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.

Jul
30
Wed
Building Trauma-Informed Services for Children, Youth, and Parents Impacted by Domestic Violence @ Webinar
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Building Trauma-Informed Services for Children, Youth, and Parents Impacted by Domestic Violence is a 10-part webinar series for domestic violence advocates, supervisors, and mental health clinicians working in DV programs. Through this series, participants will gain enhanced understanding and practical strategies for supporting survivors and their children to address challenges, promote resilience, and heal from the traumatic effects of interpersonal violence.

The series builds on a core curriculum, Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, written by Patricia Van Horn, PhD, in collaboration with NCDVTMH and will offer practical tools, tips, and discussion guides for creating trauma-informed child and family-centered programming.

This webinar examines how doing this work, and in particular, working with children, may affect us. This webinar offers practical strategies for enhancing self-awareness, dealing with stress on the job, fostering our own resilience, and developing organizational supports that can help sustain us in this work.

More information: http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/events/building-trauma-informed-services-children-youth-and-parents-impacted-domestic-violence

Jul
31
Thu
All Communities are Not Created Equal – Prevention Institute @ Webinar
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
How can violence prevention become more equity focused? What does it look like to acknowledge the impact of race, class, sexual orientation and ability in the development, implementation and evaluation of prevention efforts? This web conference will provide a space for a closer look at enhancing violence prevention work to promote health equity. Based on the framework presented in CDC’s recent publication "A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease", this web conference will delve into disproportionate outcomes based on race, class, sexual orientation, and ability within the context of violence prevention. Guests will explore opportunities to better address equity issues and support health equity as a part of prevention initiatives.
Program Evaluation & Improvement for Victims Services @ Webinar
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Victim service providers need actionable, research-based intelligence to maximize the impact and efficiency of their programming. In the last year, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has taken several steps to help the sector move in this direction, with the 2013 “Bridging the Gap” grants and more recently funding following the Vision 21 report.

Join experts from the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) and Social Solutions to learn where program evaluation is headed for providers of victims services, specifically in terms of using technology to connect research, evaluation, reporting and service delivery, and how your agency can prepare and become more data-driven in the process.

Aug
1
Fri
Successfully Motivating Teens To Take Leadership Roles In Prevention @ Webinar
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Successfully Motivating Teens To Take Leadership Roles In Prevention will be presented by Jennifer Rauhouse Executive Director and Founder of Peer Solutions and guest speaker Eli Chevalier a Senior High School student that is a Peer Educator representing Jennifer’s program.

- In 1981, Jennifer Rauhouse began her work to end sexual, relationship and family violence including child abuse, before it begins. She founded Peer Solutions in 1996 and has developed, implemented and evaluated STAND & SERVE (S&S), a locally and nationally recognized student, school, family and community primary prevention initiative designed to cultivate safety, equality and respect as norms. Jennifer has provided trainings with an emphasis on youth and community mobilization for Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Kentucky, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming and currently serves on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Advisory Council.

- Eli Chevalier is a senior at Tempe High School in Tempe Arizona. He joined STAND & SERVE (S&S) six years ago and now serves as the Peer Education Coordinator. Eli was instrumental in developing a new initiative entitled THE GUTS TO BE GOOD (G2BG), five things we can all do to make this world a better place: 1. The guts to be Respectful, 2. The guts to be Courteous, 3. The guts to Speak-Up, 4. The guts to be Honest and 5. The guts to Lend a Hand. Eli hosts bi-annual S&S Days at the Capitol, is a peer educator after school and during the summer and facilitates workshops for local and national conferences. Eli is an Under the Trans* Umbrella Expert and is willing to share his expertise as requested. When not volunteering regularly in his community including working with young people, families and school staff dealing with traumatic brain injury, Eli also serves as the President of the Gay Straight Alliance, as Head of the Thespian Club and is an accomplished actor.

More information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8661200896752013570

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
12
Tue
Name, Frame, and Responde: How to Respond to Harassment in Program Services @ Webinar
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for an LGBTQ Access Webinar Series (July-December 2014) walking programs through inclusive, relevant services for LGBTQ people and survivors of all genders. This series will have an emphasis on addressing recent LGBTQ related FVPSA assurances requirements and the OVW FAQ on the VAWA implementation.

Name, Frame & Respond:
How to respond to harassment in program services

To register: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/jryzfrp

Aug
26
Tue
Nothing’s Neutral: Feminist-Centered Programs Welcoming People of All Genders @ Webinar
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for an LGBTQ Access Webinar Series (July-December 2014) walking programs through inclusive, relevant services for LGBTQ people and survivors of all genders. This series will have an emphasis on addressing recent LGBTQ related FVPSA assurances requirements and the OVW FAQ on the VAWA implementation.
Get more information about the series online at: www.nwnetwork.org

To register: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/bwvkmcp