Gender Conference East's mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated solely to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum, as well as for their families and the professionals working with them. Learn more about us, our understanding of gender, and how we chose our programming.
A one day joint conference will be held by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) and the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). Learn more about submitting a workshop proposal, becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, or registering early. The conference will focus on cutting edge best practices and is appropriate for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, law enforcement, therapists, health care professionals and others who work with or are interested in assisting those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Participants will be able to attend a plenary session as well as three additional sessions of their choice.
Please come and join a one day conference jointly hosted by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) and the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). The conference will focus on cutting edge best practices and is appropriate for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, law enforcement, therapists, health care professionals and others who work with or are interested in assisting those affected by domestic violence. Participants will be able to attend a plenary session as well as three additional sessions of their choice. Register below to take advantage of discounted early bird rates or check back later for more information as details become available!For more information click here.
Whether you are a first-time or returning attendee, you will find something new and exciting at this premier health promotion conference,SOPHE's 65th Annual Meeting, Discovery 2014: New Health Education Strategies, Connections & Ideas. In a city rich with history and culture, we will convene to explore, network, collaborate, and discover the latest health education strategies, connections, and ideas. Select from nearly 250 presentations that will offer you an opportunity to expand your mind and your portfolio with cutting-edge health education research, practice, and policy aimed at improving the health of all ages and populations.Conference Subthemes:
The ESPAVO Project is a photographic and narrative project designed to increase personal healing and empowerment for trans* and gender non-conforming individuals and loved ones who have experienced sexual violence. The project's goal is to increase personal healing and empowerment for trans* and gender non-conforming survivors and loved ones, as well as offering strength and hope to the community. Participants work with a professional photographer FORGE has screened to develop a series of portraits aimed at showcasing the person's "survivorship." Participants will receive a frameable copy of their favorite portrait. Participants can also have a personal statement (we'll help you write it if you want) affixed to their portrait and/or have it included in an online and/or traveling FORGE Espavo Project gallery to inspire others. Photographs will be taken at specific trans conferences and events, and/or in cities where both those wanting to participate and FORGE photographers live or travel.Photographer Dan Mouer will join forces with FORGE staff in Bethesda, MD on November 15, 2013 (2:00pm - 9:00pm) and November 16, 2013 (10:00am - 3:00pm). You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity with an amazing, sensitive photographer.Each session is scheduled for 60 minutes. It begins by completing a photo release form that includes your contact information and how you would like your image used (or not used). The photographer -- Dan Mouer -- will talk with you for a few minutes about what you would like, determine any boundaries, and help you feel more comfortable before beginning to take photographs.
The Rural Law enforcement Technology Institute will be held April 28 to May 2, 2013, in Annapolis, Maryland. The institute provides an opportunity for rural law enforcement officers to learn about and discuss technology initiatives and issues affecting the rural law enforcement community. Applications must be received by March 13, 2013.
This is a 32-hour training held over 4 days, September 10, 16, 24, and 30, 2013 for victim advocates who work directly with sexual assault survivors in any capacity. This is not an advanced level training, although some topics may be new to those who are veterans in the sexual violence field, and will reflect current research and best practices.
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