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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Opening Ceremony

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Opening Ceremony: October 1

 
Pastors Roundtable
 Pastors Roundtable, Naumati Brd Rm Tradewinds: October 1, 2018



 
 
 
American Samoa Community College Community Forum
American Samoa Community College Community Forum: October 2, 2018


 
 
 
Full Faith and Credit 101
Provided by: Battered Women’s Justice Project
Date: Friday, October 3, 2018
Time: 3:00 am – 4:30 am ChST

Link to register

Content: Do you have questions about interjurisdictional enforcement of protection orders? Are you looking for information on the federal law pertaining to protection orders? This webinar will allow participants to identify how protection order enforcement works across state, tribal and territorial boundaries. By providing a review of the Full Faith and Credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act allied professionals will be able to enhance their practice and enforce the law. This webinar is part one of a two part protection order related series. The second webinar will be hosted on October 30.

Presenters: Sarah Henry, Attorney Advisor, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit and Millicent Shaw Phipps, Managing Attorney, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit
 
First responders Training
First responders Training, VA Mermorial: October 3, 2018


 
Family Violence Awareness Month Wave
Family Violence Awareness Month Wave
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 5PM - 6PM
Location: Across Chamorro Village
 
Masooi Resource Network
Masooi Resource Network, Alliance Office: October 4, 2018



 
Purple Ribbon Wave


Oct.5, 2018 at the ITC Intersection from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 
Family Violence Awareness Month Outreach Fair & Proclamation Signing/Resolution Presentation
Family Violence Awareness Month Outreach Fair & Proclamation Signing/Resolution Presentation
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 10AM - 2PM
Location: Micronesia Mall



SAVE THE DATE 2018 FVAM outreach
 
 
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How are Health Care Providers and Domestic Violence Advocates Working Together? A #HCADVDay #DVAM #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth Webinar
Provided by: Futures without Violence
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time : 3:30 am – 5:00 am ChST

Link to register

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), held during the month of October, is fast approaching. Have you made plans for this year's Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (HCADV Day)? Gather your healthcare staff and DV advocate colleagues for a webinar viewing party to learn more about establishing or expanding partnerships between health systems and domestic violence advocacy agencies, and how to implement the evidence-based “CUES” intervention to address violence and trauma and promote healthy relationships. This webinar will also highlight free resources and tools from FUTURES’ National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
 
1.5 CME credits available!
 
Speakers:
 
Judy Chang, MD, MPH | University of Pittsburgh Magee Women’s Reseach Institute
 
Janice Goldsborough, MS | Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
 
Kenya Fairley, MSEd | Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA) Program, US Department of Health and Human Services
 
Graciela Oguin + Kate Vander Tuig | Futures Without Violence
 
Other #HCADV Plans? Let us know about them!
Are you using templates from our HCADV Day Action Kit to write an article or an op-ed for your local paper?
Did you invite a DV advocate or expert to speak at a lunchtime presentation for your coworkers or staff?
Have you ordered and displayed FUTURES' free resources in your waiting rooms that advertise local resource numbers and other information?
Email Graciela Olguin at golguin@futureswithoutviolence.org, about your plans to highlight the important role that healthcare and advocacy communities play together in addressing and preventing intimate partner violence.
 
 
 
Thank you for your continued support,

 
Leveraging #1Thing in Your Community
Provided by: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 5:00 am – 6:00 am ChST

Link to register

Content:
We all know ending and healing from domestic violence requires the collective voice and power of individuals, families, institutions, and systems – each whose “one thing” adds a valuable and powerful component to transforming our communities. Through this webinar participants will learn ways to enhance their community engagement efforts, learn about the importance of including storytelling in their advocacy efforts by leveraging the #1Thing messaging.
 
