Educators

Research for the Real World: Law Enforcement Stress and Trauma

Increased attention has been given to police officer exposure to traumatic events as well as their prolonged involvement in stressful situations, environments, and working conditions. High stress can have precipitous negative effects on an individual’s mental health — including the onset of mental illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and/or anxiety. Moreover, research conducted in other fields of employment have shown that stress and stress-related disorders can cause problems with concentration, memory, and mood, which impacts workplace performance.

Fostering Hope and Healing - Role of Resource Parents in Supporting Family Recovery and Family Reunification in Family Treatment Courts

In this webinar, presenters will explore the important role of resource parents in supporting the family recovery and reunification process. Presenters will share their experiences in engaging resource parents in critical activities, including facilitating quality and frequent family time, co-parenting with the birth parent, and providing a trauma-informed approach. Additional technical assistance resources, including a pre-recorded video presentation, team discussion guide, and “Take Action” guides will also be provided to enhance learning.

Genealogy Research: Successful Convictions of a Serial Rapist

This webinar will focus on four separate incidents that occurred from 2007 to 2012, including three first-degree rapes, a first-degree sex assault, and an attempted first-degree sex assault. These five cases were all committed by the same suspect, and DNA evidence connected four of these five incidents.

Mindfulness in Domestic Violence Work: Working with Victims (Part I)

Although utilizing trauma-informed principles is a beneficial tool when successfully serving clients who are victims of domestic violence and sexual violence, going a step further by being mindful will get you that much further with this population. This webinar will examine why being self-aware of our own judgments, beliefs and attitudes is so important in our work with victims. More importantly, it is this awareness that could have a profound impact on our work within this field – it could be the difference between life or death for the victims we serve.

Self-Care for Justice Professionals

This webinar will begin by discussing the impact that trauma work has on the brain and body and present interventions that a person can do to mitigate these effects. The presentation will also discuss the personality types that are drawn to trauma work and working with other people’s trauma, and the self-care interventions appropriate for them. The webinar will end with guidance on developing a personalized self-care plan.

Webinar - Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents in School

This webinar will focus on the needs of children who have a parent who is incarcerated. The presenters will concentrate on how schools and school personnel can support the child, his/her caregiver, and parent in a positive manner.

Submitting Your Application - Avoid These Common Mistakes

The fourth and final webinar in this series will provide guidance for applicants on how to avoid common application mistakes.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • The importance of using the Application Checklist;
  • How applications are successfully submitted;
  • How subawards can be incorporated into an application; and
  • How to attach documents.

A question-and-answer session will follow at the end.

The Federal Funding Process - What New and Seasoned Applicants Should Consider

The third webinar in this four-part series will explain how the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) grant process works and focus on what applicants should understand when applying for funding. Applying for an OJP grant can be a challenging process, and this webinar will educate participants on the necessary steps a first-time applicant should understand.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:

The First Steps to Applying, Prepare Now

This is the second webinar in a four-part series preparing applicants for Bureau of Justice Assistance funding opportunities. Prior to the release of a solicitation, there are a number of steps that applicants can take. In this webinar, attendees will learn what registrations are necessary to apply, how to navigate Grants.gov, and what resources are available for applicants, such as the Office of Justice Programs’ Funding Resource Center. A question-and-answer session will follow at the end.

Funding Opportunities for Your Community in 2019 - An Overview of What’s Ahead

This webinar is the first in a series of four that will help prospective applicants find funding opportunities that address their needs. In this webinar, attendees will learn about the primary initiatives the Bureau of Justice Assistance plans to fund in fiscal year 2019, eligibility requirements, and estimated funding amounts. A question-and-answer session will follow at the end.

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