Webinars provide you with the opportunity to access relevant, timely education, information and resources without having to leave your office. As the cost of travel continues to rise and the need for more staff to be available throughout the day, the Action Alliance is making a commitment to develop and deliver new webinar-based trainings each year. Internet access is needed to participate in these training sessions.
All webinars take place from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Shortly after registering for the webinar, you will receive a separate email with instructions for accessing the webinar. Webinars are FREE.
April 5, 2017
Meeting the Diverse Needs of Asian/Pacific Islander Survivors
Every culture is unique – unique strengths, resources, needs, and challenges. As providers of life-saving services, it is critical that we work to understand the needs of the diverse people we serve every day. This webinar will provide an overview of the diverse needs of Asian/Pacific Islander Survivors as well as resources, tools, and ideas for strengthening how you provide services to underserved communities.
May 25, 2017
Culturally Appropriate Services for Native Crime Victims
As service providers, it is incumbent upon us to understand the historical, institutional, geographic, and cultural barriers that may prevent people from receiving our services. Native peoples experience violence at alarmingly high rates, yet relatively few access our services. In order to both increase access and strengthen the quality of services, it is imperative that services are culturally appropriate. This webinar will offer an overview of the barriers preventing Native peoples from accessing our services, offer resources and strategies for increasing this access, and address specific steps we can take to make services culturally appropriate for Native survivors.
June 15, 2017
Asset Building in Rural Communities
Rural communities are among the most underserved in our system of care. When we look at the resources available to people and programs in urban and suburban settings, it is clear that there is a gap in resources available to people in rural settings. But as the old saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention.” This webinar will explore creative and unique ways of building assets in rural communities, including unusual collaborations, imaginative funding sources, and unusual volunteer pools.
June 30, 2017
Technology: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown
Technology. There is no escaping it. As it relates to our work, technology holds both promise and fear. People who inflict violence on others often use technology as a tool of power, control, coercion, and abuse. Survivors often cling to technology as a comfort. Advocates use it as a tool to do their work. But what DON’T we know about technology and how it relates to our work? What safety measures can it offer survivors? What tools are we not taking advantage of? What are some lesser known hidden dangers? Join us for this eye-opening, information-packed webinar.
August 16, 2017
Resources for Working with Adult Literacy Learners
Studies show that 1 in 6 adults have low literacy skills, and in all likelihood this understates the problem. Survivors with low literacy skills encounter barriers to accessing services and face difficult challenges when they do receive services. In many cases, it can be difficult to even tell when an adult has low literacy skills and knowing the signs can be very helpful as you work with these survivors. This webinar will explore barriers and provide concrete strategies for addressing them and improving the quality of services as well as provide adult literacy resources.
August 24, 2016
Key Considerations for Serving Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
This webinar will offer practical tips and resources for working with survivors who are part of the deaf community.
September 20, 2017
Maintaining Confidentiality: Obligations & Best Practices
This webinar will provide an overview of current state and federal requirements related to confidentiality and sexual/domestic violence work but will also push us further – how can we do better? Trauma-informed recordkeeping, best practices, and new ways in which confidentiality can be breached and protected will all be discussed in this webinar.
September 29, October 26, December 14
Executive Director/Management Series for SDVAs
November 13, 2017
Culturally Relevant Legal Services
More information about this webinar will be posted in the future.