Evidence-Informed Practices to Serve Asian and Pacific Islander Survivors of Domestic Violence

Date: October 11, 2018

Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Link to register: https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/evidence-informed-practices-to-serve-asian-and-pac.html?utm_source=Copy+of+Partners+events+10%2F1%2F18&utm_campaign=Webinars+early+oct&utm_medium=email

Provided by: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

To address the domestic violence dynamics and trends in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities, advocates have designed programs based on an intimate knowledge of their communities and the needs of API survivors. This webinar will identify the differing dynamics and current domestic violence trends API immigrant and refugee survivors are facing.  It will describe the A-Z Advocacy Model's inventory of evidence-informed practices and the foundational principles that anchor this unique model.

 
How to Training
"How to" Training, Naumati Brd Rm, Tradewinds: October 12, 2018



 
 
 
 
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Training for the Trainer
Training for the Trainer
Date: Tuesday, October 16 - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 9 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: TBA

 

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2018 kNOw MORE Training: Understanding and Assisting Trauma Victims of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

2018 kNOw MORE Training: Understanding and Assisting
Trauma Victims of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

 
Training for the Trainer
Training for the Trainer
Date: Tuesday, October 16 - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 9 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: TBA

 

> Training for the Trainer
 
Evidence-Informed Practices to Serve Asian and Pacific Islander Survivors of Domestic Violence
Evidence-Informed Practices to Serve Asian and Pacific Islander Survivors of Domestic Violence
 
A webinar for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 
 
 
To address the domestic violence dynamics and trends in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities, advocates have designed programs based on an intimate knowledge of their communities and the needs of API survivors. This webinar will identify the differing dynamics and current domestic violence trends API immigrant and refugee survivors are facing.  It will describe the A-Z Advocacy Model's inventory of evidence-informed practices and the foundational principles that anchor this unique model.

 
Mandatory Reporting Laws in the United States: Impact on Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Provided by: Battered Women’s Justice Project
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Link to register

Content:
This webinar will address mandatory reporting laws across the nation as they apply to cases of intimate partner violence. It will describe the history and different types of mandatory reporting laws that directly and indirectly impact survivors; and will highlight research findings on women’s views of these laws and how they impact help-seeking. The session will also describe Kentucky’s experience of evaluating and ultimately changing its mandatory reporting law, including highlighting a recently published research study conducted in the state. The goal of the webinar is to expand awareness by states of mandatory reporting laws and how they dramatically impact women; and to offer legislative strategies for states that wish to improve their state statutes.

Presenter: Carol E. Jordan, Executive Director, Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women, University of Kentucky

 
Advance Training for the Trainer
Date: Thursday, October 18 - Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 9 AM to 5:00 PM
 
Using Federal Law to Increase Safety for Indian Women: TLOA and VAWA Implementation Efforts
Provided by: Battered Women’s Justice Project
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Link to register

Content: Native American women suffer domestic and sexual violence at epidemic rates. Federal law enforcement may be hours away from reservation crime scenes and resources are frequently stretched thin. Tribal police, prosecutors, and courts have had significant success in combating intimate partner violence committed by Indians in Indian country. But, because of a 1978 U.S. Supreme Court decision, tribes lacked the authority to prosecute a non-Indian defendant even if he lived on the reservation and was married to a tribal member. And, federal law limited tribes to imposing a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment regardless of how serious the offense. The Tribal Law and Order Act (2010) and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 potentially and dramatically changed the legal authority of tribal courts and have provided federal prosecutors with new criminal offenses to use when holding offenders accountable. This webinar will cover the relevant changes to federal law, a summary of recent case law, and provide an update on implementation efforts for both Acts.

Presenters: Leslie A. Hagen, National Indian Country Training Coordinator, US Department of Justice. Hosted by Kathleen Ferraro, Director of Training & Curriculum and Professor of Sociology, Northern Arizona University

Learn more and register now!
 
A21, Walk for Freedom
A21, Walk for Freedom, Fagaalu Malae: October 20, 2018




 
 
Sahiyo Stories: Screening of Survivor Stories on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
Provided by: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
 
Date: October 20, 2018
 
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm ChST

Link to register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sahiyo-stories-screening-tickets-50614009866?utm_source=Upcoming+events+from+API-GBV&utm_campaign=Upcoming+events&utm_medium=email

Join survivors and advocates addressing violence against women to learn about the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting, to hear about prevention strategies in the U.S., and to be amazed by the resilience and hope that survivor-advocates draw on in themselves and each other. Be part of a critical mass of voices, especially from within FGM/C-practicing communities, that is calling for an end to this harmful practice.
 

