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.

Stalking: Investigating the Crime, Supporting the Victim
Jan 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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.


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Tips on Filing Taxes for Domestic Violence Survivors @ Webinar
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

Intended Audience:
Advocates who work with survivors of domestic violence.
This webinar is only available to ICADV Program Council Member Agencies.

Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ Oasis A Safe Haven
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Community Training Center
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Serial Offending and the Testing of Rape Kits @ Webinar
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.


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Sensory Grounding Skills: Practical Tips for Survivors in Crisis @ Webinar
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

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Stalking in the Workplace @ Webinar
Jan 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


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:

Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ Safe Harbor
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ New Orleans Family Justice Center
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ DCFS Regional Office
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm