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.

Register for our upcoming webinars:

September 27, 2016 – 10 am PT (12:00 pm CT; 1 pm ET):
Collaborating with Respect for Information Sharing Norms
Presented by
: Alicia Aiken, JD – Confidentiality Institute

Course Description: A successful multi-disciplinary response to survivors can only happen when the professionals involved understand and respect each other. But too often, questions about whether information will be shared becomes an unexpected source of confusion and conflict within inter-disciplinary teams. This webinar aims to clear the confusion about sharing and protection of survivor information by comparing and contrasting the legal obligations and information norms of the professionals co-located in a typical Family Justice Center. Register Here.

October 4, 2016 – 10 am PT (12:00 pm CT; 1 pm ET):
The Development and Operation of a Strangulation Multi-Disciplinary Team
Presented by
: Detective Michael Wallace, Ellen Bauer, Robyn Reger, Amber Zumalt Lane and Gael Strack, JD

Course Description: For years, multi-disciplinary teams have worked together in the field of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and human trafficking. Multi-disciplinary teams (MDT) have been extremely successful across the United States because at the heart of a MDT is a group of professionals from diverse disciplines who come together to provide comprehensive assessment and consultation in abuse cases. While their primary purpose is typically to help team members resolve difficult cases, teams may fulfill a variety of additional functions including implementation of a new law.

Currently, 40 States have now passed some form of a felony strangulation law to increase awareness and to enhance offender accountability and victim safety. But most states have failed to implement their new strangulation laws effectively.

In this webinar, the panel will discuss the development and operation of a new emerging multi-disciplinary team: the Strangulation Response Team. The Panel will discuss why their group came together, who is part of their team, their goals, challenges, and recent accomplishments since their Strangulation Response Team was formed. Gael Strack will share best practices currently emerging across the United States and hopefully inspire you to do MORE. Register Here.

October 13, 2016 – 10 am PT (12:00 pm CT; 1 pm ET):
Negotiating with Allies within a Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration
Presented by
: Alicia Aiken, JD – Confidentiality Institute and Co-sponsored by the National Network to End Domestic Violence

Course Description: We all know it can be the hardest to say “No” to people closest to us. This same dynamic can be true in a Family Justice Center where colleagues work closely toward a common goal of delivering best responses to violence survivors.

What is the best way to say No to a colleague when you are worried about doing harm to your collaboration?

This webinar gives an introduction to the concepts of interests-based negotiation and the “Positive No”, specifically as they can be used by close allies working across different professions in the anti-violence community. Interests-based negotiation and the Positive No are tools that allow the needs of both allies to be met without sacrificing values or destroying relationships. Register Here.

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