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2021 Family Violence Awareness Month - Silent Witness Ceremony, Proclamation, and Presentation of the Legislative Resolution

Topic: 2021 Family Violence Awareness Month - Silent Witness Ceremony, Proclamation, and Presentation of the Legislative Resolution

Hosted By: St. Anthony's Catholic Church

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
 
Time: 2:30 PM ChST
 
Description: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and locally we recognize it as Family Violence Awareness Month. This year, St. Anthony's Catholic Church is taking the lead in coordinating the Virtual Silent Witness Guam Ceremony.
 
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85374546385?pwd=VTdZakVOUUo2ai9jVUVqOHJ3UGdoUT09


 
Learning to Tell Our Stories and our Clients' Stories

Topic: Learning to Tell Our Stories and our Clients' Stories

Hosted By: IVAT

Date: 10/1/2021

Time: 5:00 AM ChST

Description: In working with clients from a cultural lens, we know there is a hala (transgression or offense) that is the root cause of the hihia (entanglements or knots). We also know in using a cultural approach, Hawaiian ma'i (illness) has Hawaiian remedies (modalities) and Western ma`i has Western remedies. Mo`olelo (story telling) is one of many modalities that are used to address a client's mental, physical and most of all spiritual pain.
 
 
 
 
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Collaborative Responses to Domestic Violence in Rural Communities Virtual Conference presented in partnership with Conference on Crimes Against Women - Lessons from the Field: Setting Up a Rural Domestic Violence Court & CCR Team; presenter includes Deborah Baer

Topic: Collaborative Responses to Domestic Violence in Rural Communities Virtual Conference presented in partnership with Conference on Crimes Against Women - Lessons from the Field: Setting Up a Rural Domestic Violence Court & CCR Team; presenter includes Deborah Baer

Hosted By: The Institute for Coordinated Community Response

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 1:15 AM - 2:45 AM ChST

Description: In rural Northern Minnesota, the Courts work together with law enforcement, prosecutors, probation, human services, schools, health care providers, civil legal services, victim advocates, and intervention program facilitators toward the common goal of enhancing victim safety, holding offenders accountable, and increasing hope and trust in the justice system. In an area laden with historical trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, out of home childplacement, and generational poverty, along with the special challenges found in many rural communities, there is a light of hope. This session will provide an outline of developing and implementing a Domestic Violence Court and Coordinated Community Response Team, creating a victim-centered appraoch, holding systems and offenders accountable, and helping create a more positive, hopeful community.
 
 
Collaborative Responses to Domestic Violence in Rural Communities Virtual Conference presented in partnership with Confernece on Crimes Against Women - Building a Tribal Coordinated Community Response; presenters include: Kelly Stoner and Bonnie Clairmont

Topic: Collaborative Responses to Domestic Violence in Rural Communities Virtual Conference presented in partnership with Confernece on Crimes Against Women - Building a Tribal Coordinated Community Response; presenters include: Kelly Stoner and Bonnie Clairmont

Hosted By: The Institute for Coordinated Community Response

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 1:15 AM - 2:45 AM ChST

Description: With a staggering national statistics on domestic violence committed against Native Americans, a coordinated community response (CCR) can be a strong tool for promoting victim safety and offender accountability. This session will provide a general overview of CCR development, address some of the common challenges that a tribal CCR may face, and discuss the many benefits of a CCR approach. Practical tips are provided for development of a CCR team, from obtaining buy-in across jurisdictions through sustaining a CCR. Since the confidentiality of victim information can be compromised in a CCR, a discussion of protecting privacy and confidentiality when sharing across disciplines will be provided.
 
 
Collaborative Responses to Domestic Violence in Rural Communities Virtual Conference presented in partnership with Conference on Crimes Against Women - Domestic Violence High Risk Teams in Rural Settings; presenters include Kelly Dunne and Heather Davies

Topic: Collaborative Responses to Domestic Violence in Rural Communities Virtual Conference presented in partnership with Conference on Crimes Against Women - Domestic Violence High Risk Teams in Rural Settings; presenters include Kelly Dunne and Heather Davies

Hosted By: The Institute for Coordinated Community Response

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 4:00 AM - 5:30 AM ChST

Description: The Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) Model, created by the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in 2005, is an innovative strategy to prevent domestic violence homicides. The Model incorporates evidence-based risk assessment into a community's domestic violence response system to identify and intervene in the most dangerous cases. These cases are monitored by a multidisciplinary team that shares case information and implements coordinated intervention plans to mitigate the danger, increasing both survivor safety and offender accountability. Studies have shown that survivors in rural areas report higher levels of initmate partner violence and higher severity of physical abuse when copared with their urban counterparts. Rural survivors face distinct barriers to accessing help and sevices, amongst other factors, which increases their risk of intimate partner violence. This session will provide an overview of the DVHRT Model, explore the applicability of the Model in rural settings and offer approaches to adapting the Model to best fit rural communities.
 
