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/
Each year, families receive billions of dollars in tax assistance. These tax returns are the largest influx of money into the pockets of low-income families and individuals. For many, it is used to pay off debt, obtain a more reliable vehicle, or just have a bit more money to meet necessary expenses. This money can be even more important for survivors of domestic violence who are trying to create a life without violence, especially when creating a life without violence, away from an abuser.
This webinar will address some of the issues that survivors of domestic violence face during tax time. We will cover a variety of topics, including a basic overview of common tax credits available to clients, how to safely file taxes innocent spouse relief and what to do when a partner or former partner has already claimed the dependent children. All topics will address the specific needs of survivors and address their safety. In addition, this 90 minute webinar will leave time to answer questions from advocates
About the Presenters:
The webinar will be presented by Jane Zhao, Attorney and Tax Clinic Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Economic Progress and Kelly Goodall, Director of Economic Empowerment at the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Advocates who work with survivors of domestic violence.
This webinar is only available to ICADV Program Council Member Agencies.
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
STALKING OF PUBLIC FIGURES, EXECUTIVES, AND OTHERS IN THE
PUBLIC EYE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MINIMIZE ITS INFLUENCE OVER YOUR WORKPLACE
Robert Bardo. Arthur Jackson. Mark Chapman. John Hinckley. All are stalkers who
targeted well-known celebrities. Chances are that you have heard their names, but are you aware of the significance of their crimes in respect to your safety in (and out) of the workplace?
This webinar will educate personal / executive assistants (as well as front of the line staff) working for anyone in the public eye (including celebrities, politicians, executives, community leaders, etc.) about how to better protect themselves and their workplaces. While effective threat assessment requires intensive training and years of experience, the material presented is informational in nature and meant only as a general overview of the basics of stalking, in the context of fan mail / strange communications often received by executives and their staff. We will be reviewing various stalking cases, looking at the elements in a threat assessment, learning
how to identify communications / people of concern, seeing what information can be obtained from communications (stated intentions, investigative information, etc.), dealing with such troublesome individuals, and then knowing what to do with the information before it escalates.
Some takeaways include:
* Stalking behaviors
* Why you should be concerned about strange communications
* Some common red flags
* Case histories
* Tips on how to better protect your privacy
* General strategies to help you deal with people of concern
To register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/306591679