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.

Apr
23
Wed
Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety: Subpoena Defense Pro Bono Training @ Webinar
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Issue: Subpoenas Victims of sexual and domestic violence turn to community-based advocates for help Federal law and most states protect the confidentiality of victim/advocate communications Nevertheless, advocates get subpoenaed routinely in a wide variety of court matters Under-resourced non-profit advocates need & cannot afford a lawyer to quash subpoenas

The Solution: Trained Pro Bono Lawyers The American Bar Association and the Confidentiality Institute have partnered to develop the Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety Pro Bono Project, which will: Deliver in-person and webinar-based training on advocacy & confidentiality Provide a nationwide pro bono manual on protecting privilege & quashing subpoenas Manage a listserv of participating attorneys to facilitate peer support for best practices Offer individualized technical assistance from the Confidentiality Institute Post legal updates and emerging trends to the project website

The Project: Pairing Up Attorneys & Advocates Advocacy programs request help from the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence ABA will intake & screen advocates requesting assistance with subpoenas ABA will contact trained attorneys practicing in the advocate’s jurisdiction Attorneys accepting cases will have support from ABA, Confidentiality Institute, and listserv The Attorney Training: Webinar Dates: April 23 & June 19, 2014 Time: 3:00 PM Eastern The two 90 minute webinars are currently scheduled for 2014, and the fee will be waived for non-profit attorneys and attorneys agreeing to join the project and taking one case in the next year. – See more at: http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t14sdt1.html#sthash.4v3Bz3rT.dpuf

Apr
24
Thu
Safe and Together™ Model Overview @ Webinar
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Domestic violence cases are often extremely challenging and concerning for child welfare systems and other professionals interested in the safety and well being of children. As child welfare systems seek to become more domestic violence informed, the Safe and Together model offers a field tested, innovative, comprehensive, promising practice child centered approach to domestic violence cases that involve children.  Based on our work in more than 11 states and various countries, this introduction will provide an overview of the model assumptions, principles, critical components and key practice skills. Using successful case examples from practitioner, agency and community implementation, the trainers will discuss how the model impacts child welfare policy and practice, and outcomes for families including emerging data.

Participants attending this web training will:

  • Gain an understanding of the model’s principles and critical components
  • Hear about other states who have implemented the model
  • Learn to conduct a thorough assessment through the lens of the model
  • Explore how the model can enhance safety plans and case plans

http://endingviolence.com/our-products/online-learning/webinar/

Apr
30
Wed
What Can We Learn From Turned-Around Cases @ Webinar
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Presenters: Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D., Senior Consultant for Child and Adolescent Trauma at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore Maryland and the Executive Vice-President of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence and Stephanie Dallam, Research Associate, Leadership Council; former Pediatric Surgery and Trauma Nurse Practitioner, University of Missouri Health Sciences Center.

Description: In this presentation, new information will be presented about the results of a case analysis of 27 custody cases involving the abuse of children. In these cases, a judge initially ordered the children into unsupervised contact with an abusive parent and then a later judicial decision protected the children from abuse. This sample is illustrative of failures common in family court where signs of child abuse are ignored and theories which blame the mother, such as accusations of parental alienation are relied upon. The case analysis shows that it is often the court-ordered custody evaluators who recommend access to the unsafe parent and experts in child abuse and domestic violence who correct the information for the court. This presentation will present recommendations derived from this case analysis about how to approach allegations of abuse in contested custody cases so that children are more consistently protected.

May
1
Thu
Improving existing, and creating new gendered violence prevention programs and policies on college campuses: An organizing approach @ Webinar
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: In January 2014, President Obama announced the launch of a new task force to prevent sexual violence on college campuses. Citing that 1 in 5 women on college campuses have experienced some form of sexual violence during their academic careers, but only 12 percent of student victims report the assault. The President has called this epidemic “totally unacceptable.”

Urging a fundamental shift in attitudes around sexual violence, the President’s actions are timely considering the work of Futures Without Violence Campus Fellows across the country. Launched in the fall of 2013, the Campus Leadership Program aimed to spur creative, student-led action to change university policy, enhance curriculum, raise awareness and shift campus culture.

In this interactive webinar, we will share what our Campus Fellows have accomplished this year within their diverse academic fields. Additionally, we will open the forum to students with experience or interest in this work, and brainstorm programmatic, policy-oriented, curricular, institutional, legal, and subversive tactics to improve prevention and intervention programs on your college campus.

For more information: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/section/our_work/health/_webinars/_05_01_14

 

Resource Showcase: Safe Church Initiatives @ Webinar
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
May
8
Thu
Understanding Stalking Dynamics and Implications for Transgender Individuals and Communities @ Webinar
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Recent national data indicates that 6.6 million people are stalked in a one year period in the United States; yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized or missed entirely. Guest presenter Rebecca Dreke of the Stalking Resource Center will provide foundational information on stalking, including common stalking dynamics, the impact on victims, and how victim service providers can better assist transgender victims and survivors of stalking. Additionally, the webinar will include a case study in which a transgender professor was stalked by a student. We will explore how their respective identities compromised the effectiveness of officials’ and bystanders’ responses. Webinar participants will be offered practical tools on safety planning and threat assessment as well as other examples to support them in better serving transgender individuals who have experienced stalking.

