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Impact of Trauma on the Brain
Provided by: Institute for Coordinated Community Response
 
Date: July 2, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Why is it that, after a car accident, we may not remember exactly what happened, but we remember the smell of burnt rubber from squealing tires? Or after a violent assault, we may not remember the order of events, but we remember the pattern on the carpet as we were held down against our will? The brain is a complex and powerful tool that processes and stores information and memories. When memories are scary or violent, our brains begin to process that information in a different way to maximize our ability to survive and thrive. Understanding how a traumatized brain functions is vital when working with victims of violent crime. This webinar will discuss the brain's basic structures and functions, how trauma affects our natural memory processing mechanisms, and methods to effectively communicate with traumatized individuals. 1.5 CEUs available for all licenses. MCLE accreditation available. 
 
 
Understanding the Rage and Lethality of Men who Strangle
Provided by: Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention
 
Date: July 3, 2019
 
Time: 3:00 am – 4:30 am ChST

Today, felony strangulation laws have been passed in 48 states, 20 Tribal Codes, 2 U.S. Territories, the Federal Code and the Military Code. As of this year, Idaho now permits an evaluation of stranglers as part of sentencing by an evaluator approved by the Domestic Assault and Battery Evaluator Advisory Board. (Rule 33.3, Idaho Code Section 18-918(7), recognizing that men who strangle are the most dangerous of offenders. Stranglers have been linked to domestic violence homicides, mass and school shootings and officers killed in the line of duty. Strangulation communicates a clear intent to kill. (DV Report, 2014). Rendering a person unconscious is an inherently dangerous act that is easily capable of causing death or brain injury with devastating lifelong consequences. The difference in the outcome, between unconsciousness, brain damage and death, may be only a matter of a few additional seconds of pressure. In the final analysis, this is an act of cruel domination met by sheer horror and often accompanied by serious physical and psychological harm. (Lemmon, 2014). Given our current knowledge about stranglers, the criminal justice system has a duty to hold these offenders responsible for their extremely dangerous conduct which requires a better understanding of stranglers and what to do with them from bail through probation.
 
In this webinar, the leading experts in the field will discuss for the first time, the connection between ACEs, rage and stranglers, the need to develop new strategies in the treatment and supervision of men who strangle their intimate partners and provide an overview of Hope Theory.
 
 
Facilitating Across Difference
Provided by: by National LGBTQ Institute on IPV
 
Date: July 3, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST 

Support group is one of the most versatile tools that we have in our advocacy program toolkit. Survivors sharing information, insights, resources and what worked and didn't work in their lives with one another can be a source of support unparalleled by any other advocacy tool. Advocates working with LGBTQ survivors have learned that support group can work, and work well, even with very diverse groups of people-including building support groups that can welcome people of all genders and sexual orientations. When facilitators are equipped to build equity into their facilitation and respond openly and effectively to the challenges of diverse groups, support group can be available to more survivors, more of the time. This panel webinar will explore opportunities to facilitate well in diverse support groups. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Improving Access to Justice for Immigrant Children and Immigrant Victims: The Courts' Role - 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: July 10, 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.
 
 
Nuisance Ordinances: How They Work, Who They Harm, and How to Fight Them
Provided by: Battered Women’s Justice Project
 
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 8:15 am ChST
 
Content: Nuisance ordinances – which impose civil and criminal penalties on residents for seeking police or emergency medical assistance – purport to discourage crime and promote safety and quality of life within communities. However, recent advocacy and research have revealed that these laws and policies have the opposite effect. These policies discourage residents from reporting and seeking emergency assistance for crimes, including incidents of domestic violence, and compromise the safety of survivors. Nuisance ordinances also have been used in targeted enforcement efforts against communities of color. This webinar provides an overview of how nuisance ordinances jeopardize housing for survivors of gender-based violence, as well as provide tools to combat these harmful laws. 
 
Presenters: Sandra Park, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Women’s Rights Project and Linda Morris, Skadden Fellow, ACLU Women’s Rights Project.
 
 
Let’s Talk Runaway Prevention: Stories from the Field
Provided by: National Runaway Safeline

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 am ChST

Learn about the importance of prevention and ways you can collaborate with the National Runaway Safeline. We will explore best practices on using our free Let's Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum to help your youth build resiliency. You will also hear from panelists who use Let's Talk, their success stories and how they implemented the curriculum within their programming.

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An Introduction to Rape and Sexual Assault
Provided by: American Samoa Alliance against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Date: July 15, 2019

Time: 7:00 am ChST

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Best Practices of Law Enforcement in Working With LGBTQ Victims
Provided by: VERA Center on Victimization and Safety
 
Date: July 16, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST

Many studies have shown that having law enforcement serve as the "front door" of victim services has a chilling effect on LGBTQ victims, who often refuse to have voluntary contact with police. This webinar will highlight some of the most effective and replicable law enforcement practices being implemented across the country to improve law enforcement/LGBTQ community relations. [Law enforcement and allied professionals are the target audience for this virtual training.] 
 
 
A Rural Perspective: Serving Survivors of Domestic or Sexual Violence with Disability in Rural Communities
Provided by: the VERA Center on Victimization and Safety
 
Date: July 17, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:00 am ChST
 
Survivors of domestic or sexual violence with disabilities face barriers in receiving services, but when they live in a rural community, they may have an even more difficult time receiving accessible services. Local culture around disability, limited accessible transportation options, a lack of confidentiality, and the fact that there are fewer available resources are all challenges that service providers for survivors with disabilities face in rural communities. In order to best serve these survivors and help them overcome barriers, agencies need to be creative in thinking about how they can provide the most accessible services. In this webinar, an overview of the challenges rural service providers face in helping survivors overcome barriers will be provided, followed by some best practices and solutions to the challenges faced. 
 
