Survivor-Centered Practices for Working with Survivors Living with HIV

The Positively Safe team at NNEDV is excited to announce a webinar opportunity for advocates on Survivor-Centered Practices for Working with Survivors Living with HIV on World AIDS Day. This webinar will feature presenters from the Positive Women’s Network, Casa de Esperanza, and the Northwest Network. Attendees will receive information on HIV, ways to work with survivors living with HIV, partnering with an HIV organization, and more!

Thursday, December 1

3:00 – 4:30 PM EST


**Web link and call-in information will be sent to those that register prior to the webinar


Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day is a nationally-recognized day that takes place on the second Wednesday of October. This year it will take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Sponsored by FUTURES, the awareness-raising day aims to reach members of the healthcare and advocacy communities and educate them about the critical importance of universal education on healthy relationships and offering a warm referral to DV advocates.

Medical studies link long term effects of domestic violence and abuse with a myriad of health problems including: smoking, diabetes, obesity, eating disorders, and substance abuse. While doctors and nurses routinely screen for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, too few screen for domestic violence. We ask for your help to promote the safety and health of people seeking services in health care facilities or domestic violence programs as part of a preventative healthcare strategy.

Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: Using the Relationship Assessment Tool and Universal Education


Many U.S. states are gearing up for the new Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) federal guidelines and recommendations commencing October 1st, 2016. To support the field, Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) is launching an updated module from our Healthy Moms Happy Babies Toolkit: A Train the Trainer Curriculum on Domestic Violence and Reproductive Coercion and the webinar will discuss its application. 

The module highlights the Relationship Assessment Tool (RAT), formerly known as the WEB. This evidence-based screening tool is an effective resource for many programs, including those that may use a different domestic violence (DV) screening method. The module will discuss how the RAT and FUTURES’ safety cards can be utilized to promote universal education and help frame conversations on healthy and safe relationships. These tools and resources provide simple safety planning tips and hotline referrals and are designed to help clients and patients recognize how unhealthy relationships and abuse can negatively impact their health outcomes, such as substance abuse or chronic stress. In addition, this webinar will explore how the RAT and safety cards can be used as an empowerment tool for mothers.

Psychological First Aid

This presentation will provide an overview of the evidenced-based approach to psychological first aid developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Although developed by the NCTSN, this approach is designed for children and adults and seeks to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events while simultaneously fostering long-term coping. This particular presentation, designed for first responders, will focus primarily on forming a compassionate and non-intrusive connection and methods to calm and orient emotionally distraught victims.

Putting the Pieces Together: Survivor Relocation & Identity Protection

This unique 3 day training will explore the complexity and challenges of attaining privacy and safety when survivors
relocate. The focus will include global relocation, forced and early
marriage, immigration, healthcare privacy, identity change, and privacy and safety risks with technology use.
Attendees will leave better equipped to respond to and provide enhance services to survivors who are facing relocation crises.
Funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, Presented
by the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Safety Net Team and the Relocation
Counseling and Identity Protection Initiative at Greater Boston Legal Services, our excellent
faculty includes survivors, national experts on technology, and innovative leaders in the legal and victim services fields.