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Advanced Topics for Advocates: Public Benefits Eligibility for Non-Citizens

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:00am
Join us for this training for DV/SA advocates provided by Megan Dorton, staff attorney at Legal Aid Services of Oregon. Learn about public benefits eligibility for non-citizens here in Oregon. What benefits (like Oregon Health Plan, Food Stamps/SNAP, unemployment) can non-citizens access? What are the safety risks of doing so? This training is for OCADSV member program advocates who are working to improve their services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Understanding Corrections: A Culture and Communications Framework for Advocates

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 11:00am
Join us and our guest presenter, Gwyn Smith-Downes from Just Detention International (JDI) webinar about navigating the intersections of advocacy and corrections systems to provide better support to incarcerated survivors. Presented by:  Cynthia Totten, National Program Director, Just Detention International (JDI) Gwyn Smith-Downes, Senior Program Director, JDI John Johnson, Division Chief, Miami Dade Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; President of the American Jail Association; Certified PREA Auditor

Oregon Youth Authority and Advocacy

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:30am
Presented by OCADSV with a panel of OYA staff. Wondering how youth in Oregon experience detention and incarceration, and what happens when they are sexually assaulted while inside? This webinar will provide community-based sexual assault advocates an understanding of Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) systems and services. It will address how youth enter and exit OYA, continuum of services, and differences and similarities between OYA and Department of Corrections (DOC). Opportunities for collaboration, including how advocacy could look by phone and in person, referral processes and MOUs, will...

PREA Guidelines: Making Your Facilities Safer for LGBTQIA Youth

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Join us as we continue our conversation about how to navigate the various dynamics of serving LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) youth who are incarcerated.  This webinar will be an interactive discussion focusing on strategies to keep LGBTQIA youth safe in facilities while still offering supportive and gender affirming services. Featuring consultant Neola Young.

Life of a PREA Case

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
In this webinar we will explore the chronology of a PREA investigation. We will begin with a youth making an initial report and follow the sequence of events that should follow including:  First responder duties, sexual assault exams, advocacy resources, investigative interviews, the required mental health and retaliation tracking, and making notifications to youth regarding the outcome or disposition.                  

Domestic Violence and Housing Instability: Report release and next steps

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
Building upon the housing needs assessment published by the Coalition in 2015, our recently released report "Domestic Violence and Housing Instability" details the numerous barriers to safe housing faced by survivors, reviews existing support systems and other resources, and puts forth policy recommendations for how we might alleviate barriers to housing for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Oregon.  Join us for this web conference to discuss the findings of our report and identify next steps around this critical intersection of issues.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:30pm
Join us as we learn more about how to interact professionally with LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual) youth who are in custody of the Oregon Youth Authority. During the webinar, we will address terms and definitions, advice on how to support individuals at risk of abuse based on sexual orientation and gender, and managing disclosure of LGBTQIA identities.

Supporting Immigrant Survivors and Communities #2

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
This interactive web conference will provide information and create space for discussion regarding best practice on improving services to immigrant survivors and communities, particularly in light of the shifting cultural and political climate and increased threats toward immigrants. In addition to Coalition staff, Kat Kelley (advocate and immigration/social service genius) and Sarah Purce (amazing immigration attorney) from Catholic Charities will be present to answer questions from attendees.

Supporting Immigrant Survivors and Communities #1

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:00am
This interactive web conference will provide information and create space for discussion regarding best practice on improving services to immigrant survivors and communities, particularly in light of the shifting cultural and political climate and increased threats toward immigrants. In addition to Coalition staff, Kat Kelley (advocate and immigration/social service genius) and Sarah Purce (amazing immigration attorney) from Catholic Charities will be present to answer questions from attendees.

PREA and Trauma

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 11:00am
 Just Detention International (JDI) will be providing information on traumaresponses in detention/close custody settings, including the physiological and psychological impacts of sexual harassment and abuse.  JDI is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual violence in all forms in detention.   

Addressing Reproductive Coercion (Birth Control Sabotage) 101

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:00am
Reproductive coercion is a form of domestic violence, where behavior concerning reproductive health is used to maintain power and control over a partner through an unwanted pregnancy or pregnancy outcome. Reproductive health is an important component of survivor's ability to thrive. Advocates play a key role in helping survivors access needed health care and information. Learn how advocates can help survivors address their health and wellness needs.   Participants of this webinar will be able to: Explain the impact of domestic violence on reproductive health outcomes. Know how...

