On Friday, April 11, 2014, VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center will host its annual Suffolk County Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Conference at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College. The goal of this event is to bring together community stakeholders to share knowledge and ideas about how to prevent and respond to sexual assault. This event is open to the entire community, and will draw participants from various fields, including law enforcement, education, and other human service agencies.This year's conference will focus on prevention and response to child sexual abuse and will highlight the Enough Abuse Campaign, a national grassroots movement aimed at providing adults and communities with the knowledge and skills to put an end to the child sexual abuse epidemic. VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center is thrilled to partner with the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center as the lead agencies for Suffolk County's Enough Abuse Campaign, one of only three sites chosen in the state of New York.Conference events will also include:-A keynote address by Terri Muuss, author of Over Exposed: A Poetic Memoir-Eight different workshop offerings-Networking opportunities-Continental breakfast and lunchFor more information, email Lindsay Schoenig or call 631-360-3730 x220.
The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) is pleased to invite you to our second annual criminal justice event, Breaking Down Walls: Mass Incarceration Meets the Academy, on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the Penn Museum. This free day-long event aims to foster dialogue and galvanize change by uniting community members, academics, advocates, service providers, and people impacted by the criminal justice system in discussion and resource sharing. Breaking Down Walls will include three presentations highlighting criminal justice research by academics alongside personal narratives by previously incarcerated people to inform and personalize that research. A panel discussion will examine the relationship between research and practice as it relates to activists, religious organizations, social service agencies, city government, and the Philadelphia Prison System.Dr. Cornel West will deliver the keynote address and Dr. Heather Ann Thompson will provide the opening remarks. The event will also feature a resource fair of local advocacy and service provider organizations from 8:30am-9am and during the lunch break. Photographs from Richard Ross’s Juvenile In Justice exhibit will be displayed at the event.
Interested in preventing sexual and domestic violence in your community? Want to engage in a discussion about the underlying causes of sexual and domestic violence and understand how to effectively address these root causes? Join Prevention Institute’s Annie Lyles along with special guests for this introductory web conference reviewing the fundamentals of a public health approach to preventing violence. Highlighting promising, innovative practices, they will discuss how to use the Spectrum of Prevention to create comprehensive strategies to address this complex issue. This web conference will also focus on five norms that make sexual and domestic violence more likely to occur and share strategies to effectively shift norms and prevent violence.
This webinar, presented by members of the Houston Police Department, describes the cultural shift that occurred within the Houston Police Department over the last two and a half years as a result of a grant from the National Institute of Justice to examine the issue of untested evidence in sexual assaults. The paradigm shift took more than training or revised protocols, but resulted in the integration of stakeholder services and a renewed focus on victims’ needs; both which improve sexual assault investigations and outcomes for victims. This webinar will highlight the creation of the justice advocate position and the victim notification project as two components that clearly contributed to the culture change.
APA and ABA are joining together to co-sponsor this continuing education national conference, addressing the broad range of issues related to the exposure of children, youth and families to violence in and around the home, community and society.The conference will:
Present nearly 40 plenary and invited sessions addressing prevention and intervention.
Focus on violence across individual, family, community and social contexts.
Have broad appeal to psychologists, attorneys, judges, legal scholars, behavioral and social science scholars, social workers, and other professionals in legal, mental health, social service and education fields.
Offer continuing education credits to both psychologists and attorneys (CE and CLE).
Close with a networking session, to give participants an opportunity to exchange information and views about critical issues and promote strategies for addressing violence.
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