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At TCFV, our goal is to ensure family violence advocates and allies have the support and technical assistance to provide survivor-centered, trauma informed services. Our trainings can be tailored to emphasize the areas of greatest interest and need. Please select your intended audience below to view our available training sessions. 

How to Request a Training

  1. Review TCFV’s current available training topics. Topics are divided by the audience who will be receiving the training. 
  2. Fill out the training request form.
  3. TCFV will contact you within a week to discuss your training needs.
  4. In some cases, we’ll refer you to local programs or other experts to meet your training needs. In other cases, we’ll refer your training request to the experts on our team who will set up the logistics and other details of your training.

Please be aware that TCFV members are given priority access to customized trainings. Criminal justice and government organizations are also given priority access to customized trainings. Trainings should be requested at least 6-8 weeks in advance of your desired training date.

Audience

All Audiences

Navigating Safety: The Use and Misuse of Technology & Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

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.


Creating Safer Spaces: Mental Health & Trauma (2.0)

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.


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.


In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence (Regular and Classroom Edition) (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 dynamics of teen dating abuse.


Engaging and Supporting Women and Girls as Leaders of Violence Prevention Efforts (3.0)

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.


Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

This training highlights activities, resources and strategies that have been used by prevention advocates as they engage men and boys in violence prevention.


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.


Planning for the Long Term: Program Planning, Capacity Assessment, and Evaluation (4.0)

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.


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.


Advocates

Fundamentals of Coordinated Community Response (Consultation)

This session will teach participants the integral tools needed to enhance community coordination and collaboration. Participants will walk away with knowledge on five different approaches to coordinated community response to family violence and will have the opportunity to practice collaboration and coordination as a unit.


Osnium Tips, Tricks and Training (Consultation)

The TCFV consultant focuses on the capabilities of your Osnium database by providing information and guidance which may include how to enter data, how to query particular information, how to effectively run reports and other tips on how to make the most of your Osnium database.


Expanding Community Collaborations to Promote Resiliency in Children Exposed to Family Violence (2.0)

This training focuses on the recommendations from the Senate Bill 434 Task Force on the Intersections of Domestic Violence, Child Maltreatment and Child Exposure to Domestic Violence. It will explore how your program can build and strengthen community collaborations around these intersecting issues in your region. It will focus on national and statewide models and best practices for building resiliency and connection between survivors of family violence and their children, for strengthening advocacy for survivors of family violence and their children within the CPS system, and through avenues for working with perpetrators of family violence who are parents.


Interagency Collaborations: A Holistic Community Response to Domestic Violence (2.0)

This training focuses on how programs can build and strengthen community alliances within the criminal and civil judicial systems. It focuses on national and statewide models and best practices for building resilient connections between agencies to strengthen advocacy for survivors throughout the community and promote victim safety. This training also offers an opportunity to discuss creative ways to overcome potential obstacles specific to your community.


Immigrants’ Access to Economic Options (1.5)

This training outlines federal and state law in terms of immigrants' access to public benefits, including benefits and services available to all individuals, regardless of their status. The workshop also highlights various programs and options that are available and strategizes creative opportunities to explore as advocates work with immigrant survivors towards gaining economic stability.


Advocating Within the CPS System (1.5)

This training equips advocates with the information they need to support survivors and their children involved in the child welfare system.  It focuses on facilitating stronger working relationships between DFPS and family violence programs, reviews resources to support advocates working with survivor clients and highlights the changes within DFPS that aim to produce better outcomes for children and families. 


Navigating the Texas Child Support System: How to Advocate for Survivors of Family Violence (1.5)

This training provides participants with basic information about the child support system and the protections that exist in the system for survivors of family violence.


Economic Options for Survivors (1.5)

This training details the various economic resources and protections available to survivors of family violence, sexual assault and stalking. In addition, it will include information on public benefits, unemployment compensation, housing remedies, utility waivers and child support. The training also explores various creative ways for survivors to gain more financial stability such as economic education and tax returns. TCFV staff can tailor this training to emphasize the areas of greatest interest and need.


Incorporating Financial Literacy into Advocacy with Survivors (1.0)

This training highlights the importance of weaving financial literacy/education and economic advocacy into advocates’ every day work with survivors. The Allstate “Moving Ahead Through Money Management” curriculum will be introduced as well as opportunities throughout the year for advocates to learn more about financial issues critical to survivors’ safety.

TCFV is also able to provide longer, in depth train the trainer session on the various modules of the Allstate Curriculum as requested.


Legislative Update (1.5)

This training summarizes several of the important legislative developments relating to family violence from the most current Texas Legislative Session.


Legislative Advocacy (1)

This training provides an overview of the legislative process in Texas and covers the basics of legislative advocacy including simplified tips for lobbying as a non-profit organization and differentiating the ways in which advocates can effectively educate and inform policy makers on the issues critical to programs and survivors outside of the scope of lobbying. Presenters review the different types of laws created at the federal versus state levels and discuss the differences between law and policy, as well as interject ways to influence systems and practices outside of the legislative realm.


Protective Orders (1.5)

This interactive training provides participants with information about the laws, policies and practicalities of working with protective orders. Participants will gain knowledge about the purpose and terms of protective orders and the importance of a coordinated community response to support survivors. Topics include comparing protective and restraining orders, types of relief available, enforcement, foreign protective orders, the intersection of protective orders and firearms, and the role of protective orders in family law cases.


Immigration Remedies for Survivors (1.5)

This training provides participants with basic information with multiple remedies potentially available to the clients they serve, including VAWA self-petitioning, U-Visas (crime victims’ visas) and T-Visa (trafficking visas), as well as offer a general overview of immigrants’ rights and strategies for advocacy within the immigration system.


Using Advocates as Expert Witnesses (1.0)

This training provides tools for attorneys and advocates to work collaboratively to offer expert witness testimony in family violence cases.  Participants who are advocates will learn how to serve as expert witness to explain victim behavior and the unique nature of this crime, while civil attorneys and prosecutors will learn how to use advocates in this capacity to bolster their cases and support victims. 


Unauthorized Practice of Law (1.0)

This training helps legal advocates differentiate their role of assisting clients in navigating the civil and criminal justice systems from providing legal advice. Preventing accusations of Unauthorized Practice of Law is crucial to avoiding liability concerns, maintaining positive relationships with legal system officials and providing the best possible advocacy for survivors.


Texas Laws Affecting Family Violence (2.0)

This training provides a basic understanding of civil and criminal laws pertaining to family violence. Legal options for survivors and best practice justice system responses are discussed, as are updates on family violence-related laws. This training is appropriate for advocates or a collaborative audience.


Empowering Clients to Navigate the System Safely (1.5)

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.


Preparing Your Client for Court (2.0)

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.


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.


Family Violence Program Policies & Procedures

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.


Sustaining the Movement: Self-Care for Family Violence Advocates (1.5)

This training provides information on the importance of self-care, how to recognize and prevent burnout, and the effects of vicarious or secondary trauma.


Power and Privilege (1.5 - 2.0)

This training invites participants to explore their own biases, power, and privilege in order to understand how this may impact their work with survivors. 


Survivor Relocation (2.0)

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.


Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) (0.5) Webinar only

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.


Navigating Safety: The Use and Misuse of Technology & Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

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.


LGBTQ Communities & Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

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.


The Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): When Men are Victims (1.5)

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.


The Intersections of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (2.0)

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.


Survivor-Centered Advocacy: Navigating Rules Reduction (2.0)

This training explores the advocacy framework that staff at family violence programs employ to provide services and how to support survivor-centered, advocacy services. It will also provide an overview of the philosophy behind reducing rules for service provision and participants will spend time analyzing specific rules with an aim of reducing them.


Documentation & Confidentiality (1.5)

This training offers an overview of state and federal confidentiality guidelines as well as how these are implemented when creating and maintaining survivor files and interacting with other systems.


Ethics and Boundaries: A Survivor Centered Approach (2.5 – 3.0)

This training provides strategies to establish healthy boundaries in a survivor-centered and ethically responsible manner. Participants will learn how to utilize a trauma-informed approach to address ethical dilemmas while maintaining boundaries and minimizing further barriers on survivors.


Creating Safer Spaces: Building Connections through Hotline Advocacy (1.5 – 2.0)

This training explores the elements of successfully providing advocacy on a crisis hotline. Participants will leave with enhanced skills to promote strong connections with survivors while engaging them into the safety of their program.


