In 2013, National Teachers Day is Tuesday, May 7th. Every day, teachers make a meaningful difference in the lives of countless students across the world. For some students, many of their fondest memories were made at school. Teaching is a daunting job that is often overlooked but very critical in a person’s intellectual as well as emotional development.
In 2014, National Teacher’s Day will be held on Tuesday, May 8th. The overarching goal of National Teacher’s Day is to recognize educators for their dedication to ensuring that every student receives a quality education. The work of teachers should be celebrated by students, parents, and the community as a whole not simply on National Teacher Day but every day. For ideas on how to recognize the important and necessary work undertaken by teachers, consider visiting the National Educators Association (NEA) website at http://www.nea.org.
Source(s): National Educators Association
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Stafford Loans are federal student loans made available to college and university students to supplement personal and family resources, scholarships, grants, and work-study. Nearly all students are eligible to receive Stafford loans regardless of credit. Stafford loans may be subsidized by the U.S. Government or unsubsidized depending on the student’s need. Stafford loan interest rates for 2012-2013 are currently unknown.
A 2007 law that reduced the interest rate on Stafford Loans from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent is about to expire. Without legislative action, subsidized Stafford loans will return to the 6.8 percent interest rate on July 1, 2012.
Each year, more than ten (10) million students use subsidized Stafford loans to help pay for college. With rising tuition costs, attending college is very difficult for many students, and the increase in interest rates would cause a college education to be out of reach for many college age people. With that knowledge, Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders recently introduced legislation to stop student loan interest rates from doubling this summer.
Stafford Loan Information: Eligibility
You must be a U.S. citizen or national, a U.S. permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen accepted for enrollment or attending a school that participates in the Federal Family Education Loan Program. Additionally:
- You must have submitted a FAFSA to be eligible for a Stafford loan
- For subsidized Stafford, you must have financial need as determined by your school
- You must be enrolled or plan to enroll at least half time
If Stafford loan rates doubled, countless students would be affected. “We tell our children to get an education, and we owe it to them to keep that door to higher education to the middle class open.” For up-to-date information on this issue, check out the Student Loan Network Blog.
Tell your elected officials in Washington, DC to take swift action to pass the bill to keep college affordable for students and working families.
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Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings, and rape combined. And studies suggest that up to ten (10) million children witness some form of domestic abuse annually. Everyone has a right to be safe.
Research data indicates that when different members of the community coordinated their efforts to protect battered women and hold batterers accountable, these efforts were more successful. Coordination helps to ensure that the system works faster and better for victims, that victims are protected and receive the services they need, and that batterers are held accountable and cease their abusive behavior. A critical first step toward coordinating responses is developing a common understanding of domestic violence.
Law enforcement agencies, advocates, health care providers, child protection services, local businesses, the media, employers and clergy can—and ideally should—be involved in a coordinated community response. Health care providers, in particular, can be important participants. Doctors, nurses and emergency room workers may see and treat women who do not or cannot seek other kinds of assistance. Coordinated community response programs often work to create a network of support for victims and their families that is both available and accessible. Coordinated community response programs often use the full extent of the community’s legal system to protect victims, hold batterers accountable, and enforce the community’s intolerance of domestic violence. Coordinated community response programs also often engage the entire community in efforts to change the social norms and attitudes that contribute to domestic violence. (From American Medical Association, Family Violence: Building a Coordinated Community Response 12 (1996).)
The conference aims to advance the health care system’s response to domestic violence. The Conference attracts the nation’s leading medical, public health and family violence experts from across the U.S. with increased international participation. In addition to the institutes, workshops, and plenary session, award winning actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will perform part of her one-woman show on healthcare, Let Me Down Easy, during the biennial National Conference on Health & Domestic Violence.
Event Date: March 29-31, 2012
Location: San Francisco, California
Sponsor: Futures Without Violence
The 6th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence will feature cutting-edge research and practice on the intersection of healthcare and violence prevention. Workshops, scientific posters, and plenary sessions highlight the latest research and most innovative clinical responses to domestic violence, with a focus on the work being done by physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, domestic violence experts, researchers and others. The Conference includes an Exhibit Hall to feature local and national resources. The Conference is primarily funded by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
With thirteen (13) in-depth Pre-Conference Institutes, one hundred and seventy (170) workshop presentations, in addition to plenary and keynote sessions, the Conference is one of the largest forums of its kind for advocates, clinicians, and researchers.
Prevention Pre-Conference Topics:
The prevention pre-conference institutes, workshops, and plenary sessions are as follows:
Prevention: Here are some of the prevention related titles of sessions:
Pre-Conference Institute: Promoting healthy relationships & preventing teen dating violence in the middle school years
Pre-Conference Institute: Intersectionality and gender based violence
Pre-Conference Institute: What’s your role in ending violence against women on campus?
Teen dating violence trajectories: Expect respect and gender matters intervention projects
Evaluation of the green dot bystanding intervention program in high school and college campuses
Weathering tough economic times through relationships: Innovations in teen dating violence prevention with youth at the center
Preventing IPV among Hispanics: Family, partner and community violence exposure, innovative training programs and impact on reproductive health of gang-affiliated Latina women
Interactive multimedia and online tools to understand teen perspectives on relationships, teach about IPV, and to transform negative social norms to positive ones
The fourth R: Classroom and small-group strategies to reduce dating violence and abuse
Promoting healthy relationships among adolescents in health care and school settings
Engaging men and boys as allies: Prevention programs and therapeutic tools for young men exposed to violence
Closing plenary session on Transformers: Risk, Resilience and the Promise of our Teens
Conference Sponsor: Futures Without Violence’s
“Everyone has the right to live free of violence. Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.”
From domestic and dating violence, to child abuse and sexual assault, Futures Without Violence works to end some of the most pressing global issues of our time. We advance the health, stability, education, and security of women and girls, men and boys worldwide. In 1994, Futures Without Violence was instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by the US Congress. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, we train professionals such as doctors, nurses, athletic coaches, and judges on improving responses to violence and abuse. As well, we work with advocates, policy makers and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships – the relationships that all individuals, families, and communities need and deserve.
For further information on the conference or to register, please visit www.nchdv.org.
Source(s): Prevent-Connect. Futures Without Violence website.
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The “NYU Forum on Theatre for Public Health” will take place on April 21st through the 23rd of 2011 in New York City. According to Conference Alerts announce for this upcoming public health related forum, “The goal of this forum is to facilitate a dialogue on the intersections between drama and public health. The forum will also investigate the perceived boundaries and barriers for artists and educators when delving into health education.” For more information, please contact Dr. Nan Smithner or visit their website. Information Source: Conference Alerts.
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Venue: Las Vegas, United States
Contact name: Professor Joseph Bonnici, PhD, JD
Organized by: International Journal of Arts and Sciences
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 25 January 2011
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