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.
The National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention offers:
A platform to network with professionals passionate about prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation, including Circle Dialogues, which are a great opportunity for meaningful discussion and community building.
A chance to experience a powerful new prevention tool from Ping Chong & Company: Secret Survivors.
Cutting edge information from expert leaders in the field.
Workshops such as:
How Lessons Learned from the Penn State Scandal Are Improving the Safety of Children in Youth-Serving Organizations
Normative Sexuality Development in Childhood: Implications for Developmental Guidance and Prevention of Sexual Abuse
Breaking the Cycle, Beating the Odds: 12 Step Self Awareness Model (SAM)
The National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children
A chance to become involved with the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation.
An opportunity to learn more about a variety of prevention topics in the exciting and fun environment of New Orleans.
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.MVP Institutes are three-day interactive trainings designed for adults and adult educators. The Institute consists 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, participants receive a digital copy of the MVP curriculum and are certified to utilize it with their direct service population.Male and female adult educators and youth service providers are encouraged to attend. The Institute is also open to other adults who are interested in exploring the topic of men’s violence against women. Participants are eligible to receive 21 PDP’s from the Massachusetts Department of Education.
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