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.

Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ Natchitoches, LA
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The LPOR Legal Seminar will:

  • Explain how the protective order registry works.
  • Explain the appropriate use of the mandatory order forms.
  • Identify and discuss state and federal statutes related to court protections for those affected by domestic abuse and dating violence.
  • Disseminate the updated v.7 version of the Guide to the LPOR, the standardized forms, and the related interactive software.

CLEs will be provided.

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Supporting Survivors with Disabilities and Deaf Survivors: Key Considerations for Accessing Protection Orders and Other Supports @ Webinar
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Host: National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit


Sandra Harrell, Director, Accessing Safety Initiative Center on Victimization and Safety, Vera Institute of Justice


People with disabilities who experience abuse often experience unique dynamics, perpetrators and perpetrator tactics. Moreover, barriers in the services they turn to for support and justice may prevent survivors with disabilities from being able to leverage resources for safety that are typically available to survivors without disabilities. This webinar will review unique dynamics of abuse for people with disabilities, the barriers those survivors face when seeking help and offer strategies for increasing capacity.


Attorneys, Advocates, Law Enforcement and Court Personnel

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit for Attorneys:

Please check with your state bar for CLE requirements and related fees. We will provide webinar materials and an attendance certificate to those applying for CLE credit.

Registration Details

There is no charge to register for this webinar, provided you select the VoIP option upon connecting to the webinar. The webinar is available to OVW grantees and the general public.


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Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 2: Practical Skills & Implementation @ Webinar
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Part 2 in a 3 part series on “Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships”, this session expands from analysis and framing to skill-building, practical implications and program implementation. The Northwest Network’s Assessment Tool will be introduced in detail, using advocacy stories and participant exercises. This session will also address the myriad considerations for implementation, including approach & intention, documentation, debriefing, etc relevant for programs who are interested in increasing their competency in serving LGBTQ survivors and integrating a broader practice of assessment into their service delivery.

*participation in “Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships: A Basic Skill for LGBT DV Advocacy” highly encouraged.

Presented by Kristin Tucker, National Training & Technical Assistance Project Coordinator, Northwest Network

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Promoting Crime Victims’ Rights with Social Media @ Webinar
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Social Media is central to how people connect, raise awareness, assert their rights and network. But how specifically can social media platforms work for crime victims and those who serve them?
This webinar on social media strategies produced by the National Center for Victims of Crime in partnership with Indigo Strategies will help you develop practical ideas and tools that can be adapted for your organization to spearhead or supplement your commemoration and outreach for National Crime Victims Rights’ week this April.
BEST Party Model: Shaping Party Environments to Prevent Sexual Violence @ Webinar
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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Presenter: Ed Heisler, Executive Director, Men As Peacemakers; Co-Coordinator, Minnesota Men’s Action Network (MN-MAN): Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence
Description: For many college students, parties and college are like books and classes. They just go together. Students come to college to earn a degree, but college parties are an integral part of the recreational and social experience. Unfortunately, though, parties frequently include domination, disrespect, or use of sexual or physical violence against women. This can devastate individuals and negatively impact the entire campus community. The reality is that men are responsible for most of these damaging behaviors, and women are left to deal with party environments that become uncomfortable and dangerous. The party scene, however, does not have to be overshadowed by discomfort, fear, and violence against women. Men As Peacemakers, through its MN-MAN programming, has worked with students to create the BEST Party Model—an innovative approach to sexual assault prevention on college campuses.  BEST involves college men and women in shaping safe, respectful, and fun party environments that will help prevent sexual violence.  This webinar will provide an introduction to the BEST Party Model, and explain what students are doing to create Party Revolution to prevent sexual violence.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand factors that contribute to a campus environments across the country where an average of 1 in 5 women experience an attempted or completed rape.
  • Describe the importance of college party environments as a platform for the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Define a primary prevention strategy allowing individuals to shape social environments, including parties, to prevent sexual and domestic violence.
  • Define how the BEST Party Model anchors an innovative, campus-wide strategy, to promote gender equity and prevent sexual and domestic violence.
Part of the Family: Animal Abuse and Family Violence @ Webinar
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Description: This webinar explores the link between intimate partner violence and animal abuse, focusing on strategies and options for supporting victims and their pets in shelters and through outside resources.

