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.

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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

These Online Trainings:

  • Provides foundational information focused on developing knowledge of family violence systems.
  • Extends your knowledge of advocacy best practices.
  • Meets HHSC training requirements for new advocates.
  • Are not required in training new employees of family violence programs.
  • Are totally free of charge!

Programs are responsible for monitoring competition and credits. TCFV offers Continuing Education Units (CEU) for the online training and provides these online trainings as an educational resource for your professional development.

Quick Note:

All of our training is in Coalition Manager (CM). You can have a personal account in CM that tracks all your training (in-person or online). Make sure to log into CM before registering.

If you don’t have an account, check with your program and email cm@tcfv.org.

Also know that you don’t have to log in to register, just make sure to download your CEU certificate when you are finished.

 

Dynamics of Domestic Violence

In your role as an advocate, understanding the fundamentals of family violence is vital to your work. Join Roy Rios in this webinar in exploring the forces binding victims to their abusers. You will walk away from this presentation feeling equipped to assist victims with navigating the tactics of power and control in their lives.

This webinar fulfills HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404, (b), (1).

Record Date: 2014

Length: 1.00

CEUs: SW, LPC, LMFT

Level: Beginner

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Current Texas Civil Laws Affecting Victims of Violence

Join us in exploring the foundatinal legal definitions and civil law pertaining to family violence. We will provide extensive information about civil legal options available for family violence and survivors in Texas and focus on updates on family violence-related laws. You will also learn about advocacy versus legal definitions of family violence, protective orders, and divorce and custody remedies.

This webinar fulfills in part the HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404, (b), (3).

Record Date: 20 February 2018

Length: 1.50

CEUS: SW, LMFT, LPC

LEVEL: Introductory – Beginner

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Current Texas Criminal Laws Affecting Victims of Violence

Further your exploration of Texas law affectiving victims of family violence with this training on legal definitions and criminal law pertaining to family violence. We’ll cover criminal legal options available for family violence victims and survivors in Texas and updates on family violence-related laws. You’ll also dive into the difference between advocacy and legal definitions of family violence, and learn about criminal legal options for holding offenders accountable, protective orders, and divorce and custody remedies.

This webinar fulfills in part the HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404, (b), (3).

Record Date: 20 February 2018

Length: 1.50

CEUS: SW, LMFT, LPC

LEVEL: Introductory – Beginner

Watch the Training

Federal, State, & Program Requirements for Confidentiality
Crisis Intervention with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Join Margart Bassett in exploring the 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.

This webinar fulfills HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404, (c), (1)

Record Date: 2014

Length: 1.5

CEUs: SW, LPC, LMFT

Level: Beginner

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Hotline Skills

Hotline Advocates are often the first connection survivors make when seeking services, and, as such, they are responsible for setting a tone that conveys the program is a safe, welcoming, and accessible resource. Join Mikisha Hooper in this webinar which will developing and enhance your skill set in responding to the complexities of family violence through hotline calls.

This webinar fulfills HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404, (c), (2).

Record Date: 2014

Length: 1.5

CEUs: SW, LPC, LMFT

Level: Beginner

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Advocacy with Peer Counseling Techniques

 

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, Leila Wood shares research on techniques and approaches to peer counseling. 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.

This webinar fulfills HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404, (c), (3).

Record Date: 2014

Length: 1.5

CEUs: SW, LPC, LMFT

Level: Beginner

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Risk Assessment and Survivor Safety Planning

Join TCFV and Barbie Brashear with the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council in identifying the importance of assessing risk and lethality for victims of family violence. You will also increase your knowledge of the importance of assessing and the development of a safety plan that is appropriate to the level of risk. Barbie additionally covers various risk assessments, so you can select the appropriate one for your role, agency, or the survivor need. 

This webinar fulfills HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404, (c), (4).

Record Date: 11 June 2019

Length: 1.50

CEUs: SW, LPC, LMFT

Level: Introductory, Beginner

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Legal Options for Victims of Family Violence

In this training, you will be orientated to the different systems, like CPS, Criminal Court and Family Court, that suriviors often are involved with at the same time. You will learn to help survivors feel empowered and confident in accessing the resources available.

This training fulfills HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404, (c), (5).

Record Date: 20 April 2018

Length: 1.00

CEUs: SW, LPC, LMFT

Level: Beginner

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Economic Options for Victims of Family Violence

Join us in 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.

This training fulfills HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404, (c), (6).

Record Date: 15 March 2018

Length: 1.50

CEUs: SW, LMFT, LPC

Level: Beginner

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HHSC Required Policies and Procedures for FV Organizations

This webinar provides 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.

Fulfills HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404, (c), (7).

Record Date: 7 March 2019

Length: 1.00

CEUS: SW, LPC, LMFT

Level: Introductory, Beginner

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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

Civil Rights Laws and Regulations

 Join Paula Traffas in exploring the civil rights requirements for agencies funded by Texas Health and Human Services and their contractors who serve HHSC clients.

This training fulfills HHSC Rule Requirement §379.404, (c), (9).

Record Date: 2014

Length: 1.00

CEUs: SW, LPC, LMFT

Level: Beginner

Watch the Training

Enhancing Your Advocacy

Below are numerous on-demand, online training opportuntities for you to deepen your advocacy skills and learn about nuances and facets of our movement.

Please click on the title below to be taken to the description and registration page. And make sure you log into your Coalition Manager account before you register!

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

Watch the Training

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 - Effects of Trauma on Survivors & 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

Watch the Training

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

Watch the Training

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