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:
- Great conversations
- 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.
Join researcher and practitioner presenters to learn about a new tool developed to measure service outcomes for human trafficking. This user-friendly, excel-based tool measures changes in feelings of safety, well-being, social connectedness, and self-sufficiency. The tool is applicable to diverse settings, relevant to programs serving minor and adult victims of sex and labor trafficking, and is being made available to service providers at no cost.
This webinar will:
- Describe how the tool was developed and used by a leading trafficking service organization to help the organization learn more about the effect of its services;
- Help participants understand the role of research in establishing a valid and reliable outcome instrument for widespread use; and
- Discuss how evaluation can contribute to more robust and successful programs for HT survivors and the development of evidence-informed practice.
(registered users can join the webinar at 1:45 PM ET)
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.
Join the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence for this webinar on practical skills and best practices for utilizing inclusive and culturally responsive language when gathering demographic and intake data on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Presenter: Dr. Carrie Lippy, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence
Join the National Crime Victim Law Institute on June 18-19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon for the 2020 Crime Victim Law Conference, the only national conference focused on rights enforcement in criminal cases.
NIWRC will be hosting the Women are Sacred (WAS) Conference at the INTERCONTINENTAL SAINT PAUL RIVERFRONT on June 23-25, 2020.
The WAS Conference is one of the oldest and largest gatherings of advocates, survivors, tribal domestic and sexual violence programs, tribal community members, tribal leadership, law enforcement and tribal court personnel dedicated to ending violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and children. WAS offers state of the art training opportunities designed to increase the capacity of tribal nations, tribal domestic violence and community-based programs to address violence in tribal communities. Conference presenters include emerging Indigenous leaders and experts in the movement to ending violence.
Founded in 1975, NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance) is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing.
Join NOVA for their 46th annual training event in Orlando, Florida. Choose from over 100 different workshops, hear from dynamic keynote speakers, earn CEUs, and network with over 1,800 allied professionals.
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities calls all Latin@s and allies working to end violence against women and girls, and other forms of violence, to submit proposals for workshops at the institute. Selected proposals would highlight innovative practices, culturally and linguistically specific approaches for working with Latin@ communities, lessons learned, successful collaborations, trauma- informed or survivors-centered advocacy and public policy, evidence-based practices and/or practice- based evidence.
Theme: Building Community Together
Building community is a process of creating a shared vision that enhances awareness, equity, healing, and strength. Building community together honors and celebrates the multifaceted individual and collective experiences that unite us and strengthen us.
By the end of the institute participants will be better able to:
- Integrate concrete organizational development practices and tools in their advocacy
- Connect with other organizations and advocates to advance our collective success.
- Share trauma-informed practices to enhance self-care, sustainability and well-being.