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 @ New Orleans, LA
May 16 @ 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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Improving Civil Protection Order Practices: Tools and TA Webinar @ Webinar
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please join the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit (NCPOFFC) to learn how Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (CPO Guide) and Engaging in Best Practice Assessment of the Civil Protection Order System (Assessment Tool) can be used to assist your community in enhancing its civil protection order system. Faculty will briefly describe the CPO Guide and the Assessment Tool and then engage participants in understanding how the two tools can be utilized to identify gaps and promote improvements in protection order processes.

Participants will learn how the Assessment Tool can assist communities in implementing the values and practices outlined in the CPO Guide through assessment of their current protection order system. Participants will also learn how their communities can benefit from using the CPO Guide to improve their systems’ response to victims of domestic violence and their families. Faculty will describe how NCJFCJ and the NCPOFFC collaborate to provide communities and professionals with technical assistance and training, based on both of these tools, that focuses on the particular needs of each community.

This webinar is being co-hosted by the NCJFCJ) and the NCPOFFC. Judges, advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, civil attorneys, court personnel, probation and other professionals who work with civil protection orders are encouraged to participate.

Faculty for the webinar will be:

  • Monica Player, Attorney Advisor, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit
  • Nancy Hart, Program Attorney, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Hon. Steven Aycock, (Ret.), Judge-in-Residence, National Council of juvenile and Family Court Judges

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When Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocates Provide Expert Testimony on behalf of the Defense, Part 1 @ Webinar
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Testifying on behalf of the defense in a criminal case can raise some questions and challenges for expert witnesses who have never testified, or who have testified only on behalf of the prosecution or in civil cases. This webinar will provide participants with some basic information about the ways that expert testimony can be used on behalf of battered women charged with crimes. The presenter will discuss the different types of cases in which expert testimony can be useful, the role of defense expert testimony in different kinds of cases, and strategies for navigating some of the common challenges that criminal defense cases present. While this webinar will be geared towards new and aspiring expert witnesses, criminal defense attorneys may also find the presentation helpful.

Attorney General’s Office Basic 2-Day Domestic Violence Course for Law Enforcement @ Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and P.O.S.T. invite your department to participate in classes to be held in your area as a part of our annual training series on the Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection and Law Enforcement Response to Human Trafficking.  The Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General has developed, and implemented Louisiana’s first Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified law enforcement training dealing with issues of domestic abuse and most recently has launched Louisiana’s Law Enforcement training specific to Human Trafficking.

These comprehensive courses utilize a standardized and uniform curriculum that concentrates on areas such as the nuts and bolts of domestic violence and human trafficking, laws and legal issues, orders of protection, safety, investigative techniques and special issues such as stalking and strangulation.

In addition, the course is facilitated by a team of certified instructors, as well as certified academy instructors who have extensive knowledge in the area of domestic violence and human trafficking representing advocacy, law enforcement response, and the criminal justice system.

Course instruction and all materials are provided at no cost to your agency. This class will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants so early registration is encouraged.  Please see the attached schedule for the upcoming trainings in your area.

To register officer/officers for this training, please visit the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice / P.O.S.T. website at for postings and agendas.

Trauma-Informed Care and Military-Related IPV Survivors @ Webinar
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on trauma-informed care for intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors and how it applies to military-related survivors. What is trauma-informed care and how does it affect the work we do with IPV survivors? What are the consequences if we don’t have a trauma-informed approach to the services we provide? Dr. Warshaw will provide a basic overview of trauma-informed care and why it is important when intervening with IPV survivors. Dr. Kelly and Ms. Hallum will then discuss how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of the Army Family Advocacy Program approach trauma-informed care for IPV survivors. Whether you work in the Department of Defense or in a community-based program, this webinar will enhance your knowledge of trauma-informed care and how it can be applied to improving the services provided for military IPV survivors and their families.

Presenters: Carole Warshaw, MD, Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, Executive Director, Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative; Ursula Kelly, PhD, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Nurse Scientist, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Assistant Professor Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing; Lisa Hallum, LCSW-C, Family Advocacy Program Social Worker, Army Family Advocacy Program, Ft. Meade, MD.

Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Senior Advisor, Military Advocacy Program, BWJP

Description: What are the consequences of trauma in a person’s life? How does it affect their relationships and ability to seek help? Do you have to understand trauma to provide effective services to IPV survivors? Are the services needed by military-related IPV survivors different from those needed by those who have no connection to the military? This webinar will give you a basic understanding of trauma-informed care and how it is applied within the VA and military systems.

Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children @ Children's Hospital
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Darkness to Light is the leading evidence based child sexual abuse prevention program in the country. The training programs aims to empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

9-11 am at the Children’s Hospital Auditorium
Cost: $10
(Scholarships are available through Children Trust Fund)

If you can’t attend this training (June 6), check out the upcoming trainings:
August 1
October 3
December 5

f you have any questions or need to RSVP, please sign up on Facebook, call us at (504)894-5484 or email

A High Wire Act: Advocating for Victims While Avoiding Unlawful Practice of Law @ Webinar
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Wonderfully, there are a myriad of trainings for the field about victims’ rights and how to protect those rights.  Unfortunately, rarely do we discuss the line between vigorous non-legal advocacy and the unlawful practice of law.  As victims’ rights become more and more integrated into the practice of law, ensuring one’s advocacy does not inadvertently cross this line is critical.  This training will include a discussion of law and ethics, applying them to fact scenarios to help advocates and attorneys learn to navigate the line.

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Children and Domestic Violence @ Webinar
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Learning from Survivors: Focus Groups and Other Tools @ Webinar
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Focus groups, group interviews, talking circles, etc. allow an opportunity for us to learn from the first hand experiences real people have with the systems we seek to change. They also provide for an opportunity for survivors to give back to their community, to provide their insights, experiences, and suggestions to advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, and others who come in contact with survivors of violence against women. Careful, thoughtful preparation, facilitation, and analysis are keys to honoring the contributions survivors make to our community assessment process. This webinar will offer concrete strategies and tools to support successful implementation of focus groups.

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Why Does Concussion Affect Men Differently Than Women? @ Webinar
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

here is increasing concern in the military and sports medicine communities that concussive events may have different effects on men compared with women. Controversy exists regarding the risk and prevalence of hypogonadism following concussion or more severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), possible neuroprotective effects of sex hormones and the potential benefits of treating men with TBI with the female sex hormones progesterone or estrogen. This webinar will address the pathophysiologic and neuroendocrine responses to concussion and more severe brain injuries, recovery patterns for men and the clinical evidence regarding hormone therapy after TBI.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different effects of TBI on long-term quality of life depending on gender
  • Articulate the importance of post-traumatic multidisciplinary rehabilitation that is sensitive to gender issues
  • Discuss the prevalence of hypogonadism after TBI
  • Relate the clinical evidence regarding the use of hormone therapy after TBI

Janet P. Niemeier, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor and Senior Director of Research
Carolinas Rehabilitation
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, N.C.

Amy K. Wagner, M.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Director, Rehabilitation Research
Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.

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