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    What Does It Mean To Be A Partner?

    We invite you to join our community partnership in the work to end domestic violence, at no cost to you or your organization. What does it mean to be a partner in the Network?  As a partner you will:

    • receive the Domestic Violence Network’s bi-monthly newsletter, Network News,

    • have an open invitation to join fellow Advocates in networking and resource sharing at monthly Advocate Group meetings,

    • have an open invitation for your entire staff to attend professional development trainings throughout the year,

    • join our e-mail list and receive the latest updates on issues around domestic violence, events, opportunities for engagement and needs of the community and the Network,

    • have continued access to available resources (e.g., Power of Images banners, printed literature and resources),

    • have access to shared information about the latest activities in local legislation,

    • have access to local domestic violence data and analysis to use for your specific needs such as grant proposals or outcome development,

    • have access to victim assistance funds as available, and

    • have a voice, input and involvement during all stages of the development and execution of the next Community Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence.

     

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    Advocates Group

    The Domestic Violence Network’s Advocates Group is a network of individuals from social service organizations, law enforcement agencies, judiciaries, prosecutors’ offices, health care institutions, faith-based organizations, and other stakeholders that share a concern about domestic violence in Central Indiana and interact with victims, survivors and/or perpetrators of domestic violence.

    The Domestic Violence Network facilitates monthly Advocates Group meetings to foster networking among community members working to end domestic violence, to share community resources and to provide opportunities for professional development. The Domestic Violence Network works to host the Advocates Group meetings at a new location each month to help familiarize participants with the facilities and services of partner organizations throughout Central Indiana. For more information about the Advocates Group, please contact Natalie Phillips, Training Services Manager.

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    Indiana Says NO MORE

    Indiana Says NO MORE is a local version of the national NO MORE campaign developed to radically increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. The cornerstone of Indiana Says NO MORE is a powerful Public Service Announcement that features multiple individuals from our community – men, women, young, and old – looking into the eyes of the viewer and declaring that “Indiana Says No More: Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.” You can view the PSA, pledge your support or become a campaign partner by visiting www.IndianaSaysNoMore.com.

    Power of Images

    In 2009, families of domestic violence homicide victims, domestic violence service providers, Vision3 Creative and the Domestic Violence Network came together to create Power of Images, a community-wide project to heighten public awareness and understanding about domestic violence in Central Indiana.

    To honor the memory and capture the impact of the deaths of 12 individuals from Central Indiana who have died as a result of domestic violence, 12 banners were designed that include images of each Honoree and a comment, quote, or summarized statement to capture the essence of the lost loved one’s life and impact of his/her death on the family, friends, and community.

    Individually, the Power of Images banners humanize the issue of domestic violence, appeal to broad audiences, and are appropriate to display in a variety of settings. Together, their message is a powerful means of raising awareness and encouraging community action to end domestic violence. View all of the Power of Images videos on DVN’s YouTube page.

    Annual Commemoration Ceremony

    Each October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Network hosts an Annual Commemoration Ceremony to celebrate survivors of domestic violence and honor those who have lost their lives to abuse in Marion, Hamilton, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks and Boone Counties.

    Shattering the Silence

    In 2002, WTHR’s Community Affair Director Angela Cain began an inspiring Shattering the Silence campaign to increase awareness about domestic violence in our community. Through Angela’s informational and compassionate programming, Shattering the Silence has played an invaluable role in helping Hoosiers to gain awareness of the devastating effects of domestic violence and how to reach out for help. Throughout the first ten years of the Shattering the Silence campaign, local emergency shelters and domestic violence service providers have received growing support for their work and calls to Central Indiana’s domestic violence help line at 211 have increased, allowing more victims and their children to gain access to safe shelter and crucial support services.  Learn more about how you can Shatter the Silence on domestic abuse.

    Date/Time Event
    05.24.2016
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Community Wide Plan Discussion
    Domestic Violence Network , Indianapolis IN
    05.24.2016
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Those who attend will discuss strategies to engage the community to recognize and understand domestic violence.

    05.24.2016
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Community Wide Plan Discussion-Housing
    Domestic Violence Network , Indianapolis IN
    05.24.2016
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Those who attend will discuss current housing options for those who experience violence and strategize for future programs.