PREA and Advocacy

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:00am
This webinar will include a panel of community-based advocates who will describe the role of an advocate before, during, and after a PREA investigation.  It will also include a very brief overview of the services provided by advocacy programs and the process OYA follows to connect youth with advocates if they request.

Trauma-informed Care for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:00am
Hear from Oregon-based care providers experienced in serving survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence, as well as sexual assault.  These providers are known as “advocates” and their role is specifically focused on supporting survivors.  Learn what advocates do from the perspective of trauma-informed care, presented by Vanessa Timmons, Executive Director of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence.  This presentation is followed by a panel of advocates who are co-located in healthcare settings across Oregon as they share their experience working...

Good Governance=Effective Organization: Tips & Best Practices for Building Board Leadership

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
One of the characteristics of an effective and successful nonprofit is good governance. Ideally a board of directors works in partnership with the executive director to advance the organization's strategic direction and steward resources to support the mission. For executive leaders and board members in the field of domestic and sexual violence services, this webinar will cover the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors, as well as best practices for board governance and stewardship. This webinar is the first in a series. The topics of subsequent webinars will be...

Improving Health Outcomes of Pregnancy: Partnerships with Doulas and Advocates

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:00am
Part II Webinar: Providers can better support pregnant women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) and promote better health outcomes through partnership with doulas and advocates.  Learn about how community-based providers can help survivors of IPV achieve health and safety for themselves and their children. About the Trainer: Shafia M. Monroe is a renowned midwife, doula trainer, and a sought after public speaker. Shafia founded the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), an infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding promotion, and midwives and doula...

Impact of Domestic Violence on Healthy Births

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:00am
The goal of the webinar is to demonstrate how domestic violence can impact the outcome of a healthy birth. Using PowerPoint and lecture, presenter Shafia Monroe will cover the perinatal needs of pregnant women, the role of prenatal care for better birth outcomes in the DV populations, the underlying causes of infant mortality, and supporting the pregnant woman of intimate partner violence (IPV). Participants will be able to list the major causes of infant mortality, list the effects of IPV on birth outcomes, and understand how to service the special needs of pregnant women who are...

Non-profit Fiscal Literacy 101

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:00am
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Understading accounting terminlogy, analyzing budgets and fiscal reports. INTENDED AUDIENCE​: Non-Profit ​Directors, ​Managers, ​and Board Members

Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordinated Access to Shelter and Housing Services: An Orientation for Community Partners

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 11:00am
  Beginning in 2015, the continuum of Multnomah County Domestic Violence Providers implemented a newly-designed system that controls access to all domestic violence shelter and housing interventions. Survivors who want to enter shelter can no longer just call a shelter and try to find a bed, but instead must participate in an assessment that assures shelter is a good fit for service. The assessment tool, called the Safety and Stabilization Assessment (or “SSA”), was developed locally, and is intended to help both the assessor and survivor identify strengths and explore service options...

Untested Sexual Assault Kits: Survivors' Needs and Implications for Advocacy

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:00am
No summary provided.

Campus Response to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 1:00pm
Do you work on campus, or with a community-based program that supports student survivors? Have you become aware of the complexity of campus response, and want to deepen your understanding? Utilizing three panelists from various institutional settings, this webinar provides an overview of campus systems, advocacy models and practices, related to intimate partner and sexual violence. The panel will address such questions as: What does advocacy mean on campus? What remedies may be available for student survivors? What is the campus climate around sexual violence?And how can campuses and...

Domestic Violence Safety Planning for Mental Health Professionals

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 3:00pm
This webinar for mental health professionals working with survivors or perpetrators of domestic violence will provide an overview of safety planning with clients. Content will include how to safety plan with a client who is currently in an abusive relationship, has left an abusive relationship, or is perpetrating abuse, how to identify high risk situations, and resources.

Investigating an unmet need: Oregon DVSA Housing Needs Assessment

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:00am
Join us for this webinar to report back our findings from our member survey, and join us in brainstorming next steps to improve housing options for survivors in Oregon. Click here to download the report. In December 2014 the Coalition submitted a two-part needs assessment covering housing and human trafficking to the community domestic and sexual violence programs across the state. Affordable housing has been identified as a pervasive unmet need of survivors, and in order to advocate for programs and survivors, the Coalition asked programs to provide basic information about the...

