02/23/2009 - 8:00am to 02/24/2009 - 5:00pm
Corpus Christi
Sponsoring Agency: 
Prevent Child Abuse Texas

A statewide Conference designed to offer quality training and information on topics and model programs of interest to leaders in child abuse prevention: social workers, counselors, educators, child care and youth workers, law enforcement personnel, medical & legal professionals, foster parents, child welfare board volunteers, elected officials, and other interested child advocates. Participants may attend their choice of a variety of workshops on child abuse and neglect prevention and educational programs or may select workshops for specialized training credits and professional development.

Featured Speakers

Cordelia Anderson, Prevention Consultation & Training, Sensibilities, Inc. - Chair, National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation

From Dr. Seuss to Pornography: A New Frontier for Primary Prevention

Gerald J. Middents, MDiv, PhD, inter-disciplinary social scientist, ordained clergy, and psychologist - Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Austin College

"Family as the Breeding Ground for Violence: unlearning the cycle of abuse environment"

Jim Hmurovich, President - Prevent Child Abuse America

"Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: Where We Are, Where We Need to Go"

03/01/2009 (All day) to 03/06/2009 (All day)
Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas Area
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Who should attend? The NVAA is important to a broad range of service providers, including those who work in:

-Justice-based programs.
-Community/nonprofit organizations/faith-based programs.
-Law enforcement.
-Mental health programs.
-Elder abuse programs.
-Hospitals and medical organizations.

Who are the instructors? Courses are taught by teams of nationally recognized scholars, researchers, and practitioners with hands-on experience—leaders in the field of victimology, criminal justice, and victims’ rights and services.

What courses are being offered? NVAA offers a 5-day, multi-level educational experience to match the full range of skills providers need today. Trainings, according to track, include the following:

Track 1: Foundation-level Training. This training is designed for persons with less than 3 years of experience and preferably for those from states who do not yet have a State Victim Assistance Academy. We expect to award 3.3 CEUs for this training.

Track 2: Professional Skill-Building Institute. This unique track is designed to address several timely topics that confront victim service providers on a daily basis. Topics during the March 2009 session will include: compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma, ethics in victim services, and providing culturally competent services to victims of crime. We expect to award 3.7 CEUs for this training.

Track 3: Leadership Institute. Topics include leadership in victim services, staff development, and strategic planning. We expect to award 3.9 CEUs for this training.

03/17/2009 (All day) to 03/19/2009 (All day)
San Antonio
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Safety Net Project

Victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking often flee their homes for safety without adequate information regarding their legal rights and obligations. This conference will share effective tools for working toward victim safety and privacy, including the following:

• Technology Abuse and Survivor Safety
• Challenges When Relocating
• Child Custody and Virtual Visitation
• Data On The Web and In Databases
• Address Confidentiality
• And Much More


6200 La Calma Drive, Suite 110
Austin, TX 78752
United States
Phone: 512-474-7190
Fax: 512-474-6490





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