The goals of our 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 change 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.
This 30-hour Advocate Core Training program is designed to help new sexual assault advocates provide responsive and effective advocacy to survivors of sexual assault. This training meets the requirements outlined by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy.
Rutgers College of Nursing Center for Professional Development
Prerequisite: completion of SANE Part I. The pediatric sexual assault examiner course is designed for professionals who have responsibility for providing health evaluations for children who are alleged victims of sexual abuse. This educational program is appropriate for registered nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants. The course content will include pediatric growth and development relative to interviewing and disclosures, utilization of the team approach to child maltreatment, role of the provider in pediatric sexual assault, approach to the examination of the child victim of physical and sexual abuse, identification of injury specific to child physical and sexual abuse and documentation and interpretation of findings. The course also includes review of the legal process in child sexual abuse, evidence collection, providing expert courtroom testimony and advocating for the child victim.
Rutgers College of Nursing Center for Professional Development
Program Fee: $850 Online and Onsite Class (includes extensive Program materials, teaching assistants and lab experience). This course is designed to provide the professional nurse, nurse practitioner or nurse midwife who wishes to practice as a sexual assault examiner (SANE) or the physician who wishes to refine skills, with a comprehensive educational program. Course content includes how to do the assessment, evaluation and treatment of an adult or adolescent sexual assault survivor. In addition to covering psychosocial aspects of sexual assault, topics will include mechanics and identification of sexual assault injury, forensic concepts, documentation, evidence collection, legal aspects and the role of the provider from initial interventions to courtroom responsibilities. Methods include didactic sessions as well as clinical practice with teaching assistants. A Rutgers certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. Selected days are open to social workers, rape crisis personnel, law enforcement and other interested professionals.
Genesis Women's Shelter & Dallas Police Department
Our mission is to provide a national forum to disseminate the highest level of training, information and strategies to professionals who are responders and advocates to victims of crimes against women. We are THE national clearinghouse of best practices for professionals working in the area of crimes against women and addresses issues of victim advocacy, investigation and prosecution of a wide range of crimes committed against women.
Migrant and immigrant farmworkers face daunting obstacles to good health. Low income levels, occupational and agricultural hazards, and an unfamiliarity with the American healthcare system are just some of the difficulties these workers face. The Rural Migrant and Immigrant Farmworker Health Conference, a two-day conference for agricultural producers, healthcare providers, advocates, educators and policy makers who work or interact with migrant and immigrant farmworkers, will provide important information on agricultural and community health and safety issues, as well as effective health and safety programs for migrant and immigrant farmworkers and their families.This is an excellent opportunity to network and improve your understanding of the issues affecting these vulnerable populations. Make your plans now to attend!Who Should Attend:Farm owners, growers, food producers, agricultural safety professionals, migrant and immigrant advocates, extension educators, physicians, allied healthcare professionals, nurses, health clinic personnel, health educators, nutritionists, dietitians, and Department of Health and Department of Agriculture staffThis program is funded, in part, by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. This conference, the only one of its kind in Pennsylvania, brings together the health and agricultural communities to focus attention on the health and safety needs of migrant and immigrant farmworkers.
Pre-registration is required for all sessions. Workshop offerings include advanced, intermediate, introductory and all levels. Workshops may also be geared towards specific clientele: pre-school (Presc), latency (Lat), adolescent (Adol), adult and all ages.
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Keynote Speakers include:Marie Fortune, Founder and Senior Analyst at the Seattle-based Faith Trust InstituteRene Rennick, Vice President fo Programs and Emerging Issues at the National Netowrk to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) in Washington, D.C.Patti Bland, M.A., CDP Plus, 3 specialized tracks:Advanced Track for Mangers and Experienced AdvocatesRural TrackSexual Assault Legal Advocacy Track Workshops Topics Include:
Serving LGTBQ Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Trauma Informed Care & Vicarious Trauma
Serving Male Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Serving Survivors with Substance Abuse Issues
Non-Profit Financial Management
Working with Children who have Witnessed Domestic Violence
Best Practices for First Responders to Sexual Assault
The Eighth Annual Conference promises another exciting two days of nationally known presenters, innovative ideas, educational sessions and networking.Conference Goals
To provide information and skill-building for Child Protection/Welfare Professionals and those concerned about the well-being of our children
To provide a forum for sharing information by national and local experts
To provide an opportunity for inter-agency staff networking
Thursday Keynote speaker Christopher Greeley, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
ANNOUNCING the special addition of a keynote address to Friday's agenda - Al Chesley, former Philadelphia Eagle and University of Pittsburgh football player
Ethics Presentation - Benjamin Levi, MD, PhD, Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine
Presentation of the 2013 Champions of Hope and Healing awards (winners to be announced)
15 different workshops and skill-building institutes including the PA Task Force on Child Protection, Dancing Classrooms, Medical Evaluation of Child Maltreatment, Accurate Photodocumentation of Abusive Injuries, Building Healthy Communities, Innovations in Treatment/Prevention, Technology for Nonprofits, Maternal Incest and Female Perpetrators, and many, many more!
Hear and meet local and national child maltreatment experts
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