February

2016

Wednesday

(1 Event)

February
10

BASIC ADVOCACY TRAINING: "CHILD AND YOUTH ADVOCACY”

9:30am

Time9:30am - 4:00pm

LocationAction Alliance Training Center, Richmond

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.

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

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

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

Tuesday

(1 Event)

February
16

WEBINAR: "RACIAL JUSTICE AS TRAUMA-INFORMED ADVOCACY”

10am

Time10am - 11am

Location

DescriptionPresented by Action Alliance Staff Members

Action Alliance staff will discuss how institutional and systemic racism create disparities in experiences between survivors of color and survivors who are white (including disparities in access to resources and support following trauma exposure), why a racial justice lens is integral to trauma-informed advocacy and prevention, and specific examples of how the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has integrated a racial justice lens into aspects of its work.

COST:
Members of the Action Alliance - FREE
Non-members of the Action Alliance - Prices vary

REGISTER (copy link): https://app.etapestry.com/cart/VirginiaSexualDomestic/cart2/category.php?ref=196.0.235376709

ContactAction Alliance Training Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Thursday

(1 Event)

February
18

State and Local Partners Meeting

10am

Time10am - 3pm

LocationPortsmouth

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 - Help and Emergency Response (HER Shelter)
•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:

Help and Emergency Response (HER Shelter)
82 Channing Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23702

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

Contact
804-377-0335
info@vsdvalliance.org

Thursday

(1 Event)

February
25

CONTINUING ADVOCACY TRAINING: "REPRODUCTIVE & SEXUAL COERCION”

9:30am

Time9:30am - 4pm

LocationAction Alliance Training Center, Richmond

DescriptionFULL TITLE: "Building Domestic Violence Program Capacity to Address Reproductive and Sexual Coercion"

In 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 an modifiable tools and samples that can be easily incorporated into agency programming.

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=645.0.190257337

ContactAction Alliance Training Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

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