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FY 2022 Improving Criminal Justice Response Program Grantee Orientation

Topic: FY 2022 Improving Criminal Justice Response Program Grantee Orientation

Hosted By: Office of Violence Against Woment

Date/Time: Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 2:00am - 6:00am ChST

Description: The Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Grant Program (ICJR Program) encourages state, local, and tribal governments and courts to treat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system. The program specific orientation dates are November 30, December 1, December 7, and December 8. Invitations will be sent by the Office on Violence Against Women.

Location: Virtual

Office on Violence Against Women ovw.icjr@usdoj.gov

 
FY 2022 Training and Technical Assistance Initiative New Grantee Orientation

Topic: FY 2022 Training and Technical Assistance Initiative New Grantee Orientation

Hosted By: Office of Violence Against Women

Date/Time: Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 3:00am - 4:30am ChST

Description: The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women will be hosting the FY 2022 Training and Technical Assistance Initiative (TA Initiative) orientation as a series of webinars. Per the special conditions, the orientation is required for new TA provider organizations (key project staff and staff responsible for the management of the award) as well as any new staff of current TA projects. Invitations are being sent by the Office on Violence Against Women. The program specific orientation series dates are: November 10, 2022: Training and TA Initiative Overview and TA2TA, November 14, 2022: Grants Financial Management Division, November 16, 2022: Virtual Training and Technical Assistance , and November 30, 2022: Accessibility and Language Access for TA Providers. (Dates are PDT).

Location: Virtual

Office on Violence Against Women ovw.techassistance@usdoj.gov

 
Aging Out or Growing Together? Flipping the Youth Services Paradigm to Better Support Young Adulthood - Kickoff Panel Discussion: Framing the Need for Responsive Young Adult Services

Topic: Aging Out or Growing Together? Flipping the Youth Services Paradigm to Better Support Young Adulthood - Kickoff Panel Discussion: Framing the Need for Responsive Young Adult Services

Hosted By: Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network

Date/Time: Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:00 am - 5:15am ChST

Description:This five-part learning series is an open forum and discussion group for agencies and individuals that serve transition-aged youth and young adults. We will examine how our collective organizational values, implementation strategies, program design, and goals might expand to support the evolving, holistic needs of this age group.
Join us for a panel discussion session on November 30th as we kick off this series that will bring together a diverse mix of youth-serving organizations to learn from each other's work and uplift the complex and comprehensive needs of transition aged youth
We will explore the creative ways youth-serving organizations are adjusting to best support them. Beyond exploring barriers to meaningful engagement and service provision, this generative space will also unpack culturally and developmentally appropriate models that support young adults in attaining wellness and self-actualization through guided conversation and promising- practice spotlights.
Learning Objectives: Consider the unique experiences and developmental needs of transition-aged youth
Build an understanding of brain science and culturally sustaining practices that strengthens service provision for transition-aged youth Expand organizational capacity to address priority topics, including but not limited to meaningful program engagement, teaming, healthy boundary setting, and accountability
Audience: All community-based organizations and institutions that support the mental health and wellness of transition-aged youth.
Series Sequence: from 10:00-11:15 am PT on the last Wednesday of every other month
Session 1 November 30, 2022 Kickoff Panel Discussion: Exploring Themes Specific to the Needs of Transitionaged Youth
We welcome you to join in listening, learning and dialogue for this session, starting with a presentation panel of representatives with three youth serving organizations and hear from all voices in the space.
Panelists Kazani Finao and Lucero Herrera of Young Women's Freedom Center Tiffani Marie, Founder and Program Director at H20 Productions Sikander Iqbal, Deputy Director of Urban Peace Movement
Facilitator Oriana Ides, MA, APCC, PPS Oriana Ides is a School Mental Health Training Specialist at CARS (the Center for Applied Research Solutions) and approaches healing the wounds of trauma and oppression as core elements of social justice. She has worked with young people across the life course from elementary school to college, and has served as teacher-leader, school counselor, classroom educator and program director. She is committed to generating equity within school structures and policies by focusing on evidence-based mental health techniques and institutional design.

