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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.

In Her Shoes (1.5)

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.

Engaging and Supporting Women and Girls as Leaders of Violence Prevention Efforts (4.0)

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.

Media Literacy for Prevention (1.5)

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.

Primary Prevention 101 (1.5)

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.