The goals of this Conference are to present the latest research, prevention, assessment, and intervention techniques concerning various aspects of child, adolescent and adult trauma and maltreatment and the long term affects if they go untreated. Plenary and breakout sessions discuss the types of child, adolescent and adult trauma, the dynamics of maltreatment and trauma at home or in the community, and the effects on children, adolescents and adults psychologically, behaviorally and neurodevelopmentally. Nationally and internationally recognized presenters and local practitioners come together to discuss the latest research, assessment methods, interventions, and prevention strategies for children, adolescents and adults who have been traumatized, abused and/or victimized. Application of current research information and practical techniques will be emphasized throughout the Conference.
Adolescent Trauma/Youth Violence
Intimate Partner Violence
Trauma in the Military Personnel, Veterans and Their Families
Healthcare Professional Dealing with Abuse and Trauma
The goals of the conference are to unite agencies and individuals working to end sexual violence, to provide educational opportunities to deepen our understanding of sexual violence, and to facilitate social change. This year's conference theme is Communities Uniting for Change. The power to make changes comes from working together and sharing in the vision of communities free from violence. The WCSAP Annual conference is a place to share, discuss, and explore the personal connections and creative solutions essential to our efforts to end sexual violence.
SWAN is thrilled to announce Truth and Justice: The 2013 Summit on Military Sexual Violence, taking place on April 17-18 in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit http://truthandjusticesummit.org/ asdfj .
Lobby Day is an opportunity for you to meet with your district representatives in the House and Senate and share your expertise regarding your local program and the services you provide to their constituents. Lobby Day is also your opportunity to be an advocate for the WCSAP legislative agenda and to discuss with your legislators the need for them to champion WCSAP-supported legislation. Legislative support is vital for maintaining and enhancing sexual assault services in Washington State and for addressing sexual violence issues at the state level. Your expertise needs to be shared with elected officials so they can be well informed and support quality policy.
Arte Sana is offering a special 2-for-1 reduced registration rate for the Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference that will be held in Des Moines on April 1 & 2, 2013. This is a savings of $125 per registration! To take advantage of this limited offer just mark "Other" on this form and make sure to pay *online* via PayPal or credit card by 12/21/2012.
Must be for two or more registrations; one person connot register for $125
2-for-1 registration payments must be made online by December 21, 2012.
The conference group hotel rate is $78 plus tax for double occupancy.
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
The Coalition will host a training on Trauma Informed Care for domestic and sexual violence programs on Thursday, December 13 from 10:00-4:00 EST. This training will examine the effects of trauma on survivors and advocates, introduce Tennessee's new comprehensive statewide policy for trauma-informed care, and give advocates the tools they need to effectively work with survivors in crisis. The trainers are Elizabeth Edmondson, Coalition Program Manager at the Tennessee Coalition and Sheri Eastridge, Women and Children’s Investment Program Manager at Child & Family Tennessee. This training itself is provided at no cost to participants, however, lunch will be on your own.
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:
Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence in conflict and crisis
HIV and sexual violence
Child sexual abuse, exploitation and gender based violence
Addressing IPV in low- and middle-income countries
Trafficking and sexual violence
Within these themes, abstracts which include a life-course perspective; address under-researched areas such as disability and sexual abuse; 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.Participants are encouraged to use the SVRI Sexual Violence Research Agenda as guide in developing abstracts. In the coming weeks more details about the venue will be given, call for abstracts, pre-conference workshops, prize-giving and more. If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop Description: This workshop will define vicarious trauma and distinguish it from ideas of a job's "normal wear and tear." This training provides participants the opportunity to reflect on their current work experiences and learn preventative strategies for dealing with vicarious trauma. When considering environmental factors, levels of communication within organizations and personal methods of dealing with vicarious trauma, we can paint a better picture of creating healthy support and strategies for maintaining emotional well-being. This training is available to mental health professionals.
Dr. Rebecca Campbell will bring together research on the neurobiology of trauma and the criminal justice response to sexual assault. She will explain the underlying neurobiology of traumatic events, its emotional and physical manifestation, and how these processes can impact the investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults. Real-world, practical implications will be examined for first responders, such as law enforcement, nurses, prosecutors, and advocates.For more information or to RSVP, please contact Yolanda Curtis at Yolanda.Curtis@usdoj.gov or 202-305-2554.The seminar is free but you must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security.If you are unable to attend the seminar in person, you can listen to a recording at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/events/research-real-world.htm a few weeks after the seminar takes place. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Yolanda Curtis at Yolanda.Curtis@usdoj.gov or 202-305-2554.The seminar is free but you must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security.If you are unable to attend the seminar in person, you can listen to a recording at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/events/research-real-world.htm a few weeks after the seminar takes place.
End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is pleased to announce that we will be holding the first of three 2013 Regional Training Conferences in Charlotte, North Carolina. This 2-day training will be held at the Westin Charlotte Hotel on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1, 2013.These regional training conferences are designed to complement our international conference that we host once a year, as well as our OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) and webinar events, to offer a range of training options for professionals in the field. While the annual conference offers an incredible opportunity to hear from as many as 80 leading experts facilitating 48 workshops and 6 plenary sessions -- we continually receive requests to host regional training conferences on a smaller scale, to address the fundamentals of how to improve the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault and domestic violence. This is consistent with our mission as an organization, which is to inspire and educate those who respond to gender-based violence - with the goal of better supporting victims, holding perpetrators accountable, and ultimately make our communities safer.We encourage you to join us for a cutting edge opportunity highlighting:
Dynamics: What Does Sexual Assault Really Look Like?
Effective Report Writing: Using the Language of Non-Consensual Sex
Interviewing the Victim: Techniques Based on the Realistic Dynamics of Sexual Assault
Identifying and Implementing Innovative Investigation & Prosecution Strategies
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