The mission of the USC Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse is to create safe and healthy environments for all elders, here and across the world, by bringing thought leaders, activists, caregivers, researchers, lawmakers, and other stakeholders together to share findings, strategize solutions, and help shape and propel the field of elder abuse and justice.
As part of the USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse’s mission, we are pleased to offer travel awards for students through the Tamkin Scholar Award. The goal of this award is to stimulate interest in elder abuse research and to help students attend the symposium. This award will include a stipend to be used towards hotel accommodations, travel and registration for the symposium. Awards will be provided to applicants that demonstrate a strong interest in elder abuse.
Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled in a Graduate, Doctoral, or Postdoctoral program.
Why is there a 12-year gap between research and its use? How can I make sure my work gets used by decision makers so that it’s impactful? These are common questions among scholars who hope to improve the impact of their work. This webinar will demystify the gap between research and policy and describe one approach aimed at supporting researchers in creating a better bridge with policymakers. Unlike fellowships that embed scholars in policy settings, the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (https://www.research2policy.org/) aims to support the policy impact of researchers working in a variety of academic and non-academic research-based settings. We will discuss the theoretical rationale for this approach as well as how to get involved in policy efforts related to your research experiences.
Taylor Bishop Scott, Ph.D.
Taylor Bishop Scott is a Research Assistant Professor in the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, with a doctorate in community psychology from the Health Psychology Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research interests include broad-based promotion of well-being and success among at-risk children via community-based programs and public policy. Her research aims to understand ways to support policymakers’ use of research evidence.
This second webinar in a three-part series provides and introduction to the research, science and practices that can significantly improve offender outcomes and reduce recidivism – providing future protection to victims and potential victims. Over the past 20 years community-based corrections have evolved significantly. Systems that employ evidence-based practices can demonstrate upwards of 20% reductions in recidivism, especially for higher risk offenders. Assessments, engagement, graduated sanctions, as well as successful strategies all play a significant role in helping offenders change their destructive behaviors.
Holding Space: Innovation and Values in Anti-Trafficking Work
The 2020 FNUSA Conference will take place on March 18-19 in Miami, FL. This year we will explore how anti-trafficking work has grown and evolved since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2000. Twenty years later, survivors are receiving more compassionate and effective services and advocates have forged pathways to influence policy. Community leaders across the country are developing new approaches, tools, and partnerships to address human trafficking. These innovations are changing the way we work together and our collective impact.
However, some challenges linger. Survivors still fight for a seat at the table, collaboration remains difficult, and entire populations are overlooked and underserved. As awareness of human trafficking increases, prosecutions are down and human rights protections are being stripped away. Using conference sessions, networking time, and physical space, we will confront these challenges and build solutions that are intersectional, representative, and rooted in human rights.
Vital and important educational opportunity for judges, probation officers, detention facility employees, and other stakeholders in the juvenile justice system. This conference will explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in the delinquency system.
The International Symposium on Child Abuse is a premiere conference that provides expert training and numerous networking opportunities to professionals in the child maltreatment field, and is one of the few conferences that addresses all aspects of child maltreatment, including, but not limited to, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poly-victimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention.
ResilienceCon™ is a new approach to conferences that offers a variety of traditional and innovative formats. ResilienceCon is an international conference that offers opportunities to interact with colleagues who are interested in strengths-based approaches to understanding, preventing, and responding to violence and other adversities.
Join us in Nashville for ResilienceCon 2020! ResilienceCon™ focuses on strengths-based approaches for research, prevention, and intervention on violence and other adversities. All ResilienceCon sessions are interview-based. Every session makes time for moderated interviews of the presenters, followed by an audience Q&A. The format makes space for:
Where participants hear about lessons learned, professional stories
What it really takes to successfully implement a project or intervention.
ResilienceCon is targeted to Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals, students, and related fields such as education, sociology, criminology, and public health. The program offers content at Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels.
EVAWI’s annual conferences focuses on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. We consistently bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to these crimes in all of our communities.
LEARN: Improve your skills by learning about the latest topics and best-practices from dynamic, highly respected experts in the field.
Try out the newest products and technology from our conference exhibitors, while collaborating among criminal justice and community professionals.
RE-ENERGIZE: Refuel your passion to make a difference for victims of gender-based violence and take that energy back to implement change in your own community.
CELEBRATE: Join us in honoring our annual Visionary award, Professional Impact award, and Media Excellence award recipients.
With three full days of training offering 6 general sessions, a choice of 60 workshops and over 100 presenters, you are sure to learn something you can bring home and apply on the job. Moreover, with over 2,200 professionals expected to attend, you can anticipate countless opportunities to meet, rejuvenate and share ideas with other colleagues.
Planned by EVAWI.
Registration will open in fall 2019.
Focused on the intersections of health and domestic, sexual, and intimate violence, the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence brings together the nation’s leading medical, public health and family violence experts from across the U.S. with increased international participation. The Conference presents the most recent research and promising community, clinical, advocacy and public health practices to address and prevent violence.
The 9th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence aims to advance the health care system’s response to domestic violence. The conference attracts the nation’s leading medical, public health, and anti-violence advocates and activists from across the U.S. with increased international participation.
- Abstract submissions due July 29th, 2019 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
- Pre-Conference Institutes Tuesday, April 28, 2020
- Two-Day Conference Wednesday, April 29- Thursday, April 30, 2020
This webinar is approximately 90 minutes long.
This is the first in a 2-part series of webinars on how to build your toolbox as a trainer. In Part 1, we will focus on how to use and cite research properly, both to increase your own credibility as an expert and to avoid any potential fear of plagiarism. Guidance will also be given for identifying research sources from EVAWI’s portfolio of training materials. This information is designed to be helpful for anyone who interested in providing training on the topic of criminal justice and community responses to sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Evaluate strategies for using and citing research in training presentations.
- Identify sources of research among EVAWI’s portfolio of training resources.
- Improve your effectiveness as a trainer and consultant.
Kimberly Lonsway, PhD
Director of Research, EVAWI, San Luis Obispo, CA
Dr. Kim Lonsway is a Founding Board Member and current Research Director for EVAWI, America’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving criminal justice responses to sexual assault. Before EVAWI, Dr. Lonsway served as the Director of Research for the National Center for Women & Policing and the Director of Research and Training for Penny Harrington & Associates. She also taught psychology at California Polytechnic State University.
Dr. Lonsway earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and then served for two years as a post-doctoral research fellow at the interdisciplinary American Bar Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. Her research has always focused on sexual violence and the criminal justice and community response system, and she volunteered for over 15 years as a victim advocate for rape crisis centers in two different communities. In 2012, she was awarded the first-ever Volunteer of the Decade Award from the Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention (SARP) Center in San Luis Obispo, CA – an award specifically created to recognize Lonsway’s years of service and dedication to this local rape crisis center.
Dr. Lonsway co-authored a book with Chief Penny Harrington entitled: Investigating Sexual Harassment in Law Enforcement and Nontraditional Fields for Women (Prentice Hall). She has also written over 60 published articles, book chapters, technical reports, government reports, and commissioned documents – in addition to numerous training modules, bulletins, and other resources. She served for five years as Co-Editor of the Sexual Assault Report, a bimonthly publication of the Civic Research Institute.
Over her career, Dr. Lonsway has trained thousands of professionals across the country and around the world, testified as an expert witness in both criminal and civil court cases, and responded to countless inquiries from survivors, practitioners, researchers, educators, policymakers, and the media on topics associated with sexual assault victimization and the criminal justice and community response system.