Date/Time: 
03/11/2014 - 8:00am to 03/13/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Casper, Wyoming

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Wyoming Division of Victim Services
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Thomas Underwood
Contact Email: 
thomas.underwood@washburn.edu
Description: 

The Wyoming Division of Victim Services has contracted with the JCVVS to offer the program Critical Analysis of Victim Assistance: Professional Action to Effect Change. The program is planned for March 11-13, 2014 in Casper, Wyoming. This intensive professional development program challenges participants to analyze professional practice, organizational policies, and societal responses. Using program resources and supports, participants develop an actional plan to effect change. Continued support is offered post-program for implementation. 

Date/Time: 
01/30/2014 - 8:00am
Location
Address: 

Wethersfield, CT

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence & JCVVS
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Gerrie Wild
Contact Email: 
gwild@ctcadv.org
Contact Website: 
www.ctcadv.org/
Description: 

The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence has contracted with the JCVVS to offer a full day professional development on ethics in victim services. Dr. Dan Petersen from Washburn University will represent the JCVVS in this session scheduled for January 30 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Dr. Petersen will guide a facilitated discussion of professional values and relationships with other service providers. Participants will explore legal and ethical dilemmas that face victim service practitioners with a framework for critical decision making skills related to ethical pitfalls and problems.

Date/Time: 
01/24/2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location
Address: 

Lark Building at the Seminary
555 W. James Street
Lancaster, PA

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Virginia Whitaker-Brooks
Contact Phone: 
717-290-8741
Contact Email: 
vbrooks@lancasterseminary.edu
Description: 

The event will focus on how faith communities can work together to combat human trafficking and support victims.  Workshops will be offered 9-11am and 1-3pm.  Presenters Bethany Woodcock of Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY), Kim Stoltzfus of the North Star Initiative and Lynn Kolb of Transport for Christ/Exit 58 will discuss a victim's experience and ways to help; restoration and after care for victims; and pornography, prostitution and consumer demand.  This event is free.

Date/Time: 
07/28/2014 - 1:30pm to 07/30/2014 - 12:00pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Statewide Law Enforcment Training on Violence Agaisnt Women (VAWT)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Jennifer M. Ygnacio-Moreno
Contact Phone: 
(512) 454-8900
Contact Email: 
jennifer.ygnacio@safvic.org
Contact Website: 
www.vawtconference.org
Description: 

The Statewide Training on Violence Against Women Program (VAWT) was created by the Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigators Course (SAFVIC) in 2010 to create a statewide conference for law enforcement and telecommunication personnel. The purpose of the VAWT program is to assist in developing and strengthening effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in such cases. The program was initially funded in 2010 through the American Recovery andReinvestment Act of 2009, S.T.O.P Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program Grant from the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Texas Governor’s Office.

The Statewide Training on Violence Against Women Program (VAWT) held its first successful conference in February 2011.  With subsequent funding from the Criminal Justice Division of the Texas Governor’s Office and the S.T.O.P ViolenceAgainst Women Act (VAWA) Program Grant, the program coordinated additional successful conferences in San Antonio in July 2012 and in Irving in 2013.

Location: Omni San Antonio, Texas Hotel at the Colonnade    

Date: July 28-30, 2014

Selected Attendees: All selected attendees will be notified of their selection status on or before May 1, 2014 but no later than May 21, 2014.

Conference fees: All training, registration, and lodging fees will be at no cost to the conference attendee. The VAWT program will only cover lodging fees for Monday, July 28th and Tuesday, July 30th. Any conference attendee can elect to arrive a day or two prior to the conference, or depart after the conference at their expense.

Overnight Accommodations: Applicants selected to attend the conference must reside more than 50 miles (one-way) from the conference location to qualify for overnight accommodations. Selected attendees who resides less than 50 miles from the conference location may still attend the conference as a daily attendee.

Travel Expenses: The VAWT program does not cover any travel, meal, or hotel incidental expenses. All travel expenses for early arrival/late departure, meals, movies, room service, fuel, airfare, etc. are the sole responsibility of the conference attendee.

Please go to the following website for more information or to fill out an application:

www.vawtconference.org

Date/Time: 
03/11/2014 - 8:00am to 03/14/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)
Event Contact
Contact Email: 
ivatconf@alliant.edu
Contact Website: 
http://www.ivatcenters.org/
Description: 

The goals of this Conference are to present the latest research, prevention, assessment, and intervention techniques concerning various aspects of child, adolescent and adult trauma and maltreatment and the long-term effects if they go untreated. Plenary and breakout sessions discuss the types of child, adolescent and adult trauma, the dynamics of maltreatment and trauma at home or in the community, and the effects on children, adolescents, and adults psychologically, behaviorally and neurodevelopmentally. Nationally and internationally recognized presenters and local practitioners come together to discuss the latest research, assessment methods, interventions, and prevention strategies for children, adolescents and adults who have been traumatized, abused, and/or victimized. Applying current research information and providing practical techniques are emphasized throughout this conference.

Date/Time: 
04/24/2014 - 8:00am to 04/25/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Wyndham Indianapolis

2544 Executive Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46241

 

Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Indiana Department of Corrections, INCASA, and MRNISO
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Contact Phone: 
(317) 423-0233
Contact Email: 
kadams@incasa.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.incasa.org/
Description: 

Join the Indiana Department of Corrections, INCASA, and MRNISO at Indiana’s only statewide conference focused on sexual violence issues. Last year over 400 professionals were in attendance.  Don't miss out on 2014. This year’s conference offers sessions addressing victim issues, offender treatment, medical and mental health promising practices, investigation and prosecution strategies and emerging trends in primary prevention.Highlights include a keynote address by Tena Dellaca-Hedrick, human trafficking survivor.  Tena, a victim's advocate at Victory Noll will speak to her experiences and her life changing encounter with Alaska’s worst serial rapist and murder, Robert Hansen. Noted Forensic Nurse Examiner, Dr. Jenifer Markowitz will present multiple sessions on effective and ethical testimony and other Advanced SANE topics. Other presentations include: HIV prophylaxis medication options, human trafficking assessment, sex offender treatment, juvenile sex offender management, community violence prevention, and working with victims & offenders with disabilities.For Conference Information contact Kassandra Adams at kadams@incasa.org.   To find out about becoming an Exhibitor at the conference contact Janet Brown at jbrown@incasa.org 

Date/Time: 
08/11/2014 - 8:00am to 08/14/2014 - 11:30am
Location
Address: 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel  400 N. Olive Street  Dallas, TX 75201  

Country: 
253
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Holly Hopkins
Contact Phone: 
214-818-2687
Contact Email: 
conference@dcac.org
Contact Website: 
http://cacconference.org/dcac/default.aspx
Description: 

A nationally and internationally-recognized conference, The Crimes Against Children Conference is THE ONLY one of its kind that provides practical instruction using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against children. The Crimes Against Children Conference produced by the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, together with the Dallas Police Department and utilizing the nation’s leading professional experts, is designed to meet the training needs of law enforcement officers, child protection caseworkers, probation/parole officers, children’s advocacy center staff, victim advocates, prosecutors, medical professionals and therapists.

Date/Time: 
02/19/2014 - 1:00pm to 02/21/2014 - 12:30pm
Location
Address: 
National Family  Justice Center Alliance
707 Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA  92101
City: 
San Diego
Postal Code: 
92101
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
A CALL TO MEN
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Lina Juarbe Botella
Contact Phone: 
(262) 914-5870
Contact Email: 
lina@acalltomen.org
Contact Website: 
www.acalltomen.org
Description: 

The Institute is designed to provide training to men, women, teens and the community at large to help shift social norms that define manhood in our culture, and produce a national movement of men committed to ending violence against ALL women and girls.

Date/Time: 
02/17/2014 - 8:00am to 02/21/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Stony Brook University Medical Center

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Jones
Contact Phone: 
631-360-3730
Contact Email: 
jjones@vibs.org
Description: 

VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center, in collaboration with Stony Brook University Medical Center and the NY State Department of Health, invites Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physicians Assistants and Medical Doctors to attend the Suffolk County SANE/SAFE Training Program.A new SAFE/SANE training program has been scheduled from February 17-21.  It will be held at Stony Brook University Medical Center and is open to those licensed as N.P., R.N., P.A., or M.D. and have at least one year of clinical experience.  The program is a 5 day/40 hour comprehensive didactic training.  The SAFE/SANE training program meets the guidelines of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and offers its graduates 40 C.E.U.’s.  The tuition is $750.00.A Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) is a medical professional who provides compassionate care to adult and adolescent survivors of rape and sexual assault by obtaining medical histories, collecting forensic evidence and offering preventative medications.All interested parties wanting details regarding the informational sessions, may contact Jennifer, SANE liaison at VIBS, at 631-360-3730 or jjones@vibs.org

Date/Time: 
06/06/2014 - 8:00am to 06/08/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Hope Springs Institute
Peebles, OH

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Take Back Ourselves
Event Contact
Contact Email: 
takingbackourselves@gmail.com
Description: 

Taking Back Ourselves is a Weekend for women who are survivors of sexual abuse in any form.  In Taking Back Ourselves, women are able to utilize mindfulness, body work, music, art and movement - and empowerment - modalities in healing not often available to this dgree in traditional talk therapy, and to create a powerful community of women that will cointinue long after the weekend.Each woman will have the opporutnity to safely tell her story and be heard, to challenge herself to take a risk and embrace what she fears the most.The Weekend will consist of a combination of large group activities and small group process.  Women will be invited to practice new skills to stay grounded and centered in response to stress, and safely explore new ways of connecting to their bodies and remaining powerful even when they feel vulnerable.

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