Date/Time: 
04/26/2008 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location
Address: 

3543 18th Street

City: 
San Francisco
Postal Code: 
94110
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
San Francisco Women Against Rape
Description: 

Come walk with us for a great cause! San Francisco Women Against Rape invites you to participate in our 3rd annual Walk Against Rape. As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Walk Against Rape will be held on April 19th, 2008. The walk is a celebration that empowers survivors, their friends, families and supporters, and serves to break the silence by walking together on the streets against rape, and declare that San Francisco will not tolerate sexual violence. It is a 3.1 mile walk starting at Justin Herman Plaza at 10am and culminating in a rally at noon in Dolores Mission Park. Walkers will arrive in the park to find festivities such as speakers, performances, the Clothesline Project on display, prizes for the highest fundraisers, several community organizations offering information and resources, and food and drink. At SFWAR, we believe that no single individual, organization, foundation, or business alone can stop the epidemic of sexual assault, but by responding as a whole community, we each bring our piece of the solution. This is where your participation counts! Join us as we make visible what has historically been silenced and invisible. For more information, please visit our website at www.sfwar.org  or call 415-861-2024.

Date/Time: 
05/01/2008 (All day) to 05/02/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Hyatt Regency Irvine

City: 
Irvine
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Institute for Healthcare Advancement
Description: 

Join IHA for 2 days of information, clinical tips, and skill-building sessions on recognizing and communicating effectively with your patients with low literacy skills. New to health literacy and want to get up to speed on the issues? Join IHA on Wednesday night, April 30, 2008, for a free, one-hour preconference session, "Health Literacy 101," for an overview of health literacy issues.

Date/Time: 
05/28/2008 (All day) to 05/30/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Sheraton Grand Hotel1230 J Street

City: 
Sacramento
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Description: 

Registration is now OPEN for CALCASA's 2008 Statewide Leadership Conference.

Download the Conference Brochure here:
http://www.calcasa.org/brochure08.html

Begin an Online Conference Registration here:
http://www.calcasa.org/reg08.html
 

Date/Time: 
05/28/2008 (All day) to 05/30/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Sheraton Grand Hotel 1230 J Street

City: 
Sacramento
Postal Code: 
95814
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Description: 

WORKSHOPS TOPICS (Tenative)

Prevention Track:

Bystander Approaches to Sexual Violence Prevention, Victoria Borges, University of New Hampshire’s Bringing in the Bystander Program
Prevention Programs for Girls and Young Women, Nell Myhand, co-author of Young Women’s Lives
Beyond Beats & Rhymes, Bryon Hurt
Developmental Assets for Primary Prevention, Marc Mannes, Search Institute
Behavioral Theory for Sexual Violence Prevention, Marc Mannes, Search Institute
Reinventing SAAM, CALCASA Staff
Art and Prevention Institute (All Day), GiRL FeST

Management Track: Employment Law, Volunteer Management, Board Recruitment & Development, Advanced Fundraising, Presentations from the CA Department of Public Health and the CA Office of Emergency Services

Crisis Intervention/Advocacy Track: Trafficking, Immigration Issues, Legal Advocacy, Technology Safety & Internet Predators, Substance Abuse & Serving Survivors, SART/SANE Programs, Serving LGTBQI Survivors

Additional Topics: Latest Developments in Sex Offender Management, Campus Connections: YWCA & Stanford

Institutes (All Day Training): Dismantling Oppressions (May 29th), Art & Prevention (May 30th)

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REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, May 9th, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Friday, May 9th, 2008

Late Registration Deadline: The last day to register is Friday, May 16th, 2008. Registrations will not be accepted beyond that date.

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QUESTIONS?

Contact Beatriz Gómez, Meeting and Events Coordinator, at (916) 446-2520 x 331 or beatriz@calcasa.org  
 

Date/Time: 
07/21/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Sheraton Grand Hotel1230 J Street

City: 
Sacramento
Postal Code: 
95814
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
CALCASA
Description: 

Effective Counseling for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Tiombe Preston, MS, MFT

This presentation is designed to explore counseling strategies for working with survivors of sexual violence. The presenter will examine ways of working more effectively with this population in multiple settings. The workshop will help crisis counselors, case managers, and clinicians enhance their skills in addressing the needs of survivors of sexual violence. The presentation will encourage exploration of the myths and stigma often associated with sexual violence and how to successfully address this with survivors. The workshop will promote understanding of the ways in which experiencing sexual violence intersects with trauma (PTSD) and mental health concerns. The presentation will include examples of the presenter’s experiences in creating and facilitating direct services for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones in various social service settings. The presenter will help service providers examine important issues in working with survivors including gender, boundaries, survivors with psychiatric disabilities, and building support for the survivor. Examples of the presenter’s work in training first responders including medical personnel, law enforcement, counselors, social workers, and advocates will give ideas for implementation of the counseling strategies in individual and group counseling. Interactive exercises will help participants learn strategies to aid survivors of sexual violence in healing from partner rape, child sexual abuse, and sexual assault. This presentation will help participants look at these crimes in a social framework that is inclusive of the diverse identities of the survivors they serve. The presentation has relevance for first responders, crisis counselors and experienced therapists who work with or train and supervise those who work with survivors of sexual violence. Material will be presented to encourage participants’ ability to incorporate the techniques presented into their everyday work, and agency training.
 

Date/Time: 
08/19/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Marriott Riverside

City: 
Riverside
Sponsoring Agency: 
ChildHelp
Description: 

This program will discuss the rationale for expanding one’s clinical repertoire to adjust to the child’s needs. We will review the evidence-based practices for children, discuss best practices and explore a range of directive and non-directive strategies, including play therapy, that encourage children’s expression and intervene with problems and concerns.

Date/Time: 
08/20/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Marriott Riverside

City: 
Riverside
Sponsoring Agency: 
ChildHelp
Description: 

Learn about cognitive-behavioral therapy for traumatized children and their families, including strategies to intervene with children and their parents. The rationale for this treatment model is presented and along with a description of the treatment procedures, which are stress management, psycho-education, gradual exposure, cognitive processing, and parental interventions.
e-mail: training@childhelp.org

Date/Time: 
08/20/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Marriott Riverside

City: 
Riverside
Sponsoring Agency: 
ChildHelp
Description: 

Learn about cognitive-behavioral therapy for traumatized children and their families, including strategies to intervene with children and their parents. The rationale for this treatment model is presented and along with a description of the treatment procedures, which are stress management, psycho-education, gradual exposure, cognitive processing, and parental interventions.
e-mail: training@childhelp.org

Date/Time: 
09/12/2008 (All day) to 09/17/2008 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Town & Country Resort & Convention Center 500 Hotel Circle North

City: 
San Diego
Postal Code: 
92108
Country: 
253
Description: 

This conference is a  forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies to gather together to exchange current information on what we know and do not yet know, and discuss differences and similarities in what we do and how we do it. The conference covers all aspects of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention, and research. This includes intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, youth violence, judicial issues, sexual assault, disabilities, treatment of offenders, elder abuse, trauma, and more. The special theme this year is Moving from Dialogue to Action. The conference collaborating organizations, exhibitors, presenters, and participants bring with them many different experiences, ideas, theories, programs, and techniques. The vision is to bring people and communities together to make a significant positive impact on eliminating all types of violence, abuse and trauma. We are expecting over 1,500 attendees from all over the world for the week’s activities. Please join us for multi-ethnic and multicultural issues and perspectives, multidisciplinary and international perspectives, networking and collaborating with colleagues, cutting-edge research, prevention strategies, policy changes, new methods, criminal justice and legal issues, healthcare approaches, intervention techniques, advanced clinical sessions, informal discussions and conversations with some of the invited speakers, and skill-building opportunities.

Date/Time: 
10/14/2008 (All day) to 10/16/2008 (All day)
Location
City: 
Garden Grove
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
AMBER Alert
Description: 

This conference is by invitation only. The agenda for the conference includes special tracks for law enforcement, media/broadcasters, AMBER Alert Coordinators, tribal communities, and Child Abduction Response Teams. Additionally, the conference will feature a family-victims roundtable, an AMBER in Indian Country Cluster Meeting, a special session with AMBER Alert Coordinators from Mexico and Canada, and a 1-day workshop for Child Abduction Response Teams.

Speakers will include Erin Runnion, a mother from Orange County whose daughter, Samantha, was abducted and murdered, and who now operates a nonprofit organization advocating for missing children; Mark Simpson, original investigator in the Amber Hagerman case; Charles Bierbauer, former CNN news anchor; Sheriff Sandra Hutchens of Orange County; Bob Hoever from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; David Diggs from CTIA, the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry; and Ron Laney, Associate Administrator of OJJDP's Child Protection Division

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