and cross sectoral strategies or have findings of interventions and longitudinal studies.We encourage participants to use the SVRI Sexual Violence Research Agenda as guide in developing abstracts. In the coming weeks we will give more details about the venue, call for abstracts, pre-conference workshops, prize-giving and more.
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.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a 2013 Youth Summit, Empowering Young Leaders for Juvenile Justice Reform, on August 2 and August 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Summit will bring together young people from around the country and is open to all young people interested in juvenile justice reform. (The Summit content and training sessions will be appropriate for individuals ages 16-30.) The Summit seeks to cultivate and empower a young body of juvenile justice advocates. Participants will learn the basics of juvenile justice, and will have the opportunity to delve into more detail about two hot topics in juvenile justice reform: Disproportionate Minority Contact and the School-to-Prison-Pipeline. The Summit will also engage participants in skill-building sessions on leadership development and civic engagement.
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