August

2016

Wednesday

(1 Event)

August
3

CONTINUING ADVOCACY TRAINING: "LEGAL ADVOCACY”

9:30am

Time9:30am - 4pm

LocationAction Alliance Training Center, Richmond

DescriptionThis training explores how to provide effective legal advocacy with an enhanced understanding of available civil/criminal legal system remedies, the unique needs of underserved survivors, and nuances related to the Virginia Code, Protective Orders, and Victim’s Rights. This training requires participants to have a basic understanding of sexual and domestic violence.

CATs offer advocates and allied professionals a chance to dig deeper and continue to build critical skills needed to enhance the response to and prevention of sexual and domestic violence.

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

Wednesday

(1 Event)

August
10

CONFERENCE: "THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: PREVENTING/RESPONDING TO SEXUAL AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES"

All Day

Date8/10/16 - 8/12/16 All Day

LocationRichmond

DescriptionTHE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS:
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY STRATEGIES TO PREVENT AND RESPOND TO SEXUAL & INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

“I was leaving the South
to fling myself into the unknown . . .
I was taking a part of the South
to transplant in alien soil,
to see if it could grow differently,
if it could drink of new and cool rains,
bend in strange winds,
respond to the warmth of other suns
and, perhaps, to bloom”
--Richard Wright

Many people not only experience sexual and intimate partner violence, they also experience layers of oppression (examples: racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, and sexism). Understanding the great harm racism has created for individuals, families, and our communities in Virginia, the Action Alliance has committed to building within the coalition an anti-racist framework from which to address sexual and intimate partner violence.

In order to fully end violence (like sexual and intimate partner violence) happening within communities, we must also work to address violence directed against communities like police brutality, racism, economic exploitation, and mass incarceration.

This conference will establish an environment for diverse professionals working to address and prevent sexual and intimate partner violence to work together with community leaders to understand existing factors that increase vulnerability for violence and decrease access to conventional survivor support mechanisms for African-American communities across Virginia.

Through workshops, keynote addresses, and networking sessions, the Action Alliance seeks to:
•reduce the impact of lethal violence experienced by African-American women in Virginia;

•create opportunities for African-American people, especially men, to engage in culturally relevant prevention initiatives that are community driven;

•expand an understanding about how multiple and intersecting oppressions contribute to an increased vulnerability to violence and decreases opportunities for survivors to access resources that are responsive to their individual or unique needs; and,

•explore the impact of racism and privilege on how violence operates in people’s lives and is addressed by diverse systems.

For more information, contact the Training Institute or visit www.vsdvalliance.org/training.

ContactAction Alliance Training Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Thursday

(1 Event)

August
11

CONFERENCE: "THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: PREVENTING/RESPONDING TO SEXUAL AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES"

All Day

Date8/10/16 - 8/12/16 All Day

LocationRichmond

DescriptionTHE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS:
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY STRATEGIES TO PREVENT AND RESPOND TO SEXUAL & INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

“I was leaving the South
to fling myself into the unknown . . .
I was taking a part of the South
to transplant in alien soil,
to see if it could grow differently,
if it could drink of new and cool rains,
bend in strange winds,
respond to the warmth of other suns
and, perhaps, to bloom”
--Richard Wright

Many people not only experience sexual and intimate partner violence, they also experience layers of oppression (examples: racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, and sexism). Understanding the great harm racism has created for individuals, families, and our communities in Virginia, the Action Alliance has committed to building within the coalition an anti-racist framework from which to address sexual and intimate partner violence.

In order to fully end violence (like sexual and intimate partner violence) happening within communities, we must also work to address violence directed against communities like police brutality, racism, economic exploitation, and mass incarceration.

This conference will establish an environment for diverse professionals working to address and prevent sexual and intimate partner violence to work together with community leaders to understand existing factors that increase vulnerability for violence and decrease access to conventional survivor support mechanisms for African-American communities across Virginia.

