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07/07/2014 - Working Together: What Attorneys and DV/SA Experts Can and Should Expect From One Another

When: 07/07/2014 to 07/07/2014, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Expert witnesses and the attorneys they work with sometimes have conflicting assumptions and expectations about the preparation and presentation of a court case. In this webinar, Kirsten Faisal, a long-time advocate with extensive experience as an expert witness, will team up with Tim Gruenke, a veteran prosecutor, to discuss strategies for working together effectively in cases involving survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. The presenters will discuss what experts and attorneys need from one another during the trial preparation process, and talk about some of the "real world" challenges that can hinder effective trial preparation and presentation.

For more information:
Battered Women’s Justice Project
1801 Nicollet Ave South, Suite 102 Minneapolis, MN 55403
p 800-903-0111, ext. 1 p 612-824-8768 f 612-824-8965
technicalassistance@bwjp.org
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07/07/2014 - Writing to Heal Online course for trans*survivors of sexual violence and loved ones

When: 07/07/2014 to 08/11/2014
WHAT: Other
WHERE:
INFORMATION: The majority of trans* and gender non-conforming people have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime. Many transgender and gender non-conforming survivors are unable to access local resources due to bias and discrimination. Some trans* survivors and loved ones long to be in supportive group environments where they can bring their whole self, including their trans* history.

For more information:
FORGE
P.O. Box 1272 Milwaukee, WI 53201
Tel: 414.559.2123
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07/08/2014 - Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program

When: 07/08/2014 to 07/20/2014, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: The John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute @ Northeastern Universtiy, Boston, MA
INFORMATION: The MVP Institute is a three-day interactive training designed for adults and adult educators, led by engaging and knowledgeable teams of male and female facilitators. Upon completion of the Institute, participants receive a copy of the MVP curriculum and are certified to utilize it with their direct service population. Male and female adult educators and youth service providers are encouraged to attend. The Institute is also open to other adults who are interested in exploring the topic of men’s violence against women.

For more information:
Jarrod Chin, Northeastern University Sport in Society
360 Huntington Avenue, 42BV Boston, Massachusetts 02115
617-373-8420
j.chin@neu.edu

07/09/2014 - Cyber Stalking

When: 07/09/2014 to 07/09/2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Cyberstalking is the use of the internet, email, facebook, or other electronic communications to stalk, and generally refers to a pattern of threatening or malicious behaviors. This session will focus on tools that cyberstalkers use to harass and intimidate their victims, and will particularly focus on the impact this has on teens who often live their lives through social media.

For more information:
National Indidgenous Women’s Resource Center
515 Lame Deer Ave. | PO Box 99 (mailing) Lame Deer, MT 59043
Ph: 406-477-3896 | Fx: 406-477-3898
Toll-Free: 855-649-7299
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07/09/2014 - Ethics and Confidentiality

When: 07/09/2014 to 07/09/2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Presented by Kathy Hagenian, MCEDSV Executive Policy Director. Ms. Hagenian will review ethics, record keeping, collaboration and the potential impact on confidentiality for survivors.

For more information:
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
3893 Okemos Road, Suite B2, Okemos, MI 48864
PH: (517) 347-7000 | TTY: (517) 381-8470
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07/10/2014 - Law Enforcement

When: 07/10/2014 to 07/10/2014, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Description: Check back soon. Presenters: michael munson is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge. His educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis in trauma. Munson’s work on violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals is groundbreaking, stressing the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients/constituents. Loree Cook-Daniels has been training about and working on policy changes to better address the needs of members of the transgender community since 1995. Prior to that, she worked for more than a decade on elder abuse and domestic violence issues. The two came together in 2004, when FORGE founded its Transgender Sexual Violence Project.

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07/10/2014 - Helping Survivors Understand the Issues Involved in Relocating Across State Lines

When: 07/10/2014 to 07/10/2014, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
WHAT: Training
WHERE:
INFORMATION: This training will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. The training is designed for those who wish to understand the basic framework of how these laws fit together. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate how participants can help survivors address the economic, safety and legal issues involved when they cross state lines for safety. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation. The LRC is a nonprofit organization based in Takoma Park, Maryland, that works to improve legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases. The LRC helps survivors to obtain legal representation for such cases and provides technical assistance to victim advocates and attorneys who are assisting victims in such cases.

For more information:
Host Organization: The Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC) Questions? Contact Ellen
(301) 270-1550
ebglrc@lrcvaw.org
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07/10/2014 - Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Transgender Older Adults

When: 07/10/2014 to 07/10/2014, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Join FORGE staff for a free 90 minute webinar focused on the intersections of trauma, violence, and transgender older adults. This data-driven webinar will highlight critical disparities for transgender elders and discuss the service implications of working with this population.

For more information:
FORGE
P.O. Box 1272 Milwaukee, WI 53201
Tel: 414.559.2123
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07/13/2014 - From Surviving to Thriving: Healthy Families, Healthy Courts

When: 07/13/2014 to 07/16/2014
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: Chicago, IL
INFORMATION: The conference will feature a range of juvenile and family law topics, including child abuse and neglect, trauma, sex trafficking of minors, children’s testimony in court, custody and visitation, and the adolescent brain.

For more information:
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel 17 E. Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60603Palmer House a Hilton Hotel 17 E. Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60603
contactus@ncjfcj.org
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07/13/2014 - Special Considerations for Working With Adolescents With Substance Abuse Issues

When: 07/13/2014 to 07/13/2014
WHAT: Other
WHERE: Chicago,IL
INFORMATION: NCJFCJ’s free preconference workshop “Special Considerations for Working With Adolescents With Substance Abuse Issues” will offer evidence-based, developmentally appropriate strategies to address the needs of justice-involved youth who have mental health, substance abuse, or trauma issues.

For more information:
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel 17 E. Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60603
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