Creating Safer Spaces: Conflict Resolution (2.0)

This training provides residential staff wider context and practical skills for navigating challenging situations that may arise in service provision and how to create an environment to resolve issues constructively. Participants will gain knowledge about how trauma can intersect with communal living while exploring effective communication styles and techniques to de-escalate explosive situations.


Creating Safer Spaces: Developing Safety Plans with Survivors (2.0)

This training reviews core advocacy skills for assessing risks and safety planning. Participants will gain understanding of how to adapt their safety planning skills to meet the complexities of survivors’ lives.


Creating Safer Spaces: Mental Health & Trauma (2.0)

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.


Creating Safer Spaces: Introduction to Empowering Advocacy

This session will provide foundational training for advocates on supporting a survivor-defined service environment. Participants will learn about how to create open communication and support survivor choice as well as how to discuss challenging situations when they arise.


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.


Integrating Primary Prevention with Batterer Intervention and Prevention Programming (3.0)

This training compels participants to move beyond traditional tertiary prevention efforts and instead move towards creating battering intervention and prevention programs rooted in a social change primary prevention framework.


Supporting Youth Leadership for Teen Dating Abuse Prevention (1.5 to 3.0)

This training explores a variety of methods to engage youth as leaders in preventing dating abuse. Participants will learn the methods of peer networking, bystander intervention, service learning, and other approaches to support teens to prevent violence while developing youth leadership and partnership.


Creative Strength: Using Writing and Art in Prevention with Teens (1.5 to 3.0)

This interactive workshop uses creative writing and art to engage youth and adults in the prevention of dating violence. Participants will explore activities that enliven learning, deepen reflection, and develop social and emotional skills.

This training can be done solely with youth allies or with youth allies and their youth together.


Beyond One Teen at a Time: Long-Term Prevention in Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Activities (1.5)

This training provides an overview of the dynamics of teen dating abuse and presents current best practices for prevention, including the use of multi-session education and comprehensive strategies to authentically engage youth. This training also focuses on methods, curricula, and tools that programs can use to deliver quality teen dating abuse prevention programming in their diverse communities.


Creating Space: A Facilitation Training for Adults Working With Youth (1.5)

This workshop addresses what facilitators can do to construct a physical and emotional space that fosters youth leadership. The facilitator will address both small group and classroom settings and will address some of the obstacles adult facilitators face, including assessing facilitator blind spots.


In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence (Regular and Classroom Edition) (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 dynamics of teen dating abuse.


Engaging and Supporting Women and Girls as Leaders of Violence Prevention Efforts (3.0)

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.


Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

This training highlights activities, resources and strategies that have been used by prevention advocates as they engage men and boys in violence prevention.


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.


Fueling Prevention Programming with the Power of a Community's Stories (2.0)

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.


EDs

Non-Profit Cost Allocation Planning (Consultation)

This session offers organizations the tools needed to develop and implement a comprehensive Cost Allocation Plan. 


The Essentials of a Successful Thrift Store (Consultation)

This session provides tools needed to operate a successful thrift store. Participants will receive guidance on analyzing the market, donor and volunteer recruitment, and policy and procedures development.


Strategic Visioning (Consultation)

This session explores key aspects of building and sustaining a high performance organization through strategic planning.


Philanthropy 101 (Consultation)

This session offers a more in-depth review and on how your organization can raise money to make a difference for your cause.  Participants will develop fundraising plans, learn how to cultivate and sustain donor relations, and strengthen proposal development skills.


Donor Cultivation and Research (Consultation)

This session provides strategies to identify, cultivate, and solicit key donors.


Foundations: Roles and Responsibilities (Consultation)

This session introduces board members to the fundamentals of effective governance by defining the basic roles and responsibilities of the board and examining strategies for building effective board structures.


Fundraising (Consultation)

This session provides strategies to increase and/or bolster existing fundraising plans while defining the board’s role in fundraising. 


Board Recruitment (Consultation)

This session offers strategies to recruit committed individuals to serve on your board who are not only qualified but share the perspectives that align with your organization’s goals and needs. Participants will also receive personalized assistance for building an effective training and orientation plan. 


