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.

LDAA 40th Annual Support Staff Conference
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm

The 2013-2014 Support Staff Training Committee – in conjunction with the Louisiana District Attorneys Association – Presents “The Jewels of the Offices: Spotlighting 40 Years of Support.”

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Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ Baton Rouge, LA
Apr 11 @ 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.

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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

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!

Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety: Subpoena Defense Pro Bono Training @ Webinar
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Issue: Subpoenas Victims of sexual and domestic violence turn to community-based advocates for help Federal law and most states protect the confidentiality of victim/advocate communications Nevertheless, advocates get subpoenaed routinely in a wide variety of court matters Under-resourced non-profit advocates need & cannot afford a lawyer to quash subpoenas

The Solution: Trained Pro Bono Lawyers The American Bar Association and the Confidentiality Institute have partnered to develop the Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety Pro Bono Project, which will: Deliver in-person and webinar-based training on advocacy & confidentiality Provide a nationwide pro bono manual on protecting privilege & quashing subpoenas Manage a listserv of participating attorneys to facilitate peer support for best practices Offer individualized technical assistance from the Confidentiality Institute Post legal updates and emerging trends to the project website

The Project: Pairing Up Attorneys & Advocates Advocacy programs request help from the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence ABA will intake & screen advocates requesting assistance with subpoenas ABA will contact trained attorneys practicing in the advocate’s jurisdiction Attorneys accepting cases will have support from ABA, Confidentiality Institute, and listserv The Attorney Training: Webinar Dates: April 23 & June 19, 2014 Time: 3:00 PM Eastern The two 90 minute webinars are currently scheduled for 2014, and the fee will be waived for non-profit attorneys and attorneys agreeing to join the project and taking one case in the next year. – See more at:

Safe and Together™ Model Overview @ Webinar
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Domestic violence cases are often extremely challenging and concerning for child welfare systems and other professionals interested in the safety and well being of children. As child welfare systems seek to become more domestic violence informed, the Safe and Together model offers a field tested, innovative, comprehensive, promising practice child centered approach to domestic violence cases that involve children.  Based on our work in more than 11 states and various countries, this introduction will provide an overview of the model assumptions, principles, critical components and key practice skills. Using successful case examples from practitioner, agency and community implementation, the trainers will discuss how the model impacts child welfare policy and practice, and outcomes for families including emerging data.

Participants attending this web training will:

  • Gain an understanding of the model’s principles and critical components
  • Hear about other states who have implemented the model
  • Learn to conduct a thorough assessment through the lens of the model
  • Explore how the model can enhance safety plans and case plans

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 if you have any questions.

What Can We Learn From Turned-Around Cases @ Webinar
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Presenters: Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D., Senior Consultant for Child and Adolescent Trauma at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore Maryland and the Executive Vice-President of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence and Stephanie Dallam, Research Associate, Leadership Council; former Pediatric Surgery and Trauma Nurse Practitioner, University of Missouri Health Sciences Center.

Description: In this presentation, new information will be presented about the results of a case analysis of 27 custody cases involving the abuse of children. In these cases, a judge initially ordered the children into unsupervised contact with an abusive parent and then a later judicial decision protected the children from abuse. This sample is illustrative of failures common in family court where signs of child abuse are ignored and theories which blame the mother, such as accusations of parental alienation are relied upon. The case analysis shows that it is often the court-ordered custody evaluators who recommend access to the unsafe parent and experts in child abuse and domestic violence who correct the information for the court. This presentation will present recommendations derived from this case analysis about how to approach allegations of abuse in contested custody cases so that children are more consistently protected.

Improving existing, and creating new gendered violence prevention programs and policies on college campuses: An organizing approach @ Webinar
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: In January 2014, President Obama announced the launch of a new task force to prevent sexual violence on college campuses. Citing that 1 in 5 women on college campuses have experienced some form of sexual violence during their academic careers, but only 12 percent of student victims report the assault. The President has called this epidemic “totally unacceptable.”

Urging a fundamental shift in attitudes around sexual violence, the President’s actions are timely considering the work of Futures Without Violence Campus Fellows across the country. Launched in the fall of 2013, the Campus Leadership Program aimed to spur creative, student-led action to change university policy, enhance curriculum, raise awareness and shift campus culture.

In this interactive webinar, we will share what our Campus Fellows have accomplished this year within their diverse academic fields. Additionally, we will open the forum to students with experience or interest in this work, and brainstorm programmatic, policy-oriented, curricular, institutional, legal, and subversive tactics to improve prevention and intervention programs on your college campus.

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Resource Showcase: Safe Church Initiatives @ Webinar
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm