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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
    02.23.2016
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Victim Centered Interviewing for Probation 02.23.2016
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Victim Centered Interviewing for Probation
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 / 1:00-2:30 central time

    Content: In an attempt to enhance the safety of those victimized by offenders, probation officers are increasingly interacting with victims. This session addresses signs of secondary trauma that could result from hearing traumatic stories. Suggestions for dealing with our own trauma and that of the person who was victimized are offered. The presenter will discuss ways to help a traumatized individual and empower them through victim-centered interviewing practices.  The historical roles of probation/parole interviews are examined to see how these practices may endanger those who have been victimized. Finally, some practical policies and interviewing skills are discussed.

    Presenter: James Henderson, Probation Technical Assistance Project, BWJP

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    02.25.2016
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Faith-Based Reentry Programs for Women: Insights from a Formerly Incarcerated Woman Who Created One 02.25.2016
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Faith-Based Reentry Programs for Women: Insights from a Formerly Incarcerated Woman Who Created One

    Thursday, February 25, 2016 / 3:00-4:30 Eastern Time

    Presented by: Rhonda Bear, Founder & Director, She Brews Coffee House, Director, His House Outreach Ministries (Claremore, OK)

    This webinar is part of a series about When Survivors Reenter their Communities after Jail or Prison hosted by the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women.

    Content: After serving time in state prison, Rhonda Bear was inspired by her experiences and her faith to assist other formerly incarcerated women.  Ms. Bear currently directs both She Brews Coffee House, which she founded in 2012, and His House Outreach Ministries, which she founded in 2008, a program that includes multiple faith-based transitional homes and programs for women. During the webinar, Ms. Bear will talk about her programs, what led her to create them, and why she chose the models she did.  She will also discuss barriers that women – particularly those with histories of being battered and of other forms of trauma – face after leaving prison and returning to their communities, and ways to help women overcome those barriers.  She will share her thoughts about what she sees as effective interventions and strategies, and identify problematic or even harmful approaches to working with reentering women.  She will also discuss the need for advocates and other practitioners to identify and address trauma (before, during and after incarceration). Additionally, Ms. Bear will talk about the faith-based aspects of her program, as well as what she does to make her program welcoming to all (regardless of a woman’s faith tradition or current spiritual practice).

    Intended audience: Anyone currently working with, or planning to work with, charged, incarcerated, and reentering women and/or victims of battering will benefit from this webinar. This may include community- and system-based advocates, reentry program staff, criminal justice professionals (including probation and parole officers) and community corrections staff.

    Registration Details: This webinar is open to FVPSA and OVW Grantees and to the general public. Do you require closed captioning?  The National Clearinghouse requires at least 5 business days’ notice. Please email us at ncdbw@ncdbw.org with “Closed Captioning Reentry Webinar #13” in the subject line.

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    03.01.2016
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    March Advocate's Group Meeting
    The Julian Center , Indianapolis IN
    03.01.2016
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Holly Elkins from ICADV will train on how to serve clients who are deaf or hard of hearing.
    Please contact Natalie Phillips at nphillips@dvnconnect.org to register.

    03.04.2016 - 04.23.2016
    All Day
    SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINER COURSE
    Tabernacle Presbyterian Church , Indianapolis IN
    03.04.2016 - 04.23.2016
    All Day

    Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course

    Sexual Assault /Forensic Nurse Examiners are registered nurses who have completed both theory and clinical requirements in preparation to provide unbiased nursing care, treatment and evidence collection for patients reporting victimization by violence. Sexual Assault Exams are one of the sub specialties of a forensic nurse.

    RNs and Advanced Practice Nurses who plan to become employed as Sexual Assault Forensic Nurse Examiners can be described as:

    • Passionate about excellent patient and family care
    • Self-motivated /self-directed learners
    • Possess Critical Thinking Abilities
    • Highly reliable
    • Outcome oriented
    • Collaborative in their nursing practice – working well with other nurses, physicians, social work, outside agencies and families.

    NOTE: Our Social Workers, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Physicians are welcome to attend the entire course or lectures of interest.  

    Course dates and times

    • DATES AND TIMES:
      • This is a 7 week course. The dates are March 4, 11, 18  April 1, 8, 15, 22
      • Each weekday didactic class is held from 8:30 am- 6 pm
      • Final Class Date for graduation and exams will be Friday April 22nd.
      • Clinical opportunities are discussed on the first day of class. Anticipate approx. 4 hours/wk. (Bring your calendar)

    Course Location

    • Classes will be at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church (418 E 34th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205)
    • You will also have the opportunity to visit associated agencies through your clinical experiences.

    Here is the application. COH Application Spring 2016

    03.08.2016
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    The Beginning and End of Rape, Part 1 03.08.2016
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    The Beginning and End of Rape, Part 1
    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / 2:00-3:30 central time

    Content: The first of these webinars will expose participants to the research and statistics establishing the widespread, entrenched crisis of violence against Native women. Participants will recognize the drawbacks of relying on federal data to describe the experiences of Native women. After establishing the state of contemporary Native women’s experiences, the webinar will turn to the issue of historical inequities which underlie the crisis, and end with a focus on how federal Indian law has facilitated and encouraged the rape of Native women.

    Presenter: Sarah Deer, Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

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    03.16.2016
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    The Beginning and End of Rape, Part 2 03.16.2016
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    The Beginning and End of Rape, Part 2
    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 / 2:00-3:30 central time

    Content: The second part of the series will explore contemporary issues experienced by Native women, including sex trafficking and criminalization of women who experience high rates of violence. Next, the webinar will consider how law reform, including the Tribal Law and Order Act and the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act have changed the landscape of jurisdiction over crimes against Native women. The webinar will conclude by considering how tribal justice systems can provide innovative and culturally-relevant responses to violence.

    Presenter: Sarah Deer, Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

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    04.05.2016
    All Day
    April Advocate's Group Retreat 04.05.2016
    All Day

    Please watch for updates for our Advocate’s Group Retreat. Registration is required for this event. If you have any questions please contact Natalie Phillips at nphillips@dvnconnect.org.

    05.03.2016
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    June Advocate's Group Meeting
    Butler University – Health and Recreation Complex , Indianapolis IN
    05.03.2016
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Lindsay Hill Stawick, Youth Program Manager from the Domestic Violence Network will present on Teen Dating Abuse and Healthy Relationships. Registration is required for this event. Please contact Natalie Phillips at nphillips@dvnconnect.org if you have any questions.

    05.03.2016
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    May Advocate's Group Meeting
    Butler University – Health and Recreation Complex , Indianapolis IN
    05.03.2016
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Jennifer Reister from the Julian Center will train on What Makes a Great Safety Plan. Registration is required for this event. Please contact Natalie Phillips at nphillips@dvnconnect.org if you have any questions.

    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.