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February 2019

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Policy Update: The Latest on Asylum for Survivors of Violence

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST
Provided by: Alliance for Immigrant Survivors

Please join us for a webinar about asylum for survivors of violence hosted by the Alliance for Immigrant Survivors (AIS). This webinar will focus on recent policy changes that impact how we serve gender-based violence survivors who may be eligible for asylum protection. Note: this is not an asylum 101 training but an opportunity to hear more about the impact on survivors of critical legal decisions, procedural changes, and new policies such as the asylum ban.
This webinar will be hosted by AIS with presenters from the Tahirih Justice Center and the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies.
Think. Rethink. Mandatory Reporting Practices

Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 6:00 am – 7:30 am ChST
Provided by: National LGBTQ Institute on IPV

Results of a recent survey indicate mandated reporting impacts domestic violence survivors, and most often that impact is detrimental. 50% of survivors in the survey said the mandatory report made things "much worse." Youth under 18 and trans* and gender variant people were especially impacted - almost half said that they had avoided seeking support for fear that they would be reported. Youth and especially LGBTQ youth are not talking to trusted adults about their relationships because of fear of being reported. In this webinar, presenters will unpack the impact of mandatory reporting on help seeking and identify practical strategies advocates can use to decrease negative consequences of reporting and increase survivor safety and self-determination.
Breaking the Cycle: A Life Course Framework for Preventing Domestic Violence
Date: February 6, 2018
Time: 7:00 am – 8:30 am ChST
Provided by: Blue Shield of California Foundation

What are the critical childhood and adolescent experiences that are associated with domestic violence perpetration later on? How are these experiences shaped by the cultural and social environment in which we live? How can a life course framework help break the cycle of intergenerational violence once and for all?
The root causes of domestic violence are many and complex-existing at the individual, family, community, and societal levels. Blue Shield of California Foundation is releasing a groundbreaking meta-analysis that identifies the timing and sequence of childhood and adolescent events and experiences that are strongly associated with perpetration of domestic violence as adults. This life course analysis identifies both key risk factors and opportunities to prevent violence from occurring in the first place.
Join Blue Shield for this webinar to learn more about the findings from the meta-analysis, including the critical periods in a young person's life and the specific risk factors that are associated with later perpetration. Hear from the Forward Change researcher, the Breaking the Cycle program officer and two leaders from the domestic violence field.

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Trauma and Mental Health Considerations in a Child Sex Trafficking Response

Date: February 7, 2019

Time: 5:00 am ChST

Provided by: National Criminal Justice Training Center 

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Advocacy Learning Center - Class S Informational Webinar

Date: February 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 am ChST
Provided by: Praxis International in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women
Addressing Trauma in the Lives of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Date: February 13, 2019
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST
Provided By: Vera Center on Victimization & Safety

Trauma can have a lasting effect on a person's mental, emotional, and even physical states. When a person has an intellectual or developmental disability, the impact of trauma can be even more pronounced and unique methods for addressing the trauma are necessary. This webinar will explore the complicated manifestation of trauma in individuals with I/DD who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence, as well as techniques for supporting survivors with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing trauma to facilitate the healing process.
Perceiving Credibility: Judicial Decision-Making in Domestic Violence Protective Order Cases

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 am – 7:00 am ChsT

Provided by: Battered Women's Justice Project

Content: Many women who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) seek domestic violence protective orders (DVPOs) for secondary IPV prevention. Because judges have considerable autonomy making DVPO case decisions, there is a need to describe how courtroom interactions and information available to judges may influence DVPO dispositions. This webinar will discuss a qualitative research study that involved collecting and analyzing data from DVPO hearing observations and phone interviews with District Court Judges. The presentation will describe qualitative themes that may influence judges’ decision-making in DVPO hearings: case information availability, judge engagement level, and litigant credibility. Specific recommendations to enhance court processes and improve the experience of plaintiffs seeking DVPOs will be discussed. 
Presenters: Cara J. Person, PhD, MPH, CPH, Research Consultant, CP Legacy Consulting
Learning to Love Ourselves: Incorporating Compassion Care in our Work
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 6:00 am – 7:00 am ChST
Provided by: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

Content: This webinar focuses on love, healing and self-care. Dr. Duran will introduce the pillars of compassion and how through loving and taking care of ourselves we become better advocates, better human beings and more grounded and rooted in our work of ending the violence.
Presenter: Dr. Bonnie Duran, Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, University of Washington
Sport is Part of the Solution to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 6:30 am – 8:00 am ChST
Provided by: PreventConnect
Introduction and Overview of the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center for OVW Grantees
Date: Wednesday. February 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 am – 7:00 am ChST
Provided by: Battered Women’s Justice Project

Content: The National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center provides technical assistance and training on the effective implementation and enforcement of domestic violence-related firearm prohibitions. 
This is an informational webinar geared to OVW grantees to explain the various forms of training and technical assistance available through the resource center. It is intended to give participants an overview of the project, including our newly re-launched website, Safer Families, Safer Communities. Originally launched in 2016, the Safer Families, Safer Communities website is the first of its kind, providing accurate, current information on topics relating to the intersection of domestic violence and gun violence.  The updated website provides improved accessibility to the user and expanded resources, including spotlights of model communities, practitioner-specific best practices for different stages of the legal process, and a comprehensive online library. 
Among the many forms of training and technical assistance available through the resource center, this webinar will also focus the Crisis Response component of the project, which provides individual, targeted technical assistance to communities in the immediate aftermath of a domestic violence-involved firearms tragedy. 
Even if you have used the website already or have received technical assistance from the resource center, this webinar should prove informative as the center expands its impact on this timely subject. 
Presenters: Dave Keck, Director, National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center and Kristine Lizdas, Legal Policy Director, Battered Women’s Justice Project 
Human Trafficking & Impacts on Employment Opportunities

Provided by: Futures Without Violence

Date: February 27, 2019

Time: 5:00 am – 6:15 am ChST

Workforce development services provide critical resources for survivors of human trafficking who are seeking to rebuild their lives, yet women, men, and children who have experienced sex or labor trafficking face unique obstacles that can create barriers to education, training, and employment. Understanding these complex barriers and adopting trauma-informed strategies to workforce solutions will not only improve services for survivors of human trafficking but will strengthen services for all clients.

Futures Without Violence will discuss the elements of human trafficking in the United States and how this crime can impact the success of survivors enrolled in workforce development programs. Faculty will cover the protections offered to survivors, and provide insight into the unique types of education and employment-related challenges that survivors may face after they are no longer in a trafficking situation, and offer basic strategies to improve employment outcomes for survivors.

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Using Story Circles to Capture Local Community Responses to Gender-based Violence During TDVAM and Beyond

Provided by: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Date: February 28, 2019