Training Calendar

Date & LocationTraining DescriptionRegistration Information

Feb. 16, 2017

UNC-Greensboro

Everything Matters: Considerations for Serving African American Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alums

Facilitator: Chimi Boyd-Keyes, CBK Enterprises 

What barriers and needs should be taken into account when serving and responding to members of your community who are African American? It is imperative to understand the factors that prevent many survivors of violence from reporting the violence. Inequalities, from historical to contemporary discrimination and other variables, contribute to a distrust of formal systems in spite of the need for assistance. In addition, we must reconsider the notion that one-size-fits-all in our community programming and education. Through a series of interactive exercises, including small and large group discussions, and role play, we will explore ways to include intersectionality, privilege and oppression in our advocacy work on campus.

Event Flyer - Greensboro, NC

Registration: https://nccadv.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b8IhUnSBHF8Ydvf

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Feb. 23, 2017 

Chapel Hill, NC 

Danger Assessment 

Facilitator: Jackie Campbell, PhD, RN, Johns Hopkins University 

The Danger Assessment is an instrument that helps to determine the level of danger an abused woman has of being killed by her intimate partner. The tool was originally developed by Jacquelyn Campbell (1986) with consultation from survivors, shelter workers, law enforcement officials, and other clinical experts on IPV. The 20-item instrument uses a weighted system to score yes/no responses to risk factors associated with intimate partner homicide.

This training provides instructions on how to score and interpret the tool. The presentation gives background information about the development of the tool and its importance to anyone interacting with abused women. It also explains the weighted scoring of the tool, which is vital to accurately determining the level of danger for the woman. In the training, Dr. Campbell gives recommendations for follow-up for the different score levels.

If you are a participating through the NCCADV Health Care program, please contact Cassandra Rowe, Health Care Systems Program Specialist, at crowe@nccadv.org for registration instructions. 

Event Flyer - Chapel Hill, NC

Registration: https://nccadv.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9Akbsm1BAV4Ow3X

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Feb. 27-March 3, 2017

Durham, NC 

Advocates' Institute

The Advocates’ Institute forms the foundation of NCCADV’s training program. Intended for new advocates, and those that feel they need a refresher, the Institute is designed to build skills and competencies around the dynamics of domestic violence and best practices in serving survivors of all ages and identities. The Institute also provides a brief introduction to prevention of domestic violence, so advocates are prepared to seek out further training in that area. The Institute curriculum is regularly updated to include the newest information and cutting edge practices and was completely revamped for 2017!

The overarching goal of the Institute is to increase the quality of services provided to survivors across the state. Helping advocates increase their skills results in higher confidence and increased creativity. Supporting organizations in their work can increase the longevity of staff tenure and the quality of workplace experiences.

NCCADV uses the Advocates’ Institute as an important vehicle to convey its priorities and beliefs about the best way to provide services to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their identities or experiences.

What Topics are Covered?

  • Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  • Health Impacts of Domestic Violence
  • Best Practices in Advocacy
  • Cultural Competency & Domestic Violence
  • Empowerment
  • Serving Survivors from Diverse Backgrounds
  • Active Listening & Crisis Intervention
  • Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
  • Confidentiality
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Risk Assessment & Safety planning
  • Technology & Domestic Violence
  • Introduction to Court Advocacy
  • Setting Boundaries & Self-Care
  • DV Protective & No-Contact Orders
  • Introduction to Prevention
  • The Impact of Trauma
  • Working with System Partners

Event Flyer - Durham, NC

This training is now full! 

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March 20, 2017

Asheville, NC

Basic Court Advocacy

Survivors come to advocates in need of safety planning and resources. Our civil and criminal court systems are a major resource for survivors. However, they are complicated systems with both advantages and disadvantages for survivors. In order for advocates to be able to effectively empower survivors with informed options, advocates must understand the basics of the civil and criminal systems, avoid the pitfalls of providing legal advice, and remember that a survivor is always in the best position to choose which path is most likely to keep them safe. Basic Court Advocacy is designed to help advocates meet those goals. This training is recommended for new DV advocates and advocates who are new to working in the court system. 

Event Flyer - Asheville, NC

Registration: https://nccadv.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_71yLd1t1aOW9WiF

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April 4-7, 2017

Durham, NC

 Legal Advocates' Institute

Whether in the courtroom or on the crisis line, advocates in any domestic violence agency are regularly confronted with legal concerns from survivors. Often, this comes in the form of direct questions from survivors about their legal rights and responsibilities but even more often, advocates must recognize these issues during the course of service and know how to address them in a trauma-informed manner through safety planning, advocacy, and referrals. We may commonly think of the legal needs of survivors as being tied to civil protective orders and criminal court but these areas, while important, constitute just the tip of the iceberg!

Join us for this four-day advanced program as we cover topics designed to assist advocates in recognizing the legal needs and rights of their clients and helping their clients to navigate the complex legal system. Topics that will be covered include but are not limited to: a primer on civil and criminal court for domestic violence survivors, working with minors, immigration benefits available to survivors, language access in the court system, assisting victims with criminal justice involvement, avoiding the unauthorized practice of law, and technology crimes.

