Founded in 1975, NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance) is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing.
Join NOVA for their 46th annual training event in Orlando, Florida. Choose from over 100 different workshops, hear from dynamic keynote speakers, earn CEUs, and network with over 1,800 allied professionals.
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities calls all Latin@s and allies working to end violence against women and girls, and other forms of violence, to submit proposals for workshops at the institute. Selected proposals would highlight innovative practices, culturally and linguistically specific approaches for working with Latin@ communities, lessons learned, successful collaborations, trauma- informed or survivors-centered advocacy and public policy, evidence-based practices and/or practice- based evidence.
Theme: Building Community Together
Building community is a process of creating a shared vision that enhances awareness, equity, healing, and strength. Building community together honors and celebrates the multifaceted individual and collective experiences that unite us and strengthen us.
By the end of the institute participants will be better able to:
- Integrate concrete organizational development practices and tools in their advocacy
- Connect with other organizations and advocates to advance our collective success.
- Share trauma-informed practices to enhance self-care, sustainability and well-being.
The Center for Victim Research (CVR) invites you to participate in a virtual research convening Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 1 to 3 PM EDT, focused on Capturing Victims’ Voices on Justice through Research.
A panel of three keynote speakers will share their work and recommendations for researching diverse victims’ experiences and perspectives on different systems and models of justice. Dr. West will present her decades of research on Black women’s experiences of domestic and sexual violence, and treatment interventions from a social justice perspective. Dr. Hussemann will share her Perceptions of Justice project capturing voices of human trafficking survivors and their views on traditional, procedural, restorative, and transitional justice. Dr. McCoy will present her research on the victimization experiences of young men and boys of color, and their perceptions of traditional and social justice. Attendees will then have the opportunity to ask questions of the experts and take part in small breakout discussions exploring the benefits, challenges, and policy implications of engaging in this research. CVR will conclude the convening by sharing key resources to support researchers and practitioners in this work.
The third national conference focused on Campus Responses to Sexual Misconduct will address campus sexual misconduct at a “meta” level, looking at interventions that are designed to change campus culture. The event will convene the voices of leading national researchers and practitioners addressing sexual assault, sexual harassment, and bullying, as well as evaluation methods for broad-based programs. This conference provides information relevant to student life, college administrators, researchers, Title IX, advocates, counseling personnel, and others interested in topics related to campus sexual misconduct. Registration will open in April and will be LIMITED, please see the preliminary agenda here: uky.edu/crvaw/2020CSRM.
Join a national network of service providers, advocates, grassroots organizations, and leaders from coast to coast for the first national conference addressing the housing needs of domestic violence/sexual assault survivors, communities of color, and marginalized populations!
Conference attendees will explore best practices, evidence-based approaches, and innovative safe housing solutions. Participants will also have an opportunity to help develop a national safe housing agenda designed to improve systems and decrease barriers; while also striving to create more comprehensive and equitable options for all survivors.
Community-based agencies receive growing pressure to implement “evidence-based programs.” That is, programs that have been studied and deemed “effective” by researchers. But what is considered evidence? And how can community-based agencies build their own evidence of what works in their communities? This webinar will examine these questions and explore the many opportunities and challenges that agencies face when conducting research and evaluations in community settings. We will discuss strategies for agencies to maximize the utility and power of the data they collect.
Presenter: Dr. Carrie Lippy, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence