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.
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 session explores the link between trauma and domestic violence as well as providing participants with tools for creating safer spaces that enhance the advocacy relationship.
This training, created by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is an interactive activity designed to give participants the opportunity to better understand the circumstances of family violence survivors and the choices they make about their relationships. This training encourages powerful conversation and brings to surface issues of safety, resources, personal choices, barriers, and a myriad of social service systems.
This training, created by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is an interactive activity designed to give participants the opportunity to better understand the dynamics of teen dating abuse.
This training explores ways to communicate the untold stories of women and girls’ contributions to the movement to end domestic, sexual, and dating violence and abuse—alongside ways to encourage women and girls’ leadership locally. Participants will review examples of best practices for promoting and supporting women and girls’ leadership and strategize ways to adapt those practices for use in their own communities.
This training highlights activities, resources and strategies that have been used by prevention advocates as they engage men and boys in violence prevention.
This training explores the role of media in normalizing gender-based violence through music and film. Participants will examine contemporary media messaging and understand how to use media literacy as a tool to counter dominant narratives of violence.
This training introduces participants to examples of programs that use storytelling to shape their prevention strategies. Participants will learn the basics of Popular Education methodologies and how to use community members’ stories to develop prevention strategies rooted in lived experience.
This coached session focuses on a holistic approach to program planning, setting an overall purpose, assessing program capacity, naming clear goals and benchmarks for success, and identifying evaluation methods.
This session will briefly cover the theory behind primary prevention and will focus on how to transform prevention efforts into impactful, long-term, community-driven efforts to prevent violence.