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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, Program Coordinator.

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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
    02.27.2015 - 12.31.2015
    All Day
    Prevention Connect Web Conference Series 02.27.2015 - 12.31.2015
    All Day

    PreventConnect is pleased to announce the 2015 series of web conferences, Making Connections, Honoring Communities. Our partners, Prevention Institute, and invited guests speakers will join us to talk about linking sexual and domestic violence prevention efforts to related efforts and movements, as well as strategies for creating healthy, thriving communities. Get ready for exciting discussions and concrete examples and tools to assist in your efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence! Check out the topics below!


    Thursday, 3/12 

    Supporting Community Culture as Norms Change Strategy for Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence (with Prevention Institute)

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    The role of alcohol policies to prevent intimate partner violence and sexual violence perpetration

    Thursday, April 9

    Men of Color and Community Trauma Prevention: What do Sexual and Domestic Violence efforts offer to support well-being? (with Prevention Institute)

    Thursday, May 7

    rom Foundations to the Future: A Prevention approach to Sexual and Domestic Violence  (with Prevention Institute)

    Thursday, June 11

    Linking with child focused approaches when preventing sexual and domestic violence (with Prevention Institute)

    Thursday, July 9

    Joint Strategies: How does Sexual and Domestic Violence better leverage local health, justice, education and community sectors? (with Prevention Institute)

    Thursday, August 13

    Closing the Loop:  Increasing investment and sustainability for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention (with Prevention Institute)



    What is a Web Conference?


    A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone.PreventConnect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.


    Real-Time Captioning Available:


    Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.




    The iLinc web conference software used by Prevent Connect is compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers. Click here for detailed system requirements.

    10.01.2015 - 10.31.2015
    All Day
    Domestic Violence Awareness Month 10.01.2015 - 10.31.2015
    All Day

    Attend an event, raise awareness and take the No More pledge are three things every Hoosier can do to put an end to domestic violence. Meet and talk to survivors and advocates and learn more ways to help at these events:

    Oct. 3    5th annual Bowling to Strike Out Domestic Violence in Anderson, Ind. to benefit Alternatives Inc.

    Oct. 5     25th Annual Commemoration will honor 10 lives lost to domestic violence in Central Indiana last year.

    Oct. 5     Domestic Violence and the Media Panel at the IUPUI Campus Center

    Oct. 10   Hoops & Heroes at Marion University to benefit The Julian Center

    Oct. 16   Night with the Network

    Oct. 22   ICADV Wear Purple Day!

    Domestic Violence in the Media Panel at Butler University

    Oct. 24  Thrill the Wold Indy to benefit Wild Heart Association

    Oct. 27 & 28  ICAVD 33rd Annual Fall Conference: Take it personally; Coming Together to Make a Difference

    Oct. 28   Domestic Violence and the Media Panel at University of Indianapolis

    Throughout October
    Social Health Association of Indiana discusses bullying prevention on MCCOY’s “Our Kids, Our Families, Our Communities” segment on Channel 16/TV-2.

    Let’s say No More, Indiana! What else will you do this month in support of the cause?

    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    DVN's 2nd Annual A Night with the Network
    The Crane Bay , Indianapolis IN
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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    Are you looking to enjoy a date night? Are you looking for a way to promote your business? Come join us for our 2nd annual fundraising event, “A Night with the Network,“ sponsored by Tilson HR. It will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Crane Bay Event Center located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. This event will feature highlighted dishes from local restaurants, as well as wine, bourbon, and craft beer tastings, a silent auction, music, and more!

    Current participating restaurants are Sangiovese317BurgerUsual SuspectsDistrict Tap, and Tinker Street.

    We invite you to show the Domestic Violence Network’s friends, neighbors and colleagues your commitment to addressing domestic violence. With your dedicated support, Central Indiana will continue to grow into a community where all individuals can live without the fear of violence.

    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Engaging Non-Traditional Students and Adult Learners 10.21.2015
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Indiana University Stateside Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Project

    Featuring Lori Collins from IU Kokomo, this web conference will provide opportunities for attendees to learn about strategies to reach out to students who are of non-traditional ages or backgrounds, or who are adult learners.

    To register, click here. 

    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    5th annual Thrill the World Indy
    Marion County Fairgrounds , Indianapolis Indiana
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Join Thrill The World Indy for the largest world-wide simultaneous dance event of “Thriller” for world records & charity at the Asylum Haunted House at the Marion County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 24. Help Wild Heart in supporting efforts for Domestic Violence Prevention Programs.


    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Domestic Violence and the Media: A Panel Discussion
    University of Indianapolis , Indianapolis IN
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    The Domestic Violence Network will moderate a panel discussion of higher education professionals, university students, and local service providers examining domestic violence in the media and our response to it.

    The discussion will be at the University of Indianapolis, Schitzer Student Center Uindy Hall C.

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    8:30 am - 10:30 am
    DVN Advocates Meeting
    The Julian Center , Indianapolis IN
    8:30 am - 10:30 am

    Training: Suicide Prevention

    All Day
    Traumatic Brain Injury & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    St. Vincent Hospital , Fishers IN
    All Day
    Traumatic Brain Injury & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Course DescriptionThis mini workshop will overview the impact of trauma on individuals, core symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, and basic tenants of treatment.  Included in the presentation will be an understanding of the fight/flight/freeze response during trauma, SNS arousal associated with triggers, an understanding of how breathing techniques and exposure can reduce symptoms, and the survivor’s tendency to overgeneralize their traumatic experiences to safe environments.

      Course Objectives

      Following the presentation the participant will be able to:

      • Identify the core symptoms of PTSD
      • Identify symptoms of fight/flight/freeze
      • Understand the importance of exposure in treatment
      • Identify aspects of overgeneralization related to trauma

    For more information and to register, please click here

    7:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Fall Forensic Conference
    Wyndham Hotel , Indianapolis IN
    7:30 am - 6:00 pm

    To provide leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information at the Chapter level about forensic nursing science through education and public awareness. To influence excellence in forensic nursing through integration of leadership, education, advocacy, mentoring, and collaboration.


    FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT HOLLY RENZ AT 765- 622-2077 OR BY EMAIL AT hrenz@ecommunity.com

    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Working with International Students 11.18.2015
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Indiana University Stateside Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Project

    Featuring several presenters from IUPUI, this web conference will help attendees understand the challenges of providing sexual violence prevention programming to international students, and provide attendees with helpful tips and strategies for reaching out to international students.

    To register, click here