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Diversity Challenge - October 19-20, 2012

What to Do About Race and Culture and Violence

Each year the Institute addresses a racial or cultural issue that could benefit from a pragmatic, scholarly, or grassroots focus through its Diversity Challenge conference.  This year's Diversity Challenge, What to Do about Race and Culture and Violence, offered two full days of informative sessions focusing on some of the complex health, mental health, and educational issues that might be improved or alleviated with more explicit integration of research, practice, and policy.

Please take a look at our session Abstracts.



Diversity Challenge featured panels from our Invited Speakers as well as individual presentations, workshops, posters and symposia.

Over 80 Presentations, Including………..

·  Before their Time: Mothers Facing the Murder of their Sons

·  Economic Consequences of Rape: Disparate Impact for Survivors of Color and Immigrants

·  Bullying of Ethnically Diverse Youth

·  Arab American Survivors of Sexual Violence: Taking Culture into Account

·  Truth or Dare? In Psychotherapy with a South Asian Perpetrator of Violence

·  Violence and Survival Among Gay and Lesbian Arabs in the Middle East

·  Healing Violence Through Native American Narratives: A Nexus of Narrative Approaches

·  Clinical Interventions with Gang Adolescents and their Families: Lessons from the Field




Diversity Challenge Schedule


 8:15-9:00        Continental Breakfast / Registration

 9:00-9:15        Welcome /Announcements 

 9:30-11:00      Concurrent Session 1

11:00-11:10     Break

11:10-11:15     Opening Remarks

11:15-12:45     Invited Panel

12:45-1:45       Poster Session 1 Luncheon

 2:00-3:30        Concurrent Session 2

 3:30-3:45        Break

 3:45-5:15        Invited Panel



 8:15-9:00        Continental Breakfast

 9:00-9:15        Welcome / Announcements

 9:30-11:00      Concurrent Session 3

11:00-11:10     Break

11:10-11:15     Remarks  

11:15-12:45     Invited Panel

12:45-1:45       Poster Session 2 Luncheon

 2:00-3:30        Concurrent Session 4

 3:30-3:45        Break

 3:45-5:15        Invited Panel

 5:30-7:00        Closing Celebration and Reception (Entertainment and Refreshments)

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