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September's webinar is Self-Care and Cultural Safety in Victim Services. Our webinars are FREE and open to the public. We also provide 1 OVSEC approved credit hour for your continued learning credits. Practicing and encouraging radical self-care in the work place is a key aspect of pursuing cultural safety and trauma-informed care.

Participants will first explore the goal of cultural safety in victim service provision using the framework of cultural humility. Cultural safety is “an environment that is spiritually, socially and emotionally safe, as well as physically safe for people; where there is no assault challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. It is about shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience of learning together” (Williams, 1999). Participants will learn to use the practice of cultural humility, viewing themselves as partners in the helping relationship rather than the expert; one outcome of this practice is that survivors are empowered to build collaborative safety and/or treatment plans.

The practice of cultural humility is rooted in critical self-reflection and self-care. Therefore, participants will explore strategies for practicing radical—rather than reactive—self-care in their relationships with victims, with coworkers, and with themselves. Some tactics will include mindfulness exercises, tactile stress management tools, and reflective listening. The webinar ends with a period of self-reflection and personal goal-setting, allowing participants to leave with actionable strategies in practice.

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Our June webinar will be on June 23, 2017 from 10:00AM - 11:00AM. Lindsey Jacobs with SC Victims Assistance Network (SCVAN) will give an overview of orders of protection and restraining orders. This webinar will address 2015 changes to the law, RO's verses DVPO's in practice and problem areas. The importance of mutual restraining orders, jurisdiction questions and strategic appeals will also be addressed. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the webinar with at least one question in mind relating to restraining and/or protective orders.

This webinar is FREE to the public, but if you have not previously registered for our training registration system, Coalition Manager, you can do that on our Coalition Manager member sign-up page. Be sure to add us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events and trainings.

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Spring is in the air and May is already upon us. It's time for our May webinar presented by our new Limited English Proficiency Coordinator, Kathleen Heavner James. It will be on May 19, 2017 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM.

This webinar will discuss the importance of documenting and reporting victimization and seeking support. Information will be shared on incorporating immigration fears into safety planning and knowing victim’s risk of coming into contact with ICE or being prioritized for removal or detention. The presenter will also review immigration relief forms for which survivors may qualify. Ways to leverage VAWA confidentiality laws to protect your agency and survivors will also be discussed.

If you have not previously registered for our training registration system, Coalition Manager, you can learn how on our FAQ page.

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We are hosting a supplemental PREA webinar this month taught by Katie Reid, MSW on April 28, 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am. This webinar will provide:

  • An overview of confidentiality and why maintaining confidentiality is important when working with survivors/victims of prison rape.
  • An overview of the confidentiality standards in the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and some of the common conflicts between the confidentiality standards governing corrections staff and those governing rape crisis center staff.
  • Participants will explore possible protocols and compromises to providing successful services to this population.

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Our MSW intern, Ashton Petta will be hosting April's webinar about the Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits and Law Enforcement Protocol on April 21, 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am. Our webinars are FREE, open to the public, and they are approved for VSP continuing education credit.

This webinar will provide an overview on the topic of the backlog of sexual assault kits. Participants will be provided information concerning why backlog happens and where backlog occurs. Information will also be provided regarding existing law enforcement protocol in different states across the country. This presentation will also cover what we know of the current backlog in South Carolina and where our gaps in knowledge exist.

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We are hosting a supplemental PREA webinar this month taught by Katie Reid, MSW. It will be on March 31, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. This webinar will give an overview of the community collaboration and advocacy standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Specific attention will be given to how SARTS (Sexual Assault Response Teams) and other community partners can collaborate with corrections institutions, how to support and sustain collaboration, and how to use creative approaches to overcome challenges. Attendees will be given information on one example of how a South Carolina SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) successfully collaborates with a local detention center.

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Welcome to our 2017 Webinar Series! We offer FREE webinars, on topics ranging from racial justice, how to engage men, coordinated community response teams, and back to school prevention techniques all to help build knowledge and capacity in your services and advocacy. Our webinars are open to the public, so feel free to share with your friends and colleagues. These webinars are approved for VSP continuing education credit and usually last between 1-1 ½ hours.

Happy Women's History Month! Racial Justice: Part 2 is the second part of our two-part series on racial justice taught by Dr. Valerie Ekue. It will be on March 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. This webinar will include:

  • Participants will examine the historical impact of the feminist movement on women’s liberation.
  • Participants will examine the intersectionality of sexism, class oppression and racism which led to the black feminist movement.
  • Participants will gain increase knowledge around the color blindness approach which caused women of color to feel excluded from the feminist movement; thus experiencing increased exposure to domestic and sexual violence.
  • Participants will explore ways to address cultural humility and increase inclusivity for all survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 

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Featured Image for Racial Justice: Part 1 Webinar

Welcome to our 2017 Webinar Series! We offer FREE webinars, on topics ranging from racial justice, how to engage men, coordinated community response teams, and back to school prevention techniques all to help build knowledge and capacity in your services and advocacy. Our webinars are open to the public, so feel free to share with your friends and colleagues. These webinars are approved for VSP continuing education credit and usually last between 1-1 ½ hours.

February and March will be a two-part series on racial justice by our own Dr. Valerie Ekue. Racial Justice: Part 1 will be on February 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. This webinar will include:

  • Participants will gain keen insights into racial and social justice as it relates to the women’s liberation movement.
  • Participants will understand how intentional and institutional racism impacts the lives of domestic and sexual assault survivors and how differently this looks for women of color who may experience different outcomes and encounter episodes of repeat victimization.
  • Participants will explore ways to increase social justice and equality for marginalized and unserved survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Participants will explore ways to address cultural diversity within the feminist movement and build collaborative working relationships; thus improving the lives of women of color moving forward. 

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Welcome to our 2017 Webinar Series! On the 3rd Friday of each month, we offer FREE webinars, on topics ranging from racial justice, how to engage men, coordinated community response teams, and back to school prevention techniques all to help build knowledge and capacity in your services and advocacy. Our webinars are open to the public, so feel free to share with your friends and colleagues. These webinars are approved for VSP continuing education credit and usually last between 1-1 ½ hours.

Since January is Stalking Awareness Month, the first in the series is entitled Stalking and Tech Safety. This webinar will discuss:

  • What stalking is, how common it is, and what are some of the tactics used
  • State and federal laws around harassment and stalking
  • Deeper understanding of online stalking and tech safety tips
  • Your own tips and discover new tools for intervention strategies to support survivors and keep offenders accountable

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