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Victim Centered Advocacy
Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition Webinar Series
February 19, 2020 3:00 – 4:30 pm (MST)
The webinar’s intent is to increase understanding of the key elements of victim-centered advocacy including ensuring the compassionate and culturally sensitive delivery of services in a manner that is compassionate, empowering, nonjudgemental, and aims to hold offenders accountable.
By the end of the webinar, participants will:
-Learn the key components of Victim Centered Advocacy
-Learn advocacy techniques to assist victims in a culturally appropriate manner

Arizona Women’s Health Conference 2020: Strengthening the Future of Women’s Health
Arizona Family Health Partnership
February 26-27, 2020
Desert Willow Conference Center
A professional growth opportunity that includes reproductive and family planning topics, while expounding on a range of critical subjects that impact women and those who care for them.  Participants will include partners, community members, clinical staff and other professionals.  Panel and breakout sessions include topics such as consent and confidentiality, nutrition and positive body image, culture and diversity and much more!

Why Racial Equity Matters in Home Visiting Services and Programs-Webinar
Tuesday, March 3 at 1pm/CST
The Ounce of Prevention fund presents Aisha Ray, Ph.D., for a discussion on why diversity, equity and inclusion matters in home visiting.  Register

4th Trimester Arizona Conference
Saturday, March 7th, 2020 9am-4pm
i.d.e.a. Museum
The theme this year will be an important topic: Communication.
What does communication look like in pregnancy, during birth and especially in the postpartum time frame? How can parents continue to feel heard and understood even as the world as they know it changes forever?
Sessions will include:

  • 4th Trimester Planning
  • Pelvic Floor Health
  • Your Marriage After Baby
  • Meditation and Motherhood
  • Communication Through Touch
  • Sound Tools for Connecting
  • Ceremonies in the 4th Trimester
  • …and more!

Verbal De-Escalation & Effective Communication
March 19, 2020 1:00-4:00pm
ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Verbal De-Escalation and Effective Communication is a type of communication intervention. It can be used for people who may be at risk for aggressive or emotional behaviors. By using a calm language, along with other communication techniques, to diffuse, re-direct, or de-escalate a conflict situation. It is important for the helper to have good communication skills and a strong sense of self-awareness to manage any personal provocation, emotionally challenges and professional deprecation that often accompany such emotionally charged encounters.
Learning Objectives
• Discuss and define the concept of verbal de-escalation.
• Learn strategies to reduce the risk of situations becoming dangerous.
• Apply verbal de-escalation techniques and resolution strategies by using effective communication skills.

Registration: $59 per person. Student Registration: Enrolled students may receive a discount. Please email for questions. Use code “EarlyBird2020” to get 20% off when you book before Jan 31.

Mental Health First Aid
March 24, 2020 9:00am to 5:00pm
ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Did you know, on average, there are 123 suicides a day? Or that nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness? Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders over the course of an 8-hour training. It will give you the skills to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be at risk for developing a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them to the appropriate care. This course is designed for anyone in the community, especially community leaders, faith leaders, first responders, hospital staff, police officers, employers, teachers, or any caring individual who wants to be ready to make a difference in their community. First Aid saves lives. Mental Health First Aid saves lives as well.

Registration: $85 per person. Student Registration: Enrolled students may receive a discount. Please email for questions. Use code “EarlyBird2020” to get 20% off when you book before Jan 31.

National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
April 28-30, 2020
Focused on the intersections of health and domestic, sexual, and intimate violence, the 9th 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.
Register Here