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
After decades of effective advocacy, policy changes, and direct service provision, myths about violence against women and victim blaming persist and impact the effectiveness of the criminal justice system's response to victims and sirvivors. Research indicates thta advocates and law enforcement offers are effective expert witnesses, and that they and court personnel can affect change regarding the perceptions of these crimes. This conference aims to address that gap by providing training to increase the use of expert testimony indomestic violence cases.Early rate registration fee is $300.00.Registration fee is $325.00 after December 13, 2012.Registration fee includes: all workshop sessions, conference materials and continuing education document
This opportunity is for professionals working on behalf of young children and families in any setting. Participants may include staff from family resource centers, early childhood programs, PCA America Chapters, children's advocacy centers, home visitation programs, elementary schools, and domestic violence/sexual assault response & Prevention organizations.The Training the Trainers will certify participants to:
Train teachers and/or home visitors to use the Care for Kids Program with children ages 3-8 (PreK-2).
Care for Kids is a comprehensive community approach to fostering healthy sexual development in early childhood which includes training for parents, early childhood educators and for children ages 3 through 8.The adult component promotes understanding of children's sexual development; open communication between adults and children about sexuality; and adult responsibility for the safety and healthy development of children.Children receive education and support to have personal boundaries, communicate and listen to one another respectfully and know the correct names for all of the parts of their bodies. They engage in developmentally appropriate activities that build protective factors such as communication and empathy.
Facilitate a parent meeting for childcare centers/schools that will be implementing Care for Kids
Implement Care for Kids in the childcare setting, classroom or home setting
Provide on-going technical assistance and support for those implementing Care for Kids
Present the 2-hour Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development (NHSD) workshop to those who work with young children and parents of young children.
Seats are now getting very limited for the 2012 National Indigenous Health Conference scheduled on the 5th – 7th of December 2012 at the Watermark Hotel & Spa in the Gold Coast. The event committee has invited several international guest speakers to present Indigenous health programs being implemented in Indigenous communities of Canada and New Zealand whom will be sharing various pathways, insights, results of research studies and different models of practice in the field of Indigenous Health.Among the prominent international speakers are the representatives of The Kotahitanga Whanau Ora Collective - a network of four Maori Health, Social Services and Education providers based in South Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa which provides services to more than 20,000 peopleand has embarked on a challenging journey to design and transform the way it delivers services to whanau/families through a new family-centred model of care called “Mana Tiaki”. This model is premised on Maori values and kaupapa (philosophy and platform) and serves to improve the outcomes of families who have significant and multi-faceted needs. The Kotahitanga Collective will be sharing their insights and are keen to support the overall intent of the conference in promoting indigenous models and approaches to reduce the gap in Indigenous health. Indeed this 3-day event will offer a truly unique experience for all delegates. Attending this event presents an opportunity for workers in the field of Indigenous health to form new alliances and opportunities at the same time gaining an intricate working knowledge of presented successful community programs and efficient strategy implementation. To register for the event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 41252347.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of the Interior, and the Office of Legal Education, are pleased to announce the co-sponsorship of this training. This seminar is designed for federal and tribal investigators, prosecutors, and victim witness personnel who work Indian Country child and adult sexual assault crimes. This training will cover applicable federal sexual assault statutes, initial crime scene investigations, interviewing victim and suspects, an overview of medical evidence, trial issues including pre-trial motions, the use of expert testimony, and common defenses. Application Deadline is October 19, 2012.Tuition is free, participant's agency is responsible for travel, lodging and per diem cost associated with attending this program.Fax Application to: Veronica ToersBijns, BIA Training Technician505-563-3090or Scanned applicaitons can be emailed to:email@example.com ApplicaAp
The SOS Institute is an interactive 2.5 days training with six months follow up support on action plans to enhance organizational infrastructure and provide institutional sustainability support for community based organizations working with underrepresented and underserved populations.Application deadline: November 9, 2012Presented by: U. S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women,in partnership with Futures Without Violence.As a result of the 2.5 days training participants will be better able to:
Clarify and incorporate core values to your mission, short, and long term goals.
Create planning processes that connect daily workloads with long term goals.
Prepare organizational protocols for constructive communication and conflict resolution.
Build organizational culture that supports organizational sustainability.
Produce an action plan to apply lessons learned and enhance your organization’s sustainability.
Presentations from speakers from around the globe, including representation from Australia, Canada, Cambodia, Europe, Nepal and New Zealand.
· Over 50 workshops touching on the latest in research and treatment of male survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones.· An opening day roundtable discussion about "Abuse in Sports" featuring professional athletes and advocates working to change the culture of sports in our country.· Pre-Conference Institutes are scheduled to take place on November 15, and will be conducted by some of the leading experts in the field of Male Sexual Victimization· Keynote speakers include: Joe Ehrmann (former NFL defensive player, founder, Coach for America), Mike Lew,, MEd, (Author of Victims No Longer and Leaping Upon the Mountains) as moderator for a featured International Panel presentation, Alastair Hilton (Social Work Consultant for First Step Cambodia), Ken Clearwater (National Manager of MaleSurvivors of Sexual Abuse Trust in New Zealand), and Victor Vieth, JD ( Executive Director of The National Child Protection Training Center).
The Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities will hold a workshop on Wednesday, November 14, in Seattle, WA. The purpose of this workshop is to focus on native American Health and how culture is a decisive factor when addressing health inequalities.The topics for the workshop include:
If you are an adolescent age 12-19 with a mental health concern, a caregiver for such an adolescent, or a mental health provider, please join us for this workshop!The third in a series of four community workshops, this event will feature presentations by Dr. Sybil Knight-Burney, superintendent of the Harrisburg School District, and Mark Heinly, M.D., child and adolescent psychiatrist, who will address the question facing the parents of many adolescents: are these behaviors part of adolescence, or is my child exhibiting symptoms of a mental health issue? The evening will also include a presentation and exercise on how to build your own mental health “toolbox” by Ruth Hope Woodlen, executive director of the Mental Health Association of the Capital Region.Seating is limited. RSVP by September 26 and include attendee names, phone number, and e-mail.
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