Register Now for the First Webinar Presented by the NCDVTMH Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy (TILA) Project!

Please join us for the first webinar presented by the NCDVTMH Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy (TILA) Project! Join us for this webinar, and please stay tuned for information about our upcoming webinars this year.


Preparing for Court Proceedings with Survivors of Domestic Violence: Tips for Civil Lawyers and Legal Advocates

Thursday, May 2 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CST)

Olga Trujillo, JD
Consultant
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Rachel White-Domain, JD
Project Manager & Policy Associate
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Legal proceedings are often stressful for participants, whether or not they are survivors of trauma. Many survivors of domestic violence find the proceedings challenging in ways specific to the trauma they have experienced—ways that others may not be able to anticipate. At the same time, abusers may use legal proceedings as an opportunity to try and intimidate their partners. This webinar will explore the steps that lawyers and advocates can take to help survivors when they become triggered during legal proceedings. We will also discuss how to help survivors anticipate the challenges that the court process poses.

This webinar is part of the Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy (TILA) Project and is based on the tip sheet, Preparing for Court Proceedings with Survivors of Domestic Violence: Tips for Civil Lawyers and Legal Advocates.

To register for this webinar: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com (This webinar series is free of charge, and this webinar will be captioned.)

For more information about this webinar, contact Jen Curley via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).


About the TILA Project:

Launched this year by NCDVTMH, the Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy (TILA) Project will offer a framework and practical skills for doing trauma-informed legal advocacy with survivors of domestic violence involved in legal or other systems. Designed for domestic violence victims advocates as well as for lawyers, this project builds on the work of NCDVTMH to enhance the capacity of the domestic violence field to provide trauma-informed domestic violence advocacy services and on the handbook, Representing Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Experiencing Trauma and Other Mental Health Challenges: A Handbook for Attorneys. The TILA Project is designed to help advocates and lawyers to

  • Develop skills so that your interactions with survivors/clients are trauma-informed
  • Develop skills for supporting survivors’ resiliency in the context of interacting with legal and other systems
  • Get connected with resources specific to supporting survivors when trauma, mental health, and substance abuse issues arise in the context of legal proceedings or interactions with other systems

For more information about this project, please contact Rachel White-Domain via email by clicking this link.


Please stay tuned for information about our upcoming webinars! To join our email list, go to http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/newsletter-sign-up/.

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