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.

February – March 2014

Feb
3
Mon
YIKES! ? Retirement Planning for Advocates Over 50 @ Webinar
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For many, planning for retirement is a mystery. Join us for a webinar that will help you unravel the mystery and reach your retirement goals. The webcast, designed for people who are 10 to 15 years from retirement, offers a simplified, bottom ?line approach to figuring out how much you need to save and how to make your money last over a possibly long retirement. You’ll learn how to track down and understand:

Your savings, 401(k) plans, home equity, and other assets

Your Social Security benefit ? and how to decide when to start drawing benefits

Your spending and expenses now and in retirement

Filling the gap in your retirement savings.

A Social Security Administration representative who will discuss Social Security retirement benefits will join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration.

 

Who should attend? Advocates who are 10 to 15 years from retirement

 

Click here to register:

https://nnedv.ilinc.com/register/yhczkyc

Feb
9
Sun
Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop @ Doubletree New Orleans
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm

To register: http://njidv.org/education-opportunities/ejs-dv.html

The workshop will address the topics described below, using hypothetical case problems, role-play exercises, small group discussions, faculty demonstrations, and a working lunch. This highly interactive format enables judges from different jurisdictions and levels of experience to learn from one another.

Who should attend:

All state and tribal court judges and judicial officers (commissioners, referee, etc.) nationwide are eligible to attend the workshops, but priority will be given to judges from jurisdictions currently receiving one of the following OVW Grants: (1) Grants to Encourage Arrest, (2) STOP Violence Against Indian Women Grants, (3) Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant Program, or (4) Court Training and Improvement Program. Priority is also given to OVW funded agencies jurisdictions that send more than one judge. Local OVW funded and some courts might cover their judges’ travel and per diem costs. All participants are responsible for their own travel and per diem costs.

Victim & Perpetrator Behavior 3.5 Hours This segment will help participants understand the motivations and behaviors of perpetrators and adult and child victims.

Fact-Finding 3.5 Hours Participants will learn how to apply an understanding of domestic violence to judicial fact-finding and identify evidentiary issues that are of primary concern for judges.

Access to Justice and Judge’s Role in Community Response to Domestic Violence 3.5 Hours This segment focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers to achieving justice in domestic violence cases by focusing on the judge as a leader in the justice system and in a coordinated community response to domestic violence.

Fairness and Culture Issues in Domestic Violence Cases 3.25 Hours Participants will formulate definitions of culture and cultural competence, discuss the dynamics of difference, and identify ways in which culture is relevant in the courtroom.

Decision-Making Skills and Enforcement 3.25 Hours This segment focuses on how judges can apply the law in their jurisdictions to the facts in cases involving domestic violence, and how they can effectively enhance compliance with their orders.

Practical Courtroom Exercises 3 Hours Participants will move among five breakout rooms to participate in a series of practical courtroom exercises designed to help them identify issues involving domestic violence.

Feb
12
Wed
Cyber Stalking @ Webinar
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cyberstalking is the use of the internet, email, facebook, or other electronic communications to stalk, and generally refers to a pattern of threatening or malicious behaviors. This session will focus on tools that cyberstalkers use to harass and intimidate their victims, and will particularly focus on the impact this has on teens who often live their lives through social media.

To register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/574732846

Feb
13
Thu
Teen Survivor Support Groups: Promoting Resilience and Empowerment @ Webinar
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How do you craft a psychoeducational support group for teen survivors of sexual abuse and assault that addresses their unique needs and acknowledges the effects of sexual violence in their lives? What practical steps do you need to take in forming and facilitating these support groups to keep them securely anchored in the values of our field? This webinar focuses on facilitator-tested steps to use empowerment-based advocacy principles, an anti-oppression framework, and trauma-informed approaches, with survivors leading the way.


Learning Objectives:

1. Integrate empowerment-based advocacy principles into teen survivor support groups.

2. Use the principles of trauma-informed services to shape support group practice.

3. Apply an understanding of oppression issues to create an accessible and inclusive group.

4. Create a survivor-led, teen-empowering group experience.


Presenters:

Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck, PhD, Program Management Specialist for the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, provides support and technical assistance on accreditation and management issues for community sexual assault programs.  She offers training and develops resources on the topic of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV); she also focuses on intersections of sexual assault, reproductive health, and pregnancy/childbirth issues.  She has written a facilitators’ manual for IPSV support groups, and has co-written support group manuals for working with teens and nonoffending parents/caregivers. As a clinical psychologist, Jennifer has worked with trauma survivors and in program development for the past 30 years. Jennifer has written a book for parents of children who have been sexually abused, and has been a presenter at national, regional, and local conferences. She is co-editor and contributing author of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse, including a chapter on support groups and one on teen survivors.

 

Logan Micheel, MA, is the Child Advocacy Specialist at the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP).  In this role, she provides technical assistance, training, research and resources to support sexual assault advocates and community programs in their work with children, teens, and nonoffending caregivers.  Her recent projects have included co-writing WCSAP’s guides for facilitating teen and nonoffending caregiver support groups.  Logan has been involved in the anti-sexual violence field for the last 10 years.  Prior to joining WCSAP over three years ago, she worked as a legal advocate at a community sexual assault program in Washington and conducted her Master’s research on the factors influencing sexual assault case filing decisions.

PEP for Prevention of HIV: When, Why & How @ Webinar
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This webinar is one of a series addressing the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations of Adults and Adolescents. The National Protocol recommendations encourage prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections, if indicated. Following sexual assault, the risk of exposure to HIV may be a patient concern and must be a priority for all clinicians. This webinar is designed for clinicians and medical directors who deliver and prescribe treatment for patients post-sexual assault. The presenters will discuss:

1.    When/What: Currently recommended nPEP antivirals and the various medication regimens that clinicians can prescribe according to a patient’s history of assault and pertinent medical history.

2.    Why: Variations in treatment regimens may be prescribed based on certain details of the patient’s history of the assault and the pertinent medical history.

3.     How: Suggestions for implementing nPEP procedures for patients who have experienced sexual assault and information on providing resources to assist patients in obtaining prescribed nPEP antivirals.

All clinicians and allied professional disciplines who work with sexual assault patients are invited to attend the webinar. The webinar is supported by Grant No 2011-TA-A-K021, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice.  The webinar will also be archived for future viewing.

 

Speakers:

Lee Wilbur, M.D. – Dr. Wilbur is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and the Medical Director for the Wishard Hospital Center of Hope and the Wishard Hospital Emergency Department HIV Program. The Wishard Center of Hope, staffed by forensic nurse examiners, serves victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence. Dr. Wilbur has collaborated with the hospital administration, pharmacy services, and the department of infectious diseases to create a reliable post-exposure prophylaxis protocol for victims of sexual assault. In 2008, Dr. Wilbur was the founding Medical Director for an emergency department-based HIV program. The program offers universal HIV screening, linkage to care for newly diagnosed patients, and outreach services for patients who are currently living with HIV and have fallen out of care. Since 2008, the program has screened nearly 30,000 patients, has identified more than 100 newly reactive patients, and boasts one of the country’s highest rates for linkage to care.

 

Lynn Young — Receiving her bachelor’s degree in social work from Ball State University in 1978, Ms. Young began her career at St. Mary Medical Center in Gary, Indiana, and at St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond, Indiana, before relocating to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where she has worked for the last 34 years. She currently serves as the Forensic Specialist for the Indiana University (IU) Health Methodist Hospital Forensic Center, located at the IU Methodist Hospital Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center, and is Co-Chair of the IU Health Domestic Violence Coalition. Ms. Young has extensive experience in crisis intervention for victims of violence and trauma recovery, critical incident debriefing, grant writing, program planning and development, and has published in the Indiana Journal of Medicine. In addition, Ms. Young is currently a coordinator of patient assistance for the IU Health Methodist Retail Pharmacy.

Diane M. Janowicz, M.D. – Dr. Janowicz is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). She is a faculty member in the IUSM Division of Infectious Diseases and serves as the Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship. Dr. Janowicz provides medical care for patients with a wide variety of infections and her clinical interests center on caring for patients who are infected with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. In addition, Dr. Janowicz specializes in educating medical students, residents, and fellows about general infectious diseases. Her research interests focus on chancroid, a sexually transmitted disease that facilitates the transmission of HIV.

 

For more information and to register: https://m360.iafn.org/event.aspx?eventID=96343

Feb
19
Wed
Creating Solutions: Addressing the Health Needs of Intimate Partner Violence Survivors in Family Justice Centers @ Webinar
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Presented in partnership with Futures Without Violence and Project Connect.

For more information: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/FJCA_Creating-solutions-addressing-the-health-needs-of-IPV-survivors-in-FJC_2-19-2014.pdf

 

 

Feb
21
Fri
Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ Lafayette, LA
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The LPOR Legal Seminar will:

  • Explain how the protective order registry works.
  • Explain the appropriate use of the mandatory order forms.
  • Identify and discuss state and federal statutes related to court protections for those affected by domestic abuse and dating violence.
  • Disseminate the updated v.7 version of the Guide to the LPOR, the standardized forms, and the related interactive software.

CLEs will be provided.

To register, visit www.lpor.org

 

Mar
5
Wed
Non-Profit Success: Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement @ Webinar
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The key to the success of any non-profit organization begins with effective leadership and a strong board of directors. The board of directors serves as the business arm of the organization responsible for ensuring that their vision, mission and bottom line is achieved. Today, non-profit organizations are challenged with the reality of operating during difficult economic times impacting program services, fund development, recruitment of professional staff and overall program operations. Executive Directors often wear multiple hats in their quest to effectively and strategically manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. Although board members are generally not involved in the day-to-day aspects of managing an organization, it is essential that they are engaged as a partner in this collaborative effort to ensure its success which must include developing a well thought out strategic plan that will help prepare and guide the organization through the often transitional and challenging times. This webinar is designed for executive directors, chief executive officers, financial officers, treasurers, program administrators, victim service professionals and board members of non-profit or community-based organizations.

 

Mar
6
Thu
American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference @ New Orleans Sheraton
Mar 6 @ 8:30 am – Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm
Mar
7
Fri
Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ Natchitoches, LA
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The LPOR Legal Seminar will:

  • Explain how the protective order registry works.
  • Explain the appropriate use of the mandatory order forms.
  • Identify and discuss state and federal statutes related to court protections for those affected by domestic abuse and dating violence.
  • Disseminate the updated v.7 version of the Guide to the LPOR, the standardized forms, and the related interactive software.

CLEs will be provided.

To register, visit www.lpor.org