Note about events amid COVID-19: NCEDSV is staying up-to-date on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and plans to follow public health guidelines for our Regional Trainings in May and our Annual Conference in September. We intend to continue planning these events in-person, hoping that the public health threat will resolve, but we will offer them as virtual events if needed. We will continue posting updates to keep those planning on attending informed. Registration for the Regional Trainings, whether in person or taking place virtually, is still required for the event. NCEDSV provides training and technical assistance (meaning direct, problem-solving services), to Nevada’s domestic violence and sexual violence service programs and providers. These services are tailored to the needs of each individual program, organization, or person requesting help. Members can call or email NCEDSV to receive support in a variety of areas, from best practices to nonprofit management and governance. If you or your organization would benefit from training or technical assistance, please contact us.
Training & Events Calendar:
The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV) is partnering with Aequitas, a national technical assistance provider for prosecuting attorneys, and the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women to present a two-day, hands-on training for potential expert witnesses and prosecuting attorneys for domestic violence and sexual assault cases.
This training will pair prosecuting attorneys with experts in victim services including clinical mental health professionals, victim advocates, social workers, and academic researchers.
The training will explain Victim Behaviors in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault cases. Specifically, how to:
- recognize victim behaviors that may require explanation at trial
- manage jury or judicial biases or pre-conceived notions of expected and stereotyped victim behavior.
- educate juries and judges about victim behaviors and myths.
- Strategies for Testifying
- Testimony Preparation
- Making expert testimony accessible for judges and juries.
- Attorneys and experts will work in pairs to prepare for direct, cross examination, and redirect testimony.
This training is for direct service professionals and university-level researchers with a minimum of five (5) years’ direct service or research experience. Additionally, it is highly recommended that individuals who are interested in becoming expert witnesses complete NCEDSV’s online Expert Witness program consisting of 10 online webinars and assessments prior to the training.
When: February 10-11, 2020
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: Free Limited travel scholarships are available for individuals outside of Clark County.
NCEDSV will be applying for CEUs and CLEs for this training.
For more information regarding the February training, scholarships or the on-line Expert Witness program, please contact Lisa Lynn Chapman, Technical Assistance Coordinator, at email@example.com. Potential experts may click here to register. Prosecuting attorneys may click here to register.
This project was supported under 2018-WF-AX-004 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program and the Office on Violence against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in the publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state of the U.S. Department of Justice, OVW.
Basics of Advocacy Training
Saturday, March 7
Registration begins at 8:30am.
Lander County Courthouse, Community Room
50 State Route 305 – Battle Mountain, NV 89820
LEARN THE BASICS OF ADVOCACY
FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
During this 7-hour training you will learn:
• The Dynamics of Domestic Violence
• Confidentiality and Ethics Requirements for Advocates
• Trauma-Informed Advocacy Basics
• Safety Planning
• Providing Legal Advocacy
• About Working with Survivors with Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Issues
Lunch will be provided.
For more information, please contact Lisa Lynn Chapman, NCEDSV Technical Assistance Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-828-1115 ext. 40.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:30AM-1:00PM. This is a special webinar offered statewide for parents of young adults with developmental disabilities titled, “Helping Parents Recognize & Respond to Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault Against Young People with Developmental Disabilities.” The webinar will be recorded.
Registration, below, required before the webinar:
Tune in to the livestream event HERE!
NCEDSV and NSVRC present the 2020 Visionary Voice Award honoring Cristina Hernandez.
This event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).
This award recognizes individuals who have shown efforts to help put an end to sexual violence around the country. NCEDSV and NSVRC both aim to promote awareness by connecting the public with information they need to educate their communities.
** THIS WALK IS NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT VIA ZOOM** Register here: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6553
The 2020 Out of Darkness walk will be hosted by the Nevada Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on April 4, 2020 at 10am.
DAY OF ACTION
April 7, 2020
NSVRC is asking everyone to wear teal, the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention, on the SAAM Day of Action. Wearing teal as a ribbon, shirt or accessory will serve as a conversation starter for important issues about consent, respect and supporting survivors. Share a selfie using the hashtags #SAAM, #IAsk and #Teal.
Part 1: Sexual Assault and COVID-19
April 9th from 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Virtual ZOOM event:
Our first presentation is on Thursday April 9th at 11:00 am on Sexual Assault & COVID-19 Pandemic. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will send out the day and time for the presentations weekly.
We look forward to this education series and hope it helps our community’s efforts to end sexual violence in Northern Nevada!
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INTERNATIONAL ANTI-STREET HARASSMENT WEEK
This year is the tenth anniversary of International Anti-Street Harassment Week, and it will be the last. Use the hashtag #StopStreetHarassment and visit stopstreetharassment.org for more details.