May

2016

Wednesday

(1 Event)

May
4

CONFERENCE: "THE HEART IS A MUSCLE: TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACHES TO SEXUAL AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE”

All Day

Date5/4/16 - 5/5/16 All Day

LocationCharlottesville

Description“The heart is a muscle. And what do muscles do when they are torn? They grow back stronger.”
- Ritu Ghatourey

Join us as we unpack what trauma means for survivors, service providers, caregivers, and entire communities and learn how we can collectively strengthen our trauma-informed
approaches to preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence.

This not-to-be missed conference will feature unforgettable presentations and discussions,
a screening of the highly acclaimed film, Paper Tigers, a Networking Social, and a Marketplace
where you can shop in support of survivors.

Renowned trauma expert and survivor, Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson, will be featured as our keynote. Dr. Russell T. Jones, a much-sought after trauma expert who has worked with the highest levels of government, will deliver an unforgettable plenary focused on intergenerational trauma and the impact of disasters on communities.

Internationally recognized vicarious trauma prevention and organizational sustainability expert and author Olga Phoenix will present back to back workshops and be available to talk with participants throughout the conference as an exhibitor.

Survivor, international security and mental health expert Mary Boardman will close out the conference with a riveting look at how she navigated multiple systems that were not equipped to help her heal, how she created her own path to healing – a story that all providers need to hear as we work towards interconnected and survivor-focused ways of providing services.

For further information and to register, visit:
www.vsdvalliance.org/training

ContactAction Alliance Training Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Thursday

(1 Event)

May
5

CONFERENCE: "THE HEART IS A MUSCLE: TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACHES TO SEXUAL AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE”

All Day

Date5/4/16 - 5/5/16 All Day

LocationCharlottesville

Description“The heart is a muscle. And what do muscles do when they are torn? They grow back stronger.”
- Ritu Ghatourey

Join us as we unpack what trauma means for survivors, service providers, caregivers, and entire communities and learn how we can collectively strengthen our trauma-informed
approaches to preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence.

This not-to-be missed conference will feature unforgettable presentations and discussions,
a screening of the highly acclaimed film, Paper Tigers, a Networking Social, and a Marketplace
where you can shop in support of survivors.

Renowned trauma expert and survivor, Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson, will be featured as our keynote. Dr. Russell T. Jones, a much-sought after trauma expert who has worked with the highest levels of government, will deliver an unforgettable plenary focused on intergenerational trauma and the impact of disasters on communities.

Internationally recognized vicarious trauma prevention and organizational sustainability expert and author Olga Phoenix will present back to back workshops and be available to talk with participants throughout the conference as an exhibitor.

Survivor, international security and mental health expert Mary Boardman will close out the conference with a riveting look at how she navigated multiple systems that were not equipped to help her heal, how she created her own path to healing – a story that all providers need to hear as we work towards interconnected and survivor-focused ways of providing services.

For further information and to register, visit:
www.vsdvalliance.org/training

ContactAction Alliance Training Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Wednesday

(1 Event)

May
11

WEBINAR: "MEETING THE NEEDS OF ELDER SURVIVORS”

10am

Time10am - 11am

Location

DescriptionFULL TITLE: "Why Age Matters (And Why it Totally Doesn't): Meeting the Needs of Elder Survivors"

Presented by Lisa Furr, GEAP Program Coordinator, Lethality Assessment Initiative, Office of the Attorney General

People who experience violence later in life face unique challenges and navigate service systems differently than younger and middle-age survivors. It can be very difficult for elder survivors to get meaningful domestic and sexual violence services, which have been designed primarily with younger people in mind. Yet all survivors - regardless of age or any other factor - deserve the same advocacy, the same respect, and the same access to services. So while the age of survivor matters, it also does not.

This webinar will provide an overview of elder abuse, examine the need for collaboration across systems, and offer examples of evidence-informed community strategies for addressing violence later in life.

