Date/Time: 
03/29/2014 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street
Harrison Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA 19104

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI)
Description: 

The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) is pleased to invite you to our second annual criminal justice event, Breaking Down Walls: Mass Incarceration Meets the Academy, on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the Penn Museum. This free day-long event aims to foster dialogue and galvanize change by uniting community members, academics, advocates, service providers, and people impacted by the criminal justice system in discussion and resource sharing.  Breaking Down Walls will include three presentations highlighting criminal justice research by academics alongside personal narratives by previously incarcerated people to inform and personalize that research.  A panel discussion will examine the relationship between research and practice as it relates to activists, religious organizations, social service agencies, city government, and the Philadelphia Prison System.Dr. Cornel West will deliver the keynote address and Dr. Heather Ann Thompson will provide the opening remarks.  The event will also feature a resource fair of local advocacy and service provider organizations from 8:30am-9am and during the lunch break.  Photographs from Richard Ross’s Juvenile In Justice exhibit will be displayed at the event.

Date/Time: 
06/11/2014 - 8:00am to 06/14/2014 - 12:00pm
Location
Address: 

New Orleans, LA

Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Dee Dee Bandy
Contact Phone: 
1.877.402.7722
Contact Email: 
dbandy@apsac.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.apsac.org
Description: 

This year we offer 90 institutes and workshops which address all aspects of child maltreatment including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect. Cultural considerations will also be addressed.   Seminars have been designed primarily for professionals in mental health, medicine and nursing, law, law enforcement, education, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields.

Date/Time: 
02/26/2014 - 8:00am to 02/27/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Institute of Medicine
Description: 

A 2-day public workshop to explore the relationship between mental health and violence. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions with the goal of laying the foundation for progress in improving outcomes with respect to mental health and violence embodied in research, policy change, and program development.Workshop speakers and participants will explore a continuum of approaches to improving both mental health and violence prevention with the objectives of:

  • Arriving at a better understanding of the intersections between mental health and violence, including:
    • The relationships between mental health dysfunction and risks of violence perpetration and victimization as well as the mental health consequences of exposure to violence; and
    • The extent to which improved mental health functioning and improved mental health services can--or cannot--address concerns about violence in society.
  • Exploring a new model for thinking about the intersections of mental health promotion and violence prevention that is useful for improving outcomes.
Date/Time: 
03/20/2014 - 8:00am to 03/21/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NMCADV
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
www.messagematters.info
Description: 

In this unique, first-of-its-kind Messaging Summit, participants will learn from nationally renowned communication experts about the fundamentals of strategic communication-about what works and why - and come away with a framework for the creation of powerful messages that will resonate far into the future.Who should attend?  Domestic violence professionals, stakeholders and allied organizations who want to learn and effectively apply the fundamentals of persuasive messaging.

  • Gain an increased awareness and understanding of state-of-the-art research on effective  approaches.  What works best and why?
  • Learn to avoid common messaging pitfalls.
  • Become familiar with and be able to apply concepts such as framing and metaphor, and  understand the role emotions play in persuasive messaging strategies.
  • Respond effectively to harmful narratives as they emerge.
  • Identify and assess the strengths and weaknesses of current messaging efforts, and brainstorm new approaches.
  • Learn why our approach to reaching victims of violence may be falling short and what
  • can be done to make it better.
Date/Time: 
02/24/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location
Address: 

The McGraw Hill Auditorium & Gallery
1221 Avenue of the Americas
between 48th and 49th Streets
New York, NY

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Sanctuary for Families
Description: 

Join us for Bystanders No More, a public forum bringing together policy makers, activists, and thought leaders for a panel discussion exploring men and boys’ stake in the movement to end gender violence, including: 

  • How does gender violence affect boys and men?
  • How do societal influences promote and perpetuate gender violence?
  • How can men become leaders in this movement? 
Date/Time: 
03/28/2014 - 8:00am to 03/30/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Sequoia Retreat Center
Ben Lomond, CA

Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Male Survivor
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Howard Fradkin
Contact Phone: 
614-445-8277, x11
Description: 

Sequoia Retreat Center is the location of our first 2014 Level I Weekend of Recovery. Nestled amid 200 acres of majestic coastal redwoods, madrones and tan oaks, the Sequoia Retreat Center provides a beautiful setting in which each of you can take the risks necessary to make this weekend a significant one in your recovery.While at Sequoia, you will take part in California style meals with an emphasis on fresh, organic, and local foods. We'll have single, double, and triple cabins available for lodging. All of the cabins have hardwood floors, have been modernized, and each has its own private bathroom. There will be space for up to 28 men on this weekend. *Please be aware that Sequoia Retreat Center is not wheelchair-accessible, however all of our other sites used for Weekends of Recovery are wheelchair accessible. "Before attending the WoR, I was on a crash course with disaster. My marriage and family were bearing the weight of my abuse! Processing the experience makes me thankful the facilitators care so much! I felt like they guided me personally off the tracks of destruction! The deep dark hole of depression and self loathing have very little power over me now! Get to the next WoR, you'll leave the past where it belongs!"--Hope Springs alumnus, October, 2013 Registration Costs Fees start at $695 for early registration. Registration includes the costs of the facilitated Weekend of Recovery program, with our 8 skilled facilitators from the MaleSurvivor Weekend of Recovery Facilitator Team, plus lodging, 7 meals, and snacks. Bottled water, juices, tea and coffee will be available throughout the weekend. Scholarships are available on a limited basis to help offset registration costs. If you are seeking financial assistance to attend the Weekend, the first thing to do is consider your health insurance plan. Some of the larger carriers do provide reimbursement for specific interventions such as the Weekend of Recovery if you ask. Call the utilization management office of your insurance company and be sure to stress the weekend is facilitated by licensed mental health clinicians.But that's just the start of an exciting 2014!    MaleSurvivor has a full slate of Weekends, Trainings, and other events planned for 2014! All leading up to our 14th International Conference that will be held at the Newark Airport Marriott in Newark, NJ Oct. 31 to Nov. 2!We encourage survivors, mental health professionals, researchers, academicians and others to submit their work on a wide range of topics. Our call for Submissions ends February 10.   And for more information on bringing a MaleSurvivor training or a Dare to Dream awareness event to your campus or community, please contact Community Outreach Director Trisha Massa or visit the website

Date/Time: 
05/14/2014 - 8:00am to 05/16/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Sirata  Beach Resort and Convention Center
5300 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Florida Coalition Against Sexual Violence (FCASV)
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
888-956-7273
Contact Email: 
information@fcasv.org
Description: 

Cutting edge workshops including:

  • Holistic Healing Through Nature: Reconnecting with the Help of Animal Companions Reports by Renae Griggs, To Ripley, With Love...
  • Providing Services to Survivors of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars by Gwyn Smith-Downes, Just Detention International and Lt Wynnie Testamark-Samuels, Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Yoga: An Innovative Approach to Working through Trauma by Maren Villavisanis, LCSW, Betty Griffin House

Highlights:

  • Prevention track: Innovations in Community Mobilization
  • Clinical track: Transformation Through a Trauma Informed Lens by Juli Alvarado, MA, LPC, Coaching for LIFE, and
  • Advanced Crisis Intervention: Contemporary Approaches by Jane Dwyer, MSW, Florida State University

Learn more about the conference.

Date/Time: 
04/09/2014 - 8:00am to 04/11/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center
181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
MASOC/MATSA
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
MASOC
Contact Phone: 
(413) 540-0712
Contact Email: 
info@masoc.net
Description: 

Workshops will include the following tracks: focus on adolescents or children who have sexually abused, focus on adults who perpetrate sexual violence, and a track with focus on bringing a victim centered approach to this work. Learn more about the MASOC/MATSA Annual Joint Conference.

Date/Time: 
05/20/2014 - 8:00am to 05/23/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
390 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Indiana Univeristy of Pennsylvania (IUP) Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute (MARTI) and the IUP Center for Applied Psychology
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Office of Adult and Continuing Educatio
Contact Phone: 
724-357-2292
Contact Email: 
ce-info@iup.edu
Description: 

This cross-disciplinary conference will provide an in-depth focus on prevention, response, and coping with violence and trauma in the context of families, schools, medical settings, workplace, and in the military. For each of the four days of training, breakout sessions will include panels focused on both research and skill-building. Daily panels within the larger conference are organized according to subthemes. Evening sessions focused on ethics training will be offered May 22–24. Learn more about Inaugural REACH Conference.

Date/Time: 
04/14/2014 - 8:00am to 04/16/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

1550 Court Place

Denver, Colorado, 80202

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Blueprints
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Trio Solutions
Contact Phone: 
(843) 216-0442
Contact Email: 
jennifer@trio-solutions.com
Description: 

The Blueprints conference provides information on cost-effective and proven programs that help young people reach their full potential. Get a head start on preparing children for success with programs that have the highest standards for promoting education, behavior, emotional well-being, physical health and positive relationships. Professionals who work to promote healthy youth development will be provided support, guidance, and tools to help implement these programs successfully in their own communities. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from seasoned practitioners in the field and to network with others in the industry. View full details about the conference.

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