The goal of this presentation is to inform and educate civilian and community professionals on military culture, unique dynamics and barriers as it relates to military-connected survivors of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking (DVSAS).
12/12/2023 02:00 PM
This training will be an opportunity to better understand the connection between finances and survivor safety. We will explore the intersection and what advocates can do to improve survivors’ overall access to economic justice and resources. Additionally, we will explore macro vs micro economic justice work as well as get a better understanding of the impact of economic policy and how they continue to play out for communities even today.
12/13/2023 11:00 AM
This training focuses on the unique challenges faced by immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. This training will provide advocates with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide culturally sensitive and comprehensive support.
Key Topics Covered:
A. Understanding Domestic Violence in the Immigrant Context: Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of domestic violence within immigrant communities, including the various cultural, social, and systemic factors that contribute to the vulnerability of immigrant survivors. This section explores the specific challenges faced by immigrant victims and the impact of immigration status on their experiences.
B. Legal Protections for Immigrant Survivors: This section provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the legal protections available to immigrant survivors of domestic violence in the United States. Participants will learn about relevant laws, visas, and forms of relief, such as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U visa, T visa, and other immigration remedies that can provide safety and stability for survivors.
C. Cultural Competence and Trauma-Informed Care: Participants will develop cultural competence by gaining insights into the diverse backgrounds and experiences of immigrant survivors. This section emphasizes the importance of providing trauma-informed care, considering the unique cultural, linguistic, and religious factors that can impact the healing process for survivors.
D. Effective Communication and Language Access: Participants will learn strategies for effective communication with immigrant survivors, including overcoming language barriers and utilizing interpretation services. This section focuses on the importance of providing language access to ensure survivors can fully access and understand available resources and support.
E. Collaborative Approaches and Community Resources: Building strong partnerships and networks is vital in supporting immigrant survivors. Participants will explore collaborative approaches with immigration service providers, legal professionals, community-based organizations, and culturally specific resources to ensure survivors receive comprehensive support tailored to their specific needs.
F. Immigration Advocacy and Safety Planning: This section equips participants with the knowledge and skills to assist immigrant survivors in navigating the immigration system safely. Participants will learn about immigration relief options, safety planning strategies that consider the intersection of immigration status and domestic violence, and effective advocacy techniques to support survivors throughout the process.
G. Self-Care and Vicarious Trauma: Supporting immigrant survivors can be emotionally challenging. This section emphasizes the importance of self-care and provides strategies for managing vicarious trauma and promoting personal well-being while providing support to survivors.
01/11/2024 10:00 AM