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 2013 – June 2014

Aug
26
Mon
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.

For more information and to register: http://www.naccchildlaw.org/events/event_details.asp?id=304652

Sep
23
Mon
Strategies for Justice: Advanced Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse and Exploitation @ Grant Hyatt Buckead
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – Sep 27 @ 12:45 pm

Join us for this cutting edge, week-long training covering advanced topics in both physical and sexual child abuse prosecution. Topics include various aspects of emerging technologies and digital exploitation, new research on offender characteristics, bullying and torture, and the very latest on abusive head trauma and DNA evidence. Also offered will be sessions on suspect interrogation, interviewing small children and toddlers, the role of faith-based institutions in fighting child abuse, and ethics for professionals. The hotel room block rate for this conference is $133.00 per night plus tax.

Please use https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NDAA13 or call the hotel at (888) 421-1442 to make your reservation. If you call, request the room block “Strategies for Justice – NDAA.” Please see http://strategiesforjustice.wordpress.com/ or contact Christen at ckrzywonski@ndaa.org or Roger at rcanaff@ndaa.org for additional information about this conference.

Registration Rates
Late Registration from August 19-September 16, 2013         Individual Registration: $400       Team Registration of 3 or more: $350 each person

Sep
27
Fri
Institutional Betrayal – Higher Education, the Military, and the Criminal Justice System @ BWJP Webinar
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Faculty will explore the various ways that critical systems have historically betrayed the trust of battered women and sexual assault survivors.  The three institutions examined in this webinar are higher education, the U.S. military and the criminal legal system.  In failing to institute and implement protections contained in law and policy, these institutions have breached the social contract made with survivors.  The broken promises publicized by the institutions, promises of justice, opportunity, safety, and accountability, have induced survivors to step up and out, taking risks to safeguard themselves and their children and to escape the violence and coercive controls of their assailants.  The betrayal of the faith invested in these institutions by survivors has too frequently placed them in enhanced peril, and has sometimes compromised the relationships of advocates with the survivors they serve.  Faculty will explore both the betrayals and strategies to end the systemic failings/malfeasance of these critical systems.

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=345

Oct
10
Thu
Intimate Partner Violence: Risk, Danger, Military Personnel, and Veterans @ BWJP Webinar
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on the current use of risk assessment tools in the criminal justice and advocacy response to intimate partner violence (IPV) cases. There will also be a specific discussion about IPV cases involving military personnel and veteran perpetrators. How often do you hear people say there is a higher rate of IPV and a higher incidence of lethal IPV among the military and veteran populations? Is this true? Are military and veteran-related cases of IPV more dangerous? Is there a relationship between military and/or combat experience and the level of risk and danger? Are there different risk factors for lethality and re-offense when a perpetrator has served in the military and had combat experience? Do advocates and other providers need to use different models and risk and danger assessment tools/instruments when working with the military and veteran populations?

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=350

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

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=382

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.