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Oct 20, 2009

October 27-28, Newark, OH

Prevention in Progress: Family Violence Prevention Summit 2009
This two-day summit and premiere training event will help advance capacity to deliver quality family violence prevention services in the Ohio region. It will offer a slate of workshops featuring nationally recognized experts from the field while also showcasing Ohio-based expertise, prevention examples and resources. The event will provide a collective forum for stakeholders in child abuse, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse to join together to address preventing perpetration before it may occur and incorporate technology, interactive teaching, and local data to engage and empower communities and social service organizations for greater impact. For more information, 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.

October 28-30, 2009, Portland, OR

34th Annual National Organization for Men Against Sexism’s Men and Masculinities Conference
The Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force is organizing the conference in partnership with the Portland State University Women’s Resource Center. This year’s theme is “Roots of Change: Men, Sex and Justice,” and the conference will focus on the whys, hows and implications of engaging men in the primary prevention of sexual violence. More than 30 workshops will address the interrelated factors that influence sexual violence, the development and implementation of effective programs, current research in sexual violence prevention and healthy sexuality promotion, and gender equity as it relates to sexual violence. For more information, visit the conference website here.

November 4-6, 2009, Battle Creek, MI

14th Annual BISC-MI Fall 2009 Conference
Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI) is hosting a three-day conference showcasing the lessons learned from three national demonstration sites of the Office on Violence Against Women funded Judicial Demonstration Initiative. It will identify key components, explore the realities behind the research, and provide comprehensive strategies for safety and accountability. 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.