Call for Workshop Proposal

Call for Workshop Proposal

Crime Victim Center of Erie County presents the 9th Annual Victims’ Rights Conference.

This one-day conference will be held Friday, April 22, 2022.

Location: Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 West Bay Drive, Erie, PA, 16507

Audience:  victim advocates, law enforcement, counselors, therapists, social workers, educators, nurses, forensic nurses, students in related fields, prosecuting attorneys

Seeking proposals that highlight best practices, current trends and/or innovative topics.   As this conference is sponsored through the Crime Victim Center, workshops must include a connection to victimization and trauma.  Topics might include:  use of technology in stalking/interpersonal violence, issues surrounding image-based abuse, neurobiology of trauma, investigation or prosecution techniques, working with underserved populations (including the elderly, LGBTQ, refugee and international people), military sexual assault, gender differences in trauma processing/PTSD, prevention education programming, culture and norms, human trafficking, use of innovative therapy techniques (ex. therapy dogs, breathing techniques, etc.) with child or adult victims, etc.

Additionally seeking proposals for workshops to satisfy Ethics requirements and relate to victimization and trauma.


  • Workshop length: 60 minutes.
  • Co-presenters are accepted and welcomed, particularly pairings which represent the theme of collaboration.
  • Individuals may submit multiple workshop proposals, but each must be a complete, separate submission.
  • Please keep an accurate word count for each section. If a limit of 100 words is given, for example, only the first 100 words will be read and considered.


  • Completeness of information
  • Adherence to criteria
  • Connection of workshop to target audience
  • Qualifications of presenter(s)
  • Relevance to victimization (sexual, physical, other crime, etc)

Proposal Checklist

  1. Completed application
  2. Workshop objectives (minimum 4)
  3. Workshop abstract (500 word max)
  4. Target audience (50 word max)
  5. Bio of each presenter in narrative form (100 words max)
  6. Resume or CV of presenter(s)
  7. List any honorarium needs

We will be seeking Continuing Education credit for the conference. Because of the time involvement, please be sure to include #s 3,4, and 7 at the time of workshop proposal.


Proposals are due no later than noon on December 31, 2022. Accepted proposals will be notified by January 15, 2023.

Please submit all materials in a single email to Amy Blackman,  Questions may be addressed to the same.

Thank you very much for your willingness to share your expertise at CVC’s Victims’ Rights Conference.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE: Call for Workshop Proposal – 2022

Email questions to Amy Blackman,

Thank you very much for your willingness to share your expertise at CVC’s Victims’ Rights Conference.

Please submit using the form below

Application for Proposal Submission
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