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."
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.
Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.
The 12th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference, hosted by the Family Justice Center Alliance, will include discussions on issues related to the handling of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse and stalking cases in the context of the Family Justice Center model. The Alliance welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, civil attorneys, judges, counselors, policy makers, elected officials, board members, survivors, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, educators, and all others interested in the future of family violence prevention. The conference faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized subject matter experts, advocates, and survivors.
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