Trainings

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Scroll down to register for upcoming trainings. More trainings will be added throughout the year. 

Advocacy Trainings are designed for advocates working with people who have experienced/are experiencing sexual and/or domestic violence and are conducted by members of the Action Alliance Training Institute Faculty and Staff. While this series is designed for staff and volunteers of Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies (SDVAs), the content is also helpful to allied professionals including healthcare providers, therapists/counselors, homeless services, faith communities, social workers, victim/witness assistance staff, and more. BATs help participants learn about and practice many of the basic skills necessary for effective advocacy.

Continuing Advocacy Trainings (CATs) were developed in response to the growing need to provide continuing education for advocates and allied professionals who have been in the sexual and domestic violence field for over three years. This series will offer advocates and allied professionals a chance to dig deeper and continue to build critical skills needed to enhance the response to and prevention of sexual and domestic violence.


UPCOMING TRAININGS:

October 3, 2018
9:30am to 4:00pm

Continuing Advocacy Training: Racial Justice as Trauma Informed Advocacy
Action Alliance Office
1118 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220

This training will examine how institutional and systemic racism create disparities in experiences between survivors of color and survivors who are white (including disparities in access to resources and support following trauma exposure), why a racial justice lens is integral to trauma-informed advocacy and prevention, and specific examples of how the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance has integrated a racial justice lens into aspects of its work.

Lunch is provided.

Cost:
SDVA Members – $65
Lifetime, Professional, or Affiliate Member – $75
Non-members – $105

REGISTER HERE


October 19th, 2018
10:00am to 1:00pm

VADATA for Advanced Users
ECPI University (Midlothian Campus)
800 Moorefield Park Dr. Room 124
Richmond, VA 23236

Are you a Director who wants to learn more about what VAdata can do for you? Are you responsible for your agency’s grant reporting and want to learn more about how VAdata can make your grant reporting easier? Did you know that VAdata provides 14 different data reports, including reports for your primary grants through DCJS and VDSS? Are you hesitant to trust the reports in VAdata? If so, this VAdata report training is just what you’re looking for!

After this training you will understand: When and how to use the reports in VAdata; queries – how to use them to audit VAdata and retrieve information you’ve put into VAdata; how to use VAdata reports in grant writing, public awareness, and other community awareness activities; and how VAdata data entry impacts your quarterly statistical reports.

Cost is $20.

Lunch is not included.

REGISTER HERE



October 23-24, 2018

9:30am to 4:00pm

Continuing Advocacy Training: Working with Survivors who are Immigrants
Action Alliance Office
1118 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220

A full two-day training that explores the diverse and unique needs of survivors who are immigrants including VAWA immigration remedies, language and cultural differences, community outreach, and agency capacity building to serve survivors from immigrant communities. This training offers advocates an opportunity to build on their assets to better serve immigrant survivors while paying attention to the very real barriers experienced by these survivors.

Lunch is provided each day.

Cost:
SDVA Members – $130
Lifetime, Professional, or Affiliate Member – $150
Non-members – $210

REGISTER HERE


October 29, 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm

PREA Summit
1717 Innovation Center
1717 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223

Please note: The location for this training has changed! The PREA Summit will now be held at the 1717 Innovation Center in Richmond, VA.

Description: The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) is the first United States federal law intended to deter the sexual assault of prisoners, signed into law on September 4, 2003. The PREA Summit will focus on trauma informed services in detention, navigating corrections and advocacy partnerships, and what corrections and victim services can learn from each other. The intended audience for this summit includes advocates, correction officers/law Enforcement, counselors, social workers, and anyone who works with incarcerated individuals.

Lunch will be on-your-own (a 1.5 hour break will be provided).

Cost is $20, regardless of membership.

REGISTER HERE



November 6-7, 2018

9:30am to 4:00pm

Advocacy 101: The Basics
Action Alliance Office
1118 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Over 2 days, this training will explore trauma-informed advocacy as the framework for providing sexual and domestic violence services in a culturally-responsive manner. We will address fundamental issues such as sexual and domestic violence within the context of rape/victim blaming culture, what it means to be culturally-responsive, practice basic crisis intervention skills, highlight prevention strategies, and more. This training is an interactive, creative space and is designed for new advocates or seasoned advocates who want a refresher and to stay up on current knowledge, best practices, and resources.

Lunch is provided each day.

Cost:
SDVA Members – $130
Lifetime, Professional, or Affiliate Member – $150
Non-members – $210

REGISTER HERE

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