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.
|This webinar will delve into the changing face of domestic violence, including tactics being utilized by perpetrators and escalating barriers faced by victims. Attendees will participate in an interactive exercise to demonstrate the impact of domestic violence on survivors.|
This webinar will explore the topic of teen dating violence. Many teenagers and young adults are experiencing abuse in their relationships. This abuse can look vastly different than the abuse experienced by adult victims of domestic violence. Teens and young adults relate to each other, as well as their environment differently than adults. They are also well versed in technology and social media. Because of these reasons, teen dating abuse may take different forms and require different relief than that needed for an adult relationship. Several states allow teens to obtain protection orders, and some even provide protection orders with relief that specifically meets the needs of teens and young adults.
Part 1 – Financial Abuse 101: Financial abuse is a common tactic used by batterers to control and isolate their partners with far-reaching and devastating consequences. This webinar will provide information to consider before ending a relationship, including strategies to protect safety.
Topics to address:
- Financial safety planning
- Separation, divorce and support considerations
- Disclosing abuse and
- Privacy considerations
In this session, we will explore the impact of current immigration laws and policies on immigrant survivors of partner abuse, sexual assault, and other types of abuse. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the immigration system and learn how to identify immigration options that may be available to LGBQ/T immigrant survivors. We will address the unique barriers faced by LGBQ/T immigrant survivors and share advocacy tips and experiences through participant excercises, advocacy stories, and Q&A.
Presented by Hema Sarang-Sieminski, Esq and Kristin Tucker, NW Network
Service provision to victims of domestic violence presents unique challenges if an agency or staff member is to effectively respect, inform, connect and inspire program participants. Trauma-informed care has significant implications for organizational processes, and demands that direct service staff align the work they do with overall organization strategy to avoid re-traumatization while still driving towards improved outcomes.
Dennis Newlin, Clinical Director of STAND! For Families Free of Violence, has helped Social Solutions develop a best-practice model that providers can use to apply intentionality, demanded by trauma-informed care, to their work.
Along with other research-based, best practice models, these tools allow providers to collect the information necessary to evaluate program effectiveness and quickly report progress to funders. A combined discussion and software demonstration will show how, in practice, technology can reflect and support program goals and the daily frontline work in pursuit of those goals.
As part of the Legal Assistance for Crime Victims: An OVC Capacity Building Initiative, OVC TTAC and the National Crime Victim Law Institute are working collaboratively to expand the availability of pro bono and no-cost legal assistance for victims of crime nationally. Part of that collaboration includes developing and delivering a series of webinar trainings.
This training will focus on the different justice systems that a human trafficking victim may be involved in and how to best serve victims who may be navigating various systems.
For more information and to register: http://law.lclark.edu/live/events/18706-intersections-of-civil-criminal-and-administrative
|This webinar will address the current legal issues impacting victims of domestic violence, including lack of housing and employment protections, barriers in criminal justice intervention, limited access to safe divorce and separation, and child custody and visitation concerns.|
A goal of many OVW grantees is to change institutional practices that give rise to poor outcomes for survivors of violence against women. Praxis International offers methods and tools for activists and representatives from institutions that process “cases” to move toward approaches that reform the ongoing work routines that ultimately shape case outcomes. The tools avoid blaming individuals for failing to protect victims. A Community Assessment emphasizes understanding how work is organized in ways that impede attention to victim safety and well-being and to offender accountability. Practitioners and advocates work side by side to analyze policies, case files, and the steps in case processing in order to identify concrete points of change. This webinar will provide an overview of the tools available and how they might benefit your community’s efforts to improve responses to violence against women.
For more information: http://www.praxisinternational.org/praxis_training.aspx
Part of PreventConnect’s 2013-2014 Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series, Statute of Limitations and its Connection to Prevention, will be a web-based conference discussing statutes of limitations and how they connect to prevention of child sexual abuse. Registration will open three weeks in advance at http://www.preventconnect.org/category/end-child-sexual-abuse/
|This webinar will address the importance of maintaining victim confidentiality, including legal mandates and practices to enhance victim safety and autonomy, as well as promoting an ethical response to domestic violence survivors and their families.|