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.

Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ Slidell, LA
Jun 13 @ 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


Per Capita Assistance for Victims of Trafficking @ Webinar
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For more information and to register:

Learn how to access financial support  to serve foreign national victims and survivors of human trafficking in your community! The U.S.  Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), operates the National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (NHTVAP) for many states across the U.S.  Through MOU partnerships, NHTVAP provides per capita funding to local service providers in order to provide comprehensive case management to foreign national survivors of human trafficking for up to nine months. Once a service provider agency establishes an MOU with USCRI, the agency may be reimbursed for client expenses and administrative costs for serving enrolled foreign national victims of human trafficking. This webinar will provide an overview of the NHTVAP program, becoming a provider with USCRI, and client eligibility. Staff from the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN), the International Rescue Committee in Seattle and API Chaya will provide insight on the benefits to clients in Washington State provided through this program as well. For questions, contact Rissa Obcemea, NHTVAP Program Officer or Marie Hoffmann, Outreach Program Coordinator for the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) at the International Rescue Committee at

Domestic Violence: Economic Abuse @ Webinar
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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One control tactic used by abuses involves controlling the finances of the household. Abusers may limit the survivor’s options by not allowing access to checking accounts, credit card, other sources of money or even financial independence.  Our society tends to focus on getting the survivor away from the perpetrator, but we provide very little in the way of financial assistance to allow her to remain financially independent. This session will provide information about economic abuse and emerging practices or programs addressing this serious issue.

Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety: Subpoena Defense Pro Bono Training @ Webinar
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This webinar and supporting materials will prepare attorneys to effectively defend non-profits serving victims of domestic and sexual violence against subpoenas that violate law and public policy.

Topics will include:

  • The issues and laws that are particular to the field of victim advocacy and confidentiality
  • The framework for developing responses to subpoenas for confidential victim service provider records and informations

This webinar is complimentary to non-profit attorneys and those who volunteer for the Protecting Privacy to Enhance Safety Pro Bono Project. Click here to learn more and sign up to volunteer.

  • List Price: Free

The Issue:

  • 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 listser
Rally and Call to Action to End Domestic Violence @ Denham Springs Police Dept.
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Attorney General’s Office Basic 2-Day Domestic Violence Course for Law Enforcement @ US Army Reserve Readiness Facility
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 4:00 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 for postings and agendas.

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:

Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ Northwest Regional Reentry Facility
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse

Training Information:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Northwest Regional Reentry Facility
1121 Forum Dr.
Shreveport, LA  71107

Learning objectives:
- Explore the dynamics of domestic violence
- Recognize the needs of children exposed to domestic violence
- Acquire screening techniques and risk and protective factors that are unique to domestic violence
- Apply evidence based developmental and age-appropriate interventions
- Formulate a model case plan applicable to children exposed to domestic violence

Who Should Attend:
Child welfare professionals, behavioral health professionals, social workers who come into contact with children

This training is free. However, space is limited and registration is required.

Continuing Education:
This training has been approved for 3.0 general hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers – Louisiana Chapter, as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Workers.

Click here for more information and registration.

Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ Choudrant, LA
Jul 18 @ 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