Past Conferences 2020-05-11T12:07:26-07:00

Past Conferences

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September 5, 2017

Understanding the Impact of Injury, Violence and Trauma on Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Men and Boys of Color

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Community Intelligence and the Violence Prevention Coalition (VPC) will convene practitioners, policy-makers, funders, artists, community advocates, law enforcement/probation, health/mental health professionals, school personnel, a local elected official and youth to explore opportunities, actions and strategies that can be implemented to uplift men/boys and women/girls of color and accomplish My Brothers' Keeper objectives in California. We expect a group of up to 50 participants/organizations convening to to discuss the impact of violence and trauma on health, mental health and community well-being among men/boys of color.

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October 9, 2017

Community Intelligence: Uplifting Men/Boys & Women/Girls of Color in California Conference with Indigenous Music Performance

On Monday, October 9, 2017 the, Alliance for Boys and Men of Color; Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health; Black Women for Wellness; Californian’s for Safety and Justice [...] 59th California Assembly District Office; and, the 64th California Assembly District Office are partnering to convene a diverse set of professionals to explore opportunities, actions and strategies that can be utilized to Uplift Men/Boys and Women/Girls of Color (MBOC/WGOC) and accomplish My Brothers/My Sister's Keeper (MBK/MSK) objectives in California. Speakers include public health and mental health practitioners, non-profit organizations, health departments, policy-makers, funders, artists, community advocates, law enforcement and probation, researchers, school personnel, local elected officials and youth. We expect a crowd of up to 200+ participants representing dozens of organizations convening to learn more about tools and concepts that can be used to uplift men/boys and women/girls of color in California.

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December 5, 2017

Understanding of the Impact of Injury, Violence and Trauma on Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Women and Girls of Color presented by Community Intelligence, the Making Connections Network and VPCGLA

Exposure to violence, particularly greater exposure to violence and trauma, complicate adolescent and adult development among young women and girls of color (YWGOC) aged 12-25. The goal of this workshop is to discuss the mental health impact of violence, trauma and unhealthy physical environments on YWGOC aged 12-25 in South Los Angeles and the surrounding south LA County communities of Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lennox, Inglewood, Gardena, Watts and Compton.

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December 11, 2017

Health Equity, Homicide Victimization & Multisectoral Approaches towards Preventing Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence among Women and Girls of Color by Community Intelligence, Making Connections Network, Prevention Institute and VPC

The Impact of Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence on Women and Girls of Color and What Can Be Done About It: A Discussion on (a) Health Equity and Multisector Approaches to Prevent Domestic Violence; and, (b) An Analysis of a Violence Policy Center Study Examining Homicides Involving One Female Murder Victim and One Male Offender

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March 5-6, 2018

Elevating Maternal, Paternal, Child and Adolescent Health and Well-Being in Communities of Color Conference with Indigenous Musical Performance presented by Community Intelligence, Making Connections Network, Prevention Institute and the VPC

The Elevating Maternal, Paternal, Child & Adolescent Health in Communities of Color Conference will be held in Los Angeles, California on March 5th, 2018, when we will gather maternal, paternal, child and adolescent health professionals, public health professionals, mental health professionals, educators/school teachers, maternal and child health advocates, injury prevention professionals and organizations, law enforcement, students (undergraduate and graduate), park and recreation personnel and domestic/family/intimate partner violence professionals. Our presenters understand and can describe the challenges and impending opportunities to elevate maternal, paternal, child and adolescent health, public health, mental health, education, health, injury prevention, law enforcement, parks and recreation and domestic/family/intimate partner violence in communities of color.

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June 5, 2018

Addressing Mental Health Impact of Injury, Violence and Trauma and ATOD Abuse on Men and Boys of Color

Join us for a workshop focused on deepening our understanding of the connections between ‘injury, violence and trauma’ and ‘alcohol, tobacco and/or other drugs’. Specifically, the ‘access to, sale of, manufacturing of, exploitation of, commercialization of, commoditization of, cultural appropriation of and the use/abuse of alcohol, tobacco and/or other drugs’ in communities of color.

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