Windy City Times is hosting a summit May 2-5 on LGBTQ youth in the Chicago region, to assess the current issues impacting homeless youth, and new solutions to these complex issues. Kim Hunt, executive director of Affinity Community Services, is the summit’s director.The title of the summit is “Owning Our Lives: Dream It. Speak It. Do It!!”Each of the summit’s three days will have a different area of focus:Friday, May 2, 2-8 p.m.Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s HospitalOpen to people 25 and under who have been impacted by homelessness.Registration: FREESat., May 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.University of Illinois at Chicago, Behavioral Sciences Bldg, 1007 W. HarrisonOpen to youth, nonprofits, government agencies, politicians, foundations, activists, service providers, academic researchers and individuals working on these issues.Registration: $45 adults, youth freeMon., May 5, 8 a.m.-NoonMuseum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St.Report to government agencies, politicians, foundations (private, public and corporate foundations encouraged to attend), academics, and donors.Registration: FREEFor more information visit the website.
The Force of Awesome Institute is a five-day anti-violence educator training program brought to you by the folks at Catharsis Productions. Our mission is to reinvigorate the training component of the anti-violence movement, imbuing it with energy, data, and skill. This institute will strengthen even the most seasoned trainer and educator. There are only 15 available spots, so sign up today!
Training Dates: January 6th – 10th 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Cost: Sign up by November 15th: $550 plus travel and lodging
Sign up by December 15th: $650 plus travel and lodging
After December 15th: $700 plus travel and lodging
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The Force of Awesome Institute was designed to change the paradigm of prevention education and educator training programs. Its focus is on enabling educators to develop and hone both their curriculum development and analysis, and provide coaching and direction that profoundly improves their presentation delivery and ability to connect with diverse and challenging audiences. We believe that coaching and fostering analytical ability in a community of trainers to be the core of an effective train-the-trainer model, and one that has been sorely absent from our collective practice.
We are not just creating passionate orators who merely inspire; our educators will have the ability to translate their causes into purposeful, actions that may be immediately taken by their audiences. Our combined 35 years of training experience will take your skills from good to great. Join us, become a part of the Force of Awesome!
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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.
A Long Walk Home SOARS program and Girl/Friends youth leaders participates in our partner RVA’s hour long Standing Silent Witness demonstration at the Daley Plaza. Join us in silence to demonstrate and bring awareness of the silence that survivors of sexual assault are often forced into.
ALWH’s Girl/Friends Leadership Institute, youth leaders perform in Catharsis Productions’ Yes! Please. Yes! Please is an evening of creative performances about consent and community” is a social movement and an awareness raising campaign to incite positivity and celebration around the issues and practices of enthusiastic consent. We believe that consent is to permit, approve, or agree.
Lecture discusses how state-of-the art technology can empower communities and individuals to prevent and heal from sexual violence using new methods in art therapy and the digital arts, such as photography, projection, video, twitter, and facebook.
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
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