“SAAM’s Coffee House” will be happening at Safe Haven of Pike County's offices on Sunday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please stop by for some free coffee and noshes, a chance to chat and have a great cup of coffee, as well as getting some important information about Sexual Assault.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Office of Victims’ Services
This three-day conference will provide an opportunity for more than 300 victim service providers and allied professionals to enhance their skills, network, and rejuvenate. We will focus on promising practices and programs throughout Pennsylvania and the nation. Join us for national keynote speakers, informative workshops, and the presentation of the Governor’s Victim Service Pathfinder Awards.We welcome participants in all aspects of victim services - community-based victim advocates, victim-witness coordinators, prevention educators, survivors, probation officers, adult and juvenile court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, social workers, and health care providers. This conference is NOT limited to only Pennsylvania residents. Persons from all states are welcome to attend. More information will be added to this Web site as it becomes available. We encourage you to bookmark this site and share this information with your colleagues.View registration information.
Now in its thirteenth year, PTHC proudly offers a space for Trans* people and our allies, families, and providers to come together to re-envision what health means for Trans* people. The focus of this unique conference is promoting transgender health and wellness in mind, body, spirit, and community. PTHC recognizes the interconnections among all aspects of our well-being; including health, safety, education, employment, housing, and social support.Further, PTHC recognizes that accessible and quality healthcare is an integral part of self-determining our bodies and identities in the larger world. As much as possible, PTHC strives to ensure that the conference addresses the diverse needs of all people who identify as Trans* or beyond the binary gender system, as well as our partners, families, and allies. In addition, in an effort to increase the availability of quality, culturally-competent care for transgender communities, PTHC also provides a workshops for medical, mental health, and social service providers.For more information, visit the website.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
SAVE THE DATE! Call for abstracts is open at until October 7, 2010.
Seminars have been designed primarily for professionals in mental health, medicine and nursing, law, law enforcement, education, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields. All aspects of child maltreatment will be addressed including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect. Cultural considerations will also be addressed.
The theme of the meeting is “Water and Public Health: The 21st Century Challenge.”
The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier Public Health Educational Forum! Learn from the experts in the field, hear about cutting edge research and exceptional best practices, discover the latest public health products and services, and share your public health experience with your peers. The world of public health is in continual motion, and there is no better time to stay abreast of the research and learn about emerging issues.
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.
Central Pennsylvania Consortium and the Women’s Studies Programs
This year’s Women’s Studies conference, sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Consortium, offers a variety of papers and panels on gender and violence. We invite you to attend this conference and share in some of the groundbreaking research and open dialogue.
The conference is free and open to the public; lunch is provided. However, advanced registration is required by Tuesday, March 22.
Central Pennsylvania Consortium and the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Programs of Dickinson College, Gettysburg College, and Franklin & Marshall College
The Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC), comprised of Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, and Gettysburg Colleges, sponsors an annual conference on women's studies. The theme of the 2012
conference, held at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA, is "Gender, Sexuality, and Poverty."
The keynote speaker will be Dean Spade, Assistant Professor at Seattle University School of Law, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law and founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project for gender non-conforming people focusing on people of color and poor people.
The issue of poverty is particularly relevant in these times of global economic crisis, and scholars in women’s and gender studies are interrogating how gender hierarchies, gender identity and expression, as well as sexual orientation, intersect with political economic processes to shape people’s opportunities and access to resources. They also explore how poverty shapes women’s and men’s gendered lives in many forms.
Papers are now being accepted. Deadline to submit papers is December 1, 2011.
Justice 4 PA Kids; Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
The National Center for Victims of Crime, in conjunction with FACSA (Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse), Justice 4 PA Kids, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, will be offering a free training seminar for criminal justice practitioners, victim advocates, mental health therapists and other allied professionals. The seminar, Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Pennsylvania, will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, nursing home abuse, and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resource victims need to rebuild their lives. The program will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits, and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of Pennsylvania law.
Migrant and immigrant farmworkers face daunting obstacles to good health. Low income levels, occupational and agricultural hazards, and an unfamiliarity with the American healthcare system are just some of the difficulties these workers face. The Rural Migrant and Immigrant Farmworker Health Conference, a two-day conference for agricultural producers, healthcare providers, advocates, educators and policy makers who work or interact with migrant and immigrant farmworkers, will provide important information on agricultural and community health and safety issues, as well as effective health and safety programs for migrant and immigrant farmworkers and their families.This is an excellent opportunity to network and improve your understanding of the issues affecting these vulnerable populations. Make your plans now to attend!Who Should Attend:Farm owners, growers, food producers, agricultural safety professionals, migrant and immigrant advocates, extension educators, physicians, allied healthcare professionals, nurses, health clinic personnel, health educators, nutritionists, dietitians, and Department of Health and Department of Agriculture staffThis program is funded, in part, by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. This conference, the only one of its kind in Pennsylvania, brings together the health and agricultural communities to focus attention on the health and safety needs of migrant and immigrant farmworkers.
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