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Empowering Clients to Navigate the System Safely (1.5)

This legal empowerment training provides a basic understand of the various legal and alternate options available to victims and their right to choose the path that is best for them. Participants will understand their role in assisting victims navigate the various systems, including in-depth legal safety planning and best practices for providing support, prioritizing options, and enabling victims to exercise their rights in a safe manner that meets their needs.

Preparing Your Client for Court (2.0)

This training helps advocates gain knowledge about basic court processes and how to best present oneself in a judicial setting. Participants will understand their role in assisting pro se and attorney represented clients involved in the civil and criminal judicial systems, so they can provide the best possible advocacy for survivors in preparation for and during court proceedings. Participants will be able to implement best practices regarding laws, policies and safety planning while working with victims in a courtroom setting.

Legal Advocacy: Advocating for Clients Working with the Civil and Criminal Judicial Systems (1.5)

This training provides advocates with a basic understanding of the civil and criminal judicial systems and provides tools to help advocates empower clients working within those systems.  Advocates will learn how to safety plan and help clients navigate the civil and criminal judicial systems, including working with county and district attorneys, law enforcement, immigration offices, family attorneys and IV-D courts.

Family Violence and Stalking (1.5)

This training provides an overview of stalking laws in Texas with a focus on the intersection of stalking and family violence. Participants will obtain a clear comprehension of the role technology plays within stalking as well as safety tips to assist survivors.

Family Violence and Firearms (1.5)

This training provides information about federal, state and military laws as they relate to firearms and family violence, along with the practical implications of firearms laws on safety planning and civil and criminal justice system involvement and considerations for communities developing firearm protocols.

Family Law in Texas (1.5)

This training provides participants with information about the laws and practices of the civil justice system’s response to family violence in Texas. Participants will gain knowledge about the basics of family law as it relates to survivors and their children. Topics include: definitions of family violence, purposes and terms of protective orders and how they intersect with divorce and custody provisions; civil family law explanations, options and process; overlap with the criminal justice system response, stressing the importance of a coordinated community response, and specific safety plan considerations for clients involved in the civil system.

Survivor Relocation (2.0)

This training provides information to assist advocates working with survivors as they are in the process of relocating. Presenters will discuss various resources such as the Crime Victims Compensation, extensive safety planning, housing options and other challenges that arise when survivors relocate.

LGBTQ Communities & Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

This training educates participants on the obstacles that LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence face when seeking help and/or services.  Participants will explore the special concerns and unique barriers associated with LGBTQ individuals experiencing intimate partner violence. This workshop can be tailored in a variety of ways: from exploring the basics of intimate partner violence in the LGBTQ community to examining organizational policies, procedures, and culture that impact the lives of the LGBTQ survivors.

The Intersections of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (2.0)

This training explores the dynamics of sexual violence within an intimate partner relationship. Participants will receive information on the variety of tactics used within intimate partner sexual assault, including reproductive and sexual coercion. Participants will also learn best practices on how to screen clients for sexual abuse during the intake process.