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  • Community Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence (CWP 3.0)

    Download a PDF C.W.P. Real Time Scorecard

    The approach to the Community-Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence is rooted in a framework called Results Accountability. In Results Accountability, there is a focus on making a measurable improvement in the quality of life for the entire community. There is a recognition of the importance of driving toward big picture, measurable change. The desired result of the Community-Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence is just that: to end domestic violence in Central Indiana.

    This result is a tall order for any community and Central Indiana is no exception. Success requires the collective effort of the entire community and every resident has a role to play. Obvious strategies alone-such as connecting victims to crisis intervention services or incarcerating people who batter and abuse-will not end domestic violence. Responding to the needs of victims and confronting perpetrators of violence are both important pieces to the puzzle, but to end domestic violence, the whole community must participate

    The CWP 3.0 is focused on the achievement of community-wide results for targeted populations through population-level strategies. Specifically, the Domestic Violence Network has led the development of the CWP 3.0 through the lens of targeted results identified for targeted populations:

    Community Members and youth

    Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence

    People who Batter and Abuse

    June 17 Midyear Update

    Learn about DVN’s Rich History of Community Wide Plans

    State of Domestic Violence Reports

     Domestic Violence in the Criminal Justice System, Marion County released April 2014

     

     

     

     

    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 Tosha Begley, Advocates Group Program Coordinator, at tbegley@dvnconnect.org or 317-872-1086.

    Advocates Group Listing

    Learn about the Community Wide Plan

     

    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 at http://www.wthr.com/category/43083/shattering-the-silence.

    Date/Time Event
    08.05.2014
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Advocates Group Retreat
    Peace Learning Center , Indianapolis IN
    08.05.2014
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Training topics for  2015 will be determined at this all day retreat.

    08.09.2014
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    ICADV Bi-Annual Gala
    Lucas Oil Estate , Carmel
    08.09.2014
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    08.11.2014
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    08.11.2014
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Time

    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)

    Presenter

    Liz Weaver, Vice President, Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement.

    In this two hour webinar, participants will explore three useful tools to enhance organizational planning and execution in fiscally challenging times.
    The organizational eco-cycle provides a new way of thinking and planning work and participants will learn how to navigate traps which prevent them from moving forward.
    Collective impact is a useful framework for tackling complex community challenges in a collaborative context. Participant will discover the key conditions required for the successful implementation of collective impact.
    The final tool focuses on community engagement. The Top 100 partners tool will help organizational leaders effectively identify and recruit community leaders.
    Webinar Learning Objectives:
    Increase the capacity of organizational leaders to plan, execute and secure the appropriate resources.
    Explore three tools that can enhance the capacity of organizations in the network.
    Provide practical resources for leaders to be able to do differently with less.
    Increased understanding of the barriers to success and strategies to navigate these barriers.
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    08.11.2014
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Best Practices & Helpseeking Obstacles: Law Enforcement and Advocacy 08.11.2014
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Presenters Dr. Sherry Hamby is Research Professor of Psychology and Director of the Life Paths Research Program at the University of the South, John Guard is a detective with the Major Crimes Division of the Pitt County, NC Sheriff’s office, and Margaret (Peg) Ruddy is the Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center of Scranton, PA, serving in that capacity for 22 years and employed by WRC for 30 years. Description The faculty will discuss the findings of a national study of domestic violence witnessed by children. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response (that which included at least 6 “best practices” for law enforcement – follow up after initial contact, safety planning with victim, assessment of child’s needs, provision of 911 telephone, description of protection orders and court procedures, connection with available shelter and services, explanation of effects of domestic violence on children, and efforts to help victims feel safe) was most associated with arrest. Contact with advocates involving referrals and protection order information was most associated with separation from domestic violence perpetrators. Obstacles to accessing services were identified. Helpseeking was not deterred by obstacles in the directions anticipated by researchers. Criminal justice case attrition was high across the full spectrum of criminal legal interventions. Practitioner faculty will reflect on the research and analyze it in light of the “best practices” and obstacles to service in their respective fields. Article Hamby, S., Finkelhor, D., Turner, H. (2014). “Intervention Following Family Violence: Best Practices and Helpseeking Obstacles in a Nationally Representative Sample of Families with Children.” (Publication in process.)

    Click here to register

    08.14.2014
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bridges Out of Poverty
    The Julian Center , Indianapolis IN
    08.14.2014
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Indianapolis, IN

    The Julian Center Circles® initiative will be offering our next “Bridges Out of Poverty” training at the Julian Center on two consecutive Thursday evenings, August 14 and 21st.

     

    Bridges Out of Poverty is a unique and powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals.  It is also helpful for anyone who wants to learn about issues of poverty.  Based in part on Dr. Ruby K. Payne’s myth shattering A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty.  If you didn’t grow up in poverty, you may be unaware of the “hidden rules” that govern many aspects of life for the poor.  Bridges training can help you come to a better understanding of how these hidden rules can create barriers that prevent individuals and families living in poverty from achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency.

     

    The Julian Center is located at 2011 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.  The administration building faces Meridian and has large cement columns.  Parking is adjacent to the building on the south side.  The cost for the training is $40.  Link to www.juliancenter.org/Bridges  to register.  We are finding the Bridges material to be very useful to our employees and to our volunteer “Allies,” and wanted to share this resource with you.  6 CEU’s are available upon completion of the workshop for LSW/LCSW/LMFT/LMHC/LAC/LCAC.

     

    Please note:  we also have a student rate available.  If you are a student, please contact Marie Wiese via email at mwiese@juliancenter.org  or by phone at 317.941.2200, ext. 2312.

    Participants will attend both workshops as this is a 6 hour training.

    Click here to register

     

    08.21.2014
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Disaster Mental Health: Moving Beyond Theory
    Avondale Meadows YMCA , Indianapolis IN
    08.21.2014
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Presented by: Jennifer Stansberry Miller, MSW, LSW

    Program Objectives:

    • Understand the needs of disaster victims.
    • Understand the importance of professional self care and how it relates
      to disaster victims.
    • Lessons learned – recognize the reality of what benefits the victims’
      and their families.

    For more information, click here.

    The cost is $40 – click to register

    08.23.2014
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Prevail Signature Gala
    The Renaissance in Carmel , Carmel IN
    08.23.2014
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    More Info here

    08.23.2014
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    CoburnFest!
    Lucas Oil Estate , Carmel
    08.23.2014
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    CoburnFest! – August 23, 2014 | 7-11pm

    CoburnFest! is a party with a purpose – NEW PARTY. SAME PURPOSE.

    Let’s start with the party. Location… location…. location, right? Absolutely! You are invited to one of the most incredible homes in the Indianapolis area – the incomparable Lucas Estate. The property is owned by none other than the Indianapolis Colts owners, Charlotte and Forrest Lucas. Formerly the Hilbert Mansion, this gorgeous estate is located on 33 acres in Carmel, IN.

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    09.09.2014
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Advocates Group Training 09.09.2014
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This training will be over how to train and engage school staff

    09.17.2014
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    3 Common Executive Mis-Functions in ADHD and Strategies to Help
    Noblesville Library , Noblesville Indiana
    09.17.2014
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Presenter:  DeShawn Wert

    Program Objectives:

    • What is executive functioning?
    • Three areas of executive function that are commonly affected by ADHD (working memory, time blindness and motivation)
    • Examples of point of performance strategies that work for those impacted with ADHD executive functions

    For more information click here.

    The cost is $40 – click to register