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Training Institute

Fall 2014 Training Schedule (Sept. - Dec.)

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40 Hour Volunteer Training Schedule



Two Webinar Series Presented by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
Overlap of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Series

Please join the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (RCDV:CPC), a project of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), for a four-part series exploring both the complexities and opportunities that arise in working with families experiencing domestic violence and child abuse or neglect. This series is designed as both a conversation and learning opportunity for child welfare personnel, domestic violence advocates, legal professionals, and other community programs working with adult victims, men who use violence, and children exposed to violence.

This series will be presented by Jennifer Rose, independent consultant for the NCJFCJ and Futures Without Violence. All webinars will last for an hour and fifteen minutes. 

Part 4: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 | 1pm PDT

Developing Practice and Partnerships that Support Safety and Well-being for Adult Victims, Children, and Men Who Use Violence.


Connections in Custody Series

Please join the RCDV:CPC, a project of the NCJFCJ, for two webinars designed to inform recommendations and decisions in custody cases and address barriers to collaboration, especially for low-income communities and communities of color. The webinars are intended for judges, domestic violence advocates, legal professionals, responsible fatherhood and batterer intervention programs, and third party professionals involved in the resolution of family conflict. 

Part 1: Friday, September 12th, 2014 | 1pm PDT
Assessing and Accounting for Domestic Violence in Custody Cases
Presented by Jacquelyn Boggess, Co-Director of the Center for Family Policy and Practice 

 Part 2: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 | 9am PDT

Considerations in Collaborative Efforts to address Father Involvement and Domestic Violence
Presented by Brenda Rivera, JD, Director of the Dade Legal Aid Domestic Violence Unit



2014 Webinar Dates for the Affordable Care Act 101 in Spanish

Presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration, HHS & Small Business Majority


Health care continues to be an important issue for small business owners. The Small Business Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, and Small Business Majority are committed to helping businesses navigate the changes and opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series.


Twice monthly, small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in small business health insurance marketplaces. Other topics discussed include insurance reforms, the small business health care tax credit, and employer shared responsibility provisions.  SBA, HHS, and SBM representatives help small business owners understand the facts of the Affordable Care Act so they can make informed decisions about providing health insurance for their employees.

The Affordable Care Act 101 in Spanish takes place every other Tuesday at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT. Below are the registration links for upcoming presentations. 


For more information on how the new health care law affects small businesses, check out www.business.usa.gov/healthcare



OwnTheDreamWebinarWebinar: DACA Training: How To Use the Online Screening and Application Interview

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Time: 2:00pm (Eastern Time)


This webinar will discuss how the Own the Dream online DACA screening and application interview works, and how to use it in the community to help more people find out about DACA eligibility and apply for or renew DACA. It will also highlight other resources available on the Own the Dream website. The panelists are Rosa Saavedra-Vanacore, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild; and Pat Malone, Associate Director of the Immigration Advocates Network. 





Webinar: Moving Beyond the Wheel: Advocacy and Support for LGBTQ Survivors of Domestic Violence

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014

Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM (Central Time)

What do we need to know to more effectively serve military-related LGBTQ domestic violence survivors? Do existing systems need to be changed or enhanced to better serve this population? Can't we just apply what we already know about advocacy and support to serve military-related LGBTQ survivors? Are the needs of LGBTQ domestic violence survivors who are serving in the military or have served in the military different from other LGBTQ survivors? Are there issues faced by this population that might be different from those who have never served in the military? This webinar will provide information about how important contextual analysis is to understand and be able to provide culturally sensitive and effective services to military-related LGBTQ domestic violence survivors.


Learn more and register.



Webinar: Leadership and Decision-Making: The Me, The You, and The We

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time)


Decision-making is one of the most tangible expressions of power in organizational and community life. Power essentially comes down to "who decides" and "who gets to decide on who will decide."

Choosing wisely whom to involve in decision making is one of the most strategic actions you can take to harness the wisdom and buy-in of the people with whom you work, to deal with unproductive power dynamics, and to level the playing field.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Understand and use a practical five option decision-making framework to facilitate strategic decision-making
  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis to identify key stakeholders and their wins in order to maximally leverage their contributions and buy-in
  • Understand and use a set of factors to consider to determine the maximum appropriate level of involvement of others in the decision-making process
  • Apply the levels of involvement to a genuine work situation and explain their rationale for the level of involvement you chose
  • Articulate the value in seeking maximum appropriate involvement rather than the minimum necessary involvement in a decision-making process




LGBTQ Access Series

Brought to you by the National LGBTQ Training and Technical Assistance Initiative, a project of the NW Network


The NW Network is offering the National LGBTQ Access Webinar Series.


  • Assesing Coercive Control
  • Shelter(ing)
  • It Takes A Village, People: Advocacy Tools for Working with Survivor Friends & Families
  • Proceed! LGBTQ Legal Issues for DV Advocates
  • Community Advocacy Strategies
Learn more and register.



Upcoming Bridging the Gap Webinar


Assessing Your Organization for Physical Access and Safety

Center for Victimization and Safety Staff

September 23, 2014

2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT




                          Announcing the

                         Bridging the Gap

                       Webinar Series

A Webinar Series on 

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Against  People with Disabilities and Deaf Individuals

The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to announce the Bridging the Gap Webinar Series, a webinar series on sexual assault and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. 
The Bridging the Gap Webinar Series will explore emerging and enduring issues at the intersection of violence and disability; highlight promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors; and foster a network of support to end violence against people with disabilities. 
This webinar series is designed for practitioners and policymakers interested in addressing sexual and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. This webinar series is open to any recipient of U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women funding, their subcontractors and partners, as well as organizations interested in becoming a recipient. 
Each webinar in this series is FREE, but does require registration for each individual webinar. If you have additional questions, you may email us at cvs@vera.org, or call us at 212.376.3096.
Upcoming Bridging the Gap Webinars


Safety Planning for Survivors with Disabilities

Angie Blumel, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault

Lisa Fleming, Rose Brooks Center

August 26, 2014

2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT

Register Now 

 **Registration Closes on Tuesday, August 19, 2014**


Assessing Your Organization for Physical Access and Safety

Center for Victimization and Safety Staff

September 23, 2014

2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT

Register Now **Registration Closed on Tuesday, September 16, 2014** 


   All Webinars in this series are closed captioned. 


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Legal Assistance for Crime Victims
 An OVC Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Webinar Series



Through the "Legal Assistance for Crime Victims: An OVC Training and Technical Assistance Initiative," OVC is working to expand the availability of pro bono and no-cost legal assistance for victims of crime nationally. Part of that effort includes support for a series of free Webinar trainings on victims' rights issues developed and delivered by the National Crime Victim Law Institute in collaboration with the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC).

To register for an upcoming Webinar or to learn more, check the following list for the topics that interest you. 





Title: Analyzing the Latest Interventions in the Response to Military Sexual Assault 
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM  1:15 PM PT (3:00 PM  4:15 PM ET)
Speaker: Rebecca Khalil, J.D.

Sexual assault in the military is an issue that has drawn national attention. Many interventions to prevent and respond to this epidemic have taken place. This training will look at the evolution of victim services and rights in the military, focusing in large part on the emerging role of Special Victim Counsel. The trainer will discuss the legal landscape following the landmark decision of LRM v. Kastenberg and implementation of the latest NDAA.

Register Now

Title: Incapacitated and Deceased Victims Have Rights, Too; But What are They?
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM  1:15 PM PT (3:00 PM  4:15 PM ET)
Speaker: Amy Liu, J.D.

This training will discuss the unique challenges that arise in the context of incapacitated or deceased victims (whether they are deceased from the crime itself or otherwise). Among the topics to be covered: the use of in-life photos during trial and victim impact; model rights directives which are critical for loved ones to be able to exercise the victims' rights; survival of privileges; restitution; and more.

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Title: Representing Victims Who Don't Fit Society's "Mold" 
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM  1:15 PM PT (3:00 PM  4:15 PM ET)
Speaker: Sarah LeClair, J.D.

The justice systems are predominately designed for able-bodied victims who speak English. Securing access to justice for victims with disabilities whether they have impaired vision or hearing, high anxiety, use a wheelchair, or for persons who have English as a second language can be challenging. This session will include a panel of lawyers who can provide practice tips for securing access to justice.

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Title: Year in Review: Top Victims' Rights Cases from the Past 12 Months
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM  1:15 PM PT (3:00 PM  4:15 PM ET)
Speaker: Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D.

This training will identify notable victims' rights cases from 2014. The speaker will provide an overview of the facts, holdings, and implications of these cases and identify strategies for responding to the new legal landscape created by the cases. Reflecting on these cases, Ms. Garvin will identify and discuss emerging legal issues that attorneys and advocates need to be aware of in order to be the best advocates they can be for victims.

Register Now








OVC shares your mission and has a wide range of resources to help you accomplish it. Visit the National Criminal Justice Reference Service online at www.ncjrs.gov to register for services or to find out more.







National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health is pleased to announce our August and September webinars. Join us for these webinars, and please stay tuned for information about our upcoming webinars this year!

To access recordings of our previous webinars, please visit: http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/trainingta/webinars-seminars/



2014 Webinar Series

Building Trauma-Informed Services for Children, Youth, and Parents Impacted by Domestic Violence



August 20, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 pm CST

For more information about this webinar, please contact Jen Curley via email by clicking this link





September 17, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 pm CST

For more information about this webinar, please contact Jen Curley via email by clicking this link

Children Grow in the Context of Relationships: Stress, Resilience, and Principles of Child Development
(Webinar 3)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar looks more closely at the protective role of attachment relationships in helping children heal from the traumatic effects of experiencing domestic violence. We will also incorporate key principles of child development as part of our foundation for working with children and supporting parents affected by trauma.

→ Click here to register

link: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com

This webinar is free of charge and will be closed captioned. 



Understanding Children’s Responses to DV and Other Trauma (Webinar 4)

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar examines how experiencing domestic violence may affect children’s brain development, physiological stress responses, and well-being as they grow and mature. This webinar also provides information on children’s trauma-related responses across various ages and stages of development and what we can do to help parents and other caregivers support children’s resilience.

→ Click here to register

link: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com

This webinar is free of charge and will be closed captioned. 














Legal Issues for New Nonprofits
New On-demand Webinar Series

We are proud to announce a new, on-demand webinar series for new nonprofit organizations.


Legal Issues for New Nonprofits is an 8-part webinar series geared towards new organizations that recently received their 501(c)(3) status, as well as smaller nonprofits (for example, nonprofits that file IRS Form 990-N).   


These webinars explain many of the rules and best practices for maintaining your organization's tax-exempt status.


Topics include:  

·       Governance, fundraising and record-keeping requirements

·       A general overview for compliance with employment laws

·       Protecting your organization's trademarks and copyrights

·       Financial oversight by the Board of Directors

·       Basics of risk management to protect your organization and clients


Legal Issues for New Nonprofits is a joint effort of Pro Bono Partnership, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, and Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.




Denise Devenny, CPA, Vice President of Operations, Bipartisan Policy Center 

Holly Gregory, Esq., Weil, Gotshal & Manges (no longer with firm)

Mark Hoenig, Esq., Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Regina Hopkins, Esq., Assistant Director for Community Economic Development, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program

Rick McMurtry, Esq. and Carly Regan, Turner Broadcasting System

Robyn Miller, Esq., Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Judith Moldover, Esq., Lawyers Alliance for New York 



JPMorgan Chase Foundation


There is no registration for these webinars--they are available for free at any time.

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