Training and Event Calendar
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September 2013 – June 2014
Faculty will explore the various ways that critical systems have historically betrayed the trust of battered women and sexual assault survivors. The three institutions examined in this webinar are higher education, the U.S. military and the criminal legal system. In failing to institute and implement protections contained in law and policy, these institutions have breached the social contract made with survivors. The broken promises publicized by the institutions, promises of justice, opportunity, safety, and accountability, have induced survivors to step up and out, taking risks to safeguard themselves and their children and to escape the violence and coercive controls of their assailants. The betrayal of the faith invested in these institutions by survivors has too frequently placed them in enhanced peril, and has sometimes compromised the relationships of advocates with the survivors they serve. Faculty will explore both the betrayals and strategies to end the systemic failings/malfeasance of these critical systems.
For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=345
The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on the current use of risk assessment tools in the criminal justice and advocacy response to intimate partner violence (IPV) cases. There will also be a specific discussion about IPV cases involving military personnel and veteran perpetrators. How often do you hear people say there is a higher rate of IPV and a higher incidence of lethal IPV among the military and veteran populations? Is this true? Are military and veteran-related cases of IPV more dangerous? Is there a relationship between military and/or combat experience and the level of risk and danger? Are there different risk factors for lethality and re-offense when a perpetrator has served in the military and had combat experience? Do advocates and other providers need to use different models and risk and danger assessment tools/instruments when working with the military and veteran populations?
For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=350
Jeana Lungwitz, director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, will be joined by social worker, Terry Secrest, and former Domestic Violence Clinic student, Marsha Perez, in discussing the collaboration between law students and social work students in assisting survivors of domestic violence in the wide array of cases accepted by the Clinic.
For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=347
Presenter: Ed Heisler, Executive Director, Men As Peacemakers; Co-Coordinator, Minnesota Men’s Action Network (MN-MAN): Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence
Description: For many college students, parties and college are like books and classes. They just go together. Students come to college to earn a degree, but college parties are an integral part of the recreational and social experience. Unfortunately, though, parties frequently include domination, disrespect, or use of sexual or physical violence against women. This can devastate individuals and negatively impact the entire campus community. The reality is that men are responsible for most of these damaging behaviors, and women are left to deal with party environments that become uncomfortable and dangerous. The party scene, however, does not have to be overshadowed by discomfort, fear, and violence against women. Men As Peacemakers, through its MN-MAN programming, has worked with students to create the BEST Party Model—an innovative approach to sexual assault prevention on college campuses. BEST involves college men and women in shaping safe, respectful, and fun party environments that will help prevent sexual violence. This webinar will provide an introduction to the BEST Party Model, and explain what students are doing to create Party Revolution to prevent sexual violence.
- Understand factors that contribute to a campus environments across the country where an average of 1 in 5 women experience an attempted or completed rape.
- Describe the importance of college party environments as a platform for the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence.
- Define a primary prevention strategy allowing individuals to shape social environments, including parties, to prevent sexual and domestic violence.
- Define how the BEST Party Model anchors an innovative, campus-wide strategy, to promote gender equity and prevent sexual and domestic violence.
|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
For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=382
The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on trauma-informed care for intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors and how it applies to military-related survivors. What is trauma-informed care and how does it affect the work we do with IPV survivors? What are the consequences if we don’t have a trauma-informed approach to the services we provide? Dr. Warshaw will provide a basic overview of trauma-informed care and why it is important when intervening with IPV survivors. Dr. Kelly and Ms. Hallum will then discuss how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of the Army Family Advocacy Program approach trauma-informed care for IPV survivors. Whether you work in the Department of Defense or in a community-based program, this webinar will enhance your knowledge of trauma-informed care and how it can be applied to improving the services provided for military IPV survivors and their families.
Presenters: Carole Warshaw, MD, Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, Executive Director, Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative; Ursula Kelly, PhD, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Nurse Scientist, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Assistant Professor Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing; Lisa Hallum, LCSW-C, Family Advocacy Program Social Worker, Army Family Advocacy Program, Ft. Meade, MD.
Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Senior Advisor, Military Advocacy Program, BWJP
Description: What are the consequences of trauma in a person’s life? How does it affect their relationships and ability to seek help? Do you have to understand trauma to provide effective services to IPV survivors? Are the services needed by military-related IPV survivors different from those needed by those who have no connection to the military? This webinar will give you a basic understanding of trauma-informed care and how it is applied within the VA and military systems.