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Training Opportunities

During the quickly evolving COVID-19 situation, we are monitoring training plans day-by-day. We will be deciding on how to proceed with currently planned training events based on the official guidance of public organizations, size and scale of events, location, and the decisions of our hosting agencies. The health and well-being of our staff, trainers and participants is of utmost importance.

Participants should make their own decisions regarding traveling to and attending group events, in conjunction with their health care provider and employer. We understand that, given the situation, registered participants may decide to not attend events.

As soon as a decision is made to cancel or postpone an event that you are registered for, you will be notified by our staff.

Resources and Strategies for Investigating the Living Doe

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
11:00 am PDT12:00 pm PDT

This course will provide participants an understanding of what constitutes an unidentified person as a "living doe" and when, how, and why to investigate. Participants will gain insight on how to better coordinate with medical staff to acquire helpful information and biometrics to aid in identification.

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Male Survivors and the Impact of Their Trauma

Friday, September 10, 2021
10:00 am PDT12:00 pm PDT

Presented by Gimel Rogers, Psy.D., ABPP, followed by a Q&A Panel with Morgan Shaw, Psy.D. and Melle Browning, LMFT.

The first half of the training will be a presentation given by Gimel Rogers titled, "Defining Healthy Relationships: Intimate Partner Violence and Toxic Ideas About Masculinity". This course is designed to provide psychoeducation on foundational constructs to intimate partner violence. It will provide an overview of male survivors of intimate partner violence and toxic masculinity, as well as an overview of healthy relationships. In addition, it will explore how toxic masculinity specifically impacts male survivors.
The second half of the training will be a Q&A Panel with Gimel Rogers, Morgan Shaw, and Melle Browning. Topics addressed during this panel include therapeutic interventions, trauma-informed practices, forensic issues, expert witness testimony, trauma-informed crisis response, working with LGBTQIA+ populations, and providing gender diverse affirming care.

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