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Aug 17, 2009

August 28, 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. 

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 1, 2009, Los Angeles, CA

Violence Free Teens: Building Healthy Relationships Conference
Join Peace Over Violence for the Second Annual Violence Free Teens: Building Healthy Relationships Conference to learn about innovative programs, and policy development in teen dating and sexual violence prevention. The conference will be held at the The California Endowment, Center for Healthy Communities. Youth violence prevention stakeholders, such as youth advocates, teachers, counselors, law enforcement officers, domestic and sexual violence prevention specialists, should attend. For more information, click here.

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

October 28, 2009, Indianapolis, IN

National Conference on Youth Violence and Technology: Keeping Our Kids Safe in a Virtual World
Clarian Health and the Indiana Partnership to Prevent Violent Injury and Death are presenting this conference to explore the risks and adverse effects of technology harassment, reduce the risk for youth of becoming victims of electronic aggression, and study best-practices for preventing online and traditional youth violence. Larry Rosen, PhD from the California State University and Nancy Willard, MS, JD, Director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use, are the keynote speakers. For more information, 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 gkellom@csbsju.edu.