 

 
 
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Grant Writing Training
Grant Writing Training, Red Cross: October 23, 2018



 
Cyberbullying: What You Need To Know
Provided by: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice
 
Date: October 24, 2018
 
Time: 3:30 am – 4:30 am ChST
 
 
Substance Use, Trauma and Domestic Violence: Critical Issues, Promising Approaches Webinar
Provided by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 4:00 am – 5:00 am ChST

Link to register
 
Trauma Informed Training
Trauma Informed Training, Naumati Brd Rm, Tradewinds: October 24, 2018



 
Trauma Informed Interviewing - Turning Understanding into Outcomes
Provided by: End Violence Against Women International
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 am ChST

Link to register

Course Description
 
So you've learned about trauma and its effects. Now what? How do you translate that knowledge into outcomes for victims? How do you pursue justice and also be trauma informed? How do you work with victims who need help but are unable or unwilling to cooperate with law enforcement and prosecutors? How can you help victims of trauma share their stories so the legal system can pursue accountability for offenders - whether that is through a criminal conviction or a civil protective order?
 
In the context of domestic violence and sexual assault, the victim is often also the only witness to the crime. This has implications for recall and testimony, based on the trauma experienced by the victim. Prosecutors need to know what happened to pursue a criminal case, and civil attorneys must be able to articulate the acts of violence to apply for protective orders. However, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are often unable to tell their story in a clear timeline and with the kind of consistency that the law requires. The result is that victims who cannot tell their story effectively have a significant barrier to accessing the legal system.
 
This webinar will focus on best practices for trauma informed interviewing of victims to retrieve memories of incidents that can be used by law enforcement investigators, prosecutors and civil attorneys. Topics will include a brief overview of trauma and its relationship to memory storage and recall, examples from actual cases where trauma informed interviewing produced concrete information that was used in court, information on interacting with victims who are resistant to prosecuting the batterer, strategies for helping victims construct a timeline for their narrative, and, most importantly, techniques for asking questions in a way that helps victims recall the answers.
 
Objectives
 
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
Describe the challenges with memory storage and recall of traumatic events.
Explain the value that trauma informed interviewing affords to both victims and law enforcement.
Conduct a trauma informed interview that produces high value information.

Presenter
 
 Neva Fernandez, Advocacy Manager, Texas Legal Services Center - Crime Victims Program; Co-Chair, Austin Travis County SARRT, Austin, TX 
 
Neva Fernandez is the Advocacy Manager in the Crime Victims Program at Texas Legal Services Center. This program provides direct representation to victims of violent crimes across the state of Texas. She has worked exclusively with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in the criminal and civil justice system. 
 
Ms. Fernandez has a M.A. in sociology from New York University and has benefited by working as an advocate both within law enforcement, and in an advocacy organization where she currently serves in legal aid. For the better part of her career, Ms. Fernandez has interviewed victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She also performs direct advocacy with law enforcement, court staff, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim Services, Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Texas Attorney General's office.
 
With over $800,000 in grants she has written and managed for the Travis County Attorney's office, Ms. Fernandez also conducts training in Texas on advocacy and holistic approaches to civil legal remedies for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
 

 
Working with Interpreters and Translators
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 3:00 am – 4:00 am ChST
 

Link to register: www.surveymonkey.com/MYLARespanol-eng

 
Webinar Title: #ShareSupport4DVAM: A Facebook and Twitter Share-Out for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018
Provided by: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
 
Date: October 26, 2018
 
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 am ChST

Link to register: https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/public-charge-and-immigrant-survivors-of-domestic.html?utm_source=Upcoming+events+from+API-GBV&utm_campaign=Upcoming+events&utm_medium=email

 
This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we ask, "What is #1Thing you wish to say to support and advocate, activist, or ally dedicated to ending domestic violence?" Join us in offering words of support and gratitude for domestic violence activists by sharing your messages on Twitter of Facebook, tagging us @apigbv and using the hashtags #ShareSupport4DVAM and #DVAM2018!

