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.
The Healthy Masculinity Summit is something different. There will be no presentations, no slideshows, and no lectures. There will be story gathering, conversations, and a more participatory environment.The Summit is the beginning of a new movement for creating a healthier world, and you can be a vital voice in shaping that movement. Women and men from all walks of life will be coming to Washington, DC, October 27-29 to envision a healthier future, a world where masculinity is defined through inner strength and not through violence. Will you be a founder of this movement? Will you bring your unique perspective on healthy masculinity to this first-of-its-kind Summit? Spaces are limited and registration closes October 7.
MVP is a gender violence prevention program which uses the unique Bystander Approach to motivate both men and women to play a central role in solving problems that have historically been considered “women’s issues”: rape, battery, and sexual harassment. The MVP program views all individuals not as potential perpetrators or victims, but as empowered bystanders who can recognize and confront abuse.We recognize your critical role as an educator and mentor in shaping the attitudes and opinions of today’s youth and see it as an opportunity for creating a better society.The MVP Institute is a three-day interactive training consisting of two phases: During the first phase individuals go through the training as participants. During the second phase participants practice facilitating the MVP curriculum and create MVP implementation plans. Upon completion of the Institute, you will receive a digital copy of the MVP curriculum and are certified to utilize it with their direct service population. You are also eligible to receive 21 PDP’s from the Massachusetts Department of Education.To register for the MVP Institute, please complete the registration form at the end of the brochure (attached).
On Monday, September 10, 2012, World Suicide Prevention Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s VetoViolence Facebook page will be hosting an Ask the Expert Live Chat focused on suicide prevention! The Live Chat is scheduled for 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET at https://www.facebook.com/VetoViolence?ref=hl#!/events/278619925576273/Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly 37,000 deaths each year. Apart from deaths, there are an estimated 465,000 visits to emergency departments each year for self-harm injuries. In 2008, the most recent year of available data, more than 1 million people reported making a suicide attempt.Participants from CDC:- Deb Stone, ScD, who has more than 10 years of experience in suicide prevention; and- Natalie Wilkins, PhD, whose areas of expertise include evidence-based decision making, evaluation, and suicide prevention. Participants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):- James Wright, MS, LCPC, who is a Public Health Advisor in the Suicide Prevention Branch, Center for Mental Health Services; and-Jennifer Cappella, MPA, who is a Public Health Advisor in the Suicide Prevention Branch, Garrett Lee Smith State and Tribal and Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Programs.
The Ninth Annual Conference theme, The Courage to Act: Working Together to End Bullying, speaks directly to the Board’s hope and outcome for our conference. We gather to be strengthened with new knowledge, research and practices which will inspire, invigorate, challenge and renew our collective courage to act collaboratively to stop bullying. We will hear from outstanding leaders from across the world that will provide research, strategies and solutions for schools and communities in bullying prevention and intervention. A focus of this year’s conference will include the importance of adult, youth partnerships which are critical to our collective efforts. The Board of IBPA is thrilled to have outstanding keynotes presented by Academy Award–winning documentary filmmaker and co‐creator of GroundSpark’s Respect for All Project, Debra Chasnoff, as well as noted authors Stan Davis, Schools Where Everyone Belongs and Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention, and Charisse Nixon, PhD coauthor of Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying. Stan and Charisse are also the cofounders of the Youth Voice Project.Because the mission of the International Bullying Prevention Association is to support and enhance quality research based bullying prevention principles and best practices, we are privileged to have a host of extremely talented workshop presenters that will address a wide variety of topics including cyber bullying, research, prevention and intervention strategies, as well as bullying within special populations. We are excited this year that IBPA will have a specific focus on issues of bullying, hazing and harassment in higher education and athletics. Truly, this year’s conference is reflective of the Board’s belief that we must all courageously work together to address bullying in all its forms and environments.
DOR National MeetingThe Resource Sharing Project is providing this unique 2.5-day training on enhancing sexual assault services exclusively to OVW Rural Grantees that are dual/multi-service agencies. This national meeting will bring you together with your peers from dual/multiservice advocacy agencies to discuss aspects of providing innovative services to rural sexual assault survivors. Participants will learn how to use their strengths to craft individualized plans to confront sexual violence in their communities. Together, we will identify the barriers in rural communities and build on our strengths to create meaningful solutions for dual/multiservice advocacy agencies. There are only 100 seats available for this conference. Each Rural Grant (lead grantee and sub-grantees combined) may send four attendees.DOR State Coalition InstituteAfter the training, we invite state coalition staff to stay for the DOR State Coalition Institute, a half-day meeting to discuss methods and strategies in implementation of statewide sexual assault service enhancement projects. We will aid state coalitions in guiding member centers through the strengths-based assessments, adapting the Deepening Our Roots curriculum, and creating customized strategies to overcome the cultural and organizational barriers to high-quality rural sexual assault services in dual/multi-service agencies. The Institute must have a minimum of four coalitions in attendance.
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