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Regional Membership Meetings

Regional Membership Meetings are held in each region of Texas and include complimentary customized training specific to each region’s needs, along with program sharing and invaluable networking opportunities for family violence program leadership and staff. Non-members are welcome! 

Membership Meeting Topics

Strategic planning that is fun and efficient: Yes, it’s possible!
TCFV’s strength-based approach can simplify the process of developing an individual project, an event, or a programmatic plan. This training increases staff productivity by incorporating their passions and interests into workplans that uplift the goals of the organization. At the end of the session, participants will have acquired tools to run an efficient strategic planning meeting.

85th Legislative Session Update
This training summarizes several of the important legislative developments relating to family violence from the most current Texas Legislative Session.

Strengthening Survivor Safety Through Community Collaborations
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.

Battering Intervention & Prevention Programs: What Every Advocate Should Know
This training explores the essentials of Battering Intervention & Prevention (BIPP) that every family violence advocate needs to know. Participants will walk away with a thorough understanding of the theory of BIPP, accreditation standards and guidelines all BIPPs must follow, curricula descriptions, and ways to support and safety plan with survivors whose partners may enter BIPP.

Expanding Community Collaborations to Promote Resiliency in Children Exposed to Family Violence     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.

Immigrants’ Access to Economic Options
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.

Economic Options for Survivors
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.

Navigating Safety: The Use and Misuse of Technology & Intimate Partner Violence
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.

Encouraging Youth Leadership for Prevention
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.

Protective Orders
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.