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Feb 9, 2009

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. The conference includes an Advocacy Day on February 24. 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.

March 18-19, Dallas, TX

Modern Day Slavery: Conference on Human Trafficking
Freedom Network USA will host the Sixth Annual Freedom Network Conference on human trafficking at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. The conference will address how to increase awareness, assist victims, prosecute perpetrators and serve survivors more effectively. For more information, call 214/821-5393 or click here.

March 26, 2009, Eatontown, NJ

Sexual Violence Prevention: Connecting the Dots
The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault will host its third annual conference featuring nationally known experts at the Sheraton Eatontown. Three workshops in each of five tracks will be offered. Topics include: child abuse, youth violence, developmental disabilities, gender norms, and media. For more information, click here.

April 14-15, 2009, Washington, DC

Men and Women as Allies
Men Can Stop Rape’s upcoming conference, Men and Women as Allies, is co-sponsored by more than 50 state coalitions, state health departments, service providers, and men’s groups. It will address women’s and men’s roles in primary prevention and how domestic violence, sexual assault, and men’s anti-violence groups can work together. Eve Ensler will deliver the opening keynote, followed by an “Ally Dialogue” between her and filmmaker and activist Byron Hurt. There will be a reception and dinner on Capitol Hill, and federal agencies will give attendees the chance to communicate with new appointees. 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

September 3-4, 2009, San Diego, CA

A New Direction for a Safer Tomorrow: A National Conference on Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Office on Violence Against Women will host a conference to inform professionals about how to provide safe supervised visitation and exchange services that take domestic violence into account at the Omni San Diego Hotel. National experts will discuss safety for adult victims and children; services for diverse populations; community collaboration; and advocacy. For more information, call 775/784-6427 or email

November 6-7, 2009, Collegeville, MN

First National Conference for Campus-Based Men’s Gender Equality & Anti-Violence Groups
This conference will be the first chance for male students from across the country to explore how to find positive ways to reach campus men with messages against dating and other forms of men’s violence, and for gender equality. It will provide opportunities to discuss how to deal with backlash and hostility, and how to work in partnership with women’s groups. St. John’s University will host the conference. For more details, email