25
Apr
2019

Teen Dating Violence - Henderson, NC - April 25, 2019

04-25-2019 8:30 am -5:00 pm
FREE

Teens experience some of the highest rates of intimate partner violence and stalking in our communities. We know that prevention strategies that address risk and protective factors can help stop the occurrence of teen dating violence and that specific interventions can help protect and support teen survivors. It is, therefore, imperative that domestic violence advocates learn about the prevalence of teen dating violence, are aware of specific interventions for working with teens, and work to implement prevention strategies. Some of the interventions covered in this training include safety planning directed at the social media platforms used for technology abuse, and legal recourses available for teens. In addition, programs should have policies in place for how to serve minors without parental consent in order to remove barriers to safety for teen survivors. This training will assist advocates in meeting these goals to become better equipped to serve teen survivors of intimate partner violence and stalking.
Click the blue "Details" button above for more information including learning objectives.

30
Apr
2019

Responding to Stalking, ‘Revenge Porn’ and Other Technology-Facilitated Crimes - Greenville, NC - April 30

04-30-2019 8:30 am -5:00 pm
Members: FREE

According to a 2014 National Network to End Domestic Violence survey, nearly 90% of DV organizations reported that survivors came to them for help after abusers intimidated and made threats via cell phone, text messages, and email, and 75% of organizations noted that abusers accessed victim’s accounts (email, social media, etc.) without the victim’s consent and, often times, without their knowledge. One in ten ex-partners have threatened to distribute explicit images of their ex according to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. North Carolina responded to this type of abuse by criminalizing “revenge porn” as of December 1, 2015. Given the prevalence of technology abuse and North Carolina’s new law to respond, it is imperative that advocates, law enforcement, and allied professionals understand how abusers misuse technology to stalk and terrorize victims in order to effectively safety plan with victims and investigate and prosecute technology-facilitated crimes. This day-long session will strive to teach attendees the prevalence of stalking, some of the most common methods of technology-facilitated stalking used by abusers, explain the new “revenge porn” law, highlight investigatory tools for law enforcement, and teach technology-aware safety planning tips. This training is intended for advocates, law enforcement who take initial reports of and conduct follow up investigations of intimate partner violence and stalking (patrol officers, investigators, SROs, etc.), and campus representatives and other allied professionals who work with survivors of intimate partner violence and stalking.

Click the blue "Details" button above for more information.

07
May
2019

Introduction to Economic Justice & Advocacy - Chapel Hill, NC - May 7, 2019

05-07-2019 8:30 am -5:00 am
Members: FREE

Economic abuse is the top if not #1 reason why a large portion of survivors have a hard time leaving an abusive situation. The immediate time after leaving is not only the most dangerous time but often the most economically treacherous.

This training will provide advocates with knowledge and skills to meet survivors where they are and present informed options. We will develop a basic understanding of the dominant economic system we live in, identify opportunities for change and support, and discuss how to serve survivors of economic abuse using the empowerment advocacy model.

Click the blue "Details" button above for more information including learning objectives.

20
May
2019

Meaningful Language Access in North Carolina - Durham, NC - May 20, 2019

05-20-2019 8:30 am -5:00 pm
Free

Meaningful Language Access in NC

This training seeks to provide a broader notion of language access for Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons . The presenters will cover special considerations and remedies available that advocates and service providers must keep in mind when working with LEP persons. Historical background and federal regulations requirement for federally funded organizations and service providers.  As well as how to develop an effective language access plan.

Click the DETAILS button for more information including learning objectives.

03
Jun
2019

Advocates' Institute - Durham, NC - June 3 - June 7, 2019

06-03-2019 8:30 am - 06-07-2019 5:00 pm
Members: FREE

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.

This is a five day course on June 3 to June 7, 2019. Participants must attend all five days.

Click the "Details" button for more information

23
Jul
2019

Legal Advocates' Institute - Durham, NC - July 23-25, 2019

07-23-2019 8:30 am - 07-25-2019 5:00 pm
Members: FREE

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!

In this three day intensive legal seminar, advocates will learn to issue-spot the legal needs of survivors and learn how to respond in an empowering, informed way. On day one, advocates will “meet” three clients with very different histories and learn about their families, their abusers, their legal situations and their goals. Following presentations on various legal topics, advocates will work with the three client case studies on a variety of simulated legal scenarios and apply the information learned during each presentation to the clients’ individual cases. Topics include a primer on civil and criminal court for domestic violence survivors, working with minors, child custody, immigration benefits available to survivors, language access in the court system, assisting victims with criminal justice involvement, and avoiding the unauthorized practice of law.

Click the "Details" button for more information including learning objectives

21
Oct
2019

Advocates' Institute - Durham, NC - October 21 - October 25, 2019

10-21-2019 8:30 am - 10-25-2019 5:00 pm
Members: FREE

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.

This is a five day course on October 21-25, 2019. Participants must attend all five days.


Click the "Details" button for more information