Recorded versions of our webinars hosted to educate domestic violence professionals.
Domestic Violence Shelters and Pets: Creating a Pet-Friendly Program that Works for You
This presentation will discuss the link between domestic violence and animal abuse, the importance of the human-animal bond and how to create pet-friendly housing programs. Participants will learn about different models for pet-friendly housing, the importance of working with their communities and about RedRover’s domestic violence grants. RedRover is a national animal welfare nonprofit focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and humane education. Their domestic violence assistance program allows domestic violence survivors and their pets to escape abuse together so they can begin the healing process together. RedRover’s Safe Housing program provides financial assistance, guidance and support to enable domestic violence shelters to create on- and off-site space to house beloved pets of survivors. When pet-friendly spaces are not available at a shelter, their Safe Escape program provides grants for safely boarding a survivor’s pet up to 90 days, while a survivor is in shelter. DomesticShelters.org makes finding the right shelter and information about domestic violence easier. Instead of searching the Internet, it is all right here. We’ve painstakingly verified information on shelters in LA to shelters in NY, and every domestic violence program in between. If you or a friend is suffering from physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse or verbal abuse, this free service can help. Select domestic violence programs based on location, service and language needs. Find 24-hour hotlines in your area, service listings, and helpful articles on domestic violence statistics, signs and cycles of abuse, housing services, emergency services, legal and financial services, support groups for women, children and families, and more. For questions regarding this presentation, email email@example.com
Moving Forward: Finding Our Strength and Resilience During COVID-19 // Q&A Session
This presentation is a Q&A session with DV shelter professionals. Dr. Lewis-O’Connor is a board-certified pediatric and OB-GYN nurse practitioner and a sexual assault nurse examiner. For eight years she has served as Co-Chairs of the Partners Healthcare Trauma-informed Care Initiative. She is the Principal Investigator on a Department of Justice Grant- exploring interventions for victims of crime in hospital-based programs. Annie has numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She holds a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School.
What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us: Domestic Violence, Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury and a Way Forward
Those of us who work with domestic violence have known for decades that abusers intentionally target a victim’s head, neck and face with terrifying and painful repeated assaults and strangulation. The Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury's groundbreaking research revealed that over 8 out of 10 people accessing domestic violence services had experienced head trauma, often repeatedly and concurrently. These invisible injuries impact the brain, are almost never immediately treated, and rarely identified. But they cause a host of physical, emotional and cognitive consequences that can impact every area of a person’s life--including their ability to access and participate in dv services. This webinar will introduce you to partner-inflicted brain injury -- its signs, symptoms, and consequences. It will also discuss the CARE (Connect, Acknowledge, Respond, Evaluate) service provision framework and will share Ohio's practical, free, trauma-informed tools and materials developed for you to raise awareness with those you serve and the agencies you work in. About Rachel Ramirez, MA, MSW, LISW-S, RA Rachel Ramirez is the Founder and Director of The Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury, a project of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN). Rachel is currently directing the Center’s first federal grant from the Office on Violence Against Women to increase collaboration and develop training and services for the brain injury, domestic violence, and sexual assault fields. Over the past 13 years at ODVN, Rachel has led multiple statewide initiatives on trauma-informed approaches as well as other topics. She has trained hundreds of audiences and co-authored Trauma-Informed Approaches, as well as peer-reviewed journal articles. Rachel is a bilingual licensed independent social worker and a registered advocate.
5 Steps to Empower Survivors to Succeed Financially
In this webinar, Kim Scouller will help you to become a better financial advocate for victims and survivors of abuse. She will cover these topics: 1) Learn How Money Works 2) Be Involved with Your Finances 3) Look for Red Flags 4) Talk About the Problem 5) Put a Personal Financial Safety Plan in Place About Kim Scouller Kim Scouller has been an attorney for over 30 years, having served as an adjunct professor at the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville and as an in-house attorney for one of the largest financial services companies in the world. During her last four years at Transamerica, Kim served as the president of World Group Securities, Inc., the Transamerica broker-dealer with the largest number of registered representatives. As one of the few women broker-dealer presidents, she traveled around the country talking with people, especially women, about investments and financial goals. Currently, Kim manages her law firm, Jade Law Offices, and continues her work helping to educate others on preparing for their financial future as a Senior Marketing Director of WealthWave and a registered representative and investment advisor representative of Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc., Transamerica Financial Group Division. In 2014, Kim co-founded and launched Only Blue Skies, a Women’s Business Platform focused on making financial education and the financial profession more accessible to women. With Only Blue Skies, we envision transforming the largest industry in our country from one that talks about women’s financial needs to one that is actually doing something about it – helping women address their own financial needs through education.
Crossroads: The Intersection of Victims and Law Enforcement Advocacy
The Newport News Police Department Domestic Violence Team (NNPD DV Team) is a newly implemented program in Newport News, Virginia, created under the vision of Chief Steve Drew. Located in NNPD Headquarters, and based out of the Special Victims Unit, the NNPD DV Team utilizes a multi-pronged approach to domestic violence: victim advocacy, law enforcement training, community partnerships, data analysis, domestic violence education and awareness saturation. This approach allows the DV Team, as civilian advocates within the department, to develop and implement effective strategies to address the issue of domestic violence within the city of Newport News. This presentation will provide an overview of the unique perspectives that civilian advocates bring to law enforcement in their engagement with victims of domestic violence. You will also learn of the innovative strategies deployed by the NNPD Domestic Violence Team in their efforts to engage the community in the fight against this public health epidemic. Download the transcript here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rYsm88fX2GXKOGfHioxFqqTLjXyQ-eAG/view?usp=sharing
Tools and Tips to Address Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury in your Organization
As a follow up to What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us, this training will focus on taking what Ohio has learned about the intersection of domestic violence, strangulation, and traumatic brain injury and how to take the frameworks, knowledge, and tools developed in Ohio to use in your work at your agency. This webinar will introduce you to the CARE framework of delivering services, using accommodations to make services more effective and responsive, and free, downloadable educational materials and practice-based tools for service providers and survivors of violence. It is strongly recommended that participants watch the recording for the first session prior to the webinar, as basic information on the intersection of DV and brain injury will not be covered. This training will focus on taking what Ohio has learned about the intersection of domestic violence, strangulation, and traumatic brain injury and how to take the frameworks, knowledge, and tools developed in Ohio to use in your work at your agency. This webinar will introduce you to the CARE framework of delivering services, using accommodations to make services more effective and responsive, and free, downloadable educational materials and practice-based tools for service providers and survivors of violence. It is strongly recommended that participants watch the recording for the first session "What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us" prior to the webinar, as basic information on the intersection of DV and brain injury will not be covered. Download a transcript below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13-Zhe1wiFnlAGJLbT-7B9bhWb6d-_ES9x4YaXRhmsGU/edit?usp=sharing
"Just Record It!" The Rights and Wrongs of Stalking and Domestic Violence Documentation
8 OUT OF 10 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES ARE DISMISSED DUE TO A LACK OF EVIDENCE AND VICTIMS BEING TOO SCARED TO TESTIFY According to a 2017 Prosecutor's Report, Attorneys and well-intending people tell victims to “DOCUMENT EVERYTHING” but not everything is admissible as evidence. In fact, most of what is collected and documented does not meet the criteria as evidence and won’t be allowed in court. With a deluge of advice, apps, and resources, how do you take advantage of industry advancements to best guide someone experiencing harm without inadvertently or unknowingly harming them further by the very tools you’ve recommended? How do you wade through the onslaught of options to guide them to safely arm themselves with the information they need to get the appropriate protection and be able to seek legal justice if that’s their path? Sheri Kurdakul of VictimsVoice will give you the questions to ask and the why behind them to make sure you are properly and thoroughly vetting your options so YOU can make informed decisions for the safety of those most in need of your advice and direction, and provide answers that satisfy the needs of your organization and the legal process.
What Do PACEs Have to Do With DV? Everything.
Do you want to eradicate and prevent domestic violence? Integrate the science of positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs) in everything. This webinar will address how the science of PACEs is being integrated into the family court system, domestic violence shelters, batterer intervention courses and community PACEs initiatives. Transcript Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ryw3zcJowMkjqiYS9rPRz0wEntZGPPZOpGEwb4LTjYM/edit?usp=sharing
Invisible Chains: From Domestic Violence to Coercive Control
Presented by Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD We can better address and eliminate intimate partner violence if we see the problem as an ongoing crime of control—more like a long-term hostage situation than a series of domestic violence assaults. With original drawings and compelling stories, this presentation explains the tactics of coercive control including isolation, intimidation, monitoring, gaslighting, stalking and physical violence. Some abusers use coercive control without physical violence—which can be especially confusing for victims and survivors. Learning Objectives: 1) Learn the tactics of coercive control in intimate relationships. 2) Understand how coercive control shapes a victim's behavior. 3) Improve your ability to detect and intervene in situations of coercive control and intimate partner violence. Download Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/139E8olRrDfLz1uylUswYLh_KM7DoZ36KTjetHGvyytQ/edit?usp=sharing
What Every Advocate Needs to Know About Strangulation
Victims of one episode of strangulation are 750% more likely of becoming a victim of homicide at the hands of the same partner than a woman who is assaulted but not strangled. In this webinar, Gael Strack of the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention will share insights and research on the intersection of non-fatal strangulation and domestic violence. Download transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16Vgrfnx1LBgMEU0fgVxjUvFUWzWpzHSI5la0Mse53aE/edit?usp=sharing
Unleashed: How to Cultivate, Clarify and Connect Your Resilience Story
It's time to help your clients unleash their stories, their power and their purpose! Resilience and Life Storytelling Expert Stacy Brookman takes us through the process of understanding our own stories and helping our clients understand theirs. Leveraging our tough stories helps all of us to live more resiliently. You'll get started on your stories in the workshop and come away with tools to easily help clients begin writing their stories. Download Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZH7KZnm_0rEMues6wcmmPSBWnrMTOCbnx9eETQigc5g/edit?usp=sharing