May

2015

Friday

(1 Event)

May
1

State and Local Partners Meeting

LocationTazewell

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.

ContactSherrie Goggans
804.377.0335
sgoggans@vsdvalliance.org

Tuesday

(1 Event)

May
5

TA Call: Pets and Domestic Violence

10am

Time10am - 11am

LocationTeleconference

DescriptionTechnical assistance calls are free for all staff and volunteers of member Sexual and Domestic
Violence Agencies. Details about each session will be sent out via email and posted on our website at least one month ahead.

Please register through the Action Alliance website at www.vsdvalliance.org.

ContactTraining Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Wednesday

(1 Event)

May
6

Basic Advocacy Training: Sexual Violence Advocacy

9am

Time9am - 4pm

LocationRichmond

DescriptionThis training introduces concepts about rape culture and challenges related to changing social norms across the social ecological model; advocacy with sexual assault survivors; beliefs about healthy sexuality; ethics and confidentiality; and relationship building for successful community collaborations.

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 and materials. 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.

ContactTraining Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Thursday

(1 Event)

May
7

Basic Advocacy Training: Domestic Violence Advocacy

9am

Time9am - 4pm

LocationRichmond

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.

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 and materials. 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.

ContactTraining Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Thursday

(1 Event)

May
14

Action Alliance Governing Body Meeting

LocationRichmond

Description

Contact

Tuesday

(1 Event)

May
19

Building Domestic Violence Program Capacity to Address Reproductive and Sexual Coercion

All Day

TimeAll Day

LocationNorthern Virginia

DescriptionIn 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.

Trainers will draw from national resources provided by Futures Without Violence and lessons learned from Virginia’s Project Connect initiative.

Participants will become familiar with the Action Alliance’s new resource, “Reproductive and Sexual Coercion: A Toolkit for Sexual and Domestic Violence Advocates,” which provides user-friendly and modifiable tools and samples that can be easily incorporated into agency programming.

Intended audience: Staff & volunteers of Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies, Healthcare.

Cost: Free, lunch not provided.

Please register at www.vsdvalliance.org.

ContactTraining Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Tuesday

(1 Event)

May
26

Building Domestic Violence Program Capacity to Address Reproductive and Sexual Coercion

All Day

TimeAll Day

LocationSouthwest Virginia

DescriptionIn 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.

Trainers will draw from national resources provided by Futures Without Violence and lessons learned from Virginia’s Project Connect initiative.

Participants will become familiar with the Action Alliance’s new resource, “Reproductive and Sexual Coercion: A Toolkit for Sexual and Domestic Violence Advocates,” which provides user-friendly and modifiable tools and samples that can be easily incorporated into agency programming.

Intended audience: Staff & volunteers of Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies, Healthcare.

Cost: Free, lunch not provided.

Please register at www.vsdvalliance.org.

ContactTraining Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

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