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 – October 2014

Aug
11
Mon
Best Practices & Helpseeking Obstacles: Law Enforcement and Advocacy @ Webinar
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Presenters: Dr. Sherry Hamby is Research Professor of Psychology and Director of the Life Paths Research Program at the University of the South, John Guard is a detective with the Major Crimes Division of the Pitt County, NC Sheriff’s office, and Margaret (Peg) Ruddy is the Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center of Scranton, PA, serving in that capacity for 22 years and employed by WRC for 30 years.

Description: The faculty will discuss the findings of a national study of domestic violence witnessed by children. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response (that which included at least 6 “best practices” for law enforcement – follow up after initial contact, safety planning with victim, assessment of child’s needs, provision of 911 telephone, description of protection orders and court procedures, connection with available shelter and services, explanation of effects of domestic violence on children, and efforts to help victims feel safe) was most associated with arrest. Contact with advocates involving referrals and protection order information was most associated with separation from domestic violence perpetrators. Obstacles to accessing services were identified. Helpseeking was not deterred by obstacles in the directions anticipated by researchers. Criminal justice case attrition was high across the full spectrum of criminal legal interventions. Practitioner faculty will reflect on the research and analyze it in light of the “best practices” and obstacles to service in their respective fields.

For more info and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=384

Sep
10
Wed
NEUROBIOLOGY of TRAUMA: Understanding Traumatic Memory and Victim Behavior @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This project is funded by the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDSVPTB). The MDSVPTB is a Governor appointed board, housed within the Department of Human Services, that administers state and federal funding for domestic and sexual violence programs and advocacy services, develops and recommends policy, and develops and provides technical assistance and training on the issue of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

 Registration: http://portal.mcedsv.org/trainings?cid=2&ceid=73&cerid=0&cdt=9/10/2014&erid=184806&trid=ebc3a54b-81a5-4bef-ae44-1e309ecec421

Training Description:

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University.
Dr. Campbell will explain the brain response to trauma, and how trauma affects survivors’ reactions to the crime and their ability to remember details of the assault.

Oct
3
Fri
Inside the Mind of an Offender: Interview Techniques for Domestic Violence Cases @ Holiday Inn Metairie
Oct 3 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Join us for a half-day training that will take you inside the mind of a domestic violence offender and provide useful and effective interviewing techniques.

Domestic violence experts with decades of experience interacting with violent offenders will address:

- Advanced domestic violence dynamics
- Batterer tactics and characteristics
- Predominant aggressor determination
- Investigative interview techniques
- Crawford v. Washington implications
- Technology use by batterers

More information and registration: lcadv.org/offender-interviewing