Each year, hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. In addition, elders throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could have been used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, no one is immune to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It occurs in every demographic, and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you. Yet it is estimated that only about one in five of those crimes are ever discovered.World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. In addition, WEAAD is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Maternal & Family Health Services, Victims' Intervention Program, PCADV
Join us at the Hawley Silk Mill for a fun, teen-friendly night of music, games, prizes, and (of course!) food. Along the way, we’ll talk about boyfriends, girlfriends, hooking up and staying safe. Best of all, this event is free for teens 13 and up.
Jam out to live music by Alex Ramos
Get the skinny on STDs, birth control, and getting tested
Share your thoughts on sex, consent and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”
Grab your smartphone for a Text Message Q&A with Kristen and Denise, health and relationship experts
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
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.
On April 3rd, 2011 the first SlutWalk event took place in Toronto, Canada. Inspired and influenced by powerful anti-violence efforts that came before us, SlutWalk aimed to fight against victim-blaming as a pervasive experience of sexual violence. It began in Toronto, Canada but quickly messages against victim-blaming continued to spread to cities and communities around the world. We all want to see an end to victim-blaming. We have seen amazing international collective action fighting against victim-blaming and fighting for respect and support of all survivors of sexual violence for years. In recognition of these efforts and many other ongoing actions, we marked April 3rd, 2011 as the first International Day Against Victim-Blaming.In one year the International Day Against Victim-Blaming has gained traction and although we wish this day was unnecessary, we’re thankful for all those working to end victim blaming today on the second International Day Against Victim-Blaming, April 3rd, 2013.
This nationally recognized day provides an opportunity for advocates and activists to engage with their communities and kick-off SAAM events that are planned throughout April. This year, proclaim “It’s time … to talk about it” by using social media to join the conversation. Plan or support a SAAM event in your community on April 1st, and keep the conversation going all month long.If you have a photograph from a SAAM "Day of Action" event or activity that you are willing to share, please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Events from across the country may be highlighted in future SAAM and other printed materials, newsletters or online publications and sites including Facebook and Twitter.
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.
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative is proud to announce the 3rd international conference on sexual violence research, SVRI Forum 2013. The aim of SVRI Forum 2013 is to promote promising practices for preventing and responding to sexual and intimate partner violence. The Forum 2013 will be co-hosted by Partners for Prevention.The scope of the SVRI Forum will expand in 2013 to include both sexual violence and intimate partner violence. This extension of the scope of the SVRI Forum encourages examination of the overlapping nature of these acts of violence. The SVRI Forum 2013 will also link the child protection and SGBV fields and promote cross sectoral dialogue and exchange on primary prevention of child abuse and neglect especially when linked to future prevention of sexual violence perpetration and victimization.The objectives of SVRI Forum 2013 are to:
Promote excellence in research on sexual and intimate partner violence
Bridge gaps between research, policy and practice
Provide opportunity and space for speakers and audience to interact and learn from high-level presentations and developments in the field
Encourage discussion of new ideas for services and prevention responses with the principal elements derived from evidence and expert opinions
Encourage networking and sharing of knowledge across fields and sectors, including across violence against women and violence against children
Provide a space where participants feel supported to talk about challenges in undertaking research on sexual and intimate partner violence
Researchers, activists, donors, service providers and policy-makers from across all sectors are therefore invited to submit abstracts, according to the SVRI Forum 2013 themes:
Addressing sexual and intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries
Child abuse and neglect
HIV and sexual violence
Trafficking for sexual exploitation
Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence in conflict and crisis
Within these themes, abstracts which include a life-course perspective; address under-researched areas such as disability and sexual abuse; the role of faith based organisations and other community based institutions in responding to and prevention sexual and gender based violence, as well as abstracts which address men and masculinities; and gender and prevention of sexual violence and IPV are particularly encouraged. Priority will also be given to abstracts that detail responses and prevention programmes that incorporate multi-sectoral and cross sectoral strategies or have findings of interventions and longitudinal studies.We encourage participants to use the SVRI Sexual Violence Research Agenda as guide in developing abstracts. In the coming weeks we will give more details about the venue, call for abstracts, pre-conference workshops, prize-giving and more.
A 90-minute webinar presented by Philip McCabe, Health Educator at UMDNJ and leader of NJ Gay Health Initiative Project.
Sexual violence is any act (verbal and/or physical) which breaks a person’s trust and/or safety and is sexual in nature.Heterosexism and homo/trans phobia in our culture puts LGBTQ people at greater risk for sexual assault. It is common for perpetrators to use sexual violence as a way to punish and humiliate someone for being LGBTQ, and/or for sexual assault to be one type of violence that occurs during an anti-LGBTQ battering. Interpersonal violence can also occur between same sex domestic partners, former partners, other family members, friends, co workers and others known to the victim. Providers can benefit from understanding the difficulty for LGBTQ victims to receive services as well as what considerations can be beneficial for providing LGBTQ affirmative, trauma informed services.
As a result of this webinar participants will:
*Analyze the prevalence and consequences of sexual violence as it pertains to LGBTQ individuals.
*Describe special considerations in working with victims of same-gender violence and also individuals who identify as LGBTQ and are victims of opposite gender sexual violence.
Participants will use GoToMeeting to join the webinar. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for participating.
Date: June 17, 2013
Register for the webinar here. Once completed, you will then be redirected to NJCASA's website to pay your registration fee. Please allow your browser to redirect, or your registration will not be complete. If you need to complete your payment later, you may do so here.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Administration for Community Living)
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, individuals and organizations from across the world are urged to raise awareness of the various types of abuse to which older individuals are subjected. We hope that you will join us in making this year’s recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day a rounding success in the United States. This year, take a stand in the fight against elder abuse and take a stand for dignity and respect of our elders. Looking for other ways to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this year and take a stand against elder abuse? As part of the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention, the Administration for Community Living is pleased to provide information, tools, and resources to support partners in their efforts to raise public awareness about elder abuse and shed light on the importance of preventing, identifying, and responding to this serious, often hidden problem. Check out the YEAP toolkit and WEAAD logos for resources when planning your activities. And don’t forget to let the NCEA know what you’re planning this year to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day! You can share your event, as well as see what others are planning, too!
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