August

2015

Tuesday

(1 Event)

August
4

TA Call: Confidentiality Policy and Practice

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

Tuesday

(1 Event)

August
11

Basic Advocacy Training: Crisis Intervention

9am

Time9am - 4pm

LocationRichmond

DescriptionThis training explores personal and institutional beliefs about crisis; an empowerment modelapproach to crisis intervention; communication and response techniques; cultural influences oncrisis 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)

August
12

Basic Advocacy Training: Principles of Primary Prevention

9am

Time9am - 4pm

LocationRichmond

DescriptionPrimary prevention programs are focused on reducing or eliminating the first-time perpetration of sexual violence and intimate partner violence SV/IPV. This means figuring out what factors make some people more at-risk to perpetrate SV/IPV, and changing or interrupting those factors. This training delves into the key concepts underlying this innovative work, highlights promising practices from the field, and includes an overview of Virginia’s Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence used by sexual and domestic violence agencies throughout Virginia and across the country.

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

Friday

(1 Event)

August
14

State and Local Partners Meeting

10am

Time10am - 3pm

LocationLynchburg

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 session will cover:
Host Agency Highlights -YWCA of Central Virginia Domestic Violence Prevention Center and Sexual Assault Response Program
State Partner Agency updates and information sharing
Regional Trends; Community Collaborations; Prevention
Resource Sharing/Celebrating Success

The meeting will be held at:
United Way of Central Virginia
1010 Miller Park Square
Lynchburg, VA 24501

ContactSherrie Goggans
804.377.0335
sgoggans@vsdvalliance.org

Tuesday

(1 Event)

August
25

Webinar: VAdata for New Staff

10am

Time10am - 11:30am

LocationWebinar

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.

ContactTraining Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

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