This conference is a forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies to gather together to exchange current information on what we know and do not yet know, and discuss differences and similarities in what we do and how we do it. The conference covers all aspects of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention, and research. This includes intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, youth violence, judicial issues, sexual assault, disabilities, treatment of offenders, elder abuse, trauma, and more. The special theme this year is Moving from Dialogue to Action. The conference collaborating organizations, exhibitors, presenters, and participants bring with them many different experiences, ideas, theories, programs, and techniques. The vision is to bring people and communities together to make a significant positive impact on eliminating all types of violence, abuse and trauma. We are expecting over 1,500 attendees from all over the world for the week’s activities. Please join us for multi-ethnic and multicultural issues and perspectives, multidisciplinary and international perspectives, networking and collaborating with colleagues, cutting-edge research, prevention strategies, policy changes, new methods, criminal justice and legal issues, healthcare approaches, intervention techniques, advanced clinical sessions, informal discussions and conversations with some of the invited speakers, and skill-building opportunities.
This conference is by invitation only. The agenda for the conference includes special tracks for law enforcement, media/broadcasters, AMBER Alert Coordinators, tribal communities, and Child Abduction Response Teams. Additionally, the conference will feature a family-victims roundtable, an AMBER in Indian Country Cluster Meeting, a special session with AMBER Alert Coordinators from Mexico and Canada, and a 1-day workshop for Child Abduction Response Teams.
Speakers will include Erin Runnion, a mother from Orange County whose daughter, Samantha, was abducted and murdered, and who now operates a nonprofit organization advocating for missing children; Mark Simpson, original investigator in the Amber Hagerman case; Charles Bierbauer, former CNN news anchor; Sheriff Sandra Hutchens of Orange County; Bob Hoever from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; David Diggs from CTIA, the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry; and Ron Laney, Associate Administrator of OJJDP's Child Protection Division
The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is a 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 attracts 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.
Advance registration is recommended for your convenience and to avoid possible delays registering on site in San Diego. An early-bird discount is offered for registrations received by August 15, 2008. Full registration fees are in effect for registrations received between August 15 and September 22. Onsite fees are in effect after September 22.
Saturday, 10/25/08 - 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, 10/26/08 - 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday, 10/27/08 - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, 10/28/08 - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, 10/29/08 - 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
This technology institute, sponsored by the National Institute of Justice and hosted by the Rural Law Enforcement Technology Center, is designed for the command staff of rural and small law enforcement agencies containing less than 50 sworn officers. Law enforcement personnel will learn about and discuss technology initiatives and issues affecting the rural and small law enforcement community. Participants will receive information and assistance on existing and developing technologies, work through problems relating to technology implementation, and exchange technology lessons learned, that are of importance to the rural and small law enforcement community.
Costs and Attendance
There is no registration cost and all travel, food, and lodging expenses are paid. However, only 35 individuals will be selected to attend.
Note: Previous attendees of the Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute or NIJ's Law Enforcement or Corrections Technology Institutes are not eligible to reattend.
Participants will give brief (no more than 15 minutes) presentations on a technology issue that their departments have encountered or are in the process of implementing (e.g., implementation of a crime mapping program, new communications system, automated booking station). The presentation can be either on an "issue to be dealt with" or a "lessons learned" and must be submitted on CD-ROM with the application.
The deadline for submitting an application is August 1, 2008.
Two Conferences Within A Conference: California Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Institute
Significant developments are occurring throughout the nation in all fields regarding Drug Endangered Children (DEC). The purpose of this institute is to advance knowledge and practice standards for professionals specializing in this important field. The institute features workshops on community drug intervention strategies and the roles of law enforcement, social workers, and prosecutors in ensuring coordinated intervention for optimal outcomes. The medical, mental health, and neurodevelopmental outcomes for children are also the focus of this institute. Program sustainability and recent research are additional highlights.
Clinical Forensic Medicine Institute Clinical forensic medicine is rapidly emerging as a field of specialized clinical practice, training, and research. Clinical forensic medicine addresses the interface of medicine and the law. The California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center at UC Davis is on the cutting edge of this field statewide, nationally, and internationally. Interpersonal violence has given rise to this developing branch of science. Our vision is to provide leadership and support for the development of this interdisciplinary, subspecialty field. This institute supports that vision by: teaching victim centered approaches; promoting the team approach for clinical forensic medical care; endorsing and supporting victim advocacy; promoting scientific, evidence based practice; and collaborating with all involved disciplines.
The California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center
This program provides essential training to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses on how to conduct careful and competent evidentiary examinations for children and adolescents who are suspected victims of sexual abuse or sexual assault. This course includes the non-acute, late disclosure patient/victim and places special emphasis on training examiners to follow the California Protocol and use the OES 925 and 930 forms to document injuries and collect evidence.
Formerly a four-day classroom training program, the new Pediatric SAFE training reduces actual classroom attendance to three days by converting one day of instruction to the virtual classroom. Now, seven of the 28 credit hours of training are delivered on-line through a partnership with the University of California Extension Service. The on-line training is a multimedia presentation that includes audio narration, video clips, flash modules, interactive activities and discussion groups.
Participants complete this "Day-One" on-line component before being admitted to the remaining three days of training scheduled November 17-19 in San Diego. Participants will receive information about the online training component immediately after registration.
Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center (TC-TAT)
Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center (TC-TAT) invites Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grantees (only) to participate in our "Leadership + Systems Change = Sustainability" Immersion Institutefor VAW Advocates this November 18-21, 2008 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey, CA. The goal of this Institute is to strengthen our individual and collective leadership to advocate for sustainable systems change that address and prevent violence against women. This is a 4-day national training that will bring together violence against women (VAW) advocates from diverse communities to:
Learn skills to lead more effectively;
Expand our understanding of community specific approaches;
Analyze systematic problems and potential solutions;
Develop a strategic action plan;
Explore how to build our base and cultivate new leaders
Reflect on how to take care of ourselves and each other;
Share challenges and success with our VAW advocates
Each attending organization is required to send a team of at least two participants -one decision maker (Executive or Associate Director) and one implementer (community-based advocate or educator). TC-TAT serves OVW's Grants to Encourage Arrests Program. All other OVW grantees are invited to check with their OVW Program Manager/Officer regarding use of TA/Training funds for travel to this Institute.
A limited number of travel stipends are available.
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
Learn about the unique ways that children experience grief and trauma, and how victim service providers and allied professionals can best serve children suffering from grief. Topics include:
Recognizing the signs of grief and trauma in children who either:
a) experience vicarious grief and trauma through the homicidal/suicidal death of a family member or by witnessing violence in the home, or
b) experience violence themselves and have symptoms of trauma and grief as a result.
Effective ways to intervene with children experiencing grief, especially if the child is reluctant to discuss the events.
How victim service providers can assist the families of children who are dealing with grief and trauma.
How victim service providers and allied professionals can work together to provide services to grieving children and mitigate against traumatized children moving into destructive and/or violent behaviors.
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