Advocate Resources

Welcome to TCFV’s One in the Movement advocate resource center. This space holds a vast library of self-paced training programs, publications and links to resources for advocacy. Whether you’re a new or seasoned advocate, everything you might need is here!

If you are looking to dive deeper into any of the material via customized training, we can do that! Contact info@tcfv.org for more information.

Introduction to Advocacy

Below are several resources to get you started on your advocate journey. Our Essential Guide is a physical guide you can print, read, and refer to throughout your on-boarding. The other resources are webinars which offer training on the HHSC Rule Requirements in section 379.404 for New Employee Orientation and Training for Family Violence Survivor support agencies.

An Essential Guide to Advocacy

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The webinars below:

  • Provide foundational information focused on developing knowledge of family violence systems.
  • Will extend your knowledge of advocacy best practices.
  • Meet HHSC training requirements for new advocates.
  • Are not required in training new employees of family violence programs.
  • Are offered free of charge.

Programs are responsible for monitoring competition and credits. TCFV provides these webinars as an educational resource and offers Continuing Education Units (CEU) for only the webinars on the Webinato platform or Coalition Manager. We are working diligently to have all webinars available for CEUs.

 

Advocacy with Peer Counseling Techniques
Civil Rights Laws and Regulations
Crisis Intervention with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Dynamics of Family Violence
HHSC Required Policies and Procedures for FV Organizations
Hotline Skills
Legal Advocacy for Survivors (Legal Options for Survivors of FV)
Risk Assessment and Safety Planning for Victims of FV
Texas Civil Laws Affecting Victims of Violence
Texas Criminal Laws Affecting Victims of Violence
Cultural Humility: Margin to Center Approach

Join Jose Juan Lara and Samira Ghosh in looking at the macro/micro level implications of cultural humility.

This is in fulfillment of the HHSC Rule Requirements in section 379.404 for New Employees.

Record Date: 3 December 2019
Length: 1.5 hours
CEUs: SW, LMFT, LPC
Level: Beginner

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Helpful Resources:

National Center for Cultural Competence

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence

Dockery, A. M. (2020). Inter-generational transmission of Indigenous culture and children’s wellbeing: Evidence from Australia. Science Direct, 74, 80-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.11.001

 

Enhancing Your Advocacy

Advocate Career Satisfaction: Research on Occupational Stress, Peer Support, and Supervision
Survivors of Faith

Join Dr. Hind Jarrah with the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation in exploring trauma informed, culturally sensitive ways to support survivors of faith, particularly those who practice Islam. She also briefly discusses some elements of supporting practitioners of Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Record Date: 30 August 2018

Length: 1.25 hr

CEUs: SW, LPC, LMFT

Level: Beginner

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African American Teens and Dating Violence

Presenter: Debra Mitchell-Ibe

Record Date: 2013

Length: 1.50 hr

CEUs: SW, LPC, LMFT

Level: Beginner

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Enhancing Economic Agency For Survivors
Enhancing Safety Planning with Immigrant Survivors
Honoring Texas Victims: Identifying Trends to Inform DV Reponses
Women Veterans and Ten Years of War
What Do Funds Have to do with It? An Advocate's Guide to Grants
Know More, Do More: Recognizing and Responding to Stalking
Language, Culture and Gender-Based Violence: Ensuring Meaningful Access to Limited English Proficient Speakers and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals
Navigating the Intersections: Cultural Humility and Trauma-informed Approaches
Proceed! LGBTQ Legal Issues for Domestic Violence Advocates
Ready, Set, Taxes! Maximizing Tax Credits and Understanding the Tax and Health Coverage Intersection
ReCentering Services: Understanding Rules Reduction in Shelters and Services
Serving Human Trafficking Survivors in a Domestic Violence Setting
Understanding Reproductive Coercion
What Every Advocate Needs to Know about BIPP
Trauma-Informed Services with Survivors of Family Violence
Unresolved: Exploring the Impact of Trauma on Adolescent Brains
Safety Planning with Persons with Disabilities

Presenter: Cema Mastroleo

Record Date: 2013

Length: 1.00 hour

CEUs: SW, LMFT, LPC

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

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Unauthorized Practice of Law-Regulations, Laws, and Policies
When Women Use Violence in Intimate Relationships