Location: virtual

 
Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Day 3)

Topic: Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Day 3)

Hosted By: Futures without Violence

Date/Time: Friday, December 2, 2022 at 4:00am -6:00am ChST

Description: Multidisciplinary teams are invited to participate in A Multi-Day Virtual Institute (day 3): Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The Institute will focus on improving collaborative responses for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who have also experienced human trafficking. As a result of the Institute, participants will be better able to: 1) Strengthen multi-disciplinary collaborative strategies in responding to youth and adult trafficked survivors with domestic violence and sexual assault experiences. 2) Define and clarify professional and organizational roles and responsibilities in responding to trafficked survivors. 3) Identify ways human trafficking can intersect with domestic and sexual violence. 4) Provide a survivor-centered and traumainformed collaborative response. 5) Create an action plan to develop and implement a multidisciplinary support to address human trafficking in your community. Dates: November 15, November 17, December 1, December 8, 2022, Time: 2:00 p.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. CST, 11:00 a.m. PST (2 Hrs., plus collaboration assignments). For questions, please contact: Mónica Arenas, marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org

Location: virtual

Registration Link

 

 
Registration Deadline: Addressing Sexual Violence Training for Interpreters Registration
Date and Time:
Friday, December 2, 2022
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Topic: Registration Deadline: Addressing Sexual Violence Training for Interpreters Registration

Description: The Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (GCASAFV) is hosting the Addressing Sexual Violence Training for Interpreters. This training will be facilitated by Nina Jusuf, co-founder of the National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV). This will build interpreter skills to support agencies who provide services to victims/survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence with limited English proficiency, are Deaf, or hard of hearing.

Host: Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence
 
Location: Hilton Guam Resort & Spa - Chuchuko Room
 
Inspired Boost: Supervised Visitation in the Context of Intimate Partner Abuse and Mental Health and Substance Use (Part 1 of 2)


Topic: Inspired Boost: Supervised Visitation in the Context of Intimate Partner Abuse and Mental Health and Substance Use (Part 1 of 2)

Hosted By: Inspire Action for Change

Date/Time: Friday, December 2, 2022 at 5:00am - 6:00am ChST

Description: Being abused by an intimate partner can have significant mental health and substance use effects. At the same time, abuse often targets a survivor’s mental health and substance use in deliberate attempts to control survivors and isolate them from sources of safety and support. These forms of abuse, known as mental health coercion and substance use coercion, not only jeopardize the well-being of survivors but also often seek to undermine parent-child attachment, creating increased risks for children as well. In this 2- part series, we will: Clarify the relationships between intimate partner abuse, mental health, and substance use, including coercion related to mental health and substance use Apply equity-based and trauma-informed lenses to better understand mental health and substance use as threat responses Try out different tools to support reflective practice Work together to identify strategies to build emotional safety into the program environment, services, and relationships *We can not guarantee accessibility requests made less then two weeks before the event

Location: virtual

 
 
 
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Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence Who Are Men: Community of Practice

Topic: Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence Who Are Men: Community of Practice

Hosted By: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 3:00am - 4:30am ChST

Description: Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence Who Are Men: Community of Practice Are you an advocate from a community-based victim service organization looking for support in reaching and working with men who are survivors of sexual violence? If so, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is hosting a series of three meetings where participants can share their experiences and get support from one another. This is a community of peers learning from each other as advocates, along with faculty that has some key insight into working with survivors who are men. This is not a training. We will on meet at 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time on the following three Tuesdays: November 29, December 6, and December 13. Please note: ·participation for each meeting will be limited to the first 25 people who register ·simultaneous Spanish interpretation, American Sign Language interpretation, and closed captioning will be available

Location: virtual

 
Praxis Talks Story - Transformative Justice: The Relevance and Impact on Our Daily Advocacy

Topic: Praxis Talks Story - Transformative Justice: The Relevance and Impact on Our Daily Advocacy

Hosted By: Praxis International

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 5:00am - 6:30am ChST

Description: The 2022 Praxis Talks Story series explores critical issues related to social justice advocacy through dialogue with national organizers, advocates, and activists.

Location: virtual

For more information and registration links contact: Shelly Stoffel (218) 525-0487 ext. 2530 shelly@praxisinternational.org

 
 
Case File Review: Confidentiality Requirements for SARTs

Topic: Case File Review: Confidentiality Requirements for SARTs

Hosted By: Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Date/Time: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 5:30am - 7:00am ChST

Description: This 1.5 hour national webinar will discuss the importance of victim/survivor confidentiality for system change sexaul assault response teams (SARTs) during the case file review process.

