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12/02/2014 - Proceed! LGBTQ Legal Issues for DV Advocates

When: 12/02/2014 to 12/02/2014, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: This webinar will assist advocates working with LGBTQ survivors who are engaged in criminal and civil legal processes related to the abuse they've experienced. This session will support advocates to increase their skills in identifying the different criminal and civil legal remedies available to LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. “Engaging the Legal System” will also provide tools to navigate the legal system, strategies to recognize and respond to the barriers LGBTQ survivors face and practical tips to ensure effective, creative legal advocacy specific to LGBTQ-survivors' needs and experiences.

For more information:
The Northwest Network
P.O. Box 18436, Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 568-7777
info@nwnetwork.org
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12/02/2014 - Proceed: LGBTQ Legal Issues for DV Advocates

When: 12/02/2014 , 12:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: This webinar will assist advocates working with LGBTQ survivors who are engaged in criminal and civil legal processes related to the abuse they've experienced. This session will support advocates to increase their skills in identifying the different criminal and civil legal remedies available to LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. "Proceed!" will also provide tools to navigate the legal system, strategies to recognize and respond to the barriers LGBTQ survivors face and practical tips to ensure effective, creative legal advocacy specific to LGBTQ-survivors' needs and experiences.

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12/03/2014 - Working as an Expert Witness in Domestic Violence Cases: Lessons from the Witness Stand

When: 12/03/2014 , 3:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Given that there are relatively few training opportunities for domestic violence expert witnesses on how to be an expert or what to do when testifying, many end up receiving quite a lot of “on-the-job training” while they are on the stand or otherwise working on a case. This webinar will feature two experienced expert witnesses – one a licensed social worker and the other an attorney – both who have testified in numerous cases involving victims of battering. Dr. Toby Myers and Shelby Moore, Esq. will talk about their experiences testifying, memorable cases they have worked on, and some of the good – and hard – lessons learned along the way. The presenters will include reflections on their work in both civil and criminal cases (including when testifying on behalf of the prosecution as well as the defense). Time will be set aside for questions from participants.

For more information:
ncdbw@ncdbw.org
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12/11/2014 - Tax Time: Making the Most of It

When: 12/11/2014 , 2:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) are the largest anti-poverty tools in the U.S., yet they are widely underutilized. This webinar will highlight The Center on Budget & Policy Priorities’ 2015 Tax Credit Outreach Kit and National Tax Credit Outreach Campaign resources to help advocates better understand how to assist survivors in making the most of possible tax assistance and relief.

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12/12/2014 - Alive and Free Conference 2014

When: 12/12/2014 to 12/12/2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: PAC Center 1401 N. Highland Avenue, Duarte CA 91010
INFORMATION: The Alive & Free Consortium is a group of professionals and organizations dedicated to preventing violence by promoting and using and promoting the Alive & Free Prescription developed by the Alive & Free/Omega Boys Club in San Francisco, California. Founded in September 2004, the mission of the Consortium is to keep young people alive (unharmed by violence) and free (from incarceration). The President of the Consortium is Joseph E. Marshall, Jr. PhD, creator of the Alive & Free Movement headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The Alive & Free violence prevention model views violence from a public health perspective and: frames violence at the community and individual level as treatable and avoidable; identifies the specific precursors of violence as avoidable; identifies young people— including perpetrators of violence— as victims of the disease of violence rather than as “bad”people, while at the same time placing responsibility to reduce the risk of violence on the individuals themselves; and provides specific methods and techniques for individuals and organizations to prevent violence in themselves and in their communities. Each conference has three goals: 1. To teach and inform individuals of the skills and principles used in Alive & Free programs to prevent violence. 2. To inspire participants to feel more committed to eliminating violence within themselves and their communities. 3. To inspire participants to want to help the Alive & Free Movement spread across their communities, across the country and around the world to eliminate the disease of violence.

For more information:
Garey Thompson- 626-394-7673, David Marks 626-807-4716
Conference Co-Chair Garey Thompson - GThompson@dveal.com
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12/12/2014 - Strangulation and Domestic Violence

When: 12/12/2014 , 2:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Faculty will discuss the findings of medical research from Louisville, KY on strangulation in the context of domestic violence. Faculty will consider "best practices" in DV strangulation cases for law enforcement, expert witnesses, prosecutors and judges.

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12/16/2014 - Community Advocacy Strategies

When: 12/16/2014 to 12/16/2014, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: How do current and historic experiences of oppression impact how diverse LGBTQ survivors navigate the systems so often engaged by survivors of violence? How can we support survivors to decrease isolation, reconnect with friends and community while navigating shared spaces with people who have caused them harm? In what ways can we expand and re-imagine traditional safety planning to include an awareness of the strengths, challenges, assets and vulnerabilities of LGBTQ individuals and communities? Join us for an interactive, practical exploration of culturally responsive advocacy, safety and support planning when working with LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

For more information:
The Northwest Network
P.O. Box 18436, Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 568-7777
info@nwnetwork.org
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12/16/2014 - Community Advocacy Strategies

When: 12/16/2014 , 12:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: How do current and historic experiences of oppression impact how diverse LGBTQ survivors navigate the systems so often engaged by survivors of violence? How can we support survivors to decrease isolation, reconnect with friends and community while navigating shared spaces with people who have caused them harm? In what ways can we expand and re-imagine traditional safety planning to include an awareness of the strengths, challenges, assets and vulnerabilities of LGBTQ individuals and communities? Join us for an interactive, practical exploration of culturally responsive advocacy, safety and support planning when working with LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

For more information:
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