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Survivors and Housing Stability: Do DV Programs Have a Role To Play?

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  • February 27, 2015 at 11:15 am

If you think that domestic violence programs have a role to play in supporting survivors with their housing needs, then this workshop is for you!  You will learn about mobile advocacy and a variety of permanent housing approaches that help survivors with both safety and stability.   We will explore the organizational culture and community resources […]

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Closing the Gap: Collaborative Service Provision to Deaf Survivors in Rural Colorado

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:48 pm

We’ll highlight successful collaborations with rural agencies in providing desperately needed services to an unique group of survivors. As advocates, we’re all aware of the service gaps that exist in the farthest reaches of Colorado. However, we often forget that those gaps widen and deepen when it comes to people with sometimes limited access to […]

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Advocating for Immigrant Victims of Crime

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:45 pm

The protections outlined in the Violence Against Women’s Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act were created to remove obstacles immigrants face in leaving abusers and to strengthen the ability of law enforcement to investigate criminal activity while providing immigration status options for undocumented survivors. This training will provide you with the tools you need […]

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Strangulation

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:43 pm

This training will provide an overview of identifying a strangulation case. The mechanics of strangulation will be discussed, as well as subjective and objective symptoms of strangulation. The presentation will further discuss how a law enforcement officer, advocate, case worker, therapist, investigator, paralegal, county attorney, or prosecuting attorney should respond to a strangulation case. A […]

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An Introduction to Working with Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Families and Victims

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:42 pm

This session will provide an in-depth look at the impact of historical trauma on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. We will also discuss the unique needs and challenges of urban AI/AN individuals and explore the Denver Indian Family Resource Center’s service delivery model that has proven successful in preserving and reunifying AI/AN families […]

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What Do We Need to Know about Survivors with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to Best Serve Them?

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:40 pm

The incidence and prevalence of perpetration of crimes against people with I/DD is staggering: nearly 83% of women with developmental disabilities will be sexually assaulted, more than half of them 10 or more times. This training offers tips for identifying and communicating with survivors with I/DD as well as information about the government-funded system designed […]

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Implementing You Have Options in Brighton

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:32 pm

Brighton Police Department is implementing a unique reporting system for victims of sexual assault called the You Have Options Program. This system is now available nationwide and was developed by the City of Ashland Police Department. This reporting system allows victims a three tier approach: anonymous, meeting with a Detective without giving identifying information and […]

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Working Together for Victims: Building Effective Partnerships between Community and System-Based Victim Advocates

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:29 pm

When working in rural communities, creating strong multi-disciplinary partnerships is essential to ensuring victims’ access to resources. By understanding the different roles system and community-based advocates each play and respecting each other’s limitations, strong partnerships between the two often times adversarial parties can be constructed. This workshop will explore how community and system-based advocates can […]

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Victim Advocacy on College Campuses: Why it’s Different

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:27 pm

College campuses encounter a unique legal and policy environment that impacts how victim advocates can function, and how victim advocates can interact with other professionals on campus. We will discuss the campus-specific laws and policies, mandatory reporting on campuses, and the importance of confidential advocacy. This presentation will provide context for campus professionals, and will […]

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Raped and pregnant, what victim advocates need to know about the law

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  • February 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm

In the past two years, Colorado law has changed to give sexual assault victims who become pregnant new legal options to protect them and their children. These victims face unique challenges navigating both criminal and civil laws.   This presentation will discuss key legislative changes as well as examine various ways to help ensure the victim […]

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