06/08/2010 (All day) to 06/10/2010 (All day)
Sweet Briar
Sponsoring Agency: 
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA)

The 17th Annual Spring Training Retreat will be held June 8, 9, and 10 at Sweet Briar College.

    You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I rise

Capturing the inspiration of the Maya Angelou poem Still I Rise, the three-day retreat will feature opportunities to bear witness to triumph over adversity. For over 16 years the Annual Spring Retreat has been a haven for advocates to come together, rejuvenate, support one another and train each other in the field of working to end violence against women. Early registration Fee: $250 member; $280 non-member (Register by May 7th!) Registration Fee: $300 member; $330 non-member Registration includes: training, meals and lodging. One-day packages will be available. Scholarships will be awarded by application after April 15.

More information on the Annual Spring Retreat and other VSDVAA trainings

Register online!

05/04/2010 - 10:00am to 05/05/2010 - 2:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

This one-and-a-half day, advanced prevention training will help participants identify and understand community and cultural norms that are fundemental to the work of violence prevention. Presenters will emphasize the creation of sexual violence prevention and intervention stategies that are relevant, culturally compelling, and innovative. The questions that will guide this process include:

  • What is community mobilization?
  • Why is it necessary to create culturally relevant and community specific initiatives?
  • What is our role in promoting social justice within communities?

This training is designed for advocates and allies experienced with the public health approach to primary prevention. About the Trainers:

Lydia Guy Ortiz is an independent consultant with an emphasis on sexual violence prevention and anti-oppression theory. She's been active in the anti-rape move for twenty years and is a board member of National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. She is committed to the creation of sexual violence prevention and intervention strategies that are relevant, culturally compelling, and innovative.

Noah Scalin is a lifelong activist and founder of the socially conscious design and consulting firm Another Limited Rebellion. Noah's work at ALR has gained international exposure in over two-dozen books and is frequently featured in design publications.

May 4th from 10am-5pm AND May 5 from 9am-2pm

Register Online. Cost: $45 members, $75 non-member Registration includes lunch on the 4th, and breakfast items, beverages and lunch on the 5th.

05/03/2010 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

1901 Tate Springs Road

Postal Code: 
Sponsoring Agency: 
Virginia Department of Health's Division of Injury & Violence Prevention in collaboration with the Virginia Anti-Violence Project

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify respectful terminology for use with LGBTQ communities
  • Understand basic components of intimate partner violence
  • Identify unique barriers faced by LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence
  • Practice assessment strategies for use with consumers using the RADAR methodology in a healthcare setting
  • Identify local/statewide resources for LGBTQ consumers
  • Network with other service providers to build resource sharing and support opportunities

Target Audience: Nurses, Physicians, Nursing Assistants, hospital and other health care workers and staff; Social Workers, Counselors, Case Workers and other mental health service providers; domestic violence advocates, case managers and other program staff. Please contact Erica Williams at or 804-864-7741 with any questions.

10/26/2010 (All day) to 10/27/2010 (All day)

George Mason University
4400 University Drive

Postal Code: 
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime-Training and Technical Assistance Center

Instructors: Linda Ledray & Shara Moscinski

This training is intended primarily for sexual assault advocates, counselors, volunteers, or staff at rape crisis centers. However, nurses, including sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs), physicians, law enforcement officers, and mental health practitioners who assist sexual assault victims may also benefit from this training. With a focus on crisis intervention rather than long-term counseling, this training helps you deepen your understanding of the problem of sexual assault and the major roles of an advocate/counselor. Through case studies, role-playing, and other interactive exercises, participants will gain real-world skills to assist sexual assault victims effectively and sensitively. Participants will:

  • Examine the physical and emotional impact of sexual assault.
  • Learn how to respond to a crisis call reporting recent sexual assault.
  • Develop a "toolkit" of crisis intervention techniques to support recovery from sexual assault.
  • Learn to identify possible cases of drug-facilitated sexual assault.
  • Formulate a personalized self-care plan to prevent burnout.
06/15/2009 (All day) to 06/17/2009 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office of Justice Programs

For more than a decade, NIJ’s annual conference has brought together criminal justice scholars, policymakers, and practitioners at the local, state and federal levels to share the most recent findings from research and technology.

The conference showcases what works, what doesn't work and what the research shows as promising. It puts a heavy emphasis on the benefits to researchers and practitioners who work together to create effective evidence-based policies and practices. The DNA Grantees Workshop, formerly a separate event, is now an integral part of the NIJ Conference. Combining the former DNA Grantees Workshop with the NIJ Conference allows us to feature innovations in forensic sciences and related policy and resource issues.

Who Should Attend

Researchers interested in criminal justice
Policymakers responsible for shaping public safety or social services
Practitioners in criminal justice interested in technology and DNA
Students interested in criminal justice issues

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the NIJ Conference, please contact:

Maria Young
Palladian Partners, Inc.
8484 Georgia Ave., Suite 200
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301.650.8660, ext. 136


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