The 13th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference - Better Together: Building Connections to Reduce Multiple Forms of Violence

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Case managers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, nurses, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.


There are many different forms of violence in society today, and although Youth Violence has traditionally been the focus of this annual conference, child abuse, domestic violence, suicide, bullying, elder abuse, and sexual violence are equally formidable societal ills. Traditionally, each of these forms of violence has been addressed in isolation, focusing on prevention strategies tailored to a single type of violence, but we now recognize that these multiple forms of violence have a lot more in common than previously thought, suggesting that our prevention efforts might be strengthened and enhanced through cooperation and collaboration, as opposed to the “working-in-silos” approach that is so often seen in large organizations and municipalities. This year’s conference will examine the similarities and associations between these related forms of violence, providing a foundation and a rationale for developing prevention strategies that can simultaneously address multiple forms of violence within a given community. More importantly, conference attendees will hear first-hand from community organizations who have been able to achieve significant violence prevention successes by developing partnerships with organizations dedicated to preventing seemingly very different forms of violence.

Featuring special lunchtime keynote address on “Gun Violence in Our Schools” delivered by Dr. Clayton Wilcox, Superintendent-Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216

Connecting the Dots: Notes from the Field:
North Carolina helps partners identify shared community and societal level risk and protective factors. Check out the below video!

Continuing Education Credits include:
(You MUST attend the entire conference to receive credit)

  • CEUs/Contact Hours
    This Activity fulfills the requirement of 0.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing 5.0 contact hours.

  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
    Application has been made to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc for continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education.

  • NC Psychologists Credit
    Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

    The Charlotte Area Health Education Center and Partners Behavioral Health Management are cosponsors of this program. A co-sponsorship application has been sent to NBCC for approval. Charlotte Area Health Education Center is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

  • Objectives

    • Understand the various forms of interpersonal violence that can exist, and co-exist in our communities today
    • Understand the risk and protective factors that are common to all of these multiple forms of interpersonal violence
    • Recognize how the similarities that exist amongst these various forms of violence provide an avenue (a basis) for a common approach to prevention for these multiple forms of violence
    • Learn how organizations focused on preventing different forms of violence can utilize a common violence prevention strategy, and can thus collaborate, potentially achieving greater success than might be achieved alone.


    Gabriela Staley, MEd


    May 4, 2018
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Check-In Time
    7:30 AM
    6.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
    0.60 - CEU
    6.00 - Contact Hours
    6.00 - NBCC Hours
    Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
    May 4, 2018
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
    Registration Fee (Includes breakfast and lunch)
    Student (High School) Fee (must present ID at registration table).
    Contact Hours
    Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
    NBCC Hours