The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance is a diverse group of individuals and organizations that believe that ALL people have the right to a life free of violence. We recognize that sexual and domestic violence are linked to other forms of oppression.
Trainings on Request
We will build a training just for you. Put in your request here: http://www.vsdvalliance.org/#/training/by-request Here are just a few topics about which our staff and/or Training Institute Faculty are able to provide training or technical assistance: • Board development • Strategic planning • Community engagement • Media relations • Program development • Trauma stewardship • Staff retreats with team building activities • Any of the specialized training we provide for advocates or multidisciplinary audiences can be tailored to a specific agency or community request. Fees: Our standard fee for Trainings on Request is $750/day plus travel for1 trainer, $1200/day for 2 trainers. Fees may be reduced or waived for agencies that are members of the Action Alliance. If you have a training or technical assistance need, please complete this handy online request form and contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss how we can develop something especially for you!
Specialized Trainings for Multidisciplinary Audiences
Sign up for trainings here: http://www.vsdvalliance.org/#/training/trainings-offered • Primary Prevention Basics and Program Development • Topic specific biennial conferences • Virginia's Healthcare Response to Sexual Assault: Guidelines for the Acute Care of Adult and Post-Pubertal Adolescent Sexual Assault Patients • New topics added annually
Victim Advocacy Training
Sign up for trainings here: http://www.vsdvalliance.org/#/training/trainings-offered • Basic Advocacy Training on the following topics: Domestic Violence Sexual Violence Crisis Intervention Child and Youth Advocacy Cultural Competency • Continuing Advocacy Training on the following topics (more added each year): Legal Advocacy Dismantling Racism Working with Survivors who are LGBTQ Working with Survivors who are Immigrants
Building Healthy Futures
View the Peace Begins at Home video at: http://www.vsdvalliance.org/#/prevention/building-healthy-futures The Peace Begins at Home license plate is Virginia's only license plate to help fund prevention of sexual and domestic violence. Help us spread the word with these tools! Virginia’s Sexual and Domestic and Violence Advocacy Agencies are engaged in a wide variety of prevention efforts across the state - and they are struggling to fund those initiatives. Every dollar invested in prevention not only changes the lives of individuals, but also saves literally hundreds of dollars in the costs associated with future violence. However, public funding is very limited and less than 1/3 of Virginia’s Sexual and Domestic Violence Advocacy Agencies receive any of these limited funds. The Building Healthy Futures Fund will offer an opportunity for communities to work together to raise private dollars - to benefit everyone. Our first initiative to raise private dollars is a specialized license plate that supports the prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence. The Peace Begins at Home special license plates are now available at the DMV website.
DO YOU addresses youth violence, dating and sexual violence, sexual harassment, and bullying by confronting its root causes and enhancing protective factors (also referred to as building resilience) to promote positive development and healthy relationships for age 13-16 years old. The UnCurriculum (the facilitator’s guide for DO YOU uses primary prevention principles and creative expression in a strategy intended to prevent violence before it starts. To learn more about DO YOU - http://www.vsdvalliance.org/#/prevention/prevention-projects
The Red Flag Campaign
The Red Flag Campaign is the first statewide public awareness campaign to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on Virginia’s college campuses. Designed with a “bystander intervention” social norms strategy, the campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for dating violence in a friend’s relationship. To join as a campus - sign up at http://www.vsdvalliance.org/#/prevention/prevention-projects To see more about the campaign and to order supplies, go to: http://www.theredflagcampaign.org/