The Family Justice Center Alliance welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, civil attorneys, judges, counselors, policy makers, elected officials, board members, survivors, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, educators, and all others interested in the future of family violence prevention. National and international speakers will share their expertise in the area of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault and funding. This conference will focus on training matter within the contexts of leadership, accountability to survivors, guiding principles and promising practices in the rapidly evolving national and international movement toward Family Justice Centers and other approaches to co-located, multidisciplinary services for victims of family violence and their children. The conference will also include practical, hands-on training for police officers, prosecutors, advocates, and medical professionals in the day to day handling of domestic violence cases.
The purpose of the 16th Annual Scientific Assembly is to put state-of-the-art science into action and create best practices for forensic nursing across the world and across the lifespan.
At the end of the Assembly, the participant will be able to:
1.) Apply knowledge of forensic nursing care across the lifespan.
2.)Identify resources for supporting forensic nursing professional practice.
3.)Recognize sources of knowledge for evidence based practice.
4.)Compare and contrast innovative forensic nursing practice skills and strategies.
5.)Support the advancement of global forensic nursing practices.
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and Dallas Police Department
The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental agencies or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime. The management of the conference reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual who does not meet these criteria.
Who should attend? The NVAA is important to a broad range of service providers, including those who work in:
-Community/nonprofit organizations/faith-based programs.
-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.
Join us for the 2011 SafePlace Denim Day!In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month each April, SafePlace asks businesses, organizations and individuals to wear Denim in support of sexual assault survivors and to raise awareness about sexual assault misconceptions. Sign up to wear your denim, ask your colleagues and staff and receive our tool kit! Then learn more ways you can take action to end sexual assault! In 2010, more than 3,500 people in Austin and across the state participated. Businesses and organizations provided posters and other materials about sexual assault and SafePlace programs.Why Denim?In 1998, a teenage girl in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. He was tried and convicted and sentenced to jail, and his case went to the Supreme Court of Appeals in Rome. The court overturned the original ruling stating that because the victim wore very tight jeans she had to help remove them, thereby giving consent to have sex. The case made international headlines and the young woman's jeans became a symbol of the many misconceptions still surrounding sexual violence, such as there is a "correct" way for someone to respond during an assault and what someone wears can be an excuse for rape. SafePlace brought the call to action to Austin in 2008 and since then thousands of Austin area employees have joined others across the world in wearing Denim on this day.
At this year’s conference TESSA seeks to go “Beyond the Margins” and explore ways to serve all Texans, not just the people who traditionally walk through our doors. It challenges us to see who is missing and what we can do to be more inclusive. Beyond the Margins also signifies our desire to look further than our normal playbook and expand our minds to better meet the needs of all Texas communities. In addition to the general workshops, there will be specialized trainings in primary prevention, diversity, leadership/administration, technology, advanced clinical and volunteer management.
the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and communities (NLN) in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women in excited to announce the 2012 National Latin@ Institute. This event will be held on June 18-20, 2012, at the Omni Austin Hotel in Austin, TX.
Statewide Law Enforcment Training on Violence Agaisnt Women (VAWT)
The Statewide Training on Violence Against Women Program (VAWT) was created by the Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigators Course (SAFVIC) in 2010 to create a statewide conference for law enforcement and telecommunication personnel. The purpose of the VAWT program is to assist in developing and strengthening effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in such cases. The program was initially funded in 2010 through the American Recovery andReinvestment Act of 2009, S.T.O.P Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program Grant from the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Texas Governor’s Office.
The Statewide Training on Violence Against Women Program (VAWT) held its first successful conference in February 2011. With subsequent funding from the Criminal Justice Division of the Texas Governor’s Office and the S.T.O.P ViolenceAgainst Women Act (VAWA) Program Grant, the program coordinated additional successful conferences in San Antonio in July 2012 and in Irving in 2013.
Location:Omni San Antonio, Texas Hotel at the Colonnade
Date: July 28-30, 2014
Selected Attendees: All selected attendees will be notified of their selection status on or before May 1, 2014 but no later than May 21, 2014.
Conference fees: All training, registration, and lodging fees will be at no cost to the conference attendee. The VAWT program will only cover lodging fees for Monday, July 28th and Tuesday, July 30th. Any conference attendee can elect to arrive a day or two prior to the conference, or depart after the conference at their expense.
Overnight Accommodations: Applicants selected to attend the conference must reside more than 50 miles (one-way) from the conference location to qualify for overnight accommodations. Selected attendees who resides less than 50 miles from the conference location may still attend the conference as a daily attendee.
Travel Expenses: The VAWT program does not cover any travel, meal, or hotel incidental expenses. All travel expenses for early arrival/late departure, meals, movies, room service, fuel, airfare, etc. are the sole responsibility of the conference attendee.
Please go to the following website for more information or to fill out an application:
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center & Dallas Police Department
A nationally and internationally-recognized conference for professionals from the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.
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