Advocacy in Action 2.0


Get Ready for Advocacy in Action 2.0!
Although live meetings are slowly coming back, CVRC wants AIA to be accessible to all of New Mexico’s advocates and other professionals working to support crime victims. Many are still working under challenging circumstances and cannot attend an in-person conference, so we went back to the drawing board to redesign the AIA experience to meet your needs in 2022.
Instead of a traditional conference format, we will be offering a year-long virtual training series starting in March and ending in November. Some sessions will be a single workshop, others full-day intensive programs, and some in a more typical conference format with keynotes and breakout sessions.A single registration gives you access to the entire year’s programming, and much of it will be recorded so you can watch anything you missed on demand. We will continue to bring you, national experts, highlight local resources and provide continuing education for nurses, counselors, social workers, and law enforcement.
We’re working furiously to finalize our programming, but be assured we’ll bring you the same high-quality programming you’ve come to expect. We’ll even offer an “unconference” in the fall, a full day of sessions chosen by registered attendees! Check out our website for the most up-to-date program information. Here’s a peek of our first two programs:
Chandra McPherson graced us last year with her presence, and the feedback was off the charts. Therefore, we are bringing her back to kick off our series with a new talk, so everyone has the opportunity to hear her powerful and inspiring messages. As a crime victim advocate herself who has served her community for over 20 years, she knows first-hand the challenges that come with the territory. In this presentation, she offers creative tools to engage the communities we serve while maintaining the healthy boundaries needed for self-care. Joining Chandra is EleSondra DeRomano, a 2016 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient who has advocated against all forms of exploitation for more than 20 years. She will perform a very powerful spoken word piece titled “My Name is” and talk about her journey from a volatile early childhood to her involvement in the criminal justice and foster care systems to her life on the streets and being trafficked for sex to helping the FBI and starting her own organization supporting youth.
You asked for more of Dr. Ginsburg’s sage advice and thought-provoking content, so we are bringing him back to provide a six-hour workshop. This day-long intensive is designed to help agencies that work with marginalized and traumatized youth to shift from a risk-based approach toward a resilience-based approach. This highly-interactive presentation will provide specific strategies and tools for identifying and fostering the strengths of youth.


Scholarships are available for those finding the registration fee a
barrier to participating. There are some restrictions on who may
apply due to the funding source. The scholarship application closes
when funding is exhausted, so apply early!

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