March

2015

Tuesday

(1 Event)

March
3

TA Call: Domestic Violence and Custody Concerns

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

Thursday

(1 Event)

March
5

Building Domestic Violence Program Capacity to Address Reproductive and Sexual Coercion

All Day

TimeAll Day

LocationRichmond

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)

March
10

Basic Advocacy Training: Crisis Intervention

9am

Time9am - 4pm

LocationRichmond

DescriptionThis training explores personal and institutional beliefs about crisis; an empowerment model
approach to crisis intervention; communication and response techniques; cultural influences on
crisis and crisis response; emotional and safety needs; problem solving.

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

Wednesday

(1 Event)

March
11

Basic Advocacy Training: Cultural Competency

9am

Time9am - 4pm

LocationRichmond

DescriptionThis training explores the definition of culture; stages of cultural competency in theory and practice; assessment of value difference as a source of tension; strategies for managing conflict; opportunities to increase appreciating and valuing difference.

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.

ContactTraining Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Thursday

(1 Event)

March
12

Action Alliance Governing Body Meeting

LocationCharlottesville

Description

Contact

Tuesday

(1 Event)

March
24

Building Domestic Violence Program Capacity to Address Reproductive and Sexual Coercion

All Day

TimeAll Day

LocationTidewater

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

Thursday

(1 Event)

March
26

Member Summits: Regional

10am

Time10am - 3pm

LocationHampton, NoVA, Radford

DescriptionWe will be holding regional member summits simultaneously in 3 different locations around Virginia. You'll learn about the policy work of the coalition and have an opportunity to share issues and concerns in your communities. Your thoughts and ideas will help guide our future policy work.

Lunch will be provided. Watch for registration information the week of Feb 23!

Radford:
Women's Resource Center
217 Grove Ave.
Radford, VA 24141

NoVA:
South County Human Services Center
8350 Richmond Highway Room 220
Alexandria VA

Hampton:
Alternatives, Inc.
359 Fenwick Road Building #263
Fort Monroe, VA 23561

ContactLinda Winston
804.377.0335
lwinston@vsdvalliance.org

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