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.

October – November 2013

Domestic Violence Ceremony – Franklinton @ Washington Parish Courthouse
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pennies for Peace Live Butterfly Release: A DVAM Elementary School Event @ TBA
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE is the culminating event for the winners of the Pennies for Peace elementary school domestic violence awareness and fundraising project. The winning school will release live butterflies followed by a pizza party for the winning class in honor of safe families. This event is hosted each October by the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.

Pennies for Peace is an elementary school awareness project in which schools compete using purple piggy banks  to collect coins to help local children and their families in Northeast Louisiana receive domestic violence services.  Age-appropriate materials are provided for parents to review with students at home.  Teachers and counselors are provided with resource and referral information. This event provides a positive experience in addressing a community problem that affects many children. Special recognition of winning school /class plus a $100.00 gift card drawing in which all participating schools are eligible to win.

Candlelight Vigil – Lincoln Parish @ Lincoln Parish Library Community Room
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lincoln Parish
October 31st- 6:00pm
Lincoln Parish Library Community Room
910 N Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270

A New Look at Domestic Violence Dynamics @ Webinar
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This webinar will delve into the changing face of domestic violence, including tactics being utilized by perpetrators and escalating barriers faced by victims. Attendees will participate in an interactive exercise to demonstrate the impact of domestic violence on survivors.

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Safe Harbor Charity Run @ Mandeville Lakefront
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Safe Harbor will host a charity 5k run in Mandeville, LA. Early registration is $20.

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Teen Dating Violence and Protection Orders
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This webinar will explore the topic of teen dating violence. Many teenagers and young adults are experiencing abuse in their relationships. This abuse can look vastly different than the abuse experienced by adult victims of domestic violence. Teens and young adults relate to each other, as well as their environment differently than adults. They are also well versed in technology and social media. Because of these reasons, teen dating abuse may take different forms and require different relief than that needed for an adult relationship.  Several states allow teens to obtain protection orders, and some even provide protection orders with relief that specifically meets the needs of teens and young adults.

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Economic Justice for Battered Women – Part One @ Webinar
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Part 1 – Financial Abuse 101: Financial abuse is a common tactic used by batterers to control and isolate their partners with far-reaching and devastating consequences.  This webinar will provide information to consider before ending a relationship, including strategies to protect safety.
Topics to address:

  • Financial safety planning
  • Separation, divorce and support considerations
  • Disclosing abuse and
  • Privacy considerations

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Immigration Options for LGBQ/T Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Other Crimes @ Webinar
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this session, we will explore the impact of current immigration laws and policies on immigrant survivors of partner abuse, sexual assault, and other types of abuse. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the immigration system and learn how to identify immigration options that may be available to LGBQ/T immigrant survivors. We will address the unique barriers faced by  LGBQ/T immigrant survivors and share advocacy tips and experiences through participant excercises, advocacy stories, and Q&A.

Presented by Hema Sarang-Sieminski, Esq and Kristin Tucker, NW Network 

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Managing Outcomes for Victims of Domestic Violence @ Webinar
Nov 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Service provision to victims of domestic violence presents unique challenges if an agency or staff member is to effectively respect, inform, connect and inspire program participants. Trauma-informed care has significant implications for organizational processes, and demands that direct service staff align the work they do with overall organization strategy to avoid re-traumatization while still driving towards improved outcomes.

Dennis Newlin, Clinical Director of STAND! For Families Free of Violence, has helped Social Solutions develop a best-practice model that providers can use to apply intentionality, demanded by trauma-informed care, to their work.

Along with other research-based, best practice models, these tools allow providers to collect the information necessary to evaluate program effectiveness and quickly report progress to funders. A combined discussion and software demonstration will show how, in practice, technology can reflect and support program goals and the daily frontline work in pursuit of those goals.

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Intersections of Civil, Criminal, and Administrative Proceedings: A Case Study @ Webinar
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As part of the Legal Assistance for Crime Victims: An OVC Capacity Building Initiative, OVC TTAC and the National Crime Victim Law Institute are working collaboratively to expand the availability of pro bono and no-cost legal assistance for victims of crime nationally.  Part of that collaboration includes developing and delivering a series of webinar trainings.

This training will focus on the different justice systems that a human trafficking victim may be involved in and how to best serve victims who may be navigating various systems.

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