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2015 Workshops

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    • exhibitor - Coordinated Community Response Teams
      Coordinated Community Response Teams This workshop will explore challenges and successes of CCR's by looking at teams that are newly formed as well as teams that have been established for many years. Presenters will discuss their inter-agency efforts in their local communities to create more effective interventions that enhance safety for victims, accountability for offenders and change the climate of tolerance toward violence in their communities.

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    • exhibitor - Victim, Parent, Protector:  Domestic Violence Victims and the Three Worlds of Civil Legal Services
      Victim, Parent, Protector: Domestic Violence Victims and the Three Worlds of Civil Legal Services Domestic violence victims may enter the civil legal system through protection order court, domestic relations court or juvenile court. Each “world” makes different demands of victims. Protection order court requires proof of danger, domestic relations court sees two parents who should cooperate to raise their children, and juvenile court holds her responsible for her child’s safety. How can survivors navigate these systems when what works in one world may work against them in another?   Workshop Slides and Handouts

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    • exhibitor - Offenders and the Criminal Justice System
      Offenders and the Criminal Justice System Providing understanding of the policies, laws, procedures, and governing boards that oversee sex offenders. This workshop will delve into the workings of the Sex Offender Management Board, the conviction and treatment process, the behaviors and characteristics of both juvenile and adult offenders, and the crossover with domestic violence and policies that govern those working with these populations. Understanding the work that is being done to ensure public safety and justice for victims is an ongoing process that will be explored throughout this workshop. Workshop Slides and Handou

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    • exhibitor - Together We Can: Understanding and Preventing Sexual Violence
      Together We Can: Understanding and Preventing Sexual Violence Together We Can uses humor, audience interaction, popular culture analysis, and performance to take a critical look at the ways in which our culture facilitates sexual violence. Participants will explore ideas about healthy sex, obtaining consent, and the role popular culture plays in promoting unhealthy ideas about sex and consent. Participants will also address victim blaming, survivor dynamics, and responsibility fo

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    • exhibitor - Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Education in Colorado Schools
      Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Education in Colorado Schools This workshop will outline Colorado’s Sexual Health Curriculum Standards for middle schools and high schools and how our prevention work intersects with these standards. This workshop will also dive into best practices with regard to educating students about TDV, and how our presentations to students can be considered a social-emotional learning experience (a topic that is gaining ground in today’s educational world). Workshop Slides and Handouts Handouts &n

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    • exhibitor - Healing Trauma
      Healing Trauma I will share the trauma-informed curriculum for supporting women who have experienced abuse. Perhaps you attended Dr. Stephanie Covington's trainings at last year' conference but haven't quite gotten around to implementing her Healing Trauma curriculum, or maybe Healing Trauma is new to you and you want to know more about it. Hear from a fellow advocate about Healing Trauma's usefulness. This is where theory hits practice - come learn tips for your own group or individual work!   Workshop Slides and Handouts

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    • exhibitor - How Paws Can Help the Invesitgation and Prosecution of Crime
      How Paws Can Help the Invesitgation and Prosecution of Crime How implementation of a trauma informed approach to the investigation and prosecution of crime by including highly trained dogs in the process can make better cases. Using dogs in the legal system creates a more compassionate environment for communication that enables staff in the legal system to accomplish their work in a more positive, efficient and constructive manner.

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    • exhibitor - What's EQ Got to Do With It? Using Emotional Intelligence to Serve Victims
      What’s EQ Got to Do With It? Using Emotional Intelligence to Serve Victims Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a term that has become quite popular in the last few years but do we really know what it means or how to use it?     In this session we will learn why is EQ important and what it has to do with victim advocacy. We will look at the impact of using EQ both personally and professionally, and discuss how it can profoundly affect your work in serving victims.

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    • exhibitor - When Your Patience is Wearing Thin: Maintaining a Focus on Healing
      When Your Patience is Wearing Thin: Maintaining a Focus on Healing This workshop will discuss the common challenges survivors face in the process of healing. We discuss challenges that clinicians are faced with on an ongoing basis with resistant/ resilient clients and discuss the role of patience in the client's healing process. We will be discussing the healing process within the 5 domains of the Self and how collaboration, patience and consistency can promote inner healing, restoration and rehabilitation.

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    • exhibitor - New protections for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence
      New protections for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence As a result of multi-year advocacy from LGBTQ communities, recent laws and policies now grant unprecedented rights and protections to LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. It’s important for all of us to know what rights survivors have to safety and support. This workshop will cover the basics of these new protections, and what domestic violence and sexual assault programs can do to align with best practices.

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    • exhibitor - Raped and pregnant, what victim advocates need to know about the law
      Raped and pregnant, what victim advocates need to know about the law 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 is able to understand their rights, participate in the legal system and protect themselves and their child.

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    • exhibitor - Victim Advocacy on College Campuses: Why it’s Different
      Victim Advocacy on College Campuses: Why it’s Different 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 train non-campus advocates who may coordinate with campuses. Workshop Slides and Handouts

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    • exhibitor - Working Together for Victims: Building Effective Partnerships between Community and System-Based Victim Advocates
      Working Together for Victims: Building Effective Partnerships between Community and System-Based Victim Advocates 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 overcome their differences and truly work collaboratively to best help child and adult victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Co-Presenters will provide real examples of w

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    • exhibitor - Coaching Boys Into Men: Train the trainer
      Coaching Boys Into Men: Train the trainer This workshop provides information on Coaching Boys Into Men, an evidence based program that involves a 15 minutes conversation between high school athletic coaches and their team of athletes. Proven to increase bystander intervention in addition to gaining a better understanding of what it means to respect women and girls. Learn how to create athletic department buy-in and get a detailed understanding of how to train the coaches in your community to implement the program.   Workshop Slides and Handouts

