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
Jeana Lungwitz, director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, will be joined by social worker, Terry Secrest, and former Domestic Violence Clinic student, Marsha Perez, in discussing the collaboration between law students and social work students in assisting survivors of domestic violence in the wide array of cases accepted by the Clinic.
For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=347
Advocates understand the importance of risk assessment though some many struggle with how to conduct assessments in a trauma informed way. A four-stage process for conducting risk assessments with victims will be presented. This framework provides a method for assessment that balances information gathering and relationship building with consideration for the victim’s history of violence. Advocates will learn concrete strategies for responding to victims at high risk of a lethal or near lethal assault.
For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=348
This webinar is hosted by Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
Kelli Garcia, Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, will be joined by special guest Elizabeth Arndorfer from Futures Without Violence. In this webinar they will discuss the intersection of interpersonal and domestic violence and reproductive justice.
Dating violence in adolescence not only takes a physical and emotional toll on young women, it also leads to less education and lower earnings later in life. A young woman’s educational performance may be hindered by her partner’s actions, such as destroying books or homework or causing injuries that prevent her from going to school.
Researchers analyzed survey data of about 500 single mothers who were, on average, 32 years old and earned less than $7,000 per year. Participants who had been victimized by dating partners as adolescents obtained significantly less education. Each additional year of education was associated with an extra $855 in earnings.
For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=349
|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.|
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.
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
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
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.
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.
For more information and to register: http://law.lclark.edu/live/events/18706-intersections-of-civil-criminal-and-administrative