This Conference has become a unique forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. We are one of the very few conferences that actually includes researchers, practitioners, advocates, consumer-survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and have the difficult dialogues. Topic tracks span intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, children exposed to violence, at risk youth, criminal justice issues, sexual assault, people with disabilities, treatment of victims and offenders, elder abuse, trauma, and more. This year’s Conference also includes the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan Summit and Research Sessions: A Conference within A Conference! We have strived to infuse our theme of Working Together to End Violence, Abuse and Trauma - Best Practices: Compassion in Action” into the presentations as well as into the thoughtfulness and professionalism reflected in the Conference content.
September 10th, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the World Suicide Prevention Day: ten years of research, ten years of prevention, ten years of education and dissemination of information.The efforts of this decade are founded on research evidence that we can prevent suicide. Indeed, the most important aim of this initiative, organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), is raising awareness among the scientific community and the general population that suicide is preventable. Hence we must reduce the stigma and silence that still surrounds it.The theme of World Suicide Prevention Day this year is "Suicide Prevention across the Globe: Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope".Please visit www.iasp.info/wspd/ for more information and resources.
This international conference provides a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth, networking, and the dissemination of new knowledge in the area of sexually traumatized boys and men. This four-day event will feature numerous workshops for male survivors of sexual abuse, their loved ones/partners, and professionals who work with them.
The Scientific and Organization Committee cordially invites you to attend and register for the third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector "Linking local initiatives with Global Learning".Work related aggression and violence within the health and social services sector is a major problem which diminishes the quality of working life for staff, compromises organizational effectiveness and ultimately impacts negatively on the provision and quality of care. These problems pervade both service settings and occupational groups.Considerable attention and advancements in addressing this problem have been achieved from service and organizational perspectives nationally and internationally. Following two successful conferences in 2008 and 2010 in Amsterdam, the 3rd International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, will take place in Vancouver, Canada, from October 24-26 2012. In addition to raising awareness the 2012 conference will provide a platform to share international developments, with a particular emphasis on best practice research and initiatives to effectively respond to the problem.
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. (AOA)
Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Scientific Assembly. Take advantage of the Early Bird Rate and register now for this year's Assembly in beautiful Puerto Rico!Early Bird Registration also offers the opportunity to register for the popular sessions before they fill up!Keynote speakers include Major General Jimmie O. Keenan, Dr. Marjorie Clay, and Dr. Rick Bradshaw. For more information on the IAFN Assembly visit www.iafn.org.
TOPICS & THREADS Adult Survivors of Childhood Victimization * Children Exposed to Violence* Child Maltreatment* Sexual Assault/Victimization* Intimate Partner Violence Offenders & Victims* Legal & Criminal Justice Issues* Trauma in the Military Personnel, Veterans & Their Families* At Risk Youth* Trauma in General* Unserved & Underserved Populations-Elders, People with Disabilities, LGBTQQI, People of Color* Substance Abuse* Prevention* Social Justice
POSTER SUBMISSIONS IVAT is still accepting submissions for posters. Please go to www.IVATCenters.org to submit. Deadline for poster submissions: July 31, 2012 If you are interested in sponsorships, exhibits & collaboration, please contact Brandon Thomson at (858) 527-1860 x 4030 for information.
The Third International Conference on Survivors of Rape (ICSoR) is two day conference which will be held on November 9th and 10th 2012, with a seminar day taking place on Thursday the 8th, in the West of Ireland, city of Galway. Your hosts are RCNI. We believe this year's conference, building on the strong foundations of previous conferences, can deepen our understanding of how to meet survivor needs with a sustained and robust multiagency approach. RCNI are keen to make this conference a platform for learning, building up of relationships and research partnerships, which contribute to our shared international evidence base in responding to sexual violence. This conference is of relevance to medical practitioners, psychotherapists, counsellors, advocates, police, legal and judical professionals, policy makers, academics and researchers, specialist nursing practitioners, public representatives and activists.
According to the WHO webiste, "The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women. WHO is committed to the elimination of female genital mutilation within a generation and is focusing on advocacy, research and guidance for health professionals and health systems."
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