UIUC Alumna and HBOs Def Poetry spoken word performer Kelly Tsai will provide a writers workshop for anyone interested in learning more about self-expression through the spoken and written word. This event is an opportunity for artistic expression around gender oppression, sexuality, violence, and self-empowerment. Time: 5:00 pm
All About Abuse is a television program that educates the public about different topics related to abuse. In this show, several guest speakers will discuss issues of staking. The show is a live call in show, so viewers may call in to ask the guests questions about the topic.
As part of Illinois Health Cares 6th Annual Training of Trainers, Elaine Alpert will present a training targeting health care providers as well as anyone interested in improving the health care response to domestic/intimate partner or sexual violence. Dr. Alpert is a professor of Public Health and Medicine in the Boston University School of Public Health and the School of Medicine. She has been active for several years in the health professions and community initiatives related to the prevention of abuse and violence. Dr. Alpert founded and is the faculty advisor for the Boston University Family Violence Advocacy Project and serves on the Massachusetts Governors Commission on Domestic Violence. She is an accomplished trainer, has authored numerous articles and book chapters with curricula development and patient care related to violence prevention, teaches an entire semester course on sexual violence as a public health issue and serves on numerous state and national advisory panels concerned with the role of health professions in responding to and preventing violence and abuse.
This year, the conference is being co-sponsored with the Illinois Department on Aging and the event is funded in part through the Archstone Foundation and the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. (Note: Points of view expressed in this event are those of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.)
The 2008 conference theme “APS: Advocating, Protecting and Serving Vulnerable Adults” is reflected through many exciting features. The pre-conference intensive on “Self-Neglect,” hosted by the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, will be on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 from 1:00-4:00pm.
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