TA Call: Homelessness Prevention Strategies for DV Survivors
Time10am - 11am
DescriptionThe main purpose of homelessness prevention activities is to avoid a disruptive and costly homelessness episode for households. Homelessness prevention can include:Rental and utility deposits, short-term rental assistance, case management and legal assistance to help a household remain in its current housing, and assistance to obtain new housing without entering a shelter. Helping survivors maintain their housing decreases their burden of economic hardship, housing instability, and uncertain futures as they work toward establishing safety for them and their children. Increasing capacity to support survivors through prevention assistance aligns with the aim of the domestic violence movement to broaden survivors’ options, create alternatives to remaining in abusive homes, and reduce the degree to which survivors are re-victimized in the aftermath of abuse.
Presenter: Nichele Carver, DHCD
State and Local Partners Meeting
Time10am - 3pm
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 session will cover:
Host Agency Highlights - Avalon: A Center for Women and Children
State Partner Agency updates and information sharing
Regional Trends; Community Collaborations; Prevention
Resource Sharing/Celebrating Success
The meeting will be held at:
Williamsburg Health Foundation
SunTrust Building, 2nd Floor
4801 Courthouse Street, Suite 201
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Basic Advocacy Training: Child & Youth Advocacy
Time9am - 4pm
DescriptionThis training explores the ways in which children and youth are impacted by violence perpetrated against significant adults in their lives; the scope of physical and sexual violence perpetrated against children and youth; personal and community values about children and youth; policies related to reporting child abuse/neglect; unique issues of legal protections, confidentiality, empowerment, and culturally appropriate services for children and youth.
Basic Advocacy Trainings are designed for advocates working with people who have experienced/are experiencing sexual and/or domestic violence. While this series is designed for staff and volunteers of Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies (SDVAs), the content is also helpful to allied professionals such as healthcare providers, therapists/counselors, homeless services, faith communities, social workers, and more. The trainings help participants learn about and practice many of the basic skills necessary for effective advocacy.
Cost: The registration fee for all Basic Advocacy Trainings is $45, and includes lunch andmaterials. Discounts are available to Action Alliance members.
All scheduled Basic Advocacy Trainings will be held in Richmond. Should you be interested in bringing a Basic Advocacy Training to your area, visit our website and submit a request.
Register at www.vsdvalliance.org.
Webinar: VAdata for New Staff
Time10am - 11:30am
DescriptionIn this webinar, participants will learn the basics about VAdata - overview of VAdata
forms, tools, and reports.
This webinar would also be beneficial for staff who have not had a VAdata training in a while; there are lots of new tools, reports, and other utilities to support ease of data entry and data quality.
Register at www.vsdvalliance.org.