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How Do I Know You’re Not Lying? Gender Bias and Sexual Assault Response
Presented by: Chief Jerald Monahan, MS and Wendy Patrick, JD, PhD
 
Provided by: End Violence Against Women International

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

A systematic and impartial law enforcement investigation must seek to avoid drawing on gender-based stereotypes and attitudes at every step of the process. This is why the US Department of Justice (DOJ) published groundbreaking guidance for law enforcement in 2015, entitled, Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
 
In this webinar, the presenters will explore the phenomenon of gender bias, both explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious), and the resulting stereotypes and attitudes that can influence the professional response to, and investigation of, sexual assault. The presenters will begin by introducing the concept of implicit bias, and then address key questions about gender bias in particular that can disadvantage (or advantage) either the victim or suspect. The presenters will also describe the critical role gender bias plays in the designation of false reports in cases of sexual assault and will consider the intersection of gender bias and victim recantations.
 
Unfortunately, one common manifestation of bias is the view that sexual assault disclosures are “false until proven true” – victims are viewed with skepticism until they can prove that they were “really raped.” This is why EVAWI launched Start by Believing, a global campaign to increase awareness of sexual assault and improve societal responses. Communities and agencies that embrace the Start by Believing philosophy can use a variety of EVAWI-created materials to implement reforms and develop their own campaigns and local initiatives. But Start by Believing is more than just a few words. It is not simply a campaign or a pledge; it is a philosophical stance that “flips the script” on the message victims have historically received from professionals and support people, which is: “How do I know you’re not lying?”
 
 
Nuisance Ordinances: How They Work, Who They Harm, and How to Fight Them (Rescheduled from July 9)
Provided by: Battered Women’s Justice Project
 
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:15 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.
 
 
 
 
 
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Confidentiality Conference
Event Title: "Confidentiality Conference"
 
Provided by: National Network to End Domestic Violence
 
Date: September 9 - 10, 2019
 
 
Confidentiality Conference
Event Title: "Confidentiality Conference"
 
Provided by: National Network to End Domestic Violence
 
Date: September 9 - 10, 2019
 
 
LEAP Program Information Session
Provided by: Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals
 
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2019
 
Time: 3:00 am ChST
 

If so, the Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals (LEAP) team will provide exclusive training designed to move you forward and strengthen your career in the anti-violence movement.

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) in partnership with Women of Color Network (WOCN, Inc.) has established the Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals (LEAP) Project. LEAP's primary purpose is to enhance the professional skills of individuals of color seeking professional advancement in the anti-violence against women field.

The information session will cover LEAP goals, program structure, and the application process.

Click here to register

 
Civil Justice for Victims of Crime
Provided by: National Organization for Victim Assistance
 
Date: September 11, 2019
 
Time: 3:00 am – 4:30 am ChST

Many victims of crime do not pursue civil remedies because they are not aware of the benefits that the civil justice system can offer. Educated victim service providers are a key to raising awareness among victims about their civil justice rights. This Webinar will provide a basic overview of the civil justice system so that advocates can inform victims of appropriate legal services and remedies to help them rebuild their lives.
 
 
 
Path To Safety For Domestic Violence Victims
Provided by: American Samoa Alliance Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
 
Date: September 11, 2019
 
Time: 7:00 am ChST
 
Safety Planning is a way to help victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence. Sometimes it's uncomfortable to ask difficult questions. If you want to help victims, survivors of Domestic Violence please join us to learn about safety planning.
 
2019 kNOw MORE Sexual Assault Prevention Addressing Youth & Families - September 12, 2019
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 
 
We Want to Improve Our Victim Interviews. Can EVAWI Help with That?
Provided by: End Violence Against Women International

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019

Time: 3:00 am ChST

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Never before has there been so much interest in improving the way victims are interviewed to improve the information obtained during a law enforcement investigation. Almost every week, organizations reach out to us with requests for training in this critical area. Fortunately, EVAWI offers numerous resources to support you in these efforts.

