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Jul 1, 2009

July 16-18, 2009, Washington, DC

From Theory to Practice Strength Training
Held every January and July in Washington, DC, Men Can Stop Rape, Inc.’s comprehensive Strength Training, “From Theory to Practice,” has provided more than 9,000 professionals with the skills to engage men in the prevention of men’s violence against women. Through group discussion and interactive exercises, participants build skills for speaking with men about sexism, strategize with others about how to involve men in domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, explore the challenges of engaging men, and learn effective ways to overcome these barriers. For more information and to register, 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, click here.

September 9-11, 2009, Alexandria, VA

Mentoring Our Movement
This 2009 National Sexual Assault Conference is a two-and-a-half-day, advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention. It is organized by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, in collaboration with the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Virginia Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, and the D.C. Rape Crisis Center. Click here for more information.

October 8-10, 2009, New Orleans, LA

5th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
This National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence provides valuable professional education on the latest research as well as innovative health prevention and clinical responses to domestic violence. Activities will include: half- and full-day Pre-Conference Institutes on October 8; the two-day conference on October 9 and 10; and community service and volunteer opportunities on October 7 and October 11. Physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, health professional students, health policy leaders, advocates for victims of domestic violence, and others are encouraged to attend. The Conference is a program of the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. For more information and to register, click here.

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