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.
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.
Join the staff of VOICE Sexual Assault Services and local high school artists at the 3rd Annual Adolescent Allies Art Show Awards Ceremony and Presentation on Friday, May 6 at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park. The students will showcase their original, thought-provoking art pieces reflecting on this year’s theme of Self Esteem: Body, Mind or Soul.
College scholarship money will be awarded as follows: 1st place $1,000; 2nd place $500; 3rd and 4th place $250.
The reception is from 5:00 – 9:00 pm with the presentation and awards ceremony beginning at 7:00 pm. Accompanying the presentation, will be a brief educational info-session that focuses on and raises awareness of today’s issues surrounding sexual assault such as “sexting,” date rape drugs, and consent. Parents are encouraged to attend this event to learn the latest information in keeping their children and teens safe in an ever-changing world.
VOICE Sexual Assault Services is a division of Pioneer Center for Human Services, the largest social service agency in McHenry County providing services to the most at-risk youth and the most vulnerable community members. As a result of the challenging economy, VOICE continues to see a rise in the victims and families it serves. Last year, VOICE provided counseling and advocacy services to 146 victims and their significant others; and provided education and training to over 6,000 individuals. All services are free and confidential and are available to all residents of McHenry County.
The 3rd Annual Adolescent Allies Art Show is sponsored by the Donna L. Vestal Fund
A Long Walk Home’s youth leaders, Girl/Friends host their 2nd Annual One Mic:Poetry Slam to bring awareness about sexual assault in the NLCP community and to build allies against gender violence in their school community.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
This year they are offing 95 institutes and workshops which address all aspects of child maltreatment including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect. Cultural considerations will also be addressed.Seminars have been designed primarily for professionals in mental health, medicine and nursing, law, law enforcement, education, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields.The educational goal of APSAC’s Colloquium is to foster professional excellence in the field of child maltreatment by providing interdisciplinary professional education.Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Identify physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect in children
Treat abused and neglected children
Apply model examination techniques for assessment of abused/neglected children
Describe and utilize the most up-to-date information concerning working with abused and neglected children to improve patient care
Prepare and report quality testimony in court cases, both as experts and as witnesses
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
The 32nd Annual Research and Treatment Conference sponsored by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, Illinois, October 30 through November 2, 2013. This conference will offer symposia, workshop presentations, poster sessions, discussion groups, and advanced clinics relating to issues in both victim and perpetrator research and treatment. All sessions, with the exception of posters, have been approved for Continuing Education credits. Each presentation will provide information and training based on cutting edge research development and clinical application. The format is designed to best facilitate interaction with and learning from some of the most advanced practitioners in the field of sexual abuse. In addition to the three-day Conference schedule, ATSA will offer a selection of intensive half- and/or full-day Pre-Conference Clinics. These Clinics are designed to provide participants with extensive training and skills enhancement. View full conference description and registration information.
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