Location: virtual

 
Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Day 4)

Topic: Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Day 4)

Hosted By: Futures without Violenc

Date/Time: Friday, December 9, 2022 at 4:00am - 6:00am ChST

Description: Multidisciplinary teams are invited to participate in A Multi-Day Virtual Institute (day 4): Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The Institute will focus on improving collaborative responses for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who have also experienced human trafficking. As a result of the Institute, participants will be better able to: 1) Strengthen multi-disciplinary collaborative strategies in responding to youth and adult trafficked survivors with domestic violence and sexual assault experiences. 2) Define and clarify professional and organizational roles and responsibilities in responding to trafficked survivors. 3) Identify ways human trafficking can intersect with domestic and sexual violence. 4) Provide a survivor-centered and traumainformed collaborative response. 5) Create an action plan to develop and implement a multidisciplinary support to address human trafficking in your community. Dates: November 15, November 17, December 1, December 8, 2022, Time: 2:00 p.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. CST, 11:00 a.m. PST (2 Hrs., plus collaboration assignments). For questions, please contact: Mónica Arenas, marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org

Location: virtual

Registration Link

 
Supporting BIPOC Advocate Wellbeing: Virtual Gathering

Topic: Supporting BIPOC Advocate Wellbeing: Virtual Gathering

Hosted By: Advocacy Learning Center

Date/Time: Friday, December 9, 2022 at 5:00am - 7:00am ChST

Description: The past two years have brought disruption and difficulty for so many, and they have drastically changed how we all live and work. We know that the months ahead will continue to bring new challenges for many, but particularly for those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We invite all BIPOC advocates and staff to join us on 12-8-22 for a time of respite, a time to nourish ourselves and recharge for what lays ahead. You deserve time for yourself.

Location: virtual

For more information and registration links contact: Shelly Stoffel (218) 525-0487 ext. 2530 shelly@praxisinternational.org
 
Inspired Boost: Supervised Visitation in the Context of Intimate Partner Abuse and Mental Health and Substance Use (Part 2 of 2)


Topic: Inspired Boost: Supervised Visitation in the Context of Intimate Partner Abuse and Mental Health and Substance Use (Part 2 of 2)

Hosted By: Inspire Action for Change

Date/Time: Friday, December 9, 2022 at 5:00am - 6:00am ChST

Description: Being abused by an intimate partner can have significant mental health and substance use effects. At the same time, abuse often targets a survivor’s mental health and substance use in deliberate attempts to control survivors and isolate them from sources of safety and support. These forms of abuse, known as mental health coercion and substance use coercion, not only jeopardize the well-being of survivors but also often seek to undermine parent-child attachment, creating increased risks for children as well. In this 2- part series, we will: Clarify the relationships between intimate partner abuse, mental health, and substance use, including coercion related to mental health and substance use Apply equity-based and trauma-informed lenses to better understand mental health and substance use as threat responses Try out different tools to support reflective practice Work together to identify strategies to build emotional safety into the program environment, services, and relationships *We can not guarantee accessibility requests made less then two weeks before the event.

Location: virtual

 
Addressing Sexual Violence Training for Interpreters Registration

Date and Time:
Friday, December 9, 2022
at 8:30am - 12:30pm

Topic: Addressing Sexual Violence Training for Interpreters Registration

Description: The Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (GCASAFV) is hosting the Addressing Sexual Violence Training for Interpreters. This training will be facilitated by Nina Jusuf, co-founder of the National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV). This will build interpreter skills to support agencies who provide services to victims/survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence with limited English proficiency, are Deaf, or hard of hearing.

Host: Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence
 
Location: Hilton Guam Resort & Spa - Chuchuko Room
 
Crime Free Programs and Nuisance Property Ordinances


Topic: Crime Free Programs and Nuisance Property Ordinances

Hosted By: National Network to End Domestic Violence

Date/Time: Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 2:00am -3:00am ChST

Description: Attendees will learn about nuisance property ordinances and how enforcement may violate Civil Rights, other laws, and harm survivors of violence.

Location: virtual

For more information and registration links contact: Katelyn Goss kgoss@nnedv.org

 
Safety Planning with Survivors of Non-Intimate Partner Sexual Assault

Topic: Safety Planning with Survivors of Non-Intimate Partner Sexual Assault

Hosted By: Victim Rights Law Center Virtual

Date/Time: Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 4:00am ChST

Description: Join the Victim Rights Law Center and El Programa Hispano Católico for this interactive webinar on safety planning with survivors of non-intimate partner sexual assault. Designed specifically for legal advocates, the webinar will explore the differences between safety planning with victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault and domestic violence. The presenters will review common safety issues that arise in various areas of survivors’ lives (e.g., at home, in school, at work, etc.) and discuss potential remedies, highlight key considerations when working with survivors from underserved and otherwise marginalized communities, and provide practical examples and tools for crafting an effective safety plan. Note: This webinar is for non-attorney legal advocates at community-based organizations that receive — or are eligible to receive — funding through the Office on Violence Against Women.

Location: virtual

 
How Domestic Violence Affects GAL Investigations

Topic: How Domestic Violence Affects GAL Investigations 

Hosted By: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Date/Time: Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 6:00am - 8:30am ChST

Description: Use of a system approach to domestic violence for GALs.

