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.

December 2013 – January 2014

Examining a Culture of Slut Shaming Among Youth @ Webinar
Dec 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Sabrina Chen, Youth Program Coordinator at API Chaya, and two members of PAINT, Sunhee Kim and Jennifer Williams, will be presenting a webinar entitled “Examining a Culture of Slut Shaming Among Youth”.


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Williams v. Illinois and Forensic Evidence: The Bleeding Edge of Crawford @ Webinar
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presented by Teresa M. Garvey

The application of Crawford principles in the context of forensic evidence continues to plague the criminal justice system. The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Williams v. Illinois did not provide the guidance prosecutors had hoped for with regard to satisfying Sixth Amendment confrontation requirements in cases involving forensic evidence, where multiple analysts may be involved or where examining experts are no longer available to testify. The Williams decision raises more questions than it answers about when and how an expert may testify to conclusions based upon the opinions or work of other (non-testifying) experts or technicians.
This webinar will provide a review of the relevant case law, and will explore how trial prosecutors can present a case involving forensic testing that involves a multitude of technicians and experts. It will also address Williams’ impact on “cold cases,” in which original experts who performed autopsies and other forensic examinations and testing are no longer available for trial. This webinar will provide practical suggestions to trial prosecutors who must balance limited resources against the need to secure convictions that will withstand confrontation challenges on appeal.
Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, lab personnel, medical professionals, and judges are encouraged to view the recording.

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Developing Partnerships with Community-Based Service Providers – Part II @ Just Detention International Webinar
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Just Detention International, in collaboration with the National PREA Resource Center, presents Part II of a two-part webinar series on how to include victim service providers in a facility’s sexual abuse prevention and response efforts. In this webinar, the PREA Coordinator for the Bexar County Jail and the Director of Crisis Intervention for the Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio will discuss their collaboration to provide services for jail inmates. They will review their memorandum of understanding and provide guidance on navigating difficult issues, including confidentiality and the different guidelines and responsibilities for corrections agencies and service providers. Other experts will discuss additional roles that community-based organizations can play in PREA implementation.

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Murder/Suicide and the role of Mental Health in Workplace Violence Prevention @ Webinar
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are murderers and perpetrators of murder/suicide (terrorists) crazy?  Can we actually prevent the next violent attack or are we relegated to responding/reacting to violence? After Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life, in just the past week a 14-year-old boy murdered a beloved teacher in Massachusetts and a 12-year-old boy shoots and kills a beloved teacher in Nevada.  The Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, shot and killed 12 people before he was killed (suicide by cop?).
The most lethal of all aggressors, perpetrators of murder/suicide, are increasing at an alarming rate.  Are we creating a society of sociopaths?  We have lived under the illusion that mental health assessment, profiling and even threat assessment can reliably prevent the next shooting but history has told a different story.

John D. Byrnes, Founder and CEO of the Center for Aggression Management will address these questions and offer reliable prevention solutions.  John D. Byrnes has over 4,700 Linkedin Security and Law Enforcement Connections with over 2,900 endorsements.

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Empowerment: Survivors of DV/SA in Recovery Define Success and Share What Works @ Webinar
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Substance Abuse, Trauma & Domestic Violence Series, Webinar 8 with Karen Foley, MSW & Patti Bland, M.A. CDP
Conducting a Threat Assessment Without Interviewing the Subject: Is it Possible? @ Webinar
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Speaker: Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC

When we assess the risk of school or workplace violence, we always want to be able to talk to the person making or posing the threat.  Or do we?  This session looks at the threat assessment process in two ways: when we actually met with the subject or when we don’t.  There may be many reasons why we want to – to get his or her perspective, to read his or her body language, tone, seriousness, targeting, or plans and preparations – and why we may not want to or be able to meet with the subject prior to making our assessment – the subject or the threats are anonymous, he or she refuses to meet, or the meeting may actually spur the subject into action because he or she feels trapped or that time is running out.  While clinicians may insist that they must meet with the subject in order to conduct a full violence risk assessment, it may not always be easy, possible, or necessary.

Learning Objectives:

Know when it is a good idea to meet with a threat subject and when it is not.

