A CALL TO MEN 2015 National Conference (Sept. 10 and 11)

Sponsored in part by the Carolina Panthers and the NFL, A CALL TO MEN will be holding its annual national conference in Charlotte this year.  The event, titled “Sports Culture:  Advancing its Role in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention,” will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel (3315 Scott Futrell Drive) in Charlotte.

Topics covered at the conference will include coaching healthy respectful manhood, trafficking and major sporting events, addressing violence against women in the entertainment/music industry, the role of faith communities in domestic violence prevention, and many more.  Presenters at the two-day event will include Jennifer Siebel Newsom, founder of the Representation Project; Rachel Lloyd, founder/CEO of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services; Lynn Rosenthal, former White House advisor on violence against women; and Mildred Muhammad, author and domestic abuse survivor.

To register for this event, please visit the EventBrite page at actm2015nationalconference.eventbrite.com.  For any additional questions, please contact Danielle Erwin at Danielle@acalltomen.org.

A CALL TO MEN is a leading national violence prevention organization providing training and education for men, boys and communities. The organization’s aim is to shift social norms that negatively impact our culture and promote a more healthy and respectful definition of manhood.

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JLR Conference (May 2)

The Junior League of Raleigh is hosting its second annual Empowering Women’s Conference.  The conference will be on Saturday, May 2, from 8 AM to 2:30 PM at the Center for Community Leadership (711 Hillsborough St) in Raleigh.

The keynote speaker of the event will be Molly Barker, founder of Girls on the Run.  Established in Charlotte in 1996, this non-profit organization provides young girls with the necessary skills to embrace their individual strengths and successfully navigate life experiences.  Girls on the Run is now in over 200 cities across North America, thanks to the help of over 120,000 volunteers!

The JLR conference on May 2 is a free event, and complimentary breakfast and lunch are included.  Anyone interested in attending may register at www.jlraleigh.org.

Register for the Conference on the Future of Adversaria​l and Inquisitor​ial Systems (Apr. 11 & 12)

Scholars from North America and the European Union will meet for UNC’s sixth annual conference on the future of adversarial systems.  This event will take place at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Student Union on Friday, April 11 (9 AM-5 PM) and Saturday, April 12 (9 AM-12 PM).  There will also be a pre-conference for young scholars on April 10.

The main conference will address juvenile justice from a comparative point of view, while the pre-conference will address juvenile justice in transnational and international law.  In regards to a comparative context, this includes acknowledged distinctions between juvenile and adult criminal offenders; the approach to prevention of juvenile delinquency; the minimum age of criminal responsibility; the extent to which minors require different and additional procedural rights to adults; and developments in non-formal approaches to juvenile crime.

Admission for UNC students is free, for non-UNC students is $15, and for general admission (no CLE credit) is $40.  The registration fee includes refreshments, Friday lunch and program materials.  Those interested in attending the conference can click on this link to register.  If you are interested in the conference, but you are unable to attend, please email unclawcle@unc.edu for information about the conference’s live webcast.  Registration questions can be sent to Lance Westerlund at lancew@unc.edu , and any other questions regarding the conference can be sent to Professor Michael L. Corrado at mlcorrad@email.unc.edu.

NC against Child Trafficking- Statewide Conference Jan. 23-24

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month!  Statewide and nationwide events will be occurring this month to raise awareness and educate the public about this human rights issue.

A statewide conference, titled “Shedding Light on Child Trafficking in North Carolina,” will be held on January 23 and 24 at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church (228 West Edenton Street) in Raleigh.  Endorsed by the National Association of Social Workers and the State Department of Human Services’ Social Services Commission, the conference is being planned by Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking Now, On Eagles Wings Ministries, and PATH NC.

This conference will have a strong focus on education about the commercial sexual exploitation of minors.  Topics during the two-day event will include how to recognize signs of possible human trafficking, how to report human trafficking, how to prevent future human trafficking cases, who else is working on the issue, and explanation of the state laws regarding child trafficking.

The registration deadline for the conference has been extended to January 17.  Please visit www.ncagainstchildtrafficking.com for a complete schedule, presenter and speaker bios, and registration/lodging information.

Shedding Light on Child Trafficking in NC (January 23-24)

Save the date January 23-24, 2014!

Please join On Eagles Wings Ministries, ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now, and PATH NC for the upcoming NC Against Child Trafficking statewide conference, “Shedding Light on Child Trafficking in NC.”  The event will be hosted by the Edenton Street United Methodist Church at 228 W. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh.

Our target audience will be professionals and volunteers who work with youth in North Carolina.  Topics addressed in this two-day conference will include ways to recognize and respond to human trafficking, state legislation regarding human trafficking, and ways to collaborate with organizations who are geared toward preventing trafficking.

We will also have numerous speakers and presenters.  Confirmed speakers include Dr. Sharon Cooper of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; detective Bill Woolf of the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department; Alesia Adams of the Salvation Army of Atlanta; Sarah Pomeroy of the Prevention Project in Richmond, VA; New Hanover County Assistant District Attorney Lindsey Roberson; Emily Fitchpatrick of On Eagles Wings Ministries; and Salvation Army of Wake County case managers Megan Hamilton and Jessica Porta.

Registration is open now until December 19, so please visit www.ncagainstchildtrafficking.com for more information.

Podcasts from PreventConnect

PreventConnect has recently posted three podcasts involving a sneak peek, making the connection, and social media.

1.  The National Sexual Assault Conference will take place Aug. 28-30 in Los Angeles.  The conference will feature a dynamic and engaging prevention track.  This year’s conference theme is “Inspire a Movement, Invest in Change, Imagine…,“ which will focus on cutting-edge information, effective and relevant practices, appropriate outreach, and services to historically underserved communities.  You can click on PreventConnect’s link for a sneak peek of the conference’s topics.

2.  This year, PreventConnect is posting a series about making connections in sexual violence prevention.  In this podcast, Jonathan Yglesias talks about making big changes, switching from working with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance to working on infectious disease prevention with the Washington State Department of Health.  He also talks about the similarities in both lines of work, as well as a call for the two fields of violence prevention and disease prevention to collaborate.

3.  Also in 2013, PreventConnect has been hosting prevention sessions, featuring conversations about local and national actions in the area of sexual assault prevention.  Prevention Session Four was just released, which focuses on social media’s purpose and implementations.  You can learn tips and tools and hear advice from sexual violence prevention practitioners regarding the uses of social media.

PreventConnect is a national online project dedicated to the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence.