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04/01/2015 - Court Interpretation for Victims Considerations when Providing Interpretation Services to Victims and Survivors

When: 04/01/2015
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Please join us for a webinar on how victims' experiences with domestic violence and/or sexual assault may effect how court interpretation services should be provided. Webinar participants will lean how to identify issues that may arise when providing interpreters to victims and how to address problems with interpretation. The webinar will also discuss recommended practices when providing interpretation services to victims. The discussion will be aimed at court staff , though attorneys and other stakeholders are welcome to join.

For more information:
Sarah Martino
martinos@courtinnovation.org
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04/06/2015 - Suicide and Domestic Violence: Where Science and Practice Meet

When: 04/06/2015 , 12:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: The faculty will review the research demonstrating the links between experiencing domestic violence with increased risk for suicide and suicidality (attempts and ideation) among women in the US and globally, as well as addressing the increased risk for homicide of battered women followed by suicide of a male partner. Dr. Campbell will include a short presentation of her own research findings among abused African American women related to suicidality and the safety strategies used with those women in response to suicidality. Dr. Cerulli will discuss the DV suicide hotline project with the National DV Hotline.

For more information:
Battered Women’s Justice Project
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04/07/2015 - International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Campus Responses

When: 04/07/2015 to 04/09/2015
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
INFORMATION:

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04/07/2015 - Sheltering Part 2

When: 04/07/2015 , 12:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: In our first discussion of Shelter(ing) (can we make a link to the recording here?), we uncovered many important questions! Many participants were very concerned about the experience LGBTQ survivors have in communal emergency shelters, and intrigued by discussion about several programs who have changed their emergency housing and advocacy models to be more trauma sensitive, culturally competent, and, in some cases cost effective as well. In this webinar, we will explore more fully what our work can look like when we see "shelter" as a verb, instead of a noun, how programs have made these changes, and the difference it has made for them in terms of providing services to LGBTQ folks (and other groups who may be challenged by communal shelter).

For more information:
Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
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04/08/2015 - Pennsylvania Head Start Association 2015 Conference

When: 04/08/2015 to 04/09/2015
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: State College, PA
INFORMATION: The theme for this annual conference is “Building Resilience, Empowering Communities.”

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04/10/2015 - Assessing Helpfulness for Immigrant Crime Victims

When: 04/10/2015 , 1:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: The U visa is a form of legal immigration status that offers protection from deportation, work authorization, and a potential path to lawful permanent residency for immigrant victims of certain crimes who have been and are currently being helpful to police, sheriffs, prosecutors, or other state or federal agencies. To meet the helpfulness requirement victims must have been helpful, currently helpful or be willing to be helpful in the detection, investigation, prosecution, conviction or sentencing of a criminal activity listed in the U visa statute. Domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking make up approximately 75% of U visa cases filed. The discussion will cover the wide range or ways in which immigrant crime victims can offer "helpfulness" qualifying them to receive U visa certifications from police, prosecutors and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This webinar will cover in detail frequently asked questions and common myths and facts about what qualifies as "helpfulness" by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the purposes of U visa certification. Attendees will be provided with tools, examples, best practices, and information on helpfulness that DHS issued to promote U visa certification.

For more information:
Battered Women’s Justice Project
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04/13/2015 - Protection Order Practice for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement

When: 04/13/2015 to 04/14/2015
WHAT: Training
WHERE: Philadelphia, PA
INFORMATION: Recognizing the important role that prosecutors and law enforcement play in protection order enforcement, the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, in partnership with AEquitas and the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime, is pleased to offer the Protection Order Practice for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement training. The goal of the training is to allow prosecutors and law enforcement to gain valuable information regarding full faith and credit and the evidence necessary to prosecute a defendant for violating a protection order, while recognizing the dynamics of stalking, and the role that multiple violations of orders can play in creating and substantiating a stalking charge. This training will focus on law enforcement and prosecutors gaining valuable insight into the role that protection order violations play, whether the resulting charge is stalking (based on the protection order violations) or charging the violation of the order of protection.

For more information:
National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit
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04/13/2015 - Expert Witness Testimony in Cases Involving Domestic Violence

When: 04/13/2015 , 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: In this webinar, Dr. Mary Ann Dutton and Dr. Dawn Hughes will discuss common concerns of experts who are preparing to take the witness stand in matters involving domestic violence. These two very experienced expert witnesses will share their knowledge from testifying in a variety of domestic violence cases and share practical advice for communicating effectively on the witness stand. They will also discuss some of the commonly encountered pitfalls faced by domestic violence expert witnesses during testimony, and offer skills for navigating complicated situations that arise while testifying. This webinar will be most helpful for experts and aspiring experts, but will also be useful for attorneys who represent survivors of domestic violence.

For more information:
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
ncdbw@ncdbw.org
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04/14/2015 - Let's Talk About Sex: Sex-Positive Advocacy for Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence

When: 04/14/2015 , 12:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: In honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month, join us for a dynamic, interactive session exploring what it means to re-envision the way we provide support and understand healing for survivors of sexual & domestic violence. In this session, we will examine our personal and movement values as they relate to sex, sexual violence and what it means to heal from trauma; build our self-awareness and individual skills to provide grounded, holistic services to survivors of violence; and increase organizational capacity to provide services & engage communities around sexual violence in a sex-positive context. Come prepared to have some real talk about sex, healing and the possibilities for our movement to move beyond simply addressing harm and towards a vision of embodied sexual lives for all survivors.

For more information:
Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
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04/15/2015 - Supporting Organizational Sustainability to Address Violence Against Women Institute

When: 04/15/2015 to 04/17/2015
WHAT: Training
WHERE: San Francisco, CA
INFORMATION: The SOS Institute is an interactive 2.5 days training with six months follow up support on action plans to enhance organizational infrastructure and provide institutional sustainability support for community based organizations working with underrepresented and underserved populations.

For more information:
Mónica Arenas
Futures Without Violence
marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org
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