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 2013

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Training @ New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stewards of Children is the only nationally research based child sexual abuse program for adults. This program will increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors.  Protecting children is our responsibility and we hope that you will be a part of our initiative to protect our children from sexual abuse. The training is $10 for workbooks however we have scholarships available so please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for a free training. The program will last approximately 3 hours.
If you have any questions or need to RSVP, call (504)894-5484 or email

36th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference @ Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm

More than 36 years of experience has gone into developing this premiere three-day training, during which we will give you the most up to date knowledge and tools to advocate for your clients.

We know you have dedicated some of your practice to the representation of children and youth, parents, or the state in juvenile dependency, delinquency, or family law cases. This conference is the opportunity to come together with your fellow advocates to network and receive the most up-to-date resources available.

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Fair Housing Training @ Louisiana Housing Corporation
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

A detailed and informative fair housing training including the following topics:   Violence Against Women Act:  Pro-active Strategies and Enforcement, Reasonable Accommodation/Modification:  Requirements, Responsibilities, and Reasonable Defenses, Why Accommodate People with a Disability?


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Concrete Strategies for Reflective, Strengths-based Supervision: Organizational Supports for Trauma-Informed DV Services @ Webinar
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cathy Cave, Co-Founder, Inspired Vision Consulting Senior Training Consultant National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health Terri Pease, PhD Senior Training Consultant National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health Trauma-informed domestic violence services and organizations require supervisory structures and processes that are strength-based, reflective, supportive, and guide staff through opportunities for ongoing growth. This webinar will offer concrete strategies for supervisors and managers to engage staff in reflection about advocacy relationships and interactions and will include coaching and other strategies that support staff in developing new skills.

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Men Standing With Women Against Violence @ Webinar
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar will discuss how men standing with women against violence can help to “turn the tide” by affirming that traditionally men held women in high regard-respecting their roles, wisdom, and strength-and informing other male relatives that ongoing violence against women is unacceptable.

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Advocates as Expert Witnesses @ ICADV Webinar
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

As a DV advocate, you likely have more than enough experience to testify as an expert witness on the subject of domestic violence in both civil and criminal cases, but what does this mean and how can this help your work? What is the different between an expert witness and a lay witnesses, and what would be expected of you? In this webinar, Legal Director Kerry Blomquist explains how you can better work for your clients, collaborate with counsel and offer your expertise to educate judges in your community about the issue of Intimate Partner Violence.

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Key Strategies in Implementing Assessment Findings @ Webinar
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration limited to OVW grantees.

At its best, the process of community assessment is both an effective community organizing tool and also a process for creating concrete change. Many interagency teams are eager to analyze practices and case files together, but some communities are challenged when it comes to committing to change and implementing those changes. Preparing for implementation from the beginning stages of a community assessment can pave the way for success in implementing changes the assessment recommends. Join us for an insightful discussion to learn about key strategies for successful implementation of recommendations and findings.

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The Dangerous Intersection of Suicide and Homicide as it Relates to Domestic Violence @ Webinar
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar will examine the rise in domestic violence related Homicide/Suicides.  What are the warning signs and how can these tragedies be prevented.  This webinar will look at Prevalence; Risk and Protective Factors; Lethality and Danger Assessments and the important role of death review teams.  It will describe the importance of prevention and the critical need for partnerships between mental health and domestic violence programs in order to improve and strengthen the community response to ending the violence.

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Bystander Intervention: Focusing on Social Justice @ PreventConnect Webinar
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Bystander intervention has emerged as a popular and powerful strategy for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence.  This web conference will further national dialogue on the strategy, with a particular focus on social justice.  It will highlight new publications about bystander intervention from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, as well as provide examples of successful integration of a social justice framework into the strategy

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Women at the Crossroads: DV Survivors with Criminal Justice Involvement, Part 1 @ NCDBW Webinar
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
PART 1 of a 2 part series:

Women are among the fastest growing criminal justice population. Currently, there are over one million adult women involved in the criminal justice system. The reasons for their involvement are as varied as their pathways into and contact with the system. A consistent thread throughout the lives of justice-involved women is trauma resulting from domestic, sexual or other types of violence. Throughout their lives, justice-involved women may encounter various criminal justice practitioners and service providers charged with assisting them prior to, during, or after incarceration. It is critical to understand that women have life circumstances that are unique to their gender that require specific interventions. Obtaining a better understanding of what contributes to their incarceration is at the core of helping them transition back to their communities, reducing recidivism, and achieving improved outcomes.

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