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January 12-13, 2009, Austin, TX

Establishing Expertise as an Ethical Expert Witness
This intensive two-day training is designed for attorneys, domestic violence service providers and professionals who are interested in being considered as expert witnesses in court cases involving domestic violence. The training will provide critical skills and knowledge about the ethical issues involved, the legal environment expert witnesses work in, and other issues relating to expert witness testimony. It will be held at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. For more information, click here.

January 14-15, 2009, Phoenix, AZ

Joint Conference on Intimate Partner Violence: Stalking, Sexual Assault, and Domestic Violence
The Arizona Sexual Assault Network and Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence will host a joint conference on Intimate Partner Violence: Stalking, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix. The National Resource Stalking Center will be conducting a day-long training and workshops for those working with stalking victims. The Conference will address: the intersection of stalking, domestic violence and sexual assault; prevalence, lethality and the impact of stalking; technology; analyzing state laws; coordinated community response; investigating and prosecuting stalking; and more. The deadline for registration is January 9. For more information, please click here or email  

January 19, 2009 – Proposals Due

The Next National Summit: Exploring Effective Interventions in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment
The Family Violence Prevention Fund and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, will host this Summit on the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on June 2 - 4. By presenting at the Summit, professionals working on issues related to co-occurrence can share strategies for transforming the way child welfare agencies, domestic violence organizations, courts, other service providers, and communities respond to families in need. Those interested in presenting should submit proposals that highlight innovative practices and policies, inspire leadership, and provide insight into effective collaborative and system responses. All materials related to proposals should be submitted to or via fax to 216/925-4180. For more information, call 216/707-9499 or click here.

February 23-25, 2009, Washington DC

Children Today…America’s Future
The Child Welfare League of America is hosting its national 2009 conference, Children Today…America’s Future, at the Marriott Wardman Park, including an Advocacy Day on February 24. It will be the year’s largest outpouring of support for reform in child welfare and the first large-scale effort after President Obama is inaugurated to focus the attention of Congress on children. Workshop topics will include: leading change through public-private collaboration; data-driven decision-making; evidence-based practice; expanding the use of technology to achieve better outcomes; and creating a trauma-informed child welfare system. For more information and to register, click here.

April 24-25, 2009, Minneapolis, MN

Sowing Seeds of Academic Change, Nurturing New Paradigms
The Academy on Violence and Abuse will host a two-day conference, bringing together health researchers and the deans and faculty members of health professional schools, to change how health professionals are trained. The Academy on Violence and Abuse is an academic and health professional membership organization working to integrate teaching about the health effects of abuse into the educational curricula of health professions. For more information, click here.

April 26-29, 2009, Crystal City, VA

Fourth International Conference on Domestic Abuse
Jewish Women International’s Fourth International Conference on Domestic Abuse will feature opportunities for individuals and organizations to connect with one another, build concrete skills, share struggles and challenges as well as best practices, reflect on what has been accomplished, and envision the future. The Conference will include: trainings and skill building sessions for advocates, social workers, mental health professionals, clergy, lawyers and community leaders; an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill; facilitated networking sessions; special sessions on prevention work and promoting healthy relationships; a survivor speak-out, and more. For more information, click here.  

May 12-15, 2009, Minneapolis, MN

International Conference for Batterer Intervention Program Professionals
The Domestic Abuse Project in Minneapolis will host the next International Conference for Batterer Intervention Program Professionals and all others who intervene with men who batter. The four-day learning event will include opportunities to network, learn about innovative strategies, and hone skills on how to address violence in the home. Click here for updates.

May 21-22, 2009, New York, NY

Stand Up and Speak Out
A Call to Men, a national association of men and women committed to ending violence against women, will host its fourth national conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. At Stand Up and Speak Out, women and men will come together and strategize about how best to end violence against women – with a solution that engages men in addressing the issue. For more information, click here or email  


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