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08/04/2015 - Creating Accessible Events Training

When: 08/04/2015 to 08/06/2015
WHAT: Training
WHERE: Kansas City, Missouri
INFORMATION: This two and a half day training is designed to enhance the ability of OVW-funded technical assistance providers to create in-person events (conferences, trainings, and roundtables) that are accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities and Deaf people. The training will focus on all stages of planning an event, from initial design and development to post-event wrap-up.

For more information:
Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice
212.376.3167
cvs@vera.org
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08/10/2015 - 27th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference

When: 08/10/2015 to 08/13/2015
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: Sheraton Dallas Hotel
INFORMATION: Internationally recognized, the Crimes Against Children Conference is the premier conference of its kind providing practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal.

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08/13/2015 - Closing the Loop: Increasing investment and sustainability for sexual and domestic violence prevention

When: 08/13/2015 , 2:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Prevention doesn’t just improve health and safety, it saves communities money in the long run. Yet too often, organizations must scramble and compete against each other to find new ways to fund their prevention work. Sustainable funding mechanisms for sexual and domestic violence prevention efforts can help. Join Prevention Institute (PI) and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in discussing how these mechanisms work on August 13th for the last PreventConnect Web conference of 2015.

For more information:
PreventConnect & Prevention Institute
prevent@preventioninstitute.org
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08/19/2015 - Serving Transgender Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

When: 08/19/2015 , 11:00 AM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: This fast-paced training will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s), specifically in how they apply to transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Attendees will increase their ability to fluidly and respectfully interact with and serve trans survivors and loved ones. Topics will include prevalence rates, barriers to accessing services, and unique issues facing both trans survivors and service providers. Specific attention will focus on the complex needs surrounding shelter, as well as the challenges and opportunities of rural service delivery with trans survivors. Participants will gain a deeper conceptual understanding of the challenges trans survivors face; how providers and systems can work to lower barriers to service and improve effective services to trans survivors and loved ones.

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08/23/2015 - 20th International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma across the Lifespan

When: 08/23/2015 to 08/26/2015
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: San Diego, California
INFORMATION: This is an interdisciplinary, hybrid Summit & raining that attracts speakers and attendees from around the world.

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08/26/2015 - Women’s Equality Day Twitter Storm

When: 08/26/2015 , 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
WHAT: Awareness Event
WHERE: Twitter at #womensequalityday & #shevotes
INFORMATION: It’s the 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment and we are using this opportunity to get the word out that while there is a lot to celebrate, the fight for equality is FAR from over. We are hosting a Women’s Equality Day Twitter Storm Wednesday, August 26th from 2-3 pm ET to highlight where we’ve been and where we're going in the fight for ensure for all women.
08/26/2015 - Police, Youth, and Community Relations: Improving Outcomes and Restoring Trust through Youth Voice

When: 08/26/2015 , 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Recent events have highlighted the need to engage young people in efforts to strengthen relations between police, youth, and communities. The Center for Court Innovation's Youth Justice Board studied police-youth relations and released a new report with recommendations to improve public safety and restore trust.

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08/27/2015 - #NCFYtalk: Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Pets

When: 08/27/2015 , 2:00 PM
WHAT: Awareness Event
WHERE: Twitter at #NCFYtalk
INFORMATION: On August 27, join a Twitter talk co-hosted by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. We'll talk about how anti-violence and animal welfare advocates are collaborating to expand support and services for pet owners experiencing family violence and to provide shelter for their pets. We’ll also share ways to find local organizations doing this work and how to get involved in your community.

For more information:
The Family and Youth Services Bureau’s National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (@NCFY) and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (@NationalDVAM)
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