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One in the Movement is a web-based training experience for family violence advocates. This training hub fuses live monthly webinars, self-paced programs, an electronic guidebook and information about on-location regional sessions covering essential tools every savvy advocate should know.

The Essential Guide: An Introduction to Advocating for Survivors of Family Violence is your comprehensive guide learn the ropes of victim advocacy. 

Essential Guide


Upcoming Live Webinars

Navigating the Intersections – Cultural Humility and Trauma-informed Approaches 
Feburary 8th, 2018, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CST | 1.5 hour SW, LPC, LMFT
Register now! This webinar will consider the many ways that trauma and culture intersect and offer advocates an integrated approach from the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTH). This approach incorporates ways of being accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed in our service design and delivery. This webinar will be presented by Cathy Cave of NCDVTH. Cathy provides training in alignment with the Center’s integrated approach for supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She uses her survivor, family, community, provider and administrative perspectives to facilitate organizational change at local, state and national levels.

Advocate Career Satisfaction: Research on Occupational Stress, Peer Support, and Supervision to Validate and Support Advocates 
March 8th, 2018, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CST | 1.5 hour SW, LPC, LMFT
Register now! This webinar will explore challenges of being an advocate as well as offer tools for addressing these challenges; it will explore the different types of occupational stress, offer an overview of the VOICE study and its findings such as the impacts of stress and compensation, as well as research over survivors as advocates. In participating in this webinar, advocates will be given time to reflect collectively over organizational and individual interventions to increase compassion satisfaction, resiliency, and advocate for organizational support. The findings The VOICE survey examined the occupational stressors and wellness of those working in the field of intimate partner violence and sexual assault services in Texas. The research project involved in collaboration with state coalitions, researchers, & community stakeholders. The presentation will review survey findings and implications for Texas family violence agencies.

Webinars will be taking place every month February – July 2018! Keep checking back for new live webinars, or sign up to receive our training & events alerts. 


Currently On-Demand

We’re in this Together: Folding Prevention into our Advocacy
Our movement envisions a world where no one would dream of humiliating, hurting, dominating, or controlling the person they love. Primary prevention is at the heart of our work. From children’s advocates to development staff, we can all promote prevention messaging, and cross-team collaborations bolster our program’s prevention and community education work. Tyreena Heck and María Limón, TCFV’s prevention coordinators will present prevention strategies that can be employed agency-wide.

ReCentering Services: Understanding Rules Reduction in Shelter & Services
Interested in enhancing your ability to provide trauma-informed & survivor-centered services at your agency? Ever wondered how to approach reducing rules for services while still offering a supportive service environment? Join us for this webinar that will provide a basic overview of the rules reduction philosophy and offer tools to participants to begin examining their service environment. This session will also allow you to hear directly from two programs in Texas who have employed the approach who will share their lessons learned!

Coordinating Services: IPV and Healthcare
This webinar offers a forum for providers, advocates, and stakeholders across the State to regroup and offer updates on their efforts since TCFV’s Health Summit last August. Learn about the injury prevention and trauma sectors and how local advocates and programs may engage with this network.
Presenter: Jennifer Northway

Enhancing Economic Agency For Survivors
This is an introduction to survivor-centered economic agency framework and curriculum, including the newly released Economic Security for Survivors Atlas from The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice and the Moving Ahead Through Financial Management curriculum from the Allstate Foundation. The webinar will connect economic strategies to resources and advocacy work to enhance survivor financial capacity. It will highlight innovative work at current domestic violence programs, including a demonstration of the Fort Bend County Women’s Center survivor specific economic stability website and offer advocate tips for credit building and microloan initiatives such as The Independence Project.
Presenters: Mona Muro and Vesna Anic

HHSC Webinars 

These webinars:

  • provide foundational information focused on developing your knowledge of family violence systems currently in place;
  • extend knowledge of advocacy best practices;
  • meet HHSC training requirements for new advocates;
  • are not required in training new employees of family violence programs;
  • and are offered free of charge but programs are responsible for monitoring completion and credits.

TCFV does not provide Continuing Education Units (CEU) for previously recorded webinars.  

Advocacy with Peer Counseling Techniques
This webinar focuses on peer counseling techniques. The movement to end intimate partner violence has a rich history of peer-to-peer support and empowerment-based services, which can be improved upon with the help of social science research. Recent research has highlighted best practices for micro and macro advocacy with survivors of domestic violence. In this presentation, research supported techniques and approaches to peer counseling with be discussed. Survivor-centered interpersonal skills will be emphasized, with strategies for implementation. Self-care planning for addressing occupational stresses when providing peer counseling will be explored. Meets HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404. cont. (c) Direct service employees and their supervisors must also receive training on the following: (3) Peer counseling techniques.
Presenter: Leila Wood, PhD

Civil Rights Laws and Regulations
Texas Health and Human Services agencies and their contractors are required to comply with state and federal civil rights requirements. This presentation will cover the requirements for providers who serve HHS clients. Meets HHSC Rule Requirement – §379.404. cont. (c) Direct service employees and their supervisors must also receive training on the following: (9) Applicable civil rights laws and regulations.
Presenter: Paula Traffas

Crisis Intervention
This webinar will provide all employees with a definition of crisis intervention, characteristics of crisis within a framework of family violence services, assessment/intervention skills and strategies and referrals. Safety planning is an important component of crisis intervention and will be discussed throughout the webinar. Meets HHSC Rule requirement §379.404. cont. (c) Direct service employees and their supervisors must also receive training on the following: (1) Crisis Intervention.
Presenter: Margaret Bassett, LPC-S

Current Texas Laws Addressing Family Violence
This webinar will provide advocates with a basic understanding of legal definitions and law pertaining to family violence. Extensive information about criminal and civil legal options available for family violence and survivors in Texas and updates on family violence-related laws are the focus. Topic areas which will be addressed include advocacy versus legal definitions of family violence, criminal legal options for holding offenders accountable, protective orders, and divorce and custody remedies. Meets HHSC Rule Requirement – §379.404. New Employee Orientation and Training. (3) A brief summary of current Texas laws that address family violence issues.
Presenter: Tracy Grinstead-Everly, JD

Dynamics of Family Violence
In your role as an advocate, understanding the fundamentals of family violence is vital to your work. This webinar will equip you with an understanding of the forces binding victims to their abusers. You will walk away from this presentation feeling equipped to assist victims with breaking the cycle of violence in their lives. Meets HHSC Rule Requirement – §379.404. New Employee Orientation and Training. (1) Dynamics of family violence.
Presenter: Roy Rios

Economic Options for Victims of Family Violence
The Economic Options for Victims and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence webinar will provide an overview of economic abuse, the connections between survivor safety and economic stability, and the importance of developing survivor-centered economic justice advocacy and programming. Participants will be introduced to state and federal economic related relief and options available to survivors including housing protections, the family violence option for TANF recipients, and financial literacy. This webinar will meet the new requirement for HHSC-funded family violence programs to provide training to new employees and direct service volunteers about economic options for victims of family violence. Meets HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404. cont. (c) Direct service employees and their supervisors must also receive training on the following: 6) Economic options for victims of family violence.
Presenter: Molly Woodward

HHSC Required Policy and Procedures
This webinar will provide a broad overview of the required policies under the Health and Human Service Commission Family Violence Program including the framework for services to survivors of family violence and program policies. Participants will learn about these required policies as well as how to implement survivor-centered advocacy while following state regulations. Meets HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404. cont. (c) Direct service employees and their supervisors must also receive training on the following: (7) The center’s policies and procedures, including all Health and Human Services Commission required policies and procedures.
Presenters: Molly Voyles and Elise Fleming 

Legal Options for Survivors of Family Violence
This webinar will provide advocates an orientation to the different legal options available to survivors. Survivors of family violence may be involved with many different systems at the same time (i.e., CPS, Criminal Court, & Family Court). This webinar will provide advocates with resources and options available within these different systems to help survivors feel empowered and confident in accessing the resources available. Meets HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404. cont. (c) Direct service employees and their supervisors must also receive training on the following: (5) Legal options for victims of family violence.

Risk Assessment and Safety Planning for Victims of Family Violence
This Webinar focuses on providing information about the importance of assessing risk and lethality for victims of family violence. It will offer information to increase knowledge of the importance of assessing and the development of a safety plan that is appropriate to the level of risk. Meets HHSC Rule requirement §379.404. cont. (c) Direct service employees and their supervisors must also receive training on the following: (4) Risk assessment and safety planning for victims of family violence.
Presenter: Barbie Brashear

Hotline Skills 
Hotline Advocates are often the first connection survivors make when seeking services, and, as such, they are responsible for setting a tone that conveys the program is a safe, welcoming, and accessible resource.  This webinar is designed to assist Advocates in developing and enhancing their skill set in responding to the complexities of family violence through hotline calls.  

Catalog & Archive

Unauthorized Practice of Law- Regulations, Laws, and Policies
Legal advocates at family violence programs are required to maintain knowledge about the legal system, to provide effective advocacy for their clients. However, care must be taken so that such advocacy does not become or appear to be legal advice, which could affect community support and collaboration or even result in charges of unauthorized practice of law.
Presenter: Tracy Grinstead-Everly, JD

African American Teens and Dating Violence
The workshop examines the issues of African American adolescents who are in abusive relationships. The workshop will focus on the intersection of teen dating violence and adolescent development. The session will provide information on the connection between teen culture, African American culture, and community norms.
Presenter: Debra Mitchell-Ibe

Trauma-Informed Services with Survivors of Family Violence
This webinar will explore the concept of Fallot and Harris’ core values of trauma-informed interactions. Understanding the context of certain patterns of behavior helps us to more respectfully and effectively interact and serve survivors. This session will also include recommendations for strategies that integrate these core values into centers’ existing services.
Presenter: Michelle (Shell) Schwartz


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