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December 27, 2006

Developing Healthier, Happier, and More Productive Students Through Social and Emotional Learning, January 12, 2007

Hennepin County Public Health, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office and the Initiative for Violence-Free Families are cosponsoring a half-day
workshop, Every Student Connected: Developing Healthier, Happier, and More Productive Students Through Social and Emotional Learning

Geri Graham, a prevention specialist in the Safe and Healthy Learners Unit of the Minnesota Department of Education, will talk about core competencies that all schools should require of students. She also will discuss how to implement social and emotional learning programs.

Topics will include:

  • Defining social and emotional learning
  • Five core competencies
  • Research that supports social and emotional learning
  • Implementing social and emotional learning programs

Every Student Connected: Developing Healthier, Happier, and More Productive Students Through Social and Emotional Learning
Friday, January 12, 2007
8:30-11:30 a.m. (Registration at 8 a.m.)
Ridgedale Library
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN

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Building a Bridge of Hope: Interdisciplinary Conference on Family Violence and Animal Abuse, March 29, 2007

Building a Bridge of Hope is an interdisciplinary conference that will bring together national and local experts to discuss the link between animal abuse and family violence, as well as to create a coordinated, interagency response to violence in all its forms.

Keynote Address: Phil Arkow, BA, American Humane Association & The Latham Foundation
A growing body of research is fueling a renaissance of interest in “The Link” -- acts of cruelty to animals that are markers for violence against humans. Researchers and practitioners in human and humane services are respecting animal abuse as a significant component within the continuum of family and community violence. Animal abuse adversely affects children who perpetrate or witness it, victims of intimate partner violence, hoarders, victims of elder abuse, and the non-human members of American families.

This presentation will help professionals in such fields as social work, law enforcement, veterinary medicine, psychology and education to provide more effective multi-disciplinary interventions by including animal protection organizations in community collaborations which address all forms of family violence.

Building a Bridge of Hope: Interdisciplinary Conference on Family Violence and Animal Abuse
Thursday, March 29, 2007
8:30-4:30 p.m.
Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul Campus
University of Minnesota

Contact: Veterinary Continuing Education, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, 800-380-8636.

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Annual Art of Recovery Exhibit, April 22-28

In recognition of 2007 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 22–28, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs in partnership with the Minnesota State Arts Board is sponsoring the fourth annual Art of Recovery. This art exhibit will again feature work submitted by Minnesota crime victims who express their victim experience and/or recovery through artistic media. Last year’s exhibit was very successful; please help promote the event and assist in soliciting submissions.

Visual, literary and performance art will be accepted this year. The hope is that those who have used artwork as a way to express their experience with crime will submit work, whether or not they consider themselves to be “artists." Please share the Call for Entries with staff and those you serve. Please include in your newsletters, Web site, posting boards or other communications, and share with other organizations as you feel appropriate.

Your help in reaching crime victims with news of this opportunity is critical and greatly appreciated. Submission information is available through the Call for Entries, due date for submissions is Monday, January 22, 2007. Please contact Maia Hendel-Paterson, (651) 201-7318, with any questions. Thank you in advance for your help in publicizing this opportunity.

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January is Stalking Awareness Month

This January marks the fourth annual observance of National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), started in 2004 by the National Center for Victims of Crime. Since its inception, NSAM has become a unifying force for victim service providers across the country to raise awareness about the serious and deadly crime that victimizes more than one million women and nearly 400,000 men in America each year.

The National Center for Victims of Crime encourages you to join them this year and help make the 4th NSAM the best yet. Get involved by distributing materials, working with public officials on proclamations, holding events or trainings, contacting local media, and organizing or participating in other local activities that raise awareness of this terrible crime.

To get involved and share what your community is working on for NSAM, please contact the National Center for Victims of Crime [e-mail or call (202) 467-8700]. Additional resources, such as fact sheets, stalking laws, research studies and training tools, are available from the National Center for Victims of Crime.

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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: The More You Know campaign

Marking its fifth consecutive year, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) will participate in the 18th season of NBC’s award-winning public service campaign, The More You Know. Learn more at NCMEC's News & Events.

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Rape and Racism information sheet

Men Can Stop Rape has an information sheet on rape and racism. It's an excellent tool to use with a variety of ages and is available for download in English and Spanish.

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Latest edition of ACE Reporter

The latest edition of ACE Reporter, a free newsletter reporting the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, is available. The ACE Study is an ongoing collaboration between Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta; it examines the relationship between childhood trauma and long-term health problems in adulthood. This edition focuses on Depression and Suicide and offers both the adult survivor's and the researcher's perspectives. Archived editions available too!

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Funding Opportunities: FUNDING ALERT V2N4

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center have collaborated to provide a redesigned FUNDING ALERT. Issued twice monthly, or whenever warranted, this new FUNDING ALERT will provide a synopsis of the available funding that can be used by individuals and/or agencies working to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

The current FUNDING ALERT issue contains funding opportunities from the Office on Violence Against Women, the National Institute of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Office for Victims of Crime, Bureau of Justice Assistance, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Native Americans in Philanthropy. GOVERNMENT GRANTS

Page 1:

  • OVW FY 2007 Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program
  • Disaster Mental Health Research Center (P60) (DMHRC)

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  • Statewide Family Network Grants
  • Health Disparities Among Minority And Underserved Women (R01)

Page 3:

  • Women's Mental Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research (R01)
  • Behavioral and Social Research on Disasters and Health

Page 4:

  • OVC FY 07 Action Partnerships
  • OVC 2007 Public Awareness in Underserved Communities

Page 5:

  • Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI)
  • 2007 Rural People, Rural Policy Cohort

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  • Flying Eagle Woman Community-Based Philanthropy Award
  • Louis T. Delgado Distinguished Grantmaker Award

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