Training and Event Calendar
December 2013 – January 2014
Co-sponsored by LCADV and LAFASA, this exciting three days of workshops, exhibits and networking is Louisiana’s premier training event for professionals working with victims of sexual, domestic and family violence, and those who bring perpetrators to justice.
For more information and to register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/173749087
Speaker: Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC
When we assess the risk of school or workplace violence, we always want to be able to talk to the person making or posing the threat. Or do we? This session looks at the threat assessment process in two ways: when we actually met with the subject or when we don’t. There may be many reasons why we want to – to get his or her perspective, to read his or her body language, tone, seriousness, targeting, or plans and preparations – and why we may not want to or be able to meet with the subject prior to making our assessment – the subject or the threats are anonymous, he or she refuses to meet, or the meeting may actually spur the subject into action because he or she feels trapped or that time is running out. While clinicians may insist that they must meet with the subject in order to conduct a full violence risk assessment, it may not always be easy, possible, or necessary.
Know when it is a good idea to meet with a threat subject and when it is not.
Know how to develop, collect, and interpret threat-related data and put it into context.
Discuss the limitations of threat assessment when you don’t meet with a subject.
Discuss how, where, and when to hold a threat assessment meeting.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC, is internationally-known for his writing and training efforts in school and workplace violence prevention. In 1994, he co-wrote Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence. His San Diego firm provides training, consulting, and HR support. He is board certified in HR, security, and coaching. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration, an MA in Security Management, a BS in Psychology, and a BA in English. He worked for the San Diego Police Department for 15 years, as fulltime officer, reserve sergeant, and DV investigator. He has written 15 books on business and criminal justice subjects.
Jointly hosted by Iris Domestic Violence Center, LCADV, and the National Stalking Resource Center
Stalking–a dangerous and potentially lethal crime–is often misunderstood, minimized or missed entirely. This training will address the crime of stalking: prevalence, dynamics, the use of technology to stalk, and the effect on victims. Focused sessions will be provided on the law enforcement response to stalking as well as the intersection of stalking with dating violence and sexual assault. Participants will be provided with concrete strategies for working with stalking victims, including threat assessment and safety planning.
For more information and to register: http://lcadv.org/2014-stalking-training/
Research on so-called “undetected” rapists – men who commit rapes but who are either not reported or not prosecuted for their crimes – has clearly demonstrated that the old stereotypes about rapists are false. Undetected rapists, who represent the vast majority of rapists, and account for the vast majority of rapes, use extensive planning, often use of alcohol and other drugs to render their victims vulnerable, and rely on minimal force to threaten and intimidate their victims into submission. A majority of these rapists are serial offenders, and the evidence suggests that they typically begin their offending careers during adolescence. Evidence also indicates that serial offenders account for more than 90% of all rapes. These data underscore the potential importance of testing non -stranger sexual assault kits and maintaining DNA databases derived from the processing of rape kits.
For more information and to register: http://victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/dna-resource-center/dna-training-opportunities
Presented by Kathryn Woods and Casey Malsam, CSU Women & Gender Advocacy Center
As advocates, it can be helpful to have some easy-to-teach, concrete, effective coping strategies for survivors in crisis. This webinar will teach the participants sensory grounding skills, which can be helpful for flashbacks, nightmares, body memories and panic attacks.
To register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/839129230