Please come and join a one day conference jointly hosted by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) and the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). The conference will focus on cutting edge best practices and is appropriate for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, law enforcement, therapists, health care professionals and others who work with or are interested in assisting those affected by domestic violence. Participants will be able to attend a plenary session as well as three additional sessions of their choice. Register below to take advantage of discounted early bird rates or check back later for more information as details become available!For more information click here.
Some of the most familiar adolescent health programs engage youth in lively group activities, such as interactive games and role plays, where the energy in the room is high and could be mistaken for pandemonium. Now imagine a quiet space, where the trained facilitator guides the participants through a journey that could lead them to change their behavior, avoid risk, and choose a healthy, safe future. Motivational interviewing (MI) is gaining a robust evidence base, and practitioners are enthusiastically integrating it in program implementation. Join Healthy Teen Network to learn more about MI and how it can enhance the delivery of your program. Presenters: Deborah Chilcoat, MEd &Mousumi Banikya-Leaseburg, MD, MPH, CPHFor more information or to register, click here.
Using trauma-informed approaches in our work with youth means listening with a different ear--one that hears the child within and recognizes earlier traumatic experiences that may be shaping current behavior. During this 60 minute webinar, we will define trauma and explore the types most often experienced by children. We will make the connections between earlier exposure to trauma and current sexual, reproductive, and parenting behaviors among youth. Finally, we will present examples of how youth-supportive services may differ if conducted through a trauma-informed lens. Presenters: Pat Paluzzi, CNM, DrPH & Deborah Chilcoat, MEdTo register click here.
The Center for the Study and Preention of Violence
The Blueprints conference provides information on cost-effective and proven programs that help young people reach their full potential. Get a head start on preparing children for success with programs that have the highest standards for promoting education, behavior, emotional well-being, physical health and positive relationships. Professionals who work to promote healthy youth development will be provided support, guidance, and tools to help implement these programs successfully in their own communities. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from seasoned practitioners in the field and to network with others in the industry.For more information visit the website or contact Sharon Mihalic.
Sequoia Retreat Center is the location of our first 2014 Level I Weekend of Recovery. Nestled amid 200 acres of majestic coastal redwoods, madrones and tan oaks, the Sequoia Retreat Center provides a beautiful setting in which each of you can take the risks necessary to make this weekend a significant one in your recovery.While at Sequoia, you will take part in California style meals with an emphasis on fresh, organic, and local foods. We'll have single, double, and triple cabins available for lodging. All of the cabins have hardwood floors, have been modernized, and each has its own private bathroom. There will be space for up to 28 men on this weekend. *Please be aware that Sequoia Retreat Center is not wheelchair-accessible, however all of our other sites used for Weekends of Recovery are wheelchair accessible. "Before attending the WoR, I was on a crash course with disaster. My marriage and family were bearing the weight of my abuse! Processing the experience makes me thankful the facilitators care so much! I felt like they guided me personally off the tracks of destruction! The deep dark hole of depression and self loathing have very little power over me now! Get to the next WoR, you'll leave the past where it belongs!"--Hope Springs alumnus, October, 2013 Registration Costs Fees start at $695 for early registration. Registration includes the costs of the facilitated Weekend of Recovery program, with our 8 skilled facilitators from the MaleSurvivor Weekend of Recovery Facilitator Team, plus lodging, 7 meals, and snacks. Bottled water, juices, tea and coffee will be available throughout the weekend. Scholarships are available on a limited basis to help offset registration costs. If you are seeking financial assistance to attend the Weekend, the first thing to do is consider your health insurance plan. Some of the larger carriers do provide reimbursement for specific interventions such as the Weekend of Recovery if you ask. Call the utilization management office of your insurance company and be sure to stress the weekend is facilitated by licensed mental health clinicians.But that's just the start of an exciting 2014! MaleSurvivor has a full slate of Weekends, Trainings, and other events planned for 2014! All leading up to our 14th International Conference that will be held at the Newark Airport Marriott in Newark, NJ Oct. 31 to Nov. 2!We encourage survivors, mental health professionals, researchers, academicians and others to submit their work on a wide range of topics. Our call for Submissions ends February 10. And for more information on bringing a MaleSurvivor training or a Dare to Dream awareness event to your campus or community, please contact Community Outreach Director Trisha Massa or visit the website.
Holistic Healing Through Nature: Reconnecting with the Help of Animal Companions Reports by Renae Griggs, To Ripley, With Love...
Providing Services to Survivors of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars by Gwyn Smith-Downes, Just Detention International and Lt Wynnie Testamark-Samuels, Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Yoga: An Innovative Approach to Working through Trauma by Maren Villavisanis, LCSW, Betty Griffin House
Prevention track: Innovations in Community Mobilization
Clinical track: Transformation Through a Trauma Informed Lens by Juli Alvarado, MA, LPC, Coaching for LIFE, and
Advanced Crisis Intervention: Contemporary Approaches by Jane Dwyer, MSW, Florida State University
Workshops will include the following tracks: focus on adolescents or children who have sexually abused, focus on adults who perpetrate sexual violence, and a track with focus on bringing a victim centered approach to this work. Learn more about the MASOC/MATSA Annual Joint Conference.
It's Time To Talk Day is an annual awareness day that is encouraging everyone – especially parents and teens – to start talking about what it means to have a healthy relationship. This year, Break the Cycle and NO MORE will be hosting dynamic conversation events, called Talk-A-Thons, in cities across the country – bringing parents and advocates together to learn, share and talk about this issue. Start the conversation in your community by participating in a It's Time To Talk Day Talk-A-Thon on February 4th.
The Blueprints conference provides information on cost-effective and proven programs that help young people reach their full potential. Get a head start on preparing children for success with programs that have the highest standards for promoting education, behavior, emotional well-being, physical health and positive relationships. Professionals who work to promote healthy youth development will be provided support, guidance, and tools to help implement these programs successfully in their own communities. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from seasoned practitioners in the field and to network with others in the industry. View full details about the conference.
The National Symposium on Child Abuse is an informative and innovative multidisciplinary conference which offers more than 130 workshops presented by nationally-recognized experts from all facets of the child maltreatment field. Professionals receive practical instruction, the latest research and information, and the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge. This is one of the few conferences that addresses all aspects of child maltreatment, including but not limited to physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poly-victimization, exploitation, intervention, and prevention. The National Symposium on Child Abuse is a premiere conference that provides expert training and numerous networking opportunities to professionals in the child maltreatment field. View full details.
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