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Feb 27, 2009


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 21-23, 2009, Costa Mesa, CA

9th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference
The Family Justice Center Alliance is hosting its 9th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference to highlight promising practices and emerging issues in the rapidly evolving national and international movement toward Family Justice Centers, and other approaches to co-located, multidisciplinary services for victims of family violence and their children. The three-day conference will include discussions on issues related to the handling of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and elder abuse cases in the context of the Family Justice Center model. For more information, click here  or call 888/511-3522.

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.

April 29-May 1, 2009, Columbus, OH

Innovation Through Collaboration: Building a Community Response to Family Violence
The Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence will hold a national conference at The Hilton at Easton. Actor Blair Underwood, who has established himself as a powerful spokesperson on important social issues, including family violence, will be the keynote speaker. In addition to general sessions, conference participants can select from more than 55 presentations and master classes in five programming tracks: business, health care, legal, victim services, and faith. Sessions will highlight promising practices, emerging issues, and collaborative efforts in addressing family violence in our communities. 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

May 27-29, 2009, Washington, DC

National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit
The Children’s Bureau will host a National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel for Children’s Bureau discretionary grant evaluators, state and Tribal child welfare administrators and analysts, evaluation experts in child welfare and other human service fields, and other interested professionals. The Summit will explore the state of evaluation practice in the field of child welfare and promote cohesive, strategic and sound approaches for evaluating child welfare systems, programs and projects. For more information, email

August 3-4, 2009, Long Beach, CA

A Journey to Healing: Finding the Path
This conference organized by the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community will offer informative and engaging presentations, practical information, interactive sessions and artistic expressions focused on learning how to help battered women and adults who witnessed domestic violence as children discover their own path to healing and recovery. Featured speakers will include: Brenda L. Thomas, author of Laying Down My Burdens; Carolyn West, Ph.D., a scholar specializing in violence in the lives of black women; and Mildred Muhammad, former wife of the ‘DC Sniper’ John Allen Muhammad. For more information, click here.

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