2016 — Webinars on Independent Topics


2016 Webinars

Independent Topics


These webinars cover a range of independent topics.

All live webinars were closed captioned. 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).


Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy: An Introduction

Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CDT)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by: Rachel White-Domain, JD, Policy Manager, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

How can legal advocates and attorneys who work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault take a trauma-informed approach to their work?

Domestic violence and sexual assault programs across the country have increasingly adopted a trauma-informed approach within their organizations. But when we support survivors in a legal context, specific challenges may arise that make it harder for us to maintain a trauma-informed approach to our work. This webinar will provide a framework as well as concrete tips for applying a trauma-informed approach to supporting survivors in the context of legal proceedings.

This webinar is intended as an introduction to trauma-informed legal advocacy. Topics will include the following:

  1. Trauma-Informed Conversations in Legal Settings
  2. Trauma, Memory & Trust-Building
  3. Emotional Safety Planning for Court
  4. Providing Legal Support When Someone is Experiencing Mental or Emotional Distress or Crisis

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

» Webinar Recording: Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy: An Introduction

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Promising Practices: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Working with Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Other Trauma

Monday, March 14, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CDT)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by:

Carole Warshaw, MD, Director
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Heather Phillips, MA, Research Manager
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Lisa Fleming, MSW, Chief Operating Officer
Rose Brooks Center
Kansas City, MO

Peg Hacskaylo, MSW, MBA, Executive Director
District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)
Washington, DC

Virginia Perez-Ortega, Prevention Director
Enlace Comunitario
Albuquerque, NM

Alice Skenandore, Founder and Director
Bev Scow, Assistant Director
Wise Women Gathering Place
Green Bay, WI

Domestic and sexual violence programs across the country are providing innovative, accessible, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed services for survivors and their children.

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health recently completed an exciting new report entitled “Promising Practices and Model Programs: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Working with Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Other Trauma,” which highlights innovative practices used by domestic and sexual violence programs across the country.

During this webinar, four programs included in this report will share strategies, insights, and approaches that they have used to support survivors from a more trauma-informed perspective.

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

» Webinar Recording: Promising Practices: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Working with Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Other Trauma

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts

Trauma-Informed Responses to Emotional Distress and Crisis: An Introduction

Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CDT)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by:

Jen Curley, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
Cathy Cave, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

This webinar will engage participants in thinking through what helps when someone is experiencing emotional distress. We will look at the factors that shape how we respond to distress and crisis and discuss both individual and organizational strategies to respond to distress in trauma-informed ways.

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

» Webinar Recording: Trauma-Informed Responses to Emotional Distress and Crisis: An Introduction

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Understanding Trauma and the Body: From Theory into Practice

Monday, April 11, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm (CDT)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by: Lara Veon, LCPC, RYT

In this webinar, participants will gain an enhanced understanding of the impact of trauma on the brain, body, and spirit. In addition, practical and accessible body-inclusive strategies will be provided to aide survivors and those who support them.

Lara Veon, LCPC, RYT is a body-inclusive psychotherapist in private practice, Director of Counseling at Beacon Academy in Evanston, IL and a trauma-informed yoga instructor.

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

» Webinar Recording: Understanding Trauma and the Body: From Theory into Practice

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Responding to Mental Health Crisis:
Incorporating Peer Support Practices

Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CDT)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by:

Cathy Cave, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Part 2 in our series on responding to Mental Health Crisis.
This webinar will engage participants in considering community-based mental health peer support services as a resource to support people in our programs who are experiencing emotional distress. We will look at the alignment between domestic and sexual violence advocacy work and the principles and practices of peer support. We will also consider opportunities for cross-training, effective partnering and trauma-informed support for survivors.

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

» Webinar Recording: Responding to Mental Health Crisis: Incorporating Peer Support Practices

Webinar attendees, to access the handouts for this webinar, click the link below.

»» Webinar Handouts


Introducing the Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy (TILA) Network!

Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm (CDT)

Hosted by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Presented by: Rachel White-Domain, JD, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Join us for this one-hour information session to find out how you can participate in the new TILA Network, designed specifically for attorneys and legal advocates who work with survivors of interpersonal violence, and to be launched late Fall 2016.

The TILA Network will connect advocates and attorneys who are interested in increasing their own trauma-informed legal advocacy skills, integrating TILA materials into their own agency’s trainings, and contributing to the development of the TILA Project as a whole.

The info session will include (1) an overview of the TILA Project’s framework; (2) a description of plans for the upcoming launch of the TILA Network, including options for participation; and (3) an opportunity for participants to provide feedback on how a TILA Network might best meet their needs.

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 Angelica Medina via email by clicking this link or via phone at 312-726-7020 or 312-726-4110 (TTY).


The following webinars have been relocated:

Both webinars are now located in our Trauma-Focused Interventions for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence series at this link:
http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/trainingta/webinars-seminars/2015-2016-webinar-series-trauma-focused-interventions-for-survivors-of-domestic-and-sexual-violence/

Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women

Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CDT)

Beyond Anger and Violence: A Program for Women

Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 2:00 – 3:30pm (CDT)


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

  • **New Webinar Tracking Tool!**

    We have created a simple tool to help you keep track of the webinars that you have attended and watched. This tool is currently a Word document and can either be printed or saved directly to your computer. We will update the tool as we add new webinar series.

    You can access the tool at the following link: NCDVTMH Webinar Tracking Sheet


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