Presenter: Melissa Scaia

Record Date: 2013

Length: 1.00 hour

CEUs: SW, LMFT, LPC

Level: Intermediate

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Women in Community and Context: Social Justice, Economic Security, and Personal Safety (Safety and Services)
Opening Our Doors to Men and Boys
We're in this Together: Folding Prevention into our Advocacy

Train the Trainer

To enhance your advocacy education series, we created an online Train the Trainer course for those who train advocates, volunteer advocates and/or community members. This six-module course presents the essential information needed in advocate training and offers coaching tips on how best to train with this material.

Train the Trainer is on-demand, so you can view the modules on your schedule, at your own pace. They contain interactive elements and activities so you can pause the recording to practice.

The six modules plus the supplemental module are CEU-certified. You will need to watch each module and complete its survey to receive your CEU certificate for that module.

Train the Trainer Introduction

Join us in exploring our One in the Movement’s Train the Trainer series. We’ll cover the series objectives, our methodology, and some logistical questions as well as the topics for each module. This live recording has a helpful Q&A at the end.

Record Date: 13 December 2018
Length: 0.50 hr
CEU: none
Level: All

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Train the Trainer Module 1 - Upskilling the Trainer

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
1) identify and train on the two main DV/SA training philosophies,
2) employ new and different facilitation skills,
3) recognize and plan for space and accessibility issues, and
4) manage group dynamics.

Record Date: 29 November 2018
Length: 1.75 hr
CEU: SW, LPC, LMFT
Level: All

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Train the Trainer Module 2 - Dyanmics of Domestic Violence

By the end of this module, you as a trainer will be able to:
1) identify and define the different types of abuse individuals experience,
2) explain why power and control cause domestic violence,
3) recognize the different tactics abusers use to control their partners, and
4) describe the equality wheel ad discuss the characteristics of equality in relationships.

Record Date: 30 November 2018
Length: 1.00 hr
CEU: SW, LPC, LMFT
Level: All

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Train the Trainer Module 3 - Power and Privilege

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
1) Understand the theory of power and privilege.
2) Identify how power and privilege can oppress and create oppressive systems.
3) Recognize the intersectionality of power and privilege and gender, race, nationality, sexuality, and class.
4) Determine how power and privilege influences domestic violence

Record Date: 08 December 2018
Length: 0.75 hr
CEU: SW, LPC, LMFT

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Train the Trainer Module 4 - Trauma Informed Care & Empowerment Based Advocacy

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
1) Understand the impact of trauma on survivors you work with​
​2) Utilize elements of trauma informed care in your advocacy​
​3) Develop a response to clients that is survivor defined and empowering.

Record Date: 12 December 2018
Length: 1.00 hr
CEU: SW, LPC, LMFT
Level: All

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Train the Trainer Module 5 - Advocacy Skills

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
1) Define a supportive relationship and explain the goal of supportive relationships.
2) Articulate the essential conditions for a supportive and empowering relationship.
3) Utilize active listening and validation techniques with survivors
4) Differentiate sympathy and empathy in survivor support.

Record Date: 20 December 2018
Length: 1.50 hour
CEU: SW, LPC, LMFT
Level: All

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Train the Trainer Module 6 - Safety Planning

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
1) Understand the philosophy of safety planning and help survivors create safety plans based on their specific needs.
2) Utilize survivor-centered advocacy techniques that focus on the survivors’ autonomy and unique strengths.
3) Encourage survivors to identify concerns and make their own decisions to increase their own safety in their relationship.
4) Assess for lethality and help survivors explore possible risks and options in a variety of areas of their life.
5) Identify the varying types of Protective Orders and integrate Protective Orders into survivor safety plans.

Record Date: 11 December 2018
Length: 1.00 hr
CEU: SW, LPC, LMFT
Level: All

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Train the Trainer Supplemental - TCFV Resources

By the end of this module:

1) Locate and utilize TCFV resources to enhance your professional development and the support you provide to survivors of Family Violence. 

Record Date: 27 November 2019

Length: 0.25 hr

CEUs: SW, LPC, LMFT

Level: All

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