We collaborate with your local domestic violence program to provide training on domestic violence, including teen dating violence, engaging men in the movement to end violence against women, elder abuse, domestic violence and the disabled, domestic violence statistics, and more. To get a speaker for your event, complete the Trainer/Speaker Request Form and submit it. Speaker requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, pending speaker’s availability with preference given to events that occur during office hours. Please provide a request at least 2 weeks notice before the scheduled event. We will try to accommodate requests, but cannot guarantee a speaker. We will contact you with a confirmation.
Basic Limited English Proficiency
Basic LEP is offered to assist program’s compliance of state and federal mandate to offer meaningful service to individuals whose first language is not English, including persons who may be deaf or hard of hearing. Provision of Services to Limited English Proficiency Individuals. To ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S. C. § 2000d, and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, recipients of federal financial assistance must take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to their programs and activities for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP). Meaningful access may entail providing language assistance services, including interpretation and translation services, where necessary.
Limited English Proficiency and Culture
LEP and Culture trainings and workshops explore meaningful access beyond simple translating or interpreting. It is designed to encourage advocates to recognize, understand, and respect culture and its relevance and influence on us as service providers, and those we serve.
FORECAST Foundations for OutReach through Experiential Child Advocacy Studies Training
Mississippi is one of several states selected to participate in Project FORECAST. FORECAST is run through the University of Missouri St. Louis and is funded by a grant through SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrator). The copyright of the FORECAST materials is owned by The Curators of the University of Missouri, with some aspects being jointly owned with the University of Illinois-Springfield. The University of Missouri St Louis assures the fidelity of the training by certifying facilitators to present the modules and simulations. Our certified Coalition FORECAST facilitators have been approved by the University of Missouri St. Louis to conduct trainings and/or to present the materials. FORECAST Just the Facts focuses on training advocates and community partners to use Problem-Based Learning Solutions (PBL-S) to develop Trauma-Informed Experiential Reasoning Skills (TIERS) in a workforce capable and competent at responding to trauma in a manner that promotes resiliency and reduces further trauma. The FORECAST unique group learning experience promotes the best opportunity for adoption, implementation and sustained use of PBL-S with each service provider and community partner.
Domestic Violence 101 defines what domestic violence is and is not, identifies types of abuse, the cycle of abuse, understanding why victims stay, barriers to accessing and offers the characteristics of healthy relationships. This workshop also offers tips on supporting a friend or family member who is in an abusive relationship, and provides access to resources for victims of domestic violence and their families.
Teen Dating Violence: Is This What Love Feels Like?
Is This What Love Feels Like transforms DV101 into a presentation that is relevant to teens. It takes a look at the role that the media, social media, and music play in defining relationships. Interactive activities and discussions provide tools for identifying healthy and unhealthy relationships, helping to establish guidelines for what participants to consider what matters to them and what they will not accept in their dating relationships. The session also focuses on the importance of self-awareness and self-care, offering tips on safely ending an unhealthy relationship and how to support someone who is in an abusive relationship.
Domestic Violence and the Faith Community: Abuse in the Pews
The institution to which many turn in times of crisis and in need of support is often oblivious to the gravity of interpersonal violence. This training, offered to faith leaders, laity, and congregants, offers an in-depth look at the pervasiveness of abuse in the faith community. It provides tools for working alongside victims who disclose, resources to empower the church’s reactive and proactive engagement, and offers a train-the-trainer component in follow-up workshops.
To get a speaker for your event, complete the Trainer/Speaker Request Form and submit it.