Training and Events
We offer a number of ways for grantees to connect with experts in the field, to learn from each other, and to be exposed to some of the best materials in the field of domestic violence intervention. Check this page frequently for information related to upcoming events.
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4-day annual training institutes for local
teams to be immersed in the full range of tools and methods involved in
community assessments as outlined by the Praxis
Safety and Accountability Audit
SAVE THE DATES!
April 29-May 2, 2014, Saint Paul, MN
Community Assessment Institute
Drawing from The
Institutional Analysis (formerly The
Praxis Safety and Accountability Audit), this training teaches the
practical methods, skills, and strategies to coordinate and implement an
assessment of your community's response to violence against women. Community
assessment is an inter-agency team process that identifies ways to incorporate
safety and well-being for survivors and accountability for offenders into the
daily routines and practices of workers who intervene in cases involving
violence against women. Grounded in the experiences of survivors, this process
seeks to 1) identify how problematic interventions and negative
systemic outcomes arise, and 2) develop and implement recommendations for
long-lasting system reform.
Institute participants (who should
attend?) will learn how to:
the scope of your assessment given local resources
the basic elements of an assessment in your OVW-funded project and adjust
for the politics of your community
different types of text that impact outcomes for victims (reports, forms,
policies, recommendations, transcripts, etc.)
effective, engaging and informative interviews with key interveners
the most out of an observation of practitioners' work (such as 911
dispatchers, law enforcement officers, etc.)
focus groups to glean insider knowledge and insights
interagency team meetings and data analysis sessions
conclusions from the information collected and translates it
into new policies, procedures, training strategies, resource allocations,
supervisory and oversight practices, linkages, and job functions that
improve outcomes for victims
Who should attend?
Communities who are interested in learning more and those who
are planning to conduct a community assessment or best practice assessment are strongly
encouraged to send 2 people to this intensive institute: 1) an individual
responsible for coordination of an assessment, and 2) a key member of the
interagency team charged with implementing the assessment. Requests to send
more than 2 participants per community will be considered only if space is
available. Priority will be given to grantees of the Arrest and Rural Programs
of the Office on Violence Against Women.
participants have said about the institute
- "I'm excited about all the ways we might apply
this assessment/these tools in our community."
- "The hands-on exercises were great in
understanding the application of the analysis process."
- "The array of presenters was awesome as they
brought their expertise and experience to share."
- "The training incorporated theory, framework,
instruction, demonstration, application, and process; very informative."
Contact Denise or Maren for more information
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Long distance charges to participate can be paid for with you OVW set-aside training funds.
All sessions are from 2:00 - 3:15 pm Central Time.
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