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Click here for the conference information website at End Violence Against Women International (EVAWIntl.org)

ONLINE REGISTRATION: Our preferred method for conference registrations is utilizing our online format. Online registration allows you to register regardless of your method of payment (credit card, check or purchase order). However, if for some reason you are unable to register online, you may download our Conference Registration Form. Please send your completed form along with payment to EVAW International, P.O. Box 33, Addy, WA 99101. Thank you!

STOP Grant Program: Approved Use of Grant Funds



OVW has approved the use of their grant funds for our 2015 annual conference.  Grantees from the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program do not need to contact their program managers for approval before using grant funds to attend our conference. 



This means that STOP grantees do not need to submit a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) to use grant funds to attend this conference. However, OVW recommends that grantees place a "memo to the file" in their grant records indicating the conference approval code and adherence to the outlined criteria.



The conference approval code is: OVW-2015-MU-003



OVW Grantees with Conditional Approval



OVW grantees from a number of other programs have been conditionally approved to use their grant funds to attend our 2015 conference. This includes:

  • Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders
  • Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program
  • Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims Program
  • Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies
  • Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program
  • State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program
  • Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program
  • Court Training and Improvements Program

Grantees from these programs are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award. A Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) must also be completed before grantees can expend any funds related to attending this conference. 

When requesting approval to attend the conference and submitting a GAN, reference conference code OVW-2015-MU-003. This approval and assigned reference number can be used for this conference only.


This is a five day interactive basic Domestic Violence training. This training will include topics such as: teen dating violence, safety planning, the effects of domestic violence on children, legal issues, dynamics of power and oppression, advocacy, empowerment, crisis intervention and self care.  This training is designed for professionals working with survivors, people who abuse or children exposed to domestic violence. Registration available soon.


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This 8 hour training addresses how domestic violence affects children, families and parenting.  The training is designed for home visitors and other professionals working directly with children and families.  Topics will include the health outcomes related to domestic violence, reproductive coercion and birth control sabotage, how domestic violence affects both the victim and abusive partners ability to parent, mandated reporting, helping families promote resiliency for children, and secondary trauma for service providers.


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This 8 hour training addresses how domestic violence affects children, families and parenting.  The training is designed for home visitors and other professionals working directly with children and families.  Topics will include the health outcomes related to domestic violence, reproductive coercion and birth control sabotage, how domestic violence affects both the victim and abusive partners ability to parent, mandated reporting, helping families promote resiliency for children, and secondary trauma for service providers.


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This 8 hour training addresses how domestic violence affects children, families and parenting.  The training is designed for home visitors and other professionals working directly with children and families.  Topics will include the health outcomes related to domestic violence, reproductive coercion and birth control sabotage, how domestic violence affects both the victim and abusive partners ability to parent, mandated reporting, helping families promote resiliency for children, and secondary trauma for service providers. 


This three day training provides the tools for advocates to assist survivors with navigating Arizona's judicial system. The training is designed to inform a diverse audience of advocates about domestic violence, legal advocacy and legal advocacy methods; build and further develop legal advocacy skills by educating the participants on the judicial process; educate advocates on civil and criminal law matters related to sexual and domestic violence; and develop the confidence of advocates by empowering them with the tools they need to assist survivors with obtaining justice within Arizona's legal system. Registration available soon.


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This 8 hour training addresses how domestic violence affects children, families and parenting.  The training is designed for home visitors and other professionals working directly with children and families.  Topics will include the health outcomes related to domestic violence, reproductive coercion and birth control sabotage, how domestic violence affects both the victim and abusive partners ability to parent, mandated reporting, helping families promote resiliency for children, and secondary trauma for service providers.  


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Presenters:

Paul Beaumaster, JD, Rice County Attorney
Rebecca (Beck) Borud, RN, Sexual Assault Resource Center
Nikki Kelly, Rice County SMART Coordinator
Deb Lustig, Hope Center, Legal Services Advocate
Linda Walther, RN, BSN SANE-A, SANE-P, Sexual Assault Resource Center and The Sexual Violence Center at the MNCASA
Carmen Adams, MSW, LIC SW, Minnesota Academy For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, School Social Worker

 

This webinar will feature how members of the Rice County SMART Team (Sexual Assault Multidisciplinary Action Response Team) are collaboratively working to improve the response for deaf and hard of hearing victims/survivors in their community.

Rice county Minnesota is home to a large population of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. In November of 2013, six members of the team attended the 2013 National Conference on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Against Deaf Individuals, Bridging the Gap: Creating a Community of Support for Deaf Survivors by the VERA Institute. The conference sparked the team to think about designing effective and sustainable system improvements. During this webinar team members will share the benefits of learning together, where they deepened their understanding and how they applied lessons learned. The team will also discuss their community needs assessment and next steps. You will leave this webinar with ideas on cultivating a team culture that creates the conditions for this type of authentic work.


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Presenters: Renee Williams, Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project and Catherine Bishop, Senior Attorney, National Housing Law Project. 

Description: Last year, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 into law. The law continues many of the housing protections that had been provided by VAWA 2005 and further expands these safeguards in several crucial ways. For example, the protections extend to more federally subsidized housing programs, cover survivors of sexual assault, mandate emergency transfer plans, and require that housing providers notify applicants and tenants of their VAWA housing rights. The webinar will discuss these protections. The presentation will also provide an overview of the emerging issue of local nuisance ordinances being enforced against survivors, including the recent Norristown settlement. This discussion of nuisance ordinances will also feature an overview of fair housing protections for survivors. Finally, the webinar will address strategies for advocates in interactions with landlords who may not understand or respond to survivor needs. Attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenters.


This class will provide an overview of Human Trafficking and how it most frequently is found in an urban setting.  It will highlight the differences between "smuggling" and "trafficking".  The instructor will briefly discuss causation including victim dynamics and will provide attendees with resources should they become aware of a Human Trafficking incident.

Presenter:  Sergeant Chris Bray, Phoenix Police Department Vice Enforcement Unit Drug Enforcement Bureau;

Sergeant Chris Bray is a 35-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department with 28 of those years as a sergeant.  The last twenty years he has worked as an investigative supervisor in the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Bureaus. He is currently assigned to the Vice Enforcement Unit where he supervises investigations into Human Trafficking, Child Pros­titution, Illegal Enterprises and Money Laundering.  He is a subject matter expert on Human Trafficking for Arizona POST and California POST. He has provided advanced investigative training to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as social service providers across the United States.  He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and is a contributing author on the topic of Human Trafficking. 


Tentative Agenda:

come together to update each other on different sections of the Graham County coordinated response protocol for sexual violence

training updates

announcements


Tentative Agenda:

updates on challenges/successes serving immigrant victims/survivors in Pima County

update on CAST training on trafficking

plans for presenting at ACESDV February quarterly dv programs meeting

explore mobile advocacy model for serving immigrant victims - court link, etc.

Eddie Mejia award nominees for 2015

announcements


At this training, participants will learn about:

  • The barriers that immigrants face
  • The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and protections available to immigrant victims of crime
  • How to be culturally aware and sensitive
  • The resources available to immigrants

 Training is free of charge - Seating is limited


This will be our last meeting for 2014. We will meet at the SVPD.

 0900- 1000: DV Task Force Meeting

1000- 1200: DV Fatality Review Team


Join us to celebrate this year's successes and prepare for next year's challenges!

pot luck holiday meeting

successes:

  • new members to SART
  • beginning a protocol for coordinated community response to sexual violence
  • trainings and conferences

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