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Demonstrate Access: Program Assessments

Date: December 5, 2018
 
Time: 6:00 am – 7:30 am ChST
 
Provided by: National LGBTQ Institute on IPV
 
Link to registerhttps://events-na1.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/2154191300/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_registration.html?sco-id=2403116932&utm_source=Partners+events+12%2F1%2F18&utm_campaign=Webinars+december&utm_medium=email

This webinar will walk participants through basic tools to assess the readiness of their programs to welcome and meaningfully support diverse LGBTQ survivors as well as to evaluate the accessibility of built environments, cultural capacities and other key considerations.

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Demonstrate Access: Program Assessments

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Time: 6:00 am – 7:30 am ChST

Provided By: NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Link to register: https://events-na1.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/2154191300/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_registration.html?sco-id=2403116932&_charset_=utf-8&utm_source=All+Subscribers&utm_campaign=d12f9b0d92-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_30_04_16_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_347d47d8e9-d12f9b0d92-132884909

This webinar will walk participants through basic tools to assess the readiness of their programs to welcome and meaningfully support diverse LGBTQ survivors as well as to evaluate the accessibility of built environments, cultural capacities and other key considerations.
 
Presenter: Fatima Arain, NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

 
Financial Education Webinar Series ~ Retirement Planning for Survivors and Advocates (part 6 of 6)

Date: December 6, 2018
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST
 
Provided by: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and National Endowment for Financial Education
 
 
Introduction to the ABA's Legal Access Project on LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence

Date: December 6, 2018
 
Time: 5:30 am – 7:00 am ChST
 
Provided by: ABA Legal Access Project on LGBT+ Intimate Partner Violence
 
Link to registerhttps://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/introduction-to-the-aba-s-legal-access-project-on-.html?utm_source=Partners+events+12%2F1%2F18&utm_campaign=Webinars+december&utm_medium=email

The American Bar Association's LGBT+ Legal Access Project provides training and technical assistance to civil attorneys, prosecutors, legal advocates, and LGBTQ advocates on best practices for serving LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence within the legal system.

Participants will learn about this OVW Technical Assistance Project: Learn how grantees can access free training and technical assistance from the project. Preview our in-person training on LGBTQ intake.

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Rural SADI Lessons: Part 1

Date: December 6, 2018
 
Time: 6:00 am ChST
 
Provided by: Resource Sharing Project
 
 
Office Closed
In Observance of Santa Maria Kamalen Day
 
 
 
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Reduce Attrition Rates of Sexual Assault Through Proper Charging Decisions and Effective Jury Selection

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST

Provided By: End Violence Against Women International

Link to register: https://www.evawintl.org/WebinarRegistration.aspx?webinarid=1057

Despite extensive research exploring the dynamics of sexual assault and common profiles of survivors and perpetrators, crimes of sexual violence continue to be misunderstood by the average juror, prosecutor, and judge. Too many people still believe the outdated myths of "real rape" that shift blame from the offender to the survivor. This webinar will dispel the myths of "real rape," then focus on the charging decision and the art of jury selection for successful prosecutions of sexual assault offenders.
 
Prosecutors, much like the general public, frequently have a world-view of "real rape" that is based on myths, gender-based stereotypes, and implicit biases. This view can result in the rejection of cases for charging and, if the case is charged, in an ineffective and unsuccessful prosecution. This workshop will focus on the charging decision, the use of offender-based language in the courtroom, and effective jury selection with the goal of reducing the attrition of sexual assault cases in the criminal justice system.
 
The goal of voir dire (the questioning of prospective jurors) is to select a jury that can be fair to both sides and render a verdict based on the facts, not personal biases. In sexual assault cases, jury selection is also the opportunity to educate the jury about the myths of real rape; identify and strike jurors whose biases will interfere with their ability to render a fair verdict; and prepare the jury for difficult facts and the use of graphic terminology and evidence during the trial.
 
Through the use of interactive exercises, participants will gain the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to make appropriate charging decisions and effectively select a jury in cases of sexual assault. This webinar will also equip participants with tools and knowledge to share with their colleagues in their own offices.

