All attendees must commit to attending all five days of the training in full:
- Day 1: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
- Day 2: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
- Day 3: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
- Day 4: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
- Day 5: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
This 90-minute workshop will address the intersection of HIV and Intimate Partner Violence. People experiencing intimate partner violence are particularly vulnerable to HIV acquisition, and often face significant barriers to HIV prevention services as well as HIV treatment after diagnosis; conversely, people living with HIV/AIDS face increased vulnerability to abuse and violence. This workshop will address some of the unique challenges at the intersection of HIV and IPV, and will highlight promising advancements in the treatment and prevention of HIV that will provide opportunities for people experiencing abuse who are living with or vulnerable to HIV.
Howard County Public Library, Miller Branch – Patapsco/Avalon Room
421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Maryland Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program
Offering victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking a substitute address to keep their residential address confidential
Learn more about this unique program offered by Maryland’s Secretary of State and how to include it as an important part of your clients’ safety plan
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence
Economic Empowerment Center
8626 Brooks Drive, Suite 305
Easton, Maryland 21601
If you are a recipient of the VOCA Grant, you may be required to receive this training. Save yourself a trip to Annapolis! Please RSVP by March 26, 2018 to Cathleen at 410-260-3875 or Safe.AtHome@Maryland.Gov.
The Trickle Effect: The Invisible Signs of Domestic Violence and The Negative Impact on Children Roundtable Discussion hosted by the Prince George’s County Family Justice Center and The NEHE Foundation.
Location: The Prince George’s County Family Justice Center 14757 Main Street Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Light Refreshments provided at 6:00pm)
The Glow Up Teen Empowerment Summit hosted by the Prince George’s County Family Justice Center, Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, and An Earthly Embrace.
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Location: Tucker Road Community Center 1771 Tucker Road Fort Washington, MD 20744
Special “For Parents Only” Session on Teen Dating Violence
This training will focus on how professionals working with older and vulnerable adult survivors can enhance their knowledge of elder abuse prevention, response, mandatory reporting obligations, and community resources, including safe shelters.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
April 14, 2018
The Walk is a playful opportunity for men, women and their families to raise awareness in the community about The Bernie House and the serious causes and effects of family violence.
Severna Park Library
45 W. McKinsey Road
Severna Park, MD 21146
The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion that opens people’s eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. The workshop consists of a film, Escalation, followed by a guided discussion led by a trained facilitator. One in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will be in an abusive relationship at some point in their lives, so it’s important to be aware of the warning signs and intervene when you suspect a friend is abusive or being abused.
2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign is “Embrace Your Voice”!
We all have a unique role to play in prevention and changing the culture. When we reflect on and change how we think and talk about the issue of sexual violence and consent, we can create a culture of respect, equality, and safety. All of our voices have power. It’s time for everyone to find that voice and embrace it. (nsvrc.org) Sexual violence does not discriminate, it affects women and men of any age, race, religion, ethnicity and social status. It can leave a lifelong impact not only on the victim, but their family and the community as well.
Please join us in listening to one woman’s account of sexual assault and with the help of a dedicated chief investigator and advances in DNA testing, identify her attacker. Author, Jennifer Wheatley- Wolf “One Voice Raised- A Triumph over Rape” with Chief Investigator, David H. Cordle Sr.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) – “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims”
Every year in April, Office for Victims of Crime helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW, which will be observed in 2018 from April 8–14. The Calvert County States Attorney’s office will present art displays at the District Court House created by local high school students.
This year’s theme emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services. This year’s theme addresses– how the crime victims field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support; and how professionals, organizations, and communities can work in tandem to reach all victims (ovc.ncjrs.gov)
These dual awareness issues will be highlighted during the event.
A very special thank you to our Co-Sponsors: LifeStyles, Inc. of Maryland
This training is designed to educate DV service providers on the federal fair housing protections, 2013 VAWA implementation in housing, and current fair housing trends and how they can be used to promote DV survivors’ access to housing. The presentation covers what constitutes housing discrimination and the federally and local protected classes as well as recent HUD guidance. It also provides an outline of the housing protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking outlined in the 2013 reauthorization of VAWA. Finally, the training will include a discussion of how service providers can best advocate for survivors who are experiencing housing discrimination.
Amplifying Survivor Voices
Connecting Our Work
Uplifting the Movement:
MNADV’s Statewide Domestic Violence Conference
Friday, May 18, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
DoubleTree at Hilton Annapolis
8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am—9:10 am Welcome remarks
9:10 am—10:00 am Opening Plenary
10:00 am—10:20 pm Break
10:20 am—11:35 am Workshop Session I
11:35 am—12:35 pm Lunch
12:35 pm—1:50 pm Workshop Session II
1:50 pm—2:10 pm Break
2:10 pm—3:35 pm Workshop Session III
3:35 pm—4:00 pm Evaluations and Certificates