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Embracing Change & Growth Conference

Join us for the Embracing Change & Growth Conference (image: top of trees and a blue sky) See you in Chicago, IL!

Rooted in the lessons learned from the multi-year national Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) project, Embracing Change & Growth will focus on infrastructure and services to effectively serve all survivors of sexual violence in healing.

This conference will explore:

  • organizational change & capacity building
  • addressing racism & oppression within our organizations
  • critical self-reflection to bravely embrace change & growth

Registration & Scholarships Now Open

Register now! Registration for the conference is free.

The conference is offering 20 travel scholarships to those who reside in the USA and territories. They are designed to support people working to address sexual violence in culturally specific and under-served communities. Please register for the conference prior to submitting a scholarship application!

Scholarships will pay for hotel and primary travel and transportation to the conference.

Apply now! Applications due by November 16, 2018.

Hotel Information

Downtown Hyatt Regency Chicago
Location: 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601
You must first register for the conference to receive additional booking information

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE:

Tuesday, March 12    
Morning 7:00am—11:00am: Registration and Opening Remarks
Afternoon 12:30pm—5:15pm: Sessions and Learning Labs

Wednesday, March 13
Morning 7:00am—10:15am: Registration, Sessions, and Learning Labs
Mid-Morning to Early Afternoon 10:30am—12:45pm: Sessions and Learning Labs
Afternoon 2:15pm—4:30pm: Sessions and Learning Labs

Thursday, March 14
Morning 7:00am—10:15am: Registration, Sessions, and Learning Labs
Mid-Morning to Early Afternoon 10:30am—12:45pm: Sessions and Learning Labs
Afternoon 2:15pm—5:00pm: Sessions, Learning Labs, and Closing Remarks

*Breakfast and Lunch is on your own each day

Who should attend?

  • dual/multi-service programs and standalone rape crisis centers including mainstream, culturally specific, and tribal programs who are interested in enhancing their services for survivors through organizational change and capacity building
  • state and territorial sexual assault coalitions, Tribal coalitions and funders interested in supporting programs in organizational transformation

OVW grantees funded under the following grant programs are approved to send up to 2 individuals, without submitting a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN), to attend the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) conference, Embracing Change and Growth: Strengthening Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence:

  1. Disability
  2. SASP Formula
  3. STOP Formula
  4. State/Territorial Coalitions
  5. Tribal Coalitions
  6. Tribal Government
  7. Tribal SASP
  8. Underserved Populations

OVW grantees funded under the following grant programs are approved to send up to 2 individuals, but must submit a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN), to attend the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) conference, Embracing Change and Growth: Strengthening Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence:

  1. Culturally Specific Services
  2. ICJR
  3. JFF
  4. LAV
  5. Rural
  6. SAS Culturally Specific
  7. Transitional Housing

Other grantee programs not on the above lists should contact their OVW Program manager to seek permission and guidance on what is required of them to attend.

This conference is hosted and in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

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Grant info: Supported by Grant No. 2009-TA-AX-K011 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed are those of the conference and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Topic Services for Survivors