Upcoming Webinar (July 24): Using a Trauma-Informed Approach: What Domestic Violence Court Professionals Need to Know

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health is honored to present on a webinar hosted by the Center for Court Innovation. Please see the description below and join us for this webinar on July 24!

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Center for Court Innovation, Domestic Violence Programs

National Domestic Violence Court Expert Assistance Webinar Series:

Using a Trauma-Informed Approach: What Domestic Violence Court Professionals Need to Know

DATE: Friday, July 24, 2015

TIME: 12:30-2:00 p.m. EST

What does a “trauma-informed approach” mean for domestic violence court professionals? More than just a buzzword, taking a trauma-informed approach often requires a deep shift in how we think about our work, as well as a new set of practical skills.

Developed by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH), the Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy (TILA) Project offers guidance on applying trauma-informed principles to working with survivors of domestic violence in the context of legal proceedings.

Using a scenario-based approach, the TILA project offers a framework and practical skills for doing trauma-informed work. Each scenario employs a simple two-step analysis, considering what might be happening from the perspective of the person we are working with, and what practical strategies might help.

During this webinar for DV court professionals, we will practice TILA skills using scenarios on the following topics:

  1. Traumatic Triggers
  2. Trauma, Memory & Trust-Building
  3. Emotional Safety Planning for Court
  4. Reflective Practice for Legal Professionals
  5. When Someone is Experiencing Emotional Distress

MODERATOR:
Katie Crank, Center for Court Innovation

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

PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY:
This webinar was created for OVW Justice for Families Program/Courts Project and GTEAP grantees, but is open to the public.

REGISTRATION AND ACCESS:

Please register here: https://courtinnovation.ilinc.com/register/rkbsfpw

You will receive an email with information about how to access the webinar. We will send reminders and materials as the event approaches. Please contact Jenna Smith (smithje@courtinnovation.org) if you have any quesons. We strive to make our work accessible for all parcipants. Please let us know at least five business days before the webinar if you require closed captioning or materials in large print. Access needs and any questions regarding other possible accommodations should be emailed to smithje@courtinnovation.org.

This project was supported by Award No. 2014-TA-AX-K019 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women. The opinions, findings, or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Department of Justice.

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