Board Confidentiality

This training offers an overview of the state and federal confidentiality guidelines to ensure board members have the information required to safeguard the organization they serve.


Advocating Within the CPS System (1.5)

This training equips advocates with the information they need to support survivors and their children involved in the child welfare system.  It focuses on facilitating stronger working relationships between DFPS and family violence programs, reviews resources to support advocates working with survivor clients and highlights the changes within DFPS that aim to produce better outcomes for children and families. 


Navigating Safety: The Use and Misuse of Technology & Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

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.


Survivor-Centered Advocacy: Navigating Rules Reduction (2.0)

This training explores the advocacy framework that staff at family violence programs employ to provide services and how to support survivor-centered, advocacy services. It will also provide an overview of the philosophy behind reducing rules for service provision and participants will spend time analyzing specific rules with an aim of reducing them.


Creating Safer Spaces: Mental Health & Trauma (2.0)

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.


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.


In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence (Regular and Classroom Edition) (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 dynamics of teen dating abuse.


Engaging and Supporting Women and Girls as Leaders of Violence Prevention Efforts (3.0)

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.


Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

This training highlights activities, resources and strategies that have been used by prevention advocates as they engage men and boys in violence prevention.


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.


Planning for the Long Term: Program Planning, Capacity Assessment, and Evaluation (4.0)

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.


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.


BIPP

Fundamentals of Coordinated Community Response (Consultation)

This session will teach participants the integral tools needed to enhance community coordination and collaboration. Participants will walk away with knowledge on five different approaches to coordinated community response to family violence and will have the opportunity to practice collaboration and coordination as a unit.


The Language of Accountability (1.5)

This training equips BIPP facilitators to address statements by group members that minimize, deny or justify their abusive behaviors and foster reflection that increases accountability. Participants will gain skills to avoid collusion and increase accountability in their programs.


Batterers Intervention and Prevention Programs: Vital to a Coordinated Community Response (1.5)

This training provides an overview of BIPPS and information to support collaborative community partnerships.


Interagency Collaborations: A Holistic Community Response to Domestic Violence (2.0)

This training focuses on how programs can build and strengthen community alliances within the criminal and civil judicial systems. It focuses on national and statewide models and best practices for building resilient connections between agencies to strengthen advocacy for survivors throughout the community and promote victim safety. This training also offers an opportunity to discuss creative ways to overcome potential obstacles specific to your community.


Navigating Safety: The Use and Misuse of Technology & Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

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.


Creating Safer Spaces: Mental Health & Trauma (2.0)

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.


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.


Integrating Primary Prevention with Batterer Intervention and Prevention Programming (3.0)

This training compels participants to move beyond traditional tertiary prevention efforts and instead move towards creating battering intervention and prevention programs rooted in a social change primary prevention framework.


Creative Strength: Using Writing and Art in Prevention with Teens (1.5 to 3.0)

This interactive workshop uses creative writing and art to engage youth and adults in the prevention of dating violence. Participants will explore activities that enliven learning, deepen reflection, and develop social and emotional skills.

This training can be done solely with youth allies or with youth allies and their youth together.


In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence (Regular and Classroom Edition) (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 dynamics of teen dating abuse.


Engaging and Supporting Women and Girls as Leaders of Violence Prevention Efforts (3.0)

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.


Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

This training highlights activities, resources and strategies that have been used by prevention advocates as they engage men and boys in violence prevention.


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.


Planning for the Long Term: Program Planning, Capacity Assessment, and Evaluation (4.0)

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.


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.


Prevention

Navigating Safety: The Use and Misuse of Technology & Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

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.


The Intersections of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (2.0)

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.


Creating Safer Spaces: Developing Safety Plans with Survivors (2.0)

This training reviews core advocacy skills for assessing risks and safety planning. Participants will gain understanding of how to adapt their safety planning skills to meet the complexities of survivors’ lives.


Creating Safer Spaces: Mental Health & Trauma (2.0)

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.


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.


Integrating Primary Prevention with Batterer Intervention and Prevention Programming (3.0)

This training compels participants to move beyond traditional tertiary prevention efforts and instead move towards creating battering intervention and prevention programs rooted in a social change primary prevention framework.


