Victims' Advocates

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.

Two-Day Suicide Prevention Training for Crime Victim Advocates (May 2019)

The Education Development Center is offering a series of suicide prevention train-the-trainer courses designed specifically for crime victim advocates who are not clinical mental health professionals. With funding support from the Office for Victims of Crime, the Center developed the HOPE curriculum (Notice Hints, Ask Openly About Suicide, Validate Pain, and Explore Reasons to Live).

Expanding Outreach to Victims of Identity Theft and Cybercrime

The National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network seeks to expand and improve the outreach and capacity of victim service programs to better address the rights and needs of victims of identity theft and cybercrime nationwide. The national network enhances the capacity to provide assistance to victims and encourages expansion of existing victim service programs and coalitions. This session will provide guidance on improving and expanding service to identity theft victims.

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Webinar Series: Moms Do Care

The Bureau of Justice Assistance, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program team, invites you to this no cost webinar on February 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will highlight the Massachusetts Moms Do Care Project (MDCP), which provides an innovative and multipronged approach to supporting pregnant and parenting women who abuse opioids. 

Core components of the program include:    

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.

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