Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Neighbors Statewide Training Conference

The New Neighbors Victim Outreach Project is sponsoring a free, comprehensive cross-training for victim service providers and refugee service providers.
This conference will cover a wide range of topics (see below) specifically chosen to increase understanding of the specific cultural issues facing Vermont's refugee and immigrant populations. Refugee service providers will also have the opportunity to learn the basics about crime victimization, the services currently available in Vermont, and how to get help for community members or clients they serve in the course of their work.

You are encouraged to register now by emailing Will Roberts: A more detailed registration brochure will be sent to you next week. You will be able to indicate your choices of workshops as well as any special needs you may have. We want everyone who is interested in this topic to attend! If you are not fluent in English, we will do our very best to provide an interpreter for you.

Please contact me with questions: or 802-241-1250 ext. 112.

Thanks, Barbara





St. Michael’s College 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Reception and Entertainment 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the New Neighbors Victim Outreach Project

Refugee service providers will learn about crime victimization and available services.

Victim advocates will learn how to be allies to Vermont's refugee and immigrant populations.

Topics will include:

Introductory cultural workshops for advocates and allies

Immigration relief and other legal remedies for crime victims

Available victim services in Vermont

Domestic and sexual violence through the lens of cultural awareness

Human trafficking: looking behind the mask

Developing bias-free policies and cultural intelligence in policing

Working with victims of trauma and torture

Join us for a unique and dynamic training, including film, dance, and theater performances!

Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact: Barbara Whitchurch, Project Director

To register, contact Will Roberts, Training Specialist

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