Supporting Youth Leadership for Teen Dating Abuse Prevention (1.5 to 3.0)

This training explores a variety of methods to engage youth as leaders in preventing dating abuse. Participants will learn the methods of peer networking, bystander intervention, service learning, and other approaches to support teens to prevent violence while developing youth leadership and partnership.


Creative Strength: Using Writing and Art in Prevention with Teens (1.5 to 3.0)

This interactive workshop uses creative writing and art to engage youth and adults in the prevention of dating violence. Participants will explore activities that enliven learning, deepen reflection, and develop social and emotional skills.

This training can be done solely with youth allies or with youth allies and their youth together.


Beyond One Teen at a Time: Long-Term Prevention in Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Activities (1.5)

This training provides an overview of the dynamics of teen dating abuse and presents current best practices for prevention, including the use of multi-session education and comprehensive strategies to authentically engage youth. This training also focuses on methods, curricula, and tools that programs can use to deliver quality teen dating abuse prevention programming in their diverse communities.


Creating Space: A Facilitation Training for Adults Working With Youth (1.5)

This workshop addresses what facilitators can do to construct a physical and emotional space that fosters youth leadership. The facilitator will address both small group and classroom settings and will address some of the obstacles adult facilitators face, including assessing facilitator blind spots.


In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence (Regular and Classroom Edition) (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 dynamics of teen dating abuse.


Engaging and Supporting Women and Girls as Leaders of Violence Prevention Efforts (3.0)

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.


Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

This training highlights activities, resources and strategies that have been used by prevention advocates as they engage men and boys in violence prevention.


Coaching Boys into Men (1.5)

This “train-the-trainers” session offers support to start a Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) initiative. Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is a Coaches Leadership Program that partners with athletic coaches to help young male athletes practice respect towards themselves and others. In the process, young athletes become active bystanders that intervene when they see harassing and violent behavior towards women and girls.


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.


Fueling Prevention Programming with the Power of a Community's Stories (2.0)

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.


Engaging Allies in Preventing Domestic Violence (1.5 – 3.0)

This training leads participants through the process of working with their communities to prevent violence. Presenters will guide participants through the process of identifying potential partners in prevention, learn effective engagement strategies, and design an action plan for community involvement in prevention.


Crisis Intervention Guidance for Prevention Workers (4.0)

This session introduces the key elements and practices used in established protocols for handling disclosures of abuse. Participants will receive guidance in drafting individualized protocols that incorporate crisis intervention best practices while allowing them to focus on their prevention efforts. Lastly, and probably most importantly, participants will consider several strategies for maintaining their own wellness and preventing secondary trauma.


Planning for the Long Term: Program Planning, Capacity Assessment, and Evaluation (4.0)

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.


Strength-Based Program Planning (3.0)

This coached session incorporates a strengths-based approach to building program plans that allow for individual staff’s passion and interests. By the end of this session, participants will develop a solid three-month action plan designed to build towards the successful implementation of their program’s goals.


Primary Prevention 202: Program Planning, Evaluation and Funding (4.0)

This training examines the need for long-term program planning along with program capacity assessments and utilizes interactive facilitation methods to introduce helpful planning and assessment tools. 


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.


CPS

Fundamentals of Coordinated Community Response (Consultation)

This session will teach participants the integral tools needed to enhance community coordination and collaboration. Participants will walk away with knowledge on five different approaches to coordinated community response to family violence and will have the opportunity to practice collaboration and coordination as a unit.


Expanding Community Collaborations to Promote Resiliency in Children Exposed to Family Violence (2.0)

This training focuses on the recommendations from the Senate Bill 434 Task Force on the Intersections of Domestic Violence, Child Maltreatment and Child Exposure to Domestic Violence. It will explore how your program can build and strengthen community collaborations around these intersecting issues in your region. It will focus on national and statewide models and best practices for building resiliency and connection between survivors of family violence and their children, for strengthening advocacy for survivors of family violence and their children within the CPS system, and through avenues for working with perpetrators of family violence who are parents.


Interagency Collaborations: A Holistic Community Response to Domestic Violence (2.0)

This training focuses on how programs can build and strengthen community alliances within the criminal and civil judicial systems. It focuses on national and statewide models and best practices for building resilient connections between agencies to strengthen advocacy for survivors throughout the community and promote victim safety. This training also offers an opportunity to discuss creative ways to overcome potential obstacles specific to your community.


