Upcoming Training

2019

The Importance of Language in Expanding Services to All Victims

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
9:00 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
Oxnard, California
The Importance of Language in Expanding Services to All Victims

Language is a crucial component of any agency's effort seeking to improve the life, safety, and well-being of all victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This training session aims to create awareness and provide information about the realities faced by victims and their communities who are considered Limited English proficient (LEP) or are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HoH), their legal right to access the justice system and life-saving services, and their participation in their individual and collective healing. We will explore the language access landscape in California, highlight language access legal obligations for all recipients of federal funding, and offer variety of tools and resources to facilitate meaningful access and effective communication with victims from diverse linguistic communities, including setting up language access protocols and policies, working with interpreters and translators, offering trauma-informed language supportive services, and creating multilingual spaces. 

Presented by Ana Paula Noguez Mercado and Wendy Lau-Ozawa

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Strengthening Victims in Underserved Communities: Mitigating Implicit Biases, Healing and Justice in the Muslim American Community, and Providing Language Justice and Access

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
8:30 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
El Dorado Hills, CA
Strengthening Victims in Underserved Communities: Mitigating Implicit Biases, Healing and Justice in the Muslim American Community, and Providing Language Justice and Access

Join us for a full day of training, discussion, and networking on how to best serve immigrant populations, people of color, and those with limited English proficiency. This interactive and self-reflective training is intended to increase cultural humility, broaden participant’s awareness of the presence and impact of implicit bias when working with victims in underserved communities, and equip them with tools to engage with clients in more open, respectful and empathetic ways. Additionally, the course will help service providers understand the unique challenges Muslim survivors face and discuss the intersections of gender based violence, Islamophobia and mental health. Finally, this training will address language justice and access in relation to victims of crime, who are LEP or non-English speaking. Participants will learn how to work with clients through interpreters and create inclusive multilingual spaces.

Presented by Sayida Peprah, PsyD, Areeba Siddiqui from HEART Women & Girls, and Lena Moran from Just Communities

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The Importance of Language in Expanding Services to All Victims

Monday, September 30, 2019
9:00 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
Stanislaus, California
The Importance of Language in Expanding Services to All Victims

Language is a crucial component of any agency's effort seeking to improve the life, safety, and well-being of all victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This training session aims to create awareness and provide information about the realities faced by victims and their communities who are considered Limited English proficient (LEP) or are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HoH), their legal right to access the justice system and life-saving services, and their participation in their individual and collective healing. We will explore the language access landscape in California, highlight language access legal obligations for all recipients of federal funding, and offer variety of tools and resources to facilitate meaningful access and effective communication with victims from diverse linguistic communities, including setting up language access protocols and policies, working with interpreters and translators, offering trauma-informed language supportive services, and creating multilingual spaces. 

Presented by Ana Paula Noguez Mercado and Wendy Lau-Ozawa

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Strengthening Victims in Underserved Communities: Mitigating Implicit Biases, Healing and Justice in the Muslim American Community, and Providing Language Justice and Access

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
8:30 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
Chico, CA
Strengthening Victims in Underserved Communities: Mitigating Implicit Biases, Healing and Justice in the Muslim American Community, and Providing Language Justice and Access

Join us for a full day of training, discussion, and networking on how to best serve immigrant populations, people of color, and those with limited English proficiency. This interactive and self-reflective training is intended to increase cultural humility, broaden participant’s awareness of the presence and impact of implicit bias when working with victims in underserved communities, and equip them with tools to engage with clients in more open, respectful and empathetic ways. Additionally, the course will help service providers understand the unique challenges Muslim survivors face and discuss the intersections of gender based violence, Islamophobia and mental health. Finally, this training will address language justice and access in relation to victims of crime, who are LEP or non-English speaking. Participants will learn how to work with clients through interpreters and create inclusive multilingual spaces.

Presented by Sayida Peprah, PsyD, Areeba Siddiqui from HEART Women & Girls, and Lena Moran from Just Communities

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Ask the Expert with Rachel Ray: Immigration 101

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
10:00 am11:00 am
Online
Ask the Expert with Rachel Ray: Immigration 101

Presented by Rachel Ray, Managing Attorney at University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center

Immigration policies and administrative decisions affecting immigrants are happening at an almost breakneck speed. Because so many service providers have immigrant clients, individuals in many sectors can benefit from even a surface understanding of these policies and decisions.

This webinar will focus on an overview of the following changes:

• Overview of the REAL ID Act
• June 4 passage of the Dream & Promise Act by the U.S. House of Representatives
• June 18 announcement regarding “immigration raids”
• November 12 hearing on DACA before the Supreme Court
• Expanded Expedited Removal
• Public charge updates

Participants will be able to ask specific questions before and during this interactive session.

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Serving California's Diversity: A Conference on Trauma and Resilience

Thursday, November 14, 2019
9:00 am PST4:00 pm PST
Burbank, CA
Serving California's Diversity: A Conference on Trauma and Resilience

Join us for a full day of training, discussion, and networking on how to best serve immigrant populations, people of color, and those with limited English proficiency. This statewide event will provide information to professionals who are working with communities affected by historical trauma along with their ability to inherit their ancestors’ resiliency. Trainers will focus on culture and the brain, creating trauma informed programs, using resiliency to cope with bias and trauma. Participants will also receive information regarding immigration relief, encouraging agencies to shift from providing language access to language justice, and the role of law enforcement and other multi-disciplinary team members during a sexual assault investigation. All of the sessions will be looked at with a critical lens of professionals understanding their own biases.

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WEBINAR- Japanese American Intergenerational Trauma and Culture Resilience: Implications for Survivors and Victims of Crime

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
10:00 am11:00 am
Online
WEBINAR- Japanese American Intergenerational Trauma and Culture Resilience: Implications for Survivors and Victims of Crime

Presented by traci ishigo

This webinar invites and engages professionals in critical reflection and dialogue about American history that centers Japanese American experiences of war, profiling, surveillance, forced removal, incarceration, and state-sponsored trauma, which continues to impact generations of Nikkei (people of Japanese descent) and their families in the United States.

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The Importance of Language in Expanding Services to All Victims

Thursday, December 5, 2019
9:00 am PST4:00 pm PST
Humboldt County, California
The Importance of Language in Expanding Services to All Victims

Language is a crucial component of any agency's effort seeking to improve the life, safety, and well-being of all victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This training session aims to create awareness and provide information about the realities faced by victims and their communities who are considered Limited English proficient (LEP) or are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HoH), their legal right to access the justice system and life-saving services, and their participation in their individual and collective healing. We will explore the language access landscape in California, highlight language access legal obligations for all recipients of federal funding, and offer variety of tools and resources to facilitate meaningful access and effective communication with victims from diverse linguistic communities, including setting up language access protocols and policies, working with interpreters and translators, offering trauma-informed language supportive services, and creating multilingual spaces. 

Presented by Ana Paula Noguez Mercado and Cannon Han

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    Produced by the CATTA Center, a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Victim Services Branch.