Beyond the Basics: Providing Trauma Informed Sexual Violence Crisis Line Response

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 10:00am
This webinar is the second in a series and is meant to complement, Promising Practices for Sexual Violence Crisis Line Response.  This 90 minute training is provided by staff from Portland Women's Crisis Line and Sexual Assault Support Services, and goes beyond the basics of answering sexual violence crisis line calls. The webinar will cover such topics as trauma informed safety planning, medical options available to survivors of sexual violence, ideal systems response and resources for advocates answering crisis lines. 

Advocate privilege and survivor confidentiality

Thursday, September 17, 2015 (All day)
This two hour training is produced by the Oregon Law Center in coordination with other partners. The training will be repeated four times so as to accommodate as many advocates as possible-- you need only attend one session. The training will be recorded and posted to this website for future reference. Viewing this webinar, in addition to successfully completing a 40-hour core advocacy training course (including a minimum of 120 minutes of instruction on privacy and confidentiality), will meet the training requirements set in state law for current advocates at qualified...

Promising Practices for Sexual Violence Crisis Line Response

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 11:30am
For a survivor of sexual violence, telling their story can feel incredibly vulnerable and overwhelming. The reaction and support of that first responder makes a big difference in how comfortable a survivor will feel telling their story again. When it goes well, it can mitigate trauma and open the door to future support and resources over the course of a survivor's healing. Crisis lines are a lifeline for survivors, but many advocates balance their phone advocacy with in-person response and support. Because of this balancing act, crisis line response consistency may be a challenge. For many...

Considerations for Serving Victims Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:00am
No summary provided.

Oregon's Implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 11:00am
Join us for a review of the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) as it pertains to Oregon. We will be joined by guest presenters from the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force, the Oregon Youth Authority, and the Oregon Department of Corrections to explore the basics of PREA, how it affects federal, state, county and local institutions and systems, and what is being developed and implemented to improve outreach and services for incarcerated survivors.

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Healthcare Settings

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:00am
This training serves as an introduction to the full training and is open to healthcare providers and domestic violence advocates. Participants will leave this training with the necessary information, tools and materials to assess and respond to intimate partner violence, reproductive and sexual coercion using an evidence-based intervention. As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be better able to: Describe the impact of domestic violence on long-term health Identify two tools to assess for domestic violence in their clinical setting Make warm referrals to...

Intervening in Domestic Violence for Mental Health Professionals

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:00am
Presented by Chris Huffine, PsyD, of Allies in Change, this webinar intended for mental health professionals will discuss the reasons victims of domestic violence may not leave abusive relationships, intervention techniques that can be used with victims and perpetrators, the differences between abuse intervention and anger management, suicidality, and firearms. This webinar is the fourth in a five-part series for mental health professionals. It is recommended that attendees view Safety and Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Providers Responding to Domestic Violence,...

Screening for Domestic Violence by Mental Health Professionals

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 2:00pm
Presented by Chris Huffine, PsyD, of Allies in Change, this webinar intended for mental health professionals will discuss how to identify if your client is a victim or a perpetrator of domestic violence, screening and response procedures, and connecting your clients with appropriate resources.

Understanding Domestic Violence: Beyond Physical Abuse

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 2:30pm
Presented by Chris Huffine, PsyD, of Allies in Change, this webinar intended for mental health professionals will explore the dynamics of domestic violence, including types of abuse, controlling behaviors, power orientation in couples, and the importance of screening. This webinar is the second in a five-part series for mental health professionals. It is recommended that attendees view Safety and Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Providers Responding to Domestic Violence before attending this webinar.

Safety and Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Providers Responding to Domestic Violence

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:30pm
This training provides an introductory overview of critical safety and ethical concerns for mental health providers responding to domestic violence.  Research suggests that more than half of women seen in mental health care settings may have experienced domestic violence. Many mental health care providers have little or no training in domestic violence and may inadvertently contribute to increased risk for survivors without proper training and knowledge of resources. Training format and goals The goal of this training is to provide some initial guidance and education about best...

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