Save the Dates! On June 24 & 25, 2014, Temple University Harrisburg will be hosting a Second Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Conference. The conference is being designed for educators, youth leaders, social workers, public health professionals, reproductive health practitioners, field administrators, faith leaders and academicians. More details to follow in the new year ... stay tuned!For questions about the Conference, please contact Susan Washinger via email or at 717-232-6400. Or for more information, visit the website.
Penn State’s third annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being is scheduled for May 5-6, 2014 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus. The conference will focus on the role of parenting and family processes in child maltreatment and intervention.
As in past years, this conference will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. Our National Conference is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations. Conference sessions will highlight practical information to better support services for the wide range of persons victimized by crimes of all types.
This is an interdisciplinary, hybrid Conference that attracts speakers and attendees from around the world. While we strive to include many presenters with shorter presentations, similar to other International Conferences, we also work to balance that with longer 3-hour workshops and 4-hour post conference training sessions.
The Build Peace Conference brings together practitioners, activists and technologists from around the world to share experience and ideas on using technology for peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Over the course of two days, we will explore how information and communications technologies, games, networking platforms and other tools can enhance the impact of a broad range of peacebuilding, social cohesion and peace advocacy initiatives.
VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center, in collaboration with Stony Brook University Medical Center and the NY State Department of Health, invites Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physicians Assistants and Medical Doctors to attend the Suffolk County SANE/SAFE Training Program. A new SAFE/SANE training program has been scheduled from February 17-21. It will be held at Stony Brook University Medical Center and is open to those licensed as N.P., R.N., P.A., or M.D. and have at least one year of clinical experience. The program is a 5 day/40 hour comprehensive didactic training. The SAFE/SANE training program meets the guidelines of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and offers its graduates 40 C.E.U.’s. The tuition is $750.00. A Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) is a medical professional who provides compassionate care to adult and adolescent survivors of rape and sexual assault by obtaining medical histories, collecting forensic evidence and offering preventative medications. All interested parties wanting details regarding the informational sessions, may contact Jennifer, SANE liaison at VIBS, at 631-360-3730 or by email.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Office of Victims’ Services
This three-day conference will provide an opportunity for more than 300 victim service providers and allied professionals to enhance their skills, network, and rejuvenate. We will focus on promising practices and programs throughout Pennsylvania and the nation. Join us for national keynote speakers, informative workshops, and the presentation of the Governor’s Victim Service Pathfinder Awards.We welcome participants in all aspects of victim services - community-based victim advocates, victim-witness coordinators, prevention educators, survivors, probation officers, adult and juvenile court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, social workers, and health care providers. This conference is NOT limited to only Pennsylvania residents. Persons from all states are welcome to attend. More information will be added to this Web site as it becomes available. We encourage you to bookmark this site and share this information with your colleagues.View registration information.
The Morris CARES Developmental Disabilities Task Force
When: Friday, December 6, 2013, from 8am to 4pmWhere: Morristown Medical Center, the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheatre, 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960 Did you know that more than 90% of people with developmental disabilities become victims of sexual violence during their lifetime? Are you and your agency prepared to identify, assess and provide services for this very underserved population?Come hear nationally-acclaimed psychologist and author, Dr. Nancy Razza, Ph.D, Keynote Speaker, as well as Linda Hickson, Ph.D and Dr. Ishita Khemka, Ph.D, Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People With Disabilities at Columbia University and co-developers of the award-winning ESCAPE Curriculum; Melissa Keyes DiGioia, Planned Parenthood; and Tracy A. Higgins, LPC, Morris CARES, discuss:
How to increase collaborations between rape crisis centers and developmental disabilities agencies and access resources and support for survivors of sexual violence
Abuse prevention & empowerment for adults with developmental disabilities
Treatment interventions for survivors of sexual violence with developmental disabilities
And more!!!! Who Should Attend: Nurses, mental Health professionals, health and human service providers, sexual violence advocates and SANES, developmental disabilities agency direct care staff, case managers, behavior specialists, parents and caregivers. Registration: To register go to http://miniurl.com/5n6m or visit www.njcasa.org. We can accommodate certain dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan, kosher, etc.); please just let us know your needs in the notes field during checkout. Cost: $55 Full day fee – early bird registration; $35 For Collaborating Partners, Sexual Violence Advocates and SANEs (for the discount code, please contact Margaret Mikkelsen at 609-631-4450, ext. 1208 or email@example.com).For all other questions and/or if you are in need of accommodations for disabilities and/or other health related needs please contact Tracy Higgins, at Morris CARES, at 973-971-4754 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CEU information:5.5 nursing and 4.5 social work continuing education credits. For more information about continuing education credits for social workers, counselors and nurses, please contact Tracy Higgins at 973-971-4754 or email@example.comSponsored by:The Morris CARES Developmental Disabilities Task ForceMembers include:Morris CARES (formerly known as the Morris County Sexual Assault Center) part of Atlantic Health systemsNJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA)Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) NJElizabeth M. Boggs CenterPlanned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern NJDevelopmental Disabilities Center at Morristown Medical CenterMental Health Association of Morris County
Whether you are a first-time or returning attendee, you will find something new and exciting at this premier health promotion conference,SOPHE's 65th Annual Meeting, Discovery 2014: New Health Education Strategies, Connections & Ideas. In a city rich with history and culture, we will convene to explore, network, collaborate, and discover the latest health education strategies, connections, and ideas. Select from nearly 250 presentations that will offer you an opportunity to expand your mind and your portfolio with cutting-edge health education research, practice, and policy aimed at improving the health of all ages and populations.Conference Subthemes:
On Thursday, November 7 Cassia Spohn, Foundation Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, presents research from a National Institute of Justice funded study in which Spohn and colleague Katharine Tellis investigated police and prosecutorial decision making in sexual assault cases. The study uses quantitative data on sexual assaults reported to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2008, and qualitative data from interviews with detectives and deputy district attorneys.Cassia Spohn is a Foundation Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She is the author or co-author of five books, including The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America and How Do Judges Decide: The Search for Fairness and Equity in Punishment. A sixth book, Policing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Inside the Criminal Justice System will be published in 2013. Her research interests include prosecutorial and judicial decision making, the intersections of race, ethnicity, crime and justice, and sexual assault case processing decisions.
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