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Webinar training on general institutional analysis topics2014 Community Assessment Institute
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!
Community Assessment Institute
May 12 - 15, 2015, Saint Paul, MN
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 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
OVW grantees must receive prior approval from your OVW Program
Specialist to attend this institute.
Check back for registration to be released in February 2015.
participants have said about the institute
brings to the forefront on my thinking the linkages between disciplines and
within agencies. If we are not in relationship, we fail victims and our
communities. I liked
the interactive group work the best - it kept me engaged and my mind active. I
also enjoyed the opportunity to experience local law enforcement and sits along
seamless weaving of different learning modalities - and how it mirrors the
process of an actual community assessment.
- 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.
WEBINAR TRAINING ON GENERAL TOPICS RELATED TO INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS
Receive quality training on institutional analysis and community assessments over the internet.
Webinar connection and call-in information will be sent with registration
confirmation. If you do not receive confirmation withing a few minutes of registering, check your Spam folder. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Long distance charges to participate can be paid for with you OVW set-aside training funds.
2nd Wednesdays of each month. All sessions are from 2:00 - 3:15 pm Central Time.
Watch for 2015 webinars
Incorporate this process into your next OVW grant
application - solicitations will be open soon!
Contact Maren to
learn more: 651-699-8000, x10