Through workshops, keynote addresses, and networking sessions, the Action Alliance seeks to:
•reduce the impact of lethal violence experienced by African-American women in Virginia;

•create opportunities for African-American people, especially men, to engage in culturally relevant prevention initiatives that are community driven;

•expand an understanding about how multiple and intersecting oppressions contribute to an increased vulnerability to violence and decreases opportunities for survivors to access resources that are responsive to their individual or unique needs; and,

•explore the impact of racism and privilege on how violence operates in people’s lives and is addressed by diverse systems.

For more information, contact the Training Institute or visit www.vsdvalliance.org/training.

ContactAction Alliance Training Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Friday

(1 Event)

August
12

CONFERENCE: "THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: PREVENTING/RESPONDING TO SEXUAL AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES"

All Day

Date8/10/16 - 8/12/16 All Day

LocationRichmond

DescriptionTHE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS:
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY STRATEGIES TO PREVENT AND RESPOND TO SEXUAL & INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

“I was leaving the South
to fling myself into the unknown . . .
I was taking a part of the South
to transplant in alien soil,
to see if it could grow differently,
if it could drink of new and cool rains,
bend in strange winds,
respond to the warmth of other suns
and, perhaps, to bloom”
--Richard Wright

Many people not only experience sexual and intimate partner violence, they also experience layers of oppression (examples: racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, and sexism). Understanding the great harm racism has created for individuals, families, and our communities in Virginia, the Action Alliance has committed to building within the coalition an anti-racist framework from which to address sexual and intimate partner violence.

In order to fully end violence (like sexual and intimate partner violence) happening within communities, we must also work to address violence directed against communities like police brutality, racism, economic exploitation, and mass incarceration.

This conference will establish an environment for diverse professionals working to address and prevent sexual and intimate partner violence to work together with community leaders to understand existing factors that increase vulnerability for violence and decrease access to conventional survivor support mechanisms for African-American communities across Virginia.

Through workshops, keynote addresses, and networking sessions, the Action Alliance seeks to:
•reduce the impact of lethal violence experienced by African-American women in Virginia;

•create opportunities for African-American people, especially men, to engage in culturally relevant prevention initiatives that are community driven;

•expand an understanding about how multiple and intersecting oppressions contribute to an increased vulnerability to violence and decreases opportunities for survivors to access resources that are responsive to their individual or unique needs; and,

•explore the impact of racism and privilege on how violence operates in people’s lives and is addressed by diverse systems.

For more information, contact the Training Institute or visit www.vsdvalliance.org/training.

ContactAction Alliance Training Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Tuesday

(2 Events)

August
16

BASIC ADVOCACY TRAINING: "CRISIS INTERVENTION”

9:30am

Time9:30am - 4pm

LocationAction Alliance Training Center, Richmond

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

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

REGISTRATION (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

WEBINAR: "HOW TRAUMA IS WOVEN INTO OUR DNA”

10am

Time10am - 11am

Location

DescriptionFULL TITLE: "It's All in the Genes: How Trauma is Woven Into Our DNA"

Intergenerational trauma is not a new concept for advocates helping survivors deal with their past and present. Now, science is taking this concept even further – suggesting that our genes can carry memories of trauma experienced by generations past and that this can influence how we cope with stress and trauma. The implications of this new science on how services are provided to survivors of trauma are profound. This webinar will examine this new science and how it can transform the provision of services to survivors.

COST:
FREE for all Action Alliance Members
$30 for Non-Members

REGISTER (copy link):
https://app.etapestry.com/cart/VirginiaSexualDomestic/cart2/category.php?ref=196.0.237351662

ContactAction Alliance Training Institute
804.377.0335
training@vsdvalliance.org

Thursday

(1 Event)

August
18

State and Local Partners Meeting

10am

Time10am - 3pm

LocationRadford

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.

This meeting will be facilitated by Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Contact
804.377.0335
info@vsdvalliance.org

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