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September | October 2014

Upcoming Events

Victim Advocacy Training: November 4–6, 2014

This training, which will be held in Huntsville, AL, is designed for victim advocates who are working with children and families in a Child Advocacy Center setting. The training will include foundational sessions on understanding the criminal justice system, dynamics of child abuse, crisis development and resolution, effective listening techniques, the impact of trauma on a child, the rights of crime victims, cultural considerations, and intervention strategies. Registration information for this event, which is sponsored by the National Children’s Advocacy Center, is available online.

National Youth-At-Risk Conference: November 6–8, 2014

Georgia Southern University logoHosted by the National Youth At-Risk Center of Georgia Southern University, this conference will train adults who serve youth to create safe, healthy, caring, and intellectually empowering educational environments. Participants will learn about current research-based educational programs and strategies that empower young people to overcome at-risk conditions that may threaten their safety, health, emotional needs, or academic achievement. Registration information for the conference, which will be held in Las Vegas, NV, is available online.

2014 American Society of Criminology Meeting: November 19–22, 2014

The theme for the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC’s) 2014 meeting, to be held in San Francisco, CA, is "Criminology at the Intersections of Oppression." The American Society of Criminology is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. The society’s membership includes practitioners, academicians, and students from the many fields of criminal justice and criminology. Registration information is available online.

10th Annual Global Youth Justice Training Institute: December 2–4, 2014

Teen, Peer, Youth Student CourtGlobal Youth Justice will host its 10th Global Youth Justice Training Institute in Las Vegas, NV. Participants will learn strategies to establish or enhance local youth justice diversion programs through teen, student, youth, and peer courts and peer juries. Topics will include training youth and adult volunteers; providing quality community services, programs, and referrals; conducting mock family intake meetings; grant writing; funding opportunities; and more. Registration information is available online.

ZERO TO THREE’s 29th National Training Institute: December 10–12, 2014

'Zero to Three' National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and FamiliesThe National Training Institute, to be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is ZERO TO THREE’s annual multidisciplinary training event for experienced early childhood professionals. The institute has been developed to meet the learning and networking needs of those working with infants and toddlers in child welfare, early childhood education, early intervention, mental health, parent education, and pediatrics. Registration information is available online.

14th National Indian Nations Conference: December 11–13, 2014

Featuring the theme "Generational Voices Uniting for Safety, Justice, and Healing," this conference will be held on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in Palm Springs, CA. The event is being coordinated by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute under a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime. The conference will provide opportunities for tribal, state, and federal participants to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas for developing and improving strategies and programs that serve the unique needs of crime victims in Indian country. More information is available online.

29th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment:
January 26–29, 2015

The objective of the San Diego International Conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment of all forms of child and family maltreatment, as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. Topics to be highlighted include mental health and trauma, forensic interviewing, investigations, research, child welfare, domestic violence, and global issues and perspectives. Registration information is available online.

The 2015 National Mentoring Summit: January 28–30, 2015

National Mentoring Summit logoThis annual event, to be held in Washington, DC, is the only national forum that brings together practitioners, researchers, corporate partners, government and civic leaders, national youth-serving organizations and the network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships to explore and advance mentoring’s positive impact on individuals and communities. Browse the workshop offerings that explore this year’s theme, "Expanding the Mentoring Effect." Registration information is available online.