The Alliance hosts monthly national webinars supported by various funders including the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) and Verizon. These webinars include training on subject specific matter or those related to the field of family violence and the role of Family Justice Centers in providing wraparound services to clients.
Utilizing a Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model,
December 8, 2016 – 10-11:30am PST
Research has shown that intimate partner domestic violence homicides are often predictable; and if they’re predictable, they’re preventable. The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center’s Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT) Model leverages that predictability by incorporating evidence-based risk assessment into a community’s domestic violence response system to identify cases at high risk of lethality. Once identified, individual cases are then monitored by a multidisciplinary team that shares case information and implements case-specific intervention plans to mitigate the danger. The DVHRT Model focuses on increasing both victim safety and offender accountability. By focusing on the highest risk cases, the DVHRT intervenes in incidents with the most severe potential consequences while improving the quality and cohesion of the entire domestic violence response system. This presentation with Kelly Dunne, Director of the Jeannie Geiger Crisis Center, will provide a comprehensive understanding of the DVHRT Model with an overview of the research at its foundation. The function and structure of key partners in this multidisciplinary approach will be discussed. Participants will learn how team members work together to identify high-risk cases and mobilize risk management strategies.
Inclusion within Co-Location: Welcoming the Deaf Community & People with Disabilities into your Family Justice Center
December 20, 2016 – 10-11:30am PST
Although organizations and professionals co-located in Family Justice Centers have the best of intentions in serving diverse populations who have experienced intimate partner violence, “diversity” typically is defined as working with victims and survivors of different genders, cultures, ethnicities or religious beliefs. Diversity is seldom used to refer to serving persons with disabilities or who are Deaf or hard of hearing. This webinar will provide an overview of common myths and misconceptions related to deaf, hard of hearing people and people with disabilities; who are victims and survivors of intimate partner violence. Dr. Cindi Cassady, Consultant/Lecturer with the University of Kibungo, Rwanda, will discuss ways you can make your current Family Justice Center services more welcoming, inclusive and accessible to deaf, hard of hearing people, as well as for persons with disabilities.
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