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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This session will offer an overview of the Texas Administrative Code requirements for Health and Human Services Commission Family Violence Program funded agencies with an emphasis on program administration and service delivery.
This training provides information on the importance of self-care, how to recognize and prevent burnout, and the effects of vicarious or secondary trauma.
This training invites participants to explore their own biases, power, and privilege in order to understand how this may impact their work with survivors.
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.
This training provides a background on the ACP, a safety program that can help survivors protect their address. It covers the step-by-step process for enrolling participants and has a strong emphasis on safety planning.
Technology is everywhere and it is important to understand how it may be misused within the context of intimate partner violence. This training will focus on various technologies with an emphasis on strategies to promote survivor’s safer use of social media, phones, and other modalities.
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.
This training explores the dynamics of male victimization and its relation to the movement to end violence against women. Participants will review examples of best practices for enhancing services to male victims of family violence.
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.