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July 2018
$65.00 - $105.00

Principles of Primary Prevention

July 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Primary prevention programs are focused on reducing or eliminating the first-time perpetration of sexual violence and intimate partner violence SV/IPV. This means figuring out what factors make some people more at-risk to perpetrate SV/IPV, and changing or interrupting those factors. This training delves into the key concepts underlying this innovative work, highlights promising practices from the field, and includes an overview of Virginia’s Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence used by sexual and domestic…

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$130.00 - $210.00

Advocacy 101: The Basics

July 17 @ 9:30 am - July 18 @ 4:00 pm

Over 2 days, this training will explore trauma-informed advocacy as the framework for providing sexual and domestic violence services in a culturally-responsive manner. We will address fundamental issues such as sexual and domestic violence within the context of rape/victim blaming culture, what it means to be culturally-responsive, practice basic crisis intervention skills, highlight prevention strategies, and more. This training is an interactive, creative space and is designed for new advocates or seasoned advocates who want a refresher and to stay…

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$350.00 - $500.00

DO YOU Certification Training

July 25 @ 9:30 am - July 26 @ 4:00 pm

DO YOU: Building Youth Resilience Through Creative Expression is a primary prevention strategy to address teen dating violence, sexual harassment, and bullying by promoting positive youth development and healthy relationships. This training is designed for adult facilitators and teen mentors (who are peer facilitators) interested in implementing DO YOU in their communities. This comprehensive training will equip you with all materials and experience necessary to successfully implement the 10-session DO YOU program locally with small groups of teens ages 13-16.

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August 2018
Free

Free Peer Recovery Specialist Training

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) Training Description: The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) is pleased to announce an upcoming Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) training. The 72-hour training curriculum focuses on the principles and philosophy of recovery, facilitating learning by relating the training to the participant’s personal, lived experience in their own recovery. The 72-hour training provides practice in core skills of peer-to-peer support. DBHDS PRS training is acknowledged by the Virginia Certification Board and the Virginia Board of…

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$65.00 - $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: LGBTQ 201

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Survivors who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer experience unique barriers when seeking services from sexual and domestic violence advocacy agencies and allied professionals. This training will go from theory to practice making direct links between sexism and homophobia/transphobia and its impact on survivors with particular focus on trans* communities and experiences. Participants will explore advocacy and assessment techniques, dig into the impact of sexual violence across the LGBTQ spectrum, and discover concrete action steps to build a more…

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Microaggressions in the Workplace”

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPEAKER: Jonathan Zur (President & CEO, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities) | DESCRIPTION: Microaggressions have been defined as “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities.” While they may not result in formal complaints or lawsuits, they do have consequences when it comes to morale, engagement, and retention. This session will explore the concept of microaggressions and will help participants identify effective strategies to prevent and interrupt these indignities when they arise in the workplace.

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$65.00 - $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Serving the Whole Person

August 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This CAT is intended to help build capacity and improve collaboration between domestic violence programs (DVPs) and Community Service Boards (CSBs) in Virginia. Appropriate for domestic and sexual violence agency professionals and professionals working in the behavioral health field, particularly those working for CSBs. Policymakers in social services, criminal justice, mental health, and substance use could also benefit from this training. As a result of this training, participants will be better able to: Understand the essential dynamics, philosophical frameworks, best…

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$65.00 - $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Racial Justice as Trauma Informed Advocacy

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This training will examine how institutional and systemic racism create disparities in experiences between survivors of color and survivors who are white (including disparities in access to resources and support following trauma exposure), why a racial justice lens is integral to trauma-informed advocacy and prevention, and specific examples of how the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has integrated a racial justice lens into aspects of its work.

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September 2018
$65.00 - $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Legal Advocacy

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This training explores how to provide effective legal advocacy with an enhanced understanding of available civil/criminal legal system remedies, the unique needs of underserved survivors, and nuances related to the Virginia Code, Protective Orders, and Victim’s Rights. This training requires participants to have a basic understanding of sexual and domestic violence.

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$130.00 - $210.00

Advocacy 101: The Basics

September 11 @ 9:30 am - September 12 @ 4:30 pm

Over 2 days, this training will explore trauma-informed advocacy as the framework for providing sexual and domestic violence services in a culturally-responsive manner. We will address fundamental issues such as sexual and domestic violence within the context of rape/victim blaming culture, what it means to be culturally-responsive, practice basic crisis intervention skills, highlight prevention strategies, and more. This training is an interactive, creative space and is designed for new advocates or seasoned advocates who want a refresher and to stay…

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$65.00 - $105.00

Principles of Primary Prevention

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Primary prevention programs are focused on reducing or eliminating the first-time perpetration of sexual violence and intimate partner violence SV/IPV. This means figuring out what factors make some people more at-risk to perpetrate SV/IPV, and changing or interrupting those factors. This training delves into the key concepts underlying this innovative work, highlights promising practices from the field, and includes an overview of Virginia’s Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence used by sexual and domestic…

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$65.00 - $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Reproductive and Sexual Coercion

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

In this training participants will increase their understanding of reproductive health and sexuality, sexual coercion screening and program best practices, and how to implement successful partnerships with key healthcare providers in their locality.

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October 2018
$65.00 - $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Racial Justice as Trauma Informed Advocacy

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This training will examine how institutional and systemic racism create disparities in experiences between survivors of color and survivors who are white (including disparities in access to resources and support following trauma exposure), why a racial justice lens is integral to trauma-informed advocacy and prevention, and specific examples of how the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has integrated a racial justice lens into aspects of its work.

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Religious Diversity and the December Dilemma”

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPEAKER: Amandeep Singh Sidhu (Co-Founder, The Sikh Coalition)| DESCRIPTION: Religion and spirituality show up in the workplace in overt and subtle ways on a regular basis, from observed holidays, to employee attire and jewelry, to office decorations and foods, and even to informal discussions among colleagues. These expressions of faith can be opportunities to come together, or they can create deep divisions that impact employee satisfaction and retention. This session will consider strategies to promote respectful religious pluralism in the…

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$65.00 - $105.00

Continuing Advocacy Training: Working with Survivors who are Immigrants

October 23 @ 9:30 am - October 24 @ 4:00 pm

A full two-day training that explores the diverse and unique needs of survivors who are immigrants including VAWA immigration remedies, language and cultural differences, community outreach, and agency capacity building to serve survivors from immigrant communities. This training offers advocates an opportunity to build on their assets to better serve immigrant survivors while paying attention to the very real barriers experienced by these survivors.

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November 2018
$65.00 - $105.00

Principles of Primary Prevention

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Primary prevention programs are focused on reducing or eliminating the first-time perpetration of sexual violence and intimate partner violence SV/IPV. This means figuring out what factors make some people more at-risk to perpetrate SV/IPV, and changing or interrupting those factors. This training delves into the key concepts underlying this innovative work, highlights promising practices from the field, and includes an overview of Virginia’s Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence used by sexual and domestic…

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December 2018
Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “WIN Summit: Moving from Awareness to Action”

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPEAKER: Facilitated by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities| DESCRIPTION: The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will facilitate a half-day session that will help participants explore how to move from awareness to action. Best practices will be highlighted and extended time will be provided for networking across organizations. In addition, case study scenarios will provide opportunities to apply learning. Participants will leave this session with ideas and plans to bring their heightened awareness back to their workplaces.

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