Domestic Violence in Affluent Communities: Signs, Myths, and Barriers to Seeking Services

May 24, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Often, when people think of domestic violence, it is viewed as a problem among the poor. This common misconception leaves many who live in affluent communities feeling isolated and alone. On May 24, 2017, DVN will facilitate a webinar to explore some of the common misconceptions about domestic violence and those who live in wealthy communities. Join the discussion as we continue to look at the intersection of domestic violence and economics.

Transitional Housing Program Designs: Taking a Closer Look at Model Programs

April 18, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

During this webinar there will be time given for questions and participants are encouraged to connect to the webinar audio via phone in order to interact with the presenters. Directions for connecting to the webinar audio via phone will be given in the registration confirmation email.

Protecting Victims and Communities from Firearms in Domestic Violence Cases: Collaborative Strategies

April 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Is your community doing all it can to prevent firearms-related violence perpetrated by abusers in DV cases? Are you encountering challenges to implementing existing state, tribal, and federal firearms restrictions? Learn about strategies for effective implementation at all stages of civil and criminal domestic violence cases, as well as a new national project, the Firearms Pilot Site Initiative, through which the NCJFCJ and other national experts will provide communities with in-depth TA, training, and other support.

Navigating the Ever-Changing Waters of Immigration: Challenges and Solutions for Working with Survivors Without Legal Status

March 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide participants with information on the processes and best practices of the accredited in-house immigration services at the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (CASFV) in El Paso, Texas. CASFV is the largest comprehensive provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services on the U.S./Mexico border and has been providing immigration services for 16 years.

Facilitating Groups with Men Who Batter - Webinar

March 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Often when the police are called for domestic violence, men who batter are arrested, convicted, and then likely sent to a batterers intervention program. What community support, programming, facilitation, and skills are needed to address men’s violence against women in a batterers intervention program? When men who batter are court ordered to group process, there needs to an analysis of key elements of abusive behavior and then a process to identify alternative beliefs and behaviors. The group process needs to be reflective and encourage critical thinking.

Alcohol and Sexual Assault

March 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

How does alcohol affect female and male bodies differently? “But what if they were both drunk? Doesn’t that mean they raped each other?” How do perpetrators intentionally use alcohol to make victims vulnerable? What should Title IX investigators know about alcohol and sexual assault? What can investigators and prosecutors do if victims cannot remember what happened?