COST:
FREE for all Action Alliance Members
$30 for Non-Members

REGISTER (copy link):
https://app.etapestry.com/cart/VirginiaSexualDomestic/cart2/category.php?ref=196.0.235988245

ContactAction Alliance Training Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Tuesday

(1 Event)

May
17

State and Local Partners Meeting

10am

Time10am - 3pm

LocationFront Royal

DescriptionThe target audience for these meetings, held quarterly throughout Virginia, are sexual and domestic violence agencies who receive funding from VDSS, DCJS, VDH and/or DHCD.

The meeting will be 10:00am-3:00pm with a break for lunch.

The agenda will cover:
•Host Agency Highlights - Phoenix Project and The Laurel Center
•State Partner Agency updates and information sharing
•Facilitated discussion on prevention programming & trauma informed service provision
•Facilitated discussion on local trends, innovations, and successes/challenges

The meeting will be held at:

Warren County Government Center - Community Meeting Room
220 N. Commerce Avenue
Front Royal, VA 22630

If you have any questions please contact your Action Alliance staff liaison at 804.377.0335.

Contact
803.377.0335
info@vsdvalliance.org

Wednesday

(1 Event)

May
18

BASIC ADVOCACY TRAINING: "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE”

9:30am

Time9:30am - 4pm

LocationAction Alliance Training Center, Richmond

DescriptionThis training explores: the root causes of domestic violence; beliefs about healthy relationships; risk factors and risk assessment; safety planning; legal advocacy; advocacy for parents on behalf of children; domestic violence laws in Virginia; confidentiality and safe recordkeeping; creating a multicultural environment; systems advocacy.

BAT trainings are designed for advocates working with people who have experienced/are experiencing sexual and/or domestic violence and are conducted by members of the Action Alliance Training Institute Faculty and Staff. While this series is designed for staff and volunteers of Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies (SDVAs), the content is also helpful to allied professionals including healthcare providers, therapists/counselors, homeless services, faith communities, social workers, victim/witness assistance staff, and more. The trainings help participants learn about and practice many of the basic skills necessary for effective advocacy. Each Basic Advocacy Training focuses on a topical area.

COST:
SDVA Member - $45.00
Professional or Affiliate Member - $55.00
Lifetime Member - $65.00
Non-members - $75.00

REGISTER (copy link):
https://app.etapestry.com/cart/VirginiaSexualDomestic/cart2/category.php?ref=645.0.190270635


All BAT Sessions are 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and will be held at the Action Alliance Training Center in Richmond.

ContactAction Alliance Training Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Thursday

(1 Event)

May
19

BASIC ADVOCACY TRAINING: "SEXUAL VIOLENCE”

9:30am

Time9:30am - 4pm

LocationAction Alliance Training Center, Richmond

DescriptionThis training explores: the root causes of sexual violence; the history of the anti-rape movement; beliefs about healthy sexuality; understanding trauma; advocacy at the time of an assault, related to past sexual violence, and in the context of larger issues; safe record-keeping and confidentiality protocols and practices; culturally appropriate service provision.

BAT training sessions are designed for advocates working with people who have experienced/are experiencing sexual and/or domestic violence and are conducted by members of the Action Alliance Training Institute Faculty and Staff. While this series is designed for staff and volunteers of Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies (SDVAs), the content is also helpful to allied professionals including healthcare providers, therapists/counselors, homeless services, faith communities, social workers, victim/witness assistance staff, and more. The trainings help participants learn about and practice many of the basic skills necessary for effective advocacy. Each Basic Advocacy Training focuses on a topical area.

COST:
SDVA Member - $45.00
Professional or Affiliate Member - $55.00
Lifetime Member - $65.00
Non-members - $75.00

REGISTER (copy link):
https://app.etapestry.com/cart/VirginiaSexualDomestic/cart2/category.php?ref=645.0.190270635

ContactAction Alliance Training Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

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