 
Wellbeing Webinar Series: What Advocates Need to Know - Moving Ahead Curriculum Training Opportunities
Topic: Wellbeing Webinar Series: What Advocates Need to Know - Moving Ahead Curriculum Training Opportunities

Hosted By: Hosted by Allstate Foundation in partnership with NNEDV

Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Time: 4:00 AM ChST

Description: NNEDV will provide a step-by-step guide to the new online, self-guided Moving Ahead Curriculum Training-of-Trainers (TOT). This new tool will allow advocates to move through the Curriculum at their own pace, take knowledge quizzes, interact with other participants, track their progress and print their own certificates of completion.
 
Link: https://nnedv.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsfuiurz8sE91a5_G4tfan8U_2zvyVZijl

 
Moving Ahead Curriculum Training Opportunities

Topic: Moving Ahead Curriculum Training Opportunities

Hosted By: Allstate Foundation

Date: 10/6/2021

Time: 4:00 AM ChST

Description: NNEDV will provide a step-by-step guide to the new online, self-guided Moving Ahead Curriculum Training-of-Trainers (TOT). This new tool will allow advocates to move through the Curriculum at their own pace, take knowledge quizzes, interact with other participants, track their progress and print their own certificates of completion.
 
 
Breaking the Cycles Beating the Odds: The 12 Steps to Self Awareness Model

Topic: Breaking the Cycles Beating the Odds: The 12 Steps to Self Awareness Model

Hosted By: IVAT

Date: 10/7/2021

Time: 3:00 AM ChST

Description: From the mean streets of Birmingham, Alabama, to the halls of academia, and from GED to Ph.D., Johnnetta McSwain, MSW, author, "Rising Above the Scars", sexual and domestic violence expert, adjunct professor, and international empowerment speaker extraordinaire, shares her personal 12 step journey of how an African American woman triumphed and overcame vicious cycles of unimaginable childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse, violence and self-destruction.
 
 
Exploring the Housing Needs of Survivors of Sexual Violence

Topic: Exploring the Housing Needs of Survivors of Sexual Violence

Hosted By: Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Date: 10/7/2021

Time: 5:00 AM ChST

Description: In our shelters and community based advocacy programs we are able to provide necessary and important services for those who experience domestic violence. However, survivors of sexual violence have unaddressed housing needs, particularly in rural communities. Join Elizabeth Edmondson Bauer and Rebekah Moses for an interactive conversation about the housing needs of survivors of sexual violence. Rural advocates will deepen their understanding of the housing needs of sexual violence survivors and explore creative solutions to meet those needs.
 
 
Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska, Part 2

Topic: Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska, Part 2

Hosted By: International Association of Forensic Nurses

Date: 10/8/2021

Time: 4:00 AM ChST

Description: This virtual TA session will include an overview of the role health professionals play in responding to trafficking victims. We will examine the need for Forensic Examiners to create a critical and coordinated response to sex trafficked victims in Indian Country. Identifying victim safety and their needs are vital decisions when coordinating efforts and removing barriers. Understanding importance of cross training in Indian Country by using a coordinated effort will improve a safe transition for the victim and successful prosecution. 
 
 
 
 
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Break from the Bench Series: What a judge needs to know…Cyberviolence
Hosted By: National Coucil of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
 
Date: Wednesday, Octoberr 13, 2021

Time: 3:00am
 
Description: The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) invites you to the NCJFCJ’s Break from the Bench: A Lunch and Learn Series. Please join us for a 45-minute panel discussion on a wide range of topics focused on what a judge needs to know about domestic violence. Our expert faculty will provide information for judges and courts on strategies for improving responses to intimate partner violence.
 
Click here to register
 
 
Historical Trauma, Social Justice and Intersectionality: Clinical Strategies for Mental Health Professionals

Topic: Historical Trauma, Social Justice and Intersectionality: Clinical Strategies for Mental Health Professionals

Hosted By: IVAT

Date: 10/14/2021

Time: 3:00 AM ChST

Description: The presentation will cover the origins, impact, transmission, and manifestation of historical trauma and how marginalized populations are impacted. Intersectionality, cultural trauma, and oppression also be discussed. Practical and innovative techniques for assessing clients, avoiding cultural misunderstanding, building a therapeutic alliance, correcting mistakes, and treatment recommendations will be offered.
 
 
Assessment Tools Part I

Topic: Assessment Tools Part I

Hosted By: Native Alliance Against Violence

Date: 10/14/2021

Time: 5:00 AM ChST

Description: This webinar covers:  1. What is a survey 2. Advantages vs. disadvantages 3. Things to consider (why, what, who, how) 4. Types of questions 5. Informed consent 6. Analyzing data for program/policy development and/or improvement. This webinar will also provide an example of a post-training survey and a community survey and we will help programs understand the difference between program assessment for improvement and evaluative research type activities – the latter being an activity that cannot be done with OVW tribal government grant funds.
 
 
Choosing the Margins: Amplifying Indigenous Pasifika Voices and Stories in Violence Prevention Research and Advocacy
Topic: Choosing the Margins: Amplifying Indigenous Pasifika Voices and Stories in Violence Prevention Research and Advocacy

Hosted By: IVAT

Date: 10/15/2021

Time: 9:00 AM

Description: As advocates, practitioners and researchers in the movement to end intimate partner and gender-based violence, we enhance our understanding of this public health and human rights issue by collaborating with those who are most affected by this type of violence. By choosing the margins (hooks,1990; Smith, 2012). This webinar provides an overview of indigenous research methodologies and Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) principles reflected in the capacity-building efforts of Kanaka ʻŌiwi and Pasifika professionals and community members in addressing and preventing domestic violence in their respective communities. Three initiatives under the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV) centered on indigenous Pasifika languages, cultural dynamics and structures, and nurturing dialogue and connection across the Pasifika Diaspora, will be highlighted. Attendees will be provided with tangible ways to implement community-based, culturally responsive principles and practice in their violence prevention work.
 
Link: https://ivat.ce21.com/item/choosing-margins-amplifying-indigenous-pasifika-voices-stories-violence-prevention-research-advocacy-436303

 
 
 
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Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Abuse
Hosted By: National Criminal Justice Training Center Fox Valley Technical College
 
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
 
Time: 12:00am - 7:30am
 
Description:  Explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child pornography to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. Gather the right tools and resources to investigate sexual abuse cases and produce the most comprehensive case outcomes. During this training, you will learn about the trauma experienced when child sexual abuse cases involve child pornography.
 
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Pivots in Prevention: College Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and COVID-19
Topic: Pivots in Prevention: College Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and COVID-19

Hosted By: PreventConnect

Date: 10/20/2021

Time: 4:00 AM

Description: As college campuses make plans to bring students back to in-person instruction this fall, campus prevention practitioners are rethinking strategies and approaches to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted students on multiple fronts including access to basic needs and highlighting the importance of community connection. As students return to campus, prevention practitioners are pivoting to meet the needs of students including thinking expansively about their partnerships in prevention. Join PreventConnect and guests from the University of California, Berkeley and the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence to learn about the strategies they are implementing on two-year and four-year college campuses and their visions for the future. 
 
Link: http://www.preventconnect.org/2021/09/pivots-in-prevention-college-campus-sexual-violence-prevention-and-covid-19/

 
GCASAFV Family Violence Awareness Month "Waves in the Villages"

Topic: GCASAFV Family Violence Awareness Month "Waves in the Villages" 

Hosted By: Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
 
Time: Showtime is at 4:30 PM ChST, Wavetime 5:00 PM ChST to no later than 6:00 PM ChST
 
Description: "The Guam Coalition will be holding a FVAM “Waves in the Villages” to raise awareness about the issue of family violence on our island. Please join us as we gather in Yigo, Dededo, Tamuning, Barrigada,
Mangilao, Hagatna, Yona, and Piti."
 
Registration Link: To sign up for a village, visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/16kjYpe6d9nif0B8pXXq4uuEBHfA6RFT08OfTRFc2AfQ/edit?usp=sharing
 

 
Online Healthy Masculinity Training Institute - October 2021

Topic: Online Healthy Masculinity Training Institute - October 2021

Hosted By: Men Can Stop Rape: Creating Cultures Free From Violence

Date/Time: Thursday, October 21, 12:00 AM - 5:00 AM ChST; Friday, October 22, 12: 00 AM - 5:00 AM ChST; Saturday, October 23, 12:00 AM - 2:30 AM ChST
 
Description: The Healthy Masculinity Training Institute equips the participant with: 1) theoretical frameworks and social change theories relating to promoting healthy, non-violent masculinity and preventing men's violence against girls and women; 2) valuable tactics for public speaking to motivate men and boys; 3) effective exercises for engaging men and boys through healthy masculinity; 4) thorough understanding of men and bystander intervention, as well as how to prepare men and boys to be active bystanders and to engage their peers; 5) the ability to better recognize the intersections between different types of oppression in connection with masculinity (i.e. racism, classism, and heterosexism. For any questions: email training@mencanstoprape.org
 
Click here to register
 
What Should Law Enforcement, Supervision Officers, and Victim Advocates Know About Sexual Offenders and Offending
Topic: What Should Law Enforcement, Supervision Officers, and Victim Advocates Know About Sexual Offenders and Offending

Hosted By: NCJTC

Date: 10/21/2021

Time: 4:00 AM

Description: There are many misconceptions about sexual offenders and offending. During this webinar, we will highlight key information about this population that every law enforcement and supervision officer, as well as victim advocate, should know. Review characteristics of sexual offenders and dynamics of sexual offending including the range and diversity within this population. Examine the extent of the sexual offending problem, and how the number of offenders and offenses is actually much higher than is known. Discuss the differences between recidivism and re-offense, and what you can do to prevent reoffending.
 
Link: https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/trainings/TR00570847/TRI0570852/what-should-law-enforcement-supervision-officers-and-victim-advocates-know-about-sexual-offenders

 
Building Cultural and Traditional Services In Schools: The power of our language

Topic: Building Cultural and Traditional Services In Schools: The power of our language

Hosted By: Red Wind Consulting, Inc.

Date: 10/21/2021

Time: 5:00 AM ChST

Description: In this webinar we will discuss how using empowering words today can have a powerful impacted on our children. Taking a deeper look at our own language and the words our ancestor spoke helps us unlock a missing piece of ourselves. When we speak our language, we become connection in a way that can’t be seen but felt. How can introducing cultural and language class in your school help children and youth affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking. This webinar will focus on using empowering words to support survivors.
 
 
Online Healthy Masculinity Training Institute - October 2021

Topic: Online Healthy Masculinity Training Institute - October 2021

Hosted By: Men Can Stop Rape: Creating Cultures Free From Violence

Date/Time: Thursday, October 21, 12:00 AM - 5:00 AM ChST; Friday, October 22, 12: 00 AM - 5:00 AM ChST; Saturday, October 23, 12:00 AM - 2:30 AM ChST
 
Description: The Healthy Masculinity Training Institute equips the participant with: 1) theoretical frameworks and social change theories relating to promoting healthy, non-violent masculinity and preventing men's violence against girls and women; 2) valuable tactics for public speaking to motivate men and boys; 3) effective exercises for engaging men and boys through healthy masculinity; 4) thorough understanding of men and bystander intervention, as well as how to prepare men and boys to be active bystanders and to engage their peers; 5) the ability to better recognize the intersections between different types of oppression in connection with masculinity (i.e. racism, classism, and heterosexism. For any questions: email training@mencanstoprape.org
 
Click here to register
 
Unlearning What We Were Told: Supporting LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Assault

Topic: Unlearning What We Were Told: Supporting LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Assault

Hosted By: International Association of Forensic Nurses

Date: 10/22/2021

Time: 4:00 AM ChST

Description: Third Thursday Webinar Series
 
 
Online Healthy Masculinity Training Institute - October 2021

Topic: Online Healthy Masculinity Training Institute - October 2021

Hosted By: Men Can Stop Rape: Creating Cultures Free From Violence

Date/Time: Thursday, October 21, 12:00 AM - 5:00 AM ChST; Friday, October 22, 12: 00 AM - 5:00 AM ChST; Saturday, October 23, 12:00 AM - 2:30 AM ChST
 
Description: The Healthy Masculinity Training Institute equips the participant with: 1) theoretical frameworks and social change theories relating to promoting healthy, non-violent masculinity and preventing men's violence against girls and women; 2) valuable tactics for public speaking to motivate men and boys; 3) effective exercises for engaging men and boys through healthy masculinity; 4) thorough understanding of men and bystander intervention, as well as how to prepare men and boys to be active bystanders and to engage their peers; 5) the ability to better recognize the intersections between different types of oppression in connection with masculinity (i.e. racism, classism, and heterosexism. For any questions: email training@mencanstoprape.org
 
Click here to register
 
What Should Law Enforcement, Supervision Officers, and Victim Advocates Know About Sexual Affenders Offending
Hosted By: National Criminal Justice Training Center

Date: 10/23/2021

Time: 4:00 AM ChST
 
Description: There are many misconceptions about sexual offenders and offending. During this webinar, we will highlight key information about this population that every law enforcement and supervision officer, as well as victim advocate, should know. Review characteristics of sexual offenders and dynamics of sexual offending including the range and diversity within this population. Examine the extent of the sexual offending problem, and how the number of offenders and offenses is actually much higher than is known. Discuss the differences between recidivism and re-offense, and what you can do to prevent reoffending.
 
 
 
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Centering Survivors for Transformative Change: Exploring economic supports to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence with FreeFrom
Topic: Centering Survivors for Transformative Change: Exploring economic supports to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence with FreeFrom

Hosted By: PreventConnect

Date: 10/26/2021

Time: 5:00 AM

Description: Economic supports are crucial for survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence, but need to be survivor-centered to have the greatest impact in reducing violence. As the field learns more about the power of economic support strategies for prevention, it’s time to examine the practical details of this strategy that uphold the dignity of survivors and communities and promote equity. Join PreventConnect and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence for a conversation with FreeFrom, a national organization working to advance financial security for intimate partner violence survivors. This web conference will discuss FreeFrom’s three pillars of financial security work, as well as examine economic support policies within organizations and communities and their impacts on preventing violence from occurring.
 
Link: http://www.preventconnect.org/2021/09/centering-survivors-for-transformative-change-exploring-economic-supports-to-prevent-sexual-and-intimate-partner-violence-with-freefrom/
 
 
Bystander Intervention to support Latinx communities in Public Spaces
Topic: Bystander Intervention to support Latinx communities in Public Spaces

Hosted By: Hollaback

Date: 10/27/2021

Time: 2:00 AM

Description: In honor of Latino Heritage Month and to bring awareness to the increase of harassment toward the Latinx community in recent years, Hollaback! is offering a free, one-hour, interactive training to train people on how to safely intervene when they witness Latinx people experiencing harassment in public using Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention.
 
Link: https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/ss/c/DeKjhRoV0WE5zebLYRIWRbDxOODsACR9LOF7L8WkAJf_NKcQouVMgLQwlXb4S24aQ5KHIP03GDY5jSU_2EWCz7511vqCqYnrJyek-n-gDuYL2vMQQrfGqZmeae1ZUH4CKnTZ-ytLDmrME4NU-5BgUPPn1HKYlf50ucldSQvryMWF0mLDJlukybl_mp2ALby78ROptWX5XGVHuOlHWP7v3hM7ugIvRw0fjtGDxXsx8UyrMJvDNOga30KHCKUXXmg__ddHTXqYHPWdHXnEWaKf_b1lX-TBMVBd5s0kHpSSfudf-kWDCuZATqMVQuMwyKMnWOIoOzQs_Uo2DmXjdEevDFm8VBdvnKcP2smqj4qMMzUUZy2G0Ag--MvQ-bFhHVEUAVlD5QJA05hdnVKs1856wPWFLip_30BwjYyURvhmA-PycZhOxcMZywSS7rMW3M0H/3fo/Lihi_EA-RoGTqtN-KAfUjg/h4/fZFu9xHdYfoWD8_VAy-aKepSFQsY0M9azTanHEBlayo
 
 
 
Advocating for children and youth experiencing trauma

Topic: Advocating for children and youth experiencing trauma

Hosted By: Red Wind Consulting, Inc.

Date: 10/28/2021

Time: 5:00 AM ChST

Description: Children and youth in tribal communities have statistically high rates of children and youth affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking. This webinar will discuss how children experience trauma, how their trauma symptoms can look different, and what is typically expected when providing advocacy for children and youth. Each child’s reactions to trauma will be different, but almost all children who experience trauma will have emotional or behavioral changes for some time. Reactions can become problematic when they become severe and ongoing. This webinar will examine trauma and how to provide services and supports that lessen the trauma impact related to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking.
 
 
 
 
 

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