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.

Navigating Address Privacy @ NNEDV Webinar
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This webinar will explore different ways survivors can minimize the sharing of their home addresses and personal information. The presenters will discuss a variety of strategies such as programs through the U.S. Postal Service and states’ Address Confidentiality Programs. This webinar is hosted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence as part of the Relocation Counseling and Identity Protection Initiative.

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The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Basics and Practice Tips @ BWJP Webinar
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) for attorneys and legal advocates who deal with military-related survivors of intimate partner violence.  The SCRA is a statute that is generally not well understood, and it may sometimes be used by abusers who are service members to try to manipulate and control court proceedings. On the other hand, it may be helpful to victims who are service members. Understanding the statute will enable attorneys and advocates to more effectively assist military-related clients. We hope you’ll join us for this informative webinar.

Custody Challenges for Battered Women: Research & Practice @ BWJP Webinar
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This webinar will discuss the challenges confronted by battered women as they consider whether to seek a custody/parenting  time order from a court.  In making decisions about mediation, negotiation and/or litigation of custody issues, battered women must consider the risks posed by the batterer to the children during access, any risks both to the battered woman and children at exchange, whether these risks can be mitigated by supervised exchange or visitation, and whether a 3rd party, such as a friend or family member, can safety supervise or if supervision should be done at a center.  Immediately after separation, battered women may want to see a temporary custody order in a civil protection order.  But it may be that the batterer is not interested in custody of the children and poses no risk to them.  In this case, seeking a custody order may not be necessary or can be sought at some time after the crises and emotions of separation have somewhat abated.  Battered women need to know the law, the court system, the inclination of judges, the options for supervision (and the risks of supervision center staff judging her protective parenting negatively), the likelihood that a judge will respond swiftly to a batterer’s violation of a custody order, the kinds of behavior that constitute “a change of circumstances” that may be the basis for a modification of a custody order, and the portability of a custody order within the state and across state lines – among other things.

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Building Blocks of Success: Dynamics of Teen Dating Violence and How to Talk About the Issue @ Break the Cycle Webinar
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This is the first of a three-part webinar series will share tips and best practices on how to talk about the issue, how to engage schools and communities and how to talk to teens and work with survivors.

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Trauma-informed and solution-focused domestic violence practice in CPS: Safety planning and case planning @ Webinar
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What would domestic violence work in child welfare look like if we believed that “Families don’t fail—plans fail”? In this webinar presenters will discuss trauma-informed, solution-focused strategies for effective, family-centered safety and case planning in situations involving domestic violence.

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New Orleans CAC Care Session: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, Family Violence, and the Brain @ New Orleans Family Justice Center
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Presented by Bob Geffner, Ph.D., President of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute in San Diego.


Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Training @ New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stewards of Children is the only nationally research based child sexual abuse program for adults. This program will increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors.  Protecting children is our responsibility and we hope that you will be a part of our initiative to protect our children from sexual abuse. The training is $10 for workbooks however we have scholarships available so please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for a free training. The program will last approximately 3 hours.
If you have any questions or need to RSVP, call (504)894-5484 or email

36th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference @ Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm

More than 36 years of experience has gone into developing this premiere three-day training, during which we will give you the most up to date knowledge and tools to advocate for your clients.

We know you have dedicated some of your practice to the representation of children and youth, parents, or the state in juvenile dependency, delinquency, or family law cases. This conference is the opportunity to come together with your fellow advocates to network and receive the most up-to-date resources available.

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Fair Housing Training @ Louisiana Housing Corporation
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

A detailed and informative fair housing training including the following topics:   Violence Against Women Act:  Pro-active Strategies and Enforcement, Reasonable Accommodation/Modification:  Requirements, Responsibilities, and Reasonable Defenses, Why Accommodate People with a Disability?


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Concrete Strategies for Reflective, Strengths-based Supervision: Organizational Supports for Trauma-Informed DV Services @ Webinar
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cathy Cave, Co-Founder, Inspired Vision Consulting Senior Training Consultant National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health Terri Pease, PhD Senior Training Consultant National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health Trauma-informed domestic violence services and organizations require supervisory structures and processes that are strength-based, reflective, supportive, and guide staff through opportunities for ongoing growth. This webinar will offer concrete strategies for supervisors and managers to engage staff in reflection about advocacy relationships and interactions and will include coaching and other strategies that support staff in developing new skills.

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