Form and Function: Using Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Language When Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence for this webinar on practical skills and best practices for utilizing inclusive and culturally responsive language when gathering demographic and intake data on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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


2020 Crime Victim Law Conference – Canceled
Jun 18 – Jun 19 all-day


Join the National Crime Victim Law Institute on June 18-19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon for the 2020 Crime Victim Law Conference, the only national conference focused on rights enforcement in criminal cases.

Women are Sacred 2020 Conference – Postponed
Jun 23 – Jun 25 all-day


NIWRC will be hosting the Women are Sacred (WAS) Conference at the INTERCONTINENTAL SAINT PAUL RIVERFRONT on June 23-25, 2020.

The WAS Conference is one of the oldest and largest gatherings of advocates, survivors, tribal domestic and sexual violence programs, tribal community members, tribal leadership, law enforcement and tribal court personnel dedicated to ending violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and children. WAS offers state of the art training opportunities designed to increase the capacity of tribal nations, tribal domestic violence and community-based programs to address violence in tribal communities. Conference presenters include emerging Indigenous leaders and experts in the movement to ending violence.

Elder Abuse: What Do We Know from Research and Practice?
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Center for Victim Research (CVR) invites you to attend our upcoming webinar, “Elder Abuse: What Do We Know from Research and Practice” on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 2 to 3 pm ET, which will focus on the current evidence surrounding challenges faced by older adult victims of crime.

June 30, 2020, at 2 PM EDT.

CVR researchers, Storm Ervin and Erica Henderson, will present findings from CVR’s synthesis on elder abuse, exploring a wide range of abusive behaviors and including materials produced by researchers,
practitioners, and organizations dedicated to aging and elder abuse. Guest speaker, Mary Lynn Kasunic, from the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, will describe practitioners’ observations in the field and the
nation’s first domestic violence shelter for older adults.

Topics covered will include:

  • Types of elder abuse and how often they occur
  • Harms experienced by older adult victims
  • Factors that put older adults at greater risk of abuse
  • What we know about effective services and interventions
  • Where the field needs to grow




Join the Webinar

(registered users can join the webinar at 2:45 PM ET)



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NOVA 2020 Annual Training Event
Jul 27 – Jul 30 all-day

Founded in 1975, NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance) is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing.

Join NOVA for their 46th annual training event in Orlando, Florida. Choose from over 100 different workshops, hear from dynamic keynote speakers, earn CEUs, and network with over 1,800 allied professionals.

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.

REGISTER: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020Latina

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: uky.edu/crvaw/2020CSRM.


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

REGISTER: https://events-na1.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/2154191300/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_registration.html?sco-id=3436761238