 
Public Charge and Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Provided by: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
 
Date: October 26, 2018
 
Time: 5:00 am ChST

Link to register:  https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/public-charge-and-immigrant-survivors-of-domestic.html?utm_source=Public+charges&utm_campaign=Public+charge&utm_medium=email




The Administration has issued a proposed regulation that expands the definition of "public charge" and puts immigrant families, including children, at risk if they use public programs to escape and recover from abuse and meet basic needs like food, housing, and health care. The long-anticipated regulation was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, which starts the 60-day comment period (October 10-December 10, 2018) for the public to provide feedback on the impact the proposed rule will have on communities and families.
 
Read our Advisory on how this proposed rule will impact immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, who may need important public supports in order to escape and recover from abuse. 



Take Action!
Learn more about how you can engage in providing feedback to the Administration about how the proposed rule undermines efforts by domestic violence and sexual assault survivors to secure essential services that enable them to escape from, or overcome abuse. 
 
Provide feedback on the impact the proposed rule will have on immigrant survivors 
 
 
Webinar: Public Charge and Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
 
Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 5:00 am ChST
Duration: 90 Minutes

Summary: Proposed changes by the Department of Homeland Security to "Public Charge" policies will have far-reaching negative impacts on immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We will discuss what "Public Charge" is, the proposed rule from the Administration that changes how "Public Charge" determinations for immigrants will be made, which immigration categories of survivors are exempt from the rule, how the proposed rule impacts immigrant survivors and their families, and the radical changes in longstanding policies that will limit immigrant families from being allowed into the U.S. or adjusting their status. We will provide resources to support advocates and community members in submitting comments during DHS's public comment period. If you are an advocate serving immigrant survivors from Asian, African, Arab, Latinx, Pacific Islander, and other immigrant/refugee communities, please register for this webinar!

 
Red Ribbon Wave
Red Ribbon Wave
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 5PM - 6PM
Location: Chief Kepuha Loop
 
Webinar: Why Language Access?
Provided by: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
 
Date: October 27, 2018
 
Time: 1:00 am – 2:30 am ChST

Link to register:  https://ta2ta.org/webinars/registration/why-language-access.html?utm_source=Upcoming+events+from+API-GBV&utm_campaign=Upcoming+events&utm_medium=email

Published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018, the proposed regulation expands the definition of "public charge" and puts immigrant families, including children, at risk if they use public programs to escape and recover from  abuse and meet basic needs like food, housing, and healthcare. We have updated our Advisory on how this proposed rule will impact immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, who may need important public supports in order to escape and recover from abuse. We are also offering a webinar on October 25 on the impact of the proposed rule and how you can take action.

 
Silent Witness Exhibit Outreach
Oct. 27, 2018 at the Guam Premier Outlets (food court)
from 10:00 am-1:30 pm
 
Red Ribbon National Prescription Outreach
Red Ribbon National Prescription Outreach
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 10AM - 2PM
Location: Agana Shopping Center
 
 
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Andersen Air Force Base's Info Fair
Andersen Air Force Base's Info Fair
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 11AM - 1:30PM
Location: AAFB's Exchange
 
Advanced Full Faith and Credit
Provided by: Battered Women’s Justice Project
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 3:00 am – 4:30 am ChST

Link to register

Content: Please join us for part two of the two part series on Full Faith and Credit. Building on the framework provided in the FFC 101 webinar, this webinar will provide additional information on advanced topics related to protection orders.  The webinar will include detailed scenarios and legal analysis on protection orders. The webinar will provide key information on unique situations where enforcement is required.
 
Presenters: Sarah Henry, Attorney Advisor, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit and Millicent Shaw Phipps, Managing Attorney, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit

 
Boo to Drugs!
Boo to Drugs!
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 4PM - 5:30PM
Location: Agana Shopping Center