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.
October 2013 – October 2014
The Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish is hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemoration. This year’s theme, “Hope in the Light of Day”, highlights the Coordinated Community Response efforts of the Ouachita Parish SAFE Task Force as it strives to promote victim safety and batterer accountability. Open to the public. Domestic violence literature is available including DV Fact Sheets, brochures, and DV Handbooks.
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
“Purple Balloon Release” is the culminating event for the Dollars for Domestic Violence fundraiser for high school students within Ouachita Parish. The high school raising the most funds releases the Purple Balloons at their campus. This event is hosted each October by the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.
“Dollars for Domestic Violence” is an awareness fundraiser for high school students within Ouachita Parish. Students purchase domestic violence ribbon cards for one dollar to Say No to Domestic Violence. Students pledge to help raise awareness of domestic and teen dating violence.
The LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE is the culminating event for the winners of the Pennies for Peace elementary school domestic violence awareness and fundraising project. The winning school will release live butterflies followed by a pizza party for the winning class in honor of safe families. This event is hosted each October by the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.
Pennies for Peace is an elementary school awareness project in which schools compete using purple piggy banks to collect coins to help local children and their families in Northeast Louisiana receive domestic violence services. Age-appropriate materials are provided for parents to review with students at home. Teachers and counselors are provided with resource and referral information. This event provides a positive experience in addressing a community problem that affects many children. Special recognition of winning school /class plus a $100.00 gift card drawing in which all participating schools are eligible to win.
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.
Oct 2, 2014, 10am-11am,
The Wellspring Domestic Violence Month Kickoff Event:
“Hope in the Light of Day: Celebrating DV Survivors”
316 S. Grand St., Monroe, LA
Oct 15, 2014, 6pm-7pm
Domestic Violence Forum
University of Louisiana Monroe
Student Union Ballroom