The Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence Virtual Technology Summit
Aug 3 – Aug 7 all-day

This unique event – our 8th annual Summit, but the first one held virtually – focuses on the intersection of technology and abuse. We will explore some of the ways technology is still evolving, including the dramatic increase in digital services in the work to support survivors, growing concerns around online privacy, and increasing detections of stalkerware during the pandemic. We’ll also address online hate and gaming, teens and tech, privacy and confidentiality during a public health crisis, and more.

Covering a wide range of technology-related issues, this conference will be helpful to advocates, social service providers, law enforcement, and legal professionals who work with survivors of abuse.

Our Virtual Technology Summit will include 10 webinars over the course of 5 days. Each session will include American Sign Language, Spanish interpretation, and closed captioning. Virtual Technology Summit will take place on the Zoom platform. We know there are concerns about “Zoombombing” and security, but don’t worry – we’ll cover that too!




2020 National Latin@ Institute
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm

The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities calls all Latin@s and allies working to end violence against women and girls, and other forms of violence, to submit proposals for workshops at the institute. Selected proposals would highlight innovative practices, culturally and linguistically specific approaches for working with Latin@ communities, lessons learned, successful collaborations, trauma- informed or survivors-centered advocacy and public policy, evidence-based practices and/or practice- based evidence.

Theme: Building Community Together

Building community is a process of creating a shared vision that enhances awareness, equity, healing, and strength. Building community together honors and celebrates the multifaceted individual and collective experiences that unite us and strengthen us.
Institute Objectives

By the end of the institute participants will be better able to:

  • Integrate concrete organizational development practices and tools in their advocacy
  • Connect with other organizations and advocates to advance our collective success.
  • Share trauma-informed practices to enhance self-care, sustainability and well-being.


Capturing Victims’ Voices on Justice through Research: A Virtual Research Convening
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Center for Victim Research (CVR) invites you to participate in virtual research convening Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 1 to 3 PM EDT, focused on Capturing Victims’ Voices on Justice through Research.

A panel of three keynote speakers will share their work and recommendations for researching diverse victims’ experiences and perspectives on different systems and models of justice. Dr. West will present her decades of research on Black women’s experiences of domestic and sexual violence, and treatment interventions from a social justice perspective. Dr. Hussemann will share her Perceptions of Justice project capturing voices of human trafficking survivors and their views on traditional, procedural, restorative, and transitional justice. Dr. McCoy will present her research on the victimization experiences of young men and boys of color, and their perceptions of traditional and social justice. Attendees will then have the opportunity to ask questions of the experts and take part in small breakout discussions exploring the benefits, challenges, and policy implications of engaging in this research. CVR will conclude the convening by sharing key resources to support researchers and practitioners in this work.




Registered users can use the following link to join the session beginning at 12:45 PM EDT.

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Mass Violence and Terrorism Victimization: What Do We Know from Research and Practice?
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Center for Victim Research (CVR) invites you to attend our upcoming webinar, “Mass Violence and Terrorism Victimization: What Do We Know from Research and Practice?” on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from 2 to 3 pm ET, which will focus on the current evidence surrounding challenges faced by victims of mass violence and terrorism as well as challenges faced by first responders, government agencies, victim service providers, and others who respond to these events.

CVR researchers Melanie Langness and Emily Tiry will present findings from CVR’s synthesis on mass violence and terrorism, including materials produced by researchers, practitioners, and organizations dedicated to responding to mass violence events. Guest speaker Kathryn M. Turman, former Assistant Director of the FBI Victim Services Division, will describe practitioners’ observations in the field.

Topics covered will include:
• Types of mass violence and terrorism events and how often they occur
• Harms experienced by mass violence and terrorism victims
• Factors that put individuals and communities at greater risk of victimization
• What we know about effective services and interventions
• Where the field needs to grow


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2020 National conference – Campus Responses to Sexual Misconduct: Changing the Culture on Campus
Sep 24 – Sep 25 all-day

The third national conference focused on Campus Responses to Sexual Misconduct  will address campus sexual misconduct at a “meta” level, looking at interventions that are designed to change campus culture.  The event will convene the voices of leading national researchers and practitioners addressing sexual assault, sexual harassment, and bullying, as well as evaluation methods for broad-based programs. This conference provides information relevant to student life, college administrators, researchers, Title IX, advocates, counseling personnel, and others interested in topics related to campus sexual misconduct. Registration will open in April and will be LIMITED, please see the preliminary agenda  here:


2020 National conference - Campus Responses to Sexual Misconduct: Changing the Culture on Campus

2020 National Conference on Safe Housing
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day

Join a national network of service providers, advocates, grassroots organizations, and leaders from coast to coast for the first national conference addressing the housing needs of domestic violence/sexual assault survivors, communities of color, and marginalized populations!

Conference attendees will explore best practices, evidence-based approaches, and innovative safe housing solutions. Participants will also have an opportunity to help develop a national safe housing agenda designed to improve systems and decrease barriers; while also striving to create more comprehensive and equitable options for all survivors.



Evidence is Power Webinar
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Community-based agencies receive growing pressure to implement “evidence-based programs.” That is, programs that have been studied and deemed “effective” by researchers. But what is considered evidence? And how can community-based agencies build their own evidence of what works in their communities? This webinar will examine these questions and explore the many opportunities and challenges that agencies face when conducting research and evaluations in community settings. We will discuss strategies for agencies to maximize the utility and power of the data they collect.

Presenter: Dr. Carrie Lippy, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence