2012 — Webinars & Seminars

Some of the following webinars were closed captioned. This is indicated in the notes below each description. For more information, please contact Angelica Medina via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).


Webinar: Understanding Trauma & Mental Health in the Context of Domestic Violence:
An Integrated Framework for Healing and Social Change

Carole Warshaw, MD
Hosted by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health 

This webinar will provide advocates with an integrated framework for responding to trauma and mental health in the context of domestic violence. It will also include a brief overview of research on domestic violence, trauma, mental health, and substance abuse; information on the impact of trauma on development and the brain; and recommendations for policy and practice. This webinar is geared towards advocates and organizations working with survivors of domestic violence but is open to all.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

Webinar: Understanding Trauma & Mental Health in the Context of Domestic Violence: An Integrated Framework for Healing and Social Change

Developing Trauma-Informed Practices and Environments: First Steps for Programs

Terri Pease, PhD
Director of the Training Institute
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Understanding the importance of being trauma informed is only the first step toward creating relational, physical, and visual environments that support survivors who come to our doors. This webinar builds on the framework presented in the first webinar of our 2012 Trauma Informed Webinar Series* and gives advocates and program leaders steps and strategies to begin to develop trauma-informed practices and environments to foster healing and support us and survivors in the work we do together.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

Webinar: Developing Trauma-Informed Practices and Environments: First Steps for Programs

*Please see above for the first webinar in this series: Understanding Trauma & Mental Health in the Context of Domestic Violence: An Integrated Framework for Healing and Social Change

Developing Trauma-Informed Practices and Environments: Part II

Terri Pease, PhD
Director of the Training Institute
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar builds on Developing Trauma-Informed Practices and Environments: First Steps for Programs and will provide further support to programs that are taking the first steps of putting trauma-informed work into practice. This webinar will engage participants in deepening their thinking about how understanding trauma helps us reframe our services and will guide participants in making meaningful changes within their own programs. Concrete examples and ideas from programs across the country will help ensure that the content is realistic and relevant to daily practice in the field.

Webinar: Developing Trauma-Informed Practices and Environments: Part II

*Please see above for the first webinar in this series: Developing Trauma-Informed Practices and Environments: First Steps for Programs
*Please note: this webinar is closed captioned.

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Reflective Practice

Terri Pease, PhD
Hosted by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health 

This Webinar provides an advanced discussion of the challenges and benefits of adopting a strengths-based reflective way of providing services to survivors of domestic violence. The objective is to further explore issues of staff support, agency management, and self-care for staff and leaders in domestic violence programs.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Reflective Practice

Webinar: Helping Children and Teens Cope with the Effects of Domestic Violence:
Fostering Healing and Resilience

Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW
Child Trauma Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar will provide advocates with an overview of the traumatic effects of domestic violence on children’s development and an introduction to how advocates and parents can help strengthen adaptive coping and foster resilience in children and teens affected by domestic violence. This is an introductory training as part of a series on children and teens affected by domestic violence.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

Helping Children and Teens Cope with the Effects of Domestic Violence: Fostering Healing and Resilience*

*Please note: this webinar recording is closed captioned.

Webinar: Offering Trauma-Informed Support Groups for Survivors Impacted by Substance Abuse

Patricia J. Bland, MA, CDP
Substance Abuse Training Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Building on “In Harm’s Way,” this webinar offers an overview for providing trauma-informed support groups for survivors who are impacted by substance abuse and other forms of trauma and oppression.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

Offering Trauma-Informed Support Groups for Survivors Impacted by Substance Abuse*

*Please note: this webinar recording is closed captioned.

Webinar: In Harm’s Way: Substance Use and Safety Issues in the Context of Violence Against Women

Patricia J. Bland, M.A., CDP
Hosted by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health 

This Webinar explores the complex issues facing women who experience multiple forms of trauma (e.g., domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse) from a feminist perspective. Empowering strategies to provide advocacy, safety planning, and support will be discussed.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

Webinar: In Harm’s Way: Substance Use and Safety Issues in the Context of Violence Against Women

Webinar: What is Trauma Informed Work and Why Should We Care?

Moderator: Gwendolyn Packard, NIWRC Program Specialist
Special Guests: Carole Warshaw, Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health; Corinne Sanchez, Executive Director, TEWA Women United, Espanola, NM

Hosted by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

Trauma Informed Work is becoming a new focus for many federal programs that offer tribal grants for the prevention and response to violence against Native women. Learn more about what Trauma Informed Work actually is, and how we can incorporate it into the work and services of tribal DV/SA programs and shelters.

To listen to this Webinar, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

Webinar: What is Trauma Informed Work and Why Should We Care?

Seminar: Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health: Working with Survivors in Clinical Practice

Carole Warshaw, MD & Terri Pease, PhD
Hosted by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health 

The objective of this seminar is for participants to better understand:

    • The mental health impact of domestic violence
    • Critical issues for addressing the mental health and advocacy needs of domestic violence survivors
    • How to assess, treat, and engage community collaboration as part of clinical practice

This 12-hour continuing education training program (12 CEs) is available for purchase via J&K Seminars. For training outline, handouts, and purchasing information, please click the link below and follow instructions on the page.

Seminar: Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health: Working with Survivors in Clinical Practice


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