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.
On April 29, 2009, Mavis and Jay Leno have the distinguished honor of recognizing many who have tirelessly struggled for women's equality worldwide at the Fifth Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Global Women's Rights Awards gala celebration.
This year's honorees are:
Christiane Amanpour, CNN's chief international correspondent
American filmmakers Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker & Leymah Gbowee for their award-winning film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, together with Liberian journalist Janet Johnson Bryant
Executive producer and writer Dr. Neal Baer and actor Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Billie Heller, a champion of the International Women's Rights Treaty (CEDAW)
And the groundbreaking One Million Signatures Campaign to end discrimination against Iranian women
Join us in acknowledging these honorees for all of their extraordinary work. All proceeds from the gala support the Feminist Majority Foundation's global women's rights programs including our Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls and our Campaign for Global Reproductive Health and Rights.
On October 8-9, 2009, leading experts confronting human trafficking will gather in Carlsbad, CA to discuss and strategize innovative techniques to address prevention, protection, and prosecution. This unique event will foster collaboration among government leaders, law enforcement, service providers, and nongovernmental organizations while examining topics such as constructing a regional task force, countering corruption, and undermining trafficking rings.
The Global Forum on Human Trafficking hosted by the Not For Sale Campaign is proud to announce renowned speakers such as:
Luis de Baca, Former Chief Counsel, Human Trafficking Prosecutions Unit, US Department of Justice
Tim Costello, CEO World Vision Australia
Anuradha Koirala, Director Mati Nepal
Ami Carpenter, Kroc Center for Peace Studies, University of San Diego
Ben Perrin, Law Professor, Unv. of British Columbia and Founder of the Future Group
David Batstone, President and Co-Founder of the Not For Sale Campaign
MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery are open to any man, 18 or older, who been sexually victimized as child and/or as an adult. Sequoia Retreat Center is the location of our first 2009 Level I Weekend of Recovery. Nestled amid 200 acres of majestic coastal redwoods, madrones and tan oaks, the Sequoia Retreat Center provides us a beautiful setting in which each of you can take the risks necessary to make this weekend a significant one in your recovery. Sequoia, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is a privately owned retreat center, and the owners, Scot and Diane Myers-Lipton, want you to feel safe and comfortable and nurtured. Their philosophy is best reflected in this welcome: "Welcome to a place of reflection and dialogue. The Sequoia land has been held sacred since 1949 -- it is a place where love has been experienced, where pain has been transcended, and where hope has been born. The Sequoia Retreat Center is a place where the deepest meaning of life may be explored in an atmosphere of quiet and beauty. Our hope is that your stay here enriches your life, and the life of our earth that is our place in the universe. May you add to the spirit of love that builds and nourishes this sacred place, and return to your daily life renewed. The history of Sequoia is a history of seasons, beauty, spirit, and truth. This can never be communicated by facts or descriptions; it must be experienced first-hand. We look forward to your visit."
From Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of The Mindful Brain
“Voice Therapy offers a powerful mode of transformation that can free us from the prisons of the past. It provides us with a banquet of insights into the nature of our inner lives and emotional relationships. Bravo!”
Voice Therapy is a cognitive/affective/behavioral approach that quickly taps into core negative beliefs that drive maladaptive behavior. It is highly effective for the treatment of trauma, addiction, depression, and relationship issues. This method combines insight with affect in a way that profoundly shifts client’s point of view toward self and others, to a more compassionate and realistic perspective.
The training is facilitated by Lisa Firestone, PhD and Joyce Catlett, MA. of the Glendon Association. Voice Therapy provides opportunity to deepen your clinical skills; it includes video tape demonstration and valuable opportunity for case consultation.
Approved for 12 CE units for MFT’s, Psychologists, LCSW’s through R. Cassidy Seminars.
(open to students and interns and group rates available)
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