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
14
Wed
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.

Aug
26
Mon
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.

For more information and to register: http://www.naccchildlaw.org/events/event_details.asp?id=304652

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
12
Thu
Bystander Intervention: Focusing on Social Justice @ PreventConnect Webinar
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Bystander intervention has emerged as a popular and powerful strategy for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence.  This web conference will further national dialogue on the strategy, with a particular focus on social justice.  It will highlight new publications about bystander intervention from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, as well as provide examples of successful integration of a social justice framework into the strategy

For more information and to register: http://www.preventconnect.org/2013/08/bystander_intervention_social_justice/

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
16
Mon
UNITY RoadMap: Framework for Preventing Youth Violence @ Webinar
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Violence is preventable, and more U.S. cities are exploring public health approaches to create safe, thriving communities. Prevention Institute developed the UNITY RoadMap for cities to more effectively and sustainably prevent violence before it occurs. Grounded in partnerships and prevention strategies, the UNITY RoadMap describes the essential elements for implementing a comprehensive strategy. Presenters will introduce the UNITY RoadMap and describe how its elements have been integrated into local efforts, such as the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.

For more information and to register: https://events-na1.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1002235226/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_landing.html?sco-id=1415265384

Sep
17
Tue
Secret Survivor’s Tools for Strengthening your Prevention Efforts @ PreventConnect Web Conference
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Part of PreventConnect’s 2013-2014 Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series, Secret Survivor’s Tools for Strengthening your Prevention Efforts, will be a web-based conference discussing prevention strategies for ending child sexual abuse. Registration will open three weeks in advance at http://www.preventconnect.org/category/end-child-sexual-abuse/

Sep
19
Thu
Financial Justice for Trafficking Victims in the United States @ NCVLI Webinar
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Facilitated by NCVLI’s Terry Campos J.D., this webinar will address the financial recovery rights of human trafficking victims, including criminal restitution as well as civil tort claims.  Founder and president of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, Martina E. Vandenberg discuss how to secure full restitution orders, including the hurdles victims face in accessing restitution, calculating costs, proving causation, and navigating tax consequences.  She will also discuss the civil claims available for crime victims and the best practices for securing full recovery in the civil arena.

For more information and to register: http://law.lclark.edu/live/events/18703-webinar-financial-justice-for-trafficking-victims

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
Because We Have Daughters @ webinar
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Because We Have Daughters (BWHD) is a powerful tool for engaging men in the work to end violence against women and girls. In this webinar, Lee Giordano of Men Stopping Violence joins Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center to illustrate the importance of engaging men to reaching our broader goals of eliminating male violence against women and creating safer communities for women and girls. We will then provide an overview of the Because We Have Daughters program including a discussion of the 7 foundational core values and expected outcomes of the program.

More information and to register: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/MSV-TC_Because-We-Have-Daughters_9-25-2013.pdf