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Apr 11, 2011

April 13-15, 2011, Ann Arbor, MI

The Reverberations of Domestic Violence
The 16th Annual Batterer Intervention Services Coalition is sponsoring this event, featuring activists Jackson Katz, Johnny Lee, Mildred Muhammed and others. The conference is designed to challenge views that minimize, obfuscate, compartmentalize or dismiss the many ways that violence makes its way into our lives. It will include only plenary sessions so that participants have an opportunity to hear from nationally recognized faculty with varying specialties. For more information, click here.

April 14-16, 2011, Minneapolis, MN

The Developing Science of Violence and Abuse: Toward a New Understanding
The Academy on Violence and Abuse will sponsor its second scientific conference exploring the biological mechanisms whereby exposure to violence, abuse or maltreatment translates itself into long lasting chronic disease. Registration is now available online.

April 28-29, 2011, Washington, DC

Workshop on the Social and Economic Costs of Violence: The Value of Prevention
The Forum on Global Violence Prevention, organized by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, is a two-day public workshop on the social and economic costs of violence and the value of its prevention, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. The workshop will be planned and conducted by an ad hoc committee to focus on the costs and consequences of violence, and will explore approaches and partnerships to counter violence. Particular attention will be paid to the impact on both direct and indirect victims at the individual, community and national levels. It will also illuminate ways in which successful and innovative interventions can best be applied in violence prevention. For more information, click here.

June 8-11, 2011, Henderson, NV

2011 Conference on Family Group Decision Making and Other Family Engagement Approaches
Since 1995, the American Humane Association has been a leader in promoting the integration of the family group decision making (FGDM) philosophy and putting best practices into systems that work with vulnerable children and families. FGDM focuses on strengthening families, achieving child and family safety, and increasing permanency for children in social work settings. This conference will create links, share resources, provide training and technical assistance, and broaden knowledge about this way of reorganizing systems to work differently with families. Click here for more information.

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If so, please let us know about it! Send conference information to Luci Manning via email or via fax: 202-371-9142. Be sure to include the registration deadline!