AT-CURA Conference website now open
Plan to participate, register and submit your proposal for the AT-CURA Conference, July 23-25, 2014.
Get ready – the Acting Together-CURA “Youth Strengths and Prevention of Delinquency and Gang Involvement: Academics and Community Acting Together” Conference is on its way.
The conference website atcura2014conference.ca has launched, complete with information about participating, registering and submitting a proposal.
The conference, to be held July 23-25, 2014 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey, British Columbia, will bring together academic researchers, service providers, parents, teachers, youth, police agencies and government policy makers.
The call for submissions for the concurrent sessions in the conference has begun with a deadline of Feb. 28, 2014. Complete details about the call for submissions are at the conference website, including the online submission form.
AT-CURA Receives Crime Prevention and Community Safety Award
Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton presents Dr. Gira Bhatt with a Crime Prevention and Community Safety Award in recognition of Acting Together-CURA’s work. Photo courtesy: Province of British Columbia
Acting Together-CURA’s groundbreaking work to prevent gang-related youth violence was recognized Friday with a prestigious award.
B.C.’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton presented Dr. Gira Bhatt with the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Award on Nov. 1 at an annual ceremony recognizing “outstanding contributions toward crime prevention and community safety” in the province.
The award acknowledged AT-CURA’s successes, innovative methods, and commitment to the community in its aim to identify protective factors that will prevent youth from being vulnerable to gang involvement.
The project was nominated for the award by Dan Malo, chief officer of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-BC, and by Balwant Sanghera, chair of the South Asian Community Coalition Against Youth Violence. Read more…
Youth Resiliency Expert Michael Ungar to be Featured Speaker at Conference
We are delighted to have Dr. Michael Ungar as the featured speaker at our upcoming AT-CURA Conference, “Youth Strengths & Prevention of Delinquency and Gang Involvement: Academics and Community Acting Together,” to be hosted in Vancouver on July 23-25, 2014.
Click here to download a brochure introducing the conference, its goals, and confirmed keynote speakers.
Dr. Ungar will be presenting on “Nurturing Youth Resilience in Challenging Contexts: Why Different Factors Predict Well-being Across Cultures and Communities.”