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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

Webinars

HHSC-Approved Training

These webinars provide foundational information focused on developing your knowledge on family violence systems currently in place. Participants should view each module and go through the presentation. These modules include topics that meet HHSC training requirements as well as topics that extend advocacy best practices.  The webinars highlighted below are designed to meet HHSC training requirements for new advocates. Family Violence Programs are not required to use these trainings for new employees, however they are offered free of charge as a resource.

Advocacy with Peer Counseling Techniques
Speaker: Leila Wood, MSW, PhD
1.50 SW Hours, 1.50 LPC Hours, 1.50 LMFT Hours. 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.

Civil Rights Laws and Regulations
Speaker: Paula Traffas, Texas HHSC, Civil Rights Office
1.00 SW Hours, 1.00 LPC Hours, 1.00 LMFT Hours. 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.

Crisis Intervention
Speaker: Margaret Bassett, LPC-S
1.50 SW Hours, 1.50 LPC Hours, 1.50 LMFT Hours. 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.

Current Texas Laws Addressing Family Violence
Speaker: Tracy Grinstead-Everly, JD, Policy Manager TCFV
1.50 SW Hours, 1.50 LPC Hours, 1.50 LMFT Hours. 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.

Dynamics of Family Violence
Speaker: Roy Rios, Family Violence Services Coordinator TCFV
1.00 SW Hours, 1.00 LPC Hours, 1.00 LMFT Hours. 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.

Economic Options for Victims of Family Violence
Speaker: Molly Woodward, Policy Coordinator TCFV
1.50 SW Hours, 1.50 LPC Hours, 1.50 LMFT Hours. 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.

HHSC Required Policy and Procedures
Speakers: Molly Voyles, TCFV Policy Manager and Elise Fleming, TCFV Policy Analyst
1.50 SW Hours, 1.50 LPC Hours, 1.50 LMFT Hours. 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.

Legal Options for Survivors of Family Violence
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1.50 SW Hours, 1.50 LPC Hours, 1.50 LMFT Hours. 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
Speaker: Barbie Brashear, Harrison County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
1.50 SW Hours, 1.50 LPC Hours, 1.50 LMFT Hours. 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.

Unauthorized Practice of Law- Regulations, Laws, and Policies
Speaker: Tracy Grinstead-Everly, JD, Public Policy Manager TCFV
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.

African American Teens and Dating Violence
Speaker: Debra Mitchell-Ibe, MSW
1.50 SW Hours, 1.50 LPC Hours, 1.50 LMFT Hours. 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.

Trauma-Informed Services with Survivors of Family Violence
Speaker: Michelle (Shell) Schwartz, Disability Services Program Director
1.00 SW Hours, 1.00 LPC Hours, 1.00 LMFT Hours. 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.

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