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    • exhibitor - Implementing You Have Options in Brighton
      Implementing You Have Options in Brighton 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 a traditional law enforcement report. Brighton PD is the first agency in the nation to agree to comply with APD's rigorous requirements to implement the program. More information can be found at http://www.reportingoptions.or

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    • exhibitor - What Do We Need to Know about Survivors with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to Best Serve Them?
      What Do We Need to Know about Survivors with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to Best Serve Them? 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 to support them throughout their lives. Workshop Slides and Handouts

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    • exhibitor - An Introduction to Working with Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Families and Victims
      An Introduction to Working with Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Families and Victims 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 that are at risk of or currently involved with the child welfare system. Attendees can expect to have a better understanding as to how to work with the urban AI/AN community.   Workshop Slides and Handouts

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    • exhibitor - Strangulation
      Strangulation 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 group workshop on this topic is appropriate.   Workshop Slides and Handouts

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    • exhibitor - Advocating for Immigrant Victims of Crime
      Advocating for Immigrant Victims of Crime 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 to inform undocumented victims about these immigration relief options including VAWA Self Petitions and U and T Visas.   Workshop Slides and Handouts

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    • exhibitor - Community Based Violence Prevention 'Connecting the Dots' to Address Multiple Types of Violence
      Community Based Violence Prevention ‘Connecting the Dots’ to Address Multiple Types of Violence Violence is complex. Understanding the multiple and overlapping causes of violence is an important part of prevention.   Traditionally, prevention efforts target a specific area of violence. By addressing causes of violence, violence in all its forms can be prevented. This presentation will explore the lessons learned of a community based violence prevention initiative, the role of public health in prevention, and how “connecting the dots” of risk and protective factors can help prevent violence.

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    • exhibitor - Closing the Gap: Collaborative Service Provision to Deaf Survivors in Rural Colorado
      Closing the Gap: Collaborative Service Provision to Deaf Survivors in Rural Colorado 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 communication: Deaf and hard of hearing survivors. How do we ensure provision of positive, comprehensive services for this marginalized community?

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    • exhibitor - Refugees: Effective Advocacy in Diverse Communities
      Refugees: Effective Advocacy in Diverse Communities Refugees come to the US fleeing the threat of persecution from their home country.   Very often these same community members are lost in their new home due to language barriers, cognitive functioning due to post traumatic stress, racism, literacy, education, and different cultural norms. Incidents of extreme violence including torture, multiple incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse are common while these individuals fail to take advantage of or even avoid services due to culturally inappropriate services, a lack of understanding or shame.    In this training you will lear

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    • exhibitor - It’s Not Them, it’s You: Take the Relationship With Your Audience from Good to Great
      It’s Not Them, it’s You: Take the Relationship With Your Audience from Good to Great This presentation will introduce educators to innovative concepts in curriculum development, analysis, training and presentation for challenging subject matter and audiences.   This program enables participants to identify strengths and weaknesses in presentation content and delivery emphasizing an understanding of the audience’s resistance to the subject and methods of creating positive rapport with specific audiences

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    • exhibitor - The 10 Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
      The 10 Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards As the governing body of a nonprofit, the board of directors fulfills a variety of roles and responsibilities. But, how many members of your board can actually describe their governance responsibilities? To function effectively, the board should have a clear understanding not only of their governance roles and responsibilities but also how to practically and correctly apply them within a leadership framework. If you ar

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    • exhibitor - Prosecuting Domestic Violence Sexual Assaults: How Collaboration Between Prosecution, Victim Advocates, Community Agencies and Law Enforcement Will Ensure Best Results For Victims
      Prosecuting Domestic Violence Sexual Assaults: How Collaboration Between Prosecution, Victim Advocates, Community Agencies and Law Enforcement Will Ensure Best Results For Victims Prosecuting domestic violence sexual assaults can be particularly difficult. Not only are there the common myths about how a survivor should act in the wake of sexual assault, the misconceptions are compounded when the assault occurs in the context of an intimate relationship. Complex family dynamics and prior DV abuse often add to the complexity of prosecuting these cases. This workshop will focus on the importance of a multi-agency collaborative model in order to ensure the best results for survivors of DV sexual assaults – from the initial outcry all the way through prosecution. Workshop

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    • exhibitor - Financial FUNdamentals
      Financial FUNdamentals Most Directors are in their positions because they are passionate about the work of the organization, not because they are excited by budgets and bookkeeping.  However, good financial management can make or break an organization.  This workshop will provide information about key practices for financial stewardship by management and boards of directors.  Participants will also have the opportunity share their experience

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    • exhibitor - Preparing for Meaningful & Relevant Work in Cultural Communities
      Preparing for Meaningful & Relevant Work in Cultural Communities Join us as we look at the unifying aspects of Latino cultures, and take a moment to see our work through Latina eyes. We will have a frank and heart/eye opening discussion about what we are doing well, and the areas of improvement when it comes to cultural engagement and bi-lingual/bi-cultural advocacy. We will identify some basic differences and necessities in doing meaningful and relevant work with Latin@ survivors.

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    • exhibitor - Survivors and Housing Stability: Do DV Programs Have a Role To Play?
      Survivors and Housing Stability: Do DV Programs Have a Role To Play? 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 needed for successful programs.  And you will have a chance to ask all

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    • exhibitor - Creating Change: Marketing Your Message
      Creating Change: Marketing Your Message While it is tempting to use a one-size-fits-all approach, sexual and domestic violence require developing approaches and using strategies that will create changes based on the actual situation and circumstance in the community. In this participatory workshop, we will explore strategies to create change in your community.  Participants will use examples from their own community by understanding who their audience is and

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