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September 2020

Advocates as Expert Witnesses in Domestic Violence Cases

September 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ICADV Training Coordinator Caryn Burton will partner with Amy Blackett, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Prosecutor with the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney's Council to facilitate a discussion about advocates providing expert witness testimony in domestic and sexual violence cases. Topics covered will include the legal basis for expert testimony in DV/SV cases. what prosecutors are looking for in an expert witness, some tips and tools to keep in mind when testifying, and a mock direct questioning. This webinar is primarily…

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Resources for Immigrant Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

September 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ICADV staff attorney and Immigration Legal Resource Project coordinator Jocelyn Alday will facilitate this session. Topics covered will include the realities facing immigrant survivors, specific relief available to immigrant survivors, and how advocates and victim assistants can best assist immigrant survivors with immigration concerns. REGISTRATION~ REQUIRED  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrceqqrz0sE9GROzdhmG4E2ivAY1On9QPT

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October 2020

Survivor Services Programs of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office

October 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join ICADV as we host Ellen Fuller, Director of the Victim Services Division of the Indiana Attorney General's Office, to discuss the resources and programs available to survivors. Programs highlighted will be the Address Confidentiality Program and the HOPE Card program, as well as others.

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Coburn Place Presents Transforming Lives with Transitional Housing

October 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Homicide: Serving the Survivors

October 22, 2020 - October 23, 2020
Ivy Tech Conference Center, 2820 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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Losing a close friend or family member through an act of violence is a traumatic, incomprehensible experience that changes the world of the survivor forever. For the advocate, working with survivors of homicide victims means supporting and assisting the survivors through the most shattering experience of their lives. Homicide: Serving the Survivors, will focus on assisting secondary victims of homicide navigate through grief and the criminal justice system.  In this two-day training, you will learn about some of the common…

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November 2020

Emergency Transfer Plans

November 10, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Larisa Kofman, J.D. and Karlo Ng, J.D., with the National Alliance for Safe Housing, and Kerry Hyatt Bennett, J.D., with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be conducting the following webinar: Housing Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Sexual Assault. The webinar will provide an overview of federal and Indiana laws, focusing on discrimination, emergency transfers, documentation, and notice/rental agreements/lease requirements under federal and Indiana laws. The webinar is geared toward community-based advocates and direct service…

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Housing First

November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In collaboration with the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Learn the model for providing Domestic Violence Housing First, contrasted with standard Housing First practices, with NNEDV's Senior Housing Policy & Practice Specialist Debbie Fox and consider how to develop and adopt DVHF programs for survivors. About the Presenter: Debbie Fox, MSW, has worked in the domestic and sexual violence movement for over 20 years with a focus on fundraising, organizational development, nonprofit administration, and domestic violence population-specific housing and economic justice programming.…

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Trauma-Informed Care

November 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn the framework for trauma-informed care and its essential application in working with survivors, including agency-based incorporation of trauma-informed practices and services that support survivors’ safety, autonomy, and well-being. Participants will have increased knowledge of and engage in innovative safe housing programming for survivors in their communities. About the Presenter: Kris Billhardt, M.ED., ED.S., NASH’s Director of Program and Practice Innovation, has worked in the domestic and sexual violence movement for over three decades. As a service provider, manager, educator, and…

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Confidentiality

November 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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February 2021

Department of Child Services DV Training Webinar Series

February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This training functions as a basic introduction to the issues encompassed in intimate partner violence and the experiences of both survivors and perpetrators of IPV. Focus areas include: understanding power and control dynamics; understanding the statistics, myths, and stereotypes around survivors and perpetrators; learning red flags and signs of abuse; and strategies in assessing and assisting families affected. This webinar meets the requirements of the Indiana Department of Child Services DV Survivor & Child Intervention Service Standards direct worker qualifications.…

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