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Mar 31, 2009

April 14-15, 2009, Washington, DC

Men and Women as Allies
Men Can Stop Rape’s 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 the ways domestic violence, sexual assault, and men’s anti-violence groups can work together. Eve Ensler will deliver the 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 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

Bridging Perspectives Conference 2009
The Domestic Abuse Project in Minneapolis will host the Bridging Perspectives Conference 2009. Building on the successful Michigan conference of 2005, the Bridging Perspectives Conference 2009 will bring together nearly 600 people interested in and involved with working with men who use violence in their familial relationships with women and children. It will offer a chance to simultaneously explore multiple issues in the field of batterers intervention such as accountability, culturally specific approaches, new and emerging research, fathering and battering, interdisciplinary cooperation, chemical dependency, mental health issues and more. For more information, click here.  

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

May 27-30, 2009, New Orleans, LA

Children, Courts and Custody: Back to the Future or Full Steam Ahead?
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 46th annual conference will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans and will examine how family law research, practices and processes have evolved. It will feature 70 workshops, including three-hour advanced sessions, three plenary sessions and a choice of six daylong pre-conference institutes. Sessions will address challenges to conventional child custody wisdom including assertions about 50/50 parenting, the child’s role in the process, the resiliency of children after divorce, the changing role of court systems in resolving family disputes, and more. For more information, click here.  

June 2-4, 2009, Jackson Hole, WY

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. Professionals working on issues related to co-occurrence will share strategies for transforming the way child welfare agencies, domestic violence organizations, courts, other service providers, and communities respond to families in need. For more information, call 216/707-9499 or click here

August 3-4, 2009, Long Beach, CA

A Journey to Healing: Finding the Path
Organized by the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, this conference will offer informative and engaging presentations, practical information, interactive sessions and artistic expressions focused on learning how to help battered women and those who witnessed domestic violence as children. 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, contact Michele Robinson at 775/784-6427 or