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.

March – September 2014

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.

Human Trafficking: The Role of the Health Care Provider @ webinar
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Description: What can healthcare providers do to help victims of human trafficking? Many healthcare providers, who interact with human trafficking victims, are unaware that these crimes occur and often are not prepared to respond to victims, survivors, and those at risk. This webinar will provide clinicians with knowledge on trafficking and give specific tools for screening, assist victims in the clinical setting, and understand reporting requirements. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a human trafficking survivor, and explore opportunities for improving practice and policy.

For more information:

Questions? Contact Jeanne-Mairie Duval


Why Does Concussion Affect Men Differently Than Women? @ Webinar
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

here is increasing concern in the military and sports medicine communities that concussive events may have different effects on men compared with women. Controversy exists regarding the risk and prevalence of hypogonadism following concussion or more severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), possible neuroprotective effects of sex hormones and the potential benefits of treating men with TBI with the female sex hormones progesterone or estrogen. This webinar will address the pathophysiologic and neuroendocrine responses to concussion and more severe brain injuries, recovery patterns for men and the clinical evidence regarding hormone therapy after TBI.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different effects of TBI on long-term quality of life depending on gender
  • Articulate the importance of post-traumatic multidisciplinary rehabilitation that is sensitive to gender issues
  • Discuss the prevalence of hypogonadism after TBI
  • Relate the clinical evidence regarding the use of hormone therapy after TBI

Janet P. Niemeier, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor and Senior Director of Research
Carolinas Rehabilitation
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, N.C.

Amy K. Wagner, M.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Director, Rehabilitation Research
Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.

For more information and to register:

Safe and Positive: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and HIV/AIDS @ Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for this dynamic half-day training, presented by LCADV in partnership with HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two (HAART). 

Domestic violence and HIV/AIDS experts will address:

  • Advanced Domestic Violence Dynamics
  • Cutting edge data on HIV transmission, progression, and prevention
  • Intersection of Domestic Violence with HIV/AIDS
  • Impact of socioeconomic disparities on the well-being of HIV/AIDS and domestic violence survivors.
  • Promising practices to enhance safety for survivors of domestic violence and HIV/AIDS
  • Collaborative advocacy efforts

Tuesday, June 24th
9:00am – 1:00pm

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
402 N. 4th St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Registration Fee:  $35
Group discounts are available for groups of five or more. Please contact us to inquire.

Who Should Attend: HIV/AIDS advocates, domestic violence advocates, and social workers who work with members of either population.

Continuing Education: 3.5 general hours of Social Work CEUs have been applied for.

For more information and to register:

Reproductive Coercion @ Webinar
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: Reproductive Coercion is a relatively new concept in the field—simply defined, it is when a partner is trying to get a woman pregnant against her will or control the outcome of a pregnancy through threats, intimidation or by tampering with contraceptive (birth control) methods. Domestic violence programs can play an important role in addressing reproductive coercion through basic screening/assessment, advocacy and safety planning, linking survivors to health services, and providing access to over-the-counter medications such as Emergency Contraception. This webinar will define and explain the core issue of reproductive coercion for multi-disciplinary providers, explore service and partnership building options, and provide an example of one DV program’s experience integrating services.

Virginia Duplessis – Futures Without Violence (San Francisco, CA)
Tanya Draper Douthit – Rose Brooks Center (Kansas City, MO)

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the impact of domestic violence (DV) on reproductive health outcomes
2. Define reproductive coercion
3. Assess the readiness of your DV program to integrate reproductive health services
4. Learn from domestic violence programs about their experiences integrating assessment, providing EC, and building partnerships.
5. Identify strategies professionals from multiple disciplines can take to build partnerships and address reproductive health of survivors.
6. Identify tools and resources to integrate  reproductive health services into DV programs

To register:

NEUROBIOLOGY of TRAUMA: Understanding Traumatic Memory and Victim Behavior @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This project is funded by the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDSVPTB). The MDSVPTB is a Governor appointed board, housed within the Department of Human Services, that administers state and federal funding for domestic and sexual violence programs and advocacy services, develops and recommends policy, and develops and provides technical assistance and training on the issue of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.


Training Description:

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University.
Dr. Campbell will explain the brain response to trauma, and how trauma affects survivors’ reactions to the crime and their ability to remember details of the assault.