Know how to develop, collect, and interpret threat-related data and put it into context.

Discuss the limitations of threat assessment when you don’t meet with a subject.

Discuss how, where, and when to hold a threat assessment meeting.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC, is internationally-known for his writing and training efforts in school and workplace violence prevention.  In 1994, he co-wrote Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence.  His San Diego firm provides training, consulting, and HR support.  He is board certified in HR, security, and coaching.  He holds a doctorate in Business Administration, an MA in Security Management, a BS in Psychology, and a BA in English. He worked for the San Diego Police Department for 15 years, as fulltime officer, reserve sergeant, and DV investigator.  He has written 15 books on business and criminal justice subjects.

Tips on Filing Taxes for Domestic Violence Survivors @ Webinar
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Each year, families receive billions of dollars in tax assistance. These tax returns are the largest influx of money into the pockets of low-income families and individuals. For many, it is used to pay off debt, obtain a more reliable vehicle, or just have a bit more money to meet necessary expenses. This money can be even more important for survivors of domestic violence who are trying to create a life without violence, especially when creating a life without violence, away from an abuser.

This webinar will address some of the issues that survivors of domestic violence face during tax time. We will cover a variety of topics, including a basic overview of common tax credits available to clients, how to safely file taxes innocent spouse relief and what to do when a partner or former partner has already claimed the dependent children. All topics will address the specific needs of survivors and address their safety.  In addition, this 90 minute webinar will leave time to answer questions from advocates

About the Presenters:
The webinar will be presented by Jane Zhao, Attorney and Tax Clinic Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Economic Progress and Kelly Goodall, Director of Economic Empowerment at the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Intended Audience:
Advocates who work with survivors of domestic violence.
This webinar is only available to ICADV Program Council Member Agencies.

Serial Offending and the Testing of Rape Kits @ Webinar
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Research on so-called “undetected” rapists – men who commit rapes but who are either not reported or not prosecuted for their crimes – has clearly demonstrated that the old stereotypes about rapists are false. Undetected rapists, who represent the vast majority of rapists, and account for the vast majority of rapes, use extensive planning, often use of alcohol and other drugs to render their victims vulnerable, and rely on minimal force to threaten and intimidate their victims into submission. A majority of these rapists are serial offenders, and the evidence suggests that they typically begin their offending careers during adolescence. Evidence also indicates that serial offenders account for more than 90% of all rapes. These data underscore the potential importance of testing non -stranger sexual assault kits and maintaining DNA databases derived from the processing of rape kits.


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Sensory Grounding Skills: Practical Tips for Survivors in Crisis @ Webinar
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presented by Kathryn Woods and Casey Malsam, CSU Women & Gender Advocacy Center
As advocates, it can be helpful to have some easy-to-teach, concrete, effective coping strategies for survivors in crisis. This webinar will teach the participants sensory grounding skills, which can be helpful for flashbacks, nightmares, body memories and panic attacks.

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Stalking in the Workplace @ Webinar
Jan 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


Robert Bardo.  Arthur Jackson.  Mark Chapman.  John Hinckley.  All are stalkers who
targeted well-known celebrities.  Chances are that you have heard their names, but are you  aware of the significance of their crimes in respect to your safety in (and out) of the workplace?

This webinar will educate personal / executive assistants (as well as front of the line staff)  working for anyone in the public eye (including celebrities, politicians, executives, community leaders, etc.) about how to better protect themselves and their workplaces.  While effective threat assessment requires intensive training and years of experience, the material presented is informational in nature and meant only as a general overview of the basics of stalking, in the context of fan mail / strange communications often received by executives and their staff.  We will be reviewing various stalking cases, looking at the elements in a threat assessment, learning
how to identify communications / people of concern, seeing what information can be obtained from communications (stated intentions, investigative information, etc.), dealing with such troublesome individuals, and then knowing what to do with the information before it escalates.

Some takeaways include:
*  Stalking behaviors
*  Why you should be concerned about strange communications
*  Some common red flags
*  Case histories
*  Tips on how to better protect your privacy
*  General strategies to help you deal with people of concern

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