Centering the Voices of Our Black LGBTQIA Survivors and Advocates
Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 2-4p.m.
Join Ujima Inc., as we host our June 2022 LGBTQIA+ Awareness Month webinar, to amplify the experiences of Black Queer survivors. This conversation will delve into the impacts of institutional and organizational bias on Black Queer survivors, and will highlight the ways in which survivors should not only be affirmed but centered as well. During this conversation our panelists will provide strategies for allies and advocates in the field to better respond to survivor needs as well as "call in" other allies who are moving toward providing services that are culturally specific and relevant for Black Queer survivors.
Supervision and Feedback for Survivor Serving Organizations, Question and Answers Dialogue
Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 3-4p.m.
Cost: No Cost
Supervisors within domestic and sexual violence organizations provide supportive guidance for staff to lead and manage projects. Effective supervisors need to have the ability to engage in generative feedback that maintains mutual accountability and trust, advances equity, and supports professional growth. Topics include: navigating transition and different supervision styles, “managing up” when you’re a supervisor in the middle, diverse team members, trauma-informed feedback, and situational leadership.
Promoting Behavioral Health and Wellness in LGBTQ+ Communities
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 2-4:15p.m.
Cost: $20 for general registration, $25 for registration with CE credit
LGBTQ+ individuals don't need "friendly" service providers, they need competent service providers! In honor of Pride month this June, Housing First University is partnering with award-winning sex educator, Erica Smith, to offer some of the most fundamental information you need to provide the comprehensive, affirming, and relevant care your LGBTQ+ service recipients deserve. Attendees will learn about current terminology, identity development timelines, and variations in the LGBTQ+ experience from an intersectional perspective. The latter half of the presentation will include more in-depth discussion of the social disparities, political issues, and barriers to care impacting the health and wellness of LGBTQ+ communities. Presenters will also provide guidance for LGBTQ+ sensitive practices, as well as strategies for interrupting homophobia, transphobia, and microaggressions among co-workers and program participants. Interaction and questions are welcomed throughout the presentation.
Trauma-Informed Responses to Domestic Violence in Residential Programs
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 10a.m.-12:30p.m.
Cost: No Cost
Back by providers’ demand, the Office of Domestic Violence Strategies (ODVS) will facilitate a training on how to support survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence in residential programs. There has been an alarming increase in this kind of violence since the start of the pandemic. This training includes useful resources, from definitions and legislation, to intervention methods.
The Intersection of Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and Trauma
Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 1-2:30p.m.
Cost: No Cost
More and more communities are recognizing the correlation between domestic violence, substance use, and trauma. While it has long been recognized that domestic violence can have significant substance use-related effects, the lack of collaboration between systems often leave survivors and their families without ways to address both safety and recovery needs.
This webinar will explore the way domestic violence and trauma can escalate substance use and dependency for survivors, and the impact of substance use on survivor safety and autonomy.
Self-Reflection and Racial Justice in Your Work with People Who Cause Harm Through Intimate Partner Violence
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 2-4p.m.
Cost: No Cost
Enabling a healing, growth, and accountability process for others is only possible as an extension of our own exploration of those factors in our own lives. Everyone is impacted by systems of oppression – white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, settler colonialism, ableism, classism – as well as their own personal experiences of trauma. And everyone can cause harm.
Understanding Racial Disparities in Homelessness
Thursday, July 7, 2022 | 3-4:30p.m.
Cost: $15 for general registration, $20 for registration with CE credit
In recent years, the United States has begun to place greater emphasis on racial equity as a key component to ending homelessness. For decades, racial and ethnic minorities, especially Black and Indigenous persons, have experienced homelessness at much higher rates than their white counterparts. This disproportionate burden has a long history rooted in racialized policies that continue to affect people experiencing homelessness today. In this training we will explore this history while examining the structural and individual factors driving the racialization of homelessness. Presenters will identify ways that our current service delivery system reinforces racial disparities, placing an emphasis on the need to move toward equity, rather than equality, in the homeless services system.
Integrating Neuroscience with Trauma-Informed Practices
Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 10-11:30a.m.
Cost: No Cost
This interactive 90-minute workshop is not your typical trauma training. This workshop places a unique emphasis on the brain science that drives the understanding of trauma and behavior. Participants will learn advanced concepts of the effects of trauma on the architecture of the brain and body. Participants will apply those concepts to the impact of secondary traumatic stress. Finally, attendees will identify organizational strategies to prevent re-traumatization of clients and staff. This workshop explores the interaction of trauma on the victim services system.
Safety Net’s 10th Annual Virtual Tech Summit
Tuesday, July 19 - Thursday July 21, 2022 | Virtual
The annual Tech Summit brings together critical and timely information to increase the knowledge and skills of those working with survivors to enhance our work responding to technology abuse, supporting survivors in their use of tech, and harnessing tech to improve services. Content will focus on an array of relevant and emerging issues at the intersection of technology, privacy, confidentiality, and innovation, as it relates to safety and abuse. Our Virtual Technology Summit will include 8 webinars over the course of 3 days; all presented over the Zoom platform. Each session will include Spanish interpretation, American Sign Language and closed captioning.
Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference 2022
Thursday, July 21 - Saturday, July 23, 2022 | Virtual
Join thousands of transgender, non-binary, gender-variant people and their allies when they come together in the name of trans wellness in all senses of the word at the largest free conference in the world.