Though this course will cover more advanced material than our “Basic Court Advocacy” program, prior completion of that program is not required. It is, however, mandatory that you complete the “Domestic Violence Basics” or equivalent training prior to attending the Legal Advocates Institute. Optional certification will be available upon successful completion of the course and an exam.

Event Flyer - Durham, NC

Registration: https://nccadv.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ePvTgtOguUk3fnf

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May 4, 2017 

Raleigh, NC 

Everything Matters: Considerations for Serving African American Survivors

Facilitator: Chimi Boyd-Keyes, CBK Enterprises 

**Rescheduled date** What barriers and needs should be taken into account when serving and responding to members of your community who are African American? It is imperative to understand the factors that prevent many survivors of violence from reporting the violence. Inequalities, from historical to contemporary discrimination and other variables, contribute to a distrust of formal systems in spite of the need for assistance. In addition, we must reconsider the notion that one-size-fits-all in our community programming and education. Through a series of interactive exercises, including small and large group discussions, and role play, we will explore ways to include intersectionality, privilege and oppression in our advocacy work. 

Event Flyer - Raleigh, NC

Registration: https://nccadv.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7VfXMZdlwBDZnA9

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June 6-7, June 20, July 11-12, 2017

Rocky Mount, NC 

Advocates' Institute 

The Advocates’ Institute forms the foundation of NCCADV’s training program. Intended for new advocates, and those that feel they need a refresher, the Institute is designed to build skills and competencies around the dynamics of domestic violence and best practices in serving survivors of all ages and identities. The Institute also provides a brief introduction to prevention of domestic violence, so advocates are prepared to seek out further training in that area. The Institute curriculum is regularly updated to include the newest information and cutting edge practices and was completely revamped for 2017!

The overarching goal of the Institute is to increase the quality of services provided to survivors across the state. Helping advocates increase their skills results in higher confidence and increased creativity. Supporting organizations in their work can increase the longevity of staff tenure and the quality of workplace experiences.

NCCADV uses the Advocates’ Institute as an important vehicle to convey its priorities and beliefs about the best way to provide services to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their identities or experiences.

What Topics are Covered?

  • Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  • Health Impacts of Domestic Violence
  • Best Practices in Advocacy
  • Cultural Competency & Domestic Violence
  • Empowerment
  • Serving Survivors from Diverse Backgrounds
  • Active Listening & Crisis Intervention
  • Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
  • Confidentiality
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Risk Assessment & Safety planning
  • Technology & Domestic Violence
  • Introduction to Court Advocacy
  • Setting Boundaries & Self-Care
  • DV Protective & No-Contact Orders
  • Introduction to Prevention
  • The Impact of Trauma
  • Working with System Partners

Event Flyer - Rocky Mount, NC

Registration: https://nccadv.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_db4Sj7PbYxs7lyd

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Past Trainings 

Feb. 8, 2017

Wilmington, NC

Adaptive Leadership in Changing Times: What Domestic Violence Service Providers Need to Know

Facilitator: Judy Chen, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

Domestic violence crisis services save lives, but the tidal wave of human need still exists, many of us are exhausted and depleted, and services alone have not ended the violence. In an increasingly complex world, our movement is called to provide a different kind of leadership. Working harder, sacrificing more, or becoming charismatic isn’t the answer. Adaptive leadership can help. Adaptive leadership is defined as mobilizing people to make progress on difficult challenges. This form of leadership is premised on a set of principles. First and foremost, the belief that leadership is a practice and not a position and that anyone can choose to lead in any moment and place. Secondly, that leadership is the act of both engaging oneself and others around a shared purpose. And finally, because adaptive leadership calls on people to adapt their own mindsets and behaviors it can be a bold and risky endeavor. In this training, we will look at why people resist change (for good reason), how to help an organization evolve without losing your mind, and lessons from a few key decision points in our movement’s history. Come with your burning questions.

Feb. 9, 2017

Charlotte, NC 

Adaptive Leadership in Changing Times: What Every Non-Profit Manager Needs to Know

Facilitator: Meredith Emmett, Third Space Studio 

Domestic violence crisis services save lives, but the tidal wave of human need still exists, many of us are exhausted and depleted, and services alone have not ended the violence. In an increasingly complex world, our movement is called to provide a different kind of leadership. Working harder, sacrificing more, or becoming charismatic isn’t the answer. Adaptive leadership can help. Adaptive leadership is defined as mobilizing people to make progress on difficult challenges. This form of leadership is premised on a set of principles. First and foremost, the belief that leadership is a practice and not a position and that anyone can choose to lead in any moment and place. Secondly, that leadership is the act of both engaging oneself and others around a shared purpose. And finally, because adaptive leadership calls on people to adapt their own mindsets and behaviors it can be a bold and risky endeavor.

This training session is intended to provide participants with frameworks and tools to understand and practice some of the competencies associated with adaptive leadership. One of the frameworks that will be taught is case-in-point, which is built on the belief that people learn leadership by experiencing and practicing leadership. Through case-in-point the facilitator will provide a vehicle for learners to practice leadership skills by using the group’s interactions to learn a leadership concept. The trainer makes observations, asks tough questions, and takes provocative action to illustrate and surface the learning.