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.

Jan
7
Tue
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.

 

For more information and to register: http://lcadv.org/2014-stalking-training/

Mar
14
Fri
Inside the Mind of an Offender: Interview Techniques for Domestic Violence Cases @ Baton Rouge Police Dept.
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a half-day training that will take you inside the mind of a domestic violence offender and provide useful and effective interviewing techniques.

Domestic violence experts with decades of experience interacting with violent offenders will address:

- Advanced domestic violence dynamics – Batterer tactics and characteristics – Predominant aggressor determination – Investigative interview techniques – Crawford v. Washington implications – Technology use by batterers

For more information and to register: www.lcadv.org/offender-interviewing

Mar
21
Fri
Firearms and Domestic Violence @ Webinar
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=369

Presenters: Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH is Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and lead editor and contributor for Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013); Shannon Frattaroli, PhD is an Associate Director for Outreach at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and an Associate Professor in the Health Policy and Management Department at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Eugenio Carral J.D. serves as the Domestic Violence Division Director for the Administrative Office of the Courts for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida in Miami Dade County.

Description: The faculty will discuss research on firearms in the context of severe and fatal domestic violence. They will address the risks posed by firearms of both homicide and suicide, health impacts of gun injuries, as well as prevention and retrieval initiatives. The system operative in the Miami-Dade courts for identification, surrender and retrieval, search and seizure, storage, and return will be examined. Forms utilized in the firearms retrieval process will be considered.

Mar
26
Wed
Supporting Parents of Children Affected by Domestic Violence: Ten Important Topics @ webinar
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Presenters: The Domestic Violence Workgroup, National Child  Traumatic Stress Network:

  • Miriam Berkman, JD, LCSW, Private Praactice Clinician, New Haven, CT.
  • Rebecca Brown, LCSW, Clinical/Implementation Coordinator, Portland Defending Childhood/The Maine Children’s Initiative Community Counseling Center, Portland, Maine.
  • Betsy McAlister Groves, LICSW, Boston Medical Center/Child Witness to Violence Project, Harvard University Graduate School of Education/Human Development & Psychology Program.
  • Edwina Reyes, LMFT, CSAC, Vice-President of Ho’oko LLC, Waipahu, Hawaii

Description: Drawing from the knowledge of domestic violence survivors, advocates, mental health clinicians and research, the Domestic Violence Workgroup of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed a series of 10 fact sheets written specifically for parents of children who are affected by domestic violence. This webinar will review the topics covered in the fact sheets. Presenters are members of the workgroup who wrote the fact sheets and they have extensive experience in a range of settings, working with children and families affected by domestic violence.

Mar
28
Fri
Inside the Mind of an Offender: Interview Techniques for Domestic Violence Cases @ Baton Rouge Police Department
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a half-day training that will take you inside the mind of a domestic violence offender and provide useful and effective interviewing techniques.

Domestic violence experts with decades of experience interacting with violent offenders will address:

- Advanced domestic violence dynamics – Batterer tactics and characteristics – Predominant aggressor determination – Investigative interview techniques – Crawford v. Washington implications – Technology use by batterers

www.lcadv.org/offender-interviewing

Mar
31
Mon
Conference on Crimes Against Women
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm

The Mission of Conference on Crimes Against Women:

To provide a national forum to disseminate the highest level of training, information and strategies to professionals who are responders and advocates to victims of crimes against women.
For more information and to register: http://www.conferencecaw.org/try_2.php
Apr
15
Tue
Purple & Teal Reception @ Juban's
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to join Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault for a reception in honor of domestic and sexual violence victims and those who work to support them every day.

Awards will be presented to legislators, advocates, and public officials in recognition of their efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Louisiana.

Public officials from across the state, including Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, will be in attendance.

Please join us for an evening of networking, appreciation, and celebration.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

Juban’s 3739 Perkins Road Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Apr
16
Wed
LCADV & LAFASA Day at the Capitol @ Louisiana State Capitol
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
You are invited to join Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault at the Louisiana State Capitol as we advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
We will kick off the day with a short opening ceremony on the capitol steps. Then stop in at the display table in the rotunda to get details on talking points, who your legislators are, and what relevant hearings are occurring where your testimony may make a difference.

Stay tuned for more information. See you at the Louisiana State Capitol!

May
12
Mon
Representing Clients Experiencing Trauma in Civil Protection Order Cases @ Webinar
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Description: Those who work with survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault know that survivors’ experiences with abuse are often connected with trauma and mental health. Representation of clients experiencing trauma in civil protection order cases can present unique challenges. While some of these challenges stem from the nature of the law surrounding these cases, other challenges arise out of the barriers that trauma survivors face in daily life, exacerbated during the course of legal representation. The very nature of the legal system, and the experience of seeking legal protection, can further traumatize or trigger clients, creating barriers to accessing legal remedies. This webinar will provide information on how to tailor legal advocacy of clients who are experiencing trauma in order to:

? Provide assistance that accommodates their mental health needs.

? Make civil legal justice accessible.

? Obtain the best possible legal outcomes.

Discussion will include: The definition and effect of trauma on clients and how to counsel clients in a trauma-informed manner, as well as strategies that anticipate and account for trauma in court.

Audience: Attorneys, Advocates, Law Enforcement and Court Personnel

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit for Attorneys: Please check with your state bar for CLE requirements and related fees. We will provide teleconference materials and an attendance certificate to those applying for CLE credit.

Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW grantees and the general public. Registration will close on May 9, 2014. A webinar is an online presentation requiring an internet connection. There is no charge for this webinar. You must select one of the following audio options upon connecting to the webinar:

? Teleconference (standard long distance rates apply)

? VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers required)

 

 

Jun
4
Wed
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 http://www.lcle.la.gov for postings and agendas.