Training and Event Calendar

This event calendar is provided as a service to our members and the public. An event may be cancelled at any time. Please confirm the event with the sponsor prior to making travel plans. To submit an event, please contact us.

Aug
1
Fri
Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children @ Childrens Hospital
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Darkness to Light is the leading evidence based child sexual abuse prevention program in the country. The training programs aims to empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

9-11 am at the Children’s Hospital Auditorium
Cost: $10
(Scholarships are available through Children Trust Fund)

If you can’t attend this training (August 1), you have two more opportunities this year:
October 3
December 5

If you have any questions or need to RSVP, please sign up on Facebook, call us at (504)894-5484 or email nocac@chnola.org

Aug
6
Wed
Creative Solutions to Strengthen Advocacy Options and Healing for Immigrant Survivors @ Hyatt French Quarter
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for plenary sessions followed by interactive workshops that provide opportunities for in-depth information, skill building exercises, practice opportunities and group discussions. Participants will learn and share creative strategies while focusing on a wide range of advocacy options for immigrant survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault or other crimes. Plenary sessions and workshops will provide practical tools and address the best practices to strengthen family law and custody cases, increase safety by ensuring access to public benefits, subsidized health care, VAWA confidentiality protections, and victim based immigration remedies and protection orders for immigrant survivors. Participants will also focus on how to deliver services or provide representation in a manner that promotes healing from trauma.

Registration available at: http://www.niwap.org/conference/new-orleans.php

For more information http://www.ncdsv.org/images/OVW-NIWAP_Creative-solutions-to-strengthen-advocacy-options-and-healing-for-immigrants-survivors_8-2014.pdf

Aug
11
Mon
Best Practices & Helpseeking Obstacles: Law Enforcement and Advocacy @ Webinar
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Presenters: Dr. Sherry Hamby is Research Professor of Psychology and Director of the Life Paths Research Program at the University of the South, John Guard is a detective with the Major Crimes Division of the Pitt County, NC Sheriff’s office, and Margaret (Peg) Ruddy is the Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center of Scranton, PA, serving in that capacity for 22 years and employed by WRC for 30 years.

Description: The faculty will discuss the findings of a national study of domestic violence witnessed by children. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response (that which included at least 6 “best practices” for law enforcement – follow up after initial contact, safety planning with victim, assessment of child’s needs, provision of 911 telephone, description of protection orders and court procedures, connection with available shelter and services, explanation of effects of domestic violence on children, and efforts to help victims feel safe) was most associated with arrest. Contact with advocates involving referrals and protection order information was most associated with separation from domestic violence perpetrators. Obstacles to accessing services were identified. Helpseeking was not deterred by obstacles in the directions anticipated by researchers. Criminal justice case attrition was high across the full spectrum of criminal legal interventions. Practitioner faculty will reflect on the research and analyze it in light of the “best practices” and obstacles to service in their respective fields.

For more info and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=384

Aug
22
Fri
Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ New Orleans, LA
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The LPOR Legal Seminar will:

  • Explain how the protective order registry works.
  • Explain the appropriate use of the mandatory order forms.
  • Identify and discuss state and federal statutes related to court protections for those affected by domestic abuse and dating violence.
  • Disseminate the updated v.7 version of the Guide to the LPOR, the standardized forms, and the related interactive software.

CLEs will be provided.

To register, visit www.lpor.org