Victims' Advocates

Webinar: Social Emotional Skill Development

Social and emotional development can be defined as a process through which individuals acquire skills to increase self-awareness, improve relationships with others, and achieve their goals. These skills are essential to succeed in family, school, workplaces, and communities and are increasingly recognized as important to one’s success in a variety of life outcomes. The benefits of social and emotional skill development can therefore be leveraged in tribal communities to maximize the protective impact of these skills against negative outcomes, including addiction. Attend this webinar to discuss the importance of social emotional skills (SES) among children, youth and adults and the buffering effect of SES on addiction and trauma. Examine strategies to support SES development. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Summarize how social emotional skill development occurs at various ages 
  • Explain the impact of SES on addiction and trauma 
  • Identify four specific strategies to support SES development

Webinar: Examining the Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use among Tribal Populations

Examine the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and substance use, with an emphasis on research specific to tribal communities and youth. Discuss the confounding effects of social economic factors and ethnicity-based differences in prevalence rates. Review culturally enhanced treatment options for ACEs. Explore specific strategies for caregivers, prevention specialists, treatment providers, criminal justice professionals, and community members.

Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

Webinar: Strategies to Reduce Underage Substance Abuse in Tribal Communities

Examine key predictors of underaged substance abuse. Discuss the long-term impact of underaged substance use, prevalence rates among tribal communities, and strategies to reduce or delay underaged substance use in tribal communities.

Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • List key predictors of underaged substance use
  • Explain the critical importance of delaying use
  • Identify skills and strategies specific to tribal communities in reducing underage substance use

Webinar - Understanding the Dynamics and Tactics of Intimate Partner Violence through the Lens of Indigenous Survivors

Advocacy for survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) requires an understanding of the dynamics and tactics of IPV. This understanding is also necessary for advocacy for social change to end domestic violence. This webinar will provide an overview of the root causes of domestic violence in Indigenous communities. It will also explain the dynamics and tactics of IPV from a survivor’s perspective.

Webinar – “Police Report Writing in Tribal Domestic and Sexual Assault Cases”

Join TA2TA on September 21, 2020 for their free law enforcement training on “Police Report Writing in Tribal Domestic and Sexual Violence Cases.” Dr. James D. Diamond, Dean of Academic Affairs at the National Tribal Trial College, will provide practical tips on documenting witness and suspect statements, overcoming hearsay, and diagramming the crime scene to increase successful prosecution and conviction rates. This one-hour course is sponsored by the U.S.

Webinar: Intro to Neurobiology of Addiction

Given the high rates of addiction and co-occurring disorders in a criminal justice population, familiarity with the latest research on addiction is essential to attend to the needs of clients we serve. A very high percentage of domestic violence and higher risk offenders struggle with addition in addition to other criminogenic needs. This webinar will focus on the latest research on addiction and the brain. We will cover strategies and skills to support someone through the recovery process.

Webinar: Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Alliance Development - A Successful Tribal Model

Attend this webinar for a discussion on Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Nation's journey to implement a successful Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Alliance including the steps they took, key community stakeholders they involved to achieve success, and how they have been able to sustain their Alliance.

Webinar: “Secondary Trauma & Traumatic Stress: Behavioral Signs and Symptoms and How to Mitigate”

This webinar series will address secondary trauma and traumatic stress in order to help law enforcement, prosecutors, and other investigative personnel identify, reduce, and address the traumatic impact of their work in combating child sexual exploitation. 

The webinar series will detail how and why stress and trauma manifest, what signs and symptoms we should be looking out for as well as how to mitigate the effects by using everyday tools, techniques, and coping strategies. This webinar will focus on behavioral factors that can compound the response to trauma.

Webinar: “Connecting People Who Have Serious Mental Illness to Care: Trends and Strategies”

The Stepping Up initiative encourages counties to track data along Four Key Measures, including connecting people who have serious mental illness (SMI) to treatment and other services after discharge from jail. Communities across the country are looking for information on how to best facilitate connection to care for individuals with SMI. With the current expansion of telehealth, there is a need to discuss best approaches, other ways to connect to care, and to share tips and strategies from counties.

2020 NDAA Virtual Summer Summit – The Challenge of Change: Prosecutors Leading the Way

This session is part of the “2020 Summer Summit Virtual Learning Series.” This series highlights six of the topics from the original agenda regarding professional development and victim advocacy needed to address the “Challenge of Change.”

This session will highlight procedural justice and trust-building for prosecutors.

Speakers:

Emily LaGratta, Principal, LaGratta Consulting,

John Belton, District Attorney, Lincoln and Union Parishes (LA),

Kirsten Pabst, District Attorney, Missoula County (MT),

Dave Sunday, District Attorney, York County (PA).

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