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 – August 2014

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.

 

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.

Mar
6
Thu
American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference @ New Orleans Sheraton
Mar 6 @ 8:30 am – Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm
Apr
4
Fri
Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children @ Childrens Hospital
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Darkness to Light is the leading evidence based child sexual abuse prevention program in the country. The training programs aims to empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

9-11 am at the Children’s Hospital Auditorium
Cost: $10
(Scholarships are available through Children Trust Fund)

If you can’t attend this training (April 4), check out the upcoming trainings in 2014:
June 6
August 1
October 3
December 5

f you have any questions or need to RSVP, please sign up on Facebook, call us at (504)894-5484 or email nocac@chnola.org

Apr
30
Wed
19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect @ Hyatt Regency
Apr 30 @ 8:15 am – May 2 @ 2:00 pm

The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) is pleased to announce the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, which will be held April 30 – May 2 in New Orleans.  The conference theme is Making Meaningful Connections.  We will also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) at the Conference.

The National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) has been held biennially since 1976. Sponsored by the Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, it is the only Federally-sponsored national conference devoted to the issues of child maltreatment and serves as the nation’s leading training and technical assistance event for practitioners, policy makers, advocates, and researchers. More than 3,000 in-person and virtual participants join together for a two-and-a-half day series of knowledge and skill-building sessions, building powerful collaborative networks and contributing to “lessons learned” that profoundly shape public policy, research, and practice in child maltreatment and child welfare.

Additional information on the 19th NCCAN will be posted as updates become available; please continue to check the Website regularly.  Feel free to contact us at NCCAN@pal-tech.com if you have any questions.

May
16
Fri
Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ New Orleans, LA
May 16 @ 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.

To register, visit www.lpor.org

 

Jun
6
Fri
Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children @ Children's Hospital
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Darkness to Light is the leading evidence based child sexual abuse prevention program in the country. The training programs aims to empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

9-11 am at the Children’s Hospital Auditorium
Cost: $10
(Scholarships are available through Children Trust Fund)

If you can’t attend this training (June 6), check out the upcoming trainings:
August 1
October 3
December 5

f you have any questions or need to RSVP, please sign up on Facebook, call us at (504)894-5484 or email nocac@chnola.org

Jul
23
Wed
Attorney General’s Office Basic 2-Day Domestic Violence Course for Law Enforcement @ Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Center
Jul 23 @ 10:15 am – Jul 24 @ 11:15 am

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.

Aug
1
Fri
Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children @ Childrens Hospital
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Darkness to Light is the leading evidence based child sexual abuse prevention program in the country. The training programs aims to empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

9-11 am at the Children’s Hospital Auditorium
Cost: $10
(Scholarships are available through Children Trust Fund)

If you can’t attend this training (August 1), you have two more opportunities this year:
October 3
December 5

If you have any questions or need to RSVP, please sign up on Facebook, call us at (504)894-5484 or email nocac@chnola.org

Aug
6
Wed
Creative Solutions to Strengthen Advocacy Options and Healing for Immigrant Survivors @ Hyatt French Quarter
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for plenary sessions followed by interactive workshops that provide opportunities for in-depth information, skill building exercises, practice opportunities and group discussions. Participants will learn and share creative strategies while focusing on a wide range of advocacy options for immigrant survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault or other crimes. Plenary sessions and workshops will provide practical tools and address the best practices to strengthen family law and custody cases, increase safety by ensuring access to public benefits, subsidized health care, VAWA confidentiality protections, and victim based immigration remedies and protection orders for immigrant survivors. Participants will also focus on how to deliver services or provide representation in a manner that promotes healing from trauma.

Registration available at: http://www.niwap.org/conference/new-orleans.php

For more information http://www.ncdsv.org/images/OVW-NIWAP_Creative-solutions-to-strengthen-advocacy-options-and-healing-for-immigrants-survivors_8-2014.pdf