Join us for the third webinar in this series highlighting resources to support your work. In this brief half-hour session, we will showcase resources specifically designed to help improve victim interviews conducted by law enforcement. Then stay tuned for a Q&A with our Director of Research, Dr. Kim Lonsway. With information and tools in hand, you will be better equipped to create change at home.
 
DELTA FOCUS Stories: Lessons Learned from 3 Community-Based Initiatives
Provided by: PreventIPV
 
Date: September 13, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST

The PreventIPV project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is pleased to showcase the innovative work of 3 community-based prevention initiatives aimed at changing the environments and conditions in which people live, work and play through CDC's DELTA FOCUS program. This webinar explores the first 3 stories in our 7-part Lessons Learned from DELTA FOCUS series: 1) engaging youth in intimate partner violence prevention, 2) engaging men and boys as intimate partner violence prevention allies, and 3) policy-based prevention approaches.
 
On this 90-minute webinar, preventionists and change-makers in Alaska, Rhode Island, and North Carolina will share their successes, surprises, pivots, and points of learning along their journeys, offering strategies and tools for those who wish to engage in this work or adapt similar projects for their own communities. Join us as we learn from their experiences and move our collective efforts forward together.
 
 
Family Violence & Firearms
Provided by; The Institute for Coordinated Community Response
 
Date: September 13, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

This webinar will provide information about federal, state and military laws as they relate to firearms and family violence, along with the practical implications of firearms laws on safety planning and civil and criminal justice system involvement and considerations for communities developing firearm protocols.
 
 
2019 kNOw MORE Roundtable with Community Action Teams
Hosted by: GCASAFV

Location: Guam Museum Multi-Purpose Auditorium
 
Date: September 13, 2019
 
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
 
 
 
 
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Being Trauma Informed
Provided by National Organization for Victim Assistance
 
Date: September 18, 2019
 
Time: 3:00 am - 4:30 am ChST

Interest in the impact of psychological trauma goes back at least to the first World War. But for years, the best folks could do was examine the differences in behavior, thoughts, and emotions, between traumatized and non-traumatized soldiers, patients or clients. But holy cow has the development of science both deepened what we can study and how we understand impact! The problem for most non-scientists is making sense of that science. That's where "Being Trauma Informed" comes in - our goal is to make the science accessible, understandable and even entertaining to learn.
 
 
The Skills You Need for the Relationships You Want! Incorporating Relationship Skills into Anti-Violence Advocacy
Provided by: The Northwest Network
 
Date: September 18, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Wanting to move beyond a vision of merely ending violence? Looking for opportunities to share information & skills about healthy relationships? Hoping to get more folks in your community connected to your work? Join us for an exciting webinar on the Northwest Network's Relationship Skills Class, and strategies to incorporate relationship skills work into your prevention, community engagement, and direct services work. This presentation will include a brief history of the Relationship Skills Class, examples from our Relationship Skills Class curriculum, and making connections between community engagement and anti-violence movement work.
 
 
Supporting Families Experiencing Domestic Violence who are Involved in the Child Welfare System: Lessons Learned from the Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Children Program
Provided by: Futures without Violence
 
Date: September 18, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Domestic violence programs are important resources for survivors who are involved with the child welfare system. This webinar will share lessons learned from three grantees of the Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Children program: the Texas Council on Family Violence, SAFE Alliance, and the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. Presenters will share what they’ve learned about serving families affected by domestic violence who are involved with child welfare. They will offer suggestions for domestic violence agencies to better advocate for parent and child survivors of domestic violence and change policies. Presenters will share strategies about partnering with child welfare professionals and increasing understanding about the connection between domestic violence and child abuse. Presenters will also share initial data about the impact of their work. 
 
 
Introducing the New VetoViolence Tool: Using Essential Elements to Select, Adapt, and Evaluate Violence Prevention Approaches
Provided by: PreventConnect, CalCASA
 
Date: September 19, 2019
 
Time: 2:00 am – 3:30 am ChST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) is releasing a new VetoViolence online tool to help state and local partners with the implementation of evidence-based prevention approaches. Because each setting for violence prevention strategies is unique, practitioners must make decisions about how to balance delivering prevention approaches as intended with the reality of their local contexts. The Division of Violence Prevention developed this online tool to support the decision-making process. The tool will help explain how evidence-based approaches work and to effectively select, deliver, adapt and evaluate approaches in a community. Join us for an overview and demo of the new tool as well as a discussion about how the tool can be used by practitioners. In addition, participants will hear from their colleagues about how they have used Essential Elements to improve their violence prevention work.
 
 
What Do You Do With Evidence?
Provided by: National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College
 
Date: September 19, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST

Enhance and build knowledge regarding the proper recognition, handling and preservation of evidence. Provide disciplines within the multidisciplinary teams to build stronger cases structured around the recognition, handling and preservation of evidence. Assist members, such as CPS staff, to hear how to handle evidence when Law Enforcement is not involved. Hear the "do's" and "do not's" of handling evidence, chain of custody, how to properly store evidence and the importance of documentation. Recognize the importance of courtroom testimony.
 
 
Using the Clery Act to Advocate for Campus Gender Violence Survivors
Provided by: National Organization for Victim Assistance
 
Date: September 20, 2019
 
Time: 3:00 am – 4:30 am ChST

As college campuses nationwide enter the Red Zone, a time where sexual violence rates increase, and Title IX is in a state of flux, it is critical that advocates have tools to support survivors on their campuses. The Clery Act is a key law that supports victims of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on colleges campuses, and can be relied on by advocates to ensure victims' rights are upheld. Cari Simon, an attorney for campus survivors and national expert on their rights will conduct an important deep dive training on the Clery Act and its intersection with Title IX.
 
 
An Introduction to National Sources of Intimate Partner Violence Victimization Data
Provided by: Battered Women’s Justice Project
 
Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Content: This webinar is designed as a descriptive and non-technical introduction to national sources of data on intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization in the United States. Target audience members are practitioners and others who are not primarily engaged in conducting their own research but are interested in learning more about the data systems that inform policy. The webinar focuses on three data collections: the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (UCR-NIBRS), the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), and the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).
 
Presenters: Lynn A. Addington, J.D., Ph.D. Professor, American University
 
 
 
 
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Defense-Based Advocacy: Principles and Practices
Provided by: National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
 
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:15 am ChST
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / 2:00-3:15pm CDT

Content: Victims of battering charged with crimes are best served when advocates understand and support the role of the defense in the criminal legal system. This webinar will explain what it means to advocate from a defense perspective, discuss values shared by anti-domestic violence practitioners and criminal defense practitioners, and suggest some concrete advocacy strategies for working on behalf of victim defendants in ways that maximize opportunities for justice and help prevent further victimization.   
 
Presenters: Cindene Pezzell, hosted by NCDBW
 
 
Invisible Dangers: Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries and Strangulation in Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence
Provided by: National Latin@ Network
 
Date: September 26, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Globally, nearly 1 in 3 women over the age of 15 have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV), and several reports have shown that women subjected to IPV experience repetitive mild traumatic brain injuries (rTBIs) at alarmingly high rates. Women have also reported high rates of symptoms (cognitive difficulties, depression, anxiety, sleep problems) that are consistent with outcomes following rTBIs in other populations. However, for women experiencing IPV, many of these symptoms have been overlooked or interpreted as being associated with partner violence itself, rather than TBIs.  Consequently, there has been a lack of data that can be used to guide our understanding and ability to address effectively the effects of IPV-related TBIs.  In this webinar, the presenter will present data on the effects of IPV-related TBI on women's cognitive and psychological functioning as well as structural and functional neural connectivity. The presenter will also address ways to identify and assess for potential MTBIs as well as ways to improve interactions to more effectively work with women who have experienced IPV-related TBI.  As the neural consequences of strangulation may interact with or exacerbate effects of IPV-related TBIs, the presenter will also touch on recognizing and understanding strangulation in these women as well. 
 
 
The Office on Violence Against Women’s 3rd biennial conferral with stakeholders: Unmet needs
Hosted by: Office on Violence Against Women
 
Date: September 27, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:00 am ChST
 
 
 
 
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