Racist Sterotypes (mascot/event)


Racism has troubled the world for generations and lamentably, it is alive today.
Racist stereotypes can be evident in sports and this is a shame since from the Olympic Games in old Greek times, sports have had the objective of joint people in a peaceful atmosphere so they can compete with honor. Remember that in old Greek times, wars stopped to celebrate the Olympic Games.
However, sports have still racist commentaries and troubles because is an activity that many people have in common and because emotions peaked and sometimes people expressed without any contention.
Media coverage doesn’t help to improve racist stereotypes. It focuses on negative and uncivil acts (‘during the match, the public insulted…’). And if you open your local sports page, you will find your daily dose of scores and stats, that’s truth, but somewhere else in there you will find also a gossip about something an athlete did wrong or about his/her private life (‘he has seen drunk in that pub and…’).
If you want to explore the mythology and psychology of sports stereotypes, you can attend to National Museum of the American Indian (Rasmuson Theater, First Level. 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Washington, DC) to a special program/symposium on November 1, 2012, 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM
Free and open to the public.
Metro: L’Enfant Plaza, Maryland Avenue/Smithsonian Museums exit
Racist Stereotypes & Cultural Appropriation in American Sports
Thus, join commentators, scholars, authors, and representatives from sports organizations for a series of panel discussions on racist stereotypes and cultural appropriation in American sports.
Examine the retirement of “Native American” sports references and collegiate efforts to revive them despite the NCAA’s policy against “hostile and abusive” nicknames and symbols, and engage in a lively “community conversation” about the name and logo of the Washington, D.C., professional football organization.
Reception will follow immediately after the symposium.
Don’t miss this chance to improve our coexistence!
You can also read the article ‘Tribute to Jim Thorpe, Native American Athlete’  http://yareah.com/tribute-to-jim-thorpe-native-american-athlete/

Free Teen Depression Webinar (event)

Dear Colleagues,

Teenage depression is a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life, it affects their family, school, and community. 

Children can also experience depression, yet because it is often passed off as normal emotional and psychological changes that occur during growth, it is often undiagnosed and untreated. Left untreated, youth depression can lead to more serious mental health issues, problems at home and school, drug abuse, violence, and even suicide.

As a school staff or community member, it is important that we learn to recognize the signs of depression in children and youth in order to make appropriate referrals and support our students. We hope you will participate in the FREE webinar on October 18, 2012- more information and a link to the webinar is included below. Please share with your networks.

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free, one-hour webinar about Teen Depression on Thursday, October 18, at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific 

Designed to educate parents and adults who work with youth, the Teen Depression webinar addresses
  • what teen depression is
  • what are behaviors of concern
  • how to talk to teens about depressive disorders
  • what are treatment options
  • where to get help
  • what to do if help is refused.

The webinar facilitator is Vanessa Prosper, Ph.D., who is based at the Boston Children's Hospital.  

People who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation form will receive two free publications from Families for Depression Awareness, the Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guide for Parents and the Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guide for Teens.

Please share the information about the free October 18 Teen Depression webinar with your network as we reach out to parents and parent organizations, educators, school administrators and health personnel, and adults who work with youth. For your convenience, I've attached a flyer and supplied a blurb below, including the link to register at www.familyaware.org. 

Thank you for your help!

Very truly yours,


Families for Depression Awareness, a national nonprofit organization, is hosting a free, one-hour Teen Depression webinar on October 18 at 6pm ET. Designed for parents, school staff, and youth workers, the webinar covers what teen depression is, how to talk about it with teens, what are some of the behaviors of concern, what are the treatment options, and how to address potential challenges (such as if the teen refuses help). People who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation form will receive two valuable publications from Families for Depression Awareness. Register for this free webinar at https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=48374&. Families for Depression Awareness is online at www.familyaware.org.

Susan Weinstein, Director of Programs and Marketing  
Families for Depression Awareness 
395 Totten Pond Road, Suite 404, Waltham, MA 02451 
781-890-0220 * susan@familyaware.org * www.familyaware.org 
Free Teen Depression webinar on 10/18, 6pm Eastern
Free Coping with Stress and Depression webinar on 11/7, 7pm Eastern
Learn more and register at http://www.familyaware.org/trainings.html

NICWA Conference (event)

April 7-10, 2013 • The 31st Annual “Protecting Our Children” National American Indian Conference. http://www.nicwa.org/conference/ The National Indian Child Welfare Association believes that in order to serve American Indian and Alaska Native families, we must stand together as dedicated tribal, state, and federal leaders; court and law enforcement representatives; substance abuse treatment and mental health professionals; community leaders; and child welfare advocates who are dedicated to this work. LOCATION: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa, 777 West Cherokee St., Catoosa, Oklahoma, 74015 CONTACT: (503) 222-4044, or Laurie Evans at laurie@nicwa.org

Negotiation & Cross-Cultural Communication (event)

Negotiation & Cross Cultural Communication Workshop; Sept. 11-13, 2012; Rincon Tribal Hall

It’s one week till IDRS’ dynamic workshop, Negotiation & Cross-Cultural Communication, comes to the Rincon Tribal Hall in Valley Center, CA.  There are still a few seats available so we encourage you to register to now.  

Instead of just giving people information, our emphasis is on ensuring that people leave our training with new skills that can be applied in every aspect of their lives. Our workshops teach people how to: reach across cultural, racial, and gender boundaries; create an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust; prepare for and run orderly meetings that produce results; identify “ground rules” that create a sense of safety and support informed decision-making; deal with difficult people and people with difficulties; surface and resolve differences in an orderly way; and assist people reach agreements that satisfy mutual interests and are fair, enforceable and lasting.  

If you possibly have the opportunity, please join us.  Your career and organization will thank you!  To learn more about the training or to register CLICK HERE!

For more information about scholarships, groups discounts, or any other questions, please give us a call at 916-482-5800 or e-mail us at info@idrsinc.org.
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Women who are Victims of DV and Substance Abuse (event)

Working with Women who are Victims of DV and Substance Abuse
  Join us for a Webinar on August 15
Working with Women who are Victims of DV and Substance Abuse
The intersection of Domestic Violence and Alcohol and substance abuse is a complex and multi-faceted situation which poses unique challenges to advocates working with women and children.  While there are many similarities such as they both involve power and control dynamics, they both impact entire families, they both thrive in silence and isolation and carry great society stigma and shame and they both involve denial systems including minimizing and rationalizing, domestic violence and substance abuse are very different problems requiring different safety interventions.  Join for us for this important webinar to learn more about creating safety for women who are victims of domestic violence and substance abuse and multi-abuse trauma.

Presented by Brenda Hill, Native Co-Director, SD Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence and Facilitated by Gwendolyn Packard, NIWRC Program Specialist

Title: Working with Women who are Victims of DV and Substance Abuse
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM MDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
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