Research on so-called “undetected” rapists – men who commit rapes but who are either not reported or not prosecuted for their crimes – has clearly demonstrated that the old stereotypes about rapists are false. Undetected rapists, who represent the vast majority of rapists, and account for the vast majority of rapes, use extensive planning, often use of alcohol and other drugs to render their victims vulnerable, and rely on minimal force to threaten and intimidate their victims into submission. A majority of these rapists are serial offenders, and the evidence suggests that they typically begin their offending careers during adolescence. Evidence also indicates that serial offenders account for more than 90% of all rapes. These data underscore the potential importance of testing non -stranger sexual assault kits and maintaining DNA databases derived from the processing of rape kits.
The goal is to continue building and strengthening the evidence base for domestic and sexual violence programs. Other key goals include: (a) increasing knowledge sharing between service providers and researchers, (b) informing participants about the latest research and practice happening in the state, and (c) providing a forum for researchers and service providers to engage with each other. This conference is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the UNCG Program to Advance Community Responses to Violence Against Women, and the UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development.
Sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, the 2014 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference will provide young activists with the opportunity to network, grow their knowledge on pertinent domestic and global feminist issues, and fine-tune their organizing methodology. Join young feminist activists from around the nation as we discuss issues including (but definitely not limited to) reproductive justice, eco-feminism, intersectionality and identity-based activism, campus organizing tactics and methods, violence against women, ballot measures and political organizing, social media and web-based activism, and global women’s rights and health.Learn more.
On Thursday, January 9, 2014 the Clery Center will host a Twitter chat from 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET. It will focus on the VAWA amendments to Clery, which afford additional rights to campus victims of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. These amendments still need to go through the negotiated rulemaking process, in which the Department of Education works with representatives from affected parties to develop regulations implementing the new requirements. Join the chat using #Clerychat.
Featured speakers include Pat Humphlett, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), U.S. Department of Labor and a representative from the Social Security Administration.
For many, planning for retirement is a mystery. Join us for a webinar that will help you unravel the mystery and reach your retirement goals.
The webcast, designed for people who are 10 to 15 years from retirement, offers a simplified, bottom-line approach to figuring out how much you need to save and how to make your money last over a possibly long retirement.
You'll learn how to track down and understand: Your savings, 401(k) plans, home equity, and other assets Your Social Security benefit - and how to decide when to start drawing benefits Your spending and expenses now and in retirement Filling the gap in your retirement savings.
A Social Security Administration representative who will discuss Social Security retirement benefits will join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration.
Who should attend? Advocates who are 10 to 15 years from retirement
Featured speakers include Pat Humphlett, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), U.S. Department of Labor and Cindy Hounsell, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER).
Planning for a secure retirement can be challenging, but the sooner you start the easier it will be. It may feel like there are many demands on your income: credit card debt, school loans, car payments or your children’s education. Although it is important to save for these short-term goals, it is important to remember to save for long-term goals like retirement as well.
Here is one simple way to get you on the road to financial security. Join us as we explain how you can use EBSA’s new interactive worksheets to set goals, start a budget, manage debt, and determine how much to save for a secure financial future.
Our Savings Fitness webcast starts you on the way to setting goals and putting your retirement high on the list of personal priorities.
Who should attend? Anyone who wants to make saving for retirement a priority!
As in past years, this conference will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. Our National Conference is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations. Conference sessions will highlight practical information to better support services for the wide range of persons victimized by crimes of all types.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Office of Victims’ Services
This three-day conference will provide an opportunity for more than 300 victim service providers and allied professionals to enhance their skills, network, and rejuvenate. We will focus on promising practices and programs throughout Pennsylvania and the nation. Join us for national keynote speakers, informative workshops, and the presentation of the Governor’s Victim Service Pathfinder Awards.We welcome participants in all aspects of victim services - community-based victim advocates, victim-witness coordinators, prevention educators, survivors, probation officers, adult and juvenile court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, social workers, and health care providers. This conference is NOT limited to only Pennsylvania residents. Persons from all states are welcome to attend. More information will be added to this Web site as it becomes available. We encourage you to bookmark this site and share this information with your colleagues.View registration information.
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:
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