March 09, 2023

In this newsletter, we feature 5 training & event opportunities:

Centering BIPOC Survivors, Advocacy, and Community Responses: Real Talk, Practical Strategies

Tuesday, March 14 (Virtual)

When Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and other survivors are in danger, who do they turn to, what support do they want? In this webinar, Lisa Goodman will present the findings of a first-of-its-kind research exploring these questions. It will also feature the leadership and guidance of Kelly Coyne and Lisa O'Connor, who will discuss client-centered practices and how applying a race lens to all aspects of Safe Horizon has strengthened advocacy for survivors and supported advocates, particularly those who are BIPOC. 

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Strengthening Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs to Support Trafficking Survivors: Intersections, Equity, Cultural Humility, and Collaborations

Wednesday, March 15 (Virtual)

Systems of inequality increase vulnerability to human trafficking, domestic, and sexual violence. Supporting survivors of human trafficking requires an intersectional and equity-centered lens to decrease barriers to accessing resources. This webinar will review the ways that human trafficking can intersect with domestic and sexual violence, how to engrain equity and cultural responsiveness in your support of survivors, and the power of collaborative relationships to better support and serve survivors. 

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Know More, Do More: Legal Advocates Working with Stalking Victims

Wednesday, March 29 (Virtual)

Stalking is a prevalent, dangerous, and often misunderstood crime. In this webinar for non-attorney legal advocates, Julia Holtemeyer (Resource and Training Specialist at AEquitas’ Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resources Center) will explore the dynamics of stalking, including the highly contextual nature of the crime, common tactics used by perpetrators, and intersections with other victimizations. The day after the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to join a virtual meeting with Julia to dig deeper into specific questions or scenarios, and to discuss past successes – and challenges – advocating on behalf of stalking survivors.

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Serving & Supporting LGBTQ+ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Thursday, March 30 (Virtual)

This 2 hour interactive workshop is designed to equip domestic violence service providers with essential information on the unique and specific experiences of LGBTQ survivors of IPV. Participants will leave with increased knowledge on SOGIE 101 (sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), core best practices for providing culturally responsive services to LGBTQ individuals, and tools and strategies for reducing barriers and providing intentional support around unique challenges that LGBTQ survivors face.

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Strengthening Sexual Assault Response

Tuesday, April 11 (Virtual & In-Person: Rexburg, ID)

This year's Conference for Strengthening Sexual Assault Response is geared toward law enforcement and offers POST credits. However, the first portion is open to anyone who would benefit in learning about the Neurobiology of Trauma, specifically in sexual assaults. Agenda items include: neurobiology of trauma, trauma-informed interviewing, consent, report writing, and vicarious trauma.

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