Presenters:
Rebecca Dreke, Stalking Resource Center
michael munson, FORGE Executive Director
Loree Cook-Daniels, FORGE Policy and Program Director

This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K121 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

May
12
Mon
Representing Clients Experiencing Trauma in Civil Protection Order Cases @ Webinar
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Description: Those who work with survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault know that survivors’ experiences with abuse are often connected with trauma and mental health. Representation of clients experiencing trauma in civil protection order cases can present unique challenges. While some of these challenges stem from the nature of the law surrounding these cases, other challenges arise out of the barriers that trauma survivors face in daily life, exacerbated during the course of legal representation. The very nature of the legal system, and the experience of seeking legal protection, can further traumatize or trigger clients, creating barriers to accessing legal remedies. This webinar will provide information on how to tailor legal advocacy of clients who are experiencing trauma in order to:

? Provide assistance that accommodates their mental health needs.

? Make civil legal justice accessible.

? Obtain the best possible legal outcomes.

Discussion will include: The definition and effect of trauma on clients and how to counsel clients in a trauma-informed manner, as well as strategies that anticipate and account for trauma in court.

Audience: Attorneys, Advocates, Law Enforcement and Court Personnel

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit for Attorneys: Please check with your state bar for CLE requirements and related fees. We will provide teleconference materials and an attendance certificate to those applying for CLE credit.

Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW grantees and the general public. Registration will close on May 9, 2014. A webinar is an online presentation requiring an internet connection. There is no charge for this webinar. You must select one of the following audio options upon connecting to the webinar:

? Teleconference (standard long distance rates apply)

? VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers required)

 

 

May
14
Wed
Human Trafficking: The Role of the Health Care Provider @ webinar
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Description: What can healthcare providers do to help victims of human trafficking? Many healthcare providers, who interact with human trafficking victims, are unaware that these crimes occur and often are not prepared to respond to victims, survivors, and those at risk. This webinar will provide clinicians with knowledge on trafficking and give specific tools for screening, assist victims in the clinical setting, and understand reporting requirements. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a human trafficking survivor, and explore opportunities for improving practice and policy.

For more information: http://nhcva.org/2014/04/15/webinar-human-trafficking/

Questions? Contact Jeanne-Mairie Duval jmduval@futureswithoutviolence.org.

 

Jun
4
Wed
Attorney General’s Office Basic 2-Day Domestic Violence Course for Law Enforcement @ Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and P.O.S.T. invite your department to participate in classes to be held in your area as a part of our annual training series on the Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection and Law Enforcement Response to Human Trafficking.  The Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General has developed, and implemented Louisiana’s first Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified law enforcement training dealing with issues of domestic abuse and most recently has launched Louisiana’s Law Enforcement training specific to Human Trafficking.

These comprehensive courses utilize a standardized and uniform curriculum that concentrates on areas such as the nuts and bolts of domestic violence and human trafficking, laws and legal issues, orders of protection, safety, investigative techniques and special issues such as stalking and strangulation.

In addition, the course is facilitated by a team of certified instructors, as well as certified academy instructors who have extensive knowledge in the area of domestic violence and human trafficking representing advocacy, law enforcement response, and the criminal justice system.

Course instruction and all materials are provided at no cost to your agency. This class will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants so early registration is encouraged.  Please see the attached schedule for the upcoming trainings in your area.

To register officer/officers for this training, please visit the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice / P.O.S.T. website at http://www.lcle.la.gov for postings and agendas.

Jun
24
Tue
Attorney General’s Office Basic 2-Day Domestic Violence Course for Law Enforcement @ US Army Reserve Readiness Facility
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and P.O.S.T. invite your department to participate in classes to be held in your area as a part of our annual training series on the Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection and Law Enforcement Response to Human Trafficking.  The Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General has developed, and implemented Louisiana’s first Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified law enforcement training dealing with issues of domestic abuse and most recently has launched Louisiana’s Law Enforcement training specific to Human Trafficking.

 

These comprehensive courses utilize a standardized and uniform curriculum that concentrates on areas such as the nuts and bolts of domestic violence and human trafficking, laws and legal issues, orders of protection, safety, investigative techniques and special issues such as stalking and strangulation.

 

In addition, the course is facilitated by a team of certified instructors, as well as certified academy instructors who have extensive knowledge in the area of domestic violence and human trafficking representing advocacy, law enforcement response, and the criminal justice system.

 

Course instruction and all materials are provided at no cost to your agency. This class will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants so early registration is encouraged.  Please see the attached schedule for the upcoming trainings in your area.

 

To register officer/officers for this training, please visit the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice / P.O.S.T. website at http://www.lcle.la.gov for postings and agendas.