End Violence Against Women International is excited to commemorate its 10th anniversary with this year's 2013 conference. Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this three day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Register and pay by February 15th, 2013 to receive $50 off the price of the conference. The 2013 conference will also include a Pre-Conference Track addressing the Forensic Clinical Response to Victims of Violence Against Women. This Pre-Conference Track will take place on April 2, the day before the conference. For more information on the Pre-Conference Track, see: http://www.evawintl.org/PreConferenceDetail.aspx?confid=12
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is offering a statewide Legal Advocacy training on Friday, September 7, 2012. Registration begins at 8:30 and the training will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at 2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 301, Nashville, Tennessee This training is for new advocates and will include:* Basics of civil and criminal law in cases of domestic and sexual violence;* The role of the advocate and tips on avoiding the unauthorized practice of lawRobin Harris Kimbrough, Esq. is Legal Counsel for the Coalition and has worked with public interest issues for over ten years. This Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fisk University received her law degree from Emory School of Law in 1995. Upon graduation, she received an appointment as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee and continued her legal career in the private and public sectors of law forging change on issues concerning the protection of children and their families, especially those involved in the foster care system. She has also served as a Night Court Commissioner for the General Sessions Court, Davidson County, Tennessee and a professor on womanist/feminist issues in the Africana Studies Department and the Women's Studies Program at Tennessee State University. Besides her law endeavors, Attorney Kimbrough holds a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School and has served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church, Tennessee Conference for six years.All training materials will be provided, however, lunch will be on your own. Registration will be closed when the space is full. Registration Effective January 1, 2010, the registration deadline for all trainings will be one week prior to the training. Registration may be closed early due to the fulfillment of space capacity. On-site registrations will only be accepted if space and materials are available.PaymentIf meals are included in the training fee, payment must be made at least 48 hours prior to the training. If payment is not made at least 48 hours in advance, individuals will be responsible for his or her meals. This will not result in the reduction of training costs.Payment is required no later than the day of training, and can be made by credit card, check, or cash. Individuals will not be able to attend the training if payment is not received prior to or during registration the morning of the training.Registration Cancellation Cancellation must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop/meeting/training. Cancellations must be made through a Coalition Resource Specialist and should be submitted in writing. Individuals will receive a cancellation confirmation via email for their records. If a cancellation is made at least 24 hours prior to the event, registered individuals/programs will receive a credit valid for one year from date of the cancelled training. Refunds should be requested in writing and submitted to a Coalition Resource Specialist. Registration fees are non-refundable and will not be credited for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the event. Registered individuals have the option of sending a replacement to avoid the loss of registration fees.Sponsor Cancellation In the case of unforeseen circumstances or of insufficient numbers enrolled into a course, the Coalition reserves right to cancel a training. Such decisions will be made at least one week before the scheduled course date. Every effort will be made to avoid cancellations.In the event of cancellation by the Coalition, registered participants/programs will be contacted and receive a credit valid for one year from date of the cancelled training. Refunds should be requested in writing and submitted to a Coalition Resource Specialist.If the training is rescheduled, all registrations and payments will be applied to the new date. If unable to attend, individuals will receive a credit in the full payment amount to be applied toward future training/events in the current calendar year. Refunds should be requested in writing and submitted to a Coalition Resource Specialist.Please note that if an outstanding invoice remains for you or your agency, you will not be able to register for other Coalition trainings or events.
The Child Sexual Abuse Conference: Traumatic Impact, Prevention, and Intervention brings together an impressive lineup of nationally recognized experts who are gifted in translating the results of research into the language of the layperson. Featured speakers include Elizabeth Smart and Sugar Ray Leonard, whose testimonies will address abuse, recovery, and resiliency.The goals of the conference are to raise awareness, educate, energize, and empower all of us to move forward to better protect children.
The Healthy Masculinity Summit is part of the Healthy Masculinity Action Project (HMAP), the most ambitious undertaking ever to spread the message of healthy, non-violent masculinity across the country. HMAP, a two-year action project, will develop new male leadership that role models strength without violence. Men who are strong and assertive, as well as caring and connected, benefit our loved ones, schools, workplaces, nation, and the world. HMAP kicks off with the summit in Washington, DC, October 17-19, 2012. We will gather the best of the best – male and female leaders, from business to education, from policy to sports, as well as organizations working to prevent violence against women and girls and other forms of violence.
The seminars are hosted by Starr Commonwealth, this year celebrating 100 years of helping troubled kids shine. The campus, with picturesque Montcalm Lake and acres of majestic hardwoods, is striking in October.The Reclaiming Youth Conference takes place Monday morning, October 22 through Wednesday noon, October 24. Then, on Wednesday afternoon, October 24 through Friday noon, October 26 for one of three 2-day training sessions including Response Ability Pathways (RAP), Developmental Audit, or The Three Pillars of TraumaWise Care.
SOPHE's 63rd Annual Meeting will be an exciting opportunity to share research findings, program impact, policy changes, perspectives, and expertise with the health education and health promotion community. The theme for the 63rd Annual Meeting is, Mining Golden Opportunities: Health Education Policy, Research, and Practice.2012 Annual Meeting Objectives:
Identify current and emerging trends in health education, research, and practice (Subtheme: Preparing for the Rush: The Future of Health Education and Health Promotion Practice)
Apply public health policy approaches to achieve health equity (Subtheme: Spreading the Wealth: Policy to Achieve Health Equity)
Explore population-level strategies to improve individual and community health outcomes (Subtheme: A New Frontier: Social Ecological Approaches to Improve Individual and Community Health)
Leverage technology to promote healthy behaviors and manage risk factors (Subtheme: The Mother Lode: Innovations in Health Communication and Technology)
Examine the roles of research leading practice and practice leading research (Subtheme: Panning for Evidence: The Role of Research in Establishing Best Practices)
The Healthy Sexuality Training Series is designed for teachers, social workers, nurses, caseworkers, counselors, group home and residential staff and other professionals who work with youth. This series is for anyone who is interested in building their skills to support young people in successfully negotiating decisions concerning their sexual health and relationships.
Vera Institute of Justice's Center on Victimization and Safety
This conference brings together professionals from a variety of fields including criminal justice, disability rights, Deaf rights, self-advocacy, violence against women, and other to highlight promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities; explore emerging issues at the intersection of violence and disability; and foster networking among those working to end violence against people with disabilities. The conference features 5 keynote addresses, more than 30 workshops, a promising practices showcase, and an art exhibit.Who Should Attend
Disability organization advocates, educators, and managers
Domestic violence program advocates, educators, and managers
Law enforcement officers
Rape crisis center advocates, educators, and managers
Self-advocates and survivors
State domestic violence and sexual assault coalition staff
Office on Violence Against Women grantees
Other allied professionals
Organizations from the same community are encouraged to attend in teams to foster collaboration. This conference is an OVW-approved conference. With approval from your OVW Program Specialist, OVW grant funds can be used to support your attendance.
This 23 hour training will satisfy the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy Core Training requirements for therapists treating victims of sexual assault/abuse. This training is broken into 2 parts: Part 1 requires that you complete a 6 hour online training course. By submitting registration and being accepted into this training, you will receive a username and password allowing you to login to the online course on August 27th. The online portion must be completed by 5pm on September 14th. Following this online training is a 17 hour in-person training at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia from September 17 - 19, 2012. This training is availble to licensed mental health counselors only.
In this highly interactive program, they will address the concept "justice gap", learn strategies for answering the hard questions about sexual assault, and they will explore the language of sexual assault: how we talk about and write about this crime.
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