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Jul 21, 2009

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.

August 7, 2009 – Registration Deadline

Building Collaboration to Address Human Trafficking in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases
This two-day training presented by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, in partnership with Family Violence Prevention Fund, will provide participants with key skills on how to build collaborations in domestic violence and sexual assault cases involving immigrant adult victims of human trafficking. The training will be held in San Francisco on November 4-5, 2009 and will cover: elements of human trafficking; effective advocacy; legal options – T Visa, U Visa and Violence Against Women Act; creative interviewing techniques; safety planning; cultural competency; innovative approaches to collaboration; and more. For more information and to register click here or email Mónica Arenas. The application deadline is August 7 and space is limited, so register early.

August 14, 2009 – Applications Due

Take Back The Night National Conference
Columbia University in New York City will host Take Back the Night’s (TBTN) first National Conference on November 7, to celebrate and memorialize the past, take stock of the present, and set a future course as an international organization dedicating to ending sexual violence. Applications are now being accepted for delegates to this historic event. Delegates must demonstrate that their school or organization has hosted at least four TBTN events over the last five years, and will be asked to establish official TBTN events and contribute to the TBTN mobile history and memorabilia exhibit that will be displayed at the conference. The National Conference is fully funded by the Avon Foundation for Women and scholarship assistance may be available. Please direct questions to

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