Location: virtual

For more information and registration links contact: Lynelle Hartway (775) 507-4823 lhartway@ncjfcj.org
 
 
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A Pandemic Black Box on Abuse Later Life and the Courts


Topic: A Pandemic Black Box on Abuse Later Life and the Courts

Hosted By: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 2:00am - 8:30am ChST

Description: Join Futures WIthout Violence and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for a one day virtual conference! The COVID-19 pandemic caused older adults to experience disproportionate economic harm and isolation, as well as an increase in exploitation and abuse.

Location: virtual

Register Link

 
Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence Who Are Men: Community of Practice

Topic: Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence Who Are Men: Community of Practice

Hosted By: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 4:00am ChST

Description: Are you an advocate from a community-based victim service organization looking for support in reaching and working with men who are survivors of sexual violence? If so, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is hosting a series of three meetings where participants can share their experiences and get support from one another. This is a community of peers learning from each other as advocates, along with faculty that has some key insight into working with survivors who are men. This is not a training. We will on meet at 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time on the following three Tuesdays: November 29, December 6, and December 13. Please note: · participation for each meeting will be limited to the first 25 people who register · simultaneous Spanish interpretation, American Sign Language interpretation, and closed captioning will be available

Location: virtual

For more information and registration links contact: Registration Closed Louie Marven (717) 909-0710 ext. 105 lmarven@nsvrc.org
 
Community Conversations

Topic: Community Conversations

Hosted By: Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence (Third Sector New England, Inc.)

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 6:00am ChST

Description: We know that working with faith communities can help increase access to YOUR services--but we also know that it is hard work! Join Safe Havens and fellow grantees to talk about challenges and successes when working with faith communities. This is a time to share with and learn from each other; to ask questions; and think about ways to better partner. Safe Havens' Community Conversations is a monthly forum to hear and learn from each other. The format will be conversational and will be guided by participants’ concerns. Safe Havens will facilitate and provide information, resources, and suggestions, but this will primarily be an opportunity to connect and strategize together.

Location: virtual

 
Collect the Least Amount of Information: Confidentiality & Record-keeping

Topic: Collect the Least Amount of Information: Confidentiality & Record-keeping

Hosted By: National Network to End Domestic Violence

Date/Time: Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am ChST

Description: This office hours session will go over best practices for record-keeping for community-based victim service programs.

Location: virtual

LINKS AND CONTACT INFORMATION COMING SOON!
 
Decolonizing Support to Indigenous Survivors of Sexual Assault and Violence

Topic: Decolonizing Support to Indigenous Survivors of Sexual Assault and Violence

Hosted By: International Association of Forensic Nurses

Date/Time: Friday, December 16, 2022 at 4:00am - 5:30am ChST

Description: Join speaker Tamra Keeper discuss Decolonizing Support to Indigenous Survivors of Sexual Assault and Violence.

Location: virtual

LINKS AND CONTACT INFORMATION COMING SOON!
 
CSAJ ACCESS eCourse Innovation Exchange: Learning & Practices from eCourse Cohorts

Topic: CSAJ ACCESS eCourse Innovation Exchange: Learning & Practices from eCourse Cohorts

Hosted By: Center for Survivor Agency and Justice

Date/Time: Friday, December 16, 2022 at 4:30am - 6:00am ChST

Description: The goal of the ACCESS eCourse Learning Exchanges is to provide structure and community for advocates to work through and apply ACCESS eCourse training modules, and to hear about innovative programs from leaders in the field. Each meeting will begin with reflections and questions on the corresponding eCourse module, and then host a guest speaker who will highlight an innovative program in the field related to that month’s topic. Presenters: Katie VonDeLinde, Netanya Perluss, Nkeiru Aduba, eCourse Cohort Participants

Location: virtual

 
 
 
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A Course of Exploitation: The Intersection of Stalking and Sex Trafficking

Topic: A Course of Exploitation: The Intersection of Stalking and Sex Trafficking

Hosted By: AEquitas

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 5:00am ChST

Description: When offenders engage in a course of conduct that includes sexual exploitation, they perpetrate dangerous and often misidentified and misunderstood crimes, including stalking and sex trafficking. Stalking behaviors are used to force or coerce individuals to engage in commercial sexual activities or to intimidate and prevent them from engaging with the criminal justice system. Presenters will explore the dynamics of stalking and sex trafficking. They will focus on the importance of understanding the context in which both crimes occur and the common tactics used by perpetrators. This presentation will provide strategies to improve the identification of these “course of conduct” crimes, increase offender accountability through successful investigations and prosecutions, and minimize further harm to victims and survivors by ensuring they are connected with meaningful services and tools to plan for their safety. This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GK-02220-MUMU awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women..

Location: virtual

 
 
 
 
 
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