Objectives: By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to: • Understand the link between animal abuse and intimate partner violence • Recognize resources and tools to screen for animal abuse and assist victims’ pets  • Identify strategies for creating a welcoming space for pets and victims in shelters and programs.

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What Everyone Who Works with Victims Needs to Know About Offenders @ Webinar
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

There are many key research findings that people who work with sexual abuse victims may be unaware of due to busyness and a lack of reading about offenders. Most will know a few of these facts, but for example the 60% decline in sexual abuse over the past 20 years is fascinating as are the very low recidivism rates after treatment and the statistical effect size of treatment, relationships between offenders and victims, pornography research, risk factors for reoffense, trauma research and some of the actual stories of offenders understandings what they did and why they did it. In this talk disguised clinical stories of offenders will be shared from Dr. Burton book in progress, as well as research on the areas above resulting in a renewed and useful tool kit for anyone working with sexual assault survivors.

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La Importancia de Utilizar Enfoques y Herramientas Culturalmente Relevantes Cuando Trabajamos con Comunidades Latinas y Otras Comunidades que han sido Históricamente Marginadas @ Seminario Web
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Acompañe a la Red Nacional Latina para Familias y Comunidades Saludables mientras conversamos sobre la importancia de utilizar enfoques y herramientas culturalmente relevantes cuando trabajamos con comunidades Latinas y otras comunidades que han sido históricamente marginadas.

La Red Nacional Latina, en colaboración con el Centro Nacional de Recursos sobre la Violencia Doméstica, le invita a participar en un seminario web donde se presentará una compilación de materiales, herramientas y otros recursos recientemente publicados. Esta útil compilación fue organizada por la Red Nacional Latina con el apoyo del Centro Nacional de Recursos sobre la Violencia Doméstica y se enfoca en las intersecciones entre la violencia de género y las comunidades latinas en los Estados Unidos.

Sabemos que responder de manera efectiva a la violencia requiere de un conocimiento profundo de las realidades vividas por aquellos que experimentan dicha violencia. Con este objetivo, el seminario web se enfocará en una sección específica de la compilación, la cual provee herramientas y materiales culturalmente relevantes para responder a la violencia en las comunidades latinas en colaboración con y bajo el liderazgo de dichas comunidades.


: Heidi Notario, Red Nacional Latina, Casa de Esperanza e Ivonne Ortiz, Centro Nacional de Recursos sobre la Violencia Doméstica

Trans 101 for Victim Service Providers @ Webinar
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


This fast-paced webinar is designed to assist victim service providers in better serving transgender survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence. Many providers are committed to serving transgender clients, but seek additional information in order to provide more competent and sensitive services. This webinar will primarily focus on basic transgender concepts, but will include references and examples specific to victim service providers. The components covered will include: 1) discussing the diversity under the “transgender umbrella”; 2) exploring social, medical, legal, and other options transgender people may pursue; 3) stimulating thought about which components of a transgender person’s life might (or might not be) relevant to the roles crime victim professionals play; and 4) disseminating resources to support transgender crime victims and the professionals who serve them. Pre-webinar worksheets will help guide participants during the webinar. Polls and ample time for questions and answers will help solidify materials learned.



  • Describe the “terms paradox” and its relevance to working with transgender victims of crime.
  • Identify at least three components of being “transgender” that they do NOT need to ask of a transgender victim in order to properly serve the victim (within their specific professional role)
  • Identify at least two questions they need to ask of any transgender victim of crime.
  • Be able to articulate at least one way people may respond when they are asked to choose an identity box that doesn’t fit them.

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Inside the Mind of an Offender: Interview Techniques for Domestic Violence Cases @ Baton Rouge Police Dept.
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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