Seats are now getting very limited for the 2012 National Indigenous Health Conference scheduled on the 5th – 7th of December 2012 at the Watermark Hotel & Spa in the Gold Coast. The event committee has invited several international guest speakers to present Indigenous health programs being implemented in Indigenous communities of Canada and New Zealand whom will be sharing various pathways, insights, results of research studies and different models of practice in the field of Indigenous Health.Among the prominent international speakers are the representatives of The Kotahitanga Whanau Ora Collective - a network of four Maori Health, Social Services and Education providers based in South Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa which provides services to more than 20,000 peopleand has embarked on a challenging journey to design and transform the way it delivers services to whanau/families through a new family-centred model of care called “Mana Tiaki”. This model is premised on Maori values and kaupapa (philosophy and platform) and serves to improve the outcomes of families who have significant and multi-faceted needs. The Kotahitanga Collective will be sharing their insights and are keen to support the overall intent of the conference in promoting indigenous models and approaches to reduce the gap in Indigenous health. Indeed this 3-day event will offer a truly unique experience for all delegates. Attending this event presents an opportunity for workers in the field of Indigenous health to form new alliances and opportunities at the same time gaining an intricate working knowledge of presented successful community programs and efficient strategy implementation. To register for the event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 41252347.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of the Interior, and the Office of Legal Education, are pleased to announce the co-sponsorship of this training. This seminar is designed for federal and tribal investigators, prosecutors, and victim witness personnel who work Indian Country child and adult sexual assault crimes. This training will cover applicable federal sexual assault statutes, initial crime scene investigations, interviewing victim and suspects, an overview of medical evidence, trial issues including pre-trial motions, the use of expert testimony, and common defenses. Application Deadline is October 19, 2012.Tuition is free, participant's agency is responsible for travel, lodging and per diem cost associated with attending this program.Fax Application to: Veronica ToersBijns, BIA Training Technician505-563-3090or Scanned applicaitons can be emailed to:email@example.com ApplicaAp
The SOS Institute is an interactive 2.5 days training with six months follow up support on action plans to enhance organizational infrastructure and provide institutional sustainability support for community based organizations working with underrepresented and underserved populations.Application deadline: November 9, 2012Presented by: U. S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women,in partnership with Futures Without Violence.As a result of the 2.5 days training participants will be better able to:
Clarify and incorporate core values to your mission, short, and long term goals.
Create planning processes that connect daily workloads with long term goals.
Prepare organizational protocols for constructive communication and conflict resolution.
Build organizational culture that supports organizational sustainability.
Produce an action plan to apply lessons learned and enhance your organization’s sustainability.
Presentations from speakers from around the globe, including representation from Australia, Canada, Cambodia, Europe, Nepal and New Zealand.
· Over 50 workshops touching on the latest in research and treatment of male survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones.· An opening day roundtable discussion about "Abuse in Sports" featuring professional athletes and advocates working to change the culture of sports in our country.· Pre-Conference Institutes are scheduled to take place on November 15, and will be conducted by some of the leading experts in the field of Male Sexual Victimization· Keynote speakers include: Joe Ehrmann (former NFL defensive player, founder, Coach for America), Mike Lew,, MEd, (Author of Victims No Longer and Leaping Upon the Mountains) as moderator for a featured International Panel presentation, Alastair Hilton (Social Work Consultant for First Step Cambodia), Ken Clearwater (National Manager of MaleSurvivors of Sexual Abuse Trust in New Zealand), and Victor Vieth, JD ( Executive Director of The National Child Protection Training Center).
The Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities will hold a workshop on Wednesday, November 14, in Seattle, WA. The purpose of this workshop is to focus on native American Health and how culture is a decisive factor when addressing health inequalities.The topics for the workshop include:
If you are an adolescent age 12-19 with a mental health concern, a caregiver for such an adolescent, or a mental health provider, please join us for this workshop!The third in a series of four community workshops, this event will feature presentations by Dr. Sybil Knight-Burney, superintendent of the Harrisburg School District, and Mark Heinly, M.D., child and adolescent psychiatrist, who will address the question facing the parents of many adolescents: are these behaviors part of adolescence, or is my child exhibiting symptoms of a mental health issue? The evening will also include a presentation and exercise on how to build your own mental health “toolbox” by Ruth Hope Woodlen, executive director of the Mental Health Association of the Capital Region.Seating is limited. RSVP by September 26 and include attendee names, phone number, and e-mail.
The Healthy Masculinity Summit is something different. There will be no presentations, no slideshows, and no lectures. There will be story gathering, conversations, and a more participatory environment.The Summit is the beginning of a new movement for creating a healthier world, and you can be a vital voice in shaping that movement. Women and men from all walks of life will be coming to Washington, DC, October 27-29 to envision a healthier future, a world where masculinity is defined through inner strength and not through violence. Will you be a founder of this movement? Will you bring your unique perspective on healthy masculinity to this first-of-its-kind Summit? Spaces are limited and registration closes October 7.
MVP is a gender violence prevention program which uses the unique Bystander Approach to motivate both men and women to play a central role in solving problems that have historically been considered “women’s issues”: rape, battery, and sexual harassment. The MVP program views all individuals not as potential perpetrators or victims, but as empowered bystanders who can recognize and confront abuse.We recognize your critical role as an educator and mentor in shaping the attitudes and opinions of today’s youth and see it as an opportunity for creating a better society.The MVP Institute is a three-day interactive training consisting of two phases: During the first phase individuals go through the training as participants. During the second phase participants practice facilitating the MVP curriculum and create MVP implementation plans. Upon completion of the Institute, you will receive a digital copy of the MVP curriculum and are certified to utilize it with their direct service population. You are also eligible to receive 21 PDP’s from the Massachusetts Department of Education.To register for the MVP Institute, please complete the registration form at the end of the brochure (attached).
On Monday, September 10, 2012, World Suicide Prevention Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s VetoViolence Facebook page will be hosting an Ask the Expert Live Chat focused on suicide prevention! The Live Chat is scheduled for 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET at https://www.facebook.com/VetoViolence?ref=hl#!/events/278619925576273/Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly 37,000 deaths each year. Apart from deaths, there are an estimated 465,000 visits to emergency departments each year for self-harm injuries. In 2008, the most recent year of available data, more than 1 million people reported making a suicide attempt.Participants from CDC:- Deb Stone, ScD, who has more than 10 years of experience in suicide prevention; and- Natalie Wilkins, PhD, whose areas of expertise include evidence-based decision making, evaluation, and suicide prevention. Participants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):- James Wright, MS, LCPC, who is a Public Health Advisor in the Suicide Prevention Branch, Center for Mental Health Services; and-Jennifer Cappella, MPA, who is a Public Health Advisor in the Suicide Prevention Branch, Garrett Lee Smith State and Tribal and Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Programs.
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