 
Healing Centered Engagement and myPlan App Webinar: Rethinking Harm Reduction and Trauma-Informed Care

Date: December 11, 2018
 
Time: 6:00 am – 7:30 am ChST
 
Provided by: Futures Without Violence
 
Link to registerhttps://events-na1.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/2195493195/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_landing.html?sco-id=2829664515&utm_source=Partners+events+12%2F1%2F18&utm_campaign=Webinars+december&utm_medium=email

How can we move beyond simply domestic violence screening and referral to create health care responses to violence that offer critical strategies to promote prevention, healing and health promotion. Further, how do we ensure that we are thinking holistically about patients and clients rather than focusing on their trauma alone? We know from anti-violence advocacy, that the most potent and sustained change with survivors is strength based and comes from building on what is already going well. Join us for a webinar discussion with luminaries in our field to explore universal education and healing centered engagement as a starting point for achieving the health outcomes that survivors desire. We will consider this approach conceptually and through the use of health interventions and myPlan, a tool for patients and providers alike to help survivors weigh their options and make decisions that will help them meet their health and safety goals.

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Intergenerational Family Support through Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Date: December 12, 2018
 
Time: 6:00 am – 7:30 am ChST
 
Provided by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
 
Link to registerhttps://ncdvtmh.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=ncdvtmh&utm_source=Partners+events+12%2F1%2F18&utm_campaign=Webinars+december&utm_medium=email

This webinar will highlight Child-Parent Psychotherapy, a trauma-informed, trauma-specific, evidence-based, intergenerational intervention for children 0-5. The presenters will use case scenarios from their work in Philadelphia with women with substance use disorders who are pregnant or parenting a young child. The first cohort of parents has an average ACE score of 6.

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Widening the Circle -- Including Youth with Intellectual Disabilities in Prevention Groups

Date: December 13, 2018
 
Time: 4:30 am – 6:00 am ChST
 
Provided by: Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
 
Link to registerhttps://wcsap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uIKjiiKbQGmUrsTmPlZAdw?utm_source=Partners+events+12%2F1%2F18&utm_campaign=Webinars+december&utm_medium=email

Many sexual assault service professionals feel unprepared when youth with intellectual disabilities (ID) participate in prevention groups. However, we should expect to see more youth with ID in such groups because of the current focus on inclusion in the public-school system.

This webinar will provide information and resources to assist the S/A professional to feel more confident in meaningfully including and supporting a prevention group participant with ID.

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Confidentiality Between Victim Advocates and Survivors in the Tribal Criminal Justice System: Statutory/Funder Requirements and Best Practices

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 am – 7:30 am ChST

Provided By: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

Link to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8814996220586260993?utm_source=phplist960&utm_medium=email&utm_content=HTML&utm_campaign=WEBINAR+%7C+Confidentiality+Between+Victim+Advocates+
and+Survivors+in+the+Tribal+Criminal+Justice+System&utm_source=All+Subscribers&utm_campaign=d12f9b0d92-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_30_04_16_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_347d47d8e9-d12f9b0d92-132884909


This timely and important webinar will discuss the challenges that victim/survivors face as they participate in the tribal judicial system. It will also offer best practices for advocates in understanding and supporting victim confidentiality and privilege. 
 
Presenter: Rob (Roberta) Valente, Domestic Violence Policy & Advocacy

 
Using Telehealth to Increase the Quality of Forensic-Medical Evidence Collection and Deliver Trauma-Informed Care

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST
 
Provided by: End Violence Against Women International
 
Link to registerhttps://www.evawintl.org/WebinarRegistration.aspx?webinarid=1067

Join us for a fascinating presentation and discussion with two nursing experts who are using telehealth technology to expand the reach of forensic nursing to hospitals and clinics in rural, tribal, and other underserved areas.
 
In 2014 the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) funded a national demonstration project, the National TeleNursing Center (NTC), through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Through this pioneering project, the NTC provides telehealth services to survivors of sexual assault in 6 diverse communities in California, Arizona, and Massachusetts. The NTC improves victims’ access to quality forensic sexual assault care and is growing, supporting, and sustaining a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)-prepared workforce.
 
In 2016, OVC funded the start of a second program, a state-wide effort managed by Pennsylvania State University that is using telehealth technology to enhance access to quality forensic care for adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault in remote communities throughout Pennsylvania.
 
See how these two programs are not only improving the quality of care and evidence collection for sexual assault survivors, they are boosting the confidence and knowledge of the clinicians providing these services.

 

 
PREA Power Hour: Chat with an Expert on PREA Standard 115.71

Date: December 14, 2018
 
Time: 5:00 am ChST
 
Provided by: National PREA Resource Center
 
 
Housing Rights and Needs of Crime Victims

Date: December 14, 2018
 
Time: 6:00 am – 7:30 am ChST
 
Provided by: National Crime Victim Law Institute
 
Link to registerhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/housing-rights-and-needs-of-crime-victims-registration-48569303093?mc_cid=14cb175812&mc_eid=98106bf905&utm_source=Partners+events+12%2F1%2F18&utm_campaign=Webinars+december&utm_medium=email

Have you ever worked with crime victims who need guidance navigating their housing rights? Are you prepared to advocate for victims of domestic and sexual violence using the Violence Against Women Act and Fair Housing Laws? Do you know how to overcome some of the obstacles associated with nuisance laws and crime-free housing policies?

Join NCVLI and trainers Karlo Ng and Renee Williams for an online training as they discuss Housing Rights and Needs of Crime Victims.

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Trauma-Informed Victim Interview (TIVI) for the Justice System, Part 1

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018

Time: 6:00 am – 7:15 am ChST

Provided By: Battered Women’s Justice Project

Link to register: https://events-na1.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/2361243497/en/events/event/private/2359510337/2424280655/event_registration.html?sco-id=2805446597&_charset_=utf-8

This fast-paced, interactive presentation will focus on how to facilitate a trauma-informed victim interview. This protocol has been used successfully in investigating domestic violence, sexual assault, and strangulation cases. The presenters will emphasize the importance of being victim-centered, suspect-focused, and trauma-informed. The first webinar will concentrate on why we are facilitating the interview in a different way: why is this interview method different than the way victim interviews were previously conducted? Why are body language and surroundings important? Why do we structure questions in certain ways? There will be time allowed for questions, answers, and discussion.
 
Presenters: Donna Kelly, Salt Lake County District Attorney, Special Victims Unit Prosecutor and Justin Boardman, Retired Detective, Boardman Training and Consulting


 
 
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Re-Envisioning Community Norms: Social norms change as a sexual and domestic violence prevention strategy

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST
 
Link to registerhttp://www.preventconnect.org/2018/12/re-envisioning-community-norms-social-norms-change-as-a-sexual-and-domestic-violence-prevention-strategy/    

What are social norms and how are they related to our sexual and relational safety? Norms shape our beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, and influence our sense of what's acceptable and not acceptable within a community or society at large. When we understand norms as a key factor that shapes the likelihood of sexual and domestic violence, we can see more clearly what needs to change and which strategies will be effective. In this web conference, we will explore why changing norms requires more than a single program, but rather comprehensive actions across where we live, work, and play. Through norms change we can move toward equity, accountability, justice and a more expansive understanding of gender  – all rooted in respect for people to live free from violence.
 
HOSTS
Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez & Tori VandeLinde, PreventConnect and CALCASA
 
FACILITATORS
Alisha Somji & Abena Asare, Prevention Institute
 
OBJECTIVES
  • Outline norms that contribute to sexual and domestic violence and what is needed to address them
  • Explore how communities are changing norms to prevent sexual and domestic violence through a multitude of strategies
  • Discuss how advocates are tying their efforts to broader conversations and momentum (e.g. #MeToo), including successes and challenges
 

 
Tech Support: Cyber Abuse Prevention & Response Tools for Adults Serving Youth

Date: December 21, 2018
 
Time: 4:00 am
 
Provided by: Break the Cycle and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
 
Link to registerhttps://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/tech-support-cyber-abuse-prevention-response-tools.html    

Over the past 3 years, Break the Cycle and CALCASA's Cyber Abuse Project has worked to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills of criminal justice professionals working with youth/young adults at risk for or experiencing tech-facilitated sexual, dating, domestic violence and stalking. This webinar will feature lessons learned and introduce the CAP toolkit, resources, and materials with the broader youth advocacy community.

 
The Internet of Things: Understanding and Using IoT to Prove Your Case

Date: December 21, 2018
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST
 
Provided by: Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center
 
Link to registerhttps://www.mrcac.org/course/internet-of-things/?utm_source=Partners+events+12%2F1%2F18&utm_campaign=Webinars+december&utm_medium=email

The Internet of Things refers to physical devices having the capability to connect to the Internet to send and receive signals and data. As technology evolves into every facet of our daily lives, it is important that MDT's develop an understanding of what devices are IoT capable and potentially what information may be recoverable to assist in investigations, prosecutions or adjudications. Participants will learn what devices are currently IoT, emerging technology for IoT, and ways to detect what may be contained on IoT devices. Issues of search and seizure for IoT devices will also be discussed.

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Office closed in Observance of Christmas Day
 
 
 
 
 
 
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