Advocating Within the CPS System (1.5)

This training equips advocates with the information they need to support survivors and their children involved in the child welfare system.  It focuses on facilitating stronger working relationships between DFPS and family violence programs, reviews resources to support advocates working with survivor clients and highlights the changes within DFPS that aim to produce better outcomes for children and families. 


Navigating Safety: The Use and Misuse of Technology & Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

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.


The Intersections of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (2.0)

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.


Creating Safer Spaces: Developing Safety Plans with Survivors (2.0)

This training reviews core advocacy skills for assessing risks and safety planning. Participants will gain understanding of how to adapt their safety planning skills to meet the complexities of survivors’ lives.


Creating Safer Spaces: Mental Health & Trauma (2.0)

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.


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.


Beyond One Teen at a Time: Long-Term Prevention in Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Activities (1.5)

This training provides an overview of the dynamics of teen dating abuse and presents current best practices for prevention, including the use of multi-session education and comprehensive strategies to authentically engage youth. This training also focuses on methods, curricula, and tools that programs can use to deliver quality teen dating abuse prevention programming in their diverse communities.


In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence (Regular and Classroom Edition) (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 dynamics of teen dating abuse.


Engaging and Supporting Women and Girls as Leaders of Violence Prevention Efforts (3.0)

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.


Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

This training highlights activities, resources and strategies that have been used by prevention advocates as they engage men and boys in violence prevention.


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.


Fueling Prevention Programming with the Power of a Community's Stories (2.0)

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.


Planning for the Long Term: Program Planning, Capacity Assessment, and Evaluation (4.0)

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.


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.


Legal & Criminal Justice

Fundamentals of Coordinated Community Response (Consultation)

This session will teach participants the integral tools needed to enhance community coordination and collaboration. Participants will walk away with knowledge on five different approaches to coordinated community response to family violence and will have the opportunity to practice collaboration and coordination as a unit.


Interagency Collaborations: A Holistic Community Response to Domestic Violence (2.0)

This training focuses on how programs can build and strengthen community alliances within the criminal and civil judicial systems. It focuses on national and statewide models and best practices for building resilient connections between agencies to strengthen advocacy for survivors throughout the community and promote victim safety. This training also offers an opportunity to discuss creative ways to overcome potential obstacles specific to your community.


Immigrants’ Access to Economic Options (1.5)

This training outlines federal and state law in terms of immigrants' access to public benefits, including benefits and services available to all individuals, regardless of their status. The workshop also highlights various programs and options that are available and strategizes creative opportunities to explore as advocates work with immigrant survivors towards gaining economic stability.


Advocating Within the CPS System (1.5)

This training equips advocates with the information they need to support survivors and their children involved in the child welfare system.  It focuses on facilitating stronger working relationships between DFPS and family violence programs, reviews resources to support advocates working with survivor clients and highlights the changes within DFPS that aim to produce better outcomes for children and families. 


Navigating the Texas Child Support System: How to Advocate for Survivors of Family Violence (1.5)

This training provides participants with basic information about the child support system and the protections that exist in the system for survivors of family violence.


Legislative Update (1.5)

This training summarizes several of the important legislative developments relating to family violence from the most current Texas Legislative Session.


Legislative Advocacy (1)

This training provides an overview of the legislative process in Texas and covers the basics of legislative advocacy including simplified tips for lobbying as a non-profit organization and differentiating the ways in which advocates can effectively educate and inform policy makers on the issues critical to programs and survivors outside of the scope of lobbying. Presenters review the different types of laws created at the federal versus state levels and discuss the differences between law and policy, as well as interject ways to influence systems and practices outside of the legislative realm.


Protective Orders (1.5)

This interactive training provides participants with information about the laws, policies and practicalities of working with protective orders. Participants will gain knowledge about the purpose and terms of protective orders and the importance of a coordinated community response to support survivors. Topics include comparing protective and restraining orders, types of relief available, enforcement, foreign protective orders, the intersection of protective orders and firearms, and the role of protective orders in family law cases.