    05.24.2016
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Discourse at the Intersections: HIV & Violence in LGBTQ Relationships 05.24.2016
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    This webinar explores the Northwest Network’s understanding of power and control in intimate relationships as it relates to the context and experiences of survivors and/or partners living with HIV/AIDS.   To support creative, effective advocacy solutions we will highlight the impacts, vulnerabilities, and barriers LGBTQ, HIV positive/affected individuals face as it relates to domestic violence, systems, and communities.  Through discussion and interactive activities, this session seeks  to create discourse on the best practices and implications for safety planning with LGBTQ survivors living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

    Presented by: Edric Figueroa, Community Advocate, the Northwest Network

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    05.25.2016
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Criminal Justice Response to Battered Defendants - Coordinated Community Response to Women's Use of Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships 05.25.2016
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 / 1:00-2:30pm Central Time                                       

    Content: This webinar will look at how to adapt a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to address battered woman as defendants. Join Mary and Melissa in discussing the development of Duluth’s criminal justice response to battered defendants.

    Presenters: Mary Asmus, Assistant City Attorney, Duluth, MN and Melissa Petrangelo Scaia, Executive Director of DAIP.

    Registration: There is a $20 fee for this webinar.

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    05.25.2016
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    "Measuring Trauma-Informed Practice: Tools for Organizations" 05.25.2016
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Given the high rates of trauma exposure in the general population, health and human service providers recognize the need to integrate trauma-informed practice (TIP) into their work. Trauma-informed practice supports, empowers, and respects service users and staff, and prioritizes the voices of program participants in all levels of the organization. As organizations move toward becoming more trauma-informed, they need ways to measure their progress in implementing trauma-informed principles and practices. Until recently, few tools existed to support them in doing so. This is an enormous gap, limiting organizations’ capacity to learn and grow or to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. This webinar will highlight two empirically supported measures of trauma-informed practice.

     

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    05.26.2016
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Community Wide Plan Discussion-People Who Batter and Abuse
    Domestic Violence Network , Indianapolis IN
    05.26.2016
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Those who attend will discuss current practices for re-entry and strategize for the future.

    06.07.2016
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    July Advocate's Group Meeting
    The Julian Center , Indianapolis IN
    06.07.2016
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Kristen Pulice from the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault (ICESA) will present on sexual assault. Registration is required for this training. Please contact Natalie Phillips at nphillips@dvnconnect.org if you have any questions.

    06.09.2016
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Trivia Night with the Network
    Bent Rail Brewery , Indianapolis IN
    06.09.2016
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of mind-bending trivia to help support our Karen Dees Self Sufficiency Fund! The event will begin at 6:00 pm, and trivia will begin at 6:30 pm. We ask that you bring your smarty pants friends, colleagues, and/or family members to create a team of 4-6 players. Each member of your team must purchase a ticket separately (see Eventbrite link) and we graciously ask that your team captain email Lindsay (lhill@dvnconnect.org) with your team name and team members’ names. Tickets at the door with be $15 so be sure to purchase ahead of time for a discount!

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    06.22.2016
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    A Domestic Violence-Informed Approach to Child Custody Decision-Making 06.22.2016
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Content: Notwithstanding an abundance of social science literature and persistent efforts to raise awareness about the adverse affects of domestic violence on children and parenting, family court systems across the U.S. are often poorly organized to respond to domestic violence. This webinar introduces participants to a domestic violence-informed approach to child custody decision-making that guides the family court system to produce safer, more workable outcomes for battered parents and their children. The key elements of that approach are to effectively identify if and when domestic violence is an issue in a case; explore the full nature and context of any abuse that is detected; examine the real life implications of the abuse that is or has been occurring; and account for the abuse in all parenting recommendations, decisions and related activities – all in a way that facilitates practitioner’s ability to act in the best interest of children living with domestic violence.

    Presenters: Loretta Frederick, Sr. Legal & Policy Advisor, BWJP and Gabrielle Davis, Legal Policy Advisor, BWJP

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    06.29.2016
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Making the Case for Coercive Control 06.29.2016
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Content: Family court professionals generally agree that domestic violence comes in many different shapes and sizes and impacts families in many and varied ways. The challenge comes in helping family court professionals differentiate the nature, context and implications of abuse – and account for those differences in child custody decision-making. This session explores the contours of coercive controlling abuse and offers guidance on making a case for coercive control to family court professionals.

    Presenters: Loretta Frederick, Sr. Legal & Policy Advisor, BWJP and Gabrielle Davis, Legal Policy Advisor, BWJP

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