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What an Advocate should know about Civil Protection Orders to help victims of violence - (Samoan)
Provided by: American Samoa Alliance against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 9:00 am ChST

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Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview
Event: Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview

Date: June 3-4, 2019 and June 5-7, 2019
 
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) provides attendees with a scienceinformed interviewing framework that maximizes opportunities for information collection and accurately documents the participant’s experience in a neutral, equitable, and fair manner. 


 
Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview
Event: Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview

Date: June 3-4, 2019 and June 5-7, 2019
 
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) provides attendees with a scienceinformed interviewing framework that maximizes opportunities for information collection and accurately documents the participant’s experience in a neutral, equitable, and fair manner. 


 
Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview
Event: Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview

Date: June 3-4, 2019 and June 5-7, 2019
 
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) provides attendees with a scienceinformed interviewing framework that maximizes opportunities for information collection and accurately documents the participant’s experience in a neutral, equitable, and fair manner. 


 
Form and Function: Using Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Language When Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Provided by: National LGBTQ Institute on IPV
 
Date: June 5, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Join us for this webinar on practical skills & best practices for utilizing inclusive and culturally responsive language when gathering demographic and intake data on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview
Event: Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview

Date: June 3-4, 2019 and June 5-7, 2019
 
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) provides attendees with a scienceinformed interviewing framework that maximizes opportunities for information collection and accurately documents the participant’s experience in a neutral, equitable, and fair manner. 


 
Overview of Federal Domestic Violence, Stalking and Domestic Violence-Related Firearm Crimes
Provided by: Battered Women’s Justice Project
 
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST

THIS WEBINAR IS HOSTED BY THE NATIONAL CENTER OF PROTECTION ORDERS AND FULL FAITH & CREDIT
 
Content: While domestic violence remains primarily a matter of state and local jurisdiction, there are several federal laws available for prosecuting domestic violence and stalking offenders. It is important that law enforcement, attorneys and advocates work together with federal prosecutors to identify these crimes for potential federal prosecution. This webinar will provide an overview of the federal statutes available and discuss how system actors can work cooperatively with federal prosecutors to pursue charges.
 
Presenter: Margaret S. Groban, AUSA, National Domestic Violence Coordinator, Executive Office of United States Attorneys
 
 
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Lifting Up Voices of Older Survivors
Provided by: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
 
Date: June 6, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:00 am ChST

On June 5, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), Terra Nova Films (TNF), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) will unveil the LUV video project and share these memorable stories with the field to receive critical and timely feedback on these draft training videos and guidebook materials during the period of pilot testing and stakeholder review.  For the past year, NCALL and TNF have interviewed a dozen older survivors of elder abuse.  During this webinar, Bonnie Brandl and Jim Vanden Bosch will describe the OVC-funded project and share four short draft video clips highlighting intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, stalking, and financial exploitation in later life.  Dr. Pamela Teaster of Virginia Tech will discuss how you can help shape this national-scope project by helping to evaluate our efforts and inform our work on future products.  NCEA staff will describe how the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019 Lifting Up Voices theme and other initiatives are raising awareness about older survivors throughout the country.

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Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview
Event: Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview

Date: June 3-4, 2019 and June 5-7, 2019
 
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) provides attendees with a scienceinformed interviewing framework that maximizes opportunities for information collection and accurately documents the participant’s experience in a neutral, equitable, and fair manner. 


 
Forensic Examinations for Suspects
Provided by: End Violence Against Women International

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019

Time: 2:00 am – 3:30 am ChST

All too often suspect examinations are overlooked in a sexual assault investigation, as well as other crimes. Most law enforcement agencies, as well as forensic nurse examiner programs, have failed to establish appropriate policies and procedures for obtaining comprehensive forensic examinations for suspects.
 
The purpose of this webinar is to make the case for the importance of suspect examinations, for the collection of evidence from both the suspect's body and clothing, to explore some of the reasons and barriers as to why they often are not done, and to provide concrete recommendations for overcoming these barriers and using suspect examinations effectively in your jurisdiction.

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What Surrounds Us Shapes Us: Greening and other physical/built environment strategies for preventing domestic and sexual violence
Provided by: PreventConnect and CALCASA

Date: June 7, 2019

Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST

As evidence on community-level approaches to domestic and sexual violence prevention continues to emerge, practitioners are learning how physical spaces play a role in shaping social connections, behaviors and motivations that influence the likelihood of violence. Changing the physical/built environment holds promise in achieving population-level impacts and addressing multiple forms of violence at once. In this web conference, practitioners in Michigan will share how and why they are seeking to increase green spaces (e.g. parks) for domestic violence prevention through their DELTA Impact state- and local-level work. Practitioners in Salinas, CA will describe how they're implementing environmental design strategies to prevent violence affecting youth. Join us as we discuss how to leverage these learnings to transform physical spaces for prevention.

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Translating Research to Policy: Improving Justice for Women & Girls
Provided by: Battered Women’s Justice Project
 
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST

Content: This webinar addresses efforts to advance translational criminology – that is, translating research to policy and practice – in order to improve justice for women and girls. Specifically, this informational session draws upon recent work by the Division on Women & Crime of the American Society of Criminology (DWC) to bring the research of its members directly to policy-focused audiences, including a 2018 Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C. and panels at the 2019 UN Commission on the Status of Women. Presenters Dr. Sheetal Ranjan, current DWC Chair, and Dr. Amanda Burgess-Proctor, immediate past DWC Chair, discuss these recent efforts and offer recommendations for resources that practitioners might use to connect with researchers to promote justice-forward policies for women and girls who are victims, offenders, and practitioners in the U.S. criminal justice system.
 
Presenters: Sheetal Ranjan, PhD, Chair, Division on Women & Crime Professor, William Paterson University, NJ and Amanda Burgess-Proctor, PhD, Immediate Past Chair, Division on Women & Crime Associate Professor, Oakland University, MI.
 
 
 
Myths & Realities of Identity Change
Provided by: National Network to End Domestic Violence
 
Date: June 14, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Identity change is an often misunderstood and a flawed process in the United States. Advocates must be very cautious when working with survivors who seek assistance in changing their names and social security numbers. This webinar will explore the risks and benefits of identity change, including the legal and practical implications of identity change; challenges and obstacles survivors may face; privacy planning; and effective alternatives to identity change.

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Data Breaches & Victim Service Providers: Considerations for Developing Effective Policies
Provided by: National Network to End Domestic Violence
 
Date: June 15, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Both OVW grantee requirements and state laws require programs to inform survivors of data breaches. However, data breach notifications can pose serious safety and privacy risks to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and must be thought through carefully. This webinar will address issues victim service programs must consider as they draft and implement data breach notification policies.

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Providing Accessible Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Who are Blind or Have Low Vision
Provided by: VERA Center on Victimization and Safety
 
Date: June 19, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:00 am ChST
 
Blind survivors face unique barriers when seeking services after experiencing domestic or sexual violence. These barriers can impact intake, service provision, and referrals. They may include a lack of materials available in screen reader accessible format or Braille, a lack of understanding about the unique dynamics of violence in the lives of Blind survivors, a lack of accessible support groups, and other obstacles. This webinar will help domestic and sexual assault service providers understand how to best serve Blind survivors and explore strategies for increasing the accessibility of their services.
 
 
Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships - Part 3: Practice and Program Implementation
Provided by: NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
 
Date: June 19, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST
 
Part 3 in a 3-part series on "Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships", this session continues to offer opportunities to engage in skill building and practice with the Northwest Network's assessment tool.  Using real-life examples, role-play, observation and hands-on exercises, participants will deepen their understanding and build capacity to conduct assessments. This session will also address the myriad considerations for implementation, including documentation, intake policy best practices and organizational considerations relevant for programs who are interested in increasing their competency in serving LGBTQ survivors and integrating a broader practice of assessment into their service delivery.
 
 
 
Enhance Your Agency’s Response to Sexual Assault: Linking Victims to Resources for Reporting and Recovery
Provided by: End Violence Against Women International
 
Date: June 21, 2019
 
Time: 3:00 am ChST

We are offering a webinar on June 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, 10:00 a.m. Pacific, for those of you considering implementing Victim Link and Seek Then Speak in your communities. 
 
We’re now in the second year of the grant from DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime that makes it possible for us to provide these subscriptions at no-cost for a full year. Bringing Victim Link and Seek Then Speak to your city, town, or campus can demonstrate to your community that you’re doing all you can to provide options and resources to victims of sexual assault and their support persons.
 
