Training Opportunities

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

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
8:30 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
Oakland, 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, Sahar Pirzada and Areeba Siddiqui from HEART Women & Girls, and Lena Moran from Just Communities

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Sex Offenders: Understanding and Responding to Crimes Against Children

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
8:30 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
Sacramento, CA
Sex Offenders: Understanding and Responding to Crimes Against Children

Presenter: Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S.

This workshop will contain three parts. The first part will be “Sex Offenders: What Judges, Lawyers, Investigators, and Child Advocates Should Know,” which will focus on the various theories about the etiology of pedophilia and development of pro-offending attitudes, plus the more typical patterns of sexual offending committed by juvenile and adult sex offenders. The second part will be “Selection, Engagement, and Seduction of Children and Adults by Child Molesters,” during which participants will examine some of the specific strategies offenders report using to target, seduce, and exploit children and adults. Part three will be “What Sex Offenders Can Teach Us About Interviewing,” which will examine the relationship between confession rates and sex offender characteristics. Video clips will be used to illustrate some of the specific skills used by police to enable offenders to confess, along with recommendations for specific interview comments/questions from 26 veteran child abuse detectives from 10 law enforcement agencies in Oregon.

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Ask the Expert with Amber McDonald and Courtney Palm: Introduction to Trauma and the Special Needs Population

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
10:00 am11:30 am
Online
Ask the Expert with Amber McDonald and Courtney Palm: Introduction to Trauma and the Special Needs Population

Presented by Amber McDonald, PhD, LCSW, MSW and Courtney Palm, LMFT

The trauma field has always acknowledged heightened rates of abuse within the special needs community — however, despite the frequency of occurrence, this is one of the least served populations. Limited abuse reporting, atypical disclosure styles, and lack of education for providers has contributed to this community remaining left out of services.  



The process of providing more support to these families begins with understanding how the abuse experience differs from what is commonly seen in this field. This webinar will focus on highlighting those differences in the following areas: grooming behavior, conditioning the victim and family, investigation considerations, and treatment approaches.

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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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Child Abduction Intervention and Resource Training

Monday, September 23, 20198:30 amTuesday, September 24, 20194:30 pm
Long Beach, CA
Child Abduction Intervention and Resource Training

This basic training introduces participants to a multidisciplinary approach to assist professionals working within all facets of child abduction. This is an opportunity for county partners to increase their understanding of the roles of each agency and network with partner agencies towards a more coordinated response for missing and abducted children.

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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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