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04/01/2014 - The National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention - Webinar V: Training

When: 04/01/2014 to 04/01/2014, 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) released the National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention (NAP). Based on the public health model, the NAP framework provides a vision which guides actions and explores the role of federal, state, local, public, and private partners in the prevention of childhood injury. This five-part webinar series, brought to you by the Children's Safety Network (CSN), National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Center, and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), will explore four of the NAP's domains: 1) Data and Surveillance, 2) Communication, 3) Policy and 4) Education and Training (2 webinars for this topic: one on education and one on training). The fifth and final webinar in the series on the NAP will focus on Training. This webinar will feature Dr. Julie Gilchrist of NCIPC, who will provide a quick overview of the NAP and review the NAP's education and training domain and its implications for local health departments. Tara Phebus, Interim Executive Director of the Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy at the University of Nevada and Margarita DeSantos, Nurse Case Manager, Southern Nevada Health District will focus on a safe sleep training program for hospital staff who interact with newborns and parents. The final speaker, Dr. Kelli Will, Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School, will discuss her project about getting trainings approved for continuing education credits for health, allied health and safety professionals. She will also discuss the platforms to provide free CEs on injury topics. Learning Objectives During this webinar, participants will: Increase understanding of the NAP and its recommendations around training Learn about strategies to support training efforts in local communities Learn about the challenges of engaging communities and partners in training efforts Learn about a specific local training activities

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04/02/2014 - 14th Annual Family Justice Center Conference

When: 04/02/2014 to 04/04/2014
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel 1 Park Boulevard San Diego, California 92101
INFORMATION: The AllianThe Alliance's 14th Annual International Family Justice Conference includes training and interactive peer to peer discussions on issues related to the handling of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse and stalking cases with special focus on law enforcement response, criminal prosecution, civil legal assistance, and advocacy. Special tracks this year on crime scene investigation, the handling of non-fatal strangulation cases, and Family Justice Centers will provide in-depth training for multi-disciplinary teams. The Alliance welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, civil attorneys, judges, therapists, policy makers, elected officials, board members, survivors, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, educators, and all others interested in the future of family violence intervention and prevention. The conference faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized subject matter experts, advocates, and survivors. ce's 14th Annual International Family Justice Conference includes training and interactive peer to peer discussions on issues related to the handling of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse and stalking cases with special focus on law enforcement response, criminal prosecution, civil legal assistance, and advocacy. Special tracks this year on crime scene investigation, the handling of non-fatal strangulation cases, and Family Justice Centers will provide in-depth training for multi-disciplinary teams. The Alliance welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, civil attorneys, judges, therapists, policy makers, elected officials, board members, survivors, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, educators, and all others interested in the future of family violence intervention and prevention. The conference faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized subject matter experts, advocates, and survivors. Other areas of focus include leadership in collaborative team models, accountability to survivors, guiding principles and promising practices, and trauma informed care. The conference will also include practical, hands-on training for police officers, prosecutors, advocates, and medical professionals in the day to day handling of domestic violence and sexual assault cases. This year's conference will offer continuing education credits (MCLEs & CEUs) for many of its seminars and POST certification for law enforcement professionals.

For more information:
888.511.3522
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04/02/2014 - Beyond Engaging Males

When: 04/02/2014 to 04/02/2014, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: This series features fabulous panelists and speakers who are involved in encouraging and developing men’s engagement in the movement to prevent and respond to gendered violence.

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04/07/2014 - Building the Evidence-Base for Public Health Practice & Policy

When: 04/07/2014 to 04/10/2014
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: Hyatt Regency 401 West High Street Lexington, KY 40507
INFORMATION: Join several hundred researchers, practitioners and policymakers in Lexington, Kentucky, to discuss ways to improve the nation's public health system. Each year, public health professionals participate in scientific sessions to share the latest research. Practitioners and policymakers have a chance to network with researchers to develop ways of translating research into evidence-based practice.

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keeneland@publichealthsystems.org
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04/07/2014 - Youth Violence Prevention

When: 04/07/2014 to 04/11/2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: This week, CDC and Students Against Violence Everywhere are co-sponsoring an “Ask the Expert” Facebook Forum on Youth Violence Prevention to observe National Youth Violence Prevention Week. You’re invited to ask questions, share ideas, and discuss solutions on CDC’s VetoViolence Facebook page and receive feedback. Youth violence refers to harmful behaviors that can start early and continue into young adulthood. Our ultimate goal is to stop youth violence before it starts so young people can live safer, healthier lives. Join the forum by posting your questions, comments, and resources on the VetoViolence Facebook page this week. Learn More CDC: Youth Violence Prevention Understanding Youth Violence Factsheet [PDF 366 KB] Youth Violence: Facts at a Glance [PDF 229 KB] Featured Topic: Bullying Research Preventing Gang Membership Students Against Violence Everywhere Note: Immediately following the webinar, CSN (@ChildrensSafety) and the CDC (@CDCInjury) will host a one hour Twitter chat which will highlight the magnitude, prevention strategies, tools and frequently asked questions about youth violence and its prevention. Join the conversation by following #YouthViolence on April 7 from 3-4pm EDT

