Coming Together for Action 2018 Conference

DenverThe Global Alliance is hosting an interdisciplinary conference for behavioral health, social justice, and healthier communities. The conference will be held in the Denver Metro Area at the Anschutz Medical Campus October 4-6. Mark your calendars: Registration  will open June 1! Early bird rates are available, so don't delay!  


Check out these articles from the latest issue of AJO:  

Rafferty, Y. (2018). Mental health services as a vital component of psychosocial recovery for victims of child trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.

Casey, E. A., Storer, H. L., & Herrenkohl, T. I. (2018). Mapping a continuum of adolescent helping and bystander behavior within the context of dating violence and bullying.

Heaton, L. L. (2018). Racial/ethnic differences of justice-involved youth in substance-related problems and services received.


International Day of Families

May 15th, 2018 is United Nations’ International Day of Families. This year’s theme is “families and inclusive societies”, based on Sustainable Development Goal 16. Families play a vital role in the development of safe and inclusive societies and children raised in stable and supportive families develop positive qualities that maintain inclusive communities in the future. Programs and policies that promote the healthy development of children, especially those that support women and mothers, are of vital importance. 

Organizations doing great work in this area: 

  • Wakami Global transforms rural Guatemalan villages by teaching women business skills and providing access to products and services that benefit families and children. 
  • Through research, implementation, and policy the Women’s Refugee Commission aims to improve the lives and protect the rights of women and children fleeing conflict and crisis. 
  • Pathfinder International serves marginalized women by expanding access to reproductive services globally.