Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
This 2-day training provides participants the information and skills to identify, respond to, and prevent elder abuse. The curriculum covers topics such as the types of elder abuse and the settings in which abuse might be found, the perpetrators and prevalence of elder abuse, and the intervention role of the victim service professional.
Participants will learn to:
Recognize the signs of elder abuse and its impact on victims.
Identify the types of elder abuse.
Recognize the risk factors that may be encountered in various situations.
Respond proactively to situations in which elder abuse is suspected.
Identify how to obtain additional information and relevant statutes.
Presentation topics include:
• Sex Crimes
• Sex Offending
• Victimization, Intervention,
Prevention, & Treatment
• Role of Paraphilia in Fantasy Development
• Ritual Abuse
• Psychopathy & Sadism Who Should Attend?
• Social Workers
• Marriage & Family Therapists
• Health Care Providers
The San Diego Conference focuses on multi-disciplinary best-practice efforts to prevent, if possible, or otherwise to investigate, treat, and prosecute child and family maltreatment.
The objective of the San Diego Conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of all forms of maltreatment including those related to family violence as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. Issues concerning support for families, prevention, leadership, policy making and translating the latest research into action are also addressed.
U. S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women in partnership with Family Violence Prevention Fund
Areas to be covered:
Key elements of human trafficking
Effective advocacy for trafficking survivors
Legal options – T Visa, U Visa and Violence Against Women Act
Creative interviewing techniques
ultural competency Innovative approaches to collaboration
This will be done in a variety of ways:
Interactive and innovative educational sessions
Cross-professional sessions on building collaborations
Case analysis and application
National experts and trainers working in the anti-trafficking field
Who may attend? Participants are highly encouraged to come with individuals from organizations in their communities ("teams" of 2-3 people) which can include, but not limited to, attorneys, legal advocates, faith based providers, counselors, law enforcement, immigration community service providers, and judges.
OVW grantees under the Legal Assistance for Victims, Rural, and Arrest grant programs can use their OVW travel funds to send grant funded staff and partners to this training. Other OVW grantees interested in attending this training should contact their OVW Program Specialist for prior approval.
Additionally, you are also encouraged to invite non-OVW funded partners to register for this training as part of your team. Please note that your non-OVW funded partners will be responsible for their own travel expenses.
The education program is provided free of charge. Please note that participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending the program. Accommodations are available at the program rate of $149 plus 15% tax per night.
Application Deadline: August 21, 2009
Space is Limited, Please Respond ASAP
The Twenty-Eighth Annual UC Davis National Child Abuse and Neglect Conference and accompanying institutes are designed for professionals involved in the investigation, evaluation, and treatment of abused and neglected children and triers of fact. The conference is planned to advance knowledge and practice standards of professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, mental health, and criminal and juvenile justice. This course is designed to change physician competence.
The California Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Prevention for Injury Control Branch (EPIC)
As part of our Violence Against Women Statewide Prevention Project, EPIC has been working with key partners on strengthening statewide efforts for the prevention of violence against women (VAW). For the past three years, we have held a special "forum" for VAW prevention advocates to strengthen capacity and collaboration for primary prevention program and policy development. We feel the opportunity to support a learning community and "continue the dialogue" is critically important for all of us doing this work, and have scheduled another VAW Forum in Sacramento.
Who Should Attend
Sessions are designed for VAW prevention advocates and educators currently designing or implementing VAW primary prevention programs, and include opportunities for crticial conversations and sharing of promising practices.
There are no registration fees for this event, and there are a limited number of scholarships available to assist with travel and lodging costs.
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