 
Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 3.5: Questions and Answers!
Provided by: The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
 
Date: July 17, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST
 
Looking for a deeper dive on the NW Network's approach to assessment? Have questions that didn't get covered in our 3-part Assessment Series? Join NW Network advocates as we discuss the complexity of assessing for a pattern of power and control. This webinar will have ample time for your questions and will cover topics such as: best practices when both or all partners call your program; giving feedback to people causing harm; maintaining confidentiality & containment in small communities, and more. Whether you're working at a mainstream program or a culturally-specific program, this webinar is for you! Come with questions!
 
 
 
Fundamentals and Framework: Understanding Confidentiality & Our Obligations
Provided by: National Network to End Domestic Violence
 
Date: July 19, 2019
 
Time: 5:30 am – 7:00 am ChST
 
This webinar will provide attendees with an understanding of federal confidentiality obligations and how they are connected to survivor-centered advocacy and practice. This webinar will discuss privacy concepts and survivor empowerment when making decisions regarding information disclosure. This webinar will also address the general intersection of confidentiality and privacy and technology.
 
 
 
 
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Addressing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence & Human Trafficking in Community Health Centers across American Samoa & the Pacific Region
Hosted by: American Samoa Alliance against Domestic & Sexual Violence, in partnership with the Tafuna Community Health Centers, the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence, and the Pacific Islands Primary Care Association

Date: Wednesday July 24, 2019 (July 25 ChST)
 
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Location: Naumati Board Room, Tradewinds Hotel, Ottoville Tafuna
 
To register call 699-0272 or email judym.asadsv@gmail.com


 
Addressing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence & Human Trafficking in Community Health Centers across American Samoa & the Pacific Region
Hosted by: American Samoa Alliance against Domestic & Sexual Violence, in partnership with the Tafuna Community Health Centers, the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence, and the Pacific Islands Primary Care Association

Date: Wednesday July 24, 2019 (July 25 ChST)
 
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Location: Naumati Board Room, Tradewinds Hotel, Ottoville Tafuna
 
To register call 699-0272 or email judym.asadsv@gmail.com


 
Integrating Health Services into Domestic Violence (DV) Agencies & Community-Based Organizations Across American Samoa
Hosted by: American Samoa Alliance against Domestic & Sexual Violence, in partnership with the Tafuna Community Health Centers, the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence, and the Pacific Islands Primary Care Association 

Date: Thursday July 25, 2019 (July 25 ChST)
 
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Location: Naumati Board Room, Tradewinds Hotel, Ottoville Tafuna
 
To register call 699-0272 or email judym.asadsv@gmail.com

 
 
 
 
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Technology Summit 2019
Event Title: "Technology Summit 2019"
 
Provided by: National Network to End Domestic Violence
 
Date: July 29 - 31, 2019
 
 
Technology Summit 2019
Event Title: "Technology Summit 2019"
 
Provided by: National Network to End Domestic Violence
 
Date: July 29 - 31, 2019
 
 
Improving LGBTQ/Law Enforcement Relationships: A Webinar for Community Advocates
Provided by: The National Resource Center for Reaching Victims
 
Date: July 30, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST
 
Every LGBTQ community advocate has seen it: LGBTQ crime victims who refuse to access justice, compensation, and/or healing services because they fear having to deal with law enforcement. Can the problem be fixed? Yes it can! This webinar will highlight some of the most effective and replicable law enforcement practices being implemented across the country to improve law enforcement/LGBTQ community relations. Specific attention will be paid to the roles LGBTQ advocates can play in improving their own communities' LGBTQ/law enforcement relationships. 
 
 
Family Violence Awareness Month Planning Committee Meeting
By: GCASAFV and community partners
 
Date: July 30, 2019
 
Time: 10:30 am
 
Location: Governor’s small conference room, Adelup
 
Technology Summit 2019
Event Title: "Technology Summit 2019"
 
Provided by: National Network to End Domestic Violence
 
Date: July 29 - 31, 2019
 
 
Job Training and Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Provided by: Futures Without Violence
 
Date: July 31, 2019
 
Time: 2:00 am – 3:30 am ChST
 
Access to employment opportunities that can provide economic security and stability is critical for the safety and long-term recovery of survivors of human trafficking. As survivors heal, victim service providers play a key role in connecting survivors to resources and opportunities to rebuild their lives. Join Futures Without Violence to learn more about job training programs and career development services offered through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, how to prepare survivors for job training and employment success, and how victim service providers can partner with local workforce development agencies.
 
 
Clearing Up Social Norms Change and Social Marketing for Sexual and Domestic Violence
Provided by: PreventConnect
 
Date: July 31, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST
 
As the field of sexual and domestic violence prevention advances and approaches new strategies, learning the key differences between strategies with similar names and approaches is crucial to success. Social norms change and social marketing campaigns are different yet sometimes overlapping terms that are used interchangeably. This web conference will draw on lessons from the tobacco prevention field to illustrate successful social norms change and social marketing campaigns, and the differences between them. Join us to identify examples of social norms change and social marketing campaigns within sexual and domestic violence prevention, examine the key components and techniques of both strategies, and inspire creativity for future social norms change efforts and social marketing campaigns.