Removing Barriers, Providing Options
 
For victims of sexual assault, figuring out what to do in the aftermath of the assault can be a daunting and terrifying experience. Many face significant obstacles in reporting the crime and accessing services. One way to help remove some of these barriers and empower survivors is to make informational resources and alternative reporting options available in your community. Victim Link and Seek Then Speak help survivors explore their options for reporting a sexual assault and obtaining services, all from the safety and privacy of their own homes. 
 
How to Learn More
 
To learn more about Victim Link and Seek Then Speak, join us for the June 20th webinar. We’ll explain how the technology works and provide tips on how to publicize it in your community. We’ll also share information about how current Victim Link agencies are using this tool successfully. To register for the webinar, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the registration link below. 

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Legal Protections When Child Victims are Immigrants - Part 3: The Judge's Role
Provided by: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges & American University Washington College of Law, National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project
 
Date: June 21, 2019
 
Time: 3:00 am ChST
 
Presenters will provide an overview of the protections available under federal immigration laws, federal and state public benefits law and state family laws for immigrant children who become victims of child abuse, child neglect, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or human trafficking. The webinar will also address protections available for non-abusive immigrant parents of child victims.
 
 
Safety Net Webinar Series - Part 3: Privacy & Safety Planning with Survivors
Provided by: National Network to End Domestic Violence
 
Date: June 21, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST
 
This webinar will cover what survivors and advocates need to know to preserve personal privacy. Those who work with survivors need to know how to navigate laws and programs designed to protect victims' location information. We will discuss the many points of access to information and how survivors can assert consumer law and other rights to control or prevent the release of personal information in the future and, when possible, to remove it.
 
 
 
 
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Stopping It Where It Starts: Disrupting the LGBTQ Polyvictimization Pathway in Childhood
Provided by: VERA Center on Victimization and Safety
 
Date: June 25, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST
 
Many victim service professionals have recognized that members of the LGBTQ community often experience polyvictimization, but did you know data shows victimization typically starts in childhood? LGBTQ children and youth often experience bullying not only in schools, but also at home. This webinar will illuminate how these lifelong victimization patterns start and, more importantly, how adults can easily and safely intervene to make a substantial and long-lasting difference in the life of a bullied LGBTQ child or youth.
 
 
 
Human Trafficking & Its Impacts on Education and Employment Opportunities
Provided by: Futures Without Violence
 
Date: June 27, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 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.    
 
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
 
Identify elements of human trafficking and how they impact survivors’ ability to access and thrive in education and employment services;
Determine potential obstacles survivors face when seeking services from traditional education, training, and employment programs; and,
Summarize the basic types of protections and resources available to survivors of human trafficking that service providers can pursue to help improve survivors’ employment opportunities.

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Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski – Program Manager for Economic Justice and Workforce Initiatives – Futures Without Violence
 
Perla P. Flores – Division Director and Chair – Community Solutions and South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking
 
 
Legal Protections When Child Victims are Immigrants - Part 4: Detained Immigrant Children and Parents: What Courts Want to Know? What Role Can Courts Play?
Provided by: the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges & American University Washington College of Law, National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project
 
Date: June 28, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am ChST
 
Presenters will provide an overview of the protections available under federal immigration laws, federal and state public benefits law and state family laws for immigrant children who become victims of child abuse, child neglect, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or human trafficking. The webinar will also address protections available for non-abusive immigrant parents of child victims.
 
 
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color
Provided by: National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
 
Date: June 28, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST
 
Author, lawyer, and Black lesbian immigrant survivor Andrea Ritchie will provide a focused look at police violence and racial profiling in the context of domestic violence in this presentation. This timely webinar will explore police responses to domestic violence as sites of racial profiling, criminalization, police violence and lack of protection for survivors, and identify potential strategies for reducing harm and increasing protections for survivors through legal, legislative, policy and funding strategies.
 
 
Outside the Box - Providing Mental Health Care to People Without Shelter
Provided by: SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network
 
Date: June 28, 2019
 
Time: 5:30 am – 7:00 am ChST
 
This webinar will focus on the provision of mental health services to people living in encampments. Participants will learn strategies for providing care to individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorders (SUDs), or co-occurring disorders (CODs) who are in unsheltered environments, both to address immediate needs and to provide foundational support for community-based permanent care that can continue through a person's transition from living in an encampment to permanent housing.