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02/02/2016 - Supporting LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Dating Violence

When: 02/02/2016 , 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: This interactive webinar will examine the strengths and challenges of the domestic violence movement’s responses to serving young people experiencing violence. We will focus specifically on understanding and addressing barriers to working with youth under the age of 18, the needs and experiences LGBTQ youth, and explore how domestic and sexual violence movements can meet the unique needs of young people experiencing dating & domestic violence. This session will also highlight lessons learned and recommendations from Queer Collaborations (Q-Lab), an OVW-funded project that provides full spectrum support, innovative prevention work, and intervention strategies for LGBTQ youth survivors of violence, while addressing the underlying conditions that create health and safety disparities for youth experiencing violence.

For more information:
Battered Women's Justice Project
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02/03/2016 - Beyond Anger and Violence: A Program for Women

When: 02/03/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: This webinar introduces and provides a concise overview of Beyond Anger & Violence, a new manualized curriculum for women who struggle with the issue of anger. The curriculum can be used to offer groups within community settings, such as domestic violence services. Beyond Anger & Violence is the first manualized intervention for women that focuses on anger, as well as the trauma they may have experienced. It utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapeutic strategies (i.e., psycho-education, role playing, mindfulness activities, cognitive behavioral restructuring and grounding skills for trauma triggers). This webinar provides an overview of this new intervention, with a focus on the guiding theory, structure, and content needed for running groups. This webinar will include a 15 minute Q&A session at the end.

For more information:
Jen Curley
http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/contact-national-center-staff-jen-curley/?utm_source=NCDVTMH+Updates+Email+List&utm_campaign=3922d0ae3c-NCDVTMH_WebinarBeyondTraumaBeyondAnger&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7124fccd46-3922d0ae3c-12263137
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02/03/2016 - Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Injury and Violence

When: 02/03/2016 , 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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INFORMATION: Unintentional and violence-related injuries and deaths can be caused by a number of events, such as motor vehicle crashes, homicide, suicide, domestic and school violence, and child abuse and neglect. This Healthy People 2020 webinar on injury and violence prevention will focus on activities and interventions related to teen dating violence. Join us on Thursday, January 21 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn how a community-based organization in Colorado is working to address dating violence through the Safe Dates program. Free continuing education credits (CME, CNE, CHES) are available!

For more information:
Healthy People 2020
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02/03/2016 - From Foundations to the Future: A prevention approach to sexual and domestic violence

When: 02/03/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: This web conference serves as a foundation and is recommended for new prevention practitioners. It is a repeat of sessions that have been done in previous years. Interested in preventing sexual and domestic violence in your community? Want to engage in a discussion about the underlying causes of sexual and domestic violence and understand how to address these root causes? Join Prevention Institute along with special guests for this introductory web conference reviewing the fundamentals of a public health approach to preventing violence. Highlighting promising, innovative practices, they will discuss how to use the Spectrum of Prevention to create comprehensive strategies. This web conference will also focus on five norms that make sexual and domestic violence more likely to occur and share strategies to effectively shift norms and prevent violence. Learning Objectives: By the end of this web conference, participants will be able to: Identify the elements of a public health approach to preventing sexual and domestic violence. Articulate the differences between primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and provide examples of effective primary prevention strategies using the Spectrum of Prevention. Engage in a candid discussion about how to shift five identified norms that contribute to sexual and domestic violence.

For more information:
PreventConnect
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02/04/2016 - Negotiating Successfully with Allies Around Confidentiality

When: 02/04/2016 , 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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INFORMATION: Despite our best intentions, relationships between professionals can sometimes be a barrier to effective collaborations, and confidentiality is often the scapegoat for relationship breakdowns. Using proven negotiation, communication, and listening techniques, community allies can break down barriers, protect confidentiality and achieve community-level goals.

For more information:
Battered Women’s Justice Project
technicalassistance@bwjp.org
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02/04/2016 - Love = Setting Boundaries - Twitter Chat

When: 02/04/2016 , 2:00 PM
WHAT: Other
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INFORMATION: Join our Teen DV Month Twitter chat, just follow the hashtag #teenDVchat Co-hosted by That’s Not Cool, an initiative of Futures Without Violence During this chat, we’ll be discussing what boundaries are and how to start the conversation about boundaries in a relationship.

For more information:
@loveisrespect
1.866.331.9474
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02/04/2016 - Serving Trans Survivors: A 101 for Advocates

When: 02/04/2016 , 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: This fast-paced webinar is designed to assist sexual assault advocates and other victim service providers in better serving transgender survivors. Many providers are committed to serving transgender clients, but seek additional information in order to provide more competent and sensitive services. This webinar will primarily focus on basic transgender concepts, but will include content specifically geared towards advocates. Many references will also be provided on where you can learn more about basic transgender topics, as well as more in depth information on the intersection of trans survivors and sexual assault. Components will include discussion on: The expansive diversity of the transgender community; Exploring social, medical, legal and other options trans people may pursue; Common barriers that trans people face when considering or attempting to access sexual assault-related services, Resources on where to access more information on transgender survivors and how to provide more sensitive and respectful services; and Practical action items you can start implementing today!

For more information:
Forge
414.559.2123
http://forge-forward.org/about/contact-us/
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02/08/2016 - Respect Week

When: 02/08/2016 to 02/12/2016
WHAT: Other
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INFORMATION: Each year, loveisrespect and the NYAB put together a Respect Week Guide, which is filled with ideas and activities for your school or group. Download the guide from this page and get started on cool stuff that will make an impact in your community! Wear Orange Day

For more information:
loveisrespect
1.866.331.9474
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02/09/2016 - Wear Orange Day

When: 02/09/2016
WHAT: Other
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INFORMATION: Wear Orange Day is a national day of awareness where we encourage everyone to wear orange in honor of Teen DV Month. In 2016, it will be held on February 9. You can wear orange shirts, nail polish, ribbons, jewelry, shoes or anything else you can think of! Tell people why you are wearing orange and post pictures and updates on Instagram, Twitter or post to our Facebook event page using the hashtags #Orange4Love and #RespectWeek2016.

For more information:
loveisrespect
@loveisrespect, #Orange4Love and #RespectWeek2016
1.866.331.9474
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02/10/2016 - PreventConnect Campus: Comprehensive Prevention on College Campuses

When: 02/10/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: New in 2016, PreventConnect Campus is offering a series of web conferences and other online resources to advance the prevention of sexual and domestic violence on college campuses. Join us for the first web conference in the series as we bring together prevention professionals working on college and university campuses across the country to further the discussion of intentional, strategic and comprehensive prevention. Sexual and interpersonal violence on college and university campuses is a complex issue requiring collaboration and integrated approaches to prevention. To have the greatest impact, campus prevention programs must use a comprehensive approach. Learn how campuses can maintain consistent and intentional prevention across a variety of programs and initiatives through discussion with our guests. Guests from a campus-based program and a community-campus partnership will join us to explore components of their comprehensive interpersonal violence prevention strategies. Learning Objectives: By the end of this web conference, participants will be able to: Describe the elements of comprehensive prevention on college and university campuses Identify components of comprehensive preventions strategies on college and university campuses Identify next steps to strengthen the comprehensiveness of their campus prevention work Describe how campus and community partnerships play a role in a comprehensive approach to violence prevention Cost: Free Hosts: Ashleigh Klein, PreventConnect and CALCASA

For more information:
PreventConnect
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