Immigration Remedies for Survivors (1.5)

This training provides participants with basic information with multiple remedies potentially available to the clients they serve, including VAWA self-petitioning, U-Visas (crime victims’ visas) and T-Visa (trafficking visas), as well as offer a general overview of immigrants’ rights and strategies for advocacy within the immigration system.


Using Advocates as Expert Witnesses (1.0)

This training provides tools for attorneys and advocates to work collaboratively to offer expert witness testimony in family violence cases.  Participants who are advocates will learn how to serve as expert witness to explain victim behavior and the unique nature of this crime, while civil attorneys and prosecutors will learn how to use advocates in this capacity to bolster their cases and support victims. 


Unauthorized Practice of Law (1.0)

This training helps legal advocates differentiate their role of assisting clients in navigating the civil and criminal justice systems from providing legal advice. Preventing accusations of Unauthorized Practice of Law is crucial to avoiding liability concerns, maintaining positive relationships with legal system officials and providing the best possible advocacy for survivors.


Texas Laws Affecting Family Violence (2.0)

This training provides a basic understanding of civil and criminal laws pertaining to family violence. Legal options for survivors and best practice justice system responses are discussed, as are updates on family violence-related laws. This training is appropriate for advocates or a collaborative audience.


Empowering Clients to Navigate the System Safely (1.5)

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.


Preparing Your Client for Court (2.0)

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.


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.


Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) (0.5) Webinar only

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.


Navigating Safety: The Use and Misuse of Technology & Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

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.


Creating Safer Spaces: Mental Health & Trauma (2.0)

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.


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.


In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence (Regular and Classroom Edition) (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 dynamics of teen dating abuse.


Engaging and Supporting Women and Girls as Leaders of Violence Prevention Efforts (3.0)

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.


Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

This training highlights activities, resources and strategies that have been used by prevention advocates as they engage men and boys in violence prevention.


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.


Fueling Prevention Programming with the Power of a Community's Stories (2.0)

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.


Planning for the Long Term: Program Planning, Capacity Assessment, and Evaluation (4.0)

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.


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.


Health

Fundamentals of Coordinated Community Response (Consultation)

This session will teach participants the integral tools needed to enhance community coordination and collaboration. Participants will walk away with knowledge on five different approaches to coordinated community response to family violence and will have the opportunity to practice collaboration and coordination as a unit.


Expanding Community Collaborations to Promote Resiliency in Children Exposed to Family Violence (2.0)

This training focuses on the recommendations from the Senate Bill 434 Task Force on the Intersections of Domestic Violence, Child Maltreatment and Child Exposure to Domestic Violence. It will explore how your program can build and strengthen community collaborations around these intersecting issues in your region. It will focus on national and statewide models and best practices for building resiliency and connection between survivors of family violence and their children, for strengthening advocacy for survivors of family violence and their children within the CPS system, and through avenues for working with perpetrators of family violence who are parents.


Interagency Collaborations: A Holistic Community Response to Domestic Violence (2.0)

This training focuses on how programs can build and strengthen community alliances within the criminal and civil judicial systems. It focuses on national and statewide models and best practices for building resilient connections between agencies to strengthen advocacy for survivors throughout the community and promote victim safety. This training also offers an opportunity to discuss creative ways to overcome potential obstacles specific to your community.


Navigating Safety: The Use and Misuse of Technology & Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

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.


The Intersections of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (2.0)

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.


Creating Safer Spaces: Developing Safety Plans with Survivors (2.0)

This training reviews core advocacy skills for assessing risks and safety planning. Participants will gain understanding of how to adapt their safety planning skills to meet the complexities of survivors’ lives.


Creating Safer Spaces: Mental Health & Trauma (2.0)

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.


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.


In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence (Regular and Classroom Edition) (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 dynamics of teen dating abuse.


Engaging and Supporting Women and Girls as Leaders of Violence Prevention Efforts (3.0)

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.


Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (1.5)

This training highlights activities, resources and strategies that have been used by prevention advocates as they engage men and boys in violence prevention.


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.


Fueling Prevention Programming with the Power of a Community's Stories (2.0)

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.


Planning for the Long Term: Program Planning, Capacity Assessment, and Evaluation (4.0)

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.


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.


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