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.

August – September 2013

Aug
20
Tue
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.

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=342

Aug
21
Wed
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.

RSVP to ncooper@chnola.org

Aug
23
Fri
Louisiana Housing Alliance Listening Tour @ Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Aug 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Louisiana Housing Alliance is hosting its 5th Annual Listening Tour August 19th-30th! Each year they convene housing advocates, developers, service providers, government officials, and policy makers to discuss housing issues in your community.

The Listening Tour is a critical event that shapes the state-level policy priorities for the Louisiana Housing Alliance each year. Register for the meeting closest to you, and let your voice be heard!

For more information and to register: http://lahousingalliance.givezooks.com/events/2013-louisiana-housing-alliance-listening-tour

Aug
28
Wed
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?

 

To register visit: http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=1831&update=N

Sep
11
Wed
Key Strategies in Implementing Assessment Findings @ Webinar
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration limited to OVW grantees.

At its best, the process of community assessment is both an effective community organizing tool and also a process for creating concrete change. Many interagency teams are eager to analyze practices and case files together, but some communities are challenged when it comes to committing to change and implementing those changes. Preparing for implementation from the beginning stages of a community assessment can pave the way for success in implementing changes the assessment recommends. Join us for an insightful discussion to learn about key strategies for successful implementation of recommendations and findings.

For more information: http://www.praxisinternational.org/praxis_training.aspx

To register: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=yhspbbs&user_id=

 

Sep
12
Thu
Women at the Crossroads: DV Survivors with Criminal Justice Involvement, Part 1 @ NCDBW Webinar
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
PART 1 of a 2 part series:

Women are among the fastest growing criminal justice population. Currently, there are over one million adult women involved in the criminal justice system. The reasons for their involvement are as varied as their pathways into and contact with the system. A consistent thread throughout the lives of justice-involved women is trauma resulting from domestic, sexual or other types of violence. Throughout their lives, justice-involved women may encounter various criminal justice practitioners and service providers charged with assisting them prior to, during, or after incarceration. It is critical to understand that women have life circumstances that are unique to their gender that require specific interventions. Obtaining a better understanding of what contributes to their incarceration is at the core of helping them transition back to their communities, reducing recidivism, and achieving improved outcomes.

For more information and to register: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/NCDBW_Women-at-the-crossroads-Parts-1-and-2_9-2013.pdf

Sep
17
Tue
Use of Technology in Intimate Partner Stalking Conference
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm

Hosted by the Stalking Resource Center and NNEDV, this foundational conference will feature an array of nationally renowned trainers on the issues of intimate partner stalking and technology, including experts from the fields of law enforcement and victim services. You will learn how offenders use various technologies to stalk, how to document technology misuse, how to investigate and build a stalking case, and how to work with victims to enhance their safety. This conference will provide an opportunity to network with your colleagues from across the country and discuss challenges facing practitioners in this field.
Participants will gain a basic understanding of how various technologies are used by stalkers and how to enhance community responses to stalking.

For more information and to register: https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=THEU12E

Sep
19
Thu
The Use of Technology in Intimate Partner Stalking Advanced Training for Criminal Justice Professionals
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm

The Use of Technology in Intimate Partner Stalking Advance training for Criminal Justice Professionalswill be held from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm on September 19 and from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm on September 20. The conference will include a hands-on session, focusing on computer and cell phone forensics and basic evidence collection.

 

Geared toward law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals, including prosecutors, probation, parole, corrections, and judges, this training will provide essential information on the documentation, collection, and preservation of cell phone and computer evidence. This training will greatly enhance attendees’ ability to investigate cases where technology is misused as a tool in stalking.
Sessions will include:
  • Evidence Collection of Technology Based Stalking
  • Mobile Phone Seizure Certification
  • Field Search : A Free Tool for Computer Examinations
Sep
23
Mon
Women at the Crossroads: DV Survivors with Criminal Justice Involvement, Part 2 @ NCDBW Webinar
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Part 2 of a 2 part series.

At year-end 2007, there were more than 1.27 million women in prison or jail, or on parole or probation in the U.S. As of 2009, approximately two-thirds of women in state prison were incarcerated for non-violent offenses including drug, property, or public order offenses. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 3 in 10 women in the U.S. have experienced physical or sexual violence and/or stalking by a partner. Histories of economic and social marginality, substance abuse, mental illness, physical and sexual abuse in childhood and/or as an adult (including adulthood abusive families and battering relationships) have contributed to women’s criminal justice involvement. Connecting reentering women with community-based support services designed to deal with their unique challenges is critical to their long-term success.

 

For more information and to register: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/NCDBW_Women-at-the-crossroads-Parts-1-and-2_9-2013.pdf

Sep
25
Wed
Use of Alternative Light Source (ALS) and Negative Filters to Improve the Visibility of Injuries Under the Skin @ Webinar
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A strangulation assault may leave no visible external injuries such as bruises or marks. Over 50-80% of strangulation victims do not present visible, external injuries.  While external signs and symptoms of strangulation may be difficult to detect to the naked eye, new technology is available to assist and detect underlying physical injuries incurred from a strangulation assault. This technology can also be applied to other areas of the body where bruises or injury may not be visible.

 

During this webinar, the presenters will discuss Alternative Light Source (ALS) technology and Negative Filter software programs used with digital camera systems and explore how they might be used in examining victims who have been strangled or beaten. ALS technology may be used to identify many types of evidence that would otherwise go undetected under standard lighting conditions or in daylight, such as semen, urine, blood, teeth marks, and fingerprints.

 

The presenters will also review research conducted to investigate how such technology has been used in cases involving strangulation and other forms of injury for increased identification, and discuss the potential outcomes and challenges associated with using this technology for evidence gathering purposes. Case examples will also be presented and resources provided, for current research using ALS for documentation of injury.

For more information and to register: https://www.evawintl.org/WebinarDetail.aspx?webinarid=3