20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act and the Path Ahead"
April 24-25, 2014
University of Delaware | Clayton Hall | Newark, Delaware
In recognition of Vice President Joseph R. Biden
and his leadership on behalf of the Violence Against
Women Act and in celebration of the 40th Anniversary
of the Department of Women and Gender Studies at
the University of Delaware and the 20th Anniversary
of the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
The Department of Women and Gender Studies at the
University of Delaware and the Delaware Coalition
Against Domestic Violence will cohost this conference,
which highlights the power of partnerships in working
to end gender violence. We want to celebrate the
collaborative work fostered by the Violence Against
Women Act over the past 20 years while embracing
creative approaches and exciting alliances. Toward
this end, the conference will create a unique space for
survivors, community activists, advocates, researchers,
business leaders, and government officials from across
the nation to come together to share research findings,
best practices, and lessons learned and to foster trust,
resilient relationships, and innovative strategies for
addressing gender-based violence as we look forward
to the future.
The conference will include a variety of workshops,
roundtables, panel presentations, and poster sessions
integrating research and practice. Proposals are invited
on, but not limited to, the topics listed below.
We particularly encourage proposals that model
and cultivate effective collaborations including those
among researchers, advocates, and youth leaders.
Proposals submissions must include the following
1. Name, title, organizational affiliation, and
contact information for the presenter(s),
including address, phone number, and email.
2. Preferred format for the presentation
(roundtable, panel, workshop, poster, etc.).
3. Title of the presentation.
4. A one-page description of the presentation that
identifies two to three learning objectives.
5. A two- to three-sentence summary to be printed
in the conference program.
6. A primary and secondary topic from the list below
that categorizes the presentation.
7. Audio-visual needs.
Presentations should be suitable for a broad audience.
Please describe terminology, acronyms, and research
methodology and findings so that they may be
understood and applied by all participants regardless
of background or training.
Deadline for Proposals: December 1, 2013,
11:00 p.m. (EST).
Please submit via email to:
VAWAConference@dcadv.org. Submissions will
receive a confirmation email.
All accepted presenters will be responsible for
conference registration fees. Conference registration
will open on January 1, 2014.
Topics Related to Intervention/
Children/Youth and Sexual Assault/
Older Victims and SA/DV
Victims with Disabilities
Trauma-Informed Advocacy and Organizations
Race/Gender Violence and Social Justice
Teen Dating Violence
LGBTQ and SA/DV
Healthcare Responses to SA/DV
Dangerousness and Lethality
SA/DV in the Military
Legal System Response
Incarcerated SA/DV Victims
Socio-culturally Specific and Relevant Models,
Programs, and Services
Strengthening the Movement/Building
Coalitions and Collaborations
Wellness and Self-Care
Topics Related to Prevention of
Engaging Men and Boys
Community Readiness, Engagement,
Social Norms Change/Marketing
Social Media and Health Communications
Media Literacy, Analysis, and Advocacy
Gender-Equitable Systems, Laws, and Policies
Applying a Health Equity Lens
Data Collection and Surveillance
Youth Leadership and Youth-Adult Partnerships
Community-Based and Participatory Action
Program and Strategy Evaluation
Addressing Risk and Protective Factors
Utilizing an Ecological Framework
Spectrum of Prevention
Comprehensive Prevention Programming
Public Narratives and Framing
Strategies for Integrating Prevention into
Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 903
Wilmington, DE 19801 USA
phone: (01) 302-658-2958 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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