Workshop Proposals for Louisiana's 10th Annual Conference on Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Type: 
Call for Proposals
Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Description: 

Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) and Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) are seeking workshop proposals for:

     "Where Is the Outrage: Looking Back, Looking Forward"

     Louisiana’s 10th Annual Statewide Conference on Sexual Assault and Family Violence

     Baton Rouge, Louisiana on December 11-13, 2013

They are seeking workshops that will address response to and/or prevention of gender- or power-based violence, including child sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence. In addition, in recognition of our 10th Anniversary, they are seeking workshops with the following elements or themes separately or together:

* Looking Back: A retrospective element to educate about the history and progress of the work and movement over the last 10 years, bringing everyone up to speed on what has worked, our successful multi-sector collaborations and partnerships from different perspectives of the prosecution/law enforcement/victim’s advocacy continuum of support; celebrating our victories and our learning experiences in program, policy and practice; sharing and celebrating the work of pioneers and transformers in our movement, and those moments in time or victories which provide inspiration to build on the work that has been done as a foundation for the future, for increased multi-sector collaboration, integrating new and innovative approaches, community mobilization, and the historical basis for moving the movement forward.

* Looking Forward: A forward looking element to introduces promising practices, cutting edge innovation and successful programs in prevention and intervention, educating participants about new evidence-based or informed skills, approaches and theories, interventions, demo projects engaging atypical partners or constituencies (men/boys/faith-based, etc.), addressing specific under-served populations such as men, LGBTQ, LEP, differently abled, tribal, indigenous and other underserved populations, innovations in law enforcement and prosecution, transformative community engagement and mobilization, and building citizen awareness and advocacy.

Workshops can be multimedia or innovative format, and should be directed to a diverse constituency, with a broad range of knowledge, skills, and experience, including but not limited to:

*law enforcement officers

*victim advocates

*prosecutors

*social workers and counselors

*corrections and probation/parole officers

*Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFEs)

*therapists working with sex offenders or batterers

*child care providers

*child and adult protection workers

*disabilities service providers

*crisis center and shelter staff

*community educator

*prevention specialists, and

*university staff and administrators

*forensic interviewers

Contact or More Information: 
Please submit your proposal on or before September 17, 2013. Electronic submission to kath@lafasa.org is preferred. You will be notified by September 25th, 2013 if your proposal is accepted. Thank you for your interest and support!

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