Why should communities attend?
1 in 5 women who experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of violence between 11 and 17 years of age. And almost half of all female victims who have been raped experienced their first rape before age 18, with 30% between 11 and 17 years of age. (Centers for Disease Control 2011).
Who Should Attend?
Communities must register in groups of 3 to 10 innovators! Community can be defined by geography, by discipline (educators, youth leaders, advocacy organizations, health care providers, counselors, business leaders, faith-based leaders, and more), by social justice cause, or by your community’s particular needs and interests. Embracing Adolescents is free, but you can’t come alone because we believe that conversation yields innovative moments, sparks ideas, and is more likely to create change.
If you would like to attend, but do not have a community group to sign up with, please contact our office and we will put you in touch with a program and/or organization in your area.
Creating Change Format
Embracing Adolescents will convene time and space for interactive plenaries, immersive banner sessions, and creative conversations. Participants will choose the direction, speed, and path of their learning through sharing ideas, participatory learning, and problem-solving collaboration.
Registration opens September 1st at www.engagingvoices.org
Linda Chamberlain, PhD, MPH, Director of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project
Casey Corcoran, MAT, Futures Without Violence
Dorothy Edwards, PhD, Executive Director, Green Dot, etc.
Jennifer M. Sayre, PhD, Director of Training and Development, Green Dot, etc.
Registration: Registration is open until October 5, 2012. Each team member needs to register and provide your community team name (town, organization, or be creative in naming your community!).
Seeking Professional Credits?: CEU for Social Workers and Counselors, CLE and POST credits are pending. The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and a co-sponsor of this event/program. The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence may award NBCC-approved clock ours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP maintains responsibility for the content of this event. Certificates of attendance will also be provided.
Where to Park: There are three parking garages near the Boise Centre. A map is on www.boisecentre.com. The fee is approximately $12 per day.
Where to Stay: A block of rooms are reserved at the Hampton Inn which is located at 495 S. Capitol Blvd Boise, Idaho 83702 Boise, Idaho. Please call 208-331-1900 to make your reservations. All room reservations must be made by September 10th. The room rate is $109.00 per night.
Questions: Still have questions or having difficulty registering? Please call the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence at 384-0419, ext. 314 or toll-free at 1-888-293-6118.
Sponsored by the Center for Healthy Teen Relationships and Start Strong Idaho, projects of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence in partnership with the Idaho Department of Education, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, Idaho School Counselor’s Association, Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, Silver Sage Girl Scout Council, Treasure Valley Family YMCA, Boys & Girls Club of Ada County, American Academy of Pediatricians – Idaho Chapter, Central District Health Department, Dr. Lisa Bostaph, Nampa Family Justice Center, Patti Bellan, MA, Health Educator, Idaho Legal Aid Services, Advocates Against Family Violence, Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, Bingham Crisis Center, Boundary County Youth Crisis and DV Hotline, Coeur d'Alene Tribal STOP Violence Program, Crisis Center of Magic Valley, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center, Family Crisis Center, Family Safety Network, Family Services Alliance of SE Idaho, Gem Family Resource Center, Lemhi County Crisis Intervention, Mini Cassia Shelter for Women & Children, Nez Perce Tribe Women's Outreach Program, North Idaho Violence Prevention Center, Oneida Crisis Center, Priest River Ministries, ROSE Advocates, Safe Place Ministries, Shoshone County Women's Resource Center, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Victims of Crime Assistance Program, Valley Crisis Center, Women's & Children's Alliance, YWCA of Lewiston-Clarkston, Lewiston and the Eastern Idaho Public Health District.