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.

January – February 2014

Jan
21
Tue
Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ DCFS Regional Office
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
22
Wed
Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ DCFS Regional Office
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
23
Thu
Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ DCFS Regional Office
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Theoretical Frameworks of Sexual Violence: Public Health Approach and Gender Based Violence @ Webinar
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As the movement to recognize and end sexual violence has developed over the last 40 years viewing child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault within the framework of gender-based violence is shifting to include the public health perspective and broadening our understanding of sexual violence.

 

For more information and to register: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/INCASA_Theoretical-frameworks-of-SV-public-health-approach-and-gender-based-violence_1-23-2014.pdf

Abuse Screening, Intervention & Documentation in the Health Care Setting @ Webinar
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Target Audience:

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, physicians, and other health and legal professionals involved in the treatment and care of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Statement of Need/Program Overview:

This program is intended to increase knowledge of the appropriate roles of health care providers in addressing current and/or historic domestic and sexual abuse in the health care setting.  This program will familiarize participants with current standards of care that apply to screening, intervention and documentation of abuse.  Primary and secondary screening methods and barriers to effective screening and intervention will be examined.  Health indicators of abuse will be discussed.  Accurate documentation and coding will be reviewed.  The importance of Collaborative Community Responses that include health care providers, advocates, law enforcement and mental health will be considered.

Educational Objectives:

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Increase comfort & skill with abuse screening in the health care setting.
  • Improve effective responses to abuse victim/survivors.
  • Understand the importance of collaboration with community resources

Presenter(s):

Diane K. Bohn, RN, CNM, PhD

Dr. Bohn has over 25 years of experience working with violence against woman, children and elders as advocate, educator, researcher, author, forensic interviewer, clinician, SANE, program evaluator and program director.  She is the Director of the Cass Lake IHS Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative where she is also a CNM in clinical practice.  Dr. Bohn’s research and publications have focused on the prevalence and health effects of lifetime abuse among women and appropriate health care responses.  Much of her clinical practice and research have been with American Indian women.

 

To register: http://www.tribalforensichealthcare.org/content/abuse-screening-intervention-documentation-health-care-setting

Jan
24
Fri
Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ Jefferson Parish, Westbank
Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The LPOR Legal Seminar will:

  • Explain how the protective order registry works.
  • Explain the appropriate use of the mandatory order forms.
  • Identify and discuss state and federal statutes related to court protections for those affected by domestic abuse and dating violence.
  • Disseminate the updated v.7 version of the Guide to the LPOR, the standardized forms, and the related interactive software.

CLEs will be provided.

 

Jan
27
Mon
Savings Fitness for Advocates @ Webinar
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Across the country, advocates work tirelessly to improve the lives of others, yet sometimes we don’t make the time to secure our own futures. NNEDV, NCRDV and US Department Labor are joining together to increase advocate knowledge and improve access to long?term security through retirement planning.

Planning for a secure retirement can be challenging, but the sooner you start the easier it will be. It may feel like there are many demands on your income: credit card debt, school loans, car payments or your children’s education. Although it is important to save for these shortterm goals, it is important to remember to save for longterm goals like retirement as well.

Here is one simple way to get you on the road to financial security. Join us as we explain how you can use EBSA’s new interactive worksheets to set goals, start a budget, manage debt, and determine how much to save for a secure financial future. Our Savings Fitness webcast starts you on the way to setting goals and putting your retirement high on the list of personal priorities.

Who should attend? Anyone who wants to make saving for retirement a priority!

Click here to register:

https://nnedv.ilinc.com/register/zszfmsw

 

For more information and to register: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/NNEDV-NRCDV-DOLEBSA_Retirement-webinars_Winter-2014.pdf

Feb
3
Mon
YIKES! ? Retirement Planning for Advocates Over 50 @ Webinar
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For many, planning for retirement is a mystery. Join us for a webinar that will help you unravel the mystery and reach your retirement goals. The webcast, designed for people who are 10 to 15 years from retirement, offers a simplified, bottom ?line approach to figuring out how much you need to save and how to make your money last over a possibly long retirement. You’ll learn how to track down and understand:

Your savings, 401(k) plans, home equity, and other assets

Your Social Security benefit ? and how to decide when to start drawing benefits

Your spending and expenses now and in retirement

Filling the gap in your retirement savings.

A Social Security Administration representative who will discuss Social Security retirement benefits will join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration.

 

Who should attend? Advocates who are 10 to 15 years from retirement

 

Click here to register:

https://nnedv.ilinc.com/register/yhczkyc

Feb
9
Sun
Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop @ Doubletree New Orleans
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm

To register: http://njidv.org/education-opportunities/ejs-dv.html

The workshop will address the topics described below, using hypothetical case problems, role-play exercises, small group discussions, faculty demonstrations, and a working lunch. This highly interactive format enables judges from different jurisdictions and levels of experience to learn from one another.

Who should attend:

All state and tribal court judges and judicial officers (commissioners, referee, etc.) nationwide are eligible to attend the workshops, but priority will be given to judges from jurisdictions currently receiving one of the following OVW Grants: (1) Grants to Encourage Arrest, (2) STOP Violence Against Indian Women Grants, (3) Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant Program, or (4) Court Training and Improvement Program. Priority is also given to OVW funded agencies jurisdictions that send more than one judge. Local OVW funded and some courts might cover their judges’ travel and per diem costs. All participants are responsible for their own travel and per diem costs.

Victim & Perpetrator Behavior 3.5 Hours This segment will help participants understand the motivations and behaviors of perpetrators and adult and child victims.

Fact-Finding 3.5 Hours Participants will learn how to apply an understanding of domestic violence to judicial fact-finding and identify evidentiary issues that are of primary concern for judges.

Access to Justice and Judge’s Role in Community Response to Domestic Violence 3.5 Hours This segment focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers to achieving justice in domestic violence cases by focusing on the judge as a leader in the justice system and in a coordinated community response to domestic violence.

Fairness and Culture Issues in Domestic Violence Cases 3.25 Hours Participants will formulate definitions of culture and cultural competence, discuss the dynamics of difference, and identify ways in which culture is relevant in the courtroom.

Decision-Making Skills and Enforcement 3.25 Hours This segment focuses on how judges can apply the law in their jurisdictions to the facts in cases involving domestic violence, and how they can effectively enhance compliance with their orders.

Practical Courtroom Exercises 3 Hours Participants will move among five breakout rooms to participate in a series of practical courtroom exercises designed to help them identify issues involving domestic violence.

Feb
12
Wed
Cyber Stalking @ Webinar
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cyberstalking is the use of the internet, email, facebook, or other electronic communications to stalk, and generally refers to a pattern of threatening or malicious behaviors. This session will focus on tools that cyberstalkers use to harass and intimidate their victims, and will particularly focus on the impact this has on teens who often live their lives through social media.

To register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/574732846