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 – September 2014

Aug
1
Fri
Successfully Motivating Teens To Take Leadership Roles In Prevention @ Webinar
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Successfully Motivating Teens To Take Leadership Roles In Prevention will be presented by Jennifer Rauhouse Executive Director and Founder of Peer Solutions and guest speaker Eli Chevalier a Senior High School student that is a Peer Educator representing Jennifer’s program.

- In 1981, Jennifer Rauhouse began her work to end sexual, relationship and family violence including child abuse, before it begins. She founded Peer Solutions in 1996 and has developed, implemented and evaluated STAND & SERVE (S&S), a locally and nationally recognized student, school, family and community primary prevention initiative designed to cultivate safety, equality and respect as norms. Jennifer has provided trainings with an emphasis on youth and community mobilization for Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Kentucky, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming and currently serves on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s Advisory Council.

- Eli Chevalier is a senior at Tempe High School in Tempe Arizona. He joined STAND & SERVE (S&S) six years ago and now serves as the Peer Education Coordinator. Eli was instrumental in developing a new initiative entitled THE GUTS TO BE GOOD (G2BG), five things we can all do to make this world a better place: 1. The guts to be Respectful, 2. The guts to be Courteous, 3. The guts to Speak-Up, 4. The guts to be Honest and 5. The guts to Lend a Hand. Eli hosts bi-annual S&S Days at the Capitol, is a peer educator after school and during the summer and facilitates workshops for local and national conferences. Eli is an Under the Trans* Umbrella Expert and is willing to share his expertise as requested. When not volunteering regularly in his community including working with young people, families and school staff dealing with traumatic brain injury, Eli also serves as the President of the Gay Straight Alliance, as Head of the Thespian Club and is an accomplished actor.

More information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8661200896752013570

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

Aug
12
Tue
Name, Frame, and Responde: How to Respond to Harassment in Program Services @ Webinar
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for an LGBTQ Access Webinar Series (July-December 2014) walking programs through inclusive, relevant services for LGBTQ people and survivors of all genders. This series will have an emphasis on addressing recent LGBTQ related FVPSA assurances requirements and the OVW FAQ on the VAWA implementation.

Name, Frame & Respond:
How to respond to harassment in program services

To register: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/jryzfrp

Aug
19
Tue
ABA Standards of Practice for Civil Representation of Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence @ Webinar
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join our expert panel and boost your practice by:

  • Incorporating best-practice protocols for ethical representation into every case
  • Integrating issue-spotting and case planning into each client interview
  • Improving the delivery of comprehensive legal assistance to all victims

  • List Price: Free
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Providing ethical, holistic and comprehensive legal assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence is a cornerstone to effective and responsible legal practice.

Join the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence as we review best-practice protocols for ethical representation, including…

Providing ethical, holistic and comprehensive legal assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence is a cornerstone to effective and responsible legal practice.

Join the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence as we review best-practice protocols for ethical representation, including how to: properly screen and refer victims for additional services; effectively represent clients in civil protection order and other matters; provide culturally-sensitive and accessible legal services; and plan for the longer-term safety and well-being of your client.

This 1.5 hour interactive webinar will both review general legal ethics standards and provide practitioners with a “practice tool” designed for comprehensive issue-spotting and case planning. The faculty will discuss several Model Rules of Professional Conduct, including: 1.1, 1.6, 2.1, 4.3, and 6.5.

More information: http://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=131652516
Aug
26
Tue
Nothing’s Neutral: Feminist-Centered Programs Welcoming People of All Genders @ Webinar
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for an LGBTQ Access Webinar Series (July-December 2014) walking programs through inclusive, relevant services for LGBTQ people and survivors of all genders. This series will have an emphasis on addressing recent LGBTQ related FVPSA assurances requirements and the OVW FAQ on the VAWA implementation.
Get more information about the series online at: www.nwnetwork.org

To register: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/bwvkmcp

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.

Presenting the Case: Best Practices in Prosecution Charging Decisions @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

From a careful evaluation of the history, context, and severity of violence to forfeiture for wrongdoing determinations to guidelines for victim engagement, the Domestic Violence Best Practice Assessment Guides detail best practices in prosecution charging decisions in cases involving battering. Join us for this webinar training to learn more about current best practices and how to assess and improve your community’s prosecution responses to battering.

Registration: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=rkxvchc&user_id=

Sep
18
Thu
Engaging Men to End Violence Against Women @ Webinar
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This webinar focuses on engaging men in violence prevention and intervention, exploring the value of engaging men, examining strengths and weaknesses of current initiatives and providing strategies and tools to engage men at the organizational level.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the value in engaging men in anti-violence work
2. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of current efforts to engage men
3. Identify different tools and strategies to engage men in anti-violence work.

For more information: https://jwi.org/page.aspx?pid=2627&srctid=1&erid=5262613&trid=f250aeb4-c108-4d8b-ae83-035a219aa533#sthash.lDpCteQY.dpbs

The Neurobiology of Trauma: Using Science to Explain Counterintuitive Victim Behaviors to Courts @ Webinar
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

All too often, behaviors of victims cause the public and those in the criminal justice system to doubt a victim’s story.  In fact, it is not uncommon to hear someone decry a victim for “not acting like a victim.”  This session will focus on the impact of trauma on the brain and how understanding this impact can help explain seemingly counterintuitive behavior of victims.  Among the behaviors that appear counter-intuitive and which will be discussed in the session:  perceived exaggerated fear responses of domestic violence victims; victims of domestic violence and sexual assault continuing to spend time with their perpetrator; non- or delayed disclosure of one’s victimization; and flat affect when discussing the details of one’s victimization.  Specific case examples will be used throughout the session and participants will not only gain an understanding of the “why” of some behaviors but also leave ready to explain the same to the courts, including through expert testimony.

For more information and to register: https://law.lclark.edu/live/events/28247-the-neurobiology-of-trauma-using-science-to?preview=1