The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania
It has become widely accepted that a series of high-profile child sexual abuse cases from the 1980s and early 1990s were "witch hunts." That view first took hold in the media, then it spread to the courts and to parts of academia. Painstaking original trial court research challenges the accuracy of that narrative. These findings have significant implications on the debate over "child suggestibility" and the appropriateness of "taint hearings" for children. PRESENTER Ross E. Cheit is professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University. He has a PhD and law degree from the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Cheit is an inactive member of the California bar and is Chair of the Rhode Island Ethics Commission. He spent more than fifteen years researching his new book, The Witch-Hunt Narrative (Oxford University Press).This program is free but you must preregisterby 04/11/2014 if you plan to attend.This program has been approved for two (2.0) hours of substantive law credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credits may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Social Workers may receive 2 CEUs. For CEU or CLE credit, please bring a check in the amount of $25 made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.Questions? Please call 215.573.9779
National Association of Social Workers- PA Chapter
NASW-PA In collaboration with Elizabethtown College Social Work Department presents
Sexual Violence: The Role of Self-Esteem and Its Origins by Kayla Myers, BSW intern & Jeanne Elberfeld, MD, LSW Many victims of intimate partner violence experience a cycle of abuse which affects their level of self-esteem throughout life. We will explore links that have been made between childhood experiences, self esteem, and the prevalence of abuse, as well as, how culture fits into the equation.
Registration - 5 pm Program- 5:30 - 7:30 pm 2 CEs Location: Elizabethtown College, Hoover Building Room 212 Parking - May park in lot next to building, street parking also available.
Cost: Students - FREE - pre-registration required Members - $15 Non Members - $25
Join us in strengthening the 4th Annual Philly Take Back the Night!!!
Calling all communities to unite and take a stand against domestic and sexual violence! • March to take back the streets starting at one of four locations heading to the First Unitarian Church. • Speak out and breaking the silence; storytelling and sharing about living with and surviving violence, abuse, and oppression. • A candlelight vigil to remember those still fighting, those lost to violence, and those surviving.
Marches at different locations throughout the city starting at 5:45 PM sharp.
North Point - 22nd and Fairmount – contact is Jana
South Point -- 21st and Washington -- contact is Frank
East point -- 12th and Chestnut -- contact is Christine
West Point -- 40th and Chestnut – contact is Amanda
Rally at First Unitarian (22nd/Chestnut) at 6:15 PM Speak out/breaking the Silence Stories from 6:30 PM-10 PM Shatter the silence. Stop the violence.
The speak out is open to men and women, straight or GLBTQ who are survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence; and their allies. This event is to be a safer place for those who need to speak about their experiences so they are not silent and not feeling alone.
Follow us on twitter at @TBTNPhilly Read more about how Take Back the Night started and its movement.
Maternal & Family Health Services, Victims' Intervention Program, PCADV
Join us at the Hawley Silk Mill for a fun, teen-friendly night of music, games, prizes, and (of course!) food. Along the way, we’ll talk about boyfriends, girlfriends, hooking up and staying safe. Best of all, this event is free for teens 13 and up.
Jam out to live music by Alex Ramos
Get the skinny on STDs, birth control, and getting tested
Share your thoughts on sex, consent and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”
Grab your smartphone for a Text Message Q&A with Kristen and Denise, health and relationship experts
Second biennial conference aimed towards increasing knowledge about health equity and sharing best practices to reduce health disparities that affect underserved and vulnerable populations in Pennsylvania. The focus at this year’s conference will be the impact of chronic diseases and its associated risk factors for diverse populations, particularly for immigrants/refugees, as well as the role that socioeconomic differences, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disabilities, etc., play in creating health disparities. It includes, but it is not limited to, cultural competence, language issues, health literacy, as well as the impact of the social determinants of health in achieving health equity.Registration coming soon.
Focusing particularly on immigrant residents, this free training will provide residents of the Commonwealth with advice and assistance regarding how to communicate effectively with elected officials. In addition to the professional trainer, elected officials will discuss what issues they are able to help with and their preferred communication strategies. Topics will include:
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