This Conference is for anyone interested in learning more and participating in a dialogue about mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery for women and girls. This conference will focus on current policy and evidence-based strategies, as well as leadership, collaboration, and planning for women and girls' health, empowerment, resilience, and recovery. Program directors, clinicians, administrators, researchers, policy-makers, individuals in recovery, students and other stakeholders serving women and girls will find attendance at this conference to be relevant and worthwhile. The intent of the co-sponsors is to create a conference filled with informed dialogue and stimulating resources that inform, inspire and encourage the best possible prevention, mental health and addictions services for women and girls.As suggested by the conference theme, "It's All About HERR - Health, Empowerment, Resilience and Recovery" the 2012 conference will be:-Implementation Focused: Effective practices and policies to improve outcomes for women and girls and the capacity to use them.-Building Alignment and Unity: Creating a better shared understanding across prevention, mental health and addictions treatment and recovery fields.-Creating a Learning Community Focused on Women and Girls: Exchanging research and practice on what works. The conference embodies gender-responsive, recovery-oriented, culturally-competent, trauma-informed principles and practices and celebrates diversity.
The 2012 National H.E.A.T. Conference is a comprehensive event designed to enhance the capacity of law enforcement and practitioners to combat commercial sex trafficking of children (CSEC).The conference is designed to provide those professionals who intersect with children put into the commercial sex trade with the opportunity to identify the complex problems and strategic solutions for responding to CSEC victims, investigations and cases.
Major advances have been made in the assessment and treatment of traumatic stress in the past 20 years. Despite these advances, the vast majority of those affected by traumatic stress still do not receive any type of services or care. For many, no services are available. Others are reluctant to seek care or do not find the services offered appealing. In addition, treatments are not effective for some who receive them. The effectiveness of services or clinical care may be limited in our conceptualizations, research methods and practices do not match the clinical realities for some trauma survivors. This meeting will provide a forum to discuss innovative strategies for outreach, assessment, treatments and programs that will enable us to deliver services in a wider variety of contexts and reach more trauma survivors. A shift in focus from mental disorder and diagnosis to the promotion of mental health can help reduce stigma and facilitate wider dissemination of information and tools to promote recovery from traumatic stress. Innovations in conceptualization, measurement and clinical methods may help us better understand the diversity of responses to traumatic stress and tailor our services and treatments to groups and individuals with different post-traumatic presentations.
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.
APHA's Call for Abstracts for the 2012 Annual Meeting & Exposition, to be held Oct. 27-31 in San Francisco, is now open. The theme of the meeing is "Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan."
Abstracts that focus on all areas of public helath as well as those that focus on the Annual Meeting theme are encouraged. All abstracts must be submitted online and an easy-to-use online form facilitates the process step-by-step.
The deadline for submission of abstracts ranges from Feb 6th through 10th, dependin on the Sections, Special Primary Interest Group, Caucus or Forum to which you wish to submit. All submissions will end 11:59pm PST on the due date listed on the Call for Abstracts. No late submissions will be accepted. For more information about the 140th Annual Meeting & Exposition, visit www.apha.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting
The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. APHA has a world of public health in store for you.
The theme of the 2012 APHA Annual Meeting will be Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan.
Sex::Tech 2012 is a two-day annual conference hosted by ISIS, Inc. that brings health and technology professionals together with youth, parents and community leaders to advance the sexual health of youth in the U.S. and abroad. Sex::Tech is the only conference event that showcases high-tech educational content (mobile, social media, Internet) developed by professionals, highlights national and local program successes, and puts youth leadership at the forefront.
Sex::Tech 2012 is expected to have 600 national and international in-person attendees, and more than 2,000 viewers following the conference via live video stream.
Abstracts are now being accepted until November 18, 2011.
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