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04/10/2014 - Forensic Exams

When: 04/10/2014 to 04/10/2014, 2:00 to 3:30
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: Description: Save the date and check back for more information Presenters: Guest presenter: Kim Day michael munson is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge. His educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis in trauma. Munson’s work on violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals is groundbreaking, stressing the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients/constituents. Loree Cook-Daniels has been training about and working on policy changes to better address the needs of members of the transgender community since 1995. Prior to that, she worked for more than a decade on elder abuse and domestic violence issues. The two came together in 2004, when FORGE founded its Transgender Sexual Violence Project.

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04/10/2014 - Crime Victim Rights Conference

When: 04/10/2014 to 04/10/2014, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center 7794 Peach Street Erie, PA 16509 USA
INFORMATION: CVC is proud to announce that we'll be hosting our very first "Crime Victim's Rights Conference" on Thursday April 10th during National Crime Victim's Rights Week. This conference will host a range of amazing speakers in three breakout sessions with keynote speaker, Valerie Dixon, during lunch. Our goal is to educate our local professionals, raise awareness for issues that impact our local community, and provide a low-cost educational option for CEU credits in Erie, Pa. Continuing education credits will be available for Nursing, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. Cost for the event is $75 for professionals and $25 for students, which includes food, drinks and the cost for continuing education credits.

For more information:
814-455-9414
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04/13/2014 - Tools from Transformation: TCFV’s 11th Annual BIPP Conference

When: 04/13/2014 to 04/14/2014
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: The Westin at the Domain 11301 Domain Drive Austin, TX 78758
INFORMATION: Tools for Transformation is an opportunity to gain deeper knowledge and develop new skills in the field of battering intervention and prevention. Early Bird Registration *ends March 15th, 2014* $155.00 TCFV Members $180.00 Non-Members Registration after March, 15th, 2014 $170.00 TCFV Members $195.00 Non-members

For more information:
Roy Rios rrios@tcfv.org
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04/17/2014 - Military-Related Interpersonal Violence Survivors and Co-Occurring Conditions

When: 04/17/2014 to 04/17/2014, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on military-related interpersonal violence survivors and co-occurring conditions. Military-related includes active duty military, Reserve, and National Guard personnel, veterans, and their family members. Research has established that a history of trauma can result in a variety of problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, substance abuse, and other health and mental health conditions. This webinar will discuss these co-occurring conditions and the effect they have on functioning in all areas of a survivor's life as well as how they impact risk and danger and the ability to access services. The webinar will also address a trauma-informed approach to intervention in the context of safety and survivor-centered care. Whether you work in the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or in a community-based program, this webinar will enhance your knowledge of military-related survivors of interpersonal violence and co-occurring conditions that can be applied to improving the services provided for these survivors. Presenter: April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Gerlock Consulting. Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP. Description: Is the outcome of a history of trauma different for military-related interpersonal violence survivors than it is for survivors who have never had a military connection? How do co-occurring conditions such as PTSD, TBI, substance abuse, and depression affect risk and danger? Are military-related survivors more or less likely to access services? This webinar will address interpersonal violence victimization, including intimate partner violence and sexual assault, and how the ongoing consequences of the trauma affect a survivor's life. It will also provide a trauma-informed and victim-centered framework for provision of services.

For more information:
emailservice@ilinc.com
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04/21/2014 - Trauma-Informed Birth Support for Survivors of Abuse

When: 04/21/2014 to 04/21/2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: Domestic violence victim advocates must provide advocacy and counseling that considers survivors’ pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum needs. A birth doula,or childbirth companion, tends to be an untapped resource in the community for survivors of abuse residing in safe shelter. Domestic violence shelters that partner with doulascan offer specialized program services to enhance support and safety options for pregnant women. Participate in this webinar session to learn more about the impact of experiencing domestic violence trauma, past or present, on pregnant women and their childbirth experience. This webinar is for domestic violence victim advocates, shelter advocates, doulas, and other birth professionals.

For more information:
Voice 202-331-5060 